The Seekers

Mary Connealy writes romantic comedy with cowboys. She has been a finalist for the  Romance Writers of America's RITA®, Christy and Inspirational Readers Choice Awards and a two-time winner of the ACFW Carol Award. Mary has over a half a million books in print. She is the author of bestselling Kincaid Brides series, The Trouble in Texas Series and the Wild at Heart Series. Also Lassoed in Texas, Montana Marriages, and Sophie's Daughters series and many other books. She lives on a ranch in eastern Nebraska with her husband, Ivan, and has four grown daughters.

You can find Mary online--at Seekerville, at her website blog, Petticoats & Pistols, or email her at: mary at maryconnealy dot comFind Mary Connealy books here.




Janet Dean grew up in a family who cherished the past and had a strong creative streak. Like his father before him, Janet's father recounted fascinating anecdotes of real men and women and the world they lived in. The tales they told instilled in Janet a love of history and the desire to write. Janet married her college sweetheart and taught first grade before leaving to rear two daughters, but she never lost interest in American history and the accounts of strong men and women of faith who built this country. With her daughters grown, she eagerly turned to Inspirational historical romance. Today Janet enjoys spinning stories for Love Inspired Historical. When she isn't writing, Janet stamps greeting cards, loves to spend time with family and is never without a book to read. Visit Janet at her Website: www.janetdean.net and blog: www.janetdean.blogspot.com  Find Janet Dean books here.


Debby Giusti is a medical technologist who loves working with test tubes and Petri dishes almost as much as she loves to write.  Growing up as an Army Brat, Debby met and married her husband--then a Captain in the Army--at Fort Knox, Kentucky.  Together they traveled the world, raised three Army Brats of their own and have now settled in Atlanta, Georgia where Debby spins tales of suspense that touch the heart and soul. 

Debby's work has won numerous awards, including the Daphne du Maurier Award for Inspirational Suspense, the National Readers' Choice Award, the Golden Quill, the Beacon, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence and the Write Touch.  In addition to full-length fiction, Debby has written magazine articles for Southern Lady, Woman's World, Our Sunday Visitor, Army and Family, and served for over twelve years on the editorial advisory board of ADVANCE for Administrators of the Laboratory. Visit her online at www.DebbyGiusti.com and email her at debby at debbygiusti dot com. Find Debby Giusti books here.
  
Audra Harders writes "rugged stories with heart" featuring cowboys who haven't a clue about relationships rescued by ladies who think they have all the answers. In real life, she's married to her own patient hero, has two adult children, and is surrounded by everything conducive to writing about farming, ranching, and cowboys at her day job in the county Extension office. She began writing right after her son was born and sold her first book to Love Inspired mere months before that same son graduated from high school. Surviving those years in between remind her God does have her plan for her life...and that He has a tremendous sense of humor. You can visit her at her website and her blog. Don't be shy! Find Audra Harders books here.

CBA Bestselling author Pam Hillman was born and raised on a dairy farm in Mississippi and spent her teenage years perched on the seat of a tractor raking hay. In those days, her daddy couldn't afford two cab tractors with air conditioning and a radio, so Pam drove an Allis Chalmers 110. Even when her daddy asked her if she wanted to bale hay, she told him she didn't mind raking. Raking hay doesn't take much thought so Pam spent her time working on her tan and making up stories in her head. Now, that's the kind of life every girl should dream of. Pam is monthly blogger on the Heroes, Heroines, and History blog. Find Pam Hillman books here.

Cara Lynn James currently lives with her family in northwest Florida. She's lived in Vermont, Virginia, California, Texas, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Her three historical romances in the Ladies of Summerhill series all take place in Newport, Rhode Island during the Gilded Age. The fourth book, A Path toward Love, is set in the Adirondack Mountains of New York in 1903. It will be released next spring. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter or email her at caralynnjames at yahoo dot com. Find Cara Lynn James Books here.


   
Myra Johnson is an award-winning author who writes inspirational romance and women's fiction-emotionally gripping stories about love, life, and faith. She is a two-time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award finalist, most recently for her novel A Horseman’s Hope. Her novel Autumn Rains won the Romance Writers of America 2005 Golden Heart for Best Inspirational Romance Manuscript and was a 2010 Carol Award finalist. Myra has seven novels and an anthology in print and is now at work on a historical romance series for Abingdon Press. When the Clouds Roll By releases September 2013. Married since 1972, Myra and her husband are the proud parents of two beautiful daughters, and are also grandparents of four rambunctious grandsons and two precious granddaughters. Although Myra is a native Texan, she and her husband now reside in North Carolina and share their home with a very spoiled lapdog. Myra writes full-time and is currently serving as president of Carolina Christian Writers, the Charlotte-area chapter of ACFW.You can find her on the web at www.myrajohnson.com  Find Myra Johnson books here.
 
