At ACFW/Incredible backstory behind”They Almost Always Come Home”
Have you dreamed of becoming a writer? The ACFW conference is a writer’s nirvana for getting energized! Your hopes and dreams to be published, to meet your favorite author can be realized; whether you bump into
Cynthia Ruchti, ACFW’s president, at the front desk, or browse through the enormous bookstore and happen to notice Cara Putman admiring Colleen Coble’s newest book, The Lightkeeper’s Bride, #2 in the Mercy Falls series, everyone is more than willing to stop and say “hello!” Even with 2,200 people and growing, no matter where you go, alone or with a friend, here at the ACFW conference, you feel as if you’re at a large (very large!) family reunion with friends/sisters (and even some brothers) in Christ.
Cynthia Ruchti shared the incredible backstory, the inspiration behind her debut novel, “They Almost Always Come Home,” which has garnered 14 five star***** reviews. Her husband and 21 year old son chose to vacation for a week in the wilderness. Isolated on an island where they’d kayaked, her husband became seriously ill. Her son had no way to get help except to lay out a yellow tarp on the beach and write SOS in charcoal from the fire onto the tarp, and pray! Five days later, someone spotted the tarp, flying overhead and called for help, but they had to wait until the winds died down enough to land the plane. Finally, a two hour window opened up and they were able to land the plane and rescue Cynthia’s husband and son. The doctor’s told Cynthia, that if her husband had been left for even one more hour, he would have died; amazing!