Beside her first ministry love of teaching the Word of God in writing and by speaking at various types of conferences, retreats, and services; Sharon is also dedicated to instructing Christian authors and encouraging them toward excellence in the publishing business. To that end, she teaches at major Christian writers’ conferences nationwide. Additionally, Sharon is CEO of AuthorizeMe®, her own mentoring/coaching/editing service through which she assists writers toward their publishing goals via private coaching or fun, hands-on seminars.
Sharon is a graduate of Biola University and she is also still busily employed full-time, teaching English at Orange Lutheran High School, celebrating her 35thyear in the educational ministry. She and her husband James attend Christ Second Baptist Church in Long Beach, CA, where she serves as a licensed minister and Sunday School teacher. Sharon and James enjoy their Southern California empty nest, personal vacations, and travel to visit their children and grandchildren.
Website: Sharon Norris Elliott
Bob is a thirty-year veteran of Christian publishing and a literary agent with The Steve Laube Agency. He has been a writer, magazine editor, freelance book editor, and author of fifty books, both fiction and non-fiction (click here for a list of his books on his web site). A frequent speaker at writers conferences and retreats around the world, he has encouraged and coached numerous writers to publishing success. In 2017 his book The Bard and the Bible was named the Selah Awards Book of the Year.
Bob is an Ohio native with earned degrees in English Bible from Cincinnati Christian University and English Communications from Bloomfield College. He was ordained to the ministry by The Salvation Army.
He has been married for forty years to the lovely Robin, his teenage sweetheart and ministry partner; together they have pastored four churches (though not all at once) and were foster parents to ten teen boys (though not all at once). They make their home in the Cincinnati area.
Bob claims to have two perfect children, Aubrey and Aaron, who have given he and Robin five perfect grandchildren.
Website: Bob Hostetler
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