Bodmer is the author of When Love Dies (W Publishing Group)
and What's in the Bible for Mothers (Bethany House). She is director
of the Northwest Christian Writers Renewal conference each May. Visit
her web at www.JudyBodmer.com.
Brownell is an award-winning, 17-year newspaper
reporter. She has sold more than 200 articles and stories to
40 Christian magazines.
She also serves as OCACW’s Critique Group Coordinator. http://www.inkfromanearthenvessel.blogspot.com
Bryden writes out of her home in Olympia, WA. She has contributed
poems, book reviews, devotionals, inspirational stories, and articles
to various publications and books. God surprised her when he put
together some of her seemingly disconnected talents and she began
publishing Journeys in Prayer, a four page inspirational publication
four years ago.
Campbell is author of the Century Farm mystery
series for 8-12 year-olds
published by OakTara, two devotional books by Extreme Diva Media,
Inc., and more than 1400 articles and columns. She
co-edits "Christian Writers Fellowship's newsletter (Girard, KS) and
writes monthly marketing columns for that newsletter and for "Heart
of America Christian Writers Network" (HACWN). She blogs on Preserving
Family Memories at: www.LeAnnCampbell.com and www.LeAnnCampbell.vpweb.com.
R Chrystie, Ph.D. has sold more than 800 articles, newspaper
columns, and devotions; plus 2 college texts and 5 poetry chapbooks
in 30+ years of part-time writing. She serves our Ozarks Chapter
of American Christian Writers as President and Programs Co-chair.
She also teaches online management and leadership classes for
SMSU (Minnesota) and Judson University (Illinois). Her author
website is www.ClearGlassView and Twitter handle is #ClearGlassView.
Cole-Rous is our Managing Editor for the Ozarks Chapter of American Christian
Writers' newsletter. He is also Director of Content
for Network211. He recently authored a handbook for Christian speakers
and Bible students titled "God's Honorable Mentions" in print
and e-book formats, available from Amazon.com worldwide, and can be ordered
from bookstores. He is completing his next book "The Girl Who Wouldn't
founder of WinePress
Publishing and three-time self-published author,
has coached hundreds of authors through the daunting task
of book production and promotion. Over the last 16 years she has
helped bring the degree of credibility for self-published works up
to the high level of acceptance in the industry it enjoys today.
Athena functions as the Acquisitions Manager for WinePress Publishing
Group and is President of the Northwest
Christian Writers’ Association.
M. Ford has sold over 130 magazine pieces for children and adults. She
writes for both secular and Christian magazines. Under
her maiden name, Susan Uhlig, she also has two children’s books
out. Check out more on her website: www.susanuhlig.com, which has
a link to her blog about children’s books.
Gray is a retired art teacher who enjoys painting
and drawing, as well as writing poetry and prose, fiction and
non-fiction. Tania is a founding member of the Ozarks Chapter
of American Christian Writers (www.OzarksACW.org), and recently
served as OCACW's Hospitality Coordinator for 5 years; and is
also a past president of the Missouri State Poetry Society.
E. Harris is a freelance writer in Seattle, WA. She volunteered in the Moms
In Touch International prayer ministry and continues
to pray for her adult children and grandchildren. Her book reviews,
articles, devotionals, and columns have appeared in numerous publications
including LifeWise, The Standard, and Advanced Christian Writer.
Her column, “A Cup of Tea with Lydia,” is published across
the U.S. and Canada. Contact: LydiaHarris@Qwest.net. Her book Preparing
My Heart for Grandparenting is a Bible study available Fall 2010,
see her web site at www.PreparingMyHeart.net .
