Authors

Hallee Bridgeman

HALLEE BRIDGEMAN is a best-selling Christian author who writes action-packed romantic suspense focusing on true to life characters facing real world problems. Her work has been described as everything from refreshing to heart-stopping exciting. An Army brat turned Floridian, Hallee finally settled in central Kentucky with her family so she could enjoy the beautiful changing seasons. She enjoys the roller- coaster ride thrills that life with a National Guard husband, a teenage daughter, and two elementary age sons delivers.When not penning novels, she blogs about all things cooking and homemaking at Hallee the Homemaker™. Her passion for cooking spurred her to launch a whole food, real food "Parody" cookbook series. In addition to nutritious, Biblically grounded recipes, readers will find that each cookbook also confronts some controversial aspect of secular pop culture.

Hallee loves coffee, campy action movies, and regular date nights with her husband. Above all else, she loves God with all her heart, soul, mind, and strength; has been redeemed by the blood of Christ; and relies on the presence of the Holy Spirit. She prays her work here on earth is a blessing to you and would love to hear from you. Contact information is on her website.

Amanda Tru

AMANDA TRU loves to write exciting books with plenty of unexpected twists. She figures she loses so much sleep writing the things, it's only fair she makes readers lose sleep with books they can't put down!

Amanda has always loved reading, and writing books has been a lifelong dream. A vivid imagination helps her write captivating stories in a wide variety of genres. Her current book list includes everything from holiday romances, to action-packed suspense, to a Christian time travel / romance series.

Amanda is a former elementary school teacher who now spends her days being mommy to three little boys and her nights furiously writing. Amanda and her family live in a small Idaho town where the number of cows outnumber the number of people.

Betty Thomason Owens

BETTY THOMASON OWENS was born in the Pacific Northwest, Betty grew up in such exotic places as West Tennessee and San Diego, California. Now, she lives in Kentucky with her husband of nearly forty years. They have three grown and married sons living in the area, along with three daughters-in-law, four beautiful granddaughters, two handsome grandsons, one very spoiled granddog, and a semi-famous grandcat named Smith Wigglesworth.

Though she'd always had an interest in storytelling, her writing career began to take off in 1986. As a busy homeschooling mom, she needed an outlet for all the extra joy in the house. A few years passed, and she had several novel-length manuscripts squirreled away. After self-publishing two fantasy-adventure novels, she attended a Christian writers' conference in Kentucky then later joined American Christian Fiction Writers, hoping to learn more about the craft of writing.

Now semiretired, Betty spends most of her time writing, studying about writing, and critiquing other people's writing. She's served as a deaconess at her church, sang in the choir for many years, sang, danced, acted in, and helped direct a very popular Christmas play for nine years. She loves to travel, watch movies, read, crochet, and spend time with her family.

Sarah O. Maddox

SARAH O. MADDOX was born in Kentucky and reared in Mississippi as the daughter of a Southern Baptist pastor. She has lived most of her life in Tennessee as helpmate to Roland, mother to their two children, grandmother, Bible teacher, writer, and author. She has been actively involved in local and national ministries all through the years.Her first book published in 1999 and co-authored with Patti Webb, A Mother's Garden of Prayer was written as a guide for mothers and grandmothers in praying for their children and grandchildren in accordance with God's Word. A Mother's Garden of Prayer Journal soon followed in 2000. Her second book, A Woman's Garden of Prayer, also co-authored with Mrs. Webb, was released in 2002. This gift book was written to encourage women to cultivate intimacy with God through prayer. A Woman's Garden of Prayer Journal accompanies this book. In October of 2004, Sarah's first independently authored title, Five Things I Did Right and Five Things I Did Wrong in Raising Our Children was published.

It has been Sarah's desire to inspire and motivate young women to be faithful to their Lord,

Hannah Conway

HANNAH CONWAY is the author of The Wounded Warrior's Wife and Wedding a Warrior. She is an Army wife of more than a decade, mother of two, writer and speaker. A Kentucky native, Hannah lives near Fort Campbell where she and her family are currently stationed.  She holds a BA in History from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and is active in ministry, Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), as well as the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW).

When she isn't writing, you'll find Hannah volunteering for community service projects, jogging (slowly), neck deep in Pinterest crafts, or browsing thrift stores. The most important thing about Hannah, is that she's a follower of Christ. It's her prayer that readers will come to know just how much God loves us through her writings.

