Featured Author: S.D. Smith


S.D. Smith is a vanguard of beauty in modern children's fantasy. This West Virginian author writes new books with old souls. His stories of courage, valor, family, friendship, and honor reveal someone who truly loves children and battles alongside parents for the right development of their moral imaginations. It is a pleasure to support him and his writings. Together we "Bear the flame!"
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Previously Featured Authors


November 2018
Richard Halliburton
Most men live quiet lives and leave no record while others live a life of fantastical exploits one would expect to only read about in a fictitious story. Luckily for us, Richard Halliburton lived the latter and recorded some of his extraordinary adventures and experiences in a series of books. Read More

October 2018
Jennifer Trafton
Jennifer Trafton has the ability to write for the whole family and attack the big issues of loss, separation, and not feeling good enough with humor and grace. Her two books (so far!) make excellent read alouds and her art is a cheerful addition to any home. Read More

September 2018
Ralph Moody
Ralph Moody's life was marked by the hard work necessary to both survive and provide. As the primary breadwinner for his mother and siblings after his father's untimely passing, and then for the family he and his wife created together, he didn't have the opportunity to pursue a writing career until he was fifty. He quickly made up for lost time! Read More

August 2018
Elizabeth George Speare
"Garnering prizes and critical acclaim from the outset, Speare's work represents some of the finest historical fiction written for children and young adults. Her novels are particularly noted for the depth of their characters, authentic New England settings, intriguing plots, and accurate historical details." Read More

July 2018
Opal Wheeler
Opal Wheeler grew up with an affinity and love for music. As a child, she would play the piano by ear and wrote her own compositions. Later, she began to write biographies of composers for children. Read More

June 2018
Kate Seredy
Kate Seredy (Pronounced SHAIR a dee) wrote beautiful, heartwarming stories that leave the reader with a deep sense of hope. Her illustrations are simply stunning and add depth and vitality to her story-telling. Read More

May 2018
Douglas Kaine McKelvey
Douglas McKelvey is a modern day David—minus the affairs and murdering parts. He is a poet and songwriter whose words soak into your soul and make you cry—good, healing, it will be well with my soul type of crying. Read More

April 2018
Iris Noble
Writing and traveling fascinated Iris Noble. “In what other profession,” she says, “could I carry my office with me? Typewriter in hand, suitcase stuffed with reams of paper, I can be off to work and yet at the same time visit all the exciting places in the world.” Read More

March 2018
Andrew Peterson
“The common thread in all this,” he says, “is my love for Christ and his Kingdom, my belief in the power of story and art, and my need for family and community. If I had to boil it all down, I'd say this: I want to use my gifts to tell the truth, and to tell it as beautifully as I can.” Read More
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