Carrie Fancett Pagels - Founder of Colonial Christian Writers Group. Administrator of the Colonial Quills Blog. Carrie writes romantic historical Christian fiction. A psychologist for 25 years, she is represented by Joyce Hart at Hartline Literary Agency.
Janet Grunst - Writer working on the second colonial novel of a trilogy set in Virginia. She is represented by Linda Glaz at Hartline Literary Agency. Janet is the co-chairman of the northern branch of the Tidewater Christian Fiction Writers Group.
Cynthia Howerter - is a Pennsylvania girl who now lives in Virginia. Her love for history, especially the American Revolutionary War period, along with being a member of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution), give Cynthia a wealth of knowledge to use in her writing. Cynthia and La-Tan Roland Murphy are co-authors of God’s Provision in Tough Times, an anthology of 25 true stories of God’s provision during unemployment and financial despair. Her book is available for pre-orders on Amazon.com with an expected release date in May 2013. Cynthia is currently writing a contemporary-historical fiction novel. She also writes a weekly article for her website Soar With Eagles, is the president of the ACFW Richmond Chapter, and a member of Colonial American Christian Writers.
Kathleen L. Maher - writes inspirational historical fiction set in upstate New York and incorporates her love for all things antique and romantic in her stories. She's been a member of ACFW since 2008. In both 2009 and 2010 she placed second in Romance Writers of America's Launching a STAR Contest, inspirational category. She made the semifinal list in the 2011 Genesis, and won first place in 2012. She shares a 100-year-old farmhouse with her soul mate, three kids and two rescued Newfoundland Dogs.
Lynn Squire - Author of Best of Faith, Fun and Fanciful, Joab's Fire, and A Week of Faith More Precious than Gold. She writes the Just Fiction column for the Ready Writer, FCW monthly newsletter.
MaryLu Tyndall - A Christy award finalist, famed for her swashbuckling pirate novels, is the author of the colonial series Charles Towne Belles, and Surrender to Destiny, set in Baltimore during the War of 1812. Veil of Pearls released in July 2012.
Pat Iacuzzi - Writer and artist working on a colonial novel set in the Mohawk Valley. Her American Historical Christian Fiction blog is a sampler of faith, folklore, and fiction.
Rita Gerlach - Author of seven colonial period novels, including Surrender the Wind and The Rebel's Pledge. Her new series--Daughters of the Potomac, consists of three new novels launched Feb 2012 with Before the Scarlet Dawn, followed by Beside Two Rivers in Oct 2012, and Beyond the Valley in Feb 2013. Rita is represented by Word Serve Literary Agency.
Susan Ford Craft - Author of The Chamomile, a Revolutionary War romantic suspense novel released in Nov 2011, with two more books to follow in the series.
Rebecca DeMarino - Author of the Blue Slate series from Revell. She is a member of ACFW and RWA, and represented by WordServe Literary Agency.
Debra E. Marvin writes historical romance with a touch of gothic…or the giggles. Joining the Colonial Quills seems just right for a history geek who grew up playing “Colonial Girl” all by herself. Debra’s work has finaled in multiple contests over the last few years, most recently, the Overall Winner of the Phoenix Rattler from CWOW. Her current obsession is the War of 1812 and tall ships.
writes lyrical stories that dance with light. Most of the time you will find this Virginia Beach resident reading, biking, dancing, or hanging out with her husband and three children, preferably at the oceanfront. Since finishing her Professional Writing MA in 1994, she has enjoyed many opportunities to teach literature, writing, and the arts. She was the Overall Winner in the 2009 Touched by Love contest for unpublished authors. Her debut novel, Dance of the Dandelion with Whitefire Publishing, won an honorable mention in the 2012 Selah Awards. Her latest novel, Love in Three-Quarter Time, is the launch title for the new Zondervan First imprint. Dina is a contributing author at Inkwell Inspirations, Colonial Quills, iflourishonline.com, a part-time acquistions editor for WhiteFire Publishing, and she is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of The Steve Laube Agency. Join her as she discovers the unforced rhythms of grace.
Jennifer Hudson Taylor - Author of Highland Blessings, 2011 Holt Medallion winner of Best First Book, as well as the sequel Highland Sanctuary published through Abingdon Press. She has two novellas published with Barbour Books. Upcoming publications include Path of Freedom with Abingdon's Quilts of Love series, and a 3-book series entitled The MacGregor Quest.