Patti splits her time between Amado, Arizona, and Sandy Island in Ontario, Canada. She has been married for over 30 years and has three grown sons to whom she credits her inspiration along with her love of her Savior Jesus and the desire to share the free gift of Salvation. Early in her career, when asked to list her priorities, Patti quickly stated, "God, Family, Career." With that philosophy as her guiding principle, Patti has successfully balanced her family life and career as a corporate Director. Having worked more than 16 years in Mexico, she often describes herself as a true NAFTA woman. Patti loves volunteering with elementary school children and spending time with her six grandchildren.
Jennifer MackInday is an award winning author with over twenty years of experience in marketing and advertising. She began writing non-fiction in 2008 for safety, home and garden periodicals. She received the Hugh O'Brien Leadership award, the Indiana Governor's Award of Excellence, and is a two-time recipient of the President's Volunteer Service Award. In 2015, Jennifer was honored with both the Girls Inc. Smart, Strong and Bold Award and The Herald-Times Everyday Hero Award. She is proud to be a fellow with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation and spokesperson for Wounded Warrior Project. Jennifer is currently writing a novel set during WWII exploring the interaction between rural Americans and German POWs, and is developing a screenplay set in a modern-day Veterans' hospital. A native Hoosier, Jennifer splits her time between NYC and Southern Indiana where she enjoys hiding out in her garden, and occasionally casting her line into the nearby fishing hole. She is a caregiver for her brother James, a post-9/11 disabled veteran and Purple Heart recipient. She is also the proud mother of a United States Marine.
Dorris E. Smith was born and raised in rural Indiana. She worked as a nanny before marrying husband Charles during WWII. After thirty years of farming with her husband, Dorris began writing about rural Christian life. She enjoyed teaching bible study groups, especially for children, and mastered American sign language so that she could interpret church services for the deaf. A talented quilter and artist, Dorris was always excited to learn new techniques. She passed away in 2007. Purchase an eBook collection of her Christian poetry for only $2.99. click here