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C. A. Stampley

About the Author:

C. A. Stampley was born in Odessa, TX and put into the foster care system. At a year and a half, God placed him with a family that would give him a second chance at life. He strayed from God for a while struggling with anger and sin that took him down a dark and lonely road, but then found salvation and has since dedicated his life to telling people the truth of the gospel that saved his life. He is now married with four beautiful children. After struggling to find clean books he could read that didn’t negatively affect his walk with God, C. A. Stampley decided to write his own. He now aspires to write clean and fun books for people to enjoy and hopes that they point his readers to Jesus.

C. A. Stampley’s Book:

 

First Name Acrostic:

Covered by the blood of Jesus

Overwhelmed by God’s grace

Determined to tell people about Jesus

Yearning for the lost to find salvation

 

Bucket List:

— Seeing the Aurora borealis in Alaska.

— I’d love to visit Japan for like a month. I love the culture and style especially the samurai Era.

Cody is proud and excited to have finished my first novel through God’s guidance.

 

Favorites:

Reading the Bible

Worshipping

Anime

Video games

Books

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Gitti Shilley

About the Author:

Gitti has been teaching her “littles” for 36 years.  She is especially fond of planting the joy of reading into her students. Outside of teaching, she may be found hosting dinners for her extended family and putting on tea parties. She loves the great outdoors and spending time with her husband and their granddaughters.

Gitti’s Book:

First Name Acrostic:

G—Guilty of using her summers teaching kids how to read.

I—Infamous tea party hostess

T—Teacher extraordinaire

T—Tiny but mighty

I—Inquisitive learner

 

Bucket List:

–See more national parks

–Visit Europe, especially southern Germany into Switzerland and Austria

–Zip-lining.

 

Gitti is proud of accomplishing 36 years of teaching (as of June, 2024) and still loving it.

Favorites:

Tea

Chocolate with nuts

Hawaii

Cozy cabin stays with my husband by rivers or in mountainous areas

Easy picturesque hikes or walks

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Cecilia Mainord

About the Author:

Cecilia’s greatest treasures are her faith, family and friends.  Her love for working with children spans many decades as a home educator, in ministry and in the classroom. She has been married to her husband Steve for over thirty-six years. They have three adult sons, three lovely daughters-in-love and four sweet granddaughters.  Cecilia lives in the majestic Rim Country of northern Arizona and enjoys hiking, kayaking and line dancing with friends.

Cecilia’s Book:

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Anni Maestri

About the Author:

Anni has been involved in education all her life. After graduating from Arizona Christian University, she got a job teaching elementary students and never looked back. She and her husband helped start a classical school in northern Arizona and now their four daughters also attend. In her “spare” time she has been known to write plays, poems, and curriculum.

First Name Acrostic:

A mother, daughter, sister, wife

Needs more time to read amazing books

Native arizonan

Iinstruments include, piano, bass, guitar, and ukulele

Travel Bucket List Items:

In the U.S.A. – Alaska, Hawaii and Delaware (because then she will have been to all 50 states)

Outside the U.S.A.the British Isles

Adventure – seeing the aurora borealis

An accomplishment she’s proud of:

She recently learned how to lay and grout tile.

Favorites:

Author – Hannah Anderson

Date Night – anything involving a hamburger

Tea – peach

Way of Shopping – thrifting

TV Series – The Chosen

Coming Soon:

Copycatting Our Creator

 

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Kristin Lim

About the Author:

Kristin Lim is from the sunny city of Cebu, Philippines. As a seven year-old, she had trouble finding books that were appropriate for her age so she began writing and illustrating her own stories. Now, as a mom, she’s thrilled to share this passion with both her children and her beloved readers.

First Name Acrostic:

Keen on

Reading and Writing

Inspiring

Stories

That

Ignite

Newfound wonder in Jesus

Travel Bucket List Items:

In the U.S.A. – To watch a theater production of Sights and Sounds in Branson, Missouri (I love how they make the Bible characters relatable).

Outside the U.S.A.To visit more places in my country. We have 7,000 plus islands!

Adventure – Skydiving. I would also love to swim with whale sharks again.

An accomplishment she’s proud of:

Being able to write a story and invent new guiltfree desserts that family and friends get excited about.

Favorites:

Sweet Treat – Chocolate

Observation – Starry Nights

Book Series – Mark of the Lion by Francine Rivers

Season – Christmas

TV Series – The Chosen

Website: www.facebook.com/KristinLimStoryteller

Coming Soon:

The Aurorians’ Dwindling Light

Family Photos:

Above is the “Wacky family picture” — After 4 miscarriages, for Kristin, being able to have two children feels like a miracle.

