Websites and Blogs of the members of the Christian Authors Guild
The CAG is proud of our members and their continuing writing accomplishments. Here are some of our members below and what types of writing activities they are doing these days.
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Vanessa Fortenberry: Vanessa joined CAG in 2010 while in attendance at the Catch the Wave Conference. A music teacher turned teacher-librarian; she enjoys story time with her elementary school students. Vanessa is also a member of the Wesley Chapel Creative Writers Group. She writes children’s picture books stories. God’s blessings have bestowed upon Vanessa additional writing projects for a creative nonfiction story for children, a contemporary fiction and an inspirational nonfiction for adults. You may visit Vanessa’s website for additional information: vanessafortenberry.com
Christi J. Whitney is a former high school theatre teacher with a penchant for sci/fi/fantasy conventions and superhero movies. An actress a heart, she pounces on any opportunity to dress up and get in character. Christi lives north of Atlanta with her two favorite boys—her awesome husband and her amazing son. She surrounds herself with family and friends, large cups of coffee, stacks of books, and plenty of nerdy hobbies to go around.
Christi has written both dramatic scripts and novels, but her passion is young adult fiction. Her first novel is a YA urban fantasy entitled GREY, and she is currently at work on additional fiction projects. Visit Christi’s site by clicking here.
Theresa Anderson, a CAG member since 2008, has served as Editor of the Wave, the official newsletter publication of the Christian Authors Guild and is the 2012 and 2013 CAG Webmaster. She is also a homeschool mother of two and writer and editor for various publications for her church and business. Theresa encourages others to live a real healthy life through faith and food at her website and blog, A Real Revival.
Cherise Bopape. Cherise is the author of Lessons From the Littlest: A Devotional for Mothers of Young Children. She has been a guest on various Christian TV programs and has written for The Lookout magazine. Her work also appears in anthologies and online at Mustard Seed Ministries.
As President of Bopape Enterprises, Inc., Cherise endeavors to preserve families, help women become more marketable, and provide inspiration. A speaker and seminar leader, Cherise enlightens audiences about domestic violence and equips women with better tools for work-life balance and parenting. Cherise resides in an Atlanta suburb with her husband and three children. For additional details, check out her web site, http://www.CheriseBopape.com
Cynthia L. Simmons currently serves as Conference Director. She also conducts monthly podcasts called CAG Spotlight in which she interviews authors and VIPs in the writing industry. A past president and vice-president, the membership granted her Lifetime Membership in 2009 for her numerous contributions to CAG and its members. A beloved wife and mother of five, author, speaker, and retired nurse, Cynthia is a dynamic person with a wide variety of interests and abilities. While promoting her book, Struggles and Triumphs, she had interviews on radio and TV across the nation and was nominated for 2008 Georgia Author of the year. At present she is completing a twelve week Bible study using the stories in Struggles and Triumphs.
Susan Schulz loves her calling as an author, speaker, and Bible teacher. She is also an unwavering force of encouragement for other writers. She serves the Christian Authors Guild as Co-Director of the annual writers conference (with past leadership roles as President and Vice-President). She has served as a leader in Bible Study Fellowship International (BSF) for seven years. Her work appears in newspapers, on websites and blogs, in daily devotionals like Upper Room and Light from the Word, and in numerous books including Love is a Verb Devotional, Cup of Comfort for Cat Lovers, as well as a Guideposts series on prayer: The Healing Touch, Unexpected Answers, and The Desires of Your Heart. Inspiring others to listen to God’s magnificent voice, she feeds her passion through conducting Listening Heart Bible studies and women’s retreats across the southeast. Susan shares her thoughts about listening in her blog at: thelisteningheart.blogspot.com.
Gail Pallotta. Love Turns the Tide is Gail’s first romance novel, but she’s been writing for as long as she can remember. Her first story appeared in a grammar school newspaper. Much later, she worked as an editor and copywriter. After she married, she helped her husband with his business, but continued to write. Between the feature stories she wrote at work and the freelance pieces she placed, she published several hundred articles.
After some of them were selected for anthologies and two ended up in museums, friends and family nudged her to “do more.” Then, she undertook a lifelong dream and wrote a novel. In 2004, the year she published her first book, Now Is The Time, the American Christian Writers Association named her a regional writer of the year. In late 2009, she published her first romance, Love Turns the Tide, an e-book. In Novembe 2010, an excerpt from Love Turns the Tide won the Clash of the Titles Challenge in the best nature/weather scene category. Gail recently joined the staff of the Clash of the Titles Challenge as a host. Their web site is http://clashofthetitles.com. Gail’s website contains her blog and her thoughts about her spiritual walk. http://www.gailpallotta.com/
Judy Parrott. God has called his people to be the agents of his will. On Judy’s website, you will see this in action. Read stories about the hands of God acting through the hands of His people for good. http://www.mindspring.com/~dparrott/
M. L. Anderson. Mike is a charter member of the CAG’s founding chapter and has been active serving in a number of leadership positions including past president. He has been a contributor in all five of the CAG’s published books. Mike enjoys writing articles and product reviews and is a frequent contributor for several magazines.
Judith E. Becker. Judy, as known by members the CAG, is a former chaplain for the guild and has been an active member for many years. She grew up in West Virginia, the daughter of a Methodist preacher, and graduated from Marietta College, in Marietta, Ohio in 1953 with a BS degree in Geology. Judy has studied prophecy and investigated the doctrine of the Second Coming for over five decades and has been sharing her findings with groups and classes for years, and with readers through her books. Her latest release,The Armageddon Trilogy , is described and available on her website www.JEBecker.com
Eddie Snipes. Eddie is the 2011 president of the Christian Authors Guild. He has been preaching and teaching for more than thirty years, has served as a pastor, and been involved in prison and homeless ministries. He looks at writing as an extension of ministry and a method of communicating truth through non-fiction and fiction. His favorite passage of scripture is Proverbs 2. It is a roadmap of both ministry and personal growth. He is also a father of five children.
