Johnnie Alexander

Johnnie Alexander is a wannabe vagabond with a heart for making memories. Whether at home or on the road, she creates characters you want to meet and imagines stories you won’t forget.

As a bestselling, award-winning novelist, Johnnie has written more than twenty-five works of fiction in a variety of genres including historicals, romances, and cozy mysteries. She is on the executive boards of Serious Writer, Inc. and the Mid-South Christian Writers Conference, and she co-hosts Writers Chat, a weekly online show.

A fan of classic movies, stacks of books, and road trips, Johnnie shares a life of quiet adventure with Griff, her happy-go-lucky collie, and Rugby, her raccoon-treeing papillon. Connect with her at JohnnieAlexander.com and other social media sites via https://linktr.ee/johnniealexndr.

 

 

 

Cheryl Barker

Cheryl Barker is a writer from Kansas whose heart’s desire is to refresh spirits and nourish souls. She is the author of Mother of the Bride—Refreshment and Wisdom for the Mother of the Bride as well as a Christmas devotional from B&H Publishing that will hit shelves Fall 2025. Her work has also appeared in compilation books, magazines, other publications, and on Blue Mountain Arts greeting cards, gift books, and calendars. Her inspirational blog can be found on her website as well as her Mother of the Bride Blog. You may also contact her on her website to sign up for her free quarterly inspirational newsletter Life Notes (includes a giveaway in every regular issue.)

Cheryl and her husband delight in spending time with their daughters, sons-in-law, and their two sets of twin grandsons. Cheryl also loves to take photos, enjoy friends, read, sing, and indulge in daily doses of chocolate.

Cheryl has been a member of FCW since 2006. She feels it is well worth the drive she makes each month because FCW provides her with inspiration, instruction, networking opportunities, and the much-needed fellowship and encouragement of fellow writers. She currently serves as President for the group. Feel free to contact her with any questions or concerns.

Meagan Briggs

A lifelong word-wrangler, Meagan trained under bestselling authors like Jerry B. Jenkins and DiAnn Mills, studying both fiction and non-fiction. When most people her age were getting married or pursuing master’s degrees, Meagan was haunting writers conferences, learning from mentors, and pitching her writing. 
 
Today, she is a communications associate by day and a writer by night. In the quiet hours, she does freelance writing, mainly as a contributing writer for a women’s devotional, and pursues her passion for creating historical fiction that challenges readers to live purposefully. 
 
Follow her encouragement for writers on Instagram and Facebook, or keep up with her via newsletter.

Phyllis Bell

A Rebel from the past graduating from drag racing in my high school days to marry my childhood sweetheart and having five children. Didn’t attend college until my children were enrolled in college.

MS in Counseling Psychology at Northeastern State University Graduated 1996.  

Published devotionals and tracts through Lighthouse Inc. from 1974 – 1984 

Wrote newsletters for Riverside & Ambassador Manor nursing centers during the years that my late husband and I served as Chaplains under Caring Ministries Inc.  (1984-1995) 

Published devotionals in Fellowship of Christian Writers (FCW) from 2001 to present.

Laura Drumb

Laura L. Drumb is an author of Christian historical fiction and has been a member of FCW for many years, serving in various capacities during that time. She is passionate about history as well as sharing her faith in Christ. Her debut novel, From Now Until Forever, is set in 1853 Indian Territory and is about the Kiowa people. The sequel, Together We Stand Forever, will be released next month. 
 
Laura resides in the Tulsa area with her husband of almost 52 years and their beloved poodle Rudy. Nothing brings her greater joy, however, than spending time with their two daughters and their families, especially her seven amazing grandchildren, ranging in age from 13 to 19. Join her on the adventure of discovering that truly, History Matters!
 
You can connect with Laura at lauraldrumb.com for her website, History Matters; on Facebook (Laura Drumb); or e-mail her at AuthorLauraLDrumb@gmail.com to purchase autographed copies of her books (also available on Amazon in paperback or Kindle).

 

Sarah L. Frantz

Sarah L. Frantz is an author, wife of 30 plus years, mother of five, and Marmee to eight grandchildren. She and her husband live in the hills of Green Country, Oklahoma. She delights in serving others at Jesus’ table through penned words, actions of love and encouraging conversation.

Nancy Kay Grace

Nancy Kay Grace a speaker and award-winning author of the devotional The Grace Impact. She offers the hope of grace to those she meets. As a cancer survivor, she understands dealing with unexpected challenges. 

Because life is unedited—or not perfect—we need God’s grace. She is Nancy is married to her favorite pastor. She loves hugs from grandchildren, playing piano, and hiking.

Nancy’s blog and GraceNotes newsletter signup are found at www.nancykaygrace.com.

