Hello everyone! Today I am going to show you my top ten favorite authors. These aren’t in any particular order. I will give the authors picture, bio, and my favorite book or series by them!
Anne Elisabeth Stengl
Anne Elisabeth is the award-winning author of the Tales of Goldstone Wood, a series of fantasy adventure novels told in the classic Fairy Tale style. She is married to the handsome man she met at fencing class and lives with him, a gaggle of cats, and one long-suffering dog in NC.
Favorite: My favorite book by her is Starflower! It’s the fourth book in the Tale of Goldstone series.
I still need to post that review…..
Donita K. Paul retired early from teaching school, but soon got bored! The result: a determination to start a new career. Now she is an award-winning novelist writing Christian Romance and Fantasy. She says, “I feel blessed to be doing what I like best.”
She mentors all ages, teaching teenagers and weekly adult writing workshops.
“God must have imprinted ‘teacher’ on me clear down to the bone. I taught in public school, then home schooled my children, and worked in private schools. Now my writing week isn’t very productive unless I include some time with kids.”
Her two grown children make her proud, and her two grandsons make her laugh.
Favorite: Definitely the Dragonkeeper Chronicles! Best series ever!
Lisa Tawn Bergren is the best-selling, award-winning author of over 40 books, with more than 2.5 million copies sold. Her most recent works includes a YA series called River of Time (Waterfall, Cascade, Torrent, Bourne & Tributary), God Gave Us Easter, a devotional called Upside-Down Prayers for Parents and the Grand Tour Series (Glamorous Illusions, Grave Consequences, and Glittering Promises). She’s currently at work on a new YA series called Remnants, coming out in 2014.
Lisa’s time is split between managing home base, writing, and working on ducks with her husband, Tim (RMrustic.com). Tim’s a worship leader, graphic designer and duck-sculptor. They have three kids–Olivia (18), Emma (15) and Jack (10).
The Bergrens make their home in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Favorite: Remnants: Season of Wonder. Great series! Can’t wait for the third book to come out.
C. J. got her big break in publishing when her first novel Thicker than Blood won the Christian Writers Guild 2008 Operation First Novel contest. She hasn’t slowed down since and wrote and published her second and third contemporary novels Bound by Guilt and Ties that Bind. Her newest novel Jupiter Winds is a YA/dystopian/space adventure.
In 2013 C. J. started her own publishing company, Mountainview Books, LLC, with her mom and sister. The goal of the press is to publish fresh books to inspire your faith. A homeschool graduate, C.J makes her home in Pennsylvania with her family and their menagerie of dogs and a paint horse named Sky.
Favorite: Jupiter Winds. Great Dystopian book! There is rumors of a second one…
Melanie Dickerson is an award-winning author who earned her bachelor’s degree in special education from The University of Alabama.
She has taught in Georgia, Tennessee, Germany and the Eastern European country of Ukraine.
A member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA), she now spends her time writing and taking care of her husband and two daughters near Huntsville, Alabama.
Favorite: Merchant’s Daughter. A Beauty and The Beast re-telling! Sometimes I have trouble telling which fairy tale it is, but this one was very easy to figure out!
Her Bio is super long. I just couldn’t cut it because it’s all really interesting!
So here is her link :)
Favorite: Well, she only has one book written.. A Time to Die! I will be helping to reveal the cover for her second book next week ;)
Kristy fancies life as a vintage-inspired storyteller. Her debut historical novel, THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN (HarperCollins Christian Publishing, 2014), was named to Library Journal Reviews’ Best Books of 2014, Family Fiction’s Top Ten Novels of 2014, and received a nomination for the RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards Best Inspirational Novel of 2014 and a nomination for the 2015 INSPY Awards for Best Debut Novel. Her second novel, A SPARROW IN TEREZIN (HarperCollins Christian Publishing, April 2015), was named Library Journal Reviews‘ Pick of the Month (Christian Fiction) for February 2015 and a Top Pick! from RT Book Reviews for April 2015.
Favorite: A Butterfly and The Violin. A Sparrow in Terezin is on the way from Amazon! Super hyped to read it :)
A life-long bookworm, Karen is living her dream by writing novels. Her books have consistently hit bestseller lists and have garnered awards such as the ACFW Carol Award, the Holt Medallion, and the Christian Manifesto’s Lime Award for Excellence in Fiction. In addition, she is a multiple RITA and National Reader’s Choice finalist. Karen is also a sought-after speaker for national writing conferences and regional workshops.
Favorite: Short Straw Bride. If you haven’t read it you need to pick it up!
Another really long bio! Here is her link: http://www.laurainesnelling.com/html/meetlauraine.html
Favorite Book: Oh boy…. So many book! I’d have to say my favorite book is Breaking Free and my favorite series is Red River of the North.
Lynette grew up in Greenville, SC. Even as a young girl, she knew she wanted her life to reflect the love of Jesus Christ.
After graduating from the University of South Carolina with a Business Degree she used for a very short time (sorry Mom and Dad), she moved to Spartanburg, SC to attend Converse College where she obtained her Masters degree in Education. During this time, she met the man she would marry—the boy next door!
She is married to Jack Eason, who speaks, leads worship, and consults ministries around the country. They have two children.
Lynette’s books have appeared on the ECPA and CBA bestseller lists and have won several awards.
Favorite: Too Close to Home! Lynette is my favorite suspense author.
There you guys have it! Are any of these YOUR favorite authors?