Friday, April 7, 2023

Local Christian Authors

Panel of Christian authors at the Spokane Christian Writers Conference 

Sometimes it's fun to read a book by an author who lives where you live or who lives in whatever state you're from, moving to, or visiting! This list is years in the making. I just kept adding to it as I attempted to fill in every state. (Maybe someday!) Sometimes an author has written about living in one place and later moving to another so in this instances I've added them to both states. 

Alabama- Valerie Fraser Luesse, who wrote The Key to Everything. Patti Callahan, who wrote Once Upon a Wardrobe

Alaska- Leslie Leyland Fields, who wrote Crossing the Waters.

Arizona- Kim Eddy, who wrote The Enneagram for Beginners. Chris Fabry, who wrote Lifemark. Starr Meade, who wrote Keeping Holiday. Morgan Harper Nichols, who wrote All Along You Were Blooming

California- Suzanne Woods Fisher, who wrote The Moonlight School. Sarah Sundin, who wrote When Twilight Breaks. Peyton H Roberts, who wrote Beneath the Seams. Bob Goff, who wrote Love Does. Maria Goff, who wrote Love Lives Here. Amber Lia, who wrote Food Triggers. Jennifer Pepito, Mothering by the Book. Francine Rivers, who wrote The Shoe Box

Colorado- Sally Clarkson, who wrote The Lifegiving Home. Michele Cushatt, who wrote Undone. Alexandra Kuykendall who wrote The Artist's Daughter

Connecticut- Jeannie Cunnion, who wrote Mom Set Free

Florida- Rachel Hauck, who wrote The Wedding Dress. Emily Ley- When Less Becomes More. Charles Martin, who wrote The Dead Don't Dance

Georgia- Kayla Aimee, who wrote Anchored. Melanie Dale who wrote Women are Scary. Annie F Downs who wrote Let's All Be Brave

Hawaii- Jennifer Polimino, who wrote Praying Through Your Pregnancy. Bethany Hamilton, who wrote Soul Surfer.

Idaho- Brandilyn Collins, who wrote Over the Edge. Nicole Deese, who wrote Before I Called You Mine. Shoshanna Gabriel, who wrote Second Chances for Trampled Hearts. Amber Van Linge, who wrote Beyond. Robin Lee Hatcher who wrote A Promise Kept. Rachel Jankovic who wrote Loving the Little Years

Illinois- Shauna Niequist, who wrote Cold Tangerines. Myrna Grant, who wrote the Ivan series. 

Indiana- Colleen Coble, who wrote the Rock Harbor series. Denise Hunter, who wrote Bookshop by the Sea.

Iowa- Katie Ganshert, who wrote Life After.

Kansas- Amanda Wen, who wrote Roots of Wood and Stone. Kim Vogel Sawyer, who wrote Unveiling the Past. Joanna Gaines, who wrote The Magnolia Story

Kentucky - Anne Bogel, who wrote Reading People.

Louisiana- Betsy St Amant, who wrote Tacos for Two. Korie Robertson, who wrote Strong and Kind. Grace Hitchcock who wrote The White City

Massachusetts- Kathryn Butler, who wrote The Dragon and the Stone

Michigan- Susie Finkbeiner, who wrote Stories that Bind Us. Shauna Niequist, who wrote Cold Tangerines

Minnesota-  Susan May Warren, who wrote Sunset. Julie Klassen, who wrote Shadows of Swanford Abbey. Amy Lynn Green, who wrote The Lines Between Us

Mississippi- Terri Blackstock, who wrote Catching Christmas.  

Missouri- Jared C Wilson, who wrote Echo Island. Gary Smalley, who wrote If He Only Knew. Joyce Smith, who wrote The Impossible (later republished as Breakthrough) .

Montana- Tracie Peterson, who wrote House of Secrets

Nebraska- Christopher Heuertz, who wrote The Sacred Enneagram

New York-  Shauna Niequist, who wrote Cold Tangerines. Robia Scott, who wrote Counterfeit Comforts

North Carolina- Lysa TerKeurst, who wrote Uninvited. Gary Chapman, who wrote the Five Love Languages series. Myquyllin Smith, who wrote The Nesting Place

Oklahoma- Becky Thompson, who wrote Hope Unfolding and Love Unending. Nichole Nordeman, who wrote Slow Down.

Oregon- Melanie Dobson, who wrote Hidden Among the Stars. William Paul Young, who wrote The Shack. Randy Alcorn, who wrote Heaven. Christina Suzann Nelson, who wrote What Happens Next

Pennsylvania- Sarah Mae, who wrote The Complicated Heart // Mindy Starns Clark, who wrote The Amish Midwife

Tennessee- Annie F Downs, who wrote Looking for Lovely // Andrew Peterson, who wrote Adorning the Dark // Crystal Paine, wrote Love-Centered Parenting // Ian Morgan Cron, who wrote The Road Back to You // Beth McCord, who wrote Becoming Us. Laura Harris Smith who wrote Get Well Soon. David Thomas, who wrote Raising Emotionally Strong Boys. Fawn Weaver, who wrote Happy Wives Club

Texas- Kristen Welch, who wrote Raising World Changers in a Changing World. Ted Dekker, who wrote Black. Priscilla Shirer, who wrote the Prince Warriors series. Beth Moore, who wrote Breaking Free. Lisa Wingate, who wrote The Prayer Box. Max Lucado, who wrote The Crippled Lamb. Jennie Allen, who wrote Get Out of Your Head. Tsh Oxenreider, who wrote At Home in the World. Melanie Shankle, who wrote On the Bright Side (which was a fun read but did have some curse words). Joanna Gaines, who wrote The Magnolia Story

Virginia- Amy Hollingsworth, who wrote The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers. George G Ritchie, who wrote Return from Tomorrow

Washington - Sarah Mackenzie, who wrote The Read Aloud Family. Katherine Reay, who wrote Dear Mr Knightley. Rachel Fordham, who wrote A Life Once Dreamed. Autumn Lytle, who wrote All That Fills Us

Washington, DC- Lisa Jo Baker, who wrote Surprised by Motherhood

Wisconsin- Jolina Petersheim, who wrote The Alliance (trigger warning for this one). 

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