Capital Christian Writers has many published authors among its members.
Stephanie Buckwalter is a writer, speaker and guest blogger who specializes in helping people get unstuck in their lives. She has written more than 10 books and has been published in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Her book topics include literature for the school library market, housekeeping for the struggling homemaker, using the iPad in education for special needs students, and a line of visual support products for people–both young and old–with communication problems.
A freelance writer and editor, Sarah Hamaker has written Ending Sibling Rivalry: Moving Your Kids From War to Peace (Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City), Hired at Home: The Christian’ Woman’s Guide to Working From Home, Boredom Busters and HomeWork. Sarah has published numerous articles on ChristianPost.com and Crosswalk.com, as well as in trade publications, such as NACS magazine. Her short stories have appeared in several Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Sarah lives in Virginia with her husband, four children, and two cats. Visit her online atwww.sarahhamaker.com.
Vie Herlocker co-wrote Building Better Schools by Engaging Support Staff, with Sam Bartlett, and ghostwrote Until My Blindfold Comes Off by Chris Harvey. Vie is a freelance editor (www.cornerstone-ink.com) and is editor/publisher for Sonfire Media, a small, traditional Christian publisher in Galax, Va. Books recently edited and published by Vie include: Writing the Christian Nonfiction Book: Concept to Contract by Dave Fessenden; Trust, Hope, Prayby Trisha and Luke Priebe; and Something Stirs by Thomas Smith (Taberah Press).
Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner is for anyone who wants to help struggling learners, whether you homeschool, might homeschool, or would never consider it. Kathy Kuhl’s book gathers resources and insights to help you help your child learn. She homeschooled her son for grades 4-12 and interviewed 64 homeschoolers of children with varied learning problems. Readable, practical, comprehensive.
Melanie M. Jeschke
Melanie M. Jeschke is the author of Jillian Dare (Revell 2009), a contemporary romantic suspense adaptation of the classic Jane Eyre, and the historical romance series, The Oxford Chronicles (Inklings/Intentions,Expectations and Evasions) by Harvest House Publishers. Inklings has been translated into Norwegian in a successful hardback edition called LengselensPort. Her books have been reviewed by Publisher’s Weekly and WORLD Magazine, and she has written numerous travel articles, as well as the chapter on Oxford for Rick Steve’s England guidebook. An honors graduate of the University of Virginia and an MA in English Literature from George Mason University, Melanie has taught and lectured in a variety of educational, professional and community settings. She currently is an adjunct professor of English at Marymount University. Her husband, Bill Jeschke, is the senior pastor of The King’s Chapel in Clifton, and together they have nine children and nine grandchildren.
Award-winning novelist Trish Perry has published nine inspirational romances as well as two devotionals. Before her novels, Perry published numerous short stories, essays, devotions, and poetry in Christian and general market media. She has served as a columnist and as a newsletter editor over the years, as well as a 1980s stockbroker and a board member of the Capital Christian Writers organization in Washington, D.C. She serves on the Board of Directors of CCW and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. She holds a degree in Psychology. Trish’s nostalgic romance novel,Unforgettable(Summerside Press) released in March 2011 and Tea for Two,Book Two in her Millicent’s Tea Shop series (Harvest House), released in April 2011. She invites you to visit her at www.TrishPerry.com.
T. Elizabeth Renich
Though she’s a Californian by birth, T. Elizabeth Renich loves living within driving distance to Civil War history and places in Virginia where she set her books. She has written The Shadowcreek Chronicles, a series of four historically-based novels: Word of Honor, Matter of Trust, Not Without Courage and Strength and Glory. These novels parallel the history of the Civil War from the summer of 1862 until after the war ends in 1865. Her research shows in the details as she intermingles fictitious characters with actual historical figures. The result makes for a fast-paced, historically packed adventure. One of Renich’s goals is to visit all 50 states in the USA before her 50th birthday. (Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Hawaii, have yet to be checked off her list.) She counts her high school Senior Composition teacher as an early influence who encouraged her to pursue writing seriously, and she credits a number of family members involved in the publishing industry for providing her with guidance along the way. Not Without Courage was a medallion recipient from the San Diego Library and Strength and Glorywas nominated for the John Esten Cooke Historical Fiction Award and the Lincoln Prize. In her non-author life, Renich worked for the San Diego Chargers and currently works in the coaching office of the Washington Redskins.
Karla Vernon grew up in Adelphi, Md., and graduated with a B.S. degree in medical technology from Medical College of Virginia. She has lived in Fairfax County since 1985. Karla has a special connection with the Civil War, as two of her great-great-grandfathers fought for the North in the Maryland Infantry Volunteers. Karla first learned about Civil War spy Antonia Ford from an exhibit in the Fairfax Museum in 2004. That experience spurred her to put Antonia’s life into a work of fiction, since it had never been told that way before. After a year of research and writing, The Spy in Crinoline was published in April 2006 by Heritage Books, Inc. The movie “Spies in Crinoline,” based on the book, premiered in 2009.