Authors A-C

~Andrea Marino, ~Andrew Sternke, ~Angela Georgantas ~Angie K. Elliston, ~Angie Grigaliunas, ~Anne C. Miles, ~Auralee Arkinsly, ~Barbara M. Britton, ~Beth Alverez, ~Charmayne Hafen, ~Christina Myers, ~Courtney Reissig
Electa — because everyone hobbles on

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.

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Devotional Author Angela Georgantas

Angela Georgantas

Genre: Devotionals

Book: Anchor Your Soul in Hope

Heart-Soul-Mind Article: Anchoring Your Soul

About the Author: Angela Georgantas is a high school English teacher, blogger, and author of one book in two forms.

“For most of my life,” she says, “I was a lukewarm Christian. About eight years ago, God woke me up to the times we are living in: the end times. He let me know it was time to go all-in for Jesus and He gave me a ministry in writing.”

Besides the books and blog, Angela also writes for and creates lessons for her campus’ Warriors For Christ club.

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Angie K. Elliston shares her memoir about her joys and struggles in adopting and raising 13 children.

Angie K. Elliston

Genre: Biography and Memoir

Book: Phoenix Bound

Heart-Soul-Mind Article: Addressing the Struggles of Adoption

About the Author and her Passion for Compassion: Angie K Elliston and her husband have been married for over 25 years and have adopted 13 children. At just 8 years old, Angie vowed to protect and love children who did not have anyone to love them. She went to college for Sociology with the expressed desire to be a Social Worker but decided not to go that route. Instead, she chose to be at home with her children. Soon after marrying, she and her husband began their arduous adoption journey chronicled in Phoenix Bound. Noticing a lack of resources for those in the adoption triad (the child, birth family, and adoptive family), Angie seeks to provide those resources.

Through the years, Angie and her husband have adopted 6 dogs, a pot-bellied pig, and a cat. They have also fostered many puppies, preparing them for loving homes.

Angie and her husband have a compassionate heart for people and animals, but most of all, a passion for justice and the hurting, which has led her to writing books.

Angie’s website,, includes resources for everyone in the adoption triad as well as professionals, families, and friends of those in the adoption triad.

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Fantasy Author Angie Grigaliunas shares about the gritty redemptive nature of her dystopian fantasy novels on

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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Award-winning fantasy author Anne C. Miles

Anne C. Miles

Genre: Fantasy

Book: Sorrowfish

Heart-Soul-Mind Article: Art, Music, and Conspiracies

About the Author: Anne C. Miles, an award-winning author, was born in Chicago Heights, Illinois in 1971. She successfully avoided writing fiction for years by blogging and extensive journaling. However, one day, she logged into a writing site and scribbled. She kept going, and now cannot stop. Her book, Sorrowfish, was named Best Fantasy of 2019 by Indies Today.

Anne was confirmed in the Anglican Church (ACNA, High Anglican) in 2016. She takes communion once a week. When Anne isn’t working or writing, she plays violin and spoils her grandchildren.

These days, she’s hard at work writing the next book of her series, The Call of the Lorica, and preparing to launch the audiobook version of Sorrowfish.

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Children’s Picture Book Author Auralee Arkinsly

Auralee Arkinsly

Genre: Children’s Picture Books, Gift Books

Books: Darling Hedgehog Goes Down a Foxhole, Before Long: Let’s Move

Heart-Soul-Mind Article: Writing with the Seriousness of Humor

About the Author: Auralee Arkinsly writes in good humor about serious subjects because kids of all ages can learn a lot from laughing. Since opposites exist, she believes children can learn to identify the nature of things and get out of a risky situation. “Good Laughter sparks the mind.” She reckons if she can save some from the bumps and bruises, then she has done a good day’s work.

Darling Hedgehog Goes Down a Foxhole is her first early reader chapter book full of lush illustrations, illustrations which she wooed from a highly gifted 9th grader by offering good trade in exchange for the artist’s first published works.

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Although Auralee isn’t on social media much, you can email her at, occasionally connect with her on Facebook and find out when she publishes a new book by “following” her author profile here:

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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 the Author: 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:

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

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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MG and YA Fantasy Author Charmayne Hafen

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy and Young Adult Fantasy

Books: Land of Twilight Series: Journey to Twilight, Return to Twilight, Trouble in Twilight; YA Fantasy: Indebted: The Berkshire Dragon

Heart-Soul-Mind Article: Bolstering a Child’s Faith

About the Author:

Charmayne is a graduate of John Brown University where she majored in Journalism and Psychology. In 2016, she published her first book, The Land Of Twilight, which was selected as a winner in the category of Juvenile Fiction in the Winter 2017 NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Using knowledge and skills acquired from her MA in counseling, Charmayne wrote The Land Of Twilight series to help kids navigate the sometimes difficult waters of divorce. Her love of Celtic mythology also influenced the books. The first book in the series has been republished under a new title called Journey To Twilight. The second and third book, Return To Twilight and Trouble In Twilight, were published in 2020. Charmayne has also published Indebted: The Berkshire Dragon, a young adult fantasy and an allegorical statement about family relationships, friendship and the destructive consequences of giving allegiance to something or someone other than God.

When she’s not writing, Charmayne is doing something fun outside like skiing or teaching her nine year-old niece how to rollerblade. She’s also Vice President of the small company owned by her husband, John, which performs quality assurance testing on fuels. Charmayne runs counseling groups for adults and a therapeutic photography group for teens. She and John live in Colorado with their Chihuahua, Frida.

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Children’s Picture Book Author Christina Myers shares about her newest book, The Little Boy Who Wouldn’t Eat Cheesecake

Christina Myers

Genre: Children’s Picture Book

Book: The Little Boy Who Wouldn’t Eat Cheesecake

Heart-Soul-Mind Article: Challenging Preconceived Notions

About the Author: Christina Myers is a Southern blogger, screenwriter, and speaker with a background in voice-over work and acting. She enjoys sharing good news, creative interests, and encouraging words at She has taught children for many years and lives in the suburbs of Atlanta with her husband and their two sons.

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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

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.