Bradford Smith

BRADFORD SMITH has been married to his best friend Ami since 2001 and they stay busy raising their nine children together.  A West Point graduate, Brad has served on active duty since 1995 including multiple combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan.

In 2007, Brad surrendered to the call to preach and in 2011 he joined the staff of The Way, A Baptist Church in Clarksville, as the Missions Pastor where he continues to serve bi-vocationally.

In 2010, Brad and Ami opened the Clarksville Covenant House for teenagers who age out of the foster system and in 2013, Brad graduated from Liberty Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity.

Once the Army releases him from duty, he plans to plant a new Baptist church and run the Covenant House full time alongside his wife.

Donna Wright

DONNA WRIGHT was born in East Tennessee, but raised outside of New York City. She is back in Tennessee, where she and her husband of over 30 years live with a virtual zoo not too far from her handsome son and beautiful daughter-in-law.

The best moment of her life was, at the age of about 12, her son turned to her and said, "You know, Mom. I can't remember there ever being a time when I didn't believe Jesus was my savior."

Her career started when she joined Romance Writers of America® and became active in her local chapter. Donna has won several awards, including the 2004 Beacon Award for Excellence in Short Contemporary Romantic Fiction for her first Book, Inadmissible: Love. Her other Tennessee: Love books are Found: Love, Diagnosis: Love, and Verdict: Love. All for Avalon Books, which is now Montlake Publishing.

Recently, Donna started hosting her own talk show on blog talk radio, Hummingbird Place—your home for romance.

Kelly Moeggenborg

Following a lifetime love affair with convenience foods, in 2004 Kelly went through a "food transformation." This motivated her to begin passionately researching how to eat and live better. In late 2007 the 'politically incorrect' KELLY THE KITCHEN KOP website was born and went live on January 1st, 2008. Since then, Kelly's mission has been to shine the light on the truth, and help others retain or regain their health with the knowledge she has gained from her own family's transition to Real Food. In addition to blogging and writing, she teaches an online class called, 'Real Food for Rookies' and is a former Weston Price Foundation co-chapter leader. As if life wasn't crazy enough, she also now homeschools three of their children, with their oldest now graduated from college and on his own.

The source of greatest nourishment in her life is not food, but faith. A faithful Catholic Christian, Kelly is in love with the Lord and tries her best to follow Him day by day.

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Christy Barritt

CHRISTY BARRITT is an author, freelance writer, and speaker who lives in Virginia. She's married to her Prince Charming, a man who thinks she's hilarious—but only when she's not trying to be. Christy's a self-proclaimed klutz, an avid music lover who's known for spontaneously bursting into song, and a road trip aficionado. She's only won one contest in her life—and her prize was kissing a pig (okay, okay... actually she did win the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Suspense and Mystery for her book Suspicious Minds). Her current claim to fame is showing off her mother, who looks just like former First Lady Barbara Bush.

USA Today has called Christy Barritt's books "scary, funny, passionate, and quirky."

When she's not working or spending time with her family, she enjoys singing, playing the guitar, and exploring small, unsuspecting towns where people have no idea how accident prone she is.

Lynnette Bonner

LYNNETTE BONNER was born and raised in Malawi, Africa. She spent the first years of her life reveling in warm equatorial sunshine and the late evening duets of cicadas and hyenas. The year she turned eight she was off to Rift Valley Academy, a boarding school in Kenya where she spent many joy-filled years, and graduated in 1990.

That fall, she traded to a new duet—one of traffic and rain—when she moved to Kirkland, Washington to attend Northwest University. It was there that she met her husband and a few years later they moved to the small town of Pierce, Idaho.

During the time they lived in Idaho, while studying the history of their little town, Lynnette was inspired to begin the Shepherd's Heart Series with Rocky Mountain Oasis.

Marty and Lynnette have four children, and currently live in Washington where Marty pastors a church.

Cynthia Hickey

CYNTHIA KICKEY is a MULTI-PUBLISHED and Best-Selling author who had three cozy mysteries and two novellas published through Barbour Publishing. Her first mystery, Fudge-Laced Felonies, won first place in the inspirational category of the Great Expectations contest in 2007. Her third cozy, Chocolate-Covered Crime, received a four-star review from Romantic Times. All three cozies have been re-released as ebooks through the MacGregor Literary Agency, along with a new cozy series, all of which stay in the top 50 of Amazon's ebooks for their genre.

