And he spake many things unto them in parables. Matthew 13:3
Cana Hunter has been following Jesus and writing since she was four, and she’s now seventeen. Her awesome parents homeschool her and her nine siblings in the rural Midwest. An unknown, very large number of not-quite-finished stories hide under her bed and on her ancient laptop, which she won from the library as a reward for reading so much. (Yes, reading is a productive activity.) She has edited a mini-newspaper for homeschooled writers, proofread and edited story excerpts, beta-read three novels and multiple short stories, won a writing contest, helps run a group blog for Christian teen writers, and is currently working on multiple novels and short stories. He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.” Psalm 91:1-2
Firn Hyde is a homeschooled seventeen-year-old who has been writing since she can remember and serving Lord Jesus – not always very well – since she was fourteen. She lives her life on horseback and escapes into fiction during her downtime. She also enjoys gunning down errant apostrophes to release tension. Firn has written nearly 15 novels (none of them published), won three short story competitions, been a finalist in the Book Arts Bash, irritated her English tutors by getting Cs on assignments and As on exams, blogged obsessively, proofread with much ferocity, published one short story, and survived all kinds of adventures, which would probably fill a book if she wasn’t too busy writing about much more interesting (albeit imaginary) people. The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD. Proverbs 21:31
Jess Hughes, our Fantastic Forwarding Fangirl, is exactly like the first two ladies on the list (17, homeschooled, teenager) and is a total fandom… fan? person? lover? You get the picture. Anything from a time-travelling alien to a sociopathic consulting detective, to an adventuring Hobbit and DRAGONS! She loves them all! She also only recently worked out she has an amazing magical ability,called writing. Which is great, and brilliant and… almost the love of her life. She wishes all of you all the luck in the world, and look forward to editing your work!
Melody Jackson is an author and lover of all things geek, especially anything related to Doctor Who. She published her first book, The Dragon Within, in June of 2014 and has written many other short stories, most of which will never see the light of day. She lives in the unbearably hot state of Arizona (at least it’s a dry heat) with her crazy family, as well as a menagerie of animals that includes her four siblings, two cats, and one grumpy chinchilla.
Justine Capgras is a 16 year old pastor’s kid, swinging life away at boarding school. She lives on a daily dose of technology, anime, music, tea, and, of course, fiction. She dreams of taking over the world and converting warfare back to swordplay, but in the meantime, she’ll be working on those endless strange plots that run through her mind and the stack of unfinished novels on her laptop. She also goes by the pseudonym Saber Veritas. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39
Kayla Johansen is a dreamer, idealist, and daughter of the One True King, and she spends her days nerding out about one thing or another and, with hopes of someday travelling the world, dreaming about far-off places. She satiates this desire by writing about places all over the world that may or may not be made-up. This has led to an overwhelming number of incomplete novels, but it has also led to two completed drafts, and she’s working on a third. Kayla contributes to a writing blog for Christian teens, has edited short stories, and is in the process of beta-reading two novels. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16
Dominique, a homeschooled/part-time highschooled sixteen-year-old, really only has three things you need to know about her. She’s involved in way too many fandoms (Harry Potter, anime, Marvel, cats, music, etc.). She mostly writes YA fantasy, of which she writes a ton of (eight novels, but who’s counting?). God has really challenged her in the last few years, but with her writing, she hopes to fully praise, glorify, and thank Him for all He’s done. “For I know the plans that I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11