Meet Our Authors


Shelly Roark

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

Bonnie Clark

Bonnie Clark, a homeschooling mom, loves a good story that makes her laugh or cry, but most importantly, makes her think. A 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 her work, visit her online on her website or on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Amberly Kristen Clowe

Amberly Kristen Clowe, author of three children’s fiction books, writes from her home in Kingwood, Texas. An avid cycler and veteran elementary school, Amberly spends her days with her husband and two children while creating stories that share faith and fun with young readers. Visit her website.

Jenni DeWitt

Jenni DeWitt, a hot and cold coffee drinker, loves writing from her front porch in Nebraska, where she resides with her husband, two boys, and pets Maya and Bella. She has always wanted to be a writer, winning her first writing contest in fifth grade, and has published two non-fiction titles, Forty Days: A Memoir of Our Time in the Desert of Childhood Cancer and Why Won’t God Talk to Me? Surprising Ways He Already Is. Her young adult novel will debut Fall 2018. You can learn more about her by visiting her website or joining her on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

Jason C Joyner

Jason C. Joyner is from Blackfoot, Idaho, and has worked as a physician assistant for a family practitioner, pediatrics, urgent care, and currently for a national research laboratory.  Fully committed to bacon, Jason plays games and sports when not writing in 20 minute increments to stay focused. His first trilogy will begin with his first book, tentatively titled, Launch in Spring 2018. Find out more about Jason and his love of all things Star Wars by visiting www.jasoncjoyner.com as well as following him on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram.

Jean Peterson

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.