Meet The Authors
Kat Lewis describes her writing as that moment when you’re channel surfing on TV and you see an explosion quickly followed by the hero sweeping his love into his arms—in other words, action adventure romance. Growing up one of seven kids, Kat considers herself to be a Jane-of-all-trades with a plethora of pursuits under her belt, from politics to wedding planning to freelance writing. She is an old soul but enjoys kayaking and CrossFit. She calls Edmond, Oklahoma home and live with her sisters in their self-appointed “lady lounge”. Kat is currently working on a romantic thriller set in Oklahoma City.
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Jessica is a prayer warrior who loves to encourage and teach others how to create safe spaces for the hurting and lost. In 2014, she graduated from Western Governor’s University with a B.A. in Educational Studies and published her first book, Surviving the Stillness. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and represented by Hartline Literary Agency. She also writes for several blogs and online magazines and is an admin and contributor for 10 Minute Novelists. She created and manages their annual 365 Writing Challenge, which encourages writers to develop the habit of writing daily.
Shannon D. Pearson is a former band nerd and holds degrees in American Sign Language and accounting. She loves her role as a wife and homeschooling mother of a growing family. Pen and paper are her tools. After all, stories can be handwritten while cradling a baby.
She and her family live only a few miles from where she grew up in Oklahoma. She’s attended the same church since in her mother’s womb, a legacy her children are continuing.
Her alter ego, “paperclip girl,” fights chaos with organization, and you shouldn’t be surprised to see Shannon wearing paperclips.
Shannon can be found at https://www.facebook.com/Shannon-D-Pearson-writes-1389276537858950/
Dee Dee Chumley
After twenty-three years of teaching and coaching at the high school level, Dee Dee Chumley retired and became "re-fired," pursuing her love of writing. She has won numerous awards for her poetry, essays, and short stories, and in 2012 her debut novel won the Oklahoma Writers' Federation Juvenile Book of the Year.
These days, her preferred genre to read and write is women's fiction. She loves to travel and visit family, volunteer at her church, exercise at the gym, and hang out on her front porch. She and her husband Bill share their Oklahoma home with Jack, a handsome and rather spoiled rescue dog.
Ruth Collins lives in Goodwell, OK with her husband who is in his twenty-third year as a campus minister to students at Oklahoma Panhandle State University. She drives five hours to attend meetings of OCFW, but while she is in the OKC area she also visits her three grandchildren.
Her e-book, Love in Overtime: Worth the Risk is a sweet romance and is available only on Amazon.com. She is currently writing an inspirational historical romance set in New Mexico Territory in 1910.
Through her writing, she desires to encourage women to grow in their love of the Lord. When not writing, Ruth enjoys time spent with grandchildren, reading, traveling, and taking online writing courses.
Susan Crawford is a multi-published author of inspirational fiction. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, past president of Oklahoma City Christian Fiction Writers, and a member of My Book Therapy. Before publication, she was named a finalist in the Genesis writing contest. Susan lives in Oklahoma City, where happily crams writing in between being a wife, mom, and worker of multiple day jobs. She writes because she believes in the unique power of story to connect us to the heart of God.
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Jessica Ferguson writes nonfiction and fiction, and is a staff writer for Southern Writers Magazine. Her novel, A Bad Guy Forever, will release in 2018.
Linda Goodnight, New York Times and USA Today Bestseller, has authored fifty sweet and Christian romance novels. Among her numerous awards are the RITA and the CAROL. Like the characters in her books, Linda is a small town girl with a penchant for home cooking, family, local festivals, and lovable mutts. She enjoys playing matchmaker between her honorable (if badly broken) heroes and the strong, smart women who help them heal.
Shel Harrington is a Family Law Attorney and adjunct law professor in Oklahoma City. In addition to her published law-related book and articles, she blogs about improving relationships at www.shelharrington.com. In her alternative writing world, Shel’s humor blog about aging, Fat-Bottom-Fifties Get Fierce, has an accompanying Facebook page with over 300,000 followers. You can also find her on Facebook at her inspirational page,Oh, For the Love of God! and her new relationship page, Shel Harrington, The Relationship Advocate.