She has several historical romances releasing in 2013, 2014, 2015 through Harlequin's Heartsong Presents, and has sold more than 200,000 copies of her works. She is active on FB, twitter, and Goodreads. She lives in Arizona with her husband, one of their seven children, two dogs and two cats. She has five grandchildren who keep her busy and tell everyone they know that "Nana is a writer."

Kimberly Rae Jordan

KIMBERLY RAE JORDAN, author of several bestselling Christian Romances, loves telling stories that encourage and uplift readers even as they entertain. From a very young age Kimberly has enjoyed using her imagination to create characters and stories. Being able to share those stories now with an ever-growing audience has been a joy for Kimberly.

As shown in her books and the lives of her characters, faith and family are also an integral part of Kimberly's life. She lives in central Canada with her husband and four children. Along with writing, she enjoys reading, baking and trying out the odd craft she finds through Pinterest. But as creating stories remains her favorite thing to do, Kimberly looks forward to sharing many more of them with readers in the years ahead.

Tamara Leigh

TAMARA LEIGH holds a Masters Degree in Speech and Language Pathology. In 1993, she signed a 4-book contract with Bantam Books. Her first medieval romance, Warrior Bride, was released in 1994, followed by Virgin Bride, Pagan Bride, and Saxon Bride. Continuing to write for the general market, three more novels were published with HarperCollins and Dorchester and earned awards and spots on national bestseller lists.

In 2006, Tamaraís first inspirational contemporary romance, Stealing Adda, was released. In 2008, Perfecting Kate was optioned for a movie and Splitting Harriet won an ACFW ìBook of the Yearî award. Both books were released as audiobooks. In 2009, Faking Grace was nominated for ACFW ìBook of the Yearî and RITA awards. In 2010, Leaving Carolina was featured in Target storesí ìEmerging Authors: New, Notable, Red-Hot Readsî section. In 2011, Tamara wrapped up her ìSouthern Discomfortî series with the release of Restless in Carolina.

When not in the middle of being a wife, mother, and cookbook fiend, Tamara buries her nose in a good bookóand her writerís pen in ink. In 2012, she returned to the historical romance genre with Dreamspell, a medieval time travel romance. Shortly thereafter, she once more invited readers to join her in the middle ages with the Age of Faith series that includes The Unveiling, The Yielding, The Redeeming, The Kindling, and The Longing. Lady at Arms, the 1994 Bantam Books bestseller originally titled Warrior Bride, is the first of her early medieval romances to be rewritten as a ìclean read.î Its sequel, Lady of Eve, will be available June 2014.

Tamara lives near Nashville, Tennessee with her husband, sons, and a Doberman that bares its teeth not only to threaten the UPS man but to smile.

Lesley Ann McDaniel

LESLEY ANN MCDANIEL was born in Missoula, Montana, and earned a degree in acting at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. She fell in love with theatrical costuming, and pursued that as a career while nurturing her passion for writing on the side.

Between working as a homeschooling mom and a professional theatre costumer, Lesley has completed several novels. She would have done more by now if she didn't occasionally stop to clean the house. Fortunately, she loves to cook, so no one in her family has starved yet.

Lesley now resides in the Seattle area with her husband, two daughters, three cats, and a big loud dog. She is a member of the Northwest Christian Writers Association.

In her spare time (ha!) she chips away at her goal of reading every book ever written.

Amanda Tru

AMANDA TRU loves to write exciting books with plenty of unexpected twists. She figures she loses so much sleep writing the things, it's only fair she makes readers lose sleep with books they can't put down!

Amanda has always loved reading, and writing books has been a lifelong dream. A vivid imagination helps her write captivating stories in a wide variety of genres. Her current book list includes everything from holiday romances, to action-packed suspense, to a Christian time travel / romance series.

Amanda is a former elementary school teacher who now spends her days being mommy to three little boys and her nights furiously writing. Amanda and her family live in a small Idaho town where the number of cows outnumber the number of people.

MaryLu Tyndall

MARYLU TYNDALL is a best-selling, who dreamt of pirates and sea-faring adventures during her childhood days on Florida's Coast. With more than fourteen books published, she makes no excuses for the spiritual themes embedded within her romantic adventures. Her hope is that readers will not only be entertained but will be brought closer to the Creator who loves them beyond measure. In a culture that accepts the occult, wizards, zombies, and vampires without batting an eye, MaryLu hopes to show the awesome present and powerful acts of God in a dying world. A Christy award nominee, MaryLu makes her home with her husband, six children, and several stray cats on the California coast.

