About our Authors

Each of our authors has a website and or blog where you can learn much more about them. Below is a brief paragraph on each one, along with links to their current book or books on Amazon and to their primary online website, blog, and YouTube Channel.

Pearl Nsiah-Kumi

Pearl is a retired registered nurse. She came to the United States from Ghana, West Africa. She has lived in Maryland for over forty years. Pearl has three children, a son in-law, and four grandchildren. She loves to write poetry and short articles based on Scripture.  She has authored two books: Get On Board and Stay On Board and The Last Train at Sunset, and working on a third one.  These books contain salvation messages, and messages about the Christian walk.  They are suitable for devotionals and also helpful in witnessing.  Both books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, and also on her website: pearlkumi.weebly.com  

Pearl is also a Volunteer Counselor at a local Crisis Pregnancy Clinic.


 Randy W. Kirk

When I was a young teen, I was fascinated by Thomas Jefferson and Sir Thomas More. Both were men for all seasons. I decided then that I wanted to be like them. By that age I had already sold custom greeting cards, newspapers, worked at a music retail store, and worked as baby sitter, lawn mower, snow shoveler, dishwasher, and more. While my inventions, books, and business adventures pale in comparison to these men, I did manage to become competent in a wide variety of pursuits.

UCLA BA Psychology
Owned or partnered in 33 small business ventures
As of April 2014, published 9 books
5 bicycle retail books
2 general business books
1 teen purity book
1 Christian discipleship book

Throughout this eclectic life there is a common thread. Everything is done with the same goal: being a part of helping people and products develop and blossom. Currently, I own a marketing consulting company. Our role is being the part-time VP of marketing for each of our clients. Our clients are too small to afford a marketing department, so we help these small companies get bigger.

God Called - He Needs Your Decision!  launched in April 2014 and is by far the book and product that most expresses my heart and desire to help others. The book attempts to lay out one possible pathway to full surrender for Christians from a layman's perspective. I certainly make no claim to special insight, but just hope that I have provided an approach to Christian discipline that will help some readers to make kingdom changing decisions. God Called - He Needs Your Decision! will be available in Kindle, print, and audio.

Jill Marie Richardson

Jill has been a high school teacher and editor and is now a pastor and writer, which are often the same things. She writes in a  variety of genres, having published hundreds of magazine articles in places like Disney's FamilyFun, Discipleship Journal, and Today's Christian Woman. She has also published five books (see below), as well as contributed to book from Lillenas Publishing House and Christianity Today.

Favorite topics for writing, speaking, and Facebook ranting include: grace, teens, risk taking, talking to Millennials, women and theology, writing, discipleship, missions, travel, and being a Christian in a post-Christian world (without being a jerk).

Jill's Currently available books include:

Jill has a BA in English and Education from Washington University and an MDiv in theology (summa cum laude) from Bethel Seminary. She is ordained in the Free Methodist Church and has served as a worship, preaching, and discipleship pastor. She is also a professional speaker available for speaking engagements. Jill is represented by Diana Flegel at Hartline Literary Agency.

With three daughters, three cats, and only one husband, she keeps busy with community theater, gardening, reading, scrapbooking, and travel. Jill loves oceans, cats, chocolate marzipan, teenagers, Tolkien, Hugo, Lewis, and Austen, her family, the Cubs, and God, not necessarily in that order.

You can visit with Jill here:

Lorilyn Roberts is an award-winning Christian author who writes for the young and the young at heart.
Her books, all available on Amazon, include the following:

The Donkey and the King (ages 2-7)
Seventh Dimension - The Door, a YA Christian Fantasy
Seventh Dimension - The King - Book One - a YA Christian Fantasy
Devotionals from the Seventh Dimension
Food for Thought: Quick and Easy Recipes for Homeschooling Families
How to Launch a Best-Selling Christian Book
Taste and See Volumes One and Two (editor)
Children of Dreams, An Adoption Memoir

Lorilyn graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Alabama in 1991. Her studies included spending two weeks in Israel at the start of the Gulf War and touring England, Australia, New Zealand, and several countries in Europe. She later attended the Institute of Children's Literature and earned her Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Perelandra College.

