Ann has been a writer since junior high, but to
pay the bills she has waited tables, delivered newspapers, cleaned other
people’s houses, taught school, and had a stint as a secretary in a rock-n-roll
radio station. She also worked as a 911 operator and a police dispatcher.
Her fiction began to win awards during her college days. Since then she’s
published several short stories, novels, and novellas. She’s always reading and
always writing, but even if she never sold another story, Ann would not stop
writing. For her it’s a necessity, like breathing. Most of the time, it even
keeps her sane.
No matter who dares you, no matter what lures
you, do not go in the spooky old house…
When a small planes crashes behind Jase’s rural home, the ghost of the pilot
begins to haunt him. Jase can’t figure out what to do until the day he sees his
classmate, Stevie-girl, enter the legendary haunted house. That’s when he
decides if anyone can help him solve the mystery, she’s the one.
Top Ten List:
all those calories in the chocolate (on my favorite trail)
Lauraine Henderson began writing as a child,
poems and journaling, until babies, building houses, and bookkeeping jobs
usurped her world. Now, well established in Oregon and with the children grown,
she devotes her time to writing her favorite genre, clean romance.
life experience translate into plots, calamities, and happily-ever-afters as
she writes her inspirational and romantic stories about fictional people who
seem so real, you’ll want to know what happens after the book ends!
Allison Lockwood and Gavin Hunt have
been offered the chance to take over the Lazy Daisy Inn and Campground so their
respective grandparents, the current owners, can retire and marry. It seems all
too easy for Ally and Gavin to prove themselves during the six-month probationary
period until they’re fighting disasters at the campground and failing at
over-optimistic baking expectations.
As Ally and Gavin slowly explore their growing attraction, they help each other
fight fires, endure raging storms, and share a few passionate kisses. But
there’s more than fires to fight when Ally’s grandfather disapproves of their
budding romance and Ally is convinced Gavin has a girlfriend in the wings…a
girlfriend expecting his baby!
Ride along as the two unlikely innkeepers figure out how they fit in their new
life and learn the lesson taught by the Daisies in the Driveway.
Top Ten List:
1. I started college after being out
of school for 40 years. I’m currently a sophomore.
2. I’ve lived in seven states. My favorite
3. I’m a certified Scuba diver.
4. I read 4-5 books every week.
5. I was once a kitchen and bath
6. I’m still friends with our Japanese
exchange student from 27 years ago. She calls me Mom.
7. I’m an artist as well as a writer.
8. I have a cat who sleeps on my desk
when I write.
9. I love to make beaded jewelry with
little, tiny seed beads.
10. I wrote my first poem when I was
ten years old.
is an author, designer, photographer, and flight attendant all rolled into one.
She has told stories all her life and finds her passion in sharing the plots
that spin through her head. She now lives in Portland, Oregon, with her two
dachshund-chihuahua dogs. She loves the beauty of the Pacific Northwest that
feeds her imagination.
When no one is listening, Melanie loves to belt Broadway songs in her living
room and car. Someday she hopes to be on a flight where someone is reading her
escape capture by Imperial soldiers, 16-year-old Eridale Storm leaves the only
home she’s ever known and drags her younger sister into the wilds of
Mericon—the Empire that formed when America collapsed. Hoping to find safety
with their mother who disappeared when Eridale was three, the girls follow
clues that lead them across the country, but the empire hounds their every
The journey draws Eridale deeper into the conflict between the Empire and the
rebel Freedom Fighters, producing questions about Eridale’s heritage, questions
no one wants to answer.
Caught between the threads of deception, rebellion, and betrayal, Eridale
struggles to find out who she is. The answers she finds could lead the country
back to freedom or shackle them under the imperial throne forever.
This is book 1 of a 4 book series and not a stand-alone book.
Top Ten List:
I once stayed
up almost all night to sew a Halloween costume for my friend. I made the
Valkyrie costume from Thor Ragnarok from a picture, no pattern.
I read the
entire Harry Potter series in 4 days. Book seven took me less than 12 hours to
though I’m a flight attendant, I’m terrified of heights.
actually think Charmin toilet paper is the worst toilet paper out there.
