Authors M-O

~M. J. Padgett, ~Marilyn Borga, ~Mesu Andrews, ~Nancy Ellen Hird

Author M. J. Padgett shares about the development and themes behind her latest fantasy book on

M. J. Padgett

Genre: Fantasy

Heart-Soul-Mind Article: Hope in the Darkness with M. J. Padgett

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About the Author

M. J. Padgett is first and foremost a mom. Her free-spirited kindergartener has quite the vivid imagination, and her antics sometimes find their way into her mommy’s work. She is a lover of all things chocolate, a Grimm and Dickens addict, a self-proclaimed smarty-pants, and an introvert to the core. 

Writing is her true passion (after raising her daughter, of course), and she writes as often as possible. One of her favorite things about writing is creating a world where people can escape reality for a little while, maybe even walk away feeling hopeful about the real world around them. When it comes to reading, she loves a book that can make her forget where she is no matter the genre. If she can get lost and feel like the characters are her real friends, she’s a happy reader.

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Author Marilyn Borga shares about her first book, Forever Kozy, on

Marilyn Borga

Genre: Christian Fiction

Book: Forever Kozy

Heart-Soul-Mind Article: Welcome Wednesday: Learning from the Past with Marilyn Borga

About the Author: Marilyn Borga is blessed to live in her Ohio hometown with her husband, Joel. Together they have spent over four decades rescuing and remodeling old houses there. They also grow and sell Christmas trees. Reading, writing, gardening, and cooking are some of her hobbies. She cherishes time spent with friends and family and especially enjoys celebrating and writing about her Hungarian heritage. In her writing, she strives to honor God with the realization that “only what’s done for Christ will last.” Forever Kozy is her first novel.

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Biblical Fiction and Christy Award-Winning author Mesu Andrews shares about her latest book, Isaiah’s Legacy.

Mesu Andrews

Genre: Biblical Fiction

Series and Books

Heart-Soul-Mind Article: A Prodigal Hope

About Mesu

MESU ANDREWS is the Christy Award-winning author of Isaiah’s Daughter (Book #1) and you can find more info about Isaiah’s Legacy (the conclusion of Hephzibah’s story) on her website. She’s received numerous accolades for her other novels including Of Fire and Lions and Love Amid the Ashes. Her deep understanding of and love for God’s Word brings the biblical world alive for readers. Andrews lives in North Carolina with her husband Roy and enjoys spending time with her tribe of grandchildren. For more information, visit

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Nancy Ellen Hird shares about her middle grade mystery novels at

Nancy Ellen Hird

Genre: Middle Grade Mystery

Books: My Edinburgh Series

Heart-Soul-Mind Article: Adventures in Edinburgh

About the Author

Nancy Ellen Hird has always loved telling stories. She even wrote them in French. (Her French professor said the stories were charming, but her French not so much.) She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and in drama as well as elementary and secondary teaching credentials. She has taught seventh grade, preschool and sixth grade Sunday school. The juvenile mystery series –from My Edinburgh Files grew out of her frequent trips to Scotland with her husband and his college-age theater students.

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Find out more about Nancy Ellen Hird and the mystery novels at: and follow her on Facebook at Nancy Ellen Hird.

Read her book reviews of other great books for kids on Books 4 Christian Kids,