RENÉE MCCOY (known to readers as Renée Allen McCoy) is a loving wife and mother, an author, but most importantly a devoted Christian. Having traveled to many parts of the world, today she, her husband, and their two children make Mississippi home. She maintains a newsletter, Straight Up, and a devotional blog, In His Name.
To date she has penned nine titles that include: The Fiery Furnace series, Soul Ties: Breaking Up with a Past That’s Killing Your Future (non-fiction), The True Love Novellas, In the Presence of My Enemies, Once Upon a Sunday (short story), and A Time to Praise: A Christmas Anthology (Miracle From on High). Renée has also written for the world renowned pocket devotional, The Upper Room, both in digital and print, and has had work featured in Simple Grace, a Christian magazine.
With a heart to tell stories that will not only entertain, Renée hopes to enlighten readers to capture the message and power of God’s saving grace. Visit her website at: www.ReneeAllenMcCoy.com
Mike Masi began his adult life as a dancer performing in nearly every major concert hall in the United States including Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Knee damage led to stints as a waiter, accountant, oilfield roustabout and commercial airline pilot. He lives in an ancient hilltop village near the Adriatic Sea where life's most important things are at his doorstep: good food, good coffee, good wine, good people and a soundtrack of church bells marking the graceful passage of time. A violent donkey crash is highly unlikely. A DAY THAT GOD MADE is his first book. He is currently at work on a novel.
In a remote area of southwest Alaska a small cargo plane in heavy weather slams into the frozen ground at nearly two hundred miles per hour and disintegrates. Nine hundred square miles of white, empty tundra separates the crash site from the nearest human being. The airplane's sole occupant is it's gritty, discontented pilot and, improbably, he's alive, coherent and hopelessly trapped. This novella is a provocative, true story and evokes the short works of Jack London , while offering the possibility that luck may have another name.
Samantha Bayarr, a former Paralegal, lives in an historic house in a small town in Florida with her husband, John Foster, who writes children's books. Samantha illustrates her husband's books, the first in the series entitled: Walla Walla and the Great Pirate Adventure. Check out these wonderful stories with a Christian message and over 50 full-color illustrations in each book.
Samantha Bayarr founded Livingston Hall Publishers in 2002. Named for her great, great grandfather, Edward Livingston Hall, who owned a publishing house in the late 1800's, until his passing; Samantha resurrected this legacy as a way of honoring him for passing onto her his love for the written word.
Working in the production aspect of publishing has provided her with the expertise needed to produce develop and design books from the inside out. When it came time to publish her own work, her experience in the field lent her the ability to produce several genres, specializing in Christian Historical Romance, Amish Romance, and Amish Mysteries. Her first book series, Little Wild Flower, an Amish Romance, was borne from her up-close encounters with the Amish community she lived near in Indiana until 1995 when she moved to Florida.
Gary is a retired chemical engineer. Gary and his wife Jo of forty-three years have nine children and seventeen grandchildren and reside in Midland, Michigan. Together they began home schooling in the mid-eighties. As a Christian father and home school teacher, he has effectively taught his children in the Word of God. Gary has been involved in Keryx prison ministries and founded Restoring Broken Walls Prison Ministry, where many of his books are interactively studied. Several of the books he has written were inspired to meet the spiritual needs of prisoners. Gary and his wife are certified marriage counselors. Gary has served as a church elder and Bible teacher.
Gary writes with the intent that his readers will grow to become mature and effective Christian leaders. His writings are serious walks through the Scriptures for godly living. He challenges his readers to look hard at their lives as they match up to God’s will for man.
Ms. Manasseh Willis currently resides in the DFW area. She is the daughter of Pastor H B Patrick and the late Rev William E Patrick who were co-pastors for many years in East Texas. At a very young age her parents began teaching her about the power of prayer and having a personal relationship with God. Growing up she watched and learned as they traveled and preached the uncompromising word of God.
She graduated from Athens High School and completed her college education at the University of Texas at Tyler in 1995 with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance. She is currently an aspiring author,encourager, speaker, motivator, and spiritual advisor to those looking for sound wisdom and biblically based answers . She brings hope to a hopeless world with her message of reconciliation and freedom through Jesus Christ.