5. I can speak in 4
different accents and sound almost authentic. Sometimes when I am by myself, I
talk to myself in accents as I go over scenes from books I’m working on.
the youngest of six, and I have 20 nieces and nephews.
can’t fall asleep watching TV.
hate dusting more than I hate cleaning the bathroom.
9. My sense of smell
doesn’t work very well. I’ve only smelled 10 things in my entire life.
10. I wish we could dress up in costumes at least once a
month. I love playing dress-up. I think that’s why I loved doing theater in
high school and college.
Lynn U. Watson has incorporated her
love for Jesus and passion for essential oils into a three-volume devotional
Collection, sharing spicy and aromatic essences of Scripture. Her devotions
encourage you to diligently cultivate your heart and grow your roots deeply in
an intimate relationship with Jesus. Lynn holds a BA in Journalism from
University of Memphis, a certificate in aromatherapy, and is a practicing
She and Steve have been married since 1973 and call Bartlett,
Tennessee home. Their lives are blessed with two adult children, their spouses,
and five beautiful, of course, grandchildren. Jasmine, her tuxedo kitty, runs
the house. Her current work-in-progress is a novel inspired by a painfully
challenging event in the life of her great-grandmother, changing the course for
her family forever.
All three of the Cinnamah-Brosia devotionals in one ebook volume!
Fruits; spices; essential oils; & botanicals of all kinds sprinkled over
& planted on the pages of the Bible provide insights into God’s word. Our
Coffee Cottage’s fictional characters, Cinnamah-Brosia and friends,
courageously use the essences to season the world around them with an
overflowing measure of Jesus. All three volumes of Cinnamah-Brosia’s
Inspirational Collection for Women are featured in this single e-book.
“The Essence of Courage: Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit in Solomon’s
Locked Garden and in Your Heart”
As you breathe in the fragrant aromas found in Solomon’s Locked Garden (Song of
Solomon 4), you’ll harvest the Fruit of the Spirit and cultivate it in the
garden of your heart.
“The Essence of Joy: Filling Your Heart with the Aromas of Jesus’
The scents of Christmas invite our imaginations into the holiday season. What
emotions flood your heart when the holidays aromas waft your way?
You’ll meet women of the Bible and contemporary women (Cinnamah-Brosia and
friends) like you and me who will encourage you to discover the refreshing
essence of a life lived in the presence of Jesus. Let JOY fill your heart with
the aromas of His nativity.
“The Essence of Humility: Live and Love Like Jesus”
We live in a culture overwhelmed with disrespect, egos, entitlement, rudeness,
and offense — lives focused on self, rather than God or others.
Jesus entered our world and walked among us. He placed no importance on rank or
position. Jesus’ life reflected love because it reflected humility, and He
invites us to live and love like Him.
You’re invited to travel with Cinnamah-Brosia and friends once again to meet
real-life people — our contemporaries and those on the pages of God’s word, who
encountered the same real-life challenges you and I face each day. Learn the
blessings of a life lived like Jesus lived —- with love and humility.
Top Ten List:
- Early morning sunrises
- Gourmet coffee, served black
- Quaint little towns
- Unique hand-made jewelry
- Bright vivid colors
- Fresh herbs
- Botanic Gardens
Keri Brooks McWhorter is a sixth
generation native of Chandler, Arizona. She’s fourth-generation graduate of
Chandler High School, and has a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Arizona State
While serving a mission for the LDS Church, she met her husband in New York
City. They have three children, a love of family, and an English Bulldog.
and Ben’s families have been close friends since they moved next door to each
other. When Madelyn’s husband Luke died, she swore she’d keep her marriage vows
intact by remaining single for the rest of her life.
She and Ben relied on each other for everything after he joined the widower
Now Madelyn’s daughter is marrying Ben’s son, and everyone’s going to New York
City for the wedding – including Heather, the woman Ben’s been dating.
Will Heather succeed in breaking up Madelyn and Ben’s friendship, or will they
discover their second love in New York City?
Top Ten List:
I love organizing spaces.
I am scared of heights.
I could eat chocolate for every meal.
I love dying my hair pink and purple.
