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. Alan recently retired from his employment as a Spiritual Care professional with the Fraser Health Authority. 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 and often surprising ways even in the presence of complex  healthcare needs.

Alan is also the BC representative for InScribe.

Blog: Scarred Joy / Facebook page

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

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Joylene M. Bailey grew up on the Canadian prairies where rolling hills, just-mowed hay and the meadowlark’s trill make her heart sing. She will always be a prairie girl at heart. Joy writes because. What began as making up childhood stories to put herself to sleep at night, became creating stories and songs for her three daughters. This entertainment morphed into writing articles and stories for children’s publications. Since then she has written short stories, poetry, songs, devotionals, and is working on a novel. Joy hosts a merry and productive writers group in Edmonton, Alberta where she lives with her husband and daughter number three. She shares her joy-infused view of the world at www.scrapsofjoy.com.


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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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Denise FordDenise grew up in a little town in Pennsylvania, at a time when wandering by yourself from dewy morning to firefly evening wasn’t a risk, but a reality.  The only one in her Girl Scout troop to earn the Writer’s Badge, she began a lifetime journey seeking to use words to inspire others.  Married to an Albertan, she now lives near Calgary, Alberta where wandering with her dog Dusty from Prairie sunrise to Rocky Mountain sunset promises new beginnings each and everyday, inspiring her personal blog - www.WalkingWithDustyAndDee.com.  
She’s known as the Mom who loves to bake cookies and muffins, but please, just call her   … Nana Dee

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Katie Gerke was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1989 and ever since, significant work continues to be done in and through her regardless of the loss of ability from the neck down. Her inability to use both arms has blessed her with the ability to creatively express herself orally through painting and writing. Katie's website is oralart.ca




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Lorilee Guenter grew up in various communities in Saskatchewan. Now she lives in Saskatoon with her husband and two adult daughters. She and her husband enjoy hiking and travelling, him with a camera in hand and her with her notebook and sketchbook. Her writing stems from the many questions she finds herself pondering and from the things she observes on her wanderings. One such question is how did events she lived through become part of history classes.




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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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Sharon Heagy Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sharon followed the love of her life to the small town of Rockglen, Saskatchewan to experience faith, fun and farming. Her roles as wife, mother, grandmother, woman of faith and writer keep her heart and hands full. 
She has been published in a variety of genres in a number of weekly papers and agricultural monthlies. Her greatest desire is to bring joy and hope to people through her writing and in daily life.


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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.

FB page / Blogsite / Twitter




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Tracy Krauss is a former 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.

Website / BlogFacebook / Twitter  / Amazon


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Marcia Laycock is a long time member of inScribe, including a form er president. She writes fiction, devotionals, and much more! Visit her website:


https://marcialeelaycock.com/bio/



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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.

WebsiteFacebook / TwitterInstagramPodcast

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Nina Faye Morey is a Saskatchewan writer, editor, speaker, and blogger. She has a B.A. (Sociology) and B.Ed. (English) from the University of Saskatchewan. She has published fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art in a variety of journals. She’s also contributed to two ICWF anthologies: 7 Essential Habits of Christian Writers (2015) and Christmas: Stories and More (2017). In 2015, she received writing awards and the Barnabas Fellowship Award from InScribe. Nina has been the columns editor and editor-in-chief of FellowScript and is looking forward to serving as the managing editor for InScribe’s upcoming anthology. She’s found working with fellow writers through InScribe immensely gratifying. In addition to ICWF, she is a member of the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild and Saskatoon’s Innovative Toastmasters Club. Besides her creative pursuits, Nina enjoys reading, walking, travelling, and spending time with family—especially her three grandchildren. She also posts regularly on her personal blog at https://writerinkwell.weebly.com/
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Pamela Mytroen - Pam is usually found in the kitchen which is probably just an excuse to get out of writing and spend her time baking pies, brownies, and turkey meals instead, for her friends, family, and English students. When she does write, it's human interest, interviews, and editorials for newspaper, and magazines. She's also had several short stories published and just entered the serialized fiction world for newspaper, which she plans to continue in 2020. She's discovered that spending time with her husband of 35 years as well as their four children and three grandchildren are also a good way to avoid writing. 

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Steph Beth Nickel is the coauthor of Paralympian Deb Willows' award-winning memoir, Living Beyond My Circumstances. Deb and Steph are currently working on a second book, Keep Looking Up. Steph is also developing her "Nurture and Inspire" brand and plans to publish at least one book in the series in 2020. She is working on her first novel, Becca's Choice. Steph is a regular contributor to HopeStreamRadio and monthly guest posts on Janet Sketchley's blog, Tenacity and writes for the InScribe professional blogYou can contact Steph at stephbethnickel@gmail.com, on Facebook at stephbethnickel, and on Instagram at steph_beth_nickel.


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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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Valerie Ronald is a transplanted British Columbian, now living in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. She is a graduate of Vancouver’s Langara College journalism program, and has worked as a newspaper reporter, freelance writer, public speaker and bookstore employee.
An avid reader and writer since childhood, Valerie sees the world around her as many stories waiting to be written. As a young adult she came to know the Author of Life, Jesus Christ, and believes her calling is to encourage others in their spiritual walk through the written word.
Valerie finds being a member of the Manitoba Christian Writers Association has honed her writing skills and confidence. Several of her short stories and articles have been published through the group. She writes devotionals for her home church bulletins and her online blog. Her current book project chronicles how God’s faithfulness saw her through the dark valleys of divorce and cancer.
Along with her husband, Valerie enjoys spending time with their blended family and six grandchildren, scattered across western Canada. She is a nature photographer, water colourist, cat lover and professed Scrabble addict.  Website


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Lynn J. Simpson understands the need for creating spaces and tools for rest, renewal, and transformation. She writes stories to inspire hope and rarely is without camera in hand to capture breathing spaces to share. She also blogs at lynnjsimpson.com and you can see more of her photography at inspiringhopeinyou.com







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Ruth L. Snyder lives in scenic northeastern Alberta. She was the President of InScribe Christian Writers' Fellowship for several years and now focuses on other aspects of her writing.

Ruth has several books in print, including the recently released book on spiritual warfare entitled EQUIPPED: EPHESIANS 6 DEVOTIONALS. She won the God Uses Ink competition in 2008, has had articles published in 'Testimony', Chicken Soup for the Soul, 'FellowScript', and 'Maranatha News'.

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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 she opened 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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Sheila Webster has been writing since before she could talk. Her first award was several decades ago for a fiction story. Since then she has published and won awards across several genres, poetry, non-fiction, historical, and fiction. She is a long time Inscribe member, and loves helping other writers develop their style and achieve their works.





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