Nanette Holloway

Nanette is a registered nurse currently working in employee health. She approaches nursing as a ministry, caring for the body, mind and spirit.

Nanette holds a nursing degree from Oral Roberts University and a master’s degree in Nursing Education from Southern Nazarene University.

Nanette has also written Coping Skills for Caregivers available on amazon.com. The Gratitude Journal is a part of a series to help the caregiver with coping and self-care. The author provides the reader with simple, practical suggestions for self-care during the difficult journey of caregiving.

Hobbies include cooking, gardening, cycling and enjoying the great outdoors. 

Nanette’s own journey of caring for her own aging parents through grievous diagnoses and death due to cancer, give her a unique perspective into the often-stressful role of caregiving. Her passion for those facing this challenging role culminated in a master’s capstone study concerning Prolonged Grief Disorder in caregivers and increased incidence of illness following the death of a loved one. Her experience as a hospice and home health nurse provides strategies to prevent caregiver role strain and a possible health crisis.  

Nanette’s series for individuals facing caregiving issues provide the reader with practical suggestions for self-care series including Coping Skills for Caregivers available on amazon.com.

Her unique insight into the caregiving role can help caregivers to enjoy the blessings of being a caregiver and hopefully avoid the increased health risks associated with the stress of caregiving.

Originally, I joined FCW as a beginning writer approximately four years ago. The group as a whole is positive, supportive and always welcoming. My hope for FCW is that it will continue to grow and meet the needs of other Christian Writers who have a passion to serve Christ through the written word. Come join us.

Jon Hopkins

Jon Hopkins is married, has two grown children, and eight grandchildren. He has over 50 years of proficiency providing care to teens and families in distress. A Licensed pastor, his experience includes 12 years as a Psychiatric Youth Care Coordinator, 10 years as a Hospital Chaplain, 20 years as a Church Youth Pastor, and 10 years as a Secondary School Teacher. And more than 10 years as a substitute teacher.

Some of his writing includes articles in magazines and newspapers as well as stories published in these books:

  • Living the Serenity Prayer, by Jeanette Gardner Littleton called “The Hard Path to Peace”
  • Love is a Verb, by Gary Chapman called “The Heartbeat of Springfield.”
  • God Encounters, by James Stuart Bell. A tornado chase story called “The Sweet Spot.”
  • Extraordinary Answers to Prayer: Praying Together, by Guideposts called “Favorable Wind.”
  • 2012 NIV Boys Bible published by Zondervan. He wrote 24 devotions in this Bible.
  • Encountering Jesus by James Stuart Bell called “Jesus Hug.” (Bethany House 2015)
  • Strength for the Sadness: Devotions for the Grieving. By Zeta Combs Davidson called “Deep Grace.” (Barker/ Haulman 2020)
  • The Princes of Albion: Book one of the Long-Aimed Blow Series by Jon Hopkins and Thomas Hopkins (Wheatmark 2016)
  • The Golden Cord: Book two of the Long-Aimed Blow Series by Jon Hopkins and Thomas Hopkins (Wheatmark 2019)

He regularly has personal stories published in the Standard Magazine.

He collects books from the 19th century on character building, has an interest in Ancient Roman studies, plays the mandolin and guitar, writes poetry, and studies Latin for fun.

His favorite saying is, “You’ll never grow old if you keep youth in your heart.”

 

Sally Gano Jones

Sally Gano Jones grew up in historic St. Augustine, Florida. She was inspired by the love and Christian example of her parents who shared Christ with her.

The St. Augustine Lighthouse near her home, and the quaint beautiful ocean scenery as well as the setting of the nation’s oldest city inspire her.

She began writing as an eleven year old with pen and paper, tucking her stories and poems away in a desk drawer.  While in college studying for her B.A. in English at the University of Florida, she wrote a story late one night. She was unable to tuck it away in a desk drawer when a lady at church heard about it and handed her a postage stamp, and said, “You have no excuse now; send that story to a magazine!”   And she did.  It was accepted for Billy Graham’s “Decision” Magazine and she was invited to her first writer’s conference.

She became a wife, mother, schoolteacher and grandmother and continued to pursue her love of writing sending a story to a publisher.   While teaching school, she wrote an essay that resulted in an invitation and full scholarship from Florida State University to pursue an M.S. in Science. She also completed “The National Writing Project,” at University of Mississippi.

Her work has been published in Lifeway’s “Mature Living,” NPR’s “Rural Voices Radio,”  “Welcome Home” magazine, Life’s “Vintage” magazine, Christian anthologies and newspapers, church devotionals in Atlanta and Memphis, and “Experience Writing.”

