Ginger Truitt, Michelle Freed and Amanda Beam, 2015 conference chairs
Indianapolis, summer 2015
Co-chair Ginger Truitt’s award-winning column has appeared weekly in Midwest newspapers since 2001. She has also been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul, Bedpan Banter (an anthology of medical humor), church newsletters, her high school newspaper and, most notably, the Barry Manilow fan club magazine.
Co-chair Michelle Freed‘s freelance career has focused on human interest writing, public relations and corporate communications for non-profit organizations. Her work also has appeared in employee publications for Hallmark, The Kansas City Star as well as trade magazines, corporate newsletters, marketing materials and websites.
Co-chair Amanda Beam is a columnist for the News and Tribune, Jeffersonville, Indiana, and blogs at Hoosier Mandy.