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Jaime Jo Wright


Jaime Jo Wright, multi award-winning author--including the Christy and Daphne du Maurier awards--is a coffee-fueled and cat-fancier extraordinaire. She has entwined her life with the legendary Captain Hook, residing serenely in Wisconsin's rural woodlands. Her literary vocation involves penning chilling Gothic tales, a baffling change from that of Austenites, with a strong preference to the master of dark, Edgar Allan Poe. Two mischievous urchins adorn their family, who keep their mother on her toes - providing an exhilarating amount chaos. 

Visit her at: and listen to her podcast MadLit Musings on your favorite podcast player or at 

Michelle Medlock Adams

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Michelle Medlock Adams is a best-selling author and an award-winning journalist, earning top honors from the Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Hoosier State Press Association to name a few.

Author of over 100 books with more than 4 million books sold, Michelle is also a New York Times Bestselling ghostwriter and has won more than 90 industry awards for her own journalistic endeavors, including the prestigious Golden Scroll for Best Children’s Book in 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018 for “Cuddle-Up Prayers” “How Much Does God Love You?” “Dinosaur Devotions” and “My First Day of School”. And, over the past three years, she has added several first-place honors from the Christian Market Book Awards, the Selah Book Awards, the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, and the Illumination Book Awards in multiple categories.

Featured Book: Love Connects Us All




Joan C. Benson

Joan is an educator, inspirational speaker, and author of five fiction books, one historical fiction, and four children's book she co-authored with Marjorie Wingert. She is a wife, mom, grandmother, and follower of Jesus Christ. Her goal in writing is to encourage readers, providing concepts and principles from a biblical perspective.

Featured Book: God's ABCs

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Bruce L Blumer

Bruce L. Blumer held careers in education and nonprofits and is co-founder of Haiti Alive, a nonprofit serving on the island of LaGonave, Haiti. Blumer is the author of It's Not My Problem...Or Is It? From Nudge to Nonprofit, Simply Grace: Everyday Glimpses of God, and Mighty Winds and Gentle Whispers: The Purpose and Power of the Holy Spirit, as well as two children’s books.

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Suzanne Bratcher

Always ready for an adventure, Author Suzanne J Bratcher delights in writing fast-paced contemporary mysteries sprinkled with tidbits of Southwest history. Her award-winning novels are set in the very real ghost town of Jerome, Arizona, as well as the four corners states: New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and Utah. A long-time resident of Flagstaff, Bratcher now lives in Prescott Valley, where she watches the sun come up over Mingus Mountain. To learn more about Bratcher and her writing, visit her website at Be sure to sign up for her quarterly newsletter.

Featured Book: The Golden Doubleoons


Carole Brown

Besides being a member and active participant of many writing groups, Carole Brown enjoys mentoring beginning writers. An author of ten books, she loves to weave suspense and tough topics into her books, along with a touch of romance and whimsy, and is always on the lookout for outstanding titles and catchy ideas. She and her husband reside in SE Ohio but have ministered and counseled nationally and internationally. Together, they enjoy their grandsons, traveling, gardening, good food, the simple life, and did she mention their grandsons?


June Coleman

Growing up in a small town in Oklahoma, June Coleman, found her faith and family to be of utmost importance to her. With over thirty years in the teaching field before retiring, she and her husband, a retired administrator, have two children and two grandchildren.

June is a member of the Canadian County Power of 100, the Oklahoma Historical Society, and Crossings Community Church in Oklahoma City. “Introducing Joyfull Lee” from Christian Faith Publishing is an entertaining children’s tale that offers important lessons on life and faith for the encouragement of young believers and is Coleman’s debut children’s book.

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Wanda Currie

Wanda Currie is the Founder/CEO of Vision of Recovery, which believes in and practices a Christ-centered approach to Mental Health Care. We integrate biblically based resources with coaching and counseling interventions to treat the whole person: Spiritually, Emotionally, and Physically. Wanda writes a monthly blog and is the host of a weekly podcast "Surviving Your Pain." Wanda has a Master's Degree in Social Work from Howard University, is a Christian Counselor & Certified Life Coach specializing in Trauma and Addiction Recovery

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Hope Toler Dougherty

Hope Toler Dougherty holds a master’s degree in English and taught at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, and York Technical College in Rock Hill, SC. Her early novels are Irish Encounter, Mars…With Venus Rising, and Rescued Hearts. Her Forever series includes Forever Music, Forever Home, and the novella, "A Hatteras Surprise," which is featured in Candy Cane Wishes and Saltwater Dreams. A member of ACFW and a chronic volunteer, she, with her husband, Kevin, delight in visits with their two daughters and twin sons.

