Tea Party Winners: Carla Gade's winner is Becky Dempsey, Andrea Boeshaar's winner Caryl Kane, Gina Welborn's winner Jasmine A., Carrie Fancett Pagels' winners book copy -- Lynda Edwards, teacup and saucer -- Wendy Shoults


Carrie Fancett Pagels - Founder of Colonial American Christian Writers. Award-winning author of fifteen Christian historical romances and a Maggie Award, Selah Award, and Holt Medallion finalist. Her latest novel My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island: Maude's Mooring received a Romantic Times Top Pick (Barbour, July 2017) and her colonial-era novel, Saving the Marquise's Granddaughter (White Rose,  June, 2016) received an RT starred review. Carrie loves living in the Historic Triangle of Virginia, where she is surrounded by history!

Carla Olson Gade - Designer of Colonial Quills's website. She is the author of ten books including two colonials: Pattern for Romance, set in pre-Revolutionary Boston and a mid-18th century Connecticut novella, "Carving a Future, in Colonial Courtships and The American Dream Romance Collection. "Proving Up" in the Homestead Brides Collection (1875) and "Season of Love" in Mistletoe Memories (1818) are bestsellers.

Cynthia Howerter - Award-winning author Cynthia Howerter loves all things historical. An avid history buff, she frequently visits historic sites to better understand the events that transpired there. Her favorite time period is the colonial era and as the descendant of several Revolutionary War soldiers, history flows through her veins. Cynthia loves using her writing, teaching, research, speaking, and genealogical skills to introduce people to the beginnings of our country. Visit Cynthia's website: www.cynthiahowerter.com 

Elaine Marie Cooper - Award winning author Elaine Marie Cooper grew up in Massachusetts and loves writing novels about the history of the American Revolution. She has one YA historical fiction ("Fields of the Fatherless") but most of her work is for an older audience. "Road to Deer Run" re-releases with new edits and new cover on Dec. 10, 2015. In 2016, "Promise of Deer Run" and "Legacy of Deer Run" will release in June and December, respectively. A brand new release, "Saratoga Letters," releases Oct. 4, 2016.

Janet Grunst - Author Janet Grunst will have the first story of her Revolutionary War trilogy released in Dec of 2016. She is currently editing the second story in the trilogy, all set in Virginia. She is represented by Linda Glaz at Hartline Literary Agency. Janet is the co-chairman of the northern branch of the Tidewater Christian Fiction Writers Group.


Roseanna White - Author of Jewel of Persia and Stray Drop of Blood, her novel Love Finds You in Annapolis, Maryland was released in May 2011. Roseanna owns Whitefire Publishing. She is represented by Karen Ball of the Steve Laube Agency.


Susan Ford Craft - Author of The Chamomile, a Revolutionary War romantic suspense released in Nov. 2011, which won the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Okra Pick. Two sequels to The Chamomile entitled Laurel and Cassia, will be released in January 2015 and later in the year, respectively, by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. I am represented by Linda S. Glaz, Hartline Literary Agency.

Shannon McNear - Author of Defending Truth in A Pioneer Christmas Collection (Barbour, 2013 & 2015), a 2014 RITA award nominee, and The Highwayman in The Most Eligible Bachelor Collection (Barbour, 2015). In addition to writing for Colonial Quills, she does the Sunday devotioals at The Borrowed Book. She can also be found at www.shannonmcnear.com.

J. M. Hochstetler is a publisher, professional editor, and lifelong student of history. She is the award-winning author of the American Patriot Series, set during the American Revolution; One Holy Night, a contemporary Christmas miracle story; and, with bestselling author Bob Hostetler, the Northkill Amish Series, closely based on the inspiring story of their Hochstetler ancestors during the French and Indian War.

Pegg Thomas is a life-long history geek, it’s no surprise that historical fiction is her genre. Colonial America and the Civil War era are favorite time periods to both read and write. Her favorite type of book centers on a great fiction story surrounded by factual historical events. Pegg is also the Managing Editor for Smitten Historical Romance, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. Learn more at PeggThomas.com and follow her on
Amazon and Goodreads.

Denise Weimer holds a journalism degree with a minor in history from Asbury University. A former magazine writer, she authored romantic novella Redeeming Grace, The Georgia Gold Series (Sautee Shadows, The Gray Divide, The Crimson Bloom, and Bright as Gold) and The Restoration Trilogy (White, Widow and Witch). The back story of Witch and one of Denise's upcoming novellas delve into the Colonial era. Denise is a wife and swim mom of two daughters who always pauses for old houses, coffee and chocolate! http://deniseweimerbooks.webs.com

Gabrielle Meyer lives in central Minnesota on the banks of the Mississippi River with her husband and four children. As an employee of the Minnesota Historical Society, she fell in love with the rich history of her state and enjoys writing fictional stories inspired by real people and events. Gabrielle writes about her passion for history, Minnesota, and her faith.

Angela K Couch is an award-winning author for her short stories, and a semi-finalist in ACFW’s 2015 Genesis Contest for her Revolutionary War novel that will be published by Pelican Book Group. As a passionate believer in Christ, her faith permeates the stories she tells. Her martial arts training, experience with horses, and appreciation for good romance sneak in there, as well. Angela lives in Alberta, Canada with her “hero” and three munchkins.

Andrea Boeshaar is a Christian author of historical & contemporary romances and women's fiction. She's had 29 novels published as well as 8 novellas along with a host of nonfiction. One million copies of her books are in print! Andrea is also a writing coach. 


Reviewer Tina Rice lives in historic Maryland and is an avid reader of Christian fiction. Tina is Beta reader for many Christian fiction authors and is active in social media. She's a mom and grandmother and a former nurse.

Christy Distler writes contemporary and historical fiction. Her first novel won ACFW's 2013 First Impressions contest in the contemporary category, and her WIP, a novel based on her colonial-era Quaker ancestors, won the 2015 First Impressions contest in the historical category. She's also a professional editor, working with both publishing houses and individual authors, and co-author of 5 Editors Tackle the 12 Fatal Flaws of Fiction Writing. Obsession with words aside, she lives in southeastern Pennsylvania with her husband and children, only a few miles from where her family settled in 1709.


Tamera Lynn Kraft has always loved adventures and writes Christian historical fiction set in America because there are so many adventures in American history. She has received 2nd place in the NOCW contest, 3rd place TARA writer’s contest, and was a finalist in the Frasier Writing Contest. Her novellas Resurrection of Hope and A Christmas Promise are available on Amazon and at Barnes and Noble.