 Judy Lair

Judy Lair is a licensed counselor and owner of Counselorplace Christian Counseling. She is the author of “From the Other Side of the Couch: A Biblical Counselor’s Guide to Relational Living.” Judy’s personal struggles with fear led her through the valley of hurt and sorrow. She now embraces a joy-filled life grounded in God’s truth and freedom in Christ. Judy uses her professional counseling expertise to tell stories that help people find healing and freedom. Her vulnerable, godly approach helps people find courage to move from Fear to Freedom.
From the time Adam and Eve were cast out of the Garden of Eden, humankind has lived out of a rule-oriented, standardized framework. This strategy is great for getting tasks done, but significantly impacts the ability to do relationships well. Self-protection, anxiety, depression, bitterness, and resentment indicate a fear-based life. Learning how to love God, ourselves, and others requires a transformative process. Living a Relational lifestyle brings the happiness, contentment, and joy humans crave. Change is possible, and the reflective questions at the end of chapters help you personalize the journey. My Roadmap to Freedom shows how to walk through the valley of woundedness, liberate your feelings from captivity, wrestle inaccurate beliefs into submission, plant your flag on the mountain of truth, and learn how to live in godly freedom. Together, we will ask God to bring you context, clarity, compassion, and understanding about the pain and hurt you’ve experienced and their impact on your present life. I can tell you I absolutely, positively, completely believe in God’s heart for you and your healing—because I know His heart for me. This book welcomes you into my counseling office where I share the insights God has given to me on both sides of the couch. (Available on Amazon.com)

For more information or speaking requests, contact Judy Lair, LPCC:
Email: JudyLair@counselorplace.com
Blog:  www.judylair.blogspot.com
Twitter:  @JudyLair

Martin Roth
Martin Roth is a veteran journalist and foreign correspondent whose reports from Asia have appeared in leading publications around the world, including the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Financial Times and The Guardian. He is the author of many books.
His spiritual odyssey, "Journey Out Of Nothing: My Buddhist Path to Christianity," tells about his background in Zen Buddhism.
He has also written two devotionals - "Love, Justice and Power: The Message of Passover for Christians" and "A Psalm for the Battle: Reflections on Psalm 18, Christians and Warfare."
His Brother Half Angel international thrillers focus on the persecuted church. They feature Brother Half Angel, an abrasive former military man who heads a clandestine new military order that is dedicated to fighting for the rights of persecuted Christians around the world.
The five books in the series are "Brother Half Angel," "The Maria Kannon," "Military Orders," "Festival in the Desert" and "The Coptic Martyr of Cairo."
He is also the author of the Johnny Ravine private eye series, with "Prophets and Loss," "Hot Rock Dreaming" (Australian Christian Book of the Year finalist) and "Burning at the Boss," and the Feisty Ferreira series of financial thrillers - "Tokyo Bossa Nova" and "The Kalgoorlie Skimpy."
He lives in Australia with his Korean wife and three sons.
You can find out more about Martin at http://www.authormartinroth.com.

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/martin.roth.56

Twitter - https://twitter.com/AuthorMRoth

Email - martinroth@optusnet.com.au

Websites - www.authormartinroth.com, www.brother-half-angel.com

Carol Round Biography
Christian columnist/author/inspirational speaker
& humble servant of Jesus Christ

Carol Round earned her undergraduate teaching degree in journalism from Oklahoma State University in 1975 and a master’s degree in education with an emphasis in English in 1981 from Northeastern State University, the same year she discovered she was pregnant with her second son. She also received her library media certification in 1993 from Oklahoma University.

After 17 years in the high school classroom and 13 as the library media specialist, she retired in 2005, knowing God had other plans for her life. Did you know you won’t find the word, “retirement,” in the Bible? Carol calls it redirection and reminds others who are close to “retirement,” to seek God’s redirection for their lives.

After her weekly column started appearing in newspapers across the state in late 2005, she began to receive invitations to speak before women’s groups. She laughs when she tells women the only “C” she made in college was in speech. “I was so nervous I would cling to the podium to keep from fainting. God does have a sense of humor!”

Words, especially God’s Word, are her passion. Her weekly columns—which run in 14 Oklahoma newspapers, two national newspapers and several international publications—have been compiled into three volumes: A Matter of Faith, Faith Matters and by FAITH alone.

In February 2012, Westbow Press released Journaling with Jesus: How to Draw Closer to God, a short but insightful book to inspire and encourage readers to begin keeping a daily prayer journal as a spiritual discipline to draw closer to our Heavenly Father. A companion workbook, The 40-Day Challenge, was released in September 2012 to help readers get started on their journey to a closer relationship with God.

Carol is currently working on two writing projects. The first is a three-book series about teaching children the importance of 'giving, saving and spending' money. The first book will be available in November 2014.

Her second writing project is a Christian novel, the first in a three-part series. The first novel will be available early next year.

Carol has appeared as a guest on numerous Christian television and radio programs. However, her passion is encouraging women at retreats and prayer journaling workshops to seek a deeper relationship with Jesus. She is a vibrant speaker, teacher and inspirational storyteller. Her talks are filled with exciting, often humorous stories and practical applications that teach women Biblical truths and glorify Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Let Carol introduce Jesus to the women at your next event in an honest, fresh and appealing way so that fears will fade and hearts will fill with His Abundant Joy.

Blog: http://carolaround.com/
Book website: http://journalingwithjesus.com/
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/carolaround
Twitter: http://twitter.com/carolaround
Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Carol-Round/e/B0083ZEAWI/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

Kara Howell


Kara  lives in Aurora, Colorado with her husband and four children. She home schools three of her children. Most of her day is spent teaching, or shuttling her kids to various activities.