Susette Williams

SUSETTE WILLIAMS loves writing various genres; anything from romance, mystery, and suspense to name a few. She usually can't resist the urge to let her ornery sense of humor shine through in one of her characters and has always believed that laughter helps you deal with the obstacles life puts in your way.

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Valerie Comer

VALERIE COMER lives where food meets faith in her real life, her fiction, and on her blog and website. She and her husband of over 30 years farm, garden, and keep bees on a small farm in Western Canada, where they grow and preserve much of their own food.

Valerie has always been interested in real food from scratch, but her conviction has increased dramatically since God blessed her with three delightful granddaughters. In this world of rampant disease and pollution, she is compelled to do what she can to make these little girls' lives the best she can. She helps supply healthy food—local food, organic food, seasonal food—to grow strong bodies and minds.

Her experience has planted seeds for many stories rooted in the local-food movement. Raspberries and Vinegar and Wild Mint Tea will be followed by more books in the Farm Fresh Romance series includingSweetened with Honey (November 2014) and three additional tales set on Green Acres Farm in 2015-2016.

JoAnn Durgin

JOANN DURGIN is the author of the popular The Lewis Legacy Series: Awakening, Second Time Around, Twin Hearts,Daydreams and Moonbeams as well as the Amazon bestselling novel,Catching Serenity. Her books with Pelican Book Group/White Rose Publishing include Christmas novellas,Meet Me Under the Mistletoe and its sequels, Starlight, Star Bright and the upcoming Sleigh Ride Together with You (Christmas season 2014). A Passport to Romance novella, Echoes of Edinburgh, released in late September 2014.

Recently retired from her estate administration paralegal position in a Louisville, Kentucky law firm, JoAnn lives with her family in southern Indiana and now writes full-time. A member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (National Chapter, ACFW Indiana, ACFW Kentucky) and the Louisville Christian Writers, JoAnn's prayer is that her contemporary romantic adventures will touch hearts and lives with the redeeming love of Jesus Christ. She loves to hear from her readers!

Lynette Sowell

LYNETTE SOWELL is the Carol award-winning author of more than 20 novels and novellas, several of which have made the ECPA best-seller list. When she's not crafting stories, she works as a freelance reporter and columnist for her local newspaper.

She was born in Massachusetts, raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and makes her home on the doorstep of the Texas hill country with her husband, a duo of cats, and a Texas heeler named Mocha. In no particular order, Lynette loves coffee, chocolate, reading, cooking, watching movies, and is always up for a Texas road trip.

Staci Stallings

STACI STALLINGS loves to inspire readers. Do you love to be inspired? A stay-at-home mom with a husband, three kids and a writing addiction on the side, #1 Best Selling Christian author, Staci Stallings has numerous titles available for Christian readers everywhere to enjoy. Not content to stay in one genre and write it to death, Staci's stories run the gamut from young adult to adult, from motivational and inspirational to full-out Christian and back again. Every title is a new adventure. That's what keeps you reading and Staci writing.

Although Staci lives in Amarillo, Texas and her main career right now is her family, Staci touches the lives of people across the globe with her various Internet and writing endeavors. From the danger and romance of "To Protect & Serve" to the sweet inspiration of "Dreams by Starlight," Staci weaves stories that will get into your heart and stay long after the last page is read. As always when you spend some time with Staci, you'll feel better for the experience!

Debra Ullrick

DEBRA ULLRICK is an award-winning Christian romance author. In addition to multiple full-length novels, her stories are featured in several novella collections, one of which made the New York Times bestseller's list.

Debra is happily married to her wonderful, hunky-cowboy husband of forty years, and she has one married daughter. For over twenty-five years, she and her husband lived and worked on cattle ranches in the Colorado Mountains. A famous movie star and her screenwriter husband are partial owners of the last ranch on which they lived.

Some of Debra's favorite things are hummingbirds, animals, classic cars, mud-bog racing, and monster trucks. When she's not writing, she's reading, feeding wild birds, or watching Jane Austen movies, COPS, Bachelor/ Bachelorette, or Castle.