I am really good at making mixed sodas.
I love reading and collect way too many books.
I love old cars and movies.
10.I love driving a stick
E. C. Jackson began her writing career with the full-length play Pajama Party. For three and a half years she published the Confidence in Life newsletter for Alpha Production Ministries, in addition to writing tracts and devotionals.
Teaching a women’s Bible study at her church for eleven years naturally led to her current endeavor of writing inspirational romance novels and teen and young adult fiction. Her mission: spiritual maturity in the body of Christ through fiction.
Love at first sight. It’s every girl’s dream.
But Tara Simpkins is finding out it’s not as easy as it seems. Is this truly the man God sent to be her husband, or is she just desperate to escape her loneliness? The recent loss of both parents has left her reeling, and close friends don’t think she’s in any position to make major life decisions.
She and her new-found love are convinced they can live happily ever after in the home of their dreams. His family thinks he’s moving way too fast and might disappoint the kind-hearted woman he’s fallen head over heels for. And then there’s Leah. Leah is supposed to be part of his past, but what if she decides she’s his future?
Tara’s match made in Heaven may be over before it truly begins.
Top Ten List:
for the year:
1. Wake up each morning with thoughts of God.
2. Maintain a song within my heart.
5. Remember what is important.
6. Value people and their realities.
7. Encourage everyone, including myself.
8. Live a well-balanced life.
9. View the world without blinders but with
10.Grow in spiritual maturity.
My name is Robyn Echols. Zina Abbott is the pen I use for my historical novels. I’m a member of Women Writing the West and Western Writers of America. I currently live with my husband in California’s central valley near the “Gateway to Yosemite.”
I love to read, quilt, work with digital images on my photo editing program, and work on my own family history.
I am a blogger. In addition to my own blog, I blog for several group blogs including the Sweet Americana Sweethearts blog, which I started and administer.
Will Virginia’s chosen vocation
fill the empty spaces in her heart?
It is 1858. With both parents dead,
Virginia Atwell lives with her older brother, Jefferson, and his family in
Booneville, Missouri. Under the pseudonym, V. A. Wellington, she secretly has
been submitting articles to a well-respected investigative journal about
controversial topics. To her dismay, she learns her family plans to buy new
farmland in the wilds of central Kansas Territory, making it almost impossible
for her to continue her clandestine article submissions. More importantly,
Virginia is terrified of the prospect of living so close to hostile Indian
tribes and dying by their hands because they resent white Americans moving onto
their traditional buffalo hunting grounds.
Virginia persuades her brothers to
give her a share of their parents’ inheritance so she may attend one of the few
colleges in Ohio that accepts female students. There, she finds Avery Wilson,
one of her professors and fellow boarder at Bettina Calloway’s boarding house,
resentful of female students, conceited and annoying, especially after his
criticism and resentment directed towards the author, V. A. Wellington, whose
articles are published while his submissions are rejected.
Virginia’s publisher insists V. A.
Wellington meet with him in person in St. Louis to discuss a new assignment.
When her landlady insists she cannot travel alone, Avery, curious about
Virginia’s secretive meeting and unable to resist his growing attraction to the
irritating but brilliant student, offers to escort her.
Once the editor discovers his star
contributor is a woman, he refuses to send her to write about conditions on the
Kaw reservation and the proposed treaty the government intends to impose on the
natives. Hoping to favorably impress the editor, Avery offers to pose as
Virginia’s fiancé in order to accompany and protect her on her assignment. Her
heart goes out to the Kaw, but what can fill the empty spaces of her heart?
Vocation is also part of the author’s Atwell Kin series
Top Ten List:
1. My faith and attending Church
5. Dark chocolate (There is a symbiotic
relationship between 3, 4, & 5)
6. Road trips with my husband
7. Attending writing conventions (6 & 7 are
I am a children’s author, but up until a few years ago, I was a journalist and editor. Something rather unexpected sparked my new career as an author—a family trip to Egypt with my mother and two young nephews. We had a great time and I thought I’d write them a short story as a different kind of souvenir…. Well, one book and a planned book series later, I had changed careers. I have now published Book 3 (The Temple of the Crystal Timekeeper) in my MG adventure series Chronicles of the Stone, with many awards for the first book, The Secret of the Sacred Scarab, and a few for Book 2, The Search for the Stone of Excalibur, and one already for Book 3! I also teach online novel writing for aspiring authors and I find that very satisfying. Relaxation time finds me enjoying something creative or artistic, music, books, theatre or ballet. I love doing research for my book series. I love animals and have written two animal rescue stories. I have two adorable (naughty) little dogs called Chloe and Pumpkin, and a beautiful black cat called Bertie.
