Kat Albrecht is a police detective-turned-pet detective and founder of Missing Pet Partnership, a national nonprofit organization. In 2005, Kat launched the first-ever pet detective academy to train pet detectives from around the world. Kat is a professional speaker who uses her unique story to inspire teens and women to seek God’s presence. The author of two books, The Lost Pet Chronicles, and Dog Detectives: Train Your Dog to Find Lost Pets, she is currently crafting a YA mystery with the help of Sarah Moser, her critique partner.
Dennis Brooke is a pre-published novelist who has written for Focus on the Family, Combat Crew, and Toastmaster magazines. He currently serves as President of the Northwest Christian Writers Association.
Carole Estby Dagg is a retired librarian writing in Everett and in a converted woodshed on San Juan Island. Her book based on her great-aunt’s 4,000-mile walk earned a starred review in Publishers Weekly. Visit her at www.CaroleEstbyDagg.com.
Ocieanna Fleiss co-wrote two historical novels, Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana, and Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington. A freelance editor for more than 10 years, she also enjoys giving light-hearted advice to fiction writers in the Northwest Christian Author.
Michelle Hollomon, MA, LMHC, is the host of Relationship Coach Radio on the Alive in Christ Radio Network, and author of God Unwrapped. She is a licensed counselor in Redmond, Washington, a wife to one dashing man and mother to two sassy daughters.
Sarah Gunning Moser writes nonfiction articles, personal essays, and maintains a blog on the English language and teaching. Her current WIP include a cozy mystery set in Seattle and a high school English curriculum. An Endorsed Trainer for the internationally-known Spell to Write and Read program, Sarah specializes in reading instruction and remediation for grades K-12. Sarah trains adults to teach English in the historic, scientific way originally taught in the United States, and is a professional speaker and seminar leader whose dream is to see America’s former literacy level restored.
Gigi Devine Murfitt writes and speaks about God's work in her life. She is the author of Caregiver's Devotions to Go (2010) and co-author of My Message is C.L.E.A.R. (2012). She is a member of the Northwest Christian Writer's Association Speaker's Connection.
Melissa K. Norris has spoken for Concrete Assembly of God Ladies Night and the Upper Skagit Women’s Retreat. She writes a monthly column, Pioneering Today, for the Concrete Herald. Publication credits: Concrete Herald, Northwest Christian Writers’ Association; Newsletter Agency: Wordserve Literary. Affiliations: ACFW, NCWA.
Hannah Faith Notess is managing editor of Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine and editor of Jesus Girls: True Tales of Growing Up Female and Evangelical, a collection of personal essays. Her poems have appeared in The Christian Century, Image, and Slate, among other journals.
James L. Rubart is the best-selling, award winning author of ROOMS, BOOK OF DAYS, THE CHAIR, and SOUL’S GATE. He’s married with two sons, and still thinks he’s young enough to water ski like a madman. www.james.rubart.com
Diana Savage ,a full-time writer/editor, has been published since 1972, when, she would like you to believe, she was still in grade school. Her byline has appeared in nearly 100 Christian and general-market periodicals as well as several books, two of which are Chicken Soup titles. Her latest book, 52 Heart-lifters for Difficult Times, will be released by Harvest House in January 2014.
Laura A. Smith, NCWA’s own Speakers’ Connection Coordinator, is an accomplished speaker and graduate of the Butterworth Communicators Institute. She is experienced as a corporate presenter as well as a sought-after faith-based retreat speaker. Laura is the author of Questions from a Single Heart.
Janalyn Voigt has spoken for the Full Gospel Businessmen's Association and Salvation Army. Tales of Faeraven, Janalyn’s fantasy series, will release with Harbourlight Books. Publication credits: Focus on the Family, Scripture Press, Pentecostal Evangel; Agency: Wordserve Literary; Affiliations: ACFW, NCWA.
Diane Wright is a journalist with 35 years of experience in covering local communities, including as a staff reporter for the Bellevue Journal-American, the Everett Herald newspaper, and the Seattle Times. She specialized in arts reporting, which at the Herald included the book beat, where she saw the rise of the self-published and print-on-demand phenomenon first-hand.