Meet The Write Conversation Blogging Team

Warren Adler is best known for The War of the Roseshis masterpiece fictionalization of a macabre divorce turned into the Golden Globe and BAFTA-nominated dark comedy hit starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito. In addition to the success of the stage adaption of his iconic novel on the perils of divorce, Adler has optioned and sold film rights to more than a dozen of his novels and short stories to Hollywood and major television networks. Warren Adler has just launched Writers of the World, an online community for writers to share their stories about why they began writing. Warren Adler's latest novel, Torture Manwhich explores Jihadist terrorism, is available now. His Film/TV projects currently in development include the Hollywood sequel to The War of the Roses - The Children of the Roses, along with other projects including Capitol Crimes, a television series based on Warren Adler’s Fiona Fitzgerald mystery novels, as well as a feature film based on Warren Adler and James Humes’ WWII thriller, Target Churchill, in association with Myles Nestel and Lisa Wilson of The Solution Entertainment Group. Explore more at www.warrenadler.com and connect with him on Facebook and Twitter 
DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne Du Maurier, Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Carol award contests. Firewall, the first book in her Houston: FBI series, was listed by Library Journal as one of the best Christian Fiction books of 2014.

DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, Suspense Sister, and International Thriller Writers. She is co-director of The Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference and The Author Roadmap with social media specialist Edie Melson. She teaches writing workshops around the country.

DiAnn is very active online and would love to connect with readers on Facebook: www.facebook.com/diannmills, Twitter: https://twitter.com/diannmills or any of the social media platforms listed at www.diannmills.com.

Beth K. Vogt believes God’s best often waits behind the doors marked “Never.” A women's fiction novelist with Tyndale House Publishers, Beth is a 2016 Christy Award winner, as well as a 2016 ACFW Carol Award Winner and a 2015 RITA® finalist. In 2016, she continued her destination wedding series published by Howard Books with You Can’t Hurry Love (May) and Almost Like Being in Love (June). Visit Beth at bethvogt.com.

Rhonda Rhea is a humor columnist for HomeLife magazine, Leading Hearts magazine, The Pathway, SBCLife and many more great publications. She’s written hundreds of magazine articles and is the author of 10 nonfiction books, including Espresso Your Faith, How Many Lightbulbs Does It Take to Change a Person? and Join the Insanity—Crazy-Fun Life in the Pastors’ Wives Club. She also coauthors fiction with her daughter, Kaley Faith Rhea, with their first book, Turtles in the Road, releasing soon and two more books in the works. Rhonda and her two daughters cohost the TV show, That’s My Mom, for Christian Television Network’s KNLJ, airing in mid-Missouri, and Rhonda enjoys hosting KNLJ TV’s The Devo-Minute as well. She is a frequent guest on many radio and TV shows and enjoyed a recurring role on Focus on the Family’s Weekend Magazine radio program for many years.

Rhonda enjoys traveling the country speaking at all kinds of events but makes her home in the St. Louis area with her pastor/hubs, Richie Rhea. They have five grown children and both say they’re hoping for a ridiculous number of grandbabies.

Rhonda says she is absurdly social and would love to connect at:
https://www.facebook.com/RhondaRhea.Author/
https://www.facebook.com/RhondaRheaAndKaleyFaithRhea/
https://www.facebook.com/ThatsMyMom.TV/
https://twitter.com/RhondaRhea
https://www.instagram.com/rhondarhea/
RhondaRhea.com
Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Rhonda-Rhea/e/B001H6Q8VG/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1468965803&sr=8-1

Eva Marie Everson is the bestselling and multi-award winning author of both fiction and nonfiction work. She is the president of Word Weavers International (word-weavers.com) and the director of Florida Christian Writers Conference. Eva Marie is a popular speaker at writers conferences across the United States and the Contest Director for Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference. Eva Marie is a seminary graduate and student and has taught a Bible study for over 20 years. Either she's really good and the folks just can't get enough ... or she's really bad and they're still trying to learn something (the jury is out). Eva Marieand her husband enjoy their three grown children and children-in-love and are especially proud of their grandchildren. They are owned by their dog, Poods.

Linda Gilden is an experienced writer, speaker, editor, and writing coach. Author of the popular Love Notes series, she is also the author of Mommy Pick-Me-Ups, Mama Was the Queen of Christmas, PERSONALity Perspectives, Called to Write, and several ghostwritten books. With over a thousand magazine articles to her credit, Linda Gilden is a prolific writer who loves to share a great story. As a freelance editor and writing coach working with publishers and individuals, she encourages others to make their writing the best it can be. As a member of the CLASS Seminar training staff, Linda enjoys helping others polish their speaking and writing skills on their journeys to clear, concise communication. As Director of both the CLASS Christian Writers Conference and the Carolina Christian Writers Conference, Linda helps many writers take the next step in reaching their writing goals.

