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Faculty 2017

Faculty 2017

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Hallee Bridgeman
With over half a million sales, Hallee Bridgeman is a best-selling Christian author who writes action-packed romantic suspense focusing on realistic characters who face real world problems. Her work has been described as everything from refreshing to heart-stopping exciting and edgy. Hallee loves coffee, campy action movies, and regular date nights with her husband. Above all else, she loves God with all of her heart, soul, mind, and strength; has been redeemed by the blood of Christ; and relies on the presence of the Holy Spirit to guide her.

Website: http://www.halleebridgeman.com

Ralene Burke
Whether she’s wielding a fantasy writer’s pen, a freelance editor’s sword, or a social media wand, Ralene Burke always has her head in some dreamer’s world. And her goal is to help everyone SHINE BEYOND! Her first novel, Bellanok, is available on Amazon!

Website: http://www.raleneburke.com/
You can also find Ralene on Facebook or Twitter.

Brandilyn Collins
Brandilyn is a best-selling author of nearly 30 books. She is best known for her Seatbelt Suspense®--fast-paced, character-driven suspense with myriad twists and an interwoven thread of faith. She also writes insightful contemporary novels, often laced with humor.

Website: http://brandilyncollins.com

Buck Creacy
You may have heard him on the radio, read his weekly articles in the Georgetown paper, or seen him perform live in Taiwan, England, Israel, or Palestine or anywhere in the USA and Canada. Don “Buck P” Creacy, creates magic with his stories throughout Kentucky and beyond to include University Halls and Corporate Board Rooms. Both a Humorist and a Storyteller, Buck shares his wit and wisdom with tall tales, heart stories, Bibles tales, and family stories.

Carlton Hughes
Carlton is a communications professor at Southeast Kentucky Community College and coordinates the Dual Credit Program at Harlan County High School, where he also teaches part-time. He is children’s pastor at Lynch Church of God and won the 2013 Shepherd’s Cup Award, the highest honor for children’s pastors in the Church of God denomination. Hughes is also a year-round volunteer and Relay Center Coordinator for Operation Christmas Child. As a writer, his works have been featured in numerous publications, including the books Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dating Game and Simple Little Words. Hughes is a two-time first-place winner in the “Dramas/ Plays/Scripts” category in the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference Writers Contest. He resides in Cumberland, Kentucky, and he and his wife Kathy have two sons, Noah and Ethan. He is a fan of chocolate, good books, basketball, and classic television shows like “I Love Lucy.”


Cara C. Putman
Cara C. Putman, JD MBA, the award-winning author of 24 books, graduated high school at 16, college at 20, and completed her law degree at 27. FIRST for Women magazine called Shadowed by Grace “captivating” and a “novel with ‘the works.’” Cara is active at her church and a full-time lecturer on business and employment law to graduate students at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management. Putman also practices law and is a second-generation homeschooling mom. She serves on the executive board of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), an organization she has served in various roles since 2007. She lives with her husband and four children in Indiana. You can connect with her online at:
Website: www.caraputman.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/caraputman
Twitter: www.twitter.com/cara_putman
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/caraputman
Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/CaraPutman

Greg Turnquist
By day Greg slings code as a software geek, having published four tech books and a video. But at night, he transitions to the world of DARKLIGHT, the spec fiction story about a street thief in a medieval future that has joined a resistance against its despotic ruler.

Website: http://greglturnquist.com/

Sara Turnquist
Sara is a native of Middle Tennessee where she currently resides, Sara enjoys reading and writing clean Historical Romance. She is the author of The Lady Bornekova, The General’s Wife, and Hope in Cripple Creek (through Clean Reads) and Off to War (a venture in self-publishing). Sara is a member of ACFW.

Website: http://saraturnquist.com/

Lydia Walker
Lydia has been writing music since I was 12 years old. It has always been a great way for her to process life and faith and express my heart to others. Her passion is to inspire younger girls and women, and to help others have a meaningful and rich worship experience.

Website: http://www.rusticsongbird.com/about-lydia-walker.html

Cyle Young
Cyle is a multiple award-winning author and literary agent who has two master’s degrees from Liberty Theological Seminary. His Selah Award Finalist book, Belly Buttons and Broken Hearts, will delight your heart and split your belly with laughter. Learn more by visiting at www.cyleyoung.com.

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