Steven lives with his family in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. When he’s not writing or speaking, he’s rock climbing, trail running, playing disc golf, or slipping away to a matinee. Visit Steven at www.stevenjames.net .
Gina Holmes is the founder of Inspire a Fire and Novel Rocket. Her debut,Crossing Oceans, was a Christy and Gold Medallion finalist and winner of the Carol Award, INSPY, and RWA’s Inspirational Reader’s Choice, as well as being a CBA, ECPA, Amazon and PW Religion bestseller. Her sophomore novel, Dry as Rain, released in 2011. Gina’s newest book, Wings of Glass is currently climbing the charts. She holds degrees in science and nursing and currently resides with her family in southern Virginia. She works too hard, laughs too loud, and longs to see others heal from their past and discover their God-given purpose. To learn more about her, visit www.ginaholmes.com.
Yvonne Lehman lives in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina where she and her husband raised four children, now grown.
She is an award-winning, best-selling author of 40 novels and director of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference. In each of her novels, Yvonne tries to present one significant ingredient—hope. She has a southern upbringing and many of her novel settings are in the mountains where she’s lived for the past 25 years. Many of her novels reflect her unique sense of humor. Visit Yvonne at www.yvonnelehman.com .
Humble in spirit, Ann speaks the truth in her writing and in her faith. As a two-time Christy winner, Ann has authored 11 books. She teaches at writers conferences across the nation and is highly respected for her classes on Writing in to a Post-Modern World.
Ann lives with her family in the mountains of North Carolina. Visit her at www.anntatlock.com.
Lynette won the prestigious Inspirational Readers Choice Contest in 2011 with her novel Too Close to Home. The sequel, Don’t Look Back was a Carol Award finalist, also in 2011. A KILLER AMONG US finalled in the Inspirational Readers Choice contest for 2012. WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARS was on the CBA bestseller list for the months of March and April 2013, taking the #8 spot in April.
Edie Melson is a leading professional in the writing industry. She’s a sought after writing instructor; and her heart to help others define and reach their dreams has connected her with writers all over the country. She’s the co-director of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, as well as a popular faculty member at numerous others.Se’s a prolific writer, publishing thousands of articles over the years, and has a popular writing blog, The Write Conversation. Edie is a regular contributor on the popular Novel Rocket and Inspire a Fire websites, as well as social media columnist for Southern Writers Magazine.
In keeping up with the leading edge of all things digital Edie has become known as one of the go-to experts on Twitter, Facebook, and social media for writers wanting to learn how to plug in. Her bestselling eBook on this subject, has recently been updated and expanded and re-released as Connections: Social Media and Networking Techniques for Writers. Fighting Fear, Winning the War at Home When Your SoldierLeaves for Battle, a devotional book for those with family members in the military, is Edie’s heart project.
She’s a member of numerous civic and professional organizations, including Blue Star Mothers, the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, The Christian Pen, and American Christian Fiction Writers. She’s also the Social Media Mentor for the My Book Therapy Core Team, and the Assistant Acquisitions Editor for www.ChristianDevotions.us.
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Eddie Jones is a North Carolina-based writer and Acquisition Editor for Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. He is a popular conference teacher and mentor. Eddie is a three-time winner of the Delaware Writers Conference and his Young Adult novel, The Curse of Captain LaFoote, won the 2012 Moonbeam Award in the Pre-Teen Fiction/Fantasy category and 2011 Selah Award in Young Adult fiction. Dead Man’s Hand, the first book in the Caden Chronicles mystery series, is now available from Zonderkidz. Eddie has cowritten He Said, She Said and the He Said, She Said devotions, available at ChristianDevotions.us.
His latest adult novel, Bahama Breeze, is a humorous romantic suspense available from Harbourlight Books. Eddie’s recent devotional book, My Father’s Business: 30 Inspirational Stories for Discerning and Doing Gods Will, features Biblical insights and practical applications from the lives of Bruce Wilkerson, George S. Patton, Mother Teresa and more.
Cofounder of Christian Devotions Ministries, popular speaker and conference teacher, Cindy is the Executive Editor of ChristianDevotions.us and the Devotional Acquisitions Editor for Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. She is a contributing writer to CBN.com, Tri-County News and Common Ground Hearld. Her devotions are published widely in Christian newspapers across the eastern seaboard. Cindy is the author of New Sheets: Thirty Days to Refine You into the Woman You Can Be and is the cowriter of He Said, She Said: A Devotional Guide to Cultivating a Life of Passion. She is a certified life coach and mentor. Visit Cindy at www.cindysproles.com.