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Chat Noir Mystery & Suspense with Casket Designer Trey Ganem

Chat Noir Mystery & Suspense with Casket Designer Trey Ganem

September 1, 2020

Trey Ganem has been designing unique, custom caskets for almost a quarter of a century in Edna, Texas. He's designed thousands of caskets since then, for adults and children, for sports stars, celebrities, and recently for victims of the tragedy in Sutherland Springs. He had just returned from delivering custom caskets to families of victims of the shootings in Las Vegas when this second tragedy occured. He immediately offered to donate free services and custom caskets to help the twenty-six bury their loved ones and help those families in the healing process.

 

 

Chat Noir Mystery & Suspense with Suspense Author Brandilyn Collins

Chat Noir Mystery & Suspense with Suspense Author Brandilyn Collins

September 1, 2020

Brandilyn Collins: "When I was a kid I never thought I'd grow up to kill people for a living. Neither did my lovely mother, who often wondered where she went wrong. Fortunately for my victims, the killing is only in my books. I’m best known for my trademarked Seatbelt Suspense®. These novels come with a four-point brand promise: fast-paced, character-driven suspense with myriad twists and an interwoven thread of faith. My contemporary novels delve into deep issues, some with humor. Now and then I venture from behind my computer and teach fiction at writers’ conferences. I’m also an inspirational keynote speaker. I love to interact with readers. The best place to find me on a daily basis is at my Facebook page , where I post Today's Word, crazy "Creative Captioneer" pictures, book sale news (mine and other authors'), topics of interest, and who knows what else."

Along CameA Writer with Nonfiction Author/Publisher/Speaker Athena Dean Holtz

Along CameA Writer with Nonfiction Author/Publisher/Speaker Athena Dean Holtz

September 1, 2020

Author, publisher, pastor’s wife and Always Faithful radio host, Athena Dean Holtz, has been speaking to groups, large and small, for over 30 years. Her passion is to see believers come to a place ofunderstanding the undeniable faithfulness of God, no matter how difficult our circumstances might be. Her background of coming out of the deception involved in a spiritually abusive church environment, combined with her years of ministry to wives of Vietnam veterans and other trauma survivors who’ve suffered with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, gives Athena a unique perspective. Her own struggles and quest to heal in an authentic way has equipped her with an enormous capacity for compassion and empathy, along with scriptural answers to the struggles we face when we’ve been hurt by others. Early in 2014, she was asked to return to publishing in the Seattle area and co-founded Redemption Press, where she leads a team of industry professionals to empower Christian authors to find their voice and connect with their audience. Her 35 years founding and developing four successful companies (including one of the most successful Christian publishing companies) also gives her additional resources to offer different groups.

Chat Noir Mystery & Suspense with Mystery Author Kathleen Y’Barbo Turner

Chat Noir Mystery & Suspense with Mystery Author Kathleen Y’Barbo Turner

September 1, 2020

Kathleen Y'Barbo Turner has written over 80 books and won a ton of awards, though there’s still way too much room on her award shelf in my humble opinion. She’s won a RITA and been a Carol award nominee. Over one million copies of her books are currently in print in the US and abroad and translated into Dutch, German and Spanish. She graduated from Texas A&M and holds a BBA from the University’s Mays Business School and a certification in Paralegal Studies. And if that wasn’t enough, she’s a 10th generation Texan with four grown children and seven bonus kids she inherited when she married her hero in combat boots. More on that story. (I was in on that! Linda Kozar)

Chat Noir Mystery & Suspense with Mystery Author Sandra Orchard

Chat Noir Mystery & Suspense with Mystery Author Sandra Orchard

September 1, 2020

Sandra Orchard is the award-winning author of numerous romantic suspense and mysteries, including A Fool and His Monet, Another Day Another Dali and the Port Aster Secrets series. The winner of six Canadian “The Word” awards and a Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, Sandra has also received a HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, a National Readers’ Choice Award, and a Daphne du Maurier Award. When not plotting crimes, Sandra enjoys playing make-believe with her grandchildren, hiking with her husband of thirty years, teaching/speaking, crafting or renovating. She lives in Ontario, Canada.

Along Came A Writer with Author/Speaker Pamela Christian

Along Came A Writer with Author/Speaker Pamela Christian

September 1, 2020

For over twenty years, Pamela Christian, has been helping people in matters of faith. Her training and experience includes certification in Christian Apologetics from Biola University, teaching Bible study for Community Bible Study and speaking at re- treats and conferences coast to coast..As a radio and television broadcaster, author, speaker and teacher, Pam passionately wants people to confidently discover and live in life-giving truth. Pam is a member of the International Society of Women in Apologetics, Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, and Christian Women in Media. She and her husband live in Orange County, CA with their two children and their spouses living nearby. www.pamelachristianministries.com  

Along Came A Writer with Contemporary Fiction Author Marilyn Marriott

Along Came A Writer with Contemporary Fiction Author Marilyn Marriott

September 1, 2020

Merilyn Marriott Is an author, a speaker, and a counselor (M.S. LPC). Her first novel, The Children of Main Street, was followed by "God Bless the Child," both published by Firefly Southern Fiction. 

Along Came A Writer with Historical Romance Author Annette O’Hare

Along Came A Writer with Historical Romance Author Annette O’Hare

September 1, 2020

Growing up in Houston, Texas in the 1970’s, historical romance author Annette O'Hare loved the stories about ghosts haunting the old Spaghetti Warehouse and the mysterious “blue light” cemetery. But it was "Devil's Island," the magical woods across from her childhood home where her imagination blossomed. She created fantastic scenarios to act out with her brother and the neighborhood kids where worlds were conquered and dragons were slain. Annette is still making up stories. She is the author of Northern Light and her new release, Redeeming Light. Her love for the history and heritage of her home state of Texas shines through in her writing and she's made it the backdrop for her book series. Annette is a longtime member of American Christian Fiction Writers and a beloved member of our chapter. Today we'll be talking about her writing journey and navigating down the rabbit hole of research for writing historical novels.

Along Came A Writer, with Author/Editor/Speaker Linda Yezak

Along Came A Writer, with Author/Editor/Speaker Linda Yezak

September 1, 2020

Linda W. Yezak lives with her husband and their funky feline, PB, in Texas, where tall tales abound and exaggeration is an art form. She has a deep and abiding love for her Lord, her family, and salted caramel. And coffee--with a caramel creamer. Author of award-winning books and short stories, she didn't begin writing professionally until she turned fifty. Taking on a new career every half century is a good thing.

Along Came A Writer, with Author/Podcaster/Speaker Parker J. Cole

Along Came A Writer, with Author/Podcaster/Speaker Parker J. Cole

September 1, 2020

Parker J Cole is an author, radio show host, speaker, and executive of PJC Media Network. She writes Christian romance novels. For speculative fiction, she writes under the name Parker Payne. As a radio show host, Parker showcases Christian authors worldwide on Tuesdays at 7 pm Eastern time. As a speaker, Parker has taught workshops to encourage aspiring authors to pick up the pen and write. Various workshops have included, “How to Write A Novel in Thirty Days”, “The Business Side of Writing”, “Self-Editing for Authors”, and more. 

 

 

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