Going through seasons of dark times, she has experienced the power of prayer, worship, and the infallible word of God in her darkest hour. Being an avid lover of the word and worship, God has brought her from Pitiful to Purposeful as she has allowed it to transform her life and subsequently turn her wounds into wisdom. She has a strong desire to see others set free and delivered in their body, soul, and spirit. It is for this reason that she has been called to the kingdom for such as times as this. She currently attends Life House Ministries in Euless,TX . Whenever a door is opened she readily shares a message of hope,healing and reconciliation.
Nessa's Nuggets: 30 Days of Wisdom, Inspiration & Encouragement by Manessah L. Willis is exactly what it declares itself to be; a book of wisdom, inspiration and encouragement. Manessah Willis' illustrations and stories are vivid and real and she encourages us as she teaches us through the many Scripture verses and experiences that she shares. This 30-day devotional explains life lessons learned through experience and offers encouragement to find our way through our own journey in life. Among these daily devotions we not only see the wisdom gained from Manessah Willis' personal experiences, but we see the truth of God evidenced in her acquired knowledge. Each devotion is practical and relatable while offering hope in the solutions found in God's Word.
Manessah Willis shows us how to apply God's truth in our day to day situations and offers hope and encouragement to those who may still be struggling with some of the issues she discusses. This devotional study is easy to use, easy to understand, easy to relate to, and offers sound and righteous insight into situations we all find ourselves in on any given day. Life is a journey and sometimes we need to get directions along the way - this book can provide that for many. Even mature Christians will be blessed and encouraged by Manessah Willis' 30 Days of Wisdom, Inspiration & Encouragement. A quote from Nessa's Nuggets that says it all is: "When passion meets purpose, you have power..." - Deborah Stone (5 stars).
Vicky Kaseorg, describes when she first knew she would become an author: "I used to ride my horse through the neighborhood,though all the neighbors could see was a girl on a blue bicycle. My brain rarely paused in the internal narration of stories. I should have known I would either end up in an institution, or become a writer."
Kaseorg, born in Pennsylvania in 1956, studied art and writing at Binghamton University, and became a professional artist early in her career. She went on to graduate school at USC Los Angeles where she studied Occupational Therapy. She owned her own Occupational Therapy practice for many years in NY, and with the birth of her prodigiously gifted first son, began homeschooling. She has bicycled across the USA, run a marathon, completed a biathalon, learned to ski at age 50, successfully graduated all three children from homeschool to prestigious universities, yet still feels the most difficult task she has ever had to accomplish "is living a consistent, righteous life before God and my family."
Between running a business and homeschooling, Vicky never stopped writing. Upon moving to NC, she retired from Occupational Therapy and focused on art, teaching art, and homeschooling her three children. She began writing her first book in 2009 when the rescue and rehabilitation of a homeless, hopeless, vicious dog sparked the desire to capture the story in prose. As the mother of three children, all home-schooled through high-school, she noted, "This is proof that God exists, as there is no way I could teach all those grades and subjects on my own power."
She is the published author of 15 books, all with a core message of faith, hope and redemption. Nearly all have been #1 in their category upon release. God's presence in each book, if not directly mentioned, is certainly felt. Family members and friends used to chide Vicky for "seeing God in everything", when she would squeeze out a biblical message in not only the common-place events of her day, but in secular movies, books, and activities. With the rescue of the dog that led to her first book, Vicky realized that perhaps this tendency of hers was not a flaw. Perhaps it could even be used to help others find that God was indeed speaking to them...had always been speaking to them. To this end, she also is going on her fifth year of writing a daily inspirational blog, which she illustrates, at vickykaseorg.blogspot.com.
Alone, broke, with only the street smarts gleaned from her addict parents, sixteen-year-old Leah Grace huddled
in an abandoned trailer. Now that she had escaped, how to survive? How to reach her secret and
impossible dream? Comfort, answers, and healing arrive on four hooves, four paws, two flippers
and a fluked tail. Join her journey where misfit friends redeem each other with a language
universally known. Look for Book 2 of Unlikely Friends Series : Unlikely Redemption
Parker Wayland holds master’s degrees in engineering and business. He is a retired U.S. Navy Captain and also retired from a civilian career as a chemical and nuclear engineer and engineering project manager. In 1997 he began a series of short-term Christian missions in Nigeria and Ghana. Since then, teaching and preaching missions have carried him to five continents in countries such as Brazil, Slovakia, India, China and Pakistan. His experiences on these missions helped shape his perspective on life.
