Linda Kozar is an author, journalist and speaker, the recipient of the 2007 American Christian Fiction Writers Mentor of the Year Award, and four previous awards for writing. Her first novel, Misfortune Cookies, will be released by Heartsong Presents--Mysteries in November 2008, followed by two sequels in 2009. She is the cofounder and director of Words for the Journey Christian Writers Guild--South East Texas Region, in The Woodlands, Texas. She and her husband, Michael, have two lovely teen daughters, Katie and Lauren.
Dannelle Woody, a Christian jewelry designer and silversmith for fourteen years, assembles a theme and scripture for each handcrafted piece of jewelry she makes. Her customer base includes repeat buyers and a large volume of new buyers, thanks to frequent shows at eight area schools, Juried Art Shows in Texas, Festivals and Community Events. She and her husband, Tom, have a daughter, Hannah, and sons, Tyler and Brock.