Wanda E. Brunstetter
New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. She has written close to 90 books translated in four languages. With over 10 million copies sold, Wanda's stories consistently earn spots on the nation's most prestigious bestseller lists and have received numerous awards. Her novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life and 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. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
On the Web: www.wandabrunstetter.com
Michelle Griep’s been writing since she first discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. She seeks to glorify God in all that she writes—except for that graffiti phase she went through as a teenager. She resides in the frozen tundra of Minnesota, where she teaches history and writing classes for a local high school co-op. An Anglophile at heart, she runs away to England every chance she gets, under the guise of research. Really, though, she’s eating excessive amounts of scones while rambling around a castle. Michelle is a member of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) and MCWG (Minnesota Christian Writers Guild).
On the Web: www.michellegriep.com
Elizabeth Laing Thompson
Elizabeth Laing Thompson writes at LizzyLife.com about clinging to Christ through the chaos of daily life. As a minister, speaker, and novelist, she loves finding humor in holiness, and hope in heartache. She lives in North Carolina with her preacher husband and four spunky kids, and they were totally worth the wait.
On the Web: www.LizzyLife.com
Authors A to F
Debora M. Coty
Debora M. Coty is a popular humorist, speaker, and award-winning author of numerous inspirational books, including the bestselling Too Blessed to be Stressed line. Deb considers herself a tennis junkie and choco-athlete (meaning she exercises just so she can eat more chocolate). A retired piano teacher and orthopedic occupational therapist, Debora currently lives, loves, and laughs in central Florida with her husband, Chuck, and three grandbuddies and one grandprincess.
On the Web: www.debracoty.com
Jason Cruise is a nationally known speaker, published author in the world of men’s ministry, and former host of Spring Chronicles with the Sportsman Channel. His fingerprints are on many of the resources in publication today that engage outdoorsmen to discover strategies that connect a love for hunting with their love for God. He is the senior pastor of ClearView Baptist Church in Franklin, Tennessee, where he lives with his wife, Michelle, and their two boys, Cole and Tucker.
On the Web: www.jasoncruise.com
Georgiana Daniels resides in the beautiful mountains of Arizona with her super-generous husband and three talented daughters. She graduated from Northern Arizona University with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and now has the privilege of homeschooling by day and wrestling with the keyboard by night. She enjoys sharing God’s love through fiction and is exceedingly thankful for her own happily ever after.
On the Web: www.georgianadaniels.com
Authors G to L
Matt Koceich is a husband, father, and public school teacher. He and his family live in Texas.
On the Web: mattkoceich.wordpress.com
Authors M to R
Josh McDowell has been at the forefront of cultural trends and groundbreaking ministry for over five decades. He shares the essentials of the Christian faith in everyday language so that youth, families, churches, leaders, and individuals of all ages are prepared for the life of faith and the work of the ministry. This includes leveraging resources based on years of experiences, new technologies, and strategic partnerships. Josh and his wife,Dottie, are quick to acknowledge that after their love for the Lord, family is their greatest joy and top priority. They have been married for 46 years and have four wonderful children and ten beloved grandchildren.
On the Web: www.josh.org
Nancy Moser is an award-winning author of over twenty-five novels that share a common message: we each have a unique purpose—the trick is to find out what it is. Her genres include contemporary and historical novels including Love of the Summerfields, Mozart’s Sister, The Invitation, and the Christy Award-winning Time Lottery. She is a fan of anything antique—humans included.
On the Web: www.nancymoser.com
Authors S to Z
Bonnie Sala was born into a writing family and won her first writing prize in 3rd grade for a story about a cow named Bessie. Bonnie leads Guidelines International Ministries in its second generation of transforming lives with the message of Jesus through media. She writes and co-hosts the Guidelines for Living daily audio devotional that is shared on-air and online around the world in 19 languages. Bonnie has a passion for encouraging women to find hope in God in even the most difficult of circumstances. She lives with her husband in Southern California.
On the Web: www.guidelines.org
Darlene Sala and her husband, Harold, live in Mission Viejo, California. Together they founded Guidelines International Ministries in 1963. Guidelines reaches, teaches and touches lives with the hope of the Gospel through radio, books, conferences, and practical missions throughout the world. Darlene is an author, speaker, mother of three grown children, and grandmother of eight.
On the Web: www.encouragingwords.today
Cori Salchert is a mother of 15 kiddos and counting. She knows what it’s like to love deeply, while holding loosely to the terminally ill children she cherishes in her home for the brief time they live before dying. Her strength and hope is in God; and the pain and grief endured on earth is worth it because she’ll have forever to love her children in Heaven.
On the Web: www.safehaven4babies.org
Amanda G. Stevens
As a child, Amanda G. Stevens disparaged Mary Poppins and Stuart Little because they could never happen. Now she writes speculative fiction. She is the author of the Haven Seekers series, and her debut Seek and Hide was a 2015 INSPY Award finalist. She lives in Michigan and loves trade paperbacks, folk music, the Golden Era of Hollywood, and white cheddar popcorn.
On the Web: amandastevensbooks.weebly.com
Shellie Rushing Tomlinson
An incurable storyteller, down home southern cook, and bona fide people lover, Shellie Rushing Tomlinson enjoys entertaining and encouraging a wide range of audiences. Whether sharing her recipes and her humorous slant on growing up southern on the radio and via her popular web site http://www.allthingssouthern.com, speaking in civic and educational settings, or offering inspiring thoughts in church retreats and ladies' seminars, Shellie's talks are always full of laughs, inspiration, and motivation.
The Twin Sisters ®, Kim Mitzo Thompson and Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand have been award-winning children's authors and record producers for over 30 years. The twins have written thousands of products for children including over 3,000 songs, 500 digital albums, 160 e-books, 500 teacher resources, 15 apps, and hundreds of books and children’s products! Besides being authors, the fraternal twins run two companies Creative IP, LLC and Twin Sisters IP, LLC. Both are dedicated to creating and licensing exceptional products worldwide.
On the Web: www.creativeipllc.com
Bestselling author Kathleen Y’Barbo is a multiple Carol Award and RITA nominee of more than eighty novels with almost two million copies in print in the US and abroad. She has been nominated for a Career Achievement Award as well a Reader’s Choice Award and is the winner of the 2014 Inspirational Romance of the Year by Romantic Times magazine. Kathleen is a paralegal, a proud military wife, and a tenth-generation Texan, who recently moved back to cheer on her beloved Texas Aggies.
On the Web: kathleenybarbo.com
Kimberley Woodhouse is an award-winning and bestselling author of more than fifteen fiction and nonfiction books. A popular speaker and teacher, she’s shared her theme of “Joy Through Trials” with more than half a million people across the country at more than 2,000 events. Kim and her incredible husband of twenty-five-plus years have two adult children. She’s passionate about music and Bible study and loves the gift of story.
On the Web: kimandkaylawoodhouse.com