Meet the Seekers
Mary Connealy writes romantic comedy with cowboys. She is a Christy Award Finalist, a Carol Award Finalist, a RITA Award Finalist and an IRCC Award finalist.
The Lassoed in Texas Series, Petticoat Ranch, Calico Canyon and Gingham Mountain. Petticoat Ranch was a Carol Award Finalist. Calico Canyon was a Christy Award Finalist and a Carol Award Finalist. These three books are now containe d in one large volume called Lassoed in Texas Trilogy.The Montana Marriages Series, Montana Rose, The Husband Tree and Wildflower Bride. Montana Rose was a Carol Award Finalist.
Cowboy Christmas-the 2010 Carol Award for Best Long Historical Romance, and an Inspirational Readers Choice Contest Finalist. The Sophie's Daughters series. Doctor in Petticoats, Wrangler in Petticoats, Sharpshooter in Petticoats.
She is also the author of; Black Hills Blessing a 3-in-1 collection of sweet contemporary romances, Nosy in Nebraska, a 3-in-1 collection of cozy romantic mysteries and she's one of the three authors contributing to Alaska Brides with her Carol Award Winning historical romance Golden Days.
Janet Dean grew up in a family who cherished the past and had a strong creative streak. Like his father before him, Janet's father recounted fascinating anecdotes of real men and women and the world they lived in. The tales they told instilled in Janet a love of history and the desire to write. Janet married her college sweetheart and taught first grade before leaving to rear two daughters, but she never lost interest in American history and the accounts of strong men and women of faith who built this country. With her daughters grown, she eagerly turned to Inspirational historical romance. Today Janet enjoys spinning stories for Love Inspired Historical. When she isn't writing, Janet stamps greeting cards, loves to spend time with family and is never without a book to read. Visit Janet at her Website: www.janetdean.net and blog: www.janetdean.blogspot.com
Debby Giusti is a medical technologist who loves working with test tubes and petri dishes almost as much as she loves to write. Growing up as an Army Brat, Debby met and married her husband--then a Captain in the Army--at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Together they traveled the world, raised three Army Brats of their own and have now settled in Atlanta, Georgia where Debby spins tales of suspense that touch the heart and soul.
Debby's work has won numerous awards, including the Daphne du Maurier Award for Inspirational Suspense, the National Readers' Choice Award, the Golden Quill, the Beacon, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence and the Write Touch. In addition to full-length fiction, Debby has written magazine articles for Southern Lady, Woman's World, Our Sunday Visitor, Army and Family, and served for over twelve years on the editorial advisory board of ADVANCE for Administrators of the Laboratory. Visit her online at www.DebbyGiusti.com and email her at email@example.com.
Audra Harders writes "rugged stories with heart" featuring cowboys who haven't a clue about relationships rescued by ladies who think they have all the answers. In real life, she's married to her own patient hero, has two teenagers about the leave the nest, and is surrounded by everything conducive to writing about farming, ranching and cowboys at her day job in the county Extension office. She began writing right after her son was born and sold her first book to Steeple Hill Love Inspired mere months before that same son graduated from high school. Surviving those years in between remind her God does have her plan for her life...and that He has a tremendous sense of humor. You can visit her at her website and her blog. Don't be shy!
Award-winning author Pam Hillmanwrites inspirational fiction set in the turbulent times of the American West and the Gilded Age. Her debut book, Stealing Jake, won the American Christian Fiction Writer's Genesis contest and was a finalist in Romance Writers of America's prestigious Golden Heart contest. She lives in Mississippi with her husband and family. You can also reach Pam on her blog, Calico Trails and on Facebookand Twitter.
Cara Lynn James currently lives with her family in northwest Florida. She's lived in Vermont, Virginia, California, Texas, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Her three historical romances in the Ladies of Summerhill series all take place in Newport, Rhode Island during the Gilded Age. The fourth book, A Path toward Love, is set in the Adirondack Mountains of New York in 1903. It will be released next spring. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Myra Johnson's roots go deep into Texas soil, but after surviving five years of Oklahoma weather extremes, she and her husband recently relocated to the much more temperate Carolinas, where they now live less than ten minutes from three of their six grandchildren. Married since 1972, the Johnsons have two beautiful daughters, two terrific sons-in-law, four rambunctious grandsons, and two precious granddaughters. The Johnsons share their home with a couple of very spoiled dogs. Their favorite pastime of late (when they're not playing with grandkids) is observing the amazing variety of birds that visit their backyard feeders.
