Who We Are and Our Mission


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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.



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

Mary Alford was inspired to become a writer after reading romantic suspense greats Victoria Holt and Phyllis Whitney. Soon creating characters and throwing them into dangerous situations that test their faith came naturally for Mary. In 2012 Mary entered the Speed Dating contest hosted by Love Inspired Suspense and later received “the call”. Writing for Love Inspired Suspense has been a dream come true. Now an inspirational romantic suspense author, Mary’s debut title, Forgotten Past, was released by Love Inspired Suspense in June 2014.  Mary’s website:  www.maryalford.netFacebookTwitterGoodreads

Julie Arduini loves to encourage readers to surrender the good, the bad, and —maybe one day—the chocolate. She’s the author of the re-release, ENTRUSTED: Surrendering the Present, as well as the sequel, ENTANGLED: Surrendering the Past. She also shared her story in the infertility devotional, A WALK IN THE VALLEY. She blogs every other Wednesday for Christians Read. She resides in Ohio with her husband and two children. Learn more by visiting her at http://juliearduini.com, where she invites readers to subscribe to her monthly newsletter full of resources and giveaway opportunities at JULIE ARDUINI: SURRENDER ISSUES AND CHOCOLATE and the weekly e mail. SUNDAY’S SURRENDER AND CHOCOLATE.  Julie’s website: http://juliearduini.com  Facebook   Twitter   Google+   Goodreads

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   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

Vicki Hinze is the award-winning, bestselling author of nearly 30 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 and her works have appeared on the USA TODAY Bestseller’s list multiple times.   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:     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     Goodreads

Judith (Judy) Miller is an award-winning author who has authored or co-authored more than thirty books and novellas. She has been writing historical fiction for Bethany House for the past fifteen years. Her love of unique settings, professions and skills has provided her with an opportunity to share exciting facts with her readers and take her characters into unexpected places where they must overcome difficult conditions and personal challenges. Judy and her family reside in the Kansas City area. Website: www.judithmccoymiller.com  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorjudithmiller Twitter: @JudithMiller18

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 Goodreads: WordPress

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     Twitter

Camy Tang writes romance with a kick of wasabi. She grew up in Hawaii and now lives in San Jose, California, with her engineer husband and rambunctious mutt, Snickers. She graduated from Stanford University and worked as a biologist researcher for 9 years, but now she writes full-time. She is a staff worker for her church youth group, and she leads one of the worship teams for Sunday service. On her blog, Camy’s Loft, she ponders knitting, spinning wool, dogs, running, the Never Ending Diet, and other frivolous things. Visit her website at http://www.camytang.com/ to read free short stories and subscribe to her quarterly newsletter. Websites: www.camytang.com/     Facebook  Twitter  Goodreads

Susan May Warren is the ECPA and CBA bestselling author of over fifty novels with more than one million books sold. Winner of a RITA Award and multiple Christy and Carol Awards, as well as the HOLT and numerous Reader’s Choice Awards, Susan has written contemporary and historical romances, romantic suspense, thrillers, romantic comedy, and novellas. Website:  www.susanmaywarren.com   Facebook  Twitter  Goodreads

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One Response to Who We Are and Our Mission

  1. Very nice! I hope to visit often.


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