Elizabeth Ludwig is the bestselling author of Christmas Comes to Bethlehem, Maine and the highly successful EDGE OF FREEDOM series from Bethany House Publishers. Her popular literary blog, The Borrowed Book, enjoys a wide readership. Elizabeth is an accomplished speaker and teacher, often attending conferences and seminars where she lectures on editing for fiction writers, crafting effective novel proposals, and conducting successful editor/agent interviews. Along with her husband and children, she makes her home in the great state of Texas. To learn more, visit ElizabethLudwig.com.
S. Dionne Moore
Sandra Moore writes as S. Dionne Moore, and is a two time Carol Award finalist and was named a 2011 Barbour Publishing Favorite New Author.
Sandra resides in the rolling hills of Cumberland Valley, PA--a transplanted city girl and glad of it! She enjoys ferreting out little-known historical details and crafting a story around them.
New releases include: Promise Brides, (3 in 1 of historical romances set in PA), of which two stories are ACFW Carol Award Finalists. In May 2013, A Heartbeat Away, book 7 in Abingdon Press's Quilts of Love series, releases.
Murder on the Ol' Bunions released from Smashwords as an ebook March of 2012, followed by Polly Dent Loses Grip and, for the first time ever, Your Goose is Cooked, the third and final book in the LaTisha Barnhart Mystery series.
To learn more about Sandra and her cozy mysteries or historical romances, visit her at http://www.sdionnemoore.com, Twitter @sdionnemoore and Pinterest http://pinterest.com/sdionnemoore.
Yvonne Anderson lives in Western Maryland with her dear, long-suffering husband of almost 40 years.
For the first two decades of her adulthood, Yvonne was so busy being wife, mom, legal admin, and happy Ohio homesteader that she scarcely had time to read a book, let alone write one. Then one day in 2002 when she was cleaning up after breakfast, a thought lodged itself under her skin and wouldn’t back out: Now’s the time to write a book.
Nine years later, she signed a publishing contract with Risen Books for the first three books in her science fiction series “Gateway to Gannah.” This is odd when you consider she never cared for sci-fi until she found herself writing it in 2007. God has the most delightful sense of humor!
Book #1 released in June 2011. The Story in the Stars was a 2012 Carol Award finalist in the Speculative Fiction category. Words in the Wind and Ransom in the Rock continue the story, and The Last Toqeph brings the series to a satisfying close.
Yvonne shares the occasional wise word on her personal site, YsWords, and tweets as @YAnderson101.
Shannon McNear has been writing one thing or another since third grade and finished her first novel at age
fifteen—but waited more than thirty years for her first book contract. In the meantime, she graduated from high school, attended college, met and married her husband, birthed nine children, lost one, taught five to drive, revised that first story innumerable times, and completed six others.
Her first published novella, "Defending Truth", in A Pioneer Christmas Collection (Barbour, 2013), had the honor of being a 2014 RITA nominee. Her second novella, "The Highwayman", releases May 2015 as part of The Most Eligible Bachelor Collection (Barbour). In addition to being part of The Borrowed Book team, she writes for Colonial Quills.
Recently transplanted to North Dakota after more than two decades in Charleston, South Carolina, she loves losing herself in local history. She’s a military wife, mother of 8, and a member of ACFW and RWA. When not sewing, researching, or leaking story from her fingertips, she enjoys being outdoors, basking in the beauty of the Dakota prairies. To learn more, visit her at Shenandoah's Eclectic Scribblings.