About Us

Our Contributors...

Jamin Baldwin

In addition to writing historical novellas and poetry, Jamin is also a song writer and sings at her local church. She has been a volunteer as a Sunday school teacher and the VBS decorating coordinator for the past three years. With her Irish/Native American roots firmly planted in SE Ohio, Jamin enjoys the simple life on her small farm with her husband. Where she homeschools their three small children. Her writing styles range from inspirational to romance. Seeking plots and ideas for her novellas that stray outside the ordinary. Yet, drawing inspiration from every day life.


Crystal L Barnes

Award-winning author, born-n-raised Texan, and member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Crystal L Barnes is the culprit behind the Marriage & Mayhem series and more. Accused of being quite the character at times, Crystal has performed in several plays, loves to sing Southern Gospel, and contributes to her church's worship team on a regular basis. When she's not writing, reading, or singing, Crystal enjoys exploring on road-trips, spending time with family, and watching old movies/sitcoms. I Love Lucy and Little House on the Prairie are two of her favorites. Find out more and connect with Crystal at www.crystal-barnes.com. Also find her on Amazon, GoodreadsPinterestGoogle+ or on Facebook.


Carole Brown

Author Carole Brown’s debut novel (The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman-an ACFW Genesis semi-finalist) releases September, 2013, and has four children’s books published. She’s an experienced blogger, conducts interviews, reviews books, and posts articles on: Sunnybank Secrets, The Barn Door Book Loft, Geezers Guys and Gals blog, Facebook, and Twitter. With a Bachelors Degree in Religious Education, an Associate in Computer Software, and courses in fiction writing, she has co-counseled and labored with her husband nationally and internationally. Carole is a member of the ACFW, RWA, Central Ohio Fiction Writers, Sisters of Crime, and foundered Circle of Pens to mentor new writers.


Catherine Castle

Catherine Castle, freelance writer and author of the inspirational suspense romance The Nun and the Narc (from Soul Mate Publishing), loves writing, reading, traveling, singing, watching movies, and the theatre. In the winter she quilts and has a lot of UFOs (unfinished objects) in her sewing case. In the summer her favorite place is in her garden. She’s a passionate gardener who won a “Best Hillside Garden” award from the local gardening club. Contact Catherine though her website at http://catherinecastle1.wordpress.com, Amazon author page , Facebook , Twitter @AuthorCCastle, or Goodreads


Susan Craft

A South Carolinian, Susan F. Craft, is the author of The Xanthakos Family Trilogy that includes The Chamomile, a Revolutionary War romantic suspense and a SIBA Okra Pick; Laurel, a post-Revolutionary War romantic suspense; and Cassia that takes place from 1799-1836. Susan researches for her novels with the same excitement as Alan Quartermain hunting for King Solomon’s Mines and with the persistence of Lewis and Clark. She enjoys the chase when a clue leads her from one “treasure” to the next, to the next. She recently retired from a 45-year career working for SC Educational Television, SC Department of Mental Health, SC College of Pharmacy, and for the SC Senate. Susan is a member of Romance Writers of America, American Christian Fiction Writers, The Historical Novel Society, SC Writers Workshop, SC Historical Society, the Robert Burns Society, the Colonial American Christian Writers, and the Inkplots, a writers’ critique group. Her short stories have been published in four of the group’s collections. She is represented by Linda S. Glaz of the Hartline Literary Agency.


Angela K Couch

To keep from freezing in the Great White North, Angela K Couch cuddles under quilts with her laptop. Winning short story contests, being a semi-finalist in ACFW’s Genesis Contest, and a finalist in the International Digital Awards also helped warm her up. As a passionate believer in Christ, her faith permeates the stories she tells. Her martial arts training, experience with horses, and appreciation for good romance sneak in there, as well. When not writing, she stays fit (and warm) by chasing after three munchkins. Visit her at www.angelakcouch.com, or follow on Twitter or Facebook!


Josette Downey

Josette Downey is the author of A Time to Say Goodbye, the first entry in the four-part Abolitionist Chronicles. She has a master’s degree in English From East Carolina University, and currently works for a premier test scoring company. She is the mother of a precocious six-year-old girl, who enjoys bugs, snakes and superman. She enjoys southern cooking, reading and exploring emerging technology, but is best defined by her devotion to her faith and the empowerment of women in the modern world.


Jennifer Fromke

Though raised in the Midwest, Jennifer Fromke writes from North Carolina where she lives with her three teenagers and husband of over 20 years. In addition to her debut novel, A Familiar Shore, Jennifer co-authored two Christmas novellas (Ruby’s Christmas releases Christmas 2014) and published two short stories. Her novel also won the Genesis award in 2010. Her favorite sport is laughing with her family and her favorite daily chore is to ensure the candy dish never runs dry.


Norma Gail

Norma’s passion is sharing biblical wisdom for daily living. Her devotionals and poems appear at ChristianDevotions.us, and “The Secret Place,” as well as her website www.normagail.com . She has led weekly women’s Bible studies for 18 years. The most recent out-growth of her passion is fiction to refresh your spirit. Her contemporary Christian romance, Land of My Dreams will be released in March 2014. She lives in the mountains outside Albuquerque, New Mexico with her husband of 37 years. They have two adult children.


