Dr. Bonnie Walker, aside from being my lovely wife, is a gifted Reading Interventionist who tutors children with reading difficulties in the Waynesboro area of southern Pennsylvania. She is a professor in the distance learning program with Fresno Pacific University in Fresno, California “teaching teachers” and serves on the university’s Distance Learning board. Bonnie holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Management. She also holds cats. Well, one in particular. You can read about Bonnie’s doctoral journey and find a multitude of educational resources at pdhed.com.
My good friend, Emily Parke Chase, is the author of 7 books. What Emily doesn’t know about teenagers and teen sexuality isn’t worth knowing. Originally trained as an archaeologist, she’s been a counselor-advocate specializing in family relationships and abuse for many years. Her devotionals are exceptional and many dozens of them are available for free on her website. Emily is a long-time member of the West Shore Christian Writers’ Fellowship and a founding member of the Inner Core Writers Circle. You can read her devotionals and learn about her books and stories at emilychase.com
Alan Loewen describes himself as an author, storyteller and dreamer. He’s darned good at all three. He is a writer of dark tales and wonderful fantasy. He has a wry sense of humor with an edge and an imagination without limits–except for the dark corners. He is always entertaining and frequently challenging. Make sure you take along your grain of salt. A regular at Capclave and other fantasy conventions, he took part in a panel discussing Cthulhu at Capclave 2016 and recently gave an address at the Library of Congress. Find Alan at alanloewen.blogspot.com.
Kathleen Swartz McQuaig (Kathy) shares stories from the heart shaped by her deep faith. As a writer, speaker, teacher, wife and mother, she lives to encourage others. Kathleen has lived in military communities stateside and abroad. Her devotional pieces are warm and sincere with an gracious helping of truth. She remains the only person I know who has actually met the pope. You can read about her encounter with John Paul II at her blog, kathleenswartzmcquaig.com