Vault is a story of relationships. It is a romance novel with a sports setting and a Christian thread woven throughout. Conflict comes on the playing field and in competition for the heart of Krysti Byrd, a high school teacher and track-and-field coach in Richmond, Va. Krysti serves as an official at a World Invitational sports event in Melbourne, Australia. If you love romance, you will find the story surprising; if you enjoy sports, you will find it challenging. Front cover photograph by Margaret Mims Johnston Margaret Mims Johnston is a writer, editor, and journalism educator. After graduating from Furman University, she was a public relations assistant and a copy editor and layout specialist for The Commission, magazine of what was then named the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board (now International Mission Board) in Richmond, Va. She later taught English and journalism in Hermitage High School, Henrico County, Va., before moving to the faculty of the College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia, Athens. In the late 1900s and early 2000s, she owned a home business for magazine copyediting, article writing, and photography, as well as for editing and formatting books and plays for clients who wished to self publish. As for her knowledge of sports, she became a certified official in the Georgia Association of U.S.A. Track & Field while at the University of Georgia. Her gymnastics knowledge comes from watching the now 10-time national-champion University of Georgia women's teams and from research.
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