Featured Book: Forever Home

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Felicia Ferguson

Felicia achieved master’s degrees in Healthcare Administration and Speech-Language Pathology, but has written since childhood and dreamed of authoring books that teach and inspire others. An award-winning fiction and non-fiction freelance writer, she is the past president of the Destin chapter of Word Weavers International, a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers Association, and the conference coordinator for ACFW Colorado Springs’ Write in the Springs Conference.

She has previously published devotions with Christian Devotions and Inkspirations, and her first contemporary women’s novel with End Game Press, The Choices She Made, released in 2022. Her 2023 releases include two devotions in Ordinary People, Extraordinary God and three short stories in Sweet Romance for Every Season. When Secrets Come Calling, a contemporary women’s fiction book, will release in 2024. Her radio devotional, Build Faith for the Journey, airs Saturdays on Christian Mix 106.

Featured Book: The Choices She Made

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Karen Ferguson

Karen Ferguson is a freelance writer and the author of the Guess How Much God Loves You picture book series. A lover of words, family, animals, and Jesus, Karen is a passionate advocate for truth that transforms lives. Her faith in God and background in K-8 education inspires her mission to write stories that grab and hold young readers’ attentions, teaching them all about God’s unchangeable truths and His unchanging love for them. Karen is married to her best friend. They have two grown daughters, a growing tribe of dearly loved grandchildren, and one crazy golden retriever furbaby. Her favorite part of the week is eating dark chocolate and spending time with her family exploring new places.

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Susie Finkbeiner

Susie Finkbeiner is the CBA bestselling author of All Manner of Things, which was selected as a 2020 Michigan Notable Book, as well as Stories That Bind Us, The Nature of Small Birds, and other novels. The All-American is her ninth novel.

Featured Book: The All-American

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Jann Franklin

I live in Grand Cane, Louisiana--population 298. Many of my ideas come from weekly interactions with my fellow villagers. Like my protagonists, I never appreciated my small town upbringing until my husband forced me to live in one. Now I can't imagine living any other way. My husband John and I enjoy Sundays at Grand Cane Baptist Church, dinner with family and friends, and watching the lightning bugs in our backyard with our dogs. Our kids come to visit, when they aren’t too busy living their big city lives

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Michael Gryboski

Michael Gryboski was born and raised in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. He graduated from George Mason University with a bachelor of arts and then a master's, both in history. In addition to writing fiction, Michael also writes news articles for a living. Michael would rather be correct than widely accepted.

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Sandra Merville Hart

Sandra Merville Hart, award-winning and Amazon bestselling author of inspirational historical romances, loves to discover little-known yet fascinating facts from American history to include in her stories. Book 4 in her “Spies of the Civil War” will release in March of 2024. She is a blogger, speaker, teacher, and past Executive Editor for She serves on the Planning Committee for Faith & Fellowship Book Festival and has taught at writers’ conferences, women’s retreats, and writers’ groups. Connect with Sandra on her blog, Twitter, Pinterest, Goodreads, Sandra's Amazon Author Page, and BookBub.

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Sarah Hanks

Sarah Hanks is an award-winning author of Christian fiction in both the contemporary and historical genres. After spending over a decade mostly writing and teaching Sunday school curricula for churches in her community, she finally jumped into writing fiction full time. She and her husband have eight children of their own, a couple of whom seem to have inherited their mother’s love for playing with words and crafting stories. Though Sarah dreams of a cabin by the beach, the family of ten lives jammed together in beautiful chaos near St. Louis, Missouri. She buys ear plugs in bulk.

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Carlene Havel

Carlene Havel was born and raised in Texas. She has lived in several other US states and overseas, courtesy of the Air Force. Her husband loves to travel, and the Havels have had lots of fun satisfying his wanderlust. Carlene is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio, with a major in English. In 2005, she became a believer in Jesus Christ as the Savior of the world. Along with everything else that changed, she developed a passion for writing.

