AFHE Convention - Writing to Publish Seminar - Carol Barnier

Got a book in you? Ever read an article and thought, “I could have written that.” If you’ve ever thought you’d like to be published, but just weren’t sure where to start, then this is a workshop you won’t want to miss. Carol Barnier, well-known in the homeschooling community, author of four books, dozens of articles, and a regular guest on Focus on the Family’s Weekend Magazine is hosting a Writing to Publish seminar the day before the AFHE Convention.

This seminar is open to the public and is geared for adults and teens age 13 and older.

Thursday, July 10, 2014
2:30 - 5:30 PM

Phoenix Convention Center
South Building, Room 164-166
33 South Third Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004


$50 per person at the door

  • Publishing lingo that you need to know.
  • What editors never want to hear.
  • What is "Platform," why it's so important, and how do you get it?
  • You've got a great book idea. Now what?
  • How do you get your first break when everybody wants experience first?
  • What does it mean to "find your voice"?


    Parking is plentiful near the Phoenix Convention Center. Parking will cost approximately $10-$15 per day. The Jefferson Street Garage is located just across the street on the south side of the Phoenix Convention Center South Building.

    Visit for an interactive map with parking, restaurants, and road construction updates.


    We love children and want to include them whenever possible. This pre-convention three-hour seminar is geared for adults and teen writers, however, and takes place during exhibitor set-up for the AFHE Home Education Convention. There is no place available for children to play or hang out on-site during the Writing to Publish seminar. For your children's safety and to allow you and the other participants to be able to get the most out of the seminar, we ask that you make childcare arrangements for your children. Only those who have purchased a ticket will be permitted in the workshop room. Nursing infants are welcome, but we ask that if they become noisy that you step out of the room until they are quieted so as not to be a distraction to other attendees.


    NOTE: Admission to the Writing to Publish seminar does not include admission to the AFHE Convention July 11-12. To hear more great encouragement and helpful ideas from Carol Barnier, we encourage you to register for the AFHE Convention as well. Carol will be teaching eight workshops during the AFHE Convention. To learn more, visit the SPEAKERS page and the CONVENTION DETAILS page.


    AFHE Convention Speaker - Carol Barnier

    Carol Barnier, homeschooler for 19 years, is a fun and popular conference speaker unlike any other. She strives to have the wit of Erma Bombeck crossed with the depth of C.S. Lewis, but admits that most days she only achieves a solid Lucy Ricardo with a bit of Bob the Tomato. She’s the author of four books, mother to three children, and wife to one husband. She’s also a frequent guest commentator on Focus on the Family's Weekend Magazine broadcast, where she's spoken on a variety of humorous topics. While her humor will have you leaning sideways, her faith is solid stuff. Whether speaking about her first born son’s 13 surgeries, her homeschooling challenges, her family’s many ADHD challenges, or her own walk from being a God-denying atheist to the most grateful recipient of God’s amazing grace, this woman speaks from the heart. She knows why she knows what she knows.



    NOTE: Admission to the Writing to Publish Seminar is non-refundable. For those who registered in advance, if you are unable to make it, you will have the option of giving/selling your pass to a friend. A $5 transfer fee will be charged. Please email with the first and last name of the person attending in your place so that a new badge can be printed. The person taking your place must present your original name badge and the $5 transfer fee to AFHE staff when checking in Thursday, July 10, at the seminar. The new badge will be available for pick up at check-in.