A mentor with
B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild and a co-moderator for the
Writers View, Lisa has earned a reputation as a writer who promotes
the success of other writers, by providing timely encouragement,
advice and tips. She has served on the faculty of the Mt.
Hermon Christian Writers Conference, Sandy
Cove Christian Communicators Conference, North Texas Christian
Writer's Conference, St.
David's Christian Writers' Conference, Evangelical
Press Association Convention, Colorado
Christian Writers Conference, Proclaim
Christian Writers Gathering, and the Greater
Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference. For Lisa's upcoming
schedule, visit her
The publisher/editor of SPIRIT-LED WRITER, Lisa has written columns
for The Writing Parent, All The Write Moves.com, and Northwest
Christian Author. Her articles on aspects of writing have appeared
Forum, Advanced Christian Writer, Rainy
Day Corner, Bella's Online Writing Zine and businessacces.com.
Lisa was named the "Writer of the Year" at the 2004 Greater Philadelphia
Writer's Conference. She is a member of the Evangelical
Press Association, National
Association of Black Journalists, American
Christian Fiction Writers, and Society
of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
Contact Lisa if you'd like
to have her speak at your writing group, or writers' conference.
Meet the Editor!
Kelly is The
HOME Writer, a freelance writer and Web designer who lives with
her husband and five children in Oklahoma. Her articles have appear
online at Spirit-Led Writer.com, The Family Corner.com,
GeoParent.com, Organize Tips.com, and other Web-zines.
Her work has also appeared in Cross & Quill, Homeschooling
Horizons and various homeschooling newsletters across the USA
she also designed and maintains the Unofficial
Weaver Pages, The
HOMEWriter.com, and her family's personal site. She designed
the original sites for the Wisconsin Regional Writers' Association,
Inc, and the Milwaukee Area Christian Home Educators.
Your Body Write!
Robin Bayne is
the award-winning author of five novels and three novellas, as well
as dozens of articles, essays and short stories. Her novella, "Honor
Bound" was the recipient of the 2003 Lories Award and 2003 Eppie
Award. Her article "Irons in the Fire," first published by Spirit-Led
Writer, was voted Best Non-Fiction 2002 by the Preditors & Editors
Reader's Poll. She has contributed to collections including God's
Way for Teens, God's Way for Fathers,
Chocolate For Women, Crumbs in the Keyboard
and Cup of Comfort for Christians. Her articles
have appeared in Writer's Journal, Advanced Christian
Writer and The Christian Communicator. She's currently
serving as Secretary for the Faith, Hope & Love Chapter of RWA,
and is an active member of American Christian Romance Writers, CWFI
and Novelists, Inc. She holds a BA in Philosophy and English from
the College of Notre Dame of MD. "From Now On," an inspirational
romance novella, is an April 2004 release. Visit Robin at RobinBayne.com.
When Sharon Dunn
isn't chasing after her three children or wiping sticky spots off
the floor, she publishes plays, skits, articles and short stories.
Her non fiction has appeared in Byline, The Christian
Communicator and The Dollar Stretcher. Her plays are
available through Eldridge Publishing. Sharon's
first book Romance Rustlers and Thunderbird
Thieves, a comedy mystery, was released in January 2003 from
Kregel. When she isn't writing, she loves to think about writing
and eat chocolate chip cookies or soak in a hot tub. She
loves to hear from other
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is the author of several electronic downloadable books (a.k.a. e-books).
She has successfully been writing and selling e-books since 1999.
Her e-book, Tid-Bits
For Making Money With E-books, has been helping writers
around the globe earn passive, residual income while they pursue
their dreams of being published through more traditional means.
Alyice has been a Christian for as long as she can remember and
tries to use her secular writing to influence the world in a positive
way. She is also the editor-in-chief of an award winning publication
for parents known as The
To learn more about Alyice's writing talents or to hire her to write
for your blog, website, or publication, visit her at AlyiceEdrich.com.
has a heart for writing parents, as she is the mother of five young
children, and writing is the only way she can complete a sentence
around her house.
She's the author of From a Daughter's Heart to Her Mom:
50 Reflections on Living Well (Thomas Nelson) and is a
contributing writer to several books, including What Really
Counts for Students, The Rainy Day Book,
A Cup of Comfort for Mothers to Be, and Soul
Matters for Mothers.
Her articles have appeared in Guideposts, HomeLife, CrossWalk, and
International Living magazines, among others. For the past two years,
she's written an inspirational parenting column for West Georgia
Ladies & Men, and she's also the "Book Buzz" columnist
for Christian Women Online webzine. In her blog, Mom
2 Mom Connection, she interviews authors, writes media reviews,
and shares essays about the high calling of being a parent and writer.
