Debbie Lynne Costello attended Heritage University, where she studied Journalism and worked in the editing department. She has the first full-length in her medieval series out, Sword of Forgiveness, and two novellas in the series out. She has the first book of her 19th century Charleston Series, Shattered Memories. She also has a short-story, The Letter, published in Guidepost's Cup of Christmas Cheer book.
She and her husband have four children. They live in upstate South Carolina with their family, shelties, german shepherd, cat, miniature donkey, Arabian and Tennessee Walking horses. She spent thirteen years coaching cheerleading and trying to make a difference in young girls’ lives. Debbie Lynne has shown Shetland sheepdogs and raised them for 20 years. In her spare time, she goes horseback riding, paints, knits, and takes care of the grandbabies.
Vickie McDonough grew up reading books about horses and dreaming of marrying a rancher, instead, she married a computer geek who is scared of horses. But those old dreams have found new life as she pens stories of ranchers, lawmen, and others living in the Old West. Vickie is the best-selling author of more than 50 books and novellas. Her novel, Long Trail Home, won the 2012 Booksellers’ Best Awards for Inspirational Fiction. Her books have also won the Inspirational Reader's Choice Contest, Texas Gold, the ACFW Noble Theme contest, and she has been a multi-year finalist in ACFW’s BOTY/Carol Awards. Whisper on the Prairie is a 2014 Holt Medallion Award of Merit winner, and Buckskin Bride, a novella in The Pioneer Christmas Collection, was a finalist in the 2014 Inspirational Readers Choice Awards and Song of the Prairie won the Short Historical category in 2015. Vickie has recently self-published two a word search book called U.S.A. Word Find and an educational coloring book titled Stained Glass Mandalas.
Vickie’s novels include:
- The Land Rush Dreams series
- The Texas Boardinghouse Brides series
- Long Trail Home and End of the Trail in the Texas Trails series
- The Pioneer Promises series
- Rancher Under Fire
- The South Carolina Brides series
- Christmas novellas included in collections like The Westward Christmas Brides, the 12 Brides of Christmas, and The Pioneer Christmas Collection
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Nancy Farrier grew up on a small farm in the Midwest amidst a close-knit family. She came to love farm life including the cooking, gardening and canning, but not so much the cleaning house part. In school, she often got in trouble in history class for hiding a fiction book in her textbook to read during the teacher’s lecture. Nancy was shocked to later discover she had such a love for history. Now Nancy lives in Southern California and loves to research and include bits of history in her books. She is a Christian and enjoys encouraging her readers in their faith.
Johnnie Alexander is a wannabe vagabond with a heart for making memories. Whether at home or on the road, she creates characters you want to meet and imagines stories you won't forget.
Her award-winning debut novel, Where Treasure Hides, is a CBA bestseller. The World War II novel has been translated into Dutch and Norwegian. Besides historicals, she also writes contemporary romances, cozy mysteries, and romantic suspense.
Johnnie is on the executive boards of Serious Writer, Inc. and Mid-South Christian Writers Conference, co-hosts an online show called Writers Chat, and teaches at writers conferences and for Serious Writer Academy.
A fan of classic movies, stacks of books, and road trips, Johnnie shares a life of quiet adventure with Griff, her happy-go-lucky collie, and Rugby, her raccoon-treeing papillon.
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She is a longtime Michigan resident and lives with her husband of 45 years and their Arabian horses in the picturesque hills of Addison Township. She has two adult children, loves traveling the byroads across America, and spoiling her two handsome grandsons and two beautiful granddaughters!
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Rebecca May Davie is a former educator and former editor for an online magazine. She joined the Cru Ministry - NBS2GO/Neighbor Bible Studies 2GO, at its inception. As the YouVersion Content Creator, she has uploaded over 66 plans on the Bible.com app.
Rebecca lives in the mountains with her husband, the youngest of their two sons, and a rescued dog named Ranger. If it were up to her, she would be traveling - right now. Not quite a polyglot, Rebecca speaks English, with French as her L2. College courses last year provided a rudimentary grasp of Italian. Spanish is next on the list.
As a member of ACFW, FHLCW, Jerry’s Guild, and Hope*Writers, Rebecca learns the craft of fiction while networking with a host of generous writers. She is working on her first fiction novel. This story unfolds from the 1830s in Northern Georgia.
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Bestselling, award-winning author Mary Davis has over thirty titles in both historical and contemporary themes. She has been in numerous compilations and collections. Stories and characters have been running around in her head for as long as she can remember. Her published works have been on Publisher’s Weekly bestselling lists several times. She is a member of ACFW and active in critique groups.
