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A former U.S. Navy JAG Officer, Don Brown is the author of the Navy Justice series, a dynamic storyline chronicling the life and adventures of JAG officer Zack Brewer. Destiny is a prequel to this riveting series. During his five years on active duty in the Navy, Don served in the Pentagon, was published in the Naval Law Review, and was also a recipient of the Navy Achievement Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. Don has also written several other novels, including The Malacca Conspiracy and Storming the Black Ice.
Ever since winning a Butterball turkey in a short story contest in sixth grade, Christy has dreamed of penning novels, memoirs, and children’s books. But first the Lord led her on other adventures. She earned a degree in English and writing, moved to China to study Mandarin and teach at a university, and then returned to the States where she attended seminary, taught drama and music, and fell in love with a zany youth pastor. After Christy got married, a story grew in her heart, one she felt compelled to share. Now was the time to pursue that long-
C. J.'s love of reading began when she was a kid dragging home bags of books from the library. When she was twelve she started dreaming about becoming a published author. That dream came true when her first novel Thicker than Blood won a national writing contest. She has also written Jupiter Winds and Jupiter Storm the first and second books in the Jupiter Winds series. Her children's fantasy Alison Henry and the Creatures of Torone has also been well received. C. J. lives in Pennsylvania with her whippets, two tabby cats, and a Paint mare named Sky.
Clarice G. James loves to read and write contemporary women’s fiction. As a winner in the 2014 Jerry Jenkins Operation First Novel contest, her first novel, Double Header, was released in 2015. Her second and third novels, Party of One and Manhattan Grace were published in 2017 and 2018. After many years of writing and editing for business and ministry, she now enjoys the freedom and fun of fiction. Clarice has been a follower of Jesus Christ for 38 years. She and her husband David live in Southern New Hampshire. Together, they have five married children and ten grandchildren.
Peter Leavell, a 2007 graduate of Boise State University with a degree in history and currently enrolled in the University's English Lit Graduate program, was the 2011 winner of Christian Writers Guild's Operation First Novel contest, and 2013 Christian Retailing's Best award for First-
Catherine Leggitt is the author of the cozy mystery novels, "Payne & Misery," "The Dunn Deal," and "Parrish the Thought." She is also an inspirational speaker presently residing in northern California. During her first career-
Emily Pardy is a Marriage & Family Therapist and Founder of Ready Nest Counseling in Nashville, TN. Ready Nest Counseling helps individuals and couples prepare for parenthood by caring for their emotional and relational wellness as they transition through conception, pregnancy, postpartum, infertility, or loss. Emily has written for multiple parenting publications including Thriving Family magazine and ParentLife magazine. Emily resides in Nashville, TN with her husband and four daughters.
James Pence is a multi-
Darcie J. Gudger holds a BA in psychology from Houghton College and a MA Ed in Special Education from the University of Colorado, Denver. Currently, she is an adjunct instructor for Casper College in Casper, Wyoming in their Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) program. She helped found WY Write, a group for Christian writers in Casper, Wyoming. She’s been a contributing member of The Write Nook since 2016 and serves on faculty at the Colorado Christian Writer’s Conference. When she’s not writing, Darcie is active on the worship team at her church as a vocalist and struggling guitar player. She can be found paddling on the North Platte River in her kayak or hiking in the mountains with her husband and son. During the 11 months and twenty-