Linda Gilden is a member of AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association), ASJA (American Society of Journalists and Authors), AACC (American Association of Christian Counselors), and CAN (Christian Authors Network).


Andy Lee is an inspirational speaker, blogger, author, and Bible teacher who has taught Bible studies for over twenty years. Her greatest passion is teaching her audience to dig into the ancient text, the Hebrew and Greek words which often lose meaning in translation. Andy desires to empower people to step out into their call from God whether to a neighbor or a nation. She knows that a life lived with eternal purpose is lived with joy even in the most difficult circumstances. This theme runs throughout her writing and messages at conferences, retreats, and workshops.

Andy was a Word Weavers International mentor for four years and spent many hours each week encouraging other writers, support presidents of Word Weaver chapters, and launching new chapters. She has recently stepped down from mentoring to become the managing editor of the FCWC (Florida Christian Writers Conference) blog –a Word Weavers conference where she is a faculty member.

She is published in Divine Moments, Christiandevotions.us. and Reach Out Colombia MTL magazine as well as writing conferences websites. Her Bible Study, The Book of Ruth, Key Word Bible Study (AMG publishers) was released December 2015. Her book A Mary Like Me (Leafwood Publishers) released in March 2016. Both books are available on Amazon and CBD.com. A Mary Like Me is also available in Lifeway Stores. 

Connect with Andy on her site, www.wordsbyandylee.com where she teaches how to dig deep to live fully, or watch her daily Periscope broadcasts, Bite of Bread, at 8:20 ET Monday through Friday @wordsbyandylee.

Traci Tyne Hilton is the author of The Plain Jane Mysteries, The Mitzy Neuhaus Mysteries and the Tillgiven Romantic Mysteries. When not writing she has been known to knit socks, play the spoons, and teach Sunday School, though these days she is most often seen in her role as taxi-driver to busy children.

Traci is an active member of the ACFW, who was lucky enough to teach a continuing ed glass on indie publishing at the 2015 conference in Dallas. She also served as vice president of the local chapter for two years. She has been indie publishing since 2010.

Traci has a degree in history from Portland State University and still lives in the rainiest part of the Pacific Northwest with her husband the mandolin playing funeral director, the two busy kids, and their dogs, Dr. Watson and Archie Goodwin.

More of Traci’s work can be found at www.tracihilton.com

Lynette Eason is the best selling, award winning author of the Women of Justice Series and the Deadly Reunions series. Since 2007, she has written/contracted thirty-six books. Currently, she writes for Revell and Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line. Her books have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists. She has won several awards including the 2013 Carol Award for WHEN A HEART STOPS. Lynette teaches at writing conferences all over the country. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA). Lynette can be found online at www.lynetteeason.com and www.facebook.com/lynette.eason and @lynetteeason on Twitter.

Lori Hatcher is the editor of South Carolina’s ReachOut, Columbia magazine, and the author of two devotional books.  Her second book, Hungry for God…Starving for Time,5-Minute Devotions for Busy Women released in December. A blogger, writing instructor, and women’s ministry speaker, her goal is to help women connect with God in the craziness of life. You’ll find her pondering the marvelous and the mundane on her blog, Hungry for God . . . Starving for Time. You can also connect with her on Facebook and Twitter

Sarah (Sally) Hamer is a lover of books, a teacher of writers, and a believer in a good story. Most of all, she is eternally fascinated by people and how they 'tick'. She’s passionate about helping people tell their own stories, whether through fiction or through memoir. Writing in many genres - mystery, science fiction, fantasy, romance, medieval history, non-fiction – she has won awards at both local and national levels, including two Golden Heart finals.

A teacher of memoir, beginning and advanced creative fiction writing, and screenwriting at Louisiana State University in Shreveport for over twelve years, she also teaches online for Margie Lawson at www.margielawson.com. Sally is a free-lance editor and book coach, with many of her students and clients becoming successful, award-winning authors.

You can find her at www.sallyhamer.blogspot.com or on Twitter @sallyhamer.

Vonda Skelton is an entertaining speaker with a heart for women and their families. She is the author of four books, including Seeing Through the Lies: Unmasking the Myths Women Believe and the Bitsy Burroughs Mysteries for kids. Her articles have appeared in magazines such as HomeLife, ParentLife, Christian Single, New Man, Focus on the Family publications, and many others.

She is founder of Christian Communicators, a conference, organization, and community dedicated to educating, validating, and launching women in their speaking ministries. Vonda is also owner of The Christian Writer’s Den writing blog and is a frequent instructor at writers conferences around the country.