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Cindy Ervin Huff

Cindy Ervin Huff is a jubilee writer. Fifty years is spoken of in the Old Testament as the year of jubilee. It was a time of renewal. After raising five children, homeschooling for fifteen years, and teaching in her local church and serving as short-term missionary; she has renewed her love for writing in this season of her life. She enjoys honing her craft and pursuing her calling. They say sixty is the new forty, so she’s just getting started.  


Elle Kay

Hello, I’m Elle E. Kay, a Christian romantic suspense author hailing from Central Pennsylvania where I live on a hobby farm with my husband, Joe. Writing novels that touch my readers’ hearts is an incredible blessing, and I’m grateful to draw inspiration from my life experiences.

Featured Book: Grave Secrets

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Sydney Koh

Sydney Koh was born in Singapore and raised in sunny Southern California. Having escaped her marriage of 15 years to a narcissist husband, she now seeks to empower others in their quest to regain their sense of self – transforming victims into survivors. She loves life with her three boisterous sons and German Shepherd, Yogi.

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Betty Kulich

Betty Kulich is an Associate Pastor with her husband Rick of 50 years at Redeemer's Church, Columbus, Ohio. Director of Hispanic Women's Ministry for Harvest Preparation International Ministries (HPIM) of Sarasota, Florida. Winner of the 2021 CIPA Book Award for General Fiction (The River & El Rio). Devotional author for Guideposts & Abundant Books. Author of The Mask: A Historical Fiction Novella for the Ohio Literary Trail Mix. A certified AWSA speaker, host for Facebook vlogs - "Life Outside the Pages" and a YouTube ministry channel for Hispanic Women. AWSA, WW, ACFW, CIPA. The Ohio State University – MS Education.

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Crissie Ann Leonard

Crissie Ann Leonard is an Accounting Associate at a nonprofit firm who has loved literature since she could read. Building on that love and personal experiences, she has spent the last decade writing stories based on life, faith, growth, and healing.

She has been a lifelong writer and first began with short stories and poetry, only to be sidetracked by life—joy and sorrow, love and loss.

She lives in Ohio. Her great loves are God, her cat Smokey, her family, and Chewbacca from Star Wars. When God’s purpose rose to meet her pain, Letters was born.

Featured Book: Letters To My Father

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Penny McGinnis

Penny Frost McGinnis, author of Home Where She Belongs and Home Away From Home, books #1 and #2 of the Abbott Island series would live in a lighthouse or on an island, if she could. Instead, she and her husband are content to live in southwest Ohio and visit Lake Erie every chance they get. She adores her family and dog, indulges in dark chocolate, enjoys fiber arts, and baseball. She pens romance with a dash of mystery and the promise of hope. Her life's goal is to encourage and uplift through her writing.

Featured Book: Home Away From Home

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Yvonne M Morgan

As an award-winning author and blogger, I enjoy writing stories that deepen our relationship with God. My passions include prayer, travel, and mission work. I was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

My names include wife, mom, grandmother, and child of God. I learned to trust the Lord in all circumstances, even after the death of my son many years ago. Throughout the years, God’s calling led me down many paths, like starting a charity for orphans in other countries and becoming a writer.

Featured Book: Gypsy For God

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Gail Palotta

Award-winning author Gail Pallotta’s a wife, mom, swimmer and bargain shopper who loves God, beach sunsets and getting together with friends and family. She's a former Grace Awards finalist, a 2017 Reader's Favorite Book Awards recipient and a TopShelf 2020 Book Awards Finalist. She's published six books, poems, short stories and two-hundred articles. Some of her articles appear in anthologies while two are in museums. Visit Gail’s website at

Featured Book: Cooking Up A Mystery

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Mark David Pullen

Mark is the author of the middle grade series , The Oasis Chronicles. The first book , The Oasis King was released this year. Mark seeks to provide his readers with an escape from the struggles of growing up. He writes genre bending fiction that combines fast paced action and adventure with science fiction and fantasy. He lives in Upstate NY with his wife , two children, and basset hound Toby. He is a member of the ACFW organization.

Featured Book: The Oasis King

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Lori Z. Scott

Wheaton College graduate Lori Z. Scott adores anything that makes her smile. Like cartoons. Fuzzy socks. And well-penned sticky notes. She’s taught elementary school for over 25 years, mostly for the free hugs. After accidentally writing a best-selling chapter book series, she deliberately contributed to 15 books and published over 200 articles, short stories, poems, and devotions for magazines like Brio and Focus on the Family. Additionally, she writes articles for Story Embers, an online Christian writing community. In 2022, Lori introduced the award-winning book Inside the Ten-Foot Line, the first installment in a sports series geared for Christian teens.

