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FREE New England Christian Authors Round Table

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Perryville Bible Church

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South Kingstown, RI 02879

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New England Christian Authors Round Table

Saturday, June 24, 2017 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Avid readers and writers! You're invited to join nine authors as they discuss their books, writing processes, and publishing journeys.

  • Guests will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

  • The authors' books will be available for purchase, and they will be pleased to sign your copy.

  • Light refreshments will be served.

  • It's FREE, but please register online so we know how many to prepare for and welcome.

Thank you!

Questions? Contact: 603-689-8945 (Clarice James)

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FORSHIA ROSS (Glendale, RI) NON-FICTION

About Forshia: Forshia is licensed and ordained minister. She is the founder and director of Treasures from the Heart Ministry and has been speaking at churches, conferences, and retreats since 1990. Because God graciously healed Forshia from destructive patterns in her life, she gives hope to the brokenhearted and motivates the struggling heart to soar. Winner of two Rhode Island PEG Awards for best TV program, Forshia also has a radio program. She wrote No Secondhand Rose about her journey to wholeness.

Forshia’s Featured Work: The Wilderness Shall Blossom Like the Rose: Cultivating a Prosperous Body, Mind, and Spirit, Tate Publishing (Non-fiction, Health and Recovery) – Follow Forshia in her experiences of God’s faithfulness and newfound health, joy, and purpose as her past is used by God to help others find grace so The Wilderness Shall Blossom Like the Rose in your life.

LORI STANLEY ROELEVELD (Hope Valley, RI) NON-FICTION & FICTION

About Lori: Lori is a disturber of hobbits who enjoys making comfortable Christians late for dinner. She’s authored a disturbing blog since 2009—a pursuit that eventually resulted in her first book, Running from a Crazy Man (and other adventures traveling with Jesus). Her novella, Red Pen Redemption, will be a classic someday. You’ll find Lori at her website or on her front porch writing. If not, know this married mother of two homeschooled adults is off somewhere slaying dragons.

Lori’s Featured Work: Jesus and the Beanstalk: Overcoming Your Giants and Living a Fruitful Life, Abington Press (Non-fiction, Christian Living) – In this creative, refreshing perspective on spiritual growth, the reader will discover an unyielding strength when they tap the power of a God who is stronger than any beanstalk and bigger than your biggest giants. Jesus and the Beanstalk has received critical acclaim.

TOBY QUIRK (Nahant, MA) NON-FICTION

About Toby: Toby is a 1970 graduate of West Point. After receiving his commission in the Infantry, he married his wife Linda and began life as an Army officer. In 1993, he retired and entered pastoral ministry with the Assemblies of God. Toby is also a professional Life Coach and Seminar Speaker. Letters from a Country Pastor is his first book.

Toby’s Featured Work: A Squirrel in a Bottle, Abba Father Media, Inc. (Non-fiction, Memoir) – Short, colorful episodes of a pastor in a small, rural town, created to give readers thoughtful moments of meditation.

JEREMIAH PETERS (Sandown, NH) FICTION

About Jeremiah: Jeremiah has been a pastor with the Primitive Methodist Church of the USA since 1979. He serves in the New Hope Church in Methuen, MA. Over the years, he's been a guest speaker at many youth retreats and rallies. He’s known for his skillful storytelling and has previously appeared in local theater productions. He and his wife, Jodie, raised six children and now enjoy their ten grandchildren.

Jeremiah’s Featured Work: A Message to Deliver, HopeSprings Books (General Fiction) – A woman, sent to deliver a message from God, confronts the secrets buried in her own past. Does she have what it takes to deliver this message? Is God’s love and forgiveness enough to cover her sins?

JAMES W. MENZIES (Perryville, RI) NON-FICTION

About James: Jim has been a pastor for close to thirty years, serving for the past twenty-eight years in his home church, Perryville Bible, in Rhode Island. He received his BA (Bible) and MA (Old Testament) from Columbia International University (SC) and his PhD (Humanities) from Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island. He resides in Perryville with his wife and daughter.

James’ Featured Work: True Myth: C. S. Lewis and Joseph Campbell on the Veracity of Christianity, Pickwick Publications (Religion & Theology) – Each generation asks in its own way, "What does it mean to be human?" In True Myth, James Menzies addresses this question by exploring myth and religion in the thinking of mythologist Joseph Campbell and Oxford don C. S. Lewis.

KATY LEE (North Central CT) FICTION

About Katy: Katy is the author of eight published edge-of-the-seat suspense and mystery novels. A native New Englander, Katy enjoys traveling the side-roads and exploring the locals’ hideaways. A homeschooling mom of three competitive swimmers, Katy often writes from the stands while cheering them on. Her book, Grave Danger, received a 2014 RITA® and a Daphne du Maurier award nomination. Her book Blindside is a finalist for a 2017 Selah Award.

Katy’s Featured Work: High Speed Holiday: Roads to Danger Series, Love Inspired (Romantic Suspense) – After Ian Stone discovers he was kidnapped when he was a baby, he journeys to his “family’s” hometown—and is shot shortly after he arrives. A stubborn woman is determined to protect him until she uncovers the truth. They’ll have to work together to stay ahead of the danger if they want to live to see him reunited with his family at Christmas.

CLARICE G. JAMES (Hudson, NH) FICTION

About Clarice: After years of writing and editing for business and ministry, Clarice now enjoys writing smart, fun, relatable contemporary fiction. Double Header was her debut novel. Party of One, the stand-alone prequel to Double Header was released in May 2017. Clarice and her husband, David, both enjoy the writing process. Together, they have five children and ten grandchildren.

Clarice’s Featured Work: Party of One, Elk Lake Publishing (Contemporary Women’s Fiction) – Tired of dining alone, widow Annie McGee risks her privacy to found Party of One, a weekly communal table for single diners. She has no intention of getting involved with her tablemates outside this venue. As Annie bonds with this eclectic mix of characters, she’s forced to address her fears, doubt her self-assurance, and question her rickety beliefs.

JOHN F. HARRISON (Boston, MA) FICTION & NONFICTION

About John: John F. Harrison has been a minister, a musician, a business owner, and an author. He’s still happily involved in three out of four of those pursuits. John’s first book, Making Mammon Serve You, was nonfiction, and established his penchant for taking on controversial subjects. The next several books in the pipeline are fiction, where John chronicles the tribulations and triumphs of deeply flawed people, because he knows no other kind. He lives in the Boston area.

John’s Featured Work: Fighting Back, Pressing Way Books (Suspense) –When Eddie Caruthers comes to the aid of a friend, his good deed backfires. Friends and family condemn his actions, and the man he confronted is bent on revenge. Innocent people become collateral damage in an undeclared war. With a shrinking list of allies, Eddie must rescue the unexpected victims he finds in his quest for justice.

ANITA K. GREENE (RI) FICTION

About Anita: Anita, an avid reader, spent her teen years filling notebooks with what is today considered fan fiction. As an adult, she took an on-going short story workshop. After writing dozens of short stories, she took the plunge and wrote her first novel. Anita also enjoys needlework, handicraft projects, and making cards. Actively involved in her church, she leads the Parish Visitation Ministry, serves on the Prayer Team, and is a lay assistant during worship service.

Anita’s Featured Work: Out of the Wilderness: Seamount Series Book 1, Cedar Lake Studio (Fiction, Inspirational Contemporary Romance) – Former Navy SEAL Gray Kerr comes to the rescue of a plus size mom and her three little girls lost in the wilds of Maine. Surviving in the wilderness is a piece of cake compared to navigating a world brimming with chatter and hair ribbons.

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