E. Hensley, Ph.D. holds four degrees in communications,
including a Ph.D. in English from Ball State University. He is director
of the professional writing major at Taylor University Fort Wayne,
where he is a full professor of English. He serves each year as a
judge for the Christy Fiction Awards, the Christian Book (Gold Medallion)
Awards, and the Evangelical Press Association Awards. He is the author
of six novels, 154 short stories, numerous recorded songs, and 44
nonfiction books, including eight best-selling textbooks on professional
writing, including HOW TO WRITE WHAT YOU LOVE AND MAKE A LIVING AT
IT (Random House) and TEACH YOURSELF GRAMMAR AND STYLE IN 24 HOURS
(Macmillan). He is a contributing editor and staff columnist for
Advanced Christian Writer and Writer's Journal. He has sold more
than 3,000 freelance newspaper and magazine articles. He sits on
the Board of Directors of Christian Writers Guild and also Midwest
Kelly (www.clintkellybooks.com) is a communications specialist for Seattle
Pacific University and a writer of quality nonfiction
and suspense novels with combined book sales of more than 150,000
copies. In Carly Patterson: Be Strong (Positively for Kids! 2006),
he tells the thrilling story of only the second U.S. athlete in Olympic
history to win the All-Around gold in gymnastics. The Sensations
Series (Zondervan), his newest fiction series, is a set of riveting
novels based on the human senses. Nominated for the Christy Award,
Clint has also written for a variety of national periodicals including
American History Illustrated, Family Circle, and New Man. His article
on Shane Hamman, “A Strong Man to Have Around,” will
soon appear in Today’s Christian magazine. Clint and his wife,
Cheryll, have four children and live in Everett, Washington. He is
a frequent speaker and workshop leader at Christian writers conferences
coast-to-coast, is an instructor in magazine writing for Discover
U, and is former director of the Seattle Pacific University Christian
Lawless, a former teacher, and author or coauthor of seven
books, including The Drift into Deception; God's Character: A
Study of His Attributes; Under His Wings: God's Protection in China; and
Keys to God's Heart: Unlocking Leviticus. She has published numerous
article is such magazines as Decision and Power for Living. She also
copyedits and proofreads books for various publishers.
F. Meagher writes from her light-filled study in North Central Washington.
After a career in organizational communications,
she gladly returned to freelance writing. She's been published in
Guideposts Magazine, The Secret Place, Mature Years, Christian
Communicator, and other publications. Her contest column also appears in Northwest
Christian Author. She's the author of Seasoned with Love:
Heart-healthy Recipes and Reflections about Food, Family, Faith,
and Friends (SpringBoard
Publishing). Tell her about your contest experiences—win or
lose. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. ©2010 by Carolyn
F. Meagher. All rights reserved.
Murphey - The Man Behind the Words - is a NY Times bestselling
author and international speaker who has written, cowritten, or ghostwritten
more than 100 books and 1,000 articles. He has been a full-time writer
since 1984. 90 Minutes in Heaven, a book he wrote with Don Piper,
has sold more than three million copies and has appeared on the bestseller
list since October 2006. Cecil recently received the first ever lifetime
achievement award from the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association.
He was recognized for his excellent writing and for his selfless
mentoring in the Christian writing community. For more information
about Cecil Murphey, visit his website at www.TheManBehindTheWords.com.
K.F. Newton reviews homeschool resources for the HOME
newsletter and homeschools her eight-year-old son. She and her family live in
Pennell is a prolific, local Christian poet and the OCACW
Stuart (Aloha, Oregon) has been writing for 40 years--full-time
for the last twenty-two. She has also put out twenty-two editions
of the Christian Writers'
Market Guide, the only market guide that
specifically targets the Christian market. In addition she has published
a dozen other books, and countless articles and columns. As marketing
columnist for Christian Communicator, The Advanced Christian
and Oregon Writers, she is considered the leading authority on the
Christian market. She is in demand as a conference speaker nationwide.
Sally is the mother of three and grandmother of eight.
Williams, author, speaker, and workshop leader has writing
credits in curriculum, devotions, short stories, and numerous articles.
She has authored or co-authored over 24 books. Having both traditional
and self published books, she understands the value and compatibility
of both venues. Carla enjoys helping writers and editors through
her position as Editorial Director for WinePress Publishing, helping
raise the standard in self publishing. As Publicity Director, she
helps authors build their promotional platforms and marketing plans.
email@example.com. Through her personal ministry, www.thespiritualmom.com,
she encourages women and families to walk closer to the Lord.
A. Willingham is newsletter editor and Treasurer for the
Ozarks Chapter of American Christian Writers. She also writes the
Grammar Guru and World of Words columns for the newsletter.