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Decatur Book Festival

June Foster

An award-winning author, June
Foster is also a retired teacher with a BA in Education and a MA in
counseling. In 2013, June’s book Give Us This Day was a finalist
in EPIC’s eBook awards and in 2014 a finalist in the National Readers
Choice Awards for best first book. Ryan’s Father won The Clash of
the Titles book of the month for 2014 and is one of three finalists in
the published contemporary fiction category of the 2014 Oregon Christian
Writers Cascade Writing Contest and Awards. June has written four novels
for Desert Breeze Publishing. The Bellewood Series, Give Us This Day,
As We Forgive
, and Deliver Us, and Hometown Fourth of July.
Ryan’s Father is available from WhiteFire Publishing. Red and
the Wolf
, a modern day retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, is
available from June loves to write stories about characters
who overcome the circumstances in their lives by the power of God and
His Word. June uses her training in counseling and her Christian beliefs
in creating characters who find freedom to live godly lives.

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Piper Huguley

Piper Huguley is the author of the “Home to Milford College” series. The
series traces the love stories at a small “Teachers and Preachers”
college in Georgia over time, beginning with the love story of the
founders. Book one in the series, The Preacher’s Promise, was a
semi-finalist in Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write contest, and a
quarter-finalist in the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest.
The prequel novella, The Lawyer’s Luck, and The Preacher’s Promise will
be published in July 2014. The Mayor’s Mission will be published in the
fall of 2014.

Piper Huguley blogs about the history
behind her novels at
. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her
husband and son.


Check out Piper’s Books:

  • The Lawyer’s Luck
  • The Preacher Promise


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Gail Pallotta

Award-winning author
Gail Pallotta’s a wife, Mom, swimmer and bargain shopper who loves God,
beach sunsets and getting together with friends and family. She’s been a
Sunday school teacher, a swim-team coordinator and an after-school
literary instructor. A former regional writer of the year for American
Christian Writers Association, she won Clash of the Titles in 2010. Her
teen book, Stopped Cold, is a best-seller on All Romance eBooks,
finished fourth in the Preditors and Editors readers’ poll, and was a
finalist for the 2013 Grace Awards. She’s published short stories in
“Splickety” magazine and Sweet Freedom with a Slice of Peach Cobbler.
Some of her published articles appear in anthologies while two are in
museums. Readers can find her on the internet at her web site,;
her blog,; on Authors

and More on
facebook at

and twitter, Gail Pallotta @Hopefulwords

Some of Gail’s Books:

  • Short story in
    the anthology – Stitches in Love by Gail Pallotta

  • Stopped Cold

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Bryan M. Powell

Novelist Bryan M. Powell
also a speaker, and composer/arranger with over eighty choral works to
his credit. He now enjoys pursuing a career as a full-time writer. Some
of his fifteen Faith-based novels have found their way into publication
by Tate Publishing, Kindle Direct Publishing and Vabella Publishing.

He is a member of the nationally known ACFW, American Christian Fiction
Writers, The Christian Author’s Guild, where he holds the position as
Vice President, The Paulding County Writers Guild, and the local chapter
of ACFW, the New Life Writers Group. He is also published in the
Paulding County Writer’s Guild Publication and in Relief Notes,
the Christian Authors Guild’s newest book, released in 2014.

As a guest speaker, he is also well qualified to address a variety of
topics, such as Self-Marketing Techniques and How to Build a Killer Book
Trailer. Through his aggressive approach, he stays booked throughout the
year with signing and speaking events.
His website is

E-mail –


Some of
Bryan’s Books:

  • Stranger in the Pulpit – Tate Publishing

  • Stranger in the White House – Tate Publishing

  • The Stranger Among Us – Vabella Publishing

  • Faith, Family, and a Lot of Hard Work – New Life Publications – On line

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Vanessa Riley

Even as
she pursued engineering degrees, Dr. Vanessa Riley’s love of 19th
century history yielded a hunger for Regency and Victorian history. Her
mission is to have the world fall in love with powerful historical
heroes and heroines, who battle for peace with a flintlock and a prayer.
Her debut regency, Madeline’s Protector published by Pelican Books 2013
is a bestseller and her writing has won or placed in
several fictions contests including the Beacon, Show Me the Spark, and
the Orange Rose. Vanessa enjoys writing from the comfort of her southern
porch with a cup of Earl Grey or Cinnamon Spice.

Some of Vanessa’s Titles:

  • Madeline’s Protector
  • Swept Away (September 2014)

Learn about the Regency, Vanessa’s
books and more at

Follow Vanessa on Twitter @VanessaRiley

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Danielle Thorne writes from south of Atlanta, Georgia. She is the author of sweet
romantic adventure books, both historical and contemporary. Danielle has
published poetry and short fiction as well as novels.

Other work
has appeared with Espresso Fiction, Every Day Fiction, Arts and Prose
Magazine, Mississippi Crow, The Nantahala Review, StorySouth, Bookideas,
The Mid-West Review and more. She was the 2009-2010 Co-Chair for the New
Voices Competition for young writers, is active with online author
groups such as Classic Romance Revival and EPIC and moderates for The
Sweetest Romance Authors at the Coffee Time Romance boards.

popular blog, The Balanced Writer, focuses on life and the pursuit of
peace and happiness.

Ms. Thorne
has four sons with her husband, Rob. Together they enjoy travel and the


Some of
Danielle’s Titles:




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