Sue Schultz. Sue began her writing journey by attending the Christian Authors Guild’s annual Catch the Wave Conference. Her heart was captured by the keynote speaker’s challenge to be a “word carrier for our generation.” Soon after, Sue’s short story Triumphant Transitions was accepted for publication and appears in the CAG’s fifth book and new release American Remembered.
Sue completed her ministry certificate through the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. She leads the mission partnership with Poland at her church, and enjoys sharing Christ with others through object lessons and drama talks. Sue and her husband Michael live in Acworth, Georgia and have three children and eight grandchildren. www.sueschultz.blogspot.com
Barbara Holloway. A native of Atlanta, Barbara is fulfilling a life-long dream of becoming a published author. After joining the Christian Authors Guild in 2009, her writing passion blossomed and she was accepted and honored as a contributing author to the CAG’s fifth and newest book America Remembered. You can read more about Barbara on her website www.mybarbaraholloway.com
Pam I. Barnes. Pam has been a member of CAG since 2006 and has served as Publicist and Conference Director. She has been a contributor in the last two CAG publications, Heartfelt Inspirations and America Remembered. Pam enjoys writing articles of encouragement and is currently working on a novel for teens and tweens. http://memorypoints.blogspot.com/
Patty Rocco. Originally from the North, Patty now resides in the Atlanta area with her husband and two rescued “mutts.” She is a contributing writer to Heartfelt Inspirations , CAG’s devotional book (2008) and a frequent guest columnist in The Wave , the CAG’s official newsletter/magazine. Patty is a Bible study leader/teacher and is a past-Chaplain for the CAG.
Frieda Dixon loves being a part of Christian Authors Guild. She serves as the 2012 CAG secretary and enjoys communicating with other CAG members. After graduating from New Orleans Baptist Seminary, Frieda worked for several years as a Minister of Education for a Baptist Church. She is now employed as an office manager for their family owned aerospace company. Writing is her long time heart’s desire and now her serious attempt at a third career. Her inspirational stories have been published in Lifeway’s Mature Living and Chicken Soup for the Soul. An upcoming anthology published by OakTara will also feature one of her stories. Frieda has enlisted Inspiring Voices, to self-publish her memoir, “Born Three Times – It took a lifeline and a lifetime to find a new life, new liver, and new love.” Frieda enjoys life with her engineer husband, Charles, and being a grandmother of eight. You can follow her blog about discarding the stereotypes of the senior adult years at: www.twolatebloomers.com.
Lynne Watts is passionate about not only telling a good story, but living a good story as well. She is inspired by the stories all around especially those of children. As an elementary school counselor for the last nineteen years in Canton Georgia, she listens to stories and helps children solve problems. She is continually amazed and encouraged by her students’ creativity, enthusiasm and courage. Through the Wyatt the Wonder Dog stories, her book for adults: The Call: Perfect Dream, Imperfect Life and her blogs, she hopes to empower many more children and adults to become successful problem solvers.
Dawn Glaser is a Christian Author who is a member of the Christian Authors Guild and COGBE ( Conference of Ga Baptist Evangelist). She has published two books, ” He Stilled the Storm Within Me” and ” Daybreak Devotions: A Devotion for Life’s Emotions”. She is married and has two boys. She resides in Woodstock, Ga. She wears her heart out on her sleeve and volunteers anytime she can for Jesus. For more information on Dawn, please go to her website @ www.dawnglaser.com
Mary Bowen is a freelance writer and editor. Holding a master’s degree in journalism, she has worked for the North American Mission Board, Atlanta Union Mission, and Walk Thru the Bible. Her work appears in Stories of Hope, The Banner, America Remembered, the Christian Devotions website, The Light, and other publications. She has served as secretary and conference speaker for the Christian Authors’ Guild, and won a writing contest. Mary enjoys aerobics, gardening, music and reading.
Cindy Pope was born and raised in Alabama and had her first poem printed in the high school paper. Seeing her name in print, she knew right then she wanted to be a writer. She graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a degree in English and Journalism. She has written several magazine articles for “Birmingham” magazine, as well as The Independent Restaurateur She is currently working on a trilogy of Historical Romance novels, as well as a series of ghost/murder mysteries. She serves as CAG’s 2013 Membership Director and is also a member of the Georgia Writers Association.
Kim Ketola’s award-winning book Cradle My Heart, Finding God’s Love After Abortion (Kregel 2012) reflects Kim’s ministry to help individuals recover from the emotional and spiritual wounds of abortion. The book is a finalist for the 2013 Book of the Year Awards in the New Author category. Kim is a veteran radio and television broadcaster whose faith and personal experience help inform one of the biggest stories of our time—the spiritual impact of abortion on the millions of women and men who have chosen it. She currently serves as host and executive producer of the national weekly broadcast Cradle My Heart Radio heard in south-metro Atlanta on 90.7 New Life FM.
Kim has served as faculty with Ruth Graham and Friends and other national and international conferences, and she is a frequent media guest addressing pro-life issues. In 2006 Tim Pawlenty appointed Kim as chairperson of the MN Governor’s Council on Faith and Community Service Initiatives, and she and her husband Bruce serve organizations reaching the homeless, the addict, and those in prison. Find her blog, facebook and twitter atwww.cradlemyheart.org | www.facebook.com/cradlemyheart | @kimketola.