2020 FEATURED AUTHORS

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Kimberla Lawson Roby

New York Times Bestselling Author & Speaker, Kimberla Lawson Roby, has published 28 books which include her faith-based, nonfiction title, The Woman God Created You To Be: Finding Success Through Faith—Spiritually, Personally, and Professionally, as well as numerous novels. She has sold nearly 3 million copies of her books, and they have frequented numerous bestseller lists, including The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Essence, Upscale, Black Christian News, AALBC.com, Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, Wal-Mart, The Dallas Morning News, The Austin Chronicle and many others.

 

Kimberla’s books deal with very real issues, including women empowerment, sexual harassment, racial and gender discrimination in the workplace, problems within the church (and the consequences), Christian/family/moral values, drug and gambling addiction, marriage, infidelity, single motherhood, breast cancer, infertility, sibling rivalry, domestic violence, childhood sexual abuse, mental illness, and the care-giving of a parent to name a few. In addition, Kimberla’s books offer a message of redemption, forgiveness, and the realities of everyday life. Connect with Kimberla here: https://kimroby.com/.

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James L. Rubart

When James was ten, his biggest dream was to be a novelist after reading The Chronicles of Narnia. In eighth grade the dream took a major hit when, after taking a journalism class (loved it) and trying out at the end of the year tried out for the school paper. He was rejected. In that moment, James buried the dream and listened to a lie that sank its claws deep into his heart: “You can’t write.” But the dream refused to die. He dabbled in short stories and went to a few seminars in his 20s, but never showed his writing to anyone.

 

In 2002, his dream came alive again. His wife went on a fast for reasons that she didn't know at the time. After two and a half days, James felt God say, “I’ve given you the skill and desire to write, when are you going to step into your destiny?” James decided to dive full-force into writing my first novel (Rooms) and finished it in late ’05. It was rejected and ultimately purchased in early summer 2008. It took significant perseverance and belief. He encourages everyone to keep pressing into your dreams. Reject the lie and embrace the truth that you have a role, a purpose that only you can fulfill. Connect with James here: https://jameslrubart.com/.

Featured Book: Rooms

2020 GUEST AUTHORS

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Yolonda Tonette Sanders

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Yolonda Tonette Sanders is an Ohio native whose writing debut came in 2005 with the release of her first book, Soul Matters. In 2008, Yolonda launched Yo Productions to create a stage adaptation of her debut novel. The company has since evolved into a multi-faceted organization that offers services for novice to experienced writers. Co-founder of the Faith and Fellowship Book Festival, Yolonda is crazy in love with her hubby David, adult children Tre and Tia, grandson Khari, and her paw child Paco. Learn more about Yolonda's works at  www.yoproductions.net and connect with her on Facebook (www.facebook.com/yoproductions) or Twitter (@ytsanders).

Featured Book: The Protector

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Cindy Thomson

Known for the inspirational Celtic theme employed in most of her books, Cindy Thomson is the author of six novels and four non-fiction books, including her newest, Finding Your Irish Roots. She is co-founder of the Faith & Fellowship Book Festival and vice president of the Mordecai Brown Legacy Foundation. A genealogy enthusiast, she writes from her home in Ohio. Visit her online at CindysWriting.com, on Facebook: Facebook.com/Cindyswriting, Twitter: @cindyswriting, Pinterest: @cindyswriting, and Book Bub: @cindyswriting.

Featured Book: Celtic Song

Check back to see the list of 2021 authors. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. Featured authors will be Tosca Lee and Cynthia Ruchti. Bios and links for featured and guest authors will be uploaded soon!

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