Mimi was born in Australia, grew up in Europe and returned to Australia in 1981. She married, became involved in the medical industry and has two daughters. With her children grown up, Mimi now writes for fun and in 2015 she contributed to the anthologies 'Glimpses of Light' and 'Like a Girl' to raise funds for the blind and education for women and children.
Mimi became a bestselling author in 2015 with her 'Story of Survival,' which aims to help people who experience serious health issues. In 2016 'Mimi's Book Launch Plan' was published as a thank you to her launch team and to help support fellow writers and authors.
Darlene Foster is a writer, an employment counselor, an ESL tutor for children, a wife, mother and grandmother. She loves travel, shoes, cooking, reading, sewing, chocolate, music, the beach and making new friends. Her 13 year old grandson called her "super-mega-woman-supreme".
She was brought up on a ranch near Medicine Hat, Alberta, where she dreamt of traveling the world and meeting interesting people. She currently divides her time between the west coast of Canada and the Costa Blanca in Spain, with her husband Paul. "
Amanda in Arabia-The Perfume Flask" was her first published novel. Once bitten by the travel bug, Amanda travels to other interesting places, sticking her nose in other people's problems and getting herself in trouble. Read "Amanda in Spain - The Girl in the Painting", "Amanda in England - The Missing Novel" and "Amanda in Alberta - The Writing on the Stone", to find out the adventures Amanda has as she travels the world. Visit her blog at Darlene Foster's Blog.
Mary L. Ball is member of American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives in North Carolina and weaves stories about real-life problems, suspense or mystery blended with romance.
When she's not working on her latest novel Mary enjoys fishing, reading, and singing with her husband at church functions. Readers can connect with her on Facebook and Twitter. Visit her website at http://www.marylball.com
Gary Bowen resides in the country 15 miles north of Harrisburg, PA, with his wife Eilene on three acres of land beside Susquehanna River. They attend Bible Fellowship Church in Dauphin. Gary and his first wife Rose; raised four boys, and one daughter in their home by the river. Gary and Rose divorced, and Gary remarried his present wife Eilene.
Having worked six years in the county prison, he knew what Jonathan faced while he was incarcerated. Gary wrote letters to Jonathan and tried to help him turn his life around. As a Born Again Christian, Gary felt burdened to show Jon how to restore the love of Christ in Jonathan's heart, and wrote John letters weekly. The letters were to encourage Jon, while he was incarcerated, and show him how to make changes, and lead Jon closer to the Lord. The letters became the pages of the book.
Many letters were written, and some of them aren't contained in this book. Gary's prayer is for other's to know the love of the Lord and develop a personal relationship with him.
Dr. Nella Ann Roberts was born on the island of Grenada, in the southern Caribbean. She has a doctorate in adult education and human resource development from Florida International University (Miami, Florida), an MBA in marketing management from the City University of New York (Baruch College), and a B.Sc. in economics and accounting from the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill, Barbados).
Dr. Roberts has a wealth of experience helping individuals and businesses become more successful. She has worked in several industries in the United States and the Caribbean.
She is very passionate about God and helping others be more successful. Her mission is to help others develop themselves for success and make a difference in the world. To read more about her and her books visit Dr. Nella Ann Roberts website.
Many, many years ago, in Mercedes, Texas, Dr. Edwards delivered a chubby little baby girl, that would be me. Then five years later, my family, including me, moved to Georgia. After searching for a practically perfect man for seventeen years, I found him. His last name, Edwards. Thirty-five plus years later we are still happily married. My life has been filled with a variety of experiences. Some were great and some, well let's just say I have learned many lessons the hard way.
I am active in Sisters in Crime Atlanta Chapter, and I sit on the advisory board of Rockdale Cares, Inc., a non-profit advocacy group for the developmentally challenged. I began writing in high school but not seriously until 1999. I write traditional mysteries and my biggest influences are Agatha Christie, Anne Perry, Caroline Graham, Elizabeth Peters, and my family.
"Brilliant Disguise" is the first book in the Detective Charlie McClung Mysteries. Its cover received an Honorable Mention in the 2015 InD'tale Magazine Rone Cover Awards in the suspense category. The second book, "A Good Girl," was released September 23, 2014. It was voted one of the top 50 Indie Books 2014 by Readfree.ly.com. It was a finalist in the 2015 Tybee Island Book Awards. "A Criminal Kind" was released June 30, 2015. It was voted one of the top 50 Indie Books of 2015 by Readfree.ly.com. I'm currently working on "Sins of My Youth. There are six more to follow in the series. I hope you enjoy reading my books.
Please visit my website, MaryAnneEdwards.com and send me note. I love hearing from you. Please don't forget to leave a review. Thank you to all of my readers.
Claire Fullerton grew up in Memphis, TN and now lives in Malibu, CA. She is the author of literary fiction, "Dancing to an Irish Reel," which is set in Connemara, Ireland, where she once lived. She is also the author of "A Portal in Time": A paranormal mystery that unfolds in two time periods set on California's hauntingly beautiful Monterey Peninsula, in a little village called Carmel-by-the-Sea. Both of Claire's novels are published by Vinspire Publishing.
Claire is a three- time award winning essayist, a former newspaper columnist, a contributor to magazines including Celtic Life International and Southern Writers Magazine. She is a five-time contributor to the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" book series and can be found on Goodreads as well as the website under her name: Claire Fullerton.
Currently, Claire is fine tuning her third novel, which is a Southern family saga based on her award winning essay in the 2013 San Francisco Writer's Conference. The manuscript's epilogue appears in "Southern Writers Magazine's" November 2015 issue as a finalist in the magazines' short story contest.
Candee Fick is the wife of a high school football coach and the mother of three children, including a daughter with a rare genetic syndrome. When not busy with her day job or writing, she can be found cheering on the home team at football, basketball, baseball, and Special Olympics games. In what little free time remains, she enjoys exploring the great Colorado outdoors, indulging in dark chocolate, and savoring happily-ever-after endings through a good book.
In addition to her inspirational non-fiction titles, Candee has published a dozen articles in publications including In Touch, The War Cry, Exceptional Parent, and Special Education Today. As a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), she was a Double Finalist and WINNER in the 2014 ACFW Genesis contest short novel category, 2011 Semi-finalist in contemporary fiction, and 2009 Runner-Up in women's fiction.
Samantha Jillian Bayarr, a former Paralegal, lives in an historic house in a small town in Florida with her husband, John, and a cat named Napoleon.
She 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.
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Nicole C. Calhoun is the author of Victory's Road: A Graceful Drive Through Life's Obstacles and founder of Restored to Stand Ministries. Her passion is helping women to experience God's restoration in their lives. She desires to see women become completely restored in Christ, that is: "Restored with a Purpose, God's Purpose".
The mission of Restored to Stand is to empower women of all walks of life to stand strong in the midst of adversity and we believe that restoration through Jesus Christ is the key. Our desire is to see women accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and also allow themselves to experience God’s complete restoration in every area of life. It is essential for every believer to place themselves in the hands of God and allow Him to renew and restore us.
We desire to lead women on a road to healing of the soul, experiencing spiritual growth, as well as encourage them to go forth in the power of God by serving Him in their gifted areas. We want women to realize that we were restored with a purpose, to serve God’s purpose.