Meet Our Writers

Current Contributing Writers Bios

Our Writers are active members of InScribe Christian Writers' FeIlowship. They are a mixed group from published authors to individuals who are just beginning their writing journey. Some write full-time, some part-time. Their genres include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and most sub-genres, including mysteries, romance and journalism, and instructional writing.

Note: Views shared in posts on this blog are those of the individual contributors, and are not necessarily those of InScribe Christian Writers' Fellowship. Each writer gives personal affirmation to the Apostle's Creed.

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Alan Anderson - Alan is a husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He was born in Dundee, Scotland but has lived in British Columbia most of his life. he ministered as a bi-vocational pastor for a number of years and is currently employed as a Spiritual Care professional in a couple of long-term care facilities. Such work/ministry has allowed him to come alongside many people over the years and listen to their grief stories. Especially in adversities, we are each other's teachers and companions. God shows up in amazing of often surprising ways even in the presence of complex of healthcare needs.

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Bruce Atchison is a legally-blind freelance writer and the author of two memoirs, plus a third one to be published soon. Beginning in 1996, he has written a variety of articles for magazines, newsletters, and underground "zines." He also posts excerpts of his books on his two blogs.

Atchison lives in a tiny Alberta hamlet with his two house rabbits.

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Tandy Balson is a wife, mother and grandmother who lives in Southern Alberta.  Her first book, Inspirations From The Everyday was released in March of 2014.  She is currently working on her second book.  

Tandy feels her purpose in life is to encourage others by gently pointing out the ways that God shows us his love.  She is constantly amazed at how God uses the everyday things of life to give her inspiration to share.




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Susan Barclay, an avid reader, has credentials in library science and writing for children. She has published short stories as well as personal experience pieces. She has written several as-yet-unpublished children’s picture books and has an adult novel in progress.

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Lynn Dove is the award-winning author, of the YA Wounded Trilogy”- a contemporary Christian fiction series with coming-of-age themes.  A wife, mom, grandmother, and free-lance writer with articles published in several magazines and anthologies including Chicken Soup for the Soul books, her blog, “Journey Thoughts is a Canadian Christian Writing Award winner.  Readers may connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and at lynndove.com  





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Sharon E. Espeseth. Wife, Mom, and Nana, Sharon was a teacher in her former life and is now a freelance writer. Sharon has over 100 pieces published in Christian and secular magazines, newspapers, and anthologies. In the near future, she plans to pull together two book projects that are in the works.

Sharon credits her faith, family, and friends, including writing buddies in Women Word Weavers and InScribe Christian Writers Fellowship, for encouragement and inspiration.

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Jocelyn Faire.  A child of God, a mother, a grand-mother, a world traveler wannabe, and former operating room nurse; she is a seeker of beauty. Into each life a little rain must fall, but the downpour of losing two of her three children in a car accident was an event survived by God's grace alone.  Through a journey of intense tragedy emerges a woman being rebuilt by her Creator who has led her to see the flowers that bloom in the desert.

Her book on grief Who is Talking out of My Head? Grief as an Out of Body Experience was published by DW Friesen in 2013 and is available in Manitoba bookstores; online at Amazon, or Friesenpress.com.

Jocelyn blogs about finding hope in the hard places on her blog Who Is Talking. She is currently enrolled in University of Calgary's Creative Writing program.

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Gloria Guest has worked and written for various newspapers in the past as Reporter/Columnist and Photographer. She loved meeting so many interesting people, including artists and musicians, from the local, provincial and national arena.
She is currently concentrating on her personal writing from her very own 'little house on the prairie' in the hamlet of Caron, Sk, where she lives with husband Reg and two cats Bagheera & Simba (who keep her company while Reg is on the road driving semi, but who also distract her from writing by rolling on the keyboard). Her work in progress is a memoir entitled, Dandelions from Heaven, a story about hope and healing. She aspires to see her work published, but no matter what the future holds, she considers her greatest accomplishment in life to be raising her two sons, one who is now a Rancher/Semi Driver and the other serving in the Canadian Military.
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Carol Harrison - As a speaker, published author and storyteller, Carol Harrison is passionate about mentoring people of all ages and abilities to help them find their voice and reach their fullest potential.  She shares from her heart telling stories from real life experiences and God's Word to encourage people and help them find a glimmer of hope no matter what the circumstances She believes we need to continuously grow in our walk with God and lives out her storytelling passion by speaking at women's events and retreats, Bible Camps as well as cshool assemblies and church events. She also teaches communication workshops to Canadian newcomers. Carol is a wife, mother of four adult children and grandmother to a dozen. She makes her home in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
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Bob Jones - Robert (Bob) W. Jones is a recovering perfectionist, who collects Coca-Cola memorabilia and drinks Iced Tea. His office walls are adorned with his sons’ framed football jerseys, and his library shelves, with soul food. He writes to inspire people to be real, grow an authentic faith in Jesus, enjoy healthy relationships and discover their life purpose.

