Carol Baldwin Blog Administrator
Carol’s most recent book is Teaching the Story: Fiction Writing in Grades 4-8 (Maupin House, 2008). Carol enjoys teaching writing and has presented at many educators and writing conferences. She has published widely in newspapers and magazines and along with Joyce Hostetter, co-publishes Talking Story, a newsletter for educators and media specialists. Find her thoughts on the writing process, book reviews, and giveaways on her blog. HALF-TRUTHS, a young adult novel that takes place in Charlotte, NC in 1952 is on submission. She is working on the sequel, TOXIC, and several picture book ideas. She also coordinates the SCBWI-Carolinas blog. When she isn’t reading, writing, or blogging about either one of those, you’ll find her walking with friends, swimming, or playing with one of her seven grandchildren.
JARM DEL BOCCI
Jarm (’J’ pronounced as a ‘Y’) Del Boccio finds her inspiration in everyday life, but in particular, when she travels the globe, observing the quirky things that happen along the way. Focusing on the lives of characters from the past, her passion is to breathe new life into the pages of history, offering her young readers hope, heart and a hero.
Her award-winning debut MG Historical fiction, “The Heart Changer” puts a fresh spin on an Old Testament story of a young captive who made an impact on the lives around her. You can connect on her website: Jarm Del Boccio, Author or social media platforms: Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram.
Young Adult/Guest Blogger
Kathryn Dover lives in South Carolina with her family including six cats (and counting!), a dog, two fish, and many house plants. She attends Presbyterian College and is currently planning to double major in Math and Creative Writing. Kathryn loves writing, especially plays, and she completed and performed her first play, The Sexton, at 14. She’s not sure what she wants to do as a career, only that she wants to write, but is trusting that God has a plan for her life to use her in a powerful way. College takes up most of her time, but in her free time, she likes to read, play with her pets, and grow plants.
A freelance writer, Sally Matheny’s writing is published in worldwide, national, regional, online and print publications including Appleseeds, Clubhouse Jr., Homeschooling Today, Practical Homeschooling, Keys for Kids, and The Old Schoolhouse. Sally also writes curriculum, inspirational articles, and she has a few children’s books marinating before serving them to publishers. Blogging at SallyMatheny.com, Sally encourages people to live victoriously and to courageously tell the next generation wondrous things.
A former public-school teacher, Sally plunged into homeschooling in 2000 and still relishes the adventure. She teaches history and writing classes to homeschool groups. In addition, she leads an N.C. Jr. Historian club in association with the N.C. Museum of History. She and her husband live in the North Carolina foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. They enjoy savoring moments with their three children, two additional “sons,” and armfuls of grandbabies.
Ava Pennington is an author, speaker, and Bible teacher. She has published Daily Reflections on the Names of God (Revell) and co-authored two children’s picture books. Her articles have appeared in Christian magazines such as The Lookout, Today’s Christian Woman, Power for Living, and Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse, as well as blogs such as Revive Our Hearts True Woman blog. She has also contributed to 25 Chicken Soup for the Soul books.
When she’s not writing, Ava teaches a weekly Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) class and is also an inspirational speaker for church groups, community organizations, and writers conferences.
Theresa Parker Pierce lives in Historic Salisbury, North Carolina, where she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She has 35 years of experience teaching reading and history. Two-time Rowan Salisbury Teacher of the Year, Theresa enjoys storytelling about her childhood in eastern North Carolina and giving tours in Rowan County.
Her manuscript, Up Dunn’s Mountain won first place for Young Adult Literature at Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference. She is a member of Word Weavers and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
As a historic docent, she shares her volunteer time between the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer and the Rowan Museum in Salisbury. She is also a Toastmaster and speaks to historic groups, senior citizens, and of course, her favorite– children.
ELLICE WONG W2I Australasia
Ellice is a radiographer living in Melbourne, Australia who desires to share her faith through her writing. Since she was in her teens, she has always been passionate to write devotionals to mentor younger believers. You can visit her blog “Living Stones” to check out the other devotionals she posts here: https://theholygeneration.blogspot.com/ When she’s not typing away on her computer, she loves honing her green fingers (that’s the Aussie way of saying “green thumb”) and experimenting with food.
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