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Biographies, websites, blogs, and social media pages of participating members of the Christian Authors Guild.

The CAG is proud of each member and his or her continuing writing accomplishments. Here are some of our members below and what types of writing activities they are doing these days.

Member note: If you are a member and would like to participate on this page with your bio, website, blog, or social media pages, please contact our CAG Website Director, Betty Booker at: mailto:Betty@babooker.com.

Deborah Crawford: Deborah enjoys each enlightening moment she spends with the inspiring members of Christian Author’s Guild. As a wife, mother, and grandmother, she also delights in the inspiration from her family. But having experienced a mother’s heartache over the choices of a prodigal daughter, she desires to encourage families living with children making poor life choices. She leads a Bible study and prayer group with mothers interceding for their children. Trying to reach mothers outside her local area, she posts promising messages of hope weekly on her blog. For more information about her heartfelt mission for mothers with prodigals, mailto:deborahrdcrawford@gmail.com

Vanessa Fortenberry: Vanessa joined CAG in 2010. 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 https://www.vanessafortenberry.com/

Cynthia L. Simmons hosts Heart of the Matter Radio and does regular 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 first book, she had interviews on radio and TV across the nation and was nominated for 2008 Georgia Author of the year. Her newest book released in October, 2016 is a mystery about the banking in the Confederacy titled Pursuing Gold. http://www.clsimmons.com

M. L. Anderson. Mike is the Co-Founder and a charter member the CAG. He has served in numerous leadership positions including past president.

Michael has contributed to six of the CAG’s published books as well as several other anthologies. He enjoys teaching at writers conferences and writing articles. Michael is a frequent contributing editor for several trade magazines mailto:andersonwriter@gmail.com

or    http://www.mlanderson.com

Frieda Dixon loves being a part of Christian Authors Guild.  She served as the 2012-14 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: http://www.twolatebloomers.com

Betty Booker has been a member of Christian Authors Guild since April 2016.  

As a wife, a mother, and a grandmother, she enjoys the encouragement received from family. She enjoys helping others to discover their gifts and talents.

Betty is both Web Master and Treasurer for CAG. Currently, she is working on two women’s fiction projects to be followed by a fantasy trilogy.  You can follow her website/blog at: http://babooker.com/

Marcus Beavers is a long time member of CAG who once served as CAG’s chaplain. He has contributed to all of CAG’s published works.

In recent years Marcus has written three novel length detective stories, and one novel length adventure story that takes place in Nicaragua.

He has also written numerous short stories in early years of CAG membership. 

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