Authors A-C

~Andrea Marino, ~Andrew Sternke, ~Angie Grigaliunas, ~Barbara M. Britton, ~Beth Alverez, ~Courtney Reissig
Electa — because everyone hobbles on heart-soul-mind.org

Andrea Marino

Genre: Fantasy

Book: The Hobble, from Ai to Bethel

Heart-Soul-Mind Article: Electa – Because Everyone Hobbles

About the Author: Andrea Marino is a Christian who is passionate about sharing God’s Good News about Jesus Christ. She seeks to encourage people to never lose hope. Coming from a place of fear and bondage, Andrea writes about her personal victory. The Hobble, from Ai to Bethel is a life and death story, encompassing one, young, down-on-her-luck woman’s encounter with the real-live Son of God. Struggling for over twenty years to give the concept of sin and death a more inviting understanding, Andrea hopes the reader will find a commonality in the fact that all people ‘hobble’ upon the earth before God and are in need of Him.

When not writing, Andrea loves spending time with her four children and four, young grandchildren, and enjoys cycling on the open roads with her husband.

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Andrew Sternke: devotional author of The Narrow Way: One Year Practical Discipleship Devotional

Andrew Sternke

Genre: Devotional

Book: The Narrow Way: One Year Practical Discipleship Devotional

Heart-Soul-Mind Article: The Living Word

About the Author: Andrew Sternke truly tries to live out what he feels is the life God asks him to live.  Andrew and his wife Audra are parents to five beautiful children ranging from 10 years old to 2 weeks old.  They live in South Dakota and are active in their church and community.  Andrew serves as Guest Service Coordinator at one of the three campuses at their church and continues to write devotionals for his team.  Andrew and Audra are marriage mentors for engaged couples and have led small groups for over a decade.  They strive to teach their children the value of serving free of self at home, at church, at school, and in the community.

When he’s not writing or serving in the church, Andrew enjoys fishing, reading, family bike rides and game nights, gardening, and woodworking.


Fantasy Author Angie Grigaliunas shares about the gritty redemptive nature of her dystopian fantasy novels on Heart-Soul-Mind.org

Angie Grigaliunas

Genre: Christian YA Fantasy, Fantasy

Published Books: The Purification Era Series:Sowing, Quelling

Work In Progress: A Bridge of Starlight Trilogy: Perception

Heart-Soul-Mind Article: The Gritty Business of Redemption with Angie Grigaliunas

About the Author:

Angie Grigaliunas (grig-ah-LOO-nahs) is a part-time normal person and full-time author of fantasy/dystopian young adult books. And also some romance. (“She admits it! Murderer!”) She loves Jesus, the woods, and the stars, and has always wanted to be a superhero with a secret identity.

She has completed four books: one about elves that needs a massive revision before it ever sees the light of day, one that is part of her current story but also needs a massive revision to fit a new storyline, and the actual first and second books (Sowing and Quelling) in her dystopian fantasy series (The Purification Era).

When she’s not writing, she’s usually Facebooking – ack! – or thinking about story stuff. Or exercising. Or eating ice cream, because life is short and ice cream is delicious. Despite several of her writing friends claiming she’s Canadian, she is not; she lives in Ohio with her dear husband, their goofy dog, and their crazy cats.

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Biblical Fiction author Barbara M. Britton

Barbara M. Britton

Genre: Biblical Fiction

Books and Series:

Heart-Soul-Mind Article: Discovering Historic Sisters in the Bible

About Barbara:

Barbara M. Britton lives in Southeast Wisconsin and loves the snow—when it accumulates under three inches. She has a nutrition degree from Baylor University but loves to dip healthy strawberries in chocolate.

Barb is published in Biblical fiction and enjoys bringing little-known Bible characters to light in her stories. Look for her to venture into Christian Historical fiction in 2020 with “Until June.”

Memberships include: the American Christian Fiction Writers, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Romance Writers of America, and Wisconsin Romance Writers of America.

Find out more about Barb and her books on her website: www.barbarambritton.com

Follow Barb on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads and BookBub.

All her books can be ordered through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, Google Play, Pelican Book Group, CBD, and other outlets. Libraries can order the books, too.

“Lioness: Mahlah’s Journey” on Amazon— the daughters of Zelophehad, Book One is a Carol Award Finalist—results in September!


Beth Alvarez share about her latest fantasy book, To Steal the Crown, on Heart-Soul-Mind.org

Beth Alvarez

Genre: Fantasy

Books: To Steal the World, To Steal the Crown

Heart-Soul-Mind Article: Welcome Wednesday: Venturing Out with Beth Alvarez

About the Author:

Beth Alvarez is an Illinois native living in Memphis, Tennessee, along with her husband, daughter, a Siberian husky, and a very mean cat.

A visual arts major, she has worked as a freelance graphic designer. Against all advice, she makes her own book covers.

Reading The Hobbit when she was 8 years-old led Beth to fall in love with fantasy at an early age. She later developed a love for vampires and the supernatural, which is unsurprising, given she never outgrew the goth phase.

In her free time, Beth enjoys drawing, hitting the road in her beloved Mustang, sipping tea, sewing for her Asian ball-jointed dolls, and making her prior-Marine husband spar in the kitchen for sake of writing more convincing combat scenes.

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Devotional author Courtney Reissig shares about her latest book, Teach Me to Feel: Worshiping Through the Psalms in Every Season of Life, on Heart-Soul-Mind.org

Courtney Reissig

Genre: Christian Living and Devotional

Book: Teach Me to Feel: Worshiping Though the Psalms in Every Season of Life

Heart-Soul-Mind Article: Welcome Wednesday: Teach Me to Feel with Courtney Reissig

About the Author: Courtney Reissig is a writer and Bible teacher living in Little Rock, Arkansas. She is the proud mom of four sons, happy wife to Daniel, and author of three books.

When she is not writing or wrangling kids, she enjoys running and a relaxing Friday night. Her family belongs to Immanuel Baptist Church.