New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-selling, award-winning author Rachel Hauck loves a great story. She serves on the Executive Board for American Christian Fiction Writers. She is a past ACFW mentor of the year. A worship leader and Buckeye football fan, Rachel lives in Florida with her husband and ornery cat, Hepzibah. Read more about Rachel at www.rachelhauck.com.
Edie Melson, Senior Editor of Novel Rocket, is the author of numerous books. As a respected freelance writer and editor with years of experience in the publishing industry, she’s connected with writers and readers throughout the country. Her bestselling ebook on social media has just been re-released as Connections: Social Media and Networking Techniques for Writers. Her popular writing blog, The Write Conversation, gives her the opportunity to share what she’s learned and mentor others. She’s the Diirector of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, as well as a popular faculty member at numerous others. She’s also the social media mentor for My Book Therapy and the social media director for Southern Writers Magazine. Be sure to connect with her through Twitter and Facebook.
Gina Holmes is the bestselling and award-winning author of Crossing Oceans, Dry as Rain, and Wings of Glass. She holds degrees in science and nursing and resides with her husband and children in southern Virginia. She works too hard, laughs too loud, and longs to see others heal from their pasts and discover their God given purpose. To learn more about her, visit www.ginaholmes.com or follow her on facebook and twitter.
Abundant Rain - Inspirational Words for Writers of Faith is a collection of devotionals originally published on Novel Journey.com (now Novel Rocket).These short pieces will encourage you to draw from the Source of all wisdom, Jesus Christ. They will lead you to perspectives that help you focus on what it means to be a writer who follows Jesus as you balance writing with work, family and faith.
writes historical romance, with 2 titles published to date. She teaches history and writing classes for a local high school co-op, and is a member of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) and MCWG (Minnesota Christian Writers Guild). At the end of the day, she comes home to 4 kids, 1 husband, and a slightly psychotic boxer named Tyson.Contact Michelle HERE.
James L. Rubart is the best-selling and Christy award winning author of ROOMS, BOOK OF DAYS, THE CHAIR, SOUL’S GATE, and MEMORY’S DOOR. During the day he runs Barefoot Marketing which helps businesses and authors make more coin of the realm. In his free time he dirt bikes, hikes, golfs, takes photos, and occasionally does sleight of hand. No, he doesn’t sleep much. He lives with his amazing wife and teenage sons in the Pacific Northwest and still thinks he’s young enough to water ski like a madman. More at www.jameslrubart.com
Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of 17 novels including The Unfinished Gift, The Discovery and When Night Comes. He has won 3 Carol Awards (finalist 6 times), 3 Selah Awards and 3 of his books have been finalists for RT Review’s Inspirational Book of the Year. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Word Weavers International, Dan writes fulltime in the Daytona Beach area. He and his wife Cindi have been married 40 years. You can find out more about his books or follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads or Pinterest from his website at http://www.danwalshbooks.com.
Pamela Meyers is the author of: Thyme for Love and its sequel: Love Will Find a Way. Her latest novel, Love Finds You in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, released in April 2013. She is a multi-published magazine writer as well as a contributor to a non-fiction compilation book, His Forever. She is a monthly columnist to the Christian Authors Network and The Barn Door blogs.
Elizabeth Ludwig is the award-winning author of No Safe Harbor and Dark Road Home, Books One and Two in the popular Edge of Freedom series from Bethany House Publishers. Her literary blog, The Borrowed Book, enjoys a wide readership. Elizabeth is an accomplished speaker and teacher, often attending conferences and seminars where she lectures on editing for fiction writers, crafting effective novel proposals, and conducting successful editor/agent interviews. Along with her husband and children, she makes her home in the great state of Texas. To learn more, visit ElizabethLudwig.com.
Linore Rose Burkard is best known for historical regency novels with Harvest House Publishers, including Before the Season Ends, the award-winning The House in Grosvenor Square, and The Country House Courtship. As a writer known for meticulous research as well as bringing people marvelously to life on the page, Linore's books earn her devoted fans who report reading her novels over and over. Linore is a homeschooling mom who enjoys cooking from scratch, family movie nights, gardening and decorating. Along with writing novels, her literary pursuits include teaching workshops with Greater Harvest Workshops (for Writers), editing, and ghost writing.
Normandie Fischer studied sculpture in Italy before receiving her BA, summa cum laude with special honors in English. Known for her women’s fiction—Becalmed (2013), Sailing out of Darkness (2013), and Heavy Weather (2015)—she ventured into the realm of romantic suspense with the release of Two from Isaac’s House. In early 2016, a novella, From Fire into Fire, will continue the Isaac House saga. Normandie and her husband spent a number of years on board their 50-foot ketch, Sea Venture, sailing in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico. They now live in coastal North Carolina, where she takes care of her aging mother. You can find Normandie on her website, Facebook, and Amazon.
Dionne Moore, an obvious pseudonym, is the author of the LaTisha Barnhart Mysteries. Books one, two and three (Murder on the Bunions, Polly Dent Loses Grip and Recipe for Deceit aka Your Goose is Cooked) are all available via Kindle.
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Yvonne Anderson has been the administrator of Novel Rocket’s Launch Pad Contest: Boosting You Out of the Slush Pile since its inception in 2010. When she’s not doing that, she writes fiction that takes you out of this world. The Story in the Stars, the first in the Gateway to Gannah series as well as her debut novel, was a Carol Award finalist in 2012. The adventure continues with Words in the Wind and Ransom in the Rock and concludes with The Last Toqeph, scheduled for release in the fall of 2014. She lives in Western Maryland with her husband of almost forty years and shares the occasional wise word on her personal site, YsWords. Oh, yeah: she also does freelance editing. Give her a holler here.
Ron Estrada has multiple published magazine articles, including a regular column in the bi-monthly Women2Women Michigan. He also freelances as a technical writer, specializing in white papers for manufacturing and consumer products. He writes spec fiction, hovering somewhere between post-apocalyptic and dystopian fiction (he prefers the term pre-Last Days), but has also dabbled in Mystery and Suspense. Turn-ons include long walks to Frosty Boy and dinner by Kindle light. His real-writer’s blog can be found at RonEstradaBooks.com. You can e-mail him at email@example.com or catch him (at pretty much any time) on Facebook. Twitter handle is @RonEstrada. CB handle is God’s Gift.