An empty-nester, Mary lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband of over thirty-three years and two cats. She has three adult children and one incredibly adorable grandchild with another on the way. She enjoys playing board and card games, rain, and cats. She would enjoy gardening if she didn’t have a black thumb. Her hobbies include quilting, porcelain doll making, sewing, crafts, crocheting, and knitting.
Her titles include:
The Widow’s Plight (July 2018)
Courting Her Amish Heart
Numerous Heartsongs, including Cinda’s Surprise, The Grand Hotel, Reckless Rogue, Her Honorable Enemy.
Numerous Novellas, including “Holly & Ivy” in A Bouquet of Brides, “An Unlikely Hero” in The Pony Express Romance Collection, and “The Reluctant Heiress” in The American Heiress Brides Collection.
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Kimberly Grist is married to her high school sweetheart, Nelson, a former teacher, and coach, now a pastor. They have three adult sons, one with Down syndrome, and they have a passion for encouraging others with family members with special needs.
After years of thinking about it, in 2017, I began writing my first novel where I introduced a western town in the late 19th century filled with colorful characters and innovative young women inspired by my grandmothers. From the very beginning, my objective was to combine History, Humor, and Romance, with an emphasis on Faith, Friends, and Good Clean Fun.
I believe you should come away refreshed and inspired after reading a book. My stories are designed to entertain, refresh, and inspire you, the reader, and I find it especially gratifying to write a happy ending.
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Martha’s current novella is set in southeast Missouri during World War II. It is free to her newsletter subscribers. You can subscribe to her newsletter at her website, www.marthahutchens.com
Molly Jebber is a best-selling & award-winning Amish Historical Romance author whose books have made the Publisher’s Weekly Best Ten List, media worldwide, and in USA Today. She’s a national speaker for Women’s Christian Connection, a mentor to English students at Ohio State University and guest lecturer for many groups on writing, publishing, & marketing. She loves God, family, friends she is grateful for her readers. http://www.mollyjebber.com
Her first two books of The Thousand Islands Gilded Age series, Devyn’s Dilemma, and Katelyn’s Choice are available now, and book three, Peyton’s Promise, comes out Spring 2022. The Fabric of Hope: An Irish Family Legacy, Christmas Charity, and Sara’s Surprise, and her newest, Reagan’s Reward, are also available. Susan’s books have won numerous awards, including two Illumination Book Awards, the American Fiction Award, the Indie Excellence Book Award, and two Literary Titan Book Award. Reagan’s Reward is also a finalist in the Selah Awards. Visit www.SusanGMathis.com for more.
Susan is also a published author of two premarital books, two children's picture books, stories in a dozen compilations, and hundreds of published articles. Susan makes her home in Colorado Springs and enjoys traveling around the world.
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No stranger to drought, Dana lives in an Arizona oasis with her hubby the constant gardener, two good dogs, an antisocial cat, and migrating butterflies. Her debut novel RAIN spins the tale of a mysterious prophet, a desperate youth, and a relentless queen. Nominated for The Christy Award, RAIN went on to become a Christy finalist. A second novel exploring the biblical stories of Elijah and Elisha is nearing completion. Sign up for Dana’s newsletter at https://bit.ly/News-Dana to get book updates, garden exploits, butterfly effusions, and writerly fiascos. AND a free novella, THE EYES OF THE LORD – prequel to Rain.
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A native of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, author Pamela S. Meyers lives in suburban Chicago, an hour's drive away from her hometown which she visits often to dig into its historical legacy. Her novels include Thyme for Love, and Love Will Find a Way, contemporary romantic mysteries and her 1933 historical romance, Love Finds You in Lake Geneva,Wisconsin, released in April, 2013. She can often be found speaking at events around Lake Geneva or nosing in microfilms and historical records about Wisconsin and other Midwestern spots for new story ideas. Connect with Pam at https://pamelasmeyers.com/.
Suzanne Norquist is the author of two novellas, “A Song for Rose” in A Bouquet of Brides Collection and “Mending Sarah’s Heart” in the Thimbles and Threads Collection. Everything fascinates her. She has worked as a chemist, professor, financial analyst, and even earned a doctorate in economics. Research feeds her curiosity and she shares the adventure with her readers. She lives in New Mexico with her mining engineer husband and has two grown children. When not writing, she explores the mountains, hikes, and attends kickboxing class.
She authors a blog entitled, Ponderings of a BBQ Ph.D.
Her website is www.suzannenorquist.com
A graduate of Kansas State University with a dual major in Agriculture and Business, Cindy works for her local school district as clerk of the board of education and is active in her church and community. Her experiences with the Flint Hills setting, her natural love for history, farming and animals, along with her interest in genealogical research give her the background and passion to write heart-fluttering historical romance.
