Talisa Shannon was born in Nashvile, TN. She loves to write and share the love of God with others. Life experiences have shown her the God's love has always been there covering her. She is a loving mother and wife who writes about the experiences she over came through God.
She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Administration which helped her discover her passion for communicating in writing and speech to help others achieve a healthy lifestyle mentally. She saw the need not just for physical healing but mental healing by teaching persons to live a purposeful life through God.
Talisa started One Touch of Love, a blog, where she shares it only takes one touch of love from God to start the journey of a purposeful lifestyle. On the blog she shares how to get on the journey and stay on it. She started writing fiction novels in 2014 that exhibits characters overcoming tirials and discovering purpose for their life. Her debut novel is Lost Without Him.
Website: One Touch of Love
The wife of Lutheran Pastor and Chosen People Ministries field missionary, Ron Michelson, while a Church Ministries Coordinator for the mission her husband serves in, Paula Rose Michelson asked God to gift her something unique to do. Little did she know that hearing David Hocking speak about Zion being both the land of Eretz Yisrael (Israel) and the Jewish people would lead her to research what befell the Spanish Jews (Sephardic) before, during and after the Inquisition.
Beginning to write, word spread and some Sephardim contacted her to offer their stories. However, Naomi had already begun telling this dyslectic artist about her life, which is now a six volume romantic inspirational faith saga.
Other books - both fiction and nonfiction followed - but at her core, Paula's desire to faithfully depict Gods love, compassion, and forgiveness are the reason she continues to write. And having founded LAMB Ministries in 1988, Paula knows that the biblical tools God taught her, which she faithfully passes on to women suffering from trauma and abuse are needed by all, so she includes a few within the pages of each book.
Rina (M.) Flanagan grew up in Africa, dodging snakes, elephants, teasing uncles and cousins, and other even scarier imagined things... and somehow survived to tell the tale. She speaks four languages plus some remembered fragments of pidgin-African-English. Rina has three university degrees, is married, and divides her time between New Zealand and a favorite part of the Southwest USA where she has trained mustangs with gentle methods..
Believing that there is more than enough disturbing news in the world, Rina seeks to write about mostly that which encourages and motivates.
Over many years of study of the Bible (in 4 languages and in various English versions), and also reading writings held sacred by the major religions of the world, the pieces came together for her to reaffirm the unfathomable and unconditional love of the Creator and therefore Hope for a world in turmoil. At first Rina wrote a screenplay to put across this message of hope and reassurance. The screenplay became a book, "Jonah", then the non-fiction companion to "Jonah" was published as "The Pieces Come Together".
Rina likes to let the texts speak for themselves, so there are over 100 quotations from the Bible, Tanakh, Qur'an, Avesta, Bhagavad Gita, and Tipitaka. Boldly putting texts together like this from sources which are not usually quoted together, made the pieces of the puzzle come together in a beautiful, affirming way. Rina hopes that this will lead to greater understanding between people of different faiths and a realization - as the character Eldin Jackson in "Jonah" says - "It's all about Love, Jonah."
To visit the author's blog page for "The Pieces Come Together" where Rina receives comments about her book and answers your questions, click here.
Aimée Marie Bejarano is a writer and country girl living in the great state of Texas. She's a musician and loves her four legged children. Her enjoyment is in cooking, and gardening. Aimée also has a small farming business beginning with her beautiful fowl.
Her inspiration comes from the Lord and enjoys good books, movies and things of the supernatural and paranormal. Writing is not only a calling but a means to get away into the world of imagination. Aimée is an ordained Reverend and loves the youth, personal prayer and welcomes prayer requests.
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I wrote fantastic stories and science fiction since I was a kid, short stories and novellas, but never had anyone read them. It was a personal thing: My father and my older brother received “Astounding Stories” and other Sci-Fi ‘zines, but I was too little to be allowed to read them, so I looked at the covers…and imagined things for myself. Then, work and life took their toll and I stopped writing those tales.
A few years ago, in 2011, for various reasons, I started again with some burning inside that needed to come out. On the first weekend I got over 15000 words, then subscribed to critters.org for peer review, lurked a year keeping on writing and getting feedback, and last September my debut novel, “Daimones“, saw the light. It received the 2012 PRG Reviewer’s Choice Award in Science Fiction. A debut novel among so many established authors in the competition.
In September 2013, “Daimones” won the 2013 Hall of Fame – Best Science Fiction from Quality Reads UK Book Club in collaboration with OrangeBerry Book Tours, shortlisted among thousands of other great candidates. I’m writing now Vol.3 of the Daimones Trilogy, published the Vol.2 “Once Humans (Daimones Trilogy)” – 2014 Awarded in the Best Science Fiction category at the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, and a small collection of short horrid stories, “Stranded Love. Vol.3 The Rise of the Phoenix (Daimones Trilogy) is available in digital and printed edition since May 2014.
I’m Italian, and because even in Italy that means everything and nothing at all, I should say, I am Sicilian, and I was born in Palermo. As it happened with countless Sicilians before me, I left the region for good in 1986. I spent more years abroad than in my home country, and I have changed in many and different ways than my old friends there. It is always a pleasure to go back, but it is now 6 long years since my last visit. Saudade? Maybe, a little. I lived in Switzerland, France, and the United States.
Massimo Marino is an Active Member of SFWA – Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and published by Booktrope Publishing LCC.