Below is from Kristin and her husband’s adventure swimming with whale sharks in Oslob, Cebu.

 

 

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Stacy Leicht

About the Author:

Stacy Leicht was born and raised in Michigan, but her extended family is from Mississippi, so she likes to say, she was raised in the north with a southern frame of mind. As an educator, Stacy taught many grades, but most recently taught at the university level supervising future teachers.

Stacy and her husband Rick live near the North Carolina coast and love spending time with their grown children and two grandchildren.

Stacy enjoys teaching water aerobics, snorkeling, and anything pertaining to beach life. She is an avid reader and enjoys writing both children’s books and adult suspense novels.

First Name Acrostic:

Swimmer

Teacher

Always looking on the bright side

Compassionate

Young at heart

Travel Bucket List Items:

In the U.S.A. – I would love to travel to Rhode Island to see the small coastal towns.

Outside the U.S.A. I would love to travel to Wales and Scotland where my family ancestors were from.

An accomplishment she’s proud of: As a teacher, I feel like I made a difference in the lives of many of my students. I stay in contact with many of them and enjoy hearing about their lives.

Favorites:

Movie – The Shawshank Redemption

Food – Spaghetti

Drink – Coke

Childhood Pastime – Riding bikes and swimming

Music – We the Kingdom

Website: https://stacyleicht.com/

Coming July 9, 2024:

Coming Soon:

Dear Teacher, I’m Watching You

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Brad Lee

About the Author:

Brad has been an active-duty Army Chaplain for over twenty-five years and will retire in June of 2024. He and his wife, Lori, have been married for more than thirty-two years and have six loving children. Their first grandchild is due in March of 2024. Their fifth child, Kaydan, was born with Down syndrome and later diagnosed with autism. The journey through the special needs world has not been an easy one but has also been one of rich experiences of God’s grace and faithfulness. Out of that journey was born the idea for “Walking with Kaydan: A journey of faith, struggle, and hope,” Brad’s first book that chronicles the challenges as well as the victories in the special needs world. As Brad enters retirement, he has plans to establish the Special Needs Marriage and Family Institute as a ministry and academic partnership in the Nashville area.

“Family Photos”

Website: www.walkingwithkaydan.com

Coming Soon: Walking with Kaydan: A journey of faith, struggle, and hope

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M. N. Kollar

Maxine’s Books:

* For more information on her book and/or the accompanying activity packet, click the pics above

About the Author:

Maxine says she is a Christ follower but she is really a Jesus jogger, pursuing Him daily. She lives in the Northeast USA with her loving husband, three truculent children and one very judgey cat. She likes to bake from scratch and organize things. She claims that she’s not much fun but she is an all-around good egg.

First Name Acrostic:

Mother of three

Always chasing Jesus

X-ray my heart, Lord

Immigrant, so I love America

Never giving up

Ending up on a small farm, someday

Travel Bucket List Items:

In the U.S.A. — Yellowstone National Park

Outside the U.S.A. — Vietnam caves

An adventure — “I hate heights so I think zip-lining over a forest canopy would be nice.”

An Accomplishment She’s Proud Of:

After years as a stay-at-home mom, I pivoted my way back into the work force to help pay for my kids’ college tuition. I is a different way of taking care of my children, but I feel proud knowing they won’t be saddled with debt as they start building their futures.

Five Favorites:

Movie – The Princess Bride

Childhood Gift – Being brought to America

Coffee Drink – Anything with a hazelnut creamer

Book – The Wind in the Willows, still

Season – Fall

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Monty Hobbs

Monty’s Book:

* For more information on his book, click the pic above

About the Author:

Monty is a retiree from the United States Army, husband for nearly five decades, father of three, grandpa of nine, and at last count great grandpa of one. He saw the forty-eight contiguous states and southern Canada from behind the windshield of an eighteen-wheeler for over seven and a half years. Monty is a certified lay speaker, deacon, licensed minister and led a men’s group study that centered primarily on discipleship. While his first book, Small Steps to Understand a Big Gospel, did not come to him in a dream, it did prevent him from sleeping one night until he got out of bed and hammered out the introduction to the book. As a recently developing blogger he is excited and enjoying learning and appreciating just what it takes to publish a blog that will interest the public and draw them back to his site on return visits to hear more about our amazing God and His gospel. You can read his blog here: https://montyghobbs.blogspot.com/.