Our Regular Contributors

Mixing-It-Up Mondays

Peter Leavell
Award-winning author and historian, Peter Leavell, lives with his family in Boise, Idaho. A graduate of Boise State University, Peter won the 2011 Christian Writers Guild's Operation First Novel contest and the 2013 Christian Retailing's Best award for a First-Time Author. As his writing career progresses, and as Jesus wraps His arms around him, Peter will be dedicated to writing about history, lives who point to Christ, and those who change the course of history forever. Whenever he has a chance, he takes his wife and two home-schooled children on crazy but fun research trips. Learn more at his website: www.peterleavell.com

Peter contributes every second Monday.

Patty Nicholas
Multi award-winning writer, Patty Nicholas lives in the mountains of North Carolina. She is a busy event planner for the Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove, and is a member of the Blue Ridge Writers Group. She is a mother of two grown daughters and grandmother of three. She writes Bible studies and devotionals as well as contemporary romance. 

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Patty contributes every third Monday.

Melissa Henderson
Melissa Henderson is a writer of inspirational messages through fiction, non-fiction, devotions, guest blogs, articles and more. Her first children’s book, “Licky the Lizard” was released in 2018. Some of her passions are helping in community and church. Melissa and her husband Alan moved from Virginia to South Carolina in 2017 to be near son, daughter-in-love and first grandchild. The family motto is “It’s Always A Story With The Henderson’s”. 

Connect with Melissa here: http://www.melissaghenderson.com

Melissa contributes every fourth Monday.

Aspiring Tuesdays

Emily Conrad
Emily Conrad writes Christian romance and a blog to encourage women of faith. Her debut novel, Justice, released from Pelican Book Group in 2018. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and two rescue dogs. She loves Jesus and enjoys road trips to the mountains, crafting stories, and drinking coffee. (It’s no coincidence Justice is set mostly in a coffee shop!) She offers free short stories on her website and loves to connect with readers on social media.

You'll find Emily's posts on the first Tuesday of every month.

Marie Wells Coutu
Marie Wells Coutu began telling stories soon after she learned to talk. At age seven, she convinced neighborhood kids to perform a play she had written. She wrote her first book, “I Came from Venus,” in eighth grade, but studied journalism in college. After a career writing for newspapers, magazines, governments, and nonprofits, she returned to her first love—writing fiction—at the age of fifty-five.

Her debut novel, For Such a Moment, won the Books of Hope Contest. Thirsting for More, the second book in the Mended Vessels series, released in April 2015. Books in the series are contemporary re-imaginings of the stories of biblical women, including Esther and the woman at the well.

Marie retired after 15 years with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and she and her husband now divide their time between Florida and Iowa.

Connect with Marie at her website: www.mariewellscoutu.com  or on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mwcoutu

Marie's posts will be published on the second Tuesday of each month

Shannon Redmon
Shannon Redmon remembers the first grown-up book she checked out from the neighborhood bookmobile. A Victoria Holt novel with romance, intrigue, dashing gentlemen and ballroom parties captivated her attention. For her mother, the silence must have been a pleasant break from non-stop teenage chatter, but for Shannon, those stories whipped up a desire and passion for writing. 

There's nothing better than the power of a captivating novel, a moving song or zeal for a performance that punches souls with awe. A rainbow displayed after a horrific storm or expansive views on a mountaintop bring nuggets of joy into our lives. Shannon hopes stories immerse readers into that same kind of amazement, encouraging faith, hope and love, guiding our hearts to the One who created us all.   

Shannon Redmon’s writing has been published in Spark magazine, Splickety magazine, the Lightning Blog, The Horse of My Dreams compilation book, Romantic Moments compilation book, Seriously Write blog and Jordyn Redwood’s Medical Edge blog. Her current fiction novel was selected as a top three finalist of the 2018 ACFW Genesis Contest and she is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency.  

Connect with Shannon:  
The StoryMoore Blog, named in memory of her father, Donald Eugene Moore.

Shannon's posts will be published on the third Tuesday of each month.