Kara is a Bible believing Christian and is very involved in her church. Writing started as a hobby, just to see if “she could” write, but has taken on a life of its own. She has found that she loves writing stories and creating new creatures and worlds.

Kara is an author of young adult fantasy and her first book The Presence of Shadows was released in April. 

You can connect with her on the web at karahowell.com

and on her personal blog karahowell.blogspot.com

Michael J. Webb

            Michael J. Webb graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida and obtained his J. D. from the same university.  Over the past forty years he has travelled the world in search of adventure.
            He is a history buff, both ancient and modern, and is fascinated by the intersection of the scientific, supernatural, and Biblical world views, and has studied and taught from the Bible extensively for more than twenty-five years. He is also intrigued by recent discoveries in quantum physics that are now providing extraordinary insights into the reality of the spirit realm, especially as it relates to the study of Light.  He incorporates all of the above into his supernatural thrillers.
            Michael and his wife make their home in North Carolina.  

Books by Michael:  The Master’s Quilt, The Nephilim Parchments, The Song of the Seraphim (Giants in the Earth trilogy), The Oldest Enemy, Infernal Gates.  He is currently working on Devil’s Cauldron, the sequel to Infernal Gates.  He also authored a non-fiction work entitled In the Cleft of the Rock: Insights into the Blood of Jesus, Resurrection Power, and Saving the Soul.

Katherine Harms

Writes and teaches biblical guidance for living a Christian worldview in a secular culture
Katherine Harms is the author of Oceans of Love, a month of daily devotions on the love of God. The messages are drawn from texts featuring water, particularly oceans. She writes and cruises with her husband along the East Coast and the Bahamas on their boat-home, the sailboat No Boundaries.
Even though writing has never paid the bills, Katherine has been a writer ever since she published her first newspaper at age nine on notebook paper trimmed to remove the edge with the holes. In sixth grade she started a club which successfully lobbied the teacher to allow the club to write stories instead of dumb sentences with their spelling words. 

While living in Omaha, she contributed monthly articles on sailing to the Omaha River Rat, a magazine for boaters. In 2004, she placed third in the Christian Writers Guild First Novel Contest with her as yet unpublished novel Hannah’s Journal. She finds her greatest fulfillment in writing for Christians who face the daunting pressure of increasingly aggressive secularism. At Living on Tilt, she provides insights and guidance for prayer and Bible study to help Christians be strong and remain faithful to Christ. Her current work in progress, Thrive: Live Christian in a Secular World, grows out of a commitment to help others by sharing what she has learned in her interactions with secular activism.
Katherine has been an inventory expediter, a full-charge bookkeeper, a hospital business office supervisor, an innovative IT manager whose glory was to string cable and to bring medical records and home health to the computer age, and a DBA who supported enterprise-wide software installations around the country. Becoming an editor was the most satisfying of career moves, and in that role her objective is to help writers flood the reading world with quality Christian writing, fiction or nonfiction. Visit www.katherineharms.com to learn more about the services she offers.

Emma Right 

Emma Right is a happy wife and homeschool mother of five living in the Pacific West Coast.  Her eldest son has already graduated and is presently working. Besides running a busy home, and looking after too many pets, she also writes stories for her children—when she is not behind the wheel driving her children for various activities. She loves the Lord and His Word deeply, and hopes her stories will help empower young adults and children, and instill the love of learning and reading. Her books have won literary awards. Ms. Right worked as a copywriter for several major advertising agencies and has won several national and international advertising awards, including the prestigious Clio, in her copywriting career. 

You can learn more about Emma Right and her works at emmaright.com and leave your comments there or sign up for her rare newsletters. Also, you can see images 
which inspire her books, Keeper of Reign, Book 1, a juvenile, epic fantasy, and her young adult/ teen psychological thriller, Dead Dreams, Book 1 on her Pinterest pages.

Carol G. Stratton

Carol G. Stratton has written over a hundred articles for publications that include InTouch magazine, CBN.com, and Kyria, two anthologies, Writing so Heaven Will be Different and Extraordinary Answers to Prayers (Guideposts) and has been interviewed on several programs such as Moody Radio Midday Connection, Army Wife, Joyfully Living Free radio shows and Friends and Neighbors television show. Currently she is a staff writer for Lake Norman Publications.

She has spoken at national writing conferences as well as MOPS and other women’s groups about personality temperaments, friendship and encouraging yourself. Her second book, Lake Surrender will be coming out Sept 23rd.

Carol is married and has four grown children and four grandchildren. Currently she and her husband, John, live in Mooresville, North Carolina where she loves to hike and play guitar and mandolin while learning to love liver mush.

Contact info:  Email: carolgstratton@gmail.com

FB: Carol Stratton,
Twitter: @carolgstratton
Address: 129- A Irving Ave, Mooresville, NC 28117
Phone: 616 450-7312

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