Michelle Sutton ~ Review Coordinator
Michelle Sutton has written well over a dozen Christian novels. She is also a book reviewer, an avid blogger, the mother of two college students, a wife of over 21 years, a social worker by trade, and follower of Jesus Christ.
Michelle has been reviewing books since 2007 and is a top 1000 Amazon reviewer as well as the Number One review contributor on Christianbook.com. She has reviews on her blog, which averages 5,000 page views per month (minimum) and many are featured on Novel PASTimes (formerly Favorite PASTimes historical review blog) as well as past reviews posted on Novel Reviews, the ACFW Afictionado e-zine, and other sites as a guest reviewer.
Michelle is the founder of Edgy Christian Fiction Lovers -- A group of readers and writers who enjoy edgy fiction, and in particular edgy Christian fiction.
Samantha Coville is best known for being the Founder and Owner of the book review website, Sammy the Bookworm. But she is also an avid writer and has won multiple awards for her flash fiction. She is also an editor and all around book lover.
You can check out her website, follow her on Facebook and hang out at Twitter @BookwormSammy
Samantha will be writing about authors or characters in writing that really catch her attention for different reasons.
Linda Attaway has been an avid reader for as long as she can remember and is passionate about promoting Christian books and authors. She posts author interviews and reviews for a variety of publishers and organizations at her blog, Mocha with Linda, and on her Facebook page. She is a member of ACFW and has had articles published in Christian Fiction Online Magazine. A self-described word enthusiast and grammar geek, she also enjoys proofreading and editing. Linda lives in Texas with her husband and two teenagers and finds joy in serving as her church’s Care Minister.
Kim Ford has been a resident of Alabama for more than ten years. Originally from Georgia, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Brenau Women’s College.
She has spent the past 11 years in sales and marketing and has been an avid reader of Christian Fiction for more than 20 years.
A mother of two teen sons, both nearing the end of high school, Kim’s life is full and blessed. She enjoys singing, writing and spending time with her family. Keep up with Kim on her Window to My World blog!
Deena Peterson has been devouring books since she first learned to read. Her preferred genre is mystery/suspense, but she tends to read a little of everything. She's a pastor's wife and a mother to eight (nearly all grown, which leaves her more time to read). In her free time she's trying out new recipes and bugging her husband for new books. Check out her blog at A Peek At My Bookshelf
Meet our SR Reviewer ~ Barb Shelton!
Barb is married to Jack Shelton, a retired military officer and lives in Arlington, Texas. Having been married for thirty seven years, Barb and Jack share eight children between them, (His, Mine, Ours); 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Barb was born and raised in Enterprise, Kansas. She is musically inclined and is a retired church music director. A former Weight Watcher lecturer, she has had many interesting and unusual jobs, including working for a private detective, defense attorney, office manager for a video production company and administrative assistant to two different pastors. She is involved in volunteer and church activities, and describes herself as creative, friendly and can talk with anyone . "I am a Christian and love to spread God's love and enjoy making others smile and lift up their day."
She wishes to write a book one day. "I've been through several soap operas in my lifetime and lived to tell about them."
Barb is the writer of two blogs, Passing it Forward and Barbjan10's Blog, both of which she invites you to drop by to visit one day.
Sarah Heath is a 20 year old college student from Dallas, Texas. She is currently obsessed with planning her perfect, dream wedding via pinterest (even without a groom a girl's gotta start planning sometime!), driving her convertible around town, and hanging out with her girlfriends. She enjoys drinking a tall glass of sweet tea while sitting down to read a good book or writing about her life on her blog. She has written reviews for publishers such as, Navpress, Thomas Nelson, and Bethany House. She is a member of FIRST Wild Card book review Bloggers. Her reviews can be found at Reviews by Sarah Katie.
Sarah will be focusing on YA novels and sharing her opinion & review on the page titled: YA Perspective!
Kelly Klepfer reads books and writes book reviews. Amazon has tagged her as a top 1000 reviewer and she manages Novel Reviews blog spot. Her monthly column at Christian Fiction Online Magazine is, surprisingly, book reviews written by Novel Reviews reviewers. She also plays over at Novel Rocket a few days a month. Her personal blog, Scrambled Dregs, is just that, a mish mash of all sorts of posts that focus on what she's passionate about. Currently she is taking a citizen's police academy, learning the art of Vegan cooking and baking, and gearing up for organic gardening.
Shawna K Williams
Having never considered becoming a writer, Shawna K. Williams' path changed in a single night all because of a dream. Her early writings were a mere attempt to fill in gaps within the dream and satisfy her curiosity, but later became the inspiration for her first two novels. She is an editor for Desert Breeze Publishing and Solstice Publishing, speaker and teacher on writing techniques, homeschooling mom and multi-published author of historical fiction. Shawna enjoys books in almost any genre as long as they contain strong characters tackling real-life grit -- even if the book is sci-fi/fantasy. She also has a thing for dogs and pygmy goats, and believes the world would be a better place if people aspired to be the person their pet believes them to be.
Find out more about Shawna by visiting her website or blog and connect with her on Facebook and Twitter!
Deborah M. Piccurelli is an advocate for sanctity of life, and tackles such issues in her novels, weaving them into compelling stories. She has been an avid reader for most of her life, and now loves writing reviews for the works of her fellow authors. Deborah lives in New Jersey with her husband, and their two sons.
To learn more about Deborah and her book visit her website, connect with her on Face Book or Twitter @DebPiccurelli
Our goal at The Wordsmith Journal Magazine is to introduce readers to authors of books with a strong moral message. Primarily Christian based, we do not adhere to any particular denomination, nor do we question the integrity or worship of our readers, interview candidates, sponsors, columnists, reviewers, or authors who advertise with us. We understand reading is subjective and what one person deems sweet, clean, cozy or inspirational, another will not. Please know we do not read nor endorse every book advertised in our magazine but trust that the author understands our goal and his or her work fits the desires of our readers.