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~G. K. Johnson, ~Hope Bolinger, ~Ian Wilson

G. K. Johnson

Genre: YA Historical Fiction

Book: The Zealots

Heart-Soul-Mind Article: From Shame to Hope

About the Author

G.K. Johnson lives in the Southwest with her husband and son. She has always enjoyed reading, and has fond memories of frequent bike rides to her local library, where she filled her backpack with books and became well-known by the librarians. G.K. is always on the look-out for fresh writing inspiration and adventures locally and abroad. Until this point (and aside from school assignments), her storylines have been written on the tablet in her mind. The Zealots is the first she has put to paper.

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Hope Bolinger

Genre: YA Contemporary

Books: Blaze, Den

Heart-Soul-Mind Interview: Addressing Teen Issues with Hope Bolinger

About the Author

Hope Bolinger is a literary agent at C.Y.L.E. and a graduate of Taylor University’s professional writing program. More than 800 of her works have been featured in various publications ranging from Writer’s Digest to Keys for Kids to HOOKED to She writes about 250-300 articles a year. Her modern-day Daniel, “Blaze,” (Illuminate YA) released in 2019, and they contracted the sequel “Den” for July 2020. Her superhero romance she co-wrote with Alyssa Roat releases from INtense Publications in September 2020. Find more about her at

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  • Social Media: @hopebolinger

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Author and Illustrator Ian Wilson discusses the inspiration behind his graphic novel, Legend of the Sword Bearer, on

Ian Wilson

Genre: Graphic Novel, Fantasy

Book: Legend of the Sword Bearer

Heart-Soul-Mind Article: Reaching for More (Interview with Ian Wilson)

About the Author

Ian Wilson is a man of many hats: martial artist, gardener, woodworker, author, artist armchair theologian, and professional buffoon. He lives in a small town in Northern New York he guarantees you’ve never heard of and would like it to stay that way. His favorite activities include (but are not limited to) hiking, playing his guitar, and posting silly memes on Facebook.

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