This book is a memoir, but it is also a flashlight. With all its contradictions, turmoil and other sources of confusion, making sense of this life is a big challenge. The title boldly proclaims that life does make sense, and then proceeds to shine light through the darkness and despair onto a bedrock of truth and hope. When is a memoir half a very accessible philosophical essay and half a very challenging call to Christian service? When “It All Makes Sense,” the new memoir from Parker Wayland. For someone who was never exactly lost, Parker remains a seeker to the core. He delights in the hard questions, never opting for the easy answers, but always choosing to live life and love life with a resounding Yes! This book reveals a head for the deep things of the universe, a heart for the people of the planet, and hands and feet always at the ready for real service. -Lee Magness, Professor Emeritus, Milligan College
Parker Wayland’s “It All Makes Sense” is a rich memoir of spiritual growth. He bears witness to the power of faith and shows the ways in which his life has been guided. -John Lachs, Centennial Professor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University.
Rob Kelley is a Canadian author of both fiction and non-fiction books. He grew up in a small northern gold mining town called Timmins, Ontario. He worked six summers underground in one of the area's gold mines in his teens and early twenties to earn money for university. "I always loved school. So much fun stuff to get involved in. My first memorable writing experience was in grade four. On Friday afternoons, our teacher, Miss Anderson, would allow us to present one-act plays for the class's entertainment, if we each donated ten cents to the Red Cross jar. So on Thursday nights, my buddy, Jack Watson and I would lie on his bedroom floor, along with the cat, and scribble up four or five pages of storyline and dialogue to present to the class the next day. It was great fun."
Rob spent his working career in Hamilton, Ontario where he worked as a teacher, business department head, computer education consultant and textbook author. He loves writing romance suspense, international suspense thrillers, cosy small town mysteries and self-help books. Favorite authors: John Grisham, James Patterson (with Maxine Paetro), David Baldacci, Janet Evanovich and Agatha Christie.
What would you do if someone is trying to kill you and you have no idea why?The Stone Merchants, a romance suspense thriller set in the American south-west, weaves murder, romance, intrigue, and political conspiracy into a sizzling fast-paced adventure. Ryan McCall, a widowed father of a five-year-old daughter and a renowned quantum computer designer from the National Laboratory in Los Alamos, is kidnaped, interrogated and left for dead while attending an out-of-town computer symposium. Jennifer Taylor, the attractive emergency room physician who treats him, unwittingly gets involved in Ryan’s personal nightmare. The couple’s lethal dilemma leads to the involvement of a small town police detective named José Rodriguez and a skeptical FBI agent named Ron Mercer who try to solve a series of seemingly inexplicable murders that lead all the way to the White House.
I am a free spirit and mother to anyone who needs one. I have a heart for teens and young adults. There are so many gray areas in your lives with less and less in this culture to hold on to. I hope my stories inspire you to know the LORD better by getting to know what he has promised. 'A rock, a safe haven' and so much more!
My background includes teaching English and volunteering as an English language teacher in Costa Rica. I was rescued by the LORD so many times as I traveled alone across the USA, Europe and down through Central America. What else? I have two great sons in their early thirties. My dog, Lexie is a rescue, two years old now and sits at my feet as I write these stories. She keeps me sane. I'm still trying to learn Spanish... That's about it! I hope you enjoy reading my Salt of Life Fiction Series as much as I enjoy writing them.
Having led a sheltered life and now turning sixteen, home-schooled twin Luke Addison finds himself engaged in heated sibling battles as his parents leave the twins home alone for the final week of summer vacation.Their sharp differences intensify when a city-wide disaster lands orphaned brothers, Pedro
and Jose on their doorstep, in need of shelter, medical care and a place to hide. The wonder years
come to a screeching halt as they battle and pray their way through a confusing maze of fresh responsibility, romance, temptation, bodily harm, a house fire and a night in jail.
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