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.
JANET LEE BARTON has lived all over the southern U.S., but she and her husband plan to now stay put in Oklahoma. With three daughters and six grandchildren between them, they feel blessed to have at least one daughter and her family living in the same town. Janet loves being able to share her faith through her writing. Happily married to her very own hero, she is ever thankful that the Lord brought Dan into her life, and she wants to write stories that show that the love between a man and a woman is at its best when the relationship is built with God at the center. She's very happy that the kind of romances the Lord has called her to write can be read by and shared with women of all ages, from teenagers to grandmothers alike.
LENA NELSON DOOLEY lives in Hurst, Texas, with her husband, James, and enjoys her two daughters and her grandchildren. Aside from writing, Lena has been a speaker to women's groups and retreats, as well as writing seminars and conferences. Lena appreciates any opportunity to spread the gospel through missions work and writing.
NANCY J. FARRIER is an award-winning author of numerous books, articles, short stories, and devotions living in Southern California. She is married and the mother of five children and one grandson. Nancy feels called to share her faith with other through her writing.
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.
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.