Mariah Holloway

Mariah Holloway started writing stories when she was seven years old, and her passion for writing has only grown. Her desire is to bring people to the Lord through her writings. Not only does Mariah express her faith through her stories, she also expresses her passion for history. When Mariah is not writing, she is busy as a wedding photographer. She also enjoys ice cream, reading, and traveling. She is currently seeking her B.A. in English with a minor in History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. You can connect with Mariah through her website and Facebook.


Heidi Main

After writing for a number of years, Heidi finally found her home in the contemporary Christian romance genre. Her cozy novels reflect the quaint and slower time from her childhood in a small town. Following a career in the computer field, she operated a Jazzercise franchise before she began writing. Currently, she is a part-time freelance copywriter for a local design firm, a member of ACFW and RWA, and is the lead moderator for The Writers View 2. Central North Carolina is home for her family, including their Jack Russell Terrier Sophie, and their backyard of well-fed birds and squirrels.Learn more about Heidi on her website and her blog. Connect with Heidi on Facebook and Twitter.

Elaine Manders

Elaine Manders is a small town, southern woman. Her college counselor said she should be an historian, but she received a BBA instead and is a retired civilian accountant for the Air Force. Her love of history remains strong, and she’s written and currently editing five historical novels set in America and Europe. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America and American Christian Fiction Writers. One of her novels reached the final round in the 2013 Olympia contest sponsored by COTT. When not writing, she enjoys reading, crafts, and hanging out with her family. She can be reached on twitter @ehmanders, Facebook or https://elainemanders.wordpress.com

Linda Shenton Matchett

A native of Baltimore, MD, Linda Matchett has had a wide and varied career including stints as a crisis counselor, human resources professional, innkeeper, and now the executive director of a youth center. She loves to read, hike, kayak, snowshoe and explore the great outdoors. Dabbling with pen and paper since she was a child, Linda has published numerous articles. Under Fire, the first book in her World War II mystery series featuring war correspondent/amateur sleuth Ruth Brown, will be released by eLectio Publishing in July 2017.

Caryl McAdoo

With sixteen titles released by six publishers, Simon & Schuster’s hybrid author Caryl McAdoo is excited about her first contemporary Red River Romance set in the Texas county of the same name, The Preacher’s Faith. The novelist also edits, paints, and writes new songs. In 2008, she and her high school sweetheart-husband Ron moved from the DFW area—home for fifty-five years—to the woods of Red River County. Caryl counts four children and fourteen grandsugars life’s biggest blessings believing all good things come from God. Praying her story gives God glory, she hopes her books will also minister His love, mercy, and grace to all their readers as well as cause them to examine their own relationship with Him and draw closer. Caryl and Ron live in Clarksville, the county seat, in the far northeast corner of the Lone Star State with two grandsons, four dogs, and a bunch of barn cats. Visit Caryl's website.

Laura Hodges Poole

Laura Hodges Poole is a freelance writer with three dozen articles, devotions, and short stories in publication. She writes Christian romance novels and is a 2012 RWA Emily finalist, placing second amongst a nationwide field of Christian and secular entries. Her short story "Mission of The Heart" is included in the recent OakTara anthology "I Choose You.” Laura is also an Associate Editor with Christian Devotions ministry. Her passion is encouraging others in their Christian walk. Visit her blog, “A Word of Encouragement,” at laurahodgespoole.blogspot.com. She may be contacted at laurapoole565@gmail.com.

Shirley Raye Redmond

An award-winning writer and frequent conference speaker, Shirley Raye Redmond is the author of three inspirational novels, PRUDENCE PURSUED, VIPER’S NEST, and AMANDA’S BEAU, as well as two dozen children’s books, including LEWIS & CLARK: A PRAIRIE DOG FOR THE PRESIDENT (Random House), which was a Children’s Book of the Month Club selection. Shirley Raye holds an M.A. in literature and teaches through the Institute of Children’s Literature. She has been married to her husband Bill for over forty years. They live in New Mexico and are blessed with two grown children and three adorable grandchildren. Touch bases at shirleyrayeredmond.com or Facebook.

Amber Schamel

Author of over half a dozen books, Amber Schamel writes riveting stories that bring HIStory to life. She has a passion for travel, history, books and her Savior. This combination results in what her readers call "historical fiction at its finest". She lives in Colorado and spends half her time volunteering in the Ozarks. Visit her online at AmberSchamel.com


Terri Wangard

Terri Wangard’s first Girl Scout badge was the Writer. These days she is writing historical fiction, and won the 2013 Writers on the Storm contest and 2013 First Impressions, as well as being a 2012 Genesis finalist. Holder of a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in library science, she lives in Wisconsin. Her research included taking a ride in a WWII B-17 Flying Fortress bomber. Classic Boating Magazine, a family business since 1984, keeps her busy as an associate editor.
Find Terri at her blog or connect with her on Facebook and Pinterest.


Jodie Wolfe

Jodie began the love of writing when penning her first novel at thirteen. The power of story to influence lives and changes hearts is what motivates her to weave tales that tell of her Savior’s faithfulness and forgiveness. She is an active member of ACFW, has a regular column in Home School Enrichment magazine, and is represented by Linda S. Glaz of Hartline Literary Agency. Jodie has achieved semi-finalist and finalist status in various writing contests. When not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband, reading, and an occasional knitting project. You’ll often find her praying for snow. :) You can also find her at her website and Putting on the New blog as well as Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.