Donna J. Shepherd looks at everyday life and finds God's fingerprints everywhere. A columnist for The Dabbling Mum, NABBW, and CWAHM, she has hundreds of articles and devotionals to her credit. Her devotionals and stories appear in Daily Grace for Women, Anytime Prayers for Everyday Moms, and The Best Grandma in the World to name a few. Donna's children's books, Topsy Turvy Land, No More Gunk! & OUCH! Sunburn!, Chizzy's Topsy Tale, Dotty's Topsy Tale, Sully's Topsy Tale and Poodle and Doodle feature short, playful rhymes and humorous illustrations. Future releases include Bradybug and Salami.
Donna helped to found Greater Harvest Workshops and conducts the Middletown Area Christian Writers' (MAC Writers) meetings monthly. She's also in demand as a conference speaker and singer. Donna's husband, Don, is the pastor of Healing Word Assembly of God.
Linore Rose Burkard creates Inspirational Romance to Warm the Soul. Her characters take you back in time to experience life and love during the Regency England era (circa 1800 - 1830). Ms. Burkard's novels include Before the Seasons Ends, The House in Grosvenor Square, and The Country House Courtship (Harvest House). Her stories blend Christian faith and romance with well-researched details from the Regency period.
Linore began writing when she couldn't find a Regency romance with an inspirational twist. "There were Christian books that approached the genre," she says, "But, they fell short of being a genuine Regency. I knew that many women like me want stories that are historically authentic and offer glimpses of God's involvement in our lives. So, I finally gave up looking and decided to write one myself."
Ms. Burkard was raised in New York, where she graduated magna cum laude from the City University of New York with a Bachelor of Arts in English literature. She lives with her husband and five children in a town full of antique stores and gift shops in southwestern Ohio. Besides writing, Linore likes reading, family movie nights, swimming, decorating and gardening.