She’s an occasional actor in film, theater, and commercials (If you look real fast and squint, you may even be able to see her!), and is currently working on a screenplay. Vonda and Gary have two beautiful daughters, two amazing sons-in-law, and four as-close-to-perfect-as-you-can-get grandchildren. Vonda and Gary have been married all their lives—and they’re still happy about it!

You can find out more about Vonda at www.VondaSkelton.com.


Lucinda Secrest McDowell, M.T.S., is passionate about embracing life — both through deep soul care from drawing closer to God, as well as living courageously in order to touch a needy world. A storyteller who engages both heart and mind, she delights in weaving grace and mercy into ordinary life situations. A graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Furman University, she is the author of 13 books and contributing author to 30+ books. Her books include the award-winning, Dwelling Places (2017 Christian Retailing Best Award for Devotional) , Ordinary Graces,  Live These Words,  Refresh! and Role of a Lifetime.  A member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA), Lucinda received Mt. Hermon “Writer of the Year” award and guest blogs monthly for The Write Conversation.Whether co-directing  "reNEW ~ retreat for New England Writing,"  pouring into young moms, or leading a restorative day of prayer, she is energized by investing in people of all ages. Lucinda’s favorites include tea parties, good books, laughing friends, ancient prayers, country music, cozy quilts, musical theatre, and especially her family scattered around the world doing amazing things.  Known for her ability to convey deep truth in practical and winsome ways, she writes from “Sunnyside” cottage in New England and blogs weekly at http://www.encouragingwords.net/ 


Blog/website  www.EncouragingWords.net

Henry McLaughlin's debut novel, Journey to Riverbend, won the 2009 Operation First Novel contest. He serves as Associate Director of North Texas Christian Writers. Henry edits novels, leads critique groups, and teaches at conferences and workshops. He enjoys mentoring and coaching individual writers. Connect with Henry on his blogTwitter and Facebook.

David Van Diest: With nearly 25 years of Christian publishing experience, the Van Diest Literary Agency knows the business. Having been involved in every aspect of publishing, from acquisitions to sales and marketing, we’ve done it. At every stage of a books journey through it’s publishing life, we’ve dealt with the potential challenges and pitfalls, helping to assure you, the author, of a positive publishing experience.

Sarah Van Diest has worked in Christian publishing since 2005 as both and editor and an agent. 

Currently, she works with her husband, David, in their agency, the Van Diest Literary Agency. Writing is a growing passion for her as she hopes to bring hope to hurting hearts.

Lynn Huggins Blackburn believes in the power of stories, especially those that remind us that true love exists, a gift from the Truest Love. She’s passionate about CrossFit, coffee, and chocolate (don’t make her choose) and experimenting with recipes that feed both body and soul. She lives in South Carolina with her true love, Brian, and their three children. Her first book, Covert Justice, won the 2016 Selah Award for Mystery and Suspense and the 2016 Carol Award for Short Novel. Her second book, Hidden Legacy, releases June 2017. You can follow her real life happily ever after on FacebookTwitterPinterest, Instagram, and at lynnhugginsblackburn.com.

Bruce Brady is an author, writer and playwright. His work has appeared in Focus on the Family’s Thriving Family, www.ChristianDevotions.us, and on stage. Currently, Bruce is working on a Young Adult Novel about a boy who must deal with the death of his dad, being bullied, and helping his mom through her grief. His first five pages took third place in the ACFW South Carolina Chapter’s “First Five Pages” contest.

When he’s not writing, Bruce spends time learning from and helping other writers. He serves as Mentor of Word Weavers International’s Online Chapter, and as a member of Cross ‘N’ Pens, The Writer’s Plot, ACFW’s National and South Carolina Chapters.

“My dream is to entertain my readers and give them hope as they travel the rocky road of life.”

Connect with Bruce on his blog, The Write VoyageFacebookTwitterGoogle+, and Pinterest.

Cindy Sproles is an author and popular speaker. She is the cofounder of Christian Devotions ministries and managing editor of Straight Street Books and SonRise Devotionals, imprints of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. Cindy is the executive editor of www.christiandevotions.us and www.inspireafire.com. She teaches at writers conferences nationwide and directs The Asheville Christian Writers Conference - Writers Boot Camp. 

She is the author of two devotionals, He Said, She Said - Learning to Live aLife of Passion and New Sheets - Thirty Days to Refine You into theWoman You Can Be. Cindy's debut fiction novel, Mercy's Rain, is available at major retailers. Visit Cindy at www.cindysproles.com and book her for your next conference or ladies retreat. Also connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.



