John and Linda Gilden

John Gilden spent over thirty years in the printing business, helping people make their printed materials the best they could be. Now retired, well actually just starting his second career as a gentleman farmer, he continues to spend time around printed materials by helping Linda with her writing business. He also enjoys volunteering with the Media Team and Trail Life USA at his church. John is excited to be able to encourage writers at FCWC by serving them in the bookstore. A South Carolina native, he loves the southern weather, especially when it cooperates during planting season. 

John will serve in the Bookstore at FCWC 2023.



Linda Gilden is an experienced writer, speaker, editor, and writing coach. Author of the Love Notes series, Mommy Pick-Me-Ups, Mama Was the Queen of Christmas, PERSONALity Perspectives, Called to Write, and ghostwritten books. As a freelance editor and writing coach, she encourages others to make their writing the best it can be. As a member of the CLASS Seminar training staff, Linda enjoys helping others polish their speaking and writing skills on their journeys to clear, concise communication.

Linda will serve as Bookstore Manager for FCWC 2023.