Featured Authors

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At Novelists Unwind, we imagine we’re lounging in Adirondack chairs while enjoying the ocean view and sipping our favorite icy cold drinks. Join us each week to get better acquainted with your favorite inspirational authors. Or perhaps to be introduced to a new-to-you novelist.

Featured Authors

When Lindsey Brackett isn’t wrangling four kids, you can find her sitting on her back porch in the mountains while writing southern fiction that’s short and long. She likes big families, farmers’ markets, Edisto Island, and strong coffee. Lindsey believes in Jesus, library fines, and strong coffee. Pretty much in hat order. Learn more at lindseypbrackett.com. [Lindsey’s Video Link]

 

Patricia Bradley lives in North Mississippi and loves to write romance and suspense with a twist of romance. Her books include the Logan Point series. She has also written two sweet romances for Harlequin Heartwarming. Her workshops on writing include online courses with American Christian Fiction Writers and workshops at the Mid-South Christian Writer’s Conference in Collierville, TN. When she has time, she likes to throw mud on a wheel and see what happens. Learn more at ptbradley.com. [Patricia’s Video Link]

Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than two dozen novels, including Anna’s Crossing and The Newcomer in the Amish Beginnings Series, The Bishop’s Family Series, and The Inn at Eagle Hill Series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and The Heart of the Amish. She lives in California. Learn more at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow Suzanne on Twitter. [Suzanne’s Video Link]

Ann Gabhart is the bestselling author of Angel Sister, Small Town Girl, Love Comes Home, Words Spoken True, and The Heart of Hollyhill series, as well as several Shaker novels—The Outsider, The Believer, The Seeker, The Blessed, and The Gifted. She lives with her husband a mile from where she was born in rural Kentucky. Learn more at www.annhgabhart.com. [Ann’s Video Link]

 

Michelle Griep’s been writing since she first discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. She is the author of historical romances: 12 Days at Bleakly Manor, The Captive Heart, Brentwood’s Ward, A Heart Deceived, and Gallimore, but also leaped the historical fence into the realm of contemporary with the zany romantic mystery Out of the Frying Pan. If you’d like to keep up with her escapades, find her at www.michellegriep.com or stalk her on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest[Michelle’s Video Link]

Lisa Harris is a bestselling author, a Christy Award winner, and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel for 2011 and 2015 from Romantic Times for her novels Blood Covenant and Vendetta. The author of more than thirty books, including Vendetta, Missing, Pursued, and the Southern Crimes Series, Lisa and her family have spent thirteen years living as missionaries in southern Africa. Learn more at www.lisaharriswrites.com. [Lisa’s Video Link]

Convinced everyone deserves a happy ending, USA Today bestselling author Shanna Hatfield is out to make it happen one story at a time. Her sweet historical and contemporary romances combine humor and heart-pumping moments with unforgettable characters.  When this hopeless romantic isn’t writing or indulging in rich, decadent chocolate, Shanna hangs out with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller. [Shanna’s Video Link]

Liz Johnson fell in love with Prince Edward Island the first time she set foot on it. When she’s not plotting her next trip to the island, she works in marketing. She is the author of more than a dozen novels, including The Red Door Inn and Where Two Hearts Meet, a New York Times bestselling novella, and a handful of short stories. She makes her home in Tucson, Arizona. Learn more at lizjohnsonbooks.com. [Liz’s Video Link]

Jane Kirkpatrick is the New York Times and CBA bestselling and award-winning author of more than thirty books, including A Light in the Wilderness, The Memory Weaver, This Road We Traveled, and A Sweetness to the Soul, which won the prestigious Wrangler Award from the Western Heritage Center. Her works have won the WILLA Literary Award, USABestBooks, the Carol Award for Historical Fiction, and the 2016 Will Rogers Medallion Award. Jane lives in Central Oregon with her husband, Jerry. Learn more at www.jkbooks.com. [Jane’s Video Link]

Thomas Locke is a pseudonym for Davis Bunn, an award-winning novelist with worldwide sales of seven million copies in 22 languages. Davis divides his time between Oxford and Florida and holds a lifelong passion for speculative stories. He is the author of Recruits, as well as Emissary and Merchant of Alyss in the Legends of the Realm Series and Fault Lines, Trial Run, and Flash Point in the Fault Lines Series. Learn more at www.tlocke.com. [Thomas’s Video Link]

Hillary Manton Lodge is the author of the critically acclaimed Two Blue Doors series and the Plain and Simple duet. Jane of Austin is her sixth novel. A storyteller at heart, in her free time she enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, graphic design, and finding new walking trails. She resides outside of Memphis, Tennessee with her husband and two pups. Learn more at www.hillarymantonlodge.com. [Hillary’s Video Link]

Stacy Monson is the award-winning author of The Chain of Lake series, including Shattered ImageDance of Grace, and The Color of Truth. Her stories reveal an extraordinary God at work in ordinary life. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and MN Christian Writers Guild (MCWG), Stacy is the area coordinator for ACFW in Minnesota, past president of ACFW MN-NICE, and is the Events Director for MN Christian Writers Guild. Residing in the Twin Cities, she is the wife of a juggling, unicycling physical education teacher, mom to two amazing kids, and a very proud grandma of three grands. Her fourth book, Open Circle, releases in the spring of 2018. Learn more at www.stacymonson.com. [Stacy’s Video Link]

Jessica Patch writes inspirational contemporary romance and romantic suspense. She is the author of the Seasons of Hope series and several Love Inspired Suspense novels including Fatal Reunion, Protective Duty, Concealed Identity, Final Verdict, and Deep Waters. When she’s not hunched over her laptop or going on adventurous trips in the name of research with willing friends, you can find her spending time with her family and collecting recipes for amazing dishes she’ll probably never cook. Jessica is represented by Rachel Kent of Books & Such Literary Management. Learn more at www.jessicarpatch.com. [Jessica’s Video Link]

Joanna Davidson Politano freelances for a small nonfiction publisher but spends much of her time spinning tales that capture the colorful, exquisite details in ordinary lives. Her manuscript for Lady Jayne Disappears was a finalist for several contests, including the 2016 Genesis Award from ACFW, and won the OCW Cascade Award and the Maggie Award for Excellence. She is always on the hunt for random acts of kindness, people willing to share their deepest secrets with a stranger, and hidden stashes of sweets. She lives with her husband and their two babies in a house in the woods near Lake Michigan and shares stories that move her at www.jdpstories.com. [Joanna’s Video Link]

Liz Tolsma is the author of several WWII novels and prairie romance novellas. She is a popular speaker and an editor who resides next to a Wisconsin farm field with her husband and their two daughters. Her son is a U.S. Marine. She enjoys reading, walking, working in her large perennial garden, kayaking, and camping. Please visit her blog, The Story Behind the Story, and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. She is also a regular contributor to the PencilDancer blog and the Midwest Almanac blog. [Liz’s Video Link]