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.

Marianne Evans
Marianne Evans is a multi-award-winning author of Christian romance and fiction. Her hope is to spread the faith-affirming message of God’s love through the stories He prompts her to create. Readers laud her work as: "Riveting." "Realistic and true to heart." "Compelling." Happily married and the mother of two, Marianne is a lifelong resident of Michigan who is active in a number of Romance Writers of America chapters, most notably the Greater Detroit Chapter where she served two terms as President. She’s also active in American Christian Fiction Writers and the Michigan Literary Network. Learn more at her website: www:marianneevans.com

Marianne contributes every third Monday.

Mary Manners
Mary Manners is an award-winning romance writer who lives in the beautiful foothills of East Tennessee with her husband Tim and the cherished cats they've rescued from local animal shelters...Lucky and Gus. She has won numerous awards and was named Author of the Year by Book and Trailer Showcase. She writes romances of all lengths, from short stories to novels—something for everyone. Learn more about Mary Manners at her website: www.MaryMannersRomance.com.

Mary 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 on Seriously Write 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 up on the second Tuesday of each month.

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
Melinda Viergever Inman was raised in the tornado capital of the U.S.—Wakita, Oklahoma, of "Twister" fame. There her parents met. There her roots were sunk in a storytelling family. During years of relocation, tragedy struck. Wounded and heartbroken, Melinda forsook her roots and ran from herself and from God. A journey of trial and heartache brought her home again. A prodigal now returned to her secure foundation, she writes with passion, illustrating God's love for wounded people as he makes beauty from ashes. Fallen is her second novel, Refuge her first. Melinda shepherds women in church and in prison ministry and writes inspirational material on her biweekly blog at http://melindainman.com/blog/. With her family she is involved with Mission India, rescuing orphans and providing theological and job training for impoverished students— http://rimi.org/.

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Melinda-V-Inman/189731601076470
Website: http://melindainman.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MelindaVInman
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/melindavinman/
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MelindaViergeverInman/posts/p/pub

Melinda encourages writers on the first 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, are now available! Book 4, When the Clock Strikes Fourteen, is getting closer!  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, and Criminal Minds, loves anything to do with Star Trek, and is a Sherlock Holmes fanatic, too. It’s quite elementary, actually.

To connect with Kevin and learn more, please visit:

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

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

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