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Tracy Krauss is a high school teacher by profession, and a prolific author, artist, playwright and director by choice. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Saskatchewan and has gone on to teach Art, Drama and English – all the things she is passionate about. After raising four children, she and her husband now reside in beautiful Tumbler Ridge, BC, where she continues to pursue all of her creative interests.

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Marcia Laycock

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Wendy Macdonald is an inspirational blogger and podcaster who loves to photograph nature on Vancouver Island. Besides writing and gardening, Wendy also enjoys hiking with her husband. She homeschooled their three children and believes years of reading classics aloud developed her love of storytelling. She hopes you’ll visit her “Daily Bread” style Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Her byline is: “My faith is not shallow because I’ve been rescued from the deep.” Her main website is wendylmacdonald.com where she enjoys interacting with readers.

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Eunice Matchett- "I am a writer. Words are my tools, and the world is my workshop. Without mercy, I manipulate my reader’s emotions until I have them believing what they formerly thought impossible."



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Nina Faye Morey is a Saskatoon writer, poet, artist, and editor. Her work has been published in Christian, secular, and literary journals. She won two FellowScript Writing Contests, third place in the Fiction and Nonfiction Categories of InScribe’s Fall Contest, and the Barnabas Fellowship in 2015. She also contributed to the 2015 ICWF anthology, 7 Essential Habits of Christian Writers. Nina’s an ICWF Executive member and editor-in-chief for FellowScript. As well, she’s a member of the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild and Saskatoon’s Innovative Toastmasters Club.


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Steph Beth Nickel is the co-author of former Paralympian Deborah L. Willows’ memoir, Living Beyond My Circumstances. For Steph, life is all about relationships. A dear friend once said her tagline should read “riding shotgun” because, in her many eclectic interests, she seeks to come alongside others and encourage them.

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Marnie Pohlmann lives in northern British Columbia on the bank of the mighty Peace River, in the beautiful town of Taylor.  She works as administrative support to our Canadian heroes in red serge, and joins her husband in pastoring Peace Community Church. From the time she discovered letters make words, Marnie has been a writer. She often wrote as a volunteer with non-profits and as part of her work life, but would also occasionally publish a poem or enter a writing contest. She presently leads the Inscribe Writing Group of Peace Region Christian Writers. Marnie knows it is time to start sharing what she writes, so is grateful to be a contributor to the Inscribe Writers blog.

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Karma Pratt
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Kimberly Dawn Rempel helps authors and entrepreneurs build their audience and their faith through 1:1 coaching, editing, and book marketing.  We are all created with a purpose, one of which is to shout and tell what the Lord has done. She cares deeply about helping others discover and distribute their important message, tell their valuable story, and to tell, to speak, to shout, to bear witness to what the Lord has done so others may taste and see that He is good!
 Aside from offering her inspiring and thought-provoking prose at www.KimberlyDawnRempel.com, she also offers several free and paid resources including her free guide, 14 Ways to Leverage Your Book  and the chance to join her Facebook Group, Marketing-Savvy Authorpreneurs HERE.

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Sandi Somers is a former teacher and Instructor of English as a Second Language. She has lived in Colombia, South America, and has traveled widely. She now lives in Calgary, Alberta.

Her current passion is writing about faith, prayer and the writing life. Sandi also enjoys reading, quilting, gardening, walking, cross-country skiing in winter and connecting with friends and her extended family. She belongs to the InScribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship and The Word Guild.



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Vickie Stam's desire to put words down on paper began more than two decades ago when sheopened my first journal and penned what lay inside my heart. Journaling remains an integral part of her life. The Mb Herald published her testimony in their August 2012 Edition. She hopes to one day publish a short story. More recently Vickie has had the pleasure of taking part in a number of writing classes at Redeemer University.


In between raising pigs with her husband on a farm just outside of Jarvis, Ontario Vickie embraces the strong desire that God has given to her….. the desire to write.
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Ruth L. Snyder and her husband, Kendall, live in scenic northeastern Alberta with their five young children. She is the President of InScribe Christian Writers' Fellowship.

Ruth enjoys writing about parenting children with special needs, education issues, and the joys and challenges of writing. She won the God Uses Ink competition in 2008, has had articles published in 'Testimony', Chicken Soup for the Soul, 'FellowScript', and 'Maranatha News'. Ruth is currently working on her first historical fiction novel.

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Shirley S Tye is a published writer, speaker and storyteller. Her articles, short stories, humour and devotionals have been published in periodicals, anthologies and websites. She has been a guest speaker as “Aunt Shirley” at retirement and nursing homes, ladies’ retreats, women’s ministries, seniors’ ministries, mentally challenged adult groups, children’s ministries and churches in Ontario and Mexico.

Aunt Shirley Story Ministry | Giggling Quill | Pathway Scribe

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Blog Contact: Tracy Krauss, Blog Administrator at VP@inscribe.org