Meet Marie Sontag

Marie Sontag loves learning, writing, and kids. These passions melded into a desire to write historical fiction for middle-grade and young adult readers. After earning a BA in social science, teaching middle school for over fifteen years, and completing a PhD in education, her focus was and still is to bring the past to life […]

Meet author Jayme Mansfield

Jayme H. Mansfield is an author, artist, and educator. Her award-winning novels, Chasing the Butterfly and RUSH, are book club favorites and Amazon bestsellers. Her stories weave artistic, visual imagery with compelling plots and captivating characters. Romance, nuggets from the past, and timeless truths provide the fiber to make her novels rich and memorable. Jayme lives in […]

Meet Janet S. Grunst

Janet was raised in a military family. She’s a wife, mother of two sons, and grandmother of eight. Janet has worked in the banking industry, as a freelance writer, and for an international ministry, Community Bible Study, most recently as the EA to the Executive Director. She continues to serve as a leader in her […]

Meet Donna Gawell

As a retired educator, Donna used the gift of time to reinvent herself as an author and genealogist. She and her husband  enjoy making memories with their family in Westerville, Ohio, and exploring the culture and history of foreign countries. She also volunteers with Samaritan’s Purse and is a Church Coordinator for International Friendships, a Christian […]

Meet Christine Lindsay

Irish-born Christine Lindsay is the author of multi-award-winning Christian fiction and non-fiction. Readers describe her writing as gritty yet tender, realistic yet larger than life, with historical detail that collides into the heart of psychological and relationship drama. Christine’s books have garnered the ACFW Genesis Award, The Grace Award, Canada’s The Word Guild Award (Twice), […]

Meet MaryAnn Diorio

Dr. MaryAnn Diorio is a widely published, award-winning author of fiction and non-fiction for adults and children. Her latest novel, Return to Bella Terra, is Book 3 in The Italian Chronicles Trilogy. MaryAnn’s latest children’s book, The Dandelion Patch, won “Best Book of Juvenile Fiction” in the 2017 Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards contest. MaryAnn and […]

Meet Kathleen Rouser

Kathleen Rouser is the award-winning author of Rumors and Promises, her first novel about the people of fictional Stone Creek, Michigan. She is a longtime member of ACFW. Kathleen wanted to be a writer before she could even read and longs to create characters who resonate with readers and realize the need for a transforming […]

Meet Ann Tatlock

Ann Tatlock is managing editor of Heritage Beacon, the historical fiction imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. She is a novelist and children’s book author, and formerly worked as a writer and editor with Decision magazine. She and her husband have one daughter and live in Raleigh, North Carolina.     What genre do […]

Join me in the Journey?

I just released my debut novel, The Fabric of Hope on Friday, March 17, 2017. That was St. Patrick’s Day, perfect for this Irish Family Legacy novel. I’ve enjoyed doing a few book signings, interviews, etc., but no matter how you cut it, it’s a lot of work to let other know about any book […]

Treasure Hunting

When I was teaching, there were two subjects that I loved the most—English and history. Now that I’m writing historical fiction, I get to apply both of these subjects to my work everyday. Researching history for my historical novels is like going on a really fun treasure hunt into another time. Not only do I […]