Katy Kauffman is an award-winning writer and a co-founder of Lighthouse Bible Studies, a ministry which seeks to connect people to God through His Word. She has taught the Bible to women and teens, and has traveled the world for short-term missions. She writes for her family’s ministry, and has two published Bible studies for women, 2 Timothy: Winning the Victory and Faith, Courage, and Victory. Her heart’s desire is for women to know and love God, understand the richness of His Word, and fulfill His plan for their lives.
Katy handles books in every stage of the publishing process for Lighthouse Bible Studies. She writes, edits, designs the book covers and interiors, and markets. She always wanted to teach the Bible, and God expanded the dream to writing Bible studies after she attended her first writers conference in 2008. She finds joy in writing about the Word of God, seeing life as an adventure with God, networking with other writers, and encouraging them when possible.   

Katy is also the magazine designer for Broken but Priceless Ministries, which reaches out to people which chronic illnesses and also to their families and caregivers. Check out Katy’s blog, Life with God, and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, or Goodreads.

Cyle Young is a children’s, family, and sports pastor who works with over 500 wonderful children and students weekly. He is also co-creator of All Out sports, Family Land, and Foreverland. Cyle has won sixteen literary awards for his writing, including his latest release, Belly Buttons and Broken Hearts. He is also the managing editor of a website that equips aspiring writers, www.almostanauthor.com.

A father of three, Cyle is a veteran of 15 years of youth and children’s ministry. He is a former college football player from the University of Michigan where he participated on a National Championship team. He also holds two master’s degrees from Liberty Theological Seminary.

When not sharing the gospel or playing with his kids, Cyle spends his time avoiding snakes, hiding from aliens, and doing his best to never again pass gas on a horse.

You can learn more about Cyle by visiting his website at www.cyleyoung.com. Or check him out on www.facebook.com/cyleyoung or www.twitter.com/cyleyoung.


Molly Jo is a writer, editor, social media ninja, and producer of the weekly Firsts in Fiction podcast. She has been featured in children’s magazines, on blogs and devotional websites, and her short stories have earned her awards and scholarships from nationally acclaimed writing programs. She is the founder of New Inklings Press and author of The Unemployment Cookbook: Ideas for Feeding Families One Meal at a Time, and other books available through her website and on Amazon.

Her current work in progress, NOLA, is a location mystery set in New Orleans and is scheduled for publication in late 2017.
You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and her blog, Frankly, My Dear . . .

Danetta Kellar is a writer, Bible teacher, and speaker. She has spent more than fifteen years serving women and children in Africa and the United States, helping them learn about the Savior who loves them. She brings the Bible to life through the rich framework of her experiences, and regularly mines for treasures in life’s hard places, finding riches there to share with others.

Her heart longs to see women and children around the world walk out of the darkness and into light, as they exchange lies for the truth of Jesus Christ. A captive set free herself, Danetta understands very personally this radical transformation.

Between training the hearts of her children and doing mountains of laundry, Danetta steals away on dates with her husband, writes fervently at all hours of the day and night, and regularly speaks at national conferences and retreats training women to walk in truth and freedom.

She is currently working on her first book.

You can read more of her writing on her blog, Riches Out of Darkness, and follow her on Twitter and Facebook


Bethany Jett is an award-winning author of The Cinderella Rule, speaker, ghostwriter, and founder of JETTsetter Ink, a consulting and editing company. She has written for numerous publications, created the My Moments Planner, Serious Writer Companion, and is the founder of Serious Writer Academy and the Build Your Brand Program. Her newest work, Through the Eyes of Hope is now available online and in retailers nationwide.

Bethany is a military wife and all-boys-mama who is addicted to suspense novels and all things girly. She writes on living a brilliant life at BethanyJett.com. Connect with her on FacebookPinterest,  Instagram (new profile), LinkedIn, and Twitter.


Cynthia Owens is The Efficiency Addict, a technical trainer helping writers, speakers and small business owners work more effectively. She runs www.TheEfficiencyAddict.com, which specializes in computer training, business organization, career development and event coordination. Connect with Cynthia on Twitter and Pinterest.


Tim Suddeth has been published in Guideposts’ The Joy of Christmas and on www.christiandevotions.us. He’s working on his third manuscript and looks forward to seeing his name on a cover. He is a member of ACFW and Cross n Pens. Tim lives in Greenville, SC with his wife, Vickie, and his happy 19-year-old autistic son, Madison.  Visit Tim at www.TiminGreenville.com and on Facebook and Twitter. He can be also reached at timingreenville@gmail.com


Marcia Moston—author of the award-winning Call of a Coward-The God of Moses and the Middle-class Housewife—has written columns and features for several magazines and newspapers. She has served on the faculty of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference and currently teaches her true love—memoir and creative nonfiction—at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute on the Furman campus in South Carolina.    
Emme Gannon is a wife, mother, and grandmother who loves to write stories that stir the heart. Her award-winning writing has appeared in Focus on the Family magazine, several anthologies, and numerous newsletters. She just completed her first novel.