Nominated Authors 2010
Bonnie Grove (http://www.bonniegrove.com/)
Author of Talking to the Dead
Bonnie Grove started writing when her parents bought a typewriter, and she hasn’t stopped since. Trained in Christian Counseling (Emmanuel Bible College, Kitchener, ON), and secular psychology (University of Alberta), she developed and wrote social programs for families at risk while landing articles and stories in anthologies. She is the author of Your Best You: Discovering and Developing the Strengths God Gave You; Her first novel is Talking to the Dead (David C. Cook). She and her pastor husband, Steve, have two children; they live in Saskatchewan (Source: Novel Journey)
Shawn J. Pollett (Facebook Page)
Author of What Rough Beast
Shawn J. Pollett is a Christian who lives on a 150-acre homestead in Northern Ontario with his wife, three children, and an assortment of chickens, turkeys, pigs, and cattle. A former academic with a Ph.D. in ancient history, Shawn acquired the “writing bug” as a child, but didn’t start to write seriously until he was almost forty. His fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including Gateway, Dreams and Visions, DKA, Extremes, and others. In 2002, he felt convicted to stop writing secular fiction and concentrate solely on Christian fiction. He has just completed a novel,Christianus Sum, set during the persecution under the Emperor Decius in the mid-third century A.D., which blends his fascination with Church history and his love of Christ. (Source: Double Edged Publishing)
Author of Captives of Minara
Eric and his wife Mary Helen live in the countryside east of Toronto. They raised their three children while working with the church in Asia. After returning to Canada in 1980, Eric served nine years as the pastor of a Toronto congregation. Decades of ministry and interaction with people in and out of churches prepared Eric to write books that offer practical spiritual help. In 1992, Eric and Mary Helen moved to a log home nestled in the Northumberland Hills in Ontario. In 2004 they moved to apple country near Brighton, Ontario. (Source: Country Window)
Linda Hall (http://writerhall.com/)
Author of Dark Water
Linda spent the early years of her writing career as a journalist and freelance writer. She also worked in the field of adult literacy and wrote curriculum materials for adults reading at basic reading levels.
Then, in 1990 Linda decided to do something she’d always dreamed of doing, she began working on her first novel. The book she wrote, The Josiah Files was published in 1992. Since that time she’s written fourteen more mystery and suspense novels. Most of her novels have something to do with the sea. Linda grew up in New Jersey and her love of the ocean was born there. When she was a little girl she remembers sitting on the shore and watching the waves and contemplating what was beyond. She could do that for hours.
In 1971, Linda married a Canadian who loves the water just as much as she does. One of the things they enjoy is sailing. In the summer they basically move aboard their 34′ sailboat aptly named – Mystery.
Both her husband Rik and Linda have achieved the rank of Senior Navigator, the highest rank possible in CPS.The U.S. sister organization is the U.S.P.S. Her Senior Navigator diploma hangs proudly on her office wall. What this all means is that Linda know how to use a sextant and can ‘theoretically’ find her way home by looking at the stars.
Rik and Linda have two grown children and four wonderful grandchildren. (Source: Author’s website)
Jean Little (http://www.jeanlittle.ca/)
Author of His Banner Over Me
Jean Little is the author of more than twenty-five books for children. In addition to Emma’s Magic Winter, her first I Can Read Book, Ms. Little’s works include the novels Lost and Found, Different Dragons, From Annaand Hey World, Here I Am, illustrated by Sue Truesdell. Jean Little has always been interested in adoption, and she had a first-hand experience with it when her sister adopted two children several years ago. The family has nine pets, the most recent addition being Henry Higgins, a talking African gray parrot. Although Jean Little was born with scarred corneas that severely impair her vision, she has always loved to read and to write. She writes with a voice-activated computer and travels widely with her Seeing Eye dog, Pippa. Ms. Little lives in Ontario, Canada. (Source: HarperCollins) For a more extensive biography visit her website.