5000-year-old mystery comes to life when a scruffy peddler gives Adam and
Justin Sinclair an old Egyptian scarab on their very first day in Egypt. Only
when the evil Dr. Faisal Khalid shows a particular interest in the cousins and
their scarab, do the boys realise they are in terrible danger.
Justin and Adam
embark upon the adventure of a lifetime, taking them down the Nile and across
the harsh desert in their search for the legendary tomb of the Scarab King, an
ancient Egyptian ruler. They are plunged into a whirlpool of hazardous and
mysterious events when Dr. Khalid kidnaps them. With
just their wits, courage, and each other, the boys manage to survive … only to
find that the end of one journey is the beginning of another!
This is a must-read for Middle Graders keen on action, adventure, and
Cousins Adam and Justin Sinclair are
hot on the trail of the second Stone of Power, one of seven ancient stones lost
centuries ago. This stone might be embedded in the hilt of a newly discovered
sword that archeologists believe belonged to King Arthur: Excalibur.
their long-standing enemy, Dr. Khalid, is following them as they travel to
Scotland to investigate an old castle. Little do they know there is another
deadly force, the Eaters of Poison, who have their own mission to complete.
Time is running out as the confluence of the planets draws closer. Can Justin
and Adam find the second Stone of Power and survive?
crash! Lost in the Mexican jungle! Will Adam, Justin, and Kim survive long
enough to find the Third Stone of Power?
only a young boy, Tukum, as their guide, the kids make their way through the
dense and dangerous jungle to find the lost city of stone gods, where the Stone
of Power might be located. River rafting on a crocodile-infested river and
evading predators are just part of this hazardous task.
course, their old adversary Dr. Khalid is close behind as the kids press on.
But he is not the worst of their problems. This time Adam will clash with a terrible
enemy who adopts the persona of an evil Aztec god, Tezcatlipoca, and is keen to
revive the ancient tradition of human sacrifice. Will they emerge
alive from the jungle? Will Dr. Khalid find the third Stone of Power before
Top Ten List:
– I have been fortunate enough to visit many countries but there are still more
on my list.
– I love animals and wish I had tons of money to donate to many of the causes I
read about. One day, I will!
– I LOVE movies. Detective, thrillers, animal feel goods, historical series,
adventure, action, marvel character movies, I love it!
– I LOVE books, of course, and still have many of my old childhood favourites
inherited from my parents and grandparents.
– listening to music, mainly classical and movie themes, is very relaxing.
and ballet – would you believe it I started out studying drama at university,
went to drama school in London and mime school in Paris, came back home and ended
up in writing and publishing.
– not just writing middle grade adventures though. I have an alter ego named
Arabella Sheraton who writes Regency romances and has actually written more
books than I have. Arabella is the proud author of eight books so far. Do I
have a problem wearing two hats? Not at all. I love jumping into a historical
fiction romance and having fun.
and collectibles – I have inherited so many beautiful antiques (furniture and
collectibles) but that hasn’t stopped me browsing flea markets and antique
shops to enjoy the beautiful items of yesteryear and sometimes buy.
– getting together with good friends is something that can’t be beaten. I love
having friends/family over and making a great dinner for us to enjoy.
talks on child literacy – I didn’t start off as an expert on child literacy,
but after I fostered and later adopted my daughter Mabel (a disadvantaged young
African girl) I had to learn pretty quickly because she came to me just about
illiterate at age eleven. From my experiences in teaching Mabel to read, I then
was asked to address many institutions and groups on the topic. I enjoy helping
parents and teachers to get kids to love reading.