Award-winning author Glynna Kaye treasures memories of growing up in small Midwestern towns--Iowa, Missouri, Illinois--and vacations spent in another rural community with the Texan side of the family. She traces her love of storytelling to the many times a houseful of great aunts and uncles gathered with her grandma to share hours of what they called "windjammers"--candid, heartwarming, poignant, and often humorous tales of their youth and young adulthood. Glynna now lives in Arizona, and when she isn't writing, she's gardening and enjoying photography and the great outdoors. Find Glynna Kaye books here.


Sandra Leesmith began writing in the eighties and was multi-published in category romance, contemporary fiction, and teenage self-help books. After a life changing experience, she returned to finish her teaching career. Retired from teaching, she is pursuing a career in writing.  She recently published her first novel with Avalon entitled The Price of Victory. Current of Love will be released in 2012. Sandra has published several children's books. Check out her web page Children's Books by Sandy and discover animal stories and her favorite-inspirational stories. There are daily devotions for children. 

 Sandra lives in Arizona with her husband and two dogs, a Labrador retriever and a toy poodle.During the hot summers, she and her husband travel throughout the United States in their motor home. Her favorite travel experiences are to see and enjoy God's beautiful creation. She loves the national parks and monuments where nature is preserved for all to see and enjoy. Find Sandra Leesmiths's books here.

Award-winning author of "The Daughters of Boston" and "Winds of Change" series, Julie Lessman was American Christian Fiction Writers 2009 Debut Author of the Year and voted #1 Romance Author of the year in Family Fiction magazine's 2012 and 2011 Readers Choice Awards. She has also garnered 17 RWA and other awards and made Booklist's 2010 Top 10 Inspirational Fiction. Her book A Light in the Window is an International Digital Awards winner, a 2013 Readers' Crown Award winner, and a 2013 Book Buyers Best Award winner. You can contact Julie and read excerpts from her books at www.julielessman.com. Find Julie Lessman books here.


Call her crazy, but Ruth Logan Herne  thinks snakes should live outside, possums should leave cat food alone and all female grandchildren should be named for her. A mother and grandmother to seriously smart young people, Ruthy writes stories of humor, hope, and healing while eating chocolate and sipping coffee. She does occasionally mainline the coffee, but she's a New Yorker: that's a given.
  A hearth-and-home gal who embraces God's love and life's opportunities, Ruthy is thrilled to be an established author with Love Inspired Books, a division of Harlequin Enterprises.  Her debut novel Winter's End was awarded the Award of Merit for Best First Book in the Holt Medallion and was a finalist for a Carol Award, sponsored by American Christian Fiction Writers.  Now working on a new series set in New York's Southern Tier, her Men of Allegany County books show off the back roads, nooks and mountain crannies of upstate New York.  A sucker for newborn anything, she thinks puppies, kittens, and babies are about the greatest things ever. She and her ever-patient husband Dave live in upstate New York with too many dogs and cats and one famous rooster who loves to wake up when Ruthy does: early. Find Ruth Logan Herne books here.
 
 Tina Radcliffe is a paper collecting minimalist who spends most of her time writing inspirational romance and contemporary romantic comedy while trying to fit into her crime fighting outfit. She recently moved, and now lives under a tangerine tree in a lovely valley in Arizona. A two-time RWA Golden Heart finalist, her second release, Oklahoma Reunion, was a 2012 ACFW Carol Award finalist.  Mending the Doctor's Heart, her 2014 release is a Golden Quill finalist and a 2014 ACFW Carol Award Winner. In 2016 Safe in the Fireman's Arms was a Holt Medalion finalist, a Bookseller's Best finalist, and a NERFA finalist. Tina has placed first in over 20 RWA contests and is a short story writer as well, having published over 15 short romances with Women's World Magazine. Find Tina Radcliffe's books here.
  
Missy Tippens is, a pastor's wife and mom of three from near Atlanta, Georgia, made her first sale to Harlequin Love Inspired in 2007. Her books have since been nominated for the Booksellers Best, ACFW Carol Award, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, Maggie Award, Beacon Contest and a 2013 RT Reviewer's Choice Award. A House Full of Hope was a Romance Writers of America 2013 RITA® Nominee.

You can find Missy at www.missytippens.com. And she blogs all over the place: www.lifewithmissy.blogspot.com, www.writingbyfaith.blogspot.com, and www.craftieladiesofromance.blogspot.com, so be sure to give her a holler. Also, Missy would be honored if you'd like her page on Facebook  or follow her on Twitter
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