Roseanna M. White IS A CHRISTY FINALIST!!!

Winners on the 5 Year Anniversary of the Colonial Quills blog are: Joan H. Hochstetler Perfect Pies goes to Rhonda and Noorthkill goes to Kim Hansen, Roseanna M. White Bev Duell-Moore, Carla Gade Audio of Pattern for Romance winner Rachel Dodson,Shannon McNear Pioneer Christmas won by Melissa Petterson, Carrie Fancett Pagels winner book of choice/earrings/bookmarks/postcards goes to Katie Edgar, Angela Couch's Mail Order Revenge goes to Andrea Byers, Denise Weimer's winner is Joan Arning! Congrats all!!!


Carrie Fancett Pagels - Founder of Colonial American Christian Writers. Award-winning author of Christian historical romance. Her colonial-era novel, "Saving the Marquise's Granddaughter", releases from Pelican Book Group/White Rose Imprint in June, 2016. She's the author of The Christy Lumber Camp Trilogy, set near the straits of Mackinac, where she grew up! Loves beading, baking, researching, and traveling--but not all at the same time!

Carla Olson Gade - Designer of Colonial Quills's website. She is the author of  eight books including two colonials: Pattern for Romance, set in pre-Revolutionary Boston and a mid-18th century Connecticut novella, "Carving a Future, in Colonial Courtships and The American Dream Romance Collection. "Proving Up" in the Homestead Brides Collection (1875) and "Season of Love" in Mistletoe Memories (1818) are bestsellers. Carla is represented by Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary Agency. 

Cynthia Howerter - Award-winning author Cynthia Howerter loves all things historical. An avid history buff, she frequently visits historic sites to better understand the events that transpired there. Her favorite time period is the colonial era and as the descendant of several Revolutionary War soldiers, history flows through her veins. Cynthia loves using her writing, teaching, research, speaking, and genealogical skills to introduce people to the beginnings of our country. Visit Cynthia's website: 

Elaine Marie Cooper - Award winning author Elaine Marie Cooper grew up in Massachusetts and loves writing novels about the history of the American Revolution. She has one YA historical fiction ("Fields of the Fatherless") but most of her work is for an older audience. "Road to Deer Run" re-releases with new edits and new cover on Dec. 10, 2015. In 2016, "Promise of Deer Run" and "Legacy of Deer Run" will release in June and December, respectively. A brand new release, "Saratoga Letters," releases Oct. 4, 2016.

Janet Grunst - Author Janet Grunst will have the first story of her Revolutionary War trilogy released in Dec of 2016. She is currently editing the second story in the trilogy, all 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.

Roseanna White - Author of Jewel of Persia and Stray Drop of Blood, her novel Love Finds You in Annapolis, Maryland was released in May 2011. Roseanna owns Whitefire Publishing. She is represented by Karen Ball of the Steve Laube Agency.

Susan Ford Craft - Author of The Chamomile, a Revolutionary War romantic suspense released in Nov. 2011, which won the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Okra Pick. Two sequels to The Chamomile entitled Laurel and Cassia, will be released in January 2015 and later in the year, respectively, by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. I am represented by Linda S. Glaz, Hartline Literary Agency.

Shannon McNear - Author of Defending Truth in A Pioneer Christmas Collection (Barbour, 2013 & 2015), a 2014 RITA award nominee, and The Highwayman in The Most Eligible Bachelor Collection (Barbour, 2015). In addition to writing for Colonial Quills, she does the Sunday devotioals at The Borrowed Book. She can also be found at

J. M. Hochstetler is a publisher, professional editor, and lifelong student of history. She is the award-winning author of the American Patriot Series, set during the American Revolution; One Holy Night, a contemporary Christmas miracle story; and, with bestselling author Bob Hostetler, the Northkill Amish Series, closely based on the inspiring story of their Hochstetler ancestors during the French and Indian War.

Pegg Thomas is a life-long history geek, it’s no surprise that historical fiction is her genre. Colonial America and the Civil War era are favorite time periods to both read and write. Her favorite type of book centers on a great fiction story surrounded by factual historical events. Pegg was a finalist in the 2013 ACFW First Impressions Contest and the 2014 Clash of the Titles Olympia. Learn more at

Denise Weimer authored The Georgia Gold Series, historical romance with a touch of mystery set between the Gold Rush and Reconstruction in Savannah and Northeast Georgia ( Book three won the John Esten Cooke Award for authentic Southern literature. Look for the debut of her Restoration Trilogy (WHITE, WIDOW, and WITCH), in the spring of 2016. Historical preservationist Jennifer Rushmore oversees the restoration of brooding bachelor Michael Johnson's historic doctor's house, apothecary shop and log cabin, unearthing a heart healing lesson from the past with each project. The history behind WITCH features Colonial Piedmont Georgia at the time of the Oconee Creek Indian Wars.

Gabrielle Meyer lives in central Minnesota on the banks of the Mississippi River with her husband and four children. As an employee of the Minnesota Historical Society, she fell in love with the rich history of her state and enjoys writing fictional stories inspired by real people and events. Gabrielle writes about her passion for history, Minnesota, and her faith.

Angela K Couch is an award-winning author for her short stories, and a semi-finalist in ACFW’s 2015 Genesis Contest for her Revolutionary War novel that will be published by Pelican Book Group. As a passionate believer in Christ, her faith permeates the stories she tells. Her martial arts training, experience with horses, and appreciation for good romance sneak in there, as well. Angela lives in Alberta, Canada with her “hero” and three munchkins.

Andrea Boeshaar is a Christian author of historical & contemporary romances and women's fiction. She's had 29 novels published as well as 8 novellas along with a host of nonfiction. One million copies of her books are in print! Andrea is also a writing coach.

Reviewer Tina Rice is a lovely new addition to the Colonial Quills blog! She lives in historic Maryland and is an avid reader of Christian fiction. Tina is Beta reader for many Christian fiction authors and is active in social media. You can find her reviews here, monthly, on Colonial Quills blog.

Christy Distler writes contemporary and historical fiction. Her first novel won ACFW's 2013 First Impressions contest in the contemporary category, and her WIP, a novel based on her colonial-era Quaker ancestors, won the 2015 First Impressions contest in the historical category. She's also a professional editor, working with both publishing houses and individual authors, and co-author of 5 Editors Tackle the 12 Fatal Flaws of Fiction Writing. Obsession with words aside, she lives in southeastern Pennsylvania with her husband and children, only a few miles from where her family settled in 1709.