Martha Rogers is a free-lance writer and the author of the Winds Across the Prairie series as well as the novella, Key to Her Heart in River Walk Christmas. Her second series, Seasons of the Heart, is now available as is her Christmas novel, Christmas at Holly Hill. She was named Writer of the Year at the Texas Christian Writers Conference in 2009 and is a member of ACFW. Martha and her husband live in Houston. In addition to her works of fiction, Martha has stories in a number of compilations as well as devotional contributions to several anthologies and writes the weekly Verse of the Week for the ACFW Loop.
She is a retired teacher and lives in Houston with her husband, Rex where they enjoy spending time with their grandchildren and attending football, baseball, and rugby games when one of the grandchildren is playing or performing.
Multi-published author Amber Schamel writes riveting stories that bring HIStory to life. She has a passion for history, books and her Savior. This combination results in what her readers call "historical fiction at its finest". A homeschool graduate from a family of 12 children, Amber found her calling early in life. First published at age 21, she has continued to hone her craft and is now the author of over half a dozen books. Between ministry, family and working in their family-owned businesses, Amber loves to connect with readers. Find her on the Stitches Thru Time blog, or on any of the major social media sites. Amber is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, and the Historical Novel Society. http://amberschamel.com/
Donna Schlachter lives in Denver with husband Patrick. As a hybrid author, she writes historical suspense under her own name, and contemporary suspense under her alter ego of Leeann Betts, and has been published more than 30 times in novellas, full-length novels, devotional books, and books on the writing craft. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Writers on the Rock, Sisters In Crime, Pikes Peak Writers, and Christian Authors Network; facilitates a critique group; and teaches writing classes online and in person. Donna also ghostwrites, edits, and judges in writing contests. She loves history and research, and travels extensively for both. Donna is represented by Terrie Wolf of AKA Literary Management.
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Michelle Shocklee is the author of several novels, including Under the Tulip Tree, a 2021 Christy Awards and Selah Awards Finalist. Her work has been included in numerous Chicken Soup for the Soul books, magazines, and blogs. With both her sons grown, she and her husband of thirty-plus years enjoy poking around historical sites, museums, and antiques stores near their home in Tennessee. Connect with her at www.MichelleShocklee.com.
Cindy Stewart, a high school social studies and language arts teacher, church pianist, and inspirational historical fiction author, semifinaled in the American Christian Fiction Writer’s 2017 Genesis contest, and won ACFW’s 2014 First Impressions writing contest in the historical category. Cindy is passionate about revealing God’s handiwork in history. She resides in North Georgia with her college sweetheart and husband of thirty-six years and near her married daughter, son-in-law, and three adorable grandchildren. She’s currently writing a fiction series set in WWII Europe. cindykstewart.com
Tiffany Amber Stockton has been crafting and embellishing stories since childhood. Today, she is an award-winning, best-selling author, a speaker, and a virtual assistant who lives with her husband and fellow author, Stuart Vaughn Stockton, in Colorado. They have a daughter and a son, and an Australian shepherd/retriever mix named Roxie. She has sold 14 books so far and is represented by Sandra Bishop of MacGregor Literary Agency. Three of her novels have won annual reader’s choice awards, and in 2009, she was voted #1 favorite new author for Barbour’s Heartsong Presents book club.
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Jennifer Uhlarik discovered the western genre as a pre-teen, when she swiped the only “horse” book she found on her older brother’s bookshelf. A new love was born. Across the next ten years, she devoured Louis L’Amour westerns and fell in love with the genre. In college at the University of Tampa, she began penning her own story of the Old West. Armed with a B.A. in writing, she has won the 2012 CWOW Phoenix Rattler, 2012 ACFW First Impressions, and 2013 FCWC contests, all in the historical category. She is also the winner of the 2013 Central Florida ACFW chapter's "Prompt Response" contest.
In addition to writing, she has been a schoolteacher of English, literature, and history, as well as a marketing director. Jennifer is active in American Christian Fiction Writers and lifetime member of the Florida Writers Association. She lives near Tampa, Florida, with her husband, teenaged son, and four fur children. http://writeinthespirit.blogspot.com/
Janalyn Voigt is a novelist, speak, and literary judge. Dawnsinger, her epic fantasy debut and first title in the Tales of Faeraven series, released in 2012. Other projects include a western historical romance series. Janalyn serves as a literary judge for several national contests and is an active book reviewer. Her nonfiction publication credits include Focus on the Family, Scripture Press (now David C. Cook) and Pentecostal Evangel.
Janalyn is available as a motivational speaker. Her affiliations include American Christian Fiction Writers and Northwest Christian Fiction Writers.
In her spare time, Janalyn reads, gardens, and finds adventures in the great outdoors.
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