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~Tamera Lynn Kraft, ~Tammy Melton, ~Temperance Johnson, ~Tim Parsons, ~Tonya Jewel Blessing, ~Tope Umah, ~Travis D. Peterson, ~Victoria Kimble

Tamera Lynn Kraft

Genre: Historical Fiction

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About the Author

Award winning author Tamera Lynn Kraft has always loved adventures. She loves to write historical fiction set in the United States because there are so many stories in American history. There are strong elements of faith, romance, suspense and adventure in her stories. Some of the novels she has written are Red Sky Over America, Alice’s Notions, and Lost in the Storm. You can check Tamera out on her website at

Tamera been married for 40 years to the love of her life, Rick, and has two married adult children and three grandchildren. She has been a children’s pastor for over 20 years. She is the leader of a ministry called Revival Fire for Kids where she mentors other children’s leaders, teaches workshops, and is a children’s ministry consultant and children’s evangelist and has written children’s church curriculum. She is a recipient of the 2007 National Children’s Leaders Association Shepherd’s Cup for lifetime achievement in children’s ministry.

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Tammy Melton

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Genre: Christian Living

Books: Loving God with all five senses, Refining Relationships with God, self, and others

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About the Author

Tammy Melton, LPC has over 30 years experience working with people as a teacher, minister, and counselor. Tammy received her Master of Professional Counseling through Liberty University and  holds ministerial credentials with Harvest Network International. She is the founder of Legacy Ministries for Christ, Inc., a non-profit ministry that offers counseling and training. She also recently started Legacy Freedom, LLC to promote true freedom from inner wounds and dysfunctional relationships.

As an author, Tammy writes a blog and has published the book, Loving God With All Five Senses, that can be used by individuals or groups for spiritual growth and Bible study. Her newest book, Refining Relationships with God, self, and others, has already helped numerous readers develop an intimate relationship with God, receive inner healing in order to love self, and attain tools to help refine relationships with others.

As a speaker, Tammy is available for:

  • Refining Relationships Retreats
  • Inner Healing Prayer Training
  • Christian Conferences
  • Presentations Tailored to Your Needs

 Tammy has been happily married for over 33 years. Tammy and Bill live in Fayetteville, GA and have two adult daughters.

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Tammy Sinclair

Historical Fiction author Tammy Sinclair featured on

Genre: Historical Fiction

Book: The Sentimental Journey

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About the Author

Tammy Sinclair has loved writing stories from the time she was a small child. During her fifteen years of homeschooling her children, she had a non-fiction article published in Homeschool Enrichment magazine.  A history buff and romantic at heart, she can be found enjoying the outdoors, cozying up with a good book or watching classic movies in her spare time. She resides in Oregon with her incredible husband and two amazing, young-adult daughters. 

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Temperance Johnson

Author Temperance Johnson shares about her series, Liberty Chronicles, on

Genre: Historical Fiction

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Series: Liberty Chronicles

Published Book: Liberty House

Upcoming Books:

  • Liberty Ranch (currently being edited, due for publication in the spring of 2021 )
  • Liberty Mountain (currently being written, set for publication in the summer of 2021 )

About the Author:

Temperance Johnson has always loved to read and write. As one of eleven children, she began using writing from their support, and it quickly became one of her favorite pastimes. At the young age of thirteen, Temperance wrote her first book, showing, early on, her inclination toward authorship. With that, her love for both reading and writing has only continued to grow. Passionate about the subjects of adoption, family, and faith, Temperance started the Liberty Chronicles.

In her free time, Temperance shares her love for horses and history through carriage tours that she gives in historic Augusta, Kentucky with her ex-racehorse, Skeeter. Temperance currently lives on a farm with her St. Bernards and enjoys spoiling her seven nephews and sixteen nieces. 

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Tim Parsons

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Genre: Children’s Picture Books

Books: Paramedic Chris Books: Paramedic Chris, A Helping Hand

New Release: The Bully

Heart-Soul-Mind Article: Welcome Wednesday: Insights into the Lives of Paramedics with Tim Parsons

About the Author

Tim Parsons is an honest, hard-working family man and committed Christian. In 2015, he began serving as a chaplain for the South East Coast Ambulance (SECamb) in England. A few years later, in 2018, he published the first Paramedic Chris book.