Heather won the 2005 Writer of the Year award from American Christian
Writers and is currently working on her first middle grade multicultural
novel. She lives on a small farm in west Georgia.
author, Gail (Gaymer) Martin is a novelist and freelance writer
with hundreds of published short stories and articles to her credit,
as well as seventeen church resource books and five inspirational
anthologies. She is the author of sixteen novels and 5 novellas
contracted by Barbour Publishing, Steeple Hill Love Inspired and
Silhouette Romance. Her Steeple Hill novel, Upon a Midnight Clear,
was a recipient of the 2001 Holt Medallion and a finalist in the
National Readers' Choice Award. Two of Gail's novella anthologies
have been on the CBA best seller list and two have been sold to
Crossway as a hardcover book. Her next release will be Loving
Hearts—2nd in the Loving series—in February 2003. Easter
Blessings, Steeple Hill's first 2-in-1 book, will include her
short novel, The Butterfly Garden in March 2003.
Gail is a contributing
editor for the monthly magazine, The Christian Communicator.
She is a member of Romance Writers of America and three chapters,
Greater Detroit, Mid-Michigan, and the inspirational chapter, Faith,
Hope and Love. She is also a member of American Christian Writers
and on the founding board of the American Christian Romance Writers.
Visit her at GailMartin.com.
James E. Tate
is a Spirit-filled member of Garnett Assembly of God, Tulsa Oklahoma.
Having been a member of a church all his life, he has slept on slatted
church benches as a child, held many church offices as an adult,
and now gives full support to the church leadership in his mature
years. He writes monthly poetry columns for the Fellowship of Christian
Writers (FCW), Tulsa, OK, and the Fellowship of Christian Poets
(FOCP), Lynchburg, VA.
His articles and
poems have appeared in several publications including The Saturday
Evening Post, Route 66 Magazine, Word Aflame,
Pest Control Technology, Forest Heritage News, The
Ready Writer, Tulsa World newspaper, Calliope,
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for Personal Journaling
Claudia N. Tynes
is the author of two books, From Journal Into Print (A Journey
to Freedom From Within) and Nuggets of Gold.
As an entrepreneur and freelancer trading as Write
4U, a Christian-based business, her byline has appeared in over
100 on-line and print publications. Some include The Christian
Communicator, Spirit-Led Writer, Ebony,
The Gazette News, Listen, Write
From Home, The Upper Room, The Secret
Place, and many many more. She speaks and teaches at conferences
and retreats for women, writers, support groups, and youth girls.
She participated in the Shades
Online conference and workshops, and serves on the faculty of
Cove Christian Writers' Conference. She facilitates the Pen
& Sword Disciples, a church writing group (CWG), formulated under
the Amy Foundation
Church Writing Groups. Claudia served one year as a columnist
for the Southern Maryland Writers' Group Newsletter. Claudia
and her family fellowship at Victory
Christian Ministries International. She lives in Clinton,
Maryland with her husband, James; adult son, Rodney; and pet rottweiler,
Romeo. For additional information, visit Published
Publisher: Lisa A. Crayton
BACKGROUND: The Elder of her church, Lisa A. Crayton is
the publisher/editor of SPIRIT-LED WRITER and an award-winning
freelance writer. Her career began in corporate communications and
included corporate publication management and marketing communications.
Her background also includes publicity, and some ghostwriting (articles
Today, Lisa lives
her dream of becoming a freelance communicator for Christian and
secular markets. She has more than 275 pieces published, including
a story in Chocolate for a Woman's Courage, published
by Fireside/Simon & Schuster. The money columnist for Next Step
and Enrichment Journal, she writes columns, features,
profiles, essays, devotionals, book reviews and fillers for regional,
national and international markets. She especially enjoys penning
pieces about freelance writing, youth, personal finance, parenting,
spirituality, women, and the African American church. Lisa is available
for assignments. Contact Lisa
MENTORING: A mentor with the Jerry B. Jenkins
Christian Writers Guild, Lisa co-moderates the Christian Writers View 2, one of the best online discussion
groups for beginning and intermediate Christian writers.
Lisa has served on the faculty of, among others, the
St. Davids Christian Writers' Conference, Mt. Hermon Christian Writers Conference, Evangelical Press Association Convention, Colorado Christian
Writers Conference, Proclaim Christian Writers Gathering, St. Davids Christian
Writers' Conference and the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference. She
also gave a lunch-hour presentation at World Journalism Institute. Lisa is available to speak at
your writing group, or writers' conference. Contact Lisa for details.
Honorable Mention, Features, 2002 (3 awards), 2001 and 2000
Writer's Digest Writing Competition. Each contest received
more than 18,000 total entries.
The co-moderator of the Christian Writers View, she is a member of Christian Writers Fellowship
International, Evangelical Press Association, and American Christian Romance Writers.
In 1985, she earned her dual B.S. degree in public relations and
journalism from Utica College of Syracuse University, cum laude
and one of two Outstanding Seniors. Features on her have appeared
at Momwriters.com and in Cross & Quill.
As a conference speaker, Lisa provides useful information, resources
and inspiration. She is available to speak at writing conferences,
women's and youth ministry events and colleges and universities.
She is also available for telephone and email consultations with
writers. Contact Lisa for details.