When she's not reading, writing, lawyering, or scrounging for quirky yard art, she enjoys hanging out with her husband, Steve, and their two cool cats, Moxie and Homer, at their home in the heart of Oklahoma.
Aside from her family and her Savior, Robin Patchen has two loves—writing and traveling. If she could combine them, she’d spend a lot of time sitting in front of her laptop at sidewalk cafes and ski lodges and beach side burger joints. She’d visit every place in the entire world—twice, if possible—and craft stories and tell people about her Savior.
Alas, time is too short and money is too scarce for Patchen to traipse all over the globe, even if her husband and kids wanted to go with her. So she stays in Oklahoma, shares the Good News when she can, and writes to illustrate the unending grace of God through the power and magic of story.
Lee E Pollock was born and raised in Montana. For the first 5 years of his life his family lived in Red Lodge, Montana. They then moved to Billings, where Lee grew up.
He attended school in Billings, where math and science were his favorite subjects. He never cared for reading or writing, so it is entirely out of his nature to be writing books.
God has a way of drawing us out of our comfort zone into doing things that are not natural for us and He called Lee to be an author, which is completely foreign to him. In 2012 he self-publish God Is Not Fair, He Is More Than Fair. He now writes Christain fiction, in the genre of speculative suspense.
Alanna Radle Rodriguez posts monthly blogs on Heroes, Heroines & History, is a member of ACFW and OCFW, and has written articles for The Oklahoma Pet Gazette. She is the great, great, granddaughter of one of the first pioneers to help settle the area around what is now Seminole, Oklahoma. The fourth generation in a line of women in her family to be born in Indian Territory/Oklahoma and with her knowledge of the surrounding area history, her heart relishes in volunteering at Edmond’s 1889 Territorial Schoolhouse. She lives with her husband and serves as caregiver for her elderly parents. She is currently working on a historical romance set in pre-statehood Waterloo, Oklahoma, hoping to encourage readers.
Author Sharon Srock went from science fiction to Christian fiction at slightly less than warp speed. Thirty years ago, she cut her writer's teeth on Star Trek fan fiction. Today, she writes inspirational stories that focus on ordinary women using their faith to accomplish extraordinary things. Sharon lives in the middle of nowhere Oklahoma with her husband and three very large dogs. When she isn’t writing, she loves to read, cook, and travel. You can connect with Sharon and view her growing list of stories at www.sharonsrock.com. She invites you to subscribe to her newsletter while you're there. All subscribers receive some bonus content not available anywhere else.
Kathryn Spurgeon, an award-winning author, has published over a hundred stories, articles, and poems. She has published two Christian Historical Novels, A Promise to Break and A Promise Child and a forty-day Devotional titled, Jesus, One on One. Kathryn grew up on an Oklahoma farm before moving to Korea, where she adopted two children. She and her husband, Bill, hold weekly studies in their home for international college students. They have 6 children and 12 grandchildren.
Erin Taylor Young
Erin Taylor Young is an award-winning humor writer whose books, Surviving Henry and Still Surviving Henry, have been repeatedly accused of making readers laugh until they cry. She also teaches workshops about writing and publishing, cohosts the Write from the Deep podcast and works as the co-managing editor of Serenade Books. She loves football (Da Bears), photography, and hiking in pretty places. Learn more about Erin at erintayloryoung.com where she blogs about writing, God, and her aversion to spiders.
Terri Weldon is a lead analyst by day and an award winning author by night. Her novella The Christmas Bride Wore Boots won the best novella category in the 2016 Lyra Awards. She enjoys traveling, gardening, reading, spending time with her family, and shopping for shoes. One of her favorite pastimes is volunteering as the librarian at her church. It allows her to shop for books and spend someone else’s money! Plus, she has the great joy of introducing people to Christian fiction. Terri has two adorable Westies – Crosby and Nolly Grace. Readers can connect with Terri at www.terriweldon.com
Hannah Joy Wilkinson lives in McAlester, OK with her husband Stan and their two ornery cats. There she writes Christian Historical fiction in hopes of inspiring readers to a closer walk with the Lord. She enjoys spending time with God in His word with a good cup of coffee, discovering the joys of growing things out in the garden, and reading too many books at one time. The Moor and the Maiden is her first novel.