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Johnnie Alexander DonleyJohnnie Alexander

Johnnie writes inspirational fiction about the blessings and burdens of family legacies. Her historical novel, Where Treasure Hides, was published by Tyndale in 2013, and her short story, “Beneath the Christmas Star,” will appear in an upcoming Guideposts anthology, A Cup of Christmas Cheer: Tales of Faith and Family. A longtime Florida resident, Johnnie treasures family memories, classic movies, road trips, and stacks of books.
Genre: Historical and contemporary romance

Pat Dyer

Pat Dyer

Pat Dyer moved to Florida from upstate New York as a child. Pat retired from the Florida Department of Health in 2011 and recently completed the rough draft of her first novel. A charter member of Sonshine Scribes, she is past secretary and currently publicity chairperson.


JM GallagherJ.M. Gallagher

J.M. Gallagher is a rare native Floridian who prefers stormy weather to sunny—unless she’s driving. Blessed to be a full-time writer and member of her local ACFW chapter, she credits God and NaNoWriMo with rekindling her love of writing and leading her to the prince of her dreams. He even came with his own personal wheeled coach. They live with their two cats appropriately named Sunshine and Raiyna. Her contemporary fantasies feature love, hope and more than a touch of the supernatural.

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Joe GallagherJoe Gallagher

A lover of pulp fiction, comics, and video games, Joe Gallagher deeply understands what it takes to save the galaxy from constant peril. He story edits and writes star-spanning adventure and detective fiction full time in Florida. Two cats have been kind enough to let him share their house along with his wife, whom he rescued from the correct castle. When he isn’t seeing to their every whim, he enthusiastically attends the local ACFW chapter meetings and all kinds of conventions.


Linda Kennedy

Linda has one novel complete and two sequels in the works. Raised in Australia, she spent two years in Bangladesh and graduated from Chico State University in California. She now lives in Port Saint Lucie. Her compassion for women struggling with self-esteem lead her to write to inspire grace-filled lives.
Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Fay Lamb

Fay LambFay is an acquisition editor for Pelican Book Group. She also provides freelance fiction edits. Fay recently contracted with Write Integrity Press for two four-book series: Amazing Grace romantic suspense and Ties That Bind contemporary romance. Fay and her husband, Marc are both fifth-generation Floridians.
Genre(s): Romantic Suspense and Contemporary Romance

Doug Leppard

Doug-Becky-circle_edited-1-sDoug has served 37 years with CRU heading up its international technology department. He just founded a nonprofit ministry that supplies mobile apps to missions. His hobbies are robotics and technology, and he has a wide range of interests.

Genre: Hard science fiction

Dorothy Mays

Elizabeth CamdenWriting as: Elizabeth Camden

A research librarian and associate professor, Dorothy has published several articles for academic publications and is the author of four nonfiction history books. Her ongoing fascination with history and love of literature have led her to write inspirational fiction.

Genres: Historical Romance and Historical Suspense

Sandy Somerset

Sandy SomersetBorn in New England, Sandy has lived in Florida 45 years. She retired from the healthcare industry last year for health reasons and is working on her first novel.

Kristen Stieffel

Kristen StieffelKristen is a freelance editor and a member of Christian PEN and the Editorial Freelancers Association. Previously, she was a copyeditor and page designer at Orlando Business Journal. Her fantasy novel Alara’s Call is currently under contract with OakTara, along with three additional books in the Prophet’s Chronicle series.
Genre(s): Fantasy and contemporary