Donna and Linore are delighted to have these wonderful and talented speakers as part of the Greater Harvest Workshops team.
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Books by Greater Harvest Workshops Presenters:
In alphabetical order...
Liz Ball is the author/illustrator of the popular Hidden Treasures hidden picture puzzle books. More than 3000 of her hidden pictures are published in over 100 newspapers, magazines and publications throughout the U.S. and internationally. As a child, one of Liz's dreams was to illustrate a kid's book--instead, she majored in Tool and Die Engineering and helped design machines. Several years ago, Liz turned her love of freehand art into a full-time job and now spends her days drawing pictures with frogs, mice and other delightful characters. Liz is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and is a frequent speaker at schools, libraries and writers' conferences where she delights audiences with her sketches.
Mary Busha has worked in publishing for more than 30 years as a writer, editor, publisher and writer’s coach. Over the years she has compiled eight of her own devotional books with over 200,000 in print. She has worked with dozens of authors to help bring their books to life and nudged the writing of hundreds of devotional writers. Now Mary works primarily as an editor, writer's coach and workshop presenter.
Melanie Dickerson is the award-winning author of The Healer’s Apprentice, which is a 2011 Christy Award finalist and a double finalist in the National Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Inspirational and Best First Book. And releasing in November, The Merchant’s Daughter, her second Young Adult medieval romance and fairy tale retelling from Zondervan. She is an active member of American Christian Fiction Writers and her local chapter of Romance Writers of America. A former teacher and missionary, she earned a degree in special education from The University of Alabama and now lives near Huntsville, Alabama with her husband and two daughters.
Visit Melanie on her website, http://www.melaniedickerson.com/
Cindy Heflin speaks and writes with a passion to share God’s hope and unfailing love with other’s—from a heart that knows the joy of overcoming despair, chronic illness, and spiritual defeat. Her inspirational stories have appeared in numerous books and publications, encouraging readers to trust God unconditionally in every season of life. Cindy is director of Proclaim His Glory! Ministries and author of Experiencing the Great I Am (Kregel Publications).
Wayne Holmes lives in Fairfield, Ohio with his wife Linda. His publishing credits include four books with Bethany House Publishers, one with WaterBrook Press, and a self-published memoir about a former prostitute and madam who became a Christian after she served time in a federal penitentiary. Wayne is also an accomplished speaker who weaves a touch of humor into his presentations.
Teri Horsley has written hundreds of newspaper articles, dining reviews and columns as well as contributed to regional and statewide magazines. She has had short stories published with her most recent story included in the Thomas Nelson anthology "All My Bad Habits I Learned from Grandpa." Teri received a Bachelors Degree in Communication from Northern Kentucky University in 1984, and prior to her freelance writing career spent 15 years in radio news, reporting and hosting her own daily talk show at several Cincinnati radio stations. She a former Guest Coordinator for "Conversations Through Courage", a syndicated radio program.
Bob Hostetler is an award-winning writer, editor, pastor and speaker from southwestern Ohio. His twenty-six books, which include The Bone Box and American Idols (The Worship of the American Dream), have sold millions of copies. He has co-authored eleven books with Josh McDowell, including the best-selling Right from Wrong (What You Need to Know to Help Youth Make Right Choices) and the award-winning Don't Check Your Brains at the Door. He has won two Gold Medallion Awards, three Ohio Associated Press awards, and an Amy Foundation Award, among others. Bob is a frequent speaker at churches, conferences, and retreats.
Diana Jenkins was a special education teacher for over twenty years before becoming a freelance writer. She has written more than four hundred stories, comic strips, and articles for children and teens as well as three books of children’s plays. (And she’s working on more!) She lives in Montgomery, Ohio, with her husband, a medical physicist.
Joseph Lacy, author of To Africa with Love: A Bush Doc's Story, and Prescriptions for Life (Zondervan), enjoys reading and writing inspirational stories. Appalachian characters often find their way into his stories. He is the ordinary coach/ref of some extraordinary kids in the Upward football and basketball leagues in Kentucky. He is currently working on a medical thriller. Joe is the author of a new book about basketball called Mountain Reign, which he describes as "...a hardscrabble coming-of-age tale about coal country teens struggling to make it to the state basketball finals in Rupp-era Lexington. It has sort of a 'Hoosiers meets October Sky' feel."
Teresa Slack was born and raised in a small town in Southern Ohio, Teresa Slack always dreamed of writing books. But she was realistic enough to know few people made a living at it. In 1999, she quit work to focus full time on her writing. The Christian fiction market for which she writes, has given her the opportunity to do what she loves while sharing her faith with readers. She lives with her husband near Waverly, Ohio where she is an advocate of pet rescue. She is currently working on her tenth novel.
Linda D. Swink's career as a professional speaker began when she joined Toastmasters International and discovered that she loved talking and teaching. She conducts workshops and seminars at conferences across the country. This career led her to write her first book, Speak With Power and Grace: A Woman’s Guide to Public Speaking, (Carol Publishing). Her fifteen years in the air force gave her the background for her second book, In Their Honor: The Men Behind the Names of our Military Installations, (Little Miami Publishing).