Bruce is a legally-blind freelance writer. His articles have appeared in a variety of magazines and newsletters. Additionally, he is VP of Communication for the Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater constituency association of the Wildrose Party. Atchison is also the author of three memoirs. He lives in a tiny prairie hamlet with his two house rabbits. See him at his blog (WordPress) blog (Blogspot), Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Virtual Bookworm.
Janis, a former school teacher and small business owner, found a new passion in writing in her retirement. She has published two devotionals and a number of articles for magazines and a Bible study. She is owner of Under the Cover of Prayer and moderates the site. She is also a contributor to a group blog called Family and Faith Matters. Janis has completed a children’s book called Tadeo Turtle. She is the author and watercolour illustrator. Word Alive has published Tadeo Turtle. See more information at Janis’s Website.
Writing has always been a passion of Patricia. She can express myself better in writing, than verbally. She enjoys creating short stories and devotionals. Her favourite past-times: family-time; gardening; reading; walking and listening to good music. Married. Mother of two sons; step-Mom to a son & daughter and Nana to ten.
Patricia has recently completed her first novel - Eleanor, A Stolen Childhood - which is in the process of publication. Her second novel, Priscilla – Hidden in the Shadows is now being written.
Rose Spillenaar Harmer
Rose was born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, and speaks on subjects related to marriage, family and mental health. Her travels take her throughout North America and she winters in Cape Coral, Florida. Her published words include a short biography in Clayton’s Kids (2009) and a column entitled “Listening” which will be part of a forth-coming book. Contact Rose.
Mary is a writer and speaker. Since becoming a Christian she has served in many capacities. On a monthly basis in her home, she hosts a women’s prayer group, a women’s fellowship group, and Ready Writers, London of which she is the founder.
She serves in several ministries in her church.
She is a member of The The Word Guild. and Inscribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship.
Her book Reverend Mother’s Daughter was a finalist in the 2008 Word Guild of Canada Awards and won an IPPY award in the states. Her second book Because We Prayed was released two years ago. India My Calling is her latest release, and relates the compelling story of Jean Darling who served for 40 years on the mission field. Mary has had many articles published and has been a regular contributor to the community publication Christian Life in London. You can visit her at http://www.maryhaskett.com
Ron is president of FBH International , a multi-language media ministry and maintains an active itinerant speaking ministry in churches and conferences. Ron is a professional member of The Word Guild and has one published book, “Refresh: 19 ways to boost your spiritual life”, and is working on several other writing projects. Much of his writing is published on the ministry website and has been used in radio broadcasts.
Ron has been married to Debbie since 1976. They have four children, one of whom is married. They live on a 100 acre farm in the Niagara region which they share with a few horses, chickens, cats and a dog.
Violet freelances in several genres and has been published in a variety of print and online publications. Her articles, stories, and activities have appeared in Keys for Kids, Devotions for Girls, Devotions for Boys, Clubhouse, Guide, Primary Treasure, Partners, Pockets and others. She has also published two books of poetry and is an avid blogger. She is a member of Inscribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship and a professional member of The Word Guild.
Stephanie is a wife of over 30 years and has three grown children. She is eclectically interested, to say the least. Among her current pursuits are freelance editing and writing; filling in for her church administrator, who is currently on maternity leave; serving expectant moms as a labour doula; and working toward her Pregnancy Fitness Educator certification. The book she co-authored with Paralympian Deb Willows’ is scheduled for publication in the fall of 2013. Stephanie is a member of The Word Guild and works on Write! On, the news bulletin for guild members. She also posts regularly to TWG’s Facebook faces. To read more of her writing, visit Steph Nickel’s Eclectic Interests.
Kimberley is a motivational speaker and author. Her writings relate raising a family, pursuing a healthy lifestyle, and everyday experiences to building a relationship with God. Through her work, Kimberley hopes to inspire people to live lives that glorify God. You can visit her website at www.kimberleypayne.com
Mark D. Roberts
Rev. Dr. Mark D. Roberts is Senior Advisor and Theologian-in-Residence of Foundations for Laity Renewal, a multifaceted ministry in the Hill Country of Texas and the parent organization of Laity Lodge. He has written several books, including his most recent: Can We Trust the Gospels? (Crossway, 2007)
Janet is an east coast Canadian writer working to break into print in novel-length fiction. In the mean time, she writes weekly book reviews, devotionals and features on her blog, ”Tenacity“.
A writer, storyteller, family counselor and ordained minister, Janet has worked with people all her adult life. She served with Bethany, Pontypool and Dunsford United Churches in Ontario from 1989 until 2008, when she retired to focus on her writing and her family.
In 2005 with the encouragement of her congregations, Janet published her first book of short stories, A Child Speaks. Since then Janet has published a second book of short stories titled, Can I Hold Him?: Christmas Stories for All Ages as well as two children’s books titled, Spectacular Stella: the story of the Christmas Star and her newest book, A Place Called Home, a joint project with Lindsay’s Homeless Shelter by the same name. Her books can be purchased on her blog. Go to Janet’s website at www.janetstobie.com.
Janet writes a weekly devotional column for the Millbrook Times and is welcomed as a storyteller at fundraisers, group meetings and Sunday morning church services.
Janet Stobie is married to Tom and together they have five children and seven “fabulous” grandchildren. Her home is in Dunsford, a village in the midst of the City of Kawartha Lakes.
Tammy lives in Saskatchewan with her husband. They have four children. She enjoys gardening, walks along the beach and being on the farm. She has a passion for her faith, studying the Bible and prayer.
She has published two books; Where a Little Rain Comes Down and Making the Bitter Sweet. A short story, “May’s First Christmas” appeared in Christmas Chaos, a collection of stories about Christmas experiences that don’t make the fronts of Christmas cards. “Careful What You Whisper” is another short story about Tammy’s experiences after breaking her back. It can be found in A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider. Visit T. L. Wiens for more information about Tammy’s books and workshops.
Brenda J. Wood
A popular motivational speaker, Brenda, of Barrie, Ontario is known for her common sense wisdom, sense of humour and quirky comments. Brenda especially enjoys speaking at women’s retreats and conferences, community events, Mops, World Day of Prayer, and Stonecroft Ministries.
A prolific author, her current books include:
The Big Red Chair: a children’s book dealing with the loss of a grandparent.
Meeting Myself: Snippets from a Fractured Mind: the author’s recovery from abuse and eating disorders.
Hearts Under Construction: A motivational cookbook designed to feed both body and soul
Heartfelt: 366 Devotions for Common Sense Living.
God, Gluttony and You: a Bible Study dealing with our relationship to food.
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facebook – www.facebook.com/brendawoodspeaker