New York Times,
award-winning author, Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. Wandas ancestors were part of the Anabaptist faith, and her novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Her books are well-read and trusted by many Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs. When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties.
Wanda enjoys photography, ventriloquism, gardening, bird-watching, beachcombing, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
To learn more about Wanda, visit her website at www.wandabrunstetter.com
Kristin Billerbeck is an award-winning novelist of over 40 books, including the beloved "What a Girl Wants." She lives in the Silicon Valley with her family.
Kristy Dykeswife to Rev. Milton Dykes, mother to two beautiful young women, grandmother, and native Floridianwas author of hundreds of articles, a weekly cooking column, short stories, and novels. She was also a public speaker whose favorite topic was on "How to Love Your Husband." Her goal in writing was to "make them laugh, make them cry, and make them wait" (a Charles Dickenss quote). She passed away from this life in 2008.
Aisha Ford is a writer and book enthusiast who lives in the Midwest. She remembers falling in love with a good story as a kid, and reading about interesting characters who had exciting adventures became one of her favorite hobbies. Eventually, reading developed into an interest in writing, and she began creating her own characters and stories. She is grateful, humbled, and excited to have the opportunity to share these characters and their stories with others and deeply appreciates each letter and note and encouraging word shes received from her readers.
BIRDIE ETCHISON lives in Washington state and knows much about the Willamette Valley, the setting for the majority of her books. She loves to research the colorful history of the United States and uses her research along with family stories to create wonderful novels.
PAMELA GRIFFIN lives in Texas with her family. She fully gave her life to Christ in 1988 after a rebellious young adulthood and owes the fact that she’s still alive today to an all-loving and forgiving God and to a mother who steadfastly prayed and had faith that God could bring her wayward daughter “home.” Pamela’s main goal in writing Christian romance is to help and encourage those who do know the Lord and to plant a seed of hope in those who don’t.
Joyce Livingston has done many things in her life (in addition to being a wife, mother of six, and grandmother to oodles of grandkids, all of whom I love dearly). From being a television broadcaster for eighteen years, to lecturing and teaching on quilting and sewing, to writing magazine articles on a variety of subjects. She's danced with Lawrence Welk, ice-skated with a Chimpanzee, had bottles broken over her head by stuntmen, interviewed hundreds of celebrities and controversial figures, and many other interesting and unusual things. But now, when she isn't off traveling to wonderful and exotic places as a part-time tour escort, her days are spent sitting in front of her computer, creating stories. Joyce became a widow in 2004. In 2008, she married her Sunday school teacher, Pastor Dale Lewis (who had also lost his spouse), and became a pastors wife, serving daily with him in his ministry. Four of her books have been named Contemporary Book of the Year in the Heartsong Readers Poll, and she was voted Favorite Author of the Year 3 times. In addition, her Heartsong book, One Last Christmas, won the coveted Contemporary Book of the Year award given by The American Christian Fiction Writers organization. In addition to writing for Barbour, Joyce also writes for Love Inspired. Her first venture into a larger women's fiction book is THE WIDOWS' CLUB, also published by Barbour Publishing, soon to be followed up with a second book, INVASION OF THE WIDOWS' CLUB. Joyce feels her writing is a ministry and a calling from God, and hopes readers will be touched and uplifted by what she writes. What's on the horizon for Joyce? More and better books that she hopes will please her readers!
TAMELA HANCOCK MURRAY lives in northern Virginia with her two daughters and her husband of over twenty years. She keeps busy with church and school activities, but in her spare-time she's written seven Bible trivia books and twenty Christian romance novels and novellas.
Gail Sattler lives in Vancouver, BC, where you dont have to shovel rain, with her husband, three sons, two dogs, and a lizard who is quite cuddly for a reptile. When shes not writing, Gail is making music, playing electric bass for a local jazz band, and acoustic bass for a community orchestra. When shes not writing or making music, Gail likes to sit back with a hot coffee and a good book.