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Daphne Self

Daphne Self, formerly published under the name D.M. Webb, resides in Iowa. As a Mississippian transplant, she spends her days in the Midwest state writing, editing, reading, antiquing, and planning adventures. She pursues her dream as an editor and author with one goal in mind: To Glorify His Name. Daphne is also an avid reader who devours books in many genres.

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Susan Pope Sloan

Susan Pope Sloan started writing early and had her first poems and short pieces published at age 18. Her articles have been published sporadically in denominational magazines and local newspapers over many years. After retiring from the corporate world, she self-published a few short nonfiction books. Her love for history led to her historical fiction trilogy, Rescued Hearts of the Civil War, published by Wild Heart Books in 2023. Susan is a member of ACFW and a chapter mentor for Word Weavers International.

Featured Book: Loving Lydia

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Lynne Tagawa

Lynne Tagawa is a wife, mom, and grandma to six. She loves history and loves making history--and the great ideas behind history--come to life. First in a series, the Shenandoah Road was a finalist in the 2019 Selah Award. She lives with her husband in south Texas.

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Amanda Torre

Amanda Torre is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in San Diego, California. She received her bachelor’s in psychology and master’s in marital and family therapy from the University of San Diego. Amanda has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. As a believer in Jesus Christ, she has a passion for drawing clients closer to God through the therapeutic setting. Amanda lives in San Diego with her husband and four boys.

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Sharon D. Tweet

Mom. Homeschooling veteran. Widow. Author. Amateur photographer. Child of God. From the shores of California to the rolling hills of Missouri, Sharon has traveled many roads through theatre, archery, and her husband’s cancer. She resides on the fringe of the Kansas City metropolitan area with or near her sons and two aging dogs, writing, editing, and helping others bring order from chaos. Sharon writes contemporary Christian fiction and her overriding desire is to share a love of God’s word through written fiction and encourage others to #Discover #LoveOnPurpose, and to #LifeYourFaithBoldly!

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Becky Van Vleet

Becky Van Vleet is a retired teacher and principal and award-winning multi-genre author. She and her husband make their home close to Colorado Springs where she enjoys gardening, hiking, oil painting, power walking, and spending time with her family, especially reading books to her grandchildren. A member of ACFW, Becky has devoted her website to creating and preserving family memories and sharing family stories for the next generations through her monthly blogs.

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Melissa Wardwell

Christian Fiction and Romance author, Melissa Wardwell, resides in Michigan with her husband and three children. Now that the “nest” is beginning to empty, she is filling her time with the local writer’s group, ministering at her church as secretary and teacher, and joining her husband on outdoor activities like kayaking or riding around town on his motorcycle. Melissa is also an avid reader and runs the book review blog, Back Porch Reads.

Featured Book: An Unexpected Gift


Yolonda Tonette Sanders

Yolonda Tonette Sanders is the CEO of Yo Productions, LLC and co-founder of the Faith & Fellowship Book
Festival. Her writing portfolio includes academic papers, novels, short stories, poems, and other creative works. She is an editor for a national publication, a professor, and serves on several boards and associations. Yolonda holds two bachelor’s degrees, a master’s degree, and is currently completing her Ph.D. in organizational
leadership. She treasures her relationships with family and close friends. Yolonda is blessed to be the wife of David; mother of two adults, Tre and Tia; “Nini” to her grandchildren, Khari and Khia; daughter of Eddie; sister to Milton; and dog mom to Paco. Learn more about Yolonda at, or check her out at or


Cindy Thomson

Cindy Thomson is known for writing inspirational Celtic themes. She has authored six publicly-released novels and five non-fiction books, including her newest, Celtic Wanderings. Cindy is also co-founder of the Faith & Fellowship Book Festival and vice president of the Mordecai Brown LegacycFoundation. She is an avid Cincinnati Reds fan and a member of the Society for American Baseball Research. Cindy is happilymarried to her techy husband, Tom. They are the proud parents of three adult sons and six grandchildren. Visit Cindy online at;; and @cindyswriting on Book Bub, Pinterest, and Twitter.

Featured Book: Celtic Wanderings

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