AUTHORS

Jamie Sumner

JAMIE SUMNER IS THE AUTHOR OF THE FORTHCOMING MIDDLE-GRADE NOVEL, ROLL WITH IT. HER SECOND AND THIRD MIDDLE-GRADE NOVELS WITH ATHENEUM BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS WILL BE COMING OUT IN 2020 AND 2021. SHE IS ALSO THE AUTHOR OF THE NONFICTION BOOK ON MOTHERHOOD, UNBOUND, AND THE FORTHCOMING BOOK, KEEP ON, SUPERHERO, FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. SHE’S WRITTEN FOR THE NEW... learn more

Brian Sussman

Brian Sussman's broadcasting career began many years ago while he was attending the University of Missouri. Somehow he talked Bill Weaver, the wonderful station manager at KFRU-AM in Columbia, into letting him host overnight, from 1:00 to 5:00 a.m. Amazingly, upon graduation, that job led him to accepting a position managing the newsroom at KCBJ-TV (now KMIZ-TV), also in Columbia. He was the... learn more

Dillon T. Thornton, Ph. D.

Dr. Dillon T. Thornton is the senior pastor of Faith Community Church (Florida). He has been in ministry over 16 years serving as a senior pastor, discipleship pastor, and student and children’s pastor. He has served on numerous mission teams around the world. Thornton holds a bachelor of arts degree from Leavell College, masters of divinity from Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, and... learn more

Shellie Tomlinson

Shellie enjoys entertaining and encouraging a wide range of audiences. Whether sharing her humorous slant on growing up southern in civic and educational settings, giving cooking demonstrations, or offering inspiring thoughts in church retreats and ladies’ seminars, Shellie’s talks are always full of laughs and motivation. Shellie and her husband, Phil, live in Lake Providence, Louisiana. They have two children and five grandchildren. Shellie... learn more

Sarah Varland

Sarah Varland lives in the woods in Georgia with her husband John, their two boys, and their dogs. Her passion for books comes from her mom, her love for suspense comes from her dad who has spent a career in law enforcement. Her love for romance comes from the relationship she has with her husband and from watching too many chick flicks. When... learn more

Georgia Varozza

Georgia Varozza is an author of 10 books including the popular Homestyle Amish Kitchen Cookbook (more than 72,000 copies sold). She graduated from the Master Food Preserver program in 1999 and has been teaching people how to prepare and preserve healthy foods ever since. She loves to encourage young women to find joy in everyday pleasures; to care well for their loved ones;... learn more

Lisa Velthouse

Lisa Velthouse is a freelance writer and speaker who has been working in communications and ministry for over a decade, including two years serving on staff at Mars Hill Bible Church in Grandville, MI. Lisa's first book was published shortly after she turned 21, and her writing has been noted in Publisher's Weekly and Focus on the Family magazines. She has been a... learn more

Janalyn Voigt

Janalyn Voigt credits her father with instilling a love of literature in her at an early age by reading chapters from The Wizard of Oz, Robinson Crusoe, and other classics as bedtime stories. When she grew older, Janalyn created her own stories. When she was 12, a teacher noticed her storytelling ability, and his encouragement helped Janalyn identify her desire to write novels.... learn more

Angie Ward

Angie Ward has impacted thousands of leaders during nearly 30 years of ministry as a leader, teacher, writer, and pastor’s wife. She thoroughly knows and “gets” the world of ministry and the life of the ministry leader. Angie is known for her genuine love for ministry leaders, her down-to-earth style, and her unique ability to see and explain complex concepts and systems. Angie is... learn more

Kristen Weber

Kristin's parents gave her a comedic head start by home schooling her. She graduated college at 20 with a degree in journalism, packed up her car, and headed to the city where all home school parents hope their kids end up: Los Angeles. While working in newspaper and radio she discovered her passion for comedy and studied and performed improv and sketch comedy at... learn more

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