Who We Are

Our Authors

Christy Bass Adams, is the Outreach and Connections Coordinator at Fellowship Baptist Church in Madison, Florida. She is also a writer and will have her first devotional book published in summer of 2022 followed by a middle grades novel in the fall. Her most important role, however, is with her family as a wife of 17 years and mother to two busy boys. She has worked in education for over 18 years at both the elementary and collegiate levels. Her favorite pastimes are fishing and sitting around a fire. For more from Christy, visit her blog at christybassadams.com.

Janet Beagle, PhD is the founder of The Mustard Patch, where she blogs tiny seeds of Christian reflection.  Her writing has appeared in The Word in Season and Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse magazine, among others. She currently serves as director of graduate programs for Purdue University’s College of Engineering and is a writer, a Bible study teacher, and a student of God’s word. In her spare time, she likes to eat other people’s cooking and hike with her dog, Marly. Visit Janet at www.mustardpatch.org.

Joann Claypoole is an author, speaker, master stylist/colorist, and former spa-girl entrepreneur. She’s a wife, mother of four sons, “Numi” to four grandbabies, doggie-mom of two. A longtime member of SCBWI, Joann leads her local SCBWI critique group in Central Fl. This award-winning author of The Gardener’s Helper’s (ages 5-9 MJ Publishing2015) and many inspirational stories would rather be writing, hiking in the mountains, or inviting deer and other wildlife to stay for dinner near her western NC writing retreat. Connect with Joann via FaceBook, Instagram, Linked In, Twitter , and her website.


Lisa Crowe recently retired from the State of NC where she served families of children with disabilities, and now spends her time writing and serving missionaries as Partner Services Advocate for MAP Global, an international mission sending agency. She serves as Prayer Team Director for her local church and leads a Ladies Bible Study. Lisa loves to travel, read, and hike the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. She shares her Canton NC home with her two dogs Daisy and Bernie. You can connect with Lisa on Facebook or Instagram where she microblogs.

Diane Virginia (Cunio) is an award-winning writer/author. She is the author of the Selah Awards Finalist 2022, The Kiss of Peace: A Contemporary Exploration into Song of Solomon. She is the Founder/Director of Song of Solomon Expeditions and the Founder/Director of VineWords: Devotions and More. She co-edits the devotional series VineWords produces, titled Love Knots: Stories of Faith, Family, and Friendships.


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Diana Derringer, author of Beyond Bethlehem and Calvaryshares hope and joy through more than 1,100 devotions, articles, dramas, planning guides, Bible studies, and poems in 70-plus publications, including several anthologies. In addition, Diana writes radio drama for Christ to the World Ministries. Her adventures as a social worker, adjunct professor, youth Sunday school teacher, and friendship family for international university students supply a constant flow of writing ideas. For a free copy of Diana’s “Words of Hope for Days That Hurt” and her weekly Words, Wit, and Wisdom: Life Lessons from English Expressions, join her mailing list at https://dianaderringer.com.

Karen Friday is a pastor’s wife, writer, blogger, speaker, and women’s ministry leader. She is passionate about discipleship that helps followers of Christ live with authentic faith. Karen’s  writing connects family life experiences, Christian ministry, and real life scenarios to the timeless truths of Scripture. Karen and her husband have two adult children. She is frequently referred to as Girl Friday. karengirlfriday.com or like her on Facebook.

Norma Gail writes Fiction to Refresh Your Spirit, exploring the theme of women whose faith triumphs over trials. Norma is a former Bible Study Fellowship discussion leader, and founding leader of the women’s Bible studies at her church. Her devotionals and poetry have appeared at ChristianDevotions.us, the Stitches Thru Time blog, and in “The Secret Place.” She lives in the mountains of New Mexico with her husband of 44 years. They have two adult children.

Janet Morris Grimes’ earliest childhood memories were spent creating fairy-tale stories of the father she never knew. That desire to connect with the mysterious man in a treasured photograph gave her a deep love for the endless possibilities of a healing and everlasting story. Her first novel, Solomon’s Porch, is a finalist in the 2022 ACFW Carol Awards in the Debut Novel category. For more information, visit her website www.janetmorrisgrimes.com.


Debbie Hardy is the author of Stepping Through Cancer: A Guide for the Journey,”  the “Free to Be Fabulous” series, and How to Write a Book and Get it Published. She’s convinced that your happiness and contentment are up to you. Debbie is a speaker, workshop teacher, offering keynote addresses to various groups, and has appeared on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Visit Debbie’s website at www.DebbieHardy.com.

Dena Douglas Hobbs is the co-author of When Anxiety Strikes: Help and Hope for Managing Your Storm which she wrote with her husband, Jason Hobbs. She is a campus minister in middle Georgia and a mom to two young adults and three spoiled dogs. You can find more of her writing at denadouglashobbs.com.



Charles Huff is a Bible teacher, minister, speaker, husband, father and grandfather. He and his wife have taught in various churches, including remote mountain churches in the Philippines. His writing has appeared in www.christiandevotions.us, The Upper Room; articles in three anthologies: Gifts from Heaven: True Stories of Miraculous Answers to Prayer compiled by James Stuart Bell; Short and Sweet Too and Short and Sweet Takes a Fifth, both compiled by Susan Cheeves King.

Andy Lee is an event speaker, blogger, YouTuber, and award winning author of three books, A Mary Like Me: Flawed yet Called; The Book of Ruth Key-Word Bible Study: 31 Days to Hope and Promise,and Radiant Influence: How an ordinary girl changed the world.She passionately teaches how to find the life in God’s Word in order to live abundantly. You can catch her life giving message weekly on Instagram and YouTube. She also provides monthly Bible reading plans on her website www.wordsbyandylee.com.

Maureen Miller- wife, mother, and “Mora,” lives on Selah Farm, a hobby homestead nested in the mountains of western North Carolina. She believes in the beauty of collaborative writing, including guest blogging, and she strives to encourage others along life’s journey. Praying to have eyes and ears open to experience God in His created world, Maureen writes about such at https://penningpansies.com, and she regularly shares stories in her local newspaper.


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Martin Wiles is the Managing Editor for Christian Devotions and the Administrator/Editor for VineWords. He is an author, English teacher, minister, freelance editor, and the founder of Love Lines from God (www.lovelinesfromgod.com). His most recent book is Don’t Just Live…Really Live. He and his wife are parents of two and grandparents of six. 

Sandy Kirby Quandt is a freelance writer and follower of Jesus with a passion for history and travel. Passions that often weave their way into her stories and articles. Sandy has been published in numerous adult and children publications. Looking for words of encouragement or gluten-free recipes? Then stop by Woven and Spun. www.sandykirbyquandt.com