Award-winning author of more than 30 books and countless magazine articles, Edna Ellison is a well-known keynote speaker who loves leading prayer retreats and mentoring aspiring writers and speakers across the United States and overseas. Edna is an honors graduate of Presbyterian College with a masters degree from Converse College, an educational specialist degree from the University of South Carolina, and a doctorate from the University of Alabama. Having taught at three Baptist seminaries and two American universities, she now writes Bible study books from her Spartanburg, South Carolina, home. National president of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association and a certified CLASS speaker, her life has been featured by Focus on the Family, where she has also been published. (EdnaEllison.com)
Linda J. Gilden believes part of what God has called her to do is encourage other writers and speakers in their journeys. This prolific author, editor, personality trainer, and writing coach desires to see future writers and current authors develop optimum skills so they can serve the kingdom of God with excellence. In addition to serving as an adjunct professor, Linda is extremely active in the writing industry on both a local and national level, including serving as a frequent instructor at leading conferences such as Blue Ridge Christian Writers Conference. She works out of her South Carolina home where she enjoys floating in a pool while reading a good book and being surrounded by splashing grandchildren.