Meet Our Authors
Shelly Roark, based in East Texas, wanted to grow up to be Wonder Woman, but when that didn’t work out, she graduated from Baylor University and chose to become a storyteller. Her career has included work as a newspaper journalist and a non-profit ghostwriter. Shelly lives with her close-knit family, including her husband, three kids, and black lab Rosie. The Bubble Who Would Not Pop! is her debut picture book. To learn more about Shelly, visit her at www.shellyroarkauthor.com or on Facebook.
Bonnie Clark loves a good story that makes her laugh or cry, but most importantly, makes her think. A former contestant on Wheel of Fortune, an inventor of an abdominal exercise mat, and now a children’s book author, Bonnie, a member of SCBWI, lives with her fun family of five in Canton, Georgia. The Yucky Words is her debut picture book. To learn more about Bonnie and to follow along on her bookstore blog tour, visit her online on her website or on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Amberly Kristen Clowe
Amberly Kristen Clowe, a veteran elementary school teacher, writes from her home in Kingwood, Texas, where she lives with her husband, two children, and two dogs, Roxie and Bella. The author of two picture books and a chapter book, Amberly is an avid cycler and fan of all things coffee. Amberly spends her days crafting stories that share faith in a fun way with young readers. Teeny Sweeney and the Mustache Cash is the first chapter book in the brand new Teeny Sweeney series and will be released March 2018. Visit her website and subscribe to her newsletter or follow her updates on Facebook or Twitter.
Jason C. Joyner
Jason C. Joyner lives in Idaho, where he works as a physicians assistant. Married to his wife of 19 years and father to three boys and a girl, Jason is a fan of all things Star Wars and bacon. His debut young adult novel, Launch, will be released July 2018 and is the first title in a suspenseful superhero trilogy you won’t be able to put down. You can learn more about Jason by visiting www.jasoncjoyner.com or on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Jean Petersen, originally from Texas, lives on a farm in Red Lodge, Montana, with her husband and four children. She is the author of two books, one non-fiction children’s book and a cookbook. She’s surrounded by a menagerie of critters, including three dogs, four cats, two horse, a bottle calf, a lamb and a dozen plus chickens, and when she’snot writing, she enjoys hiking, camping, baking, and crafting. Her first children’s picture book, Kind Soup, is tentatively schedule for release Fall 2018. Find out more about Jean by visiting www.jeanpetersen.com or following her on Facebook or Twitter.
Jean Matthew Hall
Jean Matthew Hall has spent most of her life singing songs, reading books, playing games, cutting, coloring and gluing with children of all ages. And, she loves it! Creating encouraging board books and picture books is her idea of fun, but her favorite times are spent with her eight grandchildren. Her series of picture books celebrating God’s seasons are tentatively scheduled for 2019 and will delight young readers with their colors and wordplay. Find out more about Jean by visiting her at www.jeanmatthewhall.com and Facebook or Twitter.
Janet L. Christensen
Janet L. Christensen is an encourager with a love for writing entertaining books with an underlying message of hope and love. She is married to her high school sweetheart and is Mom to two young gentlemen. Her debut picture book will be available Christmas 2018. You can learn more about Janet by visiting her website or joining her on Twitter and Facebook.