Max Lucado loves words – written, spoken – it does not matter. He loves to craft sentences that are memorable, inspiring and hopefully life-changing. In almost 25 years of writing, more than 100 million products—80 million books—filled with his words have been sold. Max Lucado is a Minister of Preaching at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, where he has served since 1988. He has been married to Denalyn Preston Lucado since 1981, and they have three grown daughters—Jenna, Andrea and Sara—and one son-in-law, Brett.
Sheila Cragg (MFA, Creative Writing) is a mentor/instructor for Jerry Jenkins’ Christian Writers Guild and also formerly served as an associate editor for Focus on the Family Publishing. She has published six books, including A Woman’s Walk with God and A Woman’s Journey toward Holiness, and numerous articles in Reader’s Digest, Family Weekly, and other periodicals. Her Experiencing Christ website ministry— www.womanswalk.com—is centered on helping women develop a devotional lifestyle and deepen their relationship with the Lord. Sheila lives in Santa Maria, California, with her husband, Ron.
In the 50+ years that have passed since he came to Christ in New York through the selfless devotion of David Wilkerson, Nicky Cruz has traveled widely around the world, speaking to hurting people in all walks of life. His ministry has reached thousands of innercity gang members as he speaks to their need from his own experience.
Dove Award-winning artist Travis Cottrell has been worship leader for Beth Moore and her wildly successful Living Proof Live! conferences for 15 years. Travis has been on LifeWay’s Top 10 Artists list for the past five year; Alive Forever has sold more than 150,000 units. He has 15,000 Twitter followers and approximately 11,000 Facebook friends. Cottrell lives in Jackson, Tennessee with his wife, Angela, and their 3 children.
In addition to winning several Grammy and Dove awards, Michael W. Smith has recorded more than 22 albums and had numerous hit songs in the Christian market and on mainstream radio. He is also involved in relief work, at home and around the world, and is the founder of Rocketown, an outreach to teenagers in a 38,000 square-foot facility in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. He has written several best-selling books including Old Enough to Know and Friends Are Friends Forever. He and his wife, Debbie, have 5 children and live in Nashville.
Husband and wife writing team, Dave and Neta Jackson are authors and/or coauthors of more than one hundred books which have sold in excess of 2.5 million copies. They are best known for Neta’s award-winning Yada Yada series and their Trailblazer Books – a 40-volume series. They live in the Chicago metropolitan area, where Grounded is set.
Genre: Literary Fiction Do YOU want to live in a world without war? Katherine Dernison’s father believes his philosophy of the Amaranth Bloom can create a world without war. But when their home is threatened by the South African apartheid government, they must put their beliefs into practice. Katherine learns heartbreaking lessons about love, loyalty, […]
Genre: children’s books, picture books, adventure books, juvenile fiction Smiley Riley is a young girl learning about life and has a knack for finding adventures. She was given a “lucky bracelet” by her grandmother – this bracelet apparently gives the wearer a “little help” through its four charms – for knowledge, strength, courage and love. […]
Genre: Fantasy, adventure, coming of age Brayden Rider lives in a small medieval village on the outskirts of a great forest in the middle of endless countryside. Only ten-years-old and with his father missing, his life promises to be one of endless toil. Or does it? A great storm brings with it a young knight […]
Genre: Time Travel Romance Libby Edwards, a gifted horsewoman, unwittingly wishes herself back in time to Louisville, Kentucky just before Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby become a reality. During Libby’s journey in the past, she stumbles upon her destiny. Unfortunately, he’s in the wrong century. In 1874, there’s no electricity, no internet, no modern […]
Genre: Comedy Drama Take four confident sassy women who just happen to be modern day Wicca witches, a neighbour whose marriage is in meltdown, a secret past affair and a triple strength customised spell that goes wildly out of control and you have ‘The Love Spell – Part One,’ the new funny fast paced drama […]
Genre: Historical Fiction In 1916, Abigail Maduro arrives in the Danish West Indies to live with her Aunt Esther, a bad tempered spinster, and her houseful of eccentric servants. Despite the island’s veneer of tranquility, St. Thomas is a hotbed of German spies and saboteurs who use their Hamburg-America steamers in the Kaiser’s war effort. […]
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller, Mystery, Vampires, Paranormal, Gothic Seven years ago federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happens, an attack that changes her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire. Now in […]
Genre: western historical romance Rosalyn Delaney is in trouble. She tracks down her missing husband in Whiskey Ridge, Arizona, only to learn on arriving there that hes been murdered, supposedly by his partner, whip Kincaid. Too broke to leave, Rosalyn decides to stay at Rose House, her husband’s home, even after she receives night visits […]
Genre: Legal Thriller After the ultimate betrayal, which is more important: trust or forgiveness? In KEEP NO SECRETS, the controversial follow-up to Compton’s debut legal thriller TELL NO LIES, a district attorney struggles to redeem himself after a one-night stand damaged his marriage and professional reputation. After surviving the private and public fallout from a […]
Genre: Adventure/thriller Geologist Trace Brandon has traded mining in Washington State for the sunshine and warm waters of the Cayman Islands. For the past year, his only encounters with crooks have been social, and no one has tried to kill him. But a phone call from Cyrus “the Virus” McSweeny lures Trace into a dangerous […]
Genre: physiological thriller, novel, science fiction James Bannon’s debut novel, i2, is a gripping psychological thriller built on a bold science-fiction premise. On the eve of creating a revolutionary procedure by which memories can be uploaded and stored, renowned bio-software engineer Edward Frame is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Secretly turning the procedure upon himself, Frame […]
Genre: Apocalyptic, Thriller, Science Fiction Rule #1: Try not to shoot your future wife. When special operations veteran Daniel Markis finds armed invaders in his home and it all goes sideways, he soon finds himself on the run from the shadowy Company and in possession of a biological breakthrough that might throw planet Earth into […]
Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Women’s Fiction New Release! Sale – $0.99 cents 8/12 – 8/19. Sometimes you just have to walk away…to rediscover who you are. Maggie Harrison is a devoted wife and mother, always putting the needs of her family ahead of her own. Then, one day, without planning to, she drives away, leaving behind an […]
Genre: espionage fiction, spies and intrigue, historical fiction 50 Years After the Kennedy Assassination, We Know When and Where–Now a Spy Novel May Explain WHY… When a Dad tries to dig a hole in his Northern Virginia yard to bury the remains of the family pet, he chances upon a mysterious briefcase. Its contents include […]