DORI HARRELL loves everything about the publishing industry! And her favorite part of publishing is…authors (and overusing exclamation points)! She loves helping make authors’ publishing dreams come true. As a full-time book editor, author coach, and writer, she keeps her pulse on the industry by traveling to writers’ and editors’ conferences nationwide, hanging out with authors and editors, teaching workshops, attending workshops, and visiting with agents and publishers. She also serves as managing editor of Redemption Press (a subsidy publisher) and edits for Kregel Publications and Gemma Halliday Publishing (cozy publisher). Another favorite of hers is commas: she’s on a mission to prove that commas do make a difference—she could spent hours chatting about commas! A recent convert to drinking coffee, she enjoys nothing more than sitting in a coffeehouse with an author or editor, talking about books, writing, editing, publishing, and life in general. If you’re ever in the same town with Dori, please email or text her if you enjoy that and would like to get together! She lives in Yakima, Washington (go Hawks!), but can be spotted from the West Coast to the East Coast at any given moment. She’s currently working on book 2 in her Cranberry Creek series, which debuted with A Christmas Hallelujah.
LYNNETTE BONNER has been a lover of words from the time she started reading. As a missionary kid born in the heart of Africa, she grew up overseas without TV and spent many hours reading Christian fiction. A novelist with over 30 books to her credit, she is passionate about stories that share the good news of Jesus. She has spent many months on Amazon’s list of top 100 religious authors, which fluctuates daily, and has had distribution of over 700,000 copies of her books. She has served on the board of Northwest Christian Writers Association for several years. A pastor’s wife, and the mother of four children, she resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and one last chick left in the nest.