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Tonya Jewel Blessing

National/International Speaker, Published Author, Co-Founder/Director Strong Cross Ministries

Genre: Historical Fiction, Devotional

Books: The Whispering of the Willows, The Melody of the Mulberries, Soothing Rain – living Water to Refresh Your Soul

Heart-Soul-Mind Article: A Trip to 1920’s Appalachia

About the Author

Tonya grew up in rural Ohio. She currently lives in South Africa with her husband of 35 years. Tonya decided to trust Jesus for the destination of her young soul at the age of four.  As a young adult, she worked for a well-known television evangelist, and traveled with a Christian drama group throughout the Midwest.

Tonya attended Arapahoe Community College and Akron University, and has enjoyed a trusted position in formal and informal ministry settings and training opportunities. Tonya also worked as a children’s pastor, youth pastor, and women’s pastor. She served on staff at Praise Church in Littleton, Colorado for a number of years, and also worked as the Director of Women’s Ministries for Journey Church in Strasburg, Colorado. She has served on a number of ministry boards that support concerns for women.

Tonya and her husband operated Strong Cross Ranch Colorado for over eleven years, a place of respite for missionaries and ministers. They had the honor of hosting over 2,000 guests during that time frame. The Blessings relocated their ministry to South Africa in June of 2012. The ministry continues to serve and partner with local pastors and missionaries through a variety of creative and responsible means.  The Blessings oversee building projects, feeding programs, educational services, interventions, and church planting.

Tonya is a well-known national and international speaker, often serving women in areas of the world which cannot be publicized.  She writes articles and devotionals for missions’ magazines and women’s groups and is also a published author.  She is the author of two historical fiction books The Whispering of the Willows and The Melody of the Mulberries. Both novels are set in Big Creek, West Virginia, during the late 1920’s. Tonya has also co-authored a devotional called Soothing Rain – Living Water to Refresh Your Soul. All three of Tonya’s books have received literary awards.

Tonya enjoys speaking and sharing her life with women at retreats and events.  She thinks that women are amazing and appreciates that the female gender is multifaceted yet fragile creations of God. In her personal life and as a speaker, Tonya believes that God’s Word is powerful, and needs to be read and written on her heart and on the hearts of women everywhere. For additional information, please review her author and ministry webpage:

She was ordained in 2011 and is currently pursuing further pastoral and biblical studies.  For additional information regarding Strong Cross Ministries South Africa, please visit the ministry web page –

To contact Tonya – please e-mail her at

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Tope Umah

Genre: Children’s Picture Books

Book: ABC the Bible Way

Heart-Soul-Mind Article: Spiritual ABC’s

About the Author

Temitope Umah, goes by the name Tope Umah. She is a full-time clinical research nurse coordinator, wife, and mother of one, who loves to cheer people on. She especially loves crafting especially with her son, Toro, and loves the challenges motherhood brings as it expands her horizons and births new ventures. Tope has had the pleasure of impacting children with her passion for dancing. She taught in the children’s dance ministry at her local church in Ellicott City, Maryland.

ABC the Bible Way was inspired by Tope’s first son, Toro. Since her pregnancy, she has always thought of different ways she could teach her son about Jesus. After giving birth in 2017, she delved into reading many Christian children books and that led to the birth of ‘ABC the Bible Way.’

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Travis D. Peterson

Genre: Children’s Picture Books

Book: Ada and the Helpers

Heart-Soul-Mind Article: Special Strengths

About the Author

Travis D. Peterson was born and raised in Wilmington, North Carolina, a beautiful place in the United States where foxes and other woodland creatures roam the land and pirates sailed the seas. He and his wife, Anne Berit, now live in her hometown of Bergen, Norway. That’s another magical place in Europe where trolls roam the land and Vikings sailed the seas! Travis and Anne Berit have two bold and brave kids, Aiden and Esther. Esther also wears helpers on her head that help her to hear.

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Victoria Kimble

Genre: YA Contemporary

Books: The Main Dish, The Choir Girls Series: Soprano Trouble, Alto Secrets, Harmony Blues, Solo Disaster

Heart-Soul-Mind Article: Celebrating the Success of Others

About the Author

Victoria Kimble is the author of the Choir Girls series. She describes herself as a full-fledged homebody, a so-so housekeeper, and a mediocre musician.

Victoria spent her childhood falling in love with stories and then trying to create her own stories. She lives in Littleton, Colorado with her husband, Lee, and their three girls, and can usually be found reading book blurbs in the teen section of the library.

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