Sally’s hobbies include Bible reading, bird watching, fishing and playing with her six grandchildren.

Email: sallyganojones@gmail.com

Mike Moguin

Mike is committed to the growth and success of the club’s future by adding to its history. He is currently a freelance writer in the Tulsa area, having written stories for community publications and edited/revised assignments for college students. Mike also has a blog (under an anonymous name) writing about Christian discernment and other issues facing the world.

Mike’s writing background consists of an Associate of Arts Degree in Broadcasting at Rogers State College in 1991 and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Oklahoma in 1995. He covered sports and education for small-town newspapers in Oklahoma and Texas from 1998-2011, then worked as a sports correspondent for the Tulsa World from 2009-15, and for GTR News from 2015 until its closing early this year. 

Future plans Mike has consist of writing Christian theme sports novels and seeking a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies or something similar at a Christian college that remains standing firm on the Truth of the Bible.

Carol Round

Carol Round is a self-syndicated Christian columnist, author, blogger, and inspirational speaker. Her writing has appeared in local, state, national and international publications. She is the author of nine books, available at Amazon, including three collections of her columns, a book and companion workbook on prayer journaling, and a three-book series for children to teach them the importance of giving, saving and spending their money wisely. Her most recent book is for women only. Titled Growing Confidently in Your Faith, the book is a 52- week devotional/spiritual journal to help women find their identify in Christ.

Carol has also had devotionals and articles published in numerous anthologies and other publications, including Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, Grandma’s Cookie Jar, Abba’s Answers, Body Image Lies Woman Believe, Remembering Our Parents, American Profile Hometown Heroes, Raging Gracefully, 21 Stories of Generosity, A Cup of Comfort Cookbook, The Upper Room devotional, and Miracles Do Happen by the editors of Guideposts. Another upcoming Guideposts collection titled Too Amazing for Coincidence: True Stories of God’s Wonderous Ways will also feature one of her stories.

Rosemarie Saenz

I have always journaled since I can remember. Growing up in an environment where the word of God was not spoken into our lives on a daily basis, I didn’t know what I was missing until I heard a well-known Bible minister speak. I knew then what I had hungered for all these years: not knowing I was His own, adopted, chosen, highly favored, deeply loved and richly blessed child. My parents may not have planned me but God did.

He sent Jesus to meet me right where I am on a daily basis beginning with my basic needs. His mercy and grace are tangible, and I daily experience his compassion, peace and kindness.

Nothing surprises him, overwhelms him or sets him back. I know I am here today because God    called me out of my mother’s womb; He made me trust in Him. (Psalm 22:9).

Oh the enemy is still real and shoots arrows but at least now I know my weapons are not carnal but mighty to the pulling down of strongholds (2 Corinthians 10:4). 

I hope my writing encourages others to pick up their weapon – His Word – and change their direction! 

Samantha Sanco

I’m a songwriter mostly, but sometimes I write essays too. I’m a big fan of the fantasy genre, and look up to Lewis and Tolkien most of all. I think of Christianity as a high adventure that involves a living book and a hidden kingdom. I want my writing to reflect the wonder, glory, and kindness of God. I live in Catoosa with my pad-footed pal, Caleb. I also maintain FCW’s website, so I’m your gal if you have any suggestions for this puppy.

Reach out to me by phone or text 918.202.5970.

Elizabeth Staab Van Deusen

Elizabeth Staab Van Deusen is a stay-at-home mom to two energetic boys. She earned a bachelor’s degree in writing from Oral Roberts University in 2009. Elizabeth self-publishes children’s books and helps others self publish as well. She has three books of her own so far and a blog at elizabethsinventions.blogspot.com.

Edie Winters

Called by God to be a Christian counselor, Edie Winters has over 28 years as a brain health professional. First as a drug & alcohol counselor, then private practice, and now almost 15 years as a public high school counselor in Oklahoma helping teens suffer less with the healing power of Jesus Christ! Victim to Victor is her first book. Giftitude is her second book. She also has an online support group at Victory Christian Center, Tulsa OK Friday evenings at 7pm CT

Kristi Woods

Kristi Woods is a storyteller and the 2023 vice-president of FCW. She shares about God, real people, and a few pretend couples, too. You’ll find her work widely spread across the Internet and in print, including Focus on the Family magazine, Woman’s World, The Many Lives of Veronica, Crosswalk.com, BibleStudyTools.com, and Chicken Soup for the Soul®. Kristi, her Desert Storm pen pal-turned-husband, and three (now adult) children survived a nomadic, military lifestyle and have set roots in Oklahoma. There, she keeps a close watch for tornadoes and good chocolate. Her newest release, 101 Prayers for Military Wives, hits bookstores fall of ‘23.