Fran Pasch

Frances Gregory Pasch is a poet and devotional writer. She leads a Christian writers’ group and has a weekly e-mail ministry to over two hundred people. She also makes her own Christmas and Easter cards incorporating her poetry.



Dave Fessenden

David E. Fessenden is managing editor for CLC Publications, the U.S. publishing house for CLC Ministries International (formerly Christian Literature Crusade). Dave has a B.A. in journalism, an M.A. in religion, and over 25 years of experience in writing and editing. Dave has published four books, produced study guides for two titles by A.W. Tozer (published in the back of the books), written hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles, and edited numerous books. He is a regular columnist for Cross & Quill, a Christian writers newsletter, and a frequent speaker at writers’ conferences. Dave also conducts Sunday school teaching workshops based on his book, Teaching with All Your Heart. His latest book, The Christian Nonfiction Book: From Concept to Completion, by SonFire Media in 2011



Fran Fernandez

Fran Fernandez is freelance writer of magazine and newspaper articles, has inclusions in several anthologies. Fran is in ministry and speaks and teaches at conferences, luncheons and retreats. Zondervan has recently published her devotional book, The Best Is Yet To Come. Available at Christian book stores,, Barnes & Noble and other bookstores.

Kathy Ide

Kathy Ide is a published author of books, articles, play and movie scripts, short stories, devotionals, and curriculum. She has ghostwritten several books and speaks at writers’ conferences across the country. She is a full-time freelance editor/mentor for new writers, established authors, and book publishers. She also acts as an editor services coordinator through the two groups she founded—The Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors Network ( and the Christian Editor Network ( For more, see



Beth Shriver

Beth Shriver received a degree in Social Work and Psychology from the University of Nebraska. She worked as a Case worker for Boulder County Department of Social Services before starting a family. Beth lives in Texas after moving from her first home in Colorado. She freelances for the local papers in her area, writes columns and devotionals for magazines, and novels in a variety of genres in both fiction and non-fiction.
Featured author, June 2010



Marti Pineno Hess Self Portrait

My apologies to Mari. I have misplaced her bio, but suffice it to say, she is a very gifted artist and musician. We have been blessed by her talents and generosity.
Featured author, May 2010



Mariam Pineno

Mariam has authored one chapter book entitled IT DOESN’T GROW on TREES for Grades 3-6 (Ages 8 and up). In collaboration with daughter/professional artist, Martha Pineno Hess, she has published four full-color young reader picture books: TALENTED TABBY; LEONARDO’S LESSON; A HAT for HANNAH; and A BOX of BEARS just released in October, 2009.

Mariam’s delightful books can be purchased at the above links,, and Cygnet Studios in Elizabethtown, PA. IT DOESN’T GROW on TREES can also be found at the Walden Books store in the Susquehanna Mall, Selinsgrove, PA.
Featured Author April 2010



Marsha Hubler

With a master’s degree in education from Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA, Marsha Hubler has been an educator for over thirty-five years. She has co-founded two private schools, Kreamer Christian Academy, Kreamer, PA, and the Bethesda Prep School, Milton, PA, and had served as teacher/administrator in each. Currently, she works with homeschoolers in her home in Middleburg, PA. and speaks at ladies’ events, schools, and at writers’ conferences.

Marsha is the author of the best-selling eight-book juvenile fiction “Keystone Stables Series” published by Zonderkidz, which deals with today’s youth issues such as juvenile delinquency, death of a close friend, foster care, and special needs children.

Featured author, March 2010


Lisa Lickel

A graduate of the Christian Writer’s Guild’s Apprentice Course, now multi-published author Lisa J. Lickel was first a top ten finisher in the First Operation: First Novel contest. She has written and produced for radio theater and performed live. She holds a bachelors of science in history and RECES and edits for local historical societies, freelances for local newspapers and the occasional magazine. She enjoys membership in local book clubs and writing groups, as well as American Christian Fiction Writers and Wisconsin Regional Writers. She lives in a hundred and fifty-year-old house in Wisconsin filled with books. Married to a high school biology teacher, she enjoys travel and quilting. Visit her at

Featured author, February 2010


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