Emily Wickham
Emily Wickham seeks to stir hearts toward Jesus. She writes for Journey Magazine, a LifeWay publication, speaks at ladies’ events, and shares  “Devotions for Women” videos on social media. Emily encourages Christian women plus equips Christian writers on her blog, www.proclaiminghimtowomen.comShe is the author of one Bible study, which was translated into Spanish in 2016. Emily, a resident of North Carolina, is Mark’s wife of 29+ years. They are the blessed parents of four children and one daughter-in-love. God’s faithfulness and love inspire Emily on her journey through life as she purposes to exalt Christ through written and spoken words. 
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Look for Emily's posts on the fourth Tuesday of every other month.

Sondra Kraak
Sondra Kraaka native of Washington State, grew up playing in the rain, hammering out Chopin at the piano, and running up and down the basketball court. Now settled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children, Instagramming about spiritual truths, and writing historical romance set in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She delights in sharing stories that not only entertain but nourish the soul. Her debut novel, One Plus One Equals Trouble, was an ACFW Genesis semi-finalist and the winner of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference Unpublished Women's Fiction Award. Follow her on Instagram and Facebook and join her newsletter for a free short story and information about special devotional series.

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Sondra's posts will also be published on the fourth Tuesday, alternatively with Emily Wickham.

Writer's Wisdom Wednesdays

A multi-published author with Love Inspired Historical and Barbour, Patty Smith Hall lives in North Georgia with her husband of 35 years, Danny; two gorgeous daughters, her son-in-love and a grandboy who has her wrapped around his tiny finger. When she’s not writing on her back porch, she’s spending time with her family or working in her garden.

This-n-That Thursdays 

Patti Jo Moore
Patti Jo Moore is a retired kindergarten teacher and lifelong Georgia girl. She loves Jesus, her family, cats, and coffee, and is blessed to be published with Forget-Me-Not Romances. When she’s not spending time with her family (including her sweet grandbaby) or writing her “Sweet, Southern Stories” Patti Jo can be found feeding cats—her own six and local strays. 

She loves connecting with readers and other writers, and can be found on Facebook at Author Patti Jo Moore or her personal blog at http://catmomscorner.blogspot.com

Patti Jo shares her posts on the second Thursday of each month.

Fortifying Fridays

Melinda Viergever Inman
Raised on the Oklahoma plains in a storytelling family, Melinda Viergever Inman now spins tales from her writer’s cave in the Midwest. Her faith-filled fiction illustrates our human story, wrestling with our brokenness and the storms that wreak havoc in our lives. 

Find her weekly at http://MelindaInman.com/blog/

To find her work and to be notified of future published novels, follow her at http://bit.ly/MelindasBooks/.

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JoAnn Durgin
JoAnn Durgin is a USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty contemporary Christian romance novels, including her signature Lewis Legacy Series. A native of southern Indiana, JoAnn likes to say she’s “been around in the nicest sense of the word” after living in four states across the country before returning to her hometown with her husband and three children. When she’s not writing, JoAnn loves to travel and spend time with their first grandchild, Amelia Grace. 

Feel free to connect with her at https://www.facebook.com/authorjoanndurgin 
or via her website at https://joanndurgin.com.

You'll find JoAnn here at Seriously Write on the third Friday of every month.

C. Kevin Thompson
C. Kevin Thompson is a husband, a father, a grandfather, and a kid at heart. Often referred to as “crazy” by his grandchildren, it’s only because he is. He’s a writer. Need he say more?

The first three books of his Blake Meyer Thriller series are out! Book 1, 30 Days Hath Revenge, Book 2, Triple Time, and Book 3, The Tide of Times, and Book 4, When the Clock Strikes Fourteen, are now available!  Also, the second edition of his award-winning debut novel, The Serpent’s Grasp, is now available!

Kevin is a huge fan of the TV series 24, The Blacklist, Blue Bloods, NCISCriminal Minds, BBC shows Broadchurch, Shetland, Hinterland, and Wallander,  loves anything to do with Star Trek, and is a Sherlock Holmes fanatic, too. But you will never catch him wearing a deerstalker. Ever.

To connect with Kevin and learn more, please visit:

Kevin’s Writer’s Blog: www.ckevinthompson.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @CKevinThompson
Instagram: ckevinthompson
Goodreads: C. Kevin Thompson
Bookbub: C. Kevin Thompson

Kevin shares words of encouragement on the fourth Friday of every month.

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