Social Media Team

Mindy Baker


Mindy Baker, author of Mouse’s Christmas Gift, Zonderkidz 2018, resides in Indiana with her family where she is a high school Spanish teacher.  Through her writing, she hopes to plant seeds of truth in the hearts of her readers. She publishes a bi-weekly mini-magazine called Make the Time, helping parents and caregivers connect with their children using books. She also collaborates on the websites, and
You can connect with Mindy at
MOUSE’S CHRISTMAS GIFT (Zonderkidz 2018)
Instagram: @mindybakerbooks
Facebook: @mindybakerbooks
Twitter: @mindybakerbooks

Brenda Covert


Brenda’s editing experience covers fiction and nonfiction for all ages, from picture books to YA novels and beyond, including inspirational books and Bible studies. She is a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA).

You can learn more about Brenda and find links to her social media on our Planning Team page.

Sally Matheny


A freelance writer and blogger, Sally Matheny’s writing is published in worldwide, national, regional, online and print publications including AppleseedsClubhouse Jr., Homeschooling TodayPractical HomeschoolingKeys for Kids, and The Old Schoolhouse.

You can learn more about Sally and find links to her blog and social media on our Planning Team page.

Sally Matheny

Bonnie Rose Hudson


Bonnie Rose Hudson’s heart’s desire is for every child to feel the love of God and know how special they are to Him. Her website,, exists to serve homeschoolers and home educators around the world by creating practical resources that are fun, affordable, and easy to use. She has hundreds of resources in many subject areas for preschool through high school and releases an average of more than 100 new titles each year. She is also the author of The Hidden Village, an early reader set in India and published by JourneyForth. 

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Lori Z. Scott

Twitter and Instagram

Lori Z. Scott has taught elementary school for over 20 years, but she’s best known for her bestselling Meghan Rose series. Besides these children’s chapter books, Lori has published over 175 articles, short stories, poems and book contributions, including Writing and Selling Children’s Books in the Christian Market. Her quirky habits of chronic doodling and telling lame jokes help spark her imagination and, thus far, have not driven off any of her friends.  Look for her new YA novel, Inside the Ten-foot Line, releasing October 2022.

Find Lori on Instagram @Lori.Z.Scott

Twitter @Lori_Z_Scott


Penny Reeve

Face Book Next Steps Group

Penny Reeve (also writing as Penny Jaye) is the award winning, Australian author of more than 20 books for children. She writes picture books, junior fiction, children’s Bible studies and young adult fiction. She’s an experienced writing workshop leader, conference presenter and writing coach with a particular interest in equipping Christian children’s writers. You can learn more about Penny at and

Penny is co-author of Puddle Dog Press’ Pet Sitters series for budding readers.