Tracie Peterson, bestselling, award-winning author of over ninety fiction titles and three non-fiction books, lives and writes in Belgrade, Montana. As a Christian, wife, mother, writer, editor and speaker (in that order), Tracie finds her slate quite full.
Published in magazines and Sunday school take home papers, as well as a columnist for a Christian newspaper, Tracie now focuses her attention on novels. After signing her first contract with Barbour Publishing in 1992, her novel, A Place To Belong
, appeared in 1993 and the rest is history. She has over twenty-six titles with Heartsong Presents book club (many of which have been repackaged) and stories in six separate anthologies from Barbour. From Bethany House Publishing, Tracie has multiple historical three-book series as well as many stand-alone contemporary womens fiction stories and two non-fiction titles. Other titles include two historical series co-written with Judith Pella, one historical series co-written with James Scott Bell, and multiple historical series co-written with Judith Miller.
Bestselling author Janet Lee Barton is a Romantic Times Book of the Year winner as well as a multiple Carol Award nominee. She and her husband live in Oklahoma and have recently downsized to a condo, which they love. When Janet isn't writing or reading, she loves to cook for family, work in her small garden, travel, and sew. You can visit Janet at: www.janetleebarton.com
Award-winning author Lena Nelson Dooley has had more than 800,000 copies of her books sold. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and the local chapter, ACFW - DFW. Shes a member of Christian Authors Network and Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas.
She has been on both the CBA Bestseller list and several Amazon Bestseller lists. Her 2010 release Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico, from Summerside Press, won the 2011 Will Rogers Medallion Award for excellence in publishing Western Fiction. Her next series, McKennas Daughters: Maggies Journey appeared on a reviewers Top Ten Books of 2011 list. It also won the 2012 Selah award for Historical Novel. The second, Marys Blessing, was a Selah Award finalist for Romance novel. Catherines Pursuit released in 2013. It was the winner of the NTRWA Carolyn Readers Choice contest, took second place in the CAN Golden Scroll Novel of the Year award, and won the Will Rogers Medallion bronze medallion. Her blog, A Christian Writers World, received the Readers Choice Blog of the Year Award from the Book Club Network.
In addition to her writing, Lena is a frequent speaker at womens groups, writers groups, and at both regional and national conferences. She has spoken in six states and internationally. She is also one of the co-hosts of the Along Came a Writer blog radio show.
Lena has an active web presence on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Linkedin and with her internationally connected blog where she interviews other authors and promotes their books.
Nancy J. Farrier is an award winning author who lives in Southern California in the Mojave Desert. She loves the Southwest with its interesting historical past. Nancy and her husband have five children and two grandsons. When Nancy isnt writing, she loves to read, do needle craft, play with her cats, and spend time with her family. Nancy is represented by Karen Ball of The Steve Laube Literary Agency. You can read more about Nancy and her books on her website: nancyjfarrier.com
Pamela Griffin lives in Texas with her family. Her main goal in writing is to help and encourage those who know the Lord and plant a seed of hope in those who dont, through entertaining stories. She has over fifty titles published to date, in both novels and novellas, and loves to hear from her readers. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
In 1997, when DIANN HUNT and her husband, Jim, started on their three-mile trek through Amish country, she had no idea she was taking her first steps toward a new career. Inspired by their walk, she wrote an article, which was published a year later. In 1999, she took a fiction writing course taught by Dr. Dennis Hensley, and in 2001, her first novella hit the shelves, with other novellas and novels following thereafter. She quit her job as a court reporter in the fall of 2003 to devote her time to writing. Well, okay, writing and spoiling her granddaughters. Diann Hunt, an accomplished writer and a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away to her heavenly reward in late 2013.
Multi-published author of numerous award-winning books, Loree is also a frequent guest speaker who encourages other writers. She lives in Maryland with her husband of (mumble-mumble) years, where she's determined to stay until she succeeds in prying the secret Old Bay Seasoning recipe from McCormick employees.
Sandra Petit is the author of several captivating romance novels, including Rose in Bloom. She is a retired homeschool mom who now focuses her attention on spoiling her sweet grandson and managing her instructional website, Crochet Cabana. She lives in the New Orleans area with her family.
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.