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Our Mission

We are Christians who both read and write Christian fiction.  The goal for this blog is to talk about the books we read and about our spiritual journeys.  So you’re just as apt to read a review or comments on a book–fiction or non-fiction–as you are to read a devotional or inspiring quote or about daily Christian life in our posts.  On the weekends, we post about writing and welcome guest bloggers.  It is our hope to build a community where we can interact, discuss matters of importance to us, encourage, share and lift spirits.

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CHRISTIANS READ AUTHORS

Authors

The authors participating in this blog are:

Hannah Alexander:  After Cheryl and Mel, a doctor, got married in 1995, they worked together on rewrites of Cheryl’s previous manuscripts. When she marketed them, publishers noticed. Three of her first novels, entitled The Healing Promise, Ozark Sunrise, and A Living Soul have now been published by Heartsong Presents under the name of Hannah Alexander.  “I hope this is just the beginning,” Cheryl says. “Mel and I have a lot of stories yet to write.”  Hannah’s Website: http://www.hannahalexander.com.  Facebook:    HannahAlexander     Twitter: @askhannah     Goodreads:   http://www.goodreads.com/search?query=Hannah+Alexander

Julie Arduini is a writer and speaker residing in NE Ohio with her husband and two children. Her work is included in such works as the Peculiar People Project’s Delivered and Guideposts Incredible Answers to Prayer series. She’s editing her contemporary romance, Spectacular Falls. She’s a webinar presenter through Christian Women Affiliate and is a monthly blogger with the Internet Cafe. She loves to share reading finds through her website and The Cypress Times book reviews.  Julie’s website: http://juliearduini.com  Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Julie-Arduini-The-Surrendered-Scribe/138879576134330   Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JulieArduini     Google +: https://plus.google.com/108710153949904146949/about?hl=en   Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5630568-julie?ref=header

Elizabeth Goddard is the author of numerous articles, two novellas and seven contemporary romance novels, including Freezing Point, a romantic suspense. She is a 7th generation Texan who lives in East Texas with her husband and four children.  Elizabeth’s Website:  www.elizabethgoddard.com    Facebook:  Elizabeth_Goddard    Twitter:  bethgoddard   Goodreads:  Elizabeth_Goddard

Sarah Goebel is a graduate of Grace College of Divinity. She has received Certification as a Biblical Counselor through the International Board of Christian Counselors and is also a certified life coach. Sarah’s passion is to share the Word of God. In recent years, she has brought her experience of ministering to women as a Pastor’s wife coupled with her knowledge of Scripture to the world of media and writing. Her prayer is that God will use her programs and written work to set people free from every kind of bondage, and ignite a vision within for a deeper relationship with God and transformation into the image of Christ.  Sarah’s Websites:  http://www.sarahgoebel.com      Facebook:   http://www.facebook.com/CoachSarah     Twitter:  @sarahgoebel

Kristen Heitzmann is the bestselling author of historical and contemporary romantic suspense novels, including Colorado Book Award finalist The Still of Night and Christy Award winner Secrets. She lives with her husband, Jim, extended family, pets, and wildlife in the Rocky Mountain foothills.  Kristen’s’s Website: http://www.kristenheitzmannbooks.com  Facebook:    KristenHeitzman    Twitter: @kfheitzmann   Goodreads:   http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/96214.Kristen_Heitzmann

Vicki Hinze is the award-winning author of 25 novels, 4 nonfiction books, a few short stories and hundreds of articles, published in as many as 63 countries.  She’s recognized by Who’s Who in the World as an author and as an educator.   Vicki’s Website:  www.vickihinze.com   Facebook:  vicki.hinze.author   Twitter:  vickihinze   Goodreads:  vickihinze

Maureen Lang writes stories inspired by a love of history and romance. A lifelong reader, at the age of ten she figured out a way to write the stories she feels like reading. Maureen is the author of a dozen novels and her Inspirationals have earned various writing distinctions as a finalist for the Rita, Christy and four times in the Carol Awards. She’s won a Holt Medallion and Holt Award of Merit as well as the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award. In between researching various eras in history (such as Victorian England, First World War, and Gilded Age) Maureen takes care of her children, including her special needs son, and lives out a real-life romance with her husband just outside of Chicago.     Maureen’s Website:  www.maureenlang.com   Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maureen-Lang/77586161029   Goodreads:  Maureen_Lang

Yvonne Lehman is a best-selling, award-winning author of 50 novels, the most recent being Aloha Brides, a Barbour collection of three Hawaii historical stories. Hearts that Survive – A Novel of the Titanic is due for release by Abingdon in March of 2012. She directed the Blue Ridge Conference for 25 years and now directs Blue Ridge “Autumn in the Mountains” Novelist Retreat, works with authors in the Gideon Media Arts Festival, and is mentor with the Christian Writers Guild. Makes her home in the mountains of western North Carolina.   Website:  www.yvonnelehman.com   Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1300662864   Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/153704.Yvonne_Lehman

Kathi “Easy Writer” Macias is an award-winning author of nearly 35 books plus the ghostwriter of scores of others. She is a popular speaker at writers’ conferences and women’s events, and also writes for various online and print publications. She and her husband, Al, live in Southern California.     Websites:  www.kathimacias.com   www.thetitus2women.com   kathieasywritermacias.blogspot.com   Facebook:    www.facebook.com/kathi.macias    Twitter:   @kathimacias    Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/search?query=Kathi+Macias

Tara Randel has enjoyed a lifelong love of books, especially romance and mystery genres. She writes about family values, mystery and, of course, her favorite theme, love and romance, because she believes love is the greatest gift of all. Tara is the author of traditional romance books and mysteries, as well as upcoming releases by Harlequin and Abingdon Press.  Website: www.tararandel.com     Facebook: Tara Randel books     Twitter: @tararandel     Goodreads: Tara Randel

James L. Rubart is the best-selling, and award winning author of ROOMS, BOOK OF DAYS, and THE CHAIR. During the day he runs Barefoot Marketing, helping authors make more coin of the realm. In his free time he dirt bikes, hikes, water skis and take photos.  No, he doesn’t sleep much. He lives with his amazing wife and teenage sons in the Pacific Northwest and still thinks he’s young enough to water ski like a madman. More at www.jameslrubart.com    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1175389879   Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/654862-jim-rubart  WordPress: http://jimrubart.wordpress.com/

Lynette Sowell is the award-winning author of four novels and six novellas for Barbour Publishing. When Lynette’s not writing, she divides her time between editing medical reports and chasing down stories for her local newspaper. Lynette was born in Massachusetts, raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, but makes her home on the doorstep of the Texas hill country with her husband and a herd of cats who have them well-trained. She loves reading, cooking, watching movies, and is always up for a Texas road trip.   Websites:  lynettesowell.com  Facebook:    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lynette-Sowell/100183483407384   Twitter:  @LynetteSowell

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