Myra writes full-time and is active in her church as well as local and national writers groups, including American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. Her debut novel, One Imperfect Christmas was a September 2009 release from Abingdon Press. She has also written for Barbour Publishing's Heartsong Presents line. Autumn Rains (October 2009) won the 2005 RWA Golden Heart for Best Inspirational Romance Manuscript and was named a 2010 ACFW Carol Award finalist. In November 2011, Autumn Rains, Romance by the Book, and Where the Dogwoods Bloom (Heartsong Presents romances set in Missouri) will be re-released as a Barbour 3-in-1 collection entitled Gateway Weddings. Myra's latest novel is A Horseman's Heart (August 2011, Heartsong Presents).
Award-winning author Glynna Kaye treasures memories of growing up in small Midwestern towns--Iowa, Missouri, Illinois--and vacations spent in another rural community with the Texan side of the family. She traces her love of storytelling to the many times a houseful of great aunts and uncles gathered with her grandma to share hours of what they called "windjammers"--candid, heartwarming, poignant, and often humorous tales of their youth and young adulthood. Glynna now lives in Arizona, and when she isn't writing, she's gardening and enjoying photography and the great outdoors.
Sandra Leesmith began writing in the eighties and was multi-published in category romance, contemporary fiction and teenage self-help books. After a life changing experience, she returned to finish her teaching career. Retired from teaching, she is pursuing a career in writing. She recently published her first novel with Avalon entitled The Price of Victory. Current of Love will be released in 2012.
Sandra has published several children's books. Check out her web page Children's Books by Sandy and discover animal stories and her favorite-inspirational stories. There are daily devotions for children.
Sandra loves to hike, read, bicycle and write. She lives in Arizona with her husband and two dogs, a labrador retriever and a toy poodle.
During the hot summers she and her husband travel throughout the United States in their motorhome. Her favorite travel experiences are to see and enjoy God's beautiful creation. She loves the national parks and monuments where nature is preserved for all to see and enjoy.
Julie Lessman is an award-winning author whose tagline of "Passion With a Purpose" underscores her intense passion for both God and romance. Winner of the 2009 ACFW Debut Author of the Year and Holt Medallion Awards of Merit for Best First Book and Long Inspirational, Julie is also the recipient of 13 Romance Writers of America awards and was voted by readers as "Borders Best of 2009 So Far: Your Favorite Fiction." Chosen as #1 Romance Fiction Author of the Year in the Family Fiction magazine 2011 Readers Choice Awards, Julie was also awarded #1 Series of the Year in that same poll and #3 Author of the Year, #5 Novel of the Year and #4 Historical Fiction Author of the year.
She resides in Missouri with her husband, daughter, son and daughter-in-law and is the author of "The Daughters of Bostonâ€ť series, which includes A Passion Most Pure, A Passion Redeemed, and A Passion Denied. Her "Winds of Change" series has recently released with A Hope Undaunted. You can contact Julie through her website at www.julielessman.com.
Call her crazy, but Ruth Logan Herne thinks snakes should live outside, possums should leave cat food alone and all female grandchildren should be named for her. A mother and grandmother to seriously smart young people, Ruthy writes stories of humor, hope and healing while eating chocolate and sipping coffee. She does occasionally mainline the coffee, but she's a New Yorker: that's a given.
A hearth-and-home gal who embraces God's love and life's opportunities, Ruthy is thrilled to be an established author with Love Inspired Books, a division of Harlequin Enterprises. Her debut novel Winter's End was awarded the Award of Merit for Best First Book in the Holt Medallion and is a finalist for a Carol Award, sponsored by American Christian Fiction Writers. Now working on a new series set in New York's Southern Tier, her Men of Allegany County books show off the back roads, nooks and mountain crannies of upstate New York. A sucker for newborn anything, she thinks puppies, kittens and babies are about the greatest things ever. She and her ever-patient husband Dave live in upstate New York with too many dogs and cats and one famous rooster who loves to wake up when Ruthy does: early.
Tina Radcliffe spends most of her time writing inspirational romance and trying to fit into her crime fighting outfit. She recently moved, and now lives under a tangerine tree in a lovely valley in Arizona. Her second release, Oklahoma Reunion, was a Carol Award Finalist in 2012.
Missy Tippens is a pastor's wife and mom of three who lives near Atlanta, Georgia. After over ten years of pursuing her dream, she made her first sale of a full-length novel to Love Inspired in 2007. She still pinches herself to see if it really happened! Her novels have been finalists in the American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year Contest (now called The Carol), the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence and the Bookseller's Best.