When the handsome, dark-eyed cowboy sauntered into my life, the gate to adventure swung wide. And what a ride! Yup, I married him. As the wife of a rodeo clown and bullfighter, I got a front-seat view on a fast-paced life and great opportunities to write for national rodeo markets, winning awards in the process.
Today I'm living my dream as a novelist and living for real on Colorado's Front Range with my handsome cowboy and our Queensland heeler, Blue. I hope you'll join me in the inspirational Western romance world where I'm sure you'll find a heaping helping of faith and fresh hope.
Here's a quick intro of me! I'm immeasurably blessed and happy to be the wife of Kyle McGlotten and mother to the three terrific gems God has entrusted to us. I'm also a daughter, sister, aunt, great-aunt, cousin, godmother, and friend. But I'm best described as a grateful child of God living to make His name great. If you asked me what I do, I'd tell you that I teach, mentor, and volunteer in a variety of capacities. I also write poetry and prose. If you said, Angelique what do you most enjoy doing?, I'd respond that whether it's lending a helping hand, sending a greeting card out of the blue, or picking up thoughtful gifts for others, I love to give. I also love, love, love being used as a channel of God's grace to bless people.
Because I absolutely enjoy encouraging others, my husband and children affectionately call me "Triple E" (Encourager, Edifier, and Exhorter). In fact, my latest book, Living Backward, is birthed from my desire to inspire others to live out God's plan for their lives and in so doing experience contentment, genuine success, and lasting significance.
I was born in Liberia, situated on the west coast of Africa. My amazing parents raised my siblings and me in a warm and loving environment. I enjoyed an idyllic childhood until my family was forced to abruptly flee our home as a result of a brutal coup d'état. We left behind all that my parents had worked for and by God's grace, resettled in the U.S. with next to nothing. God faithfully took care of us. I went on to study psychology at the University of Virginia and later became an ardent student of Scripture.
When not writing or studying, I relish time with my family. I also enjoy reading, listening to worship music, playing drums in the praise and worship band at church (where my husband is the senior pastor), journaling, exercising, and capturing memories. My family resides in northern Virginia.
I'd like to connect further, so I kindly invite you to visit my site: AngeliqueCooperMcGlotten.com. I think you'll be inspired. You have only one life to live. I encourage you to live on purpose and make your existence count by becoming all that you were created to be!! With my blessings and love, Angelique.
Gisela (Gigi) Sedlmayer was born on 19 May 1944 in Potsdam, a suburb of Berlin in Germany.
Her family escaped to the West just before the infamous wall went up. They moved around in Germany until finally settling in Munich where Gigi studied architectural drafting and met Albert in 1965, marrying in December 1967. She worked as a civil draftsperson in various private consultancies in Munich.
Since her uncle was a writer, she tried to write short animal stories herself. Nothing further came of it, but she developed a love for the written word and started to consume books.
In May 1975, Gigi and her husband moved to New Zealand. Because of language challenges, she started a handicraft business. As a specialty, she made colourful parrots of which she sold thousands in a few years.
In 1988, they decided to adopt and became adoptive parents of twin girls the year after. They lived in New Zealand for eighteen years and moved to Australia in September 1992.
Two years later Gigi was diagnosed with cancer. After operations and radiation, she withdrew, thinking that she would probably soon be dead, like her friend who died of cancer, but her two little girls gave her the courage to keep going. After a few years, still among the living, her brain started to work again, so she thought, 'Get a grip on yourself and do something good with your life'. She remembered the time she wrote short stories and got inspired again, seeing her husband Albert writing the story of their adoption. Her English became increasingly better so she pressed on to develop her creative writing.
Albert taught her how to use a computer and she wrote many short stories. She entered them in competitions and often got very good reports back, which gave her confidence to go on writing. One day the idea for the TALON series came to her and she spent the next several years bringing the story and the characters to life. She now loves writing and spends most of her time at the computer, developing new story lines.
USA Today Bestselling author Amy M. Reade writes women's contemporary and gothic fiction. Her books have been compared to authors such as Daphne du Maurier, Phyllis Whitney, and Victoria Holt. Amy's novels feature vivid descriptions of exotic and fascinating locations, such as the Thousand Islands region of New York State, Charleston, South Carolina, and the Big Island of Hawaii.
A former attorney, Amy found that writing was her true calling, and is currently working on a new project, a series set in Edinburgh, Scotland. She loves cooking, reading, and travel. You can visit her website, www.amymreade.com, where, in addition to information about her books and appearances, you will find a contact form, suggested playlists to go along with her novels, and notes and recommendations on wines.
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Ann Wooten-Taylor is the C.E.O. of Eating as an Act of Worship Ministries. The ministry began as a result of her deliverance from obesity, and she has been teaching others the Christian weight loss principles she learned since 2012. Unlike many Christian weight loss classes, the EAW class is not a forum where individuals come together, say a prayer, and then have a workout session. On the contrary, EAW weight loss courses focus on God's perspective about our body image, our eating habits, and keeping our bodies healthy through the study of His word.
The 12 concepts are designed to help you succeed by equipping you to win the daily battle that you are currently losing, first and foremost, in your mind. Until your mind is set free, you will continue to wander in the Wilderness of Obesity. As your mind is delivered, you'll ﬁnd you can not only start a diet, but you can also stick with it when you realize it was never about you. The battle was, is, and always will be a spiritual one to be won by the Lord.
Eating as an Act of Worship (EAW) Class Participant Testimonials:
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