Sandra Orchard writes romantic suspense for Love Inspired Suspense and mysteries for Revell. The winner of several Canadian national writing awards in mystery and romance and an RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award, Sandra has also received a HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, a National Readers’ Choice Award, and a Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence. When not plotting crimes, Sandra enjoys hiking with her hubby, renovating their Niagara home, or playing make-believe with her grandchildren. Learn more at her self-titled website, and be sure to check out her fun bonus features, such as deleted scenes and location pics.
Kathleen Friesen writes contemporary stories of faith that overcomes tough trials and deep heartaches. Her desire is for her readers to see themselves in the characters of her stories, and to realize that Jesus Christ is the true hero.
Kathleen spent her childhood in the Pacific Northwest and, after marrying the man of her dreams, survived the first thirty years of married life on the Canadian prairies, where they raised three fantastic children. Now she and her patient husband, Ron, live in the beautiful Okanagan Valley of British Columbia.
Kim Louise Clarke lives in Calgary with her husband. They have two adult children. Kim has a Bachelor of Religious Education Degree from Prairie College (Prairie Bible Institute) and is a member of InScribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship. This is her first book.
Irish born Christine Lindsay is the author of multi-award-winning Christian fiction. Her writing is described as gritty yet tender, realistic yet larger than life, with historical detail that collides into the heart of psychological and relationship drama.
Stories of Christine’s ancestors who served in the British Cavalry in Colonial India inspired her historical series Twilight of the British Raj, Book 1 Shadowed in Silk, Book 2 Captured by Moonlight, and Book 3 Veiled at Midnight.
Londonderry Dreaming was Christine’s first contemporary romance set in N. Ireland, and she is looking forward to the release in May 2016 of historical romance Sofi’s Bridge, and also in 2016 the release of Finding Sarah, Finding Me–A Birth Mother’s Story, the non-fiction account of Christine’s experience.
Christine is currently writing a new fictional series set on the Antrim Coast of Ireland which will braid together a current day story with one from the past.
A busy writer and speaker, Christine makes her home on the west coast of Canada.
Kimberley is a motivational speaker and an award-winning author and a member of The Word Guild and Inscribe Christian Writer’s Fellowship. Her writing relates raising a family, pursuing a healthy lifestyle, and everyday experiences to building a relationship with God. Kimberley, who lives near Toronto, Canada, offers practical, guilt-free tips on improving spiritual and physical health.
In 2001, Janis gave her life to Christ. She started journaling as a way to organize her thoughts, feelings, and prayers. She is a member of two cross-Canada Christian writers’ groups, The Word Guild and Inscribe Christian Writers Fellowship. She is adamant that all Christians need to spend time in God’s Word.
Janis has been blogging since 2008. In 2012 she published an award-winning children’s book Tadeo Turtle. She ran a group blog called Under the Cover of Prayer for four years.
Recently she joined Hope Stream Radio, an Internet radio station.Her talk Growing Through God’s Word can be heard each Tuesday.
In addition to a career as a homemaker and teacher in the public school system, Janis was a partner in a Canadian small business with her husband, Wayne. They currently reside in Haliburton, Ontario, Canada and winter in Mesa, Arizona. Their family of three married children and seven grandchildren keep them active and enthused. Snowball, their maltipoo dog, is a fun loving ball of fur whose need for walks keeps them outside and exercising often.
Janis loves tell others about what God has done and is doing in her life.
Janis can be reached on her website, Growing Through God’s Word and on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.
Anna lives with her husband and two sons in Northern Ontario. She’s married to a minister/church-planter/rugby professor. The two sons she is raising fill her life with many blessings, even on the hard days. She loves to spend time outdoors with her men, and curling up in a big blanket with a good book.
Anna’s book, Discovering Hope, was written as Anna journeyed through the first ten years of healing after the stillbirth of her middle son, Caleb Joshua Freedom Sklar, on May 21, 2003.
Proceeds from the sale of Discovering Hope will be used for charity donations, distribution of free copies, or family mission trips.
Janet Sketchley lives in Atlantic Canada, where she writes Christian suspense novels and blogs about faith and books. She loves Jesus and her family, and enjoys reading, worship music, and tea. You can find Janet online on her website and fans of Christian suspense are invited to join her writing journey through her monthly newsletter.
Sally Meadows is a two-time national award nominated singer/songwriter and author who lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Sally’s two CDs Turn the Page and Red & White each include a song that was shortlisted for The Word Awards, Canada’s largest and most prestigious awards for those writing from a Christian perspective. Besides her two children’s picture books The Two Trees (2015) and Beneath That Star (2015), Sally is a contributing author to the anthologies Impossibilities Are A Target for Miracles (coming 2016), Hot Apple Cider With Cinnamon (2015), 7 Essential Habits of Christian Writers (2015), Glory Stories (2015), Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas in Canada (2014), and Organized Obstacles: An Underdog Anthology (2014).
Lynne Collier is a Lay Associate Pastoral Counsellor and Kingdom Purpose Coach. She has two published books. Her first story is a personal reflection about raising her son who’s on the Autism Spectrum, which won her third place in her category in the God Uses Ink Novice Writers Awards 2012. Her second book is a whimsical collection of fun ideas for hosting a Middle Earth Shire party. Lynne has also written a mini-course for novice Christian writers titled, Your Write Voice for His Kingdom. Lynne also has short stories in Hot Apple Cider with Cinnamon, by NJ Lindquist, and Reset, by Brett Ullman, plus a reflective piece in Discovering Hope, by Anna Sklar. Lynne is passionate about people discovering their purpose for God’s Kingdom, and tending her gardens. She lives with her husband near Bowmanville, Ontario.
Benjamin T. Collier grew up in a Christian family and has a passion to communicate relevant spiritual messages through the medium of stories, writing his first novel at the age of nineteen.Diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome (or High-Functioning Autism) at the age of seven, Benjamin has always had a unique way of looking at things. He is an avid gamer, a fan of sci-fi and fantasy tales, and on his blog ‘Benjaminfrog’ he writes about spirituality, autism, pop culture, and often reviews television and films.
Steph Nickel’s faith in Jesus Christ and her desire to nurture and encourage others provide the foundation for all of her pursuits.
Steph had the honour of coauthoring Paralympian Deborah L. Willows’ memoir, Living Beyond My Circumstances, now available from Castle Quay Books and other locations.
Living Beyond My Circumstances won first place in the Life Stories category of The Word Awards. Deb and Steph were thrilled to receive the award at the 2015 Awards Gala put on by The Word Guild and are in the early stages of writing a follow-up book.