Monday, June 9, 2008

About Writer's Rest

Today we'd like to tell you a little bit about Writers' Rest.

Writers' Rest . . . A place to sit a while and share your ups and downs as you navigate the road to publication and beyond.

We're a group of writers just like you on the journey of our lives. Some of us are already published and some are still pressing on toward that goal. Our desire at Writers' Rest is to encourage, inspire and equip you as Godly writers. We're honored you've chosen to stop by our blog and we pray it meets a need for you. We hope you'll stop by often!

We'd love to hear from you. Feel free to post in our comments or send us an email. Suggest topics, share your heart, whatever - we're here for you. If you'd like to email one or all of the authors, feel free to contact us: awritersrest (at) gmail (dot) com.

Meet the Writers' Rest team of contributing authors:

Catherine West, Writers' Rest founder
Converstations with Cathy -
Industry insights and interviews

Catherine West lives with her husband and two teenagers on the beautiful island of Bermuda. She enjoys an active church life, where she is presently involved in Women's Ministry, as well as serving in the community as a volunteer for Bermuda Riding for the Disabled.

She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, and is represented by Rachelle Gardner of Wordserve Literary. Catherine writes Contemporary Romance and Women's Fiction. She hopes not only to entertain her readers, but also to share the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ through her books.

Visit Catherine at her website

Eileen Astels
Writers' Wisdom Wednesdays -
writing advice

Eileen Astels lives in rural Southern Ontario with her amazing husband and three equestrian-crazed daughters and various family pets. She is an early-retired systems analyst who teaches Sunday School to youth at her country church and is actively learning the craft of fiction writing as she pens Contemporary Inspirational Romances and revises like crazy. It is her prayer that the stories God leads her to write will not only entertain but also illuminate His will for us all.

Eileen posts study notes of writing resources, Authors-Helping-Writers Interviews, book reviews, musings and vocabulary enhancement, and giveaways regularly on her writer's blog, A Christian Romance Writer's Journey.

You can learn more about Eileen and her writing journey on her blog and website:

Angie Breidenbach
Sunday Siesta -
resting & refreshment

Angela is an author, speaker, spokesmodel, and mother of a combined family of six from Montana via Las Vegas, Denver, Spain, and Phoenix.

She is president of her toastmaster club, a Stephen Minister, and a die-hard volunteer in youth ministry through her childrens' schools and church. Angela mentors young women, sings as a liturgist/soloist, and is a synchronized swimmer.

The dream in her heart is to make a difference in the world for the Lord by doing what she loves: writing and speaking.

She recently won first place in the Touched By Love (RWA) contest and a second place winner in The Heart of the Rockies Inspirational Writing Contest. She is so excited that she scared her dog and daughter whooping it up! As a member of Romance Writers of America and American Christian Fiction Writers, she loves attending the conferences to meet other writers, learn, and present her work.

Visit Angie at her blog: God Uses Broken Vessels.

Molly Noble Bull
Writers' Wisdom Wednesdays -
writing advice

Molly Noble Bull is married, the mother of three grown sons and a grandmother, and she was born in Kingsville, Texas, home of the famous King Ranch. Her father and maternal grandfather were real Texas cowboys and managed the Santa Rosa, a sixty thousand acre cattle ranch where Molly spent part of her growing up years. If anybody knows about Texas, cowboys and ranches—first hand, it’s Molly. All three of her grown sons are involved in ranching in Texas today.

Molly has published with Zondervan, Love Inspired-Steeple Hill and Tsaba House, and her two Zondervan novels also came out from Guideposts, the Book Division. Tsaba House published Sanctuary, a long historical, in September 2007.

Molly Noble Bull entered three national contests for published author this year, and she won the 2008 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence in the Inspiration category for published authors. She also tied for first place in the 2008 Winter Rose contest for published authors in the inspirational category.

To learn more about Molly, her books and her Christian walk, visit her website:

Tiffany Colter, Writing Career Coach
Tuesdays with Tiffany -
advice for meeting your writing career goals

Tiffany Colter is a freelance writer and writing career coach. She is a 2007 Daphne du Maurier Award winner. She has written for Todayʼs Christian and Charisma Magazine, and is currently a regular writer for the Toledo Business Journal and Afictionado. She received her BA from the University of Toledo in 1998 with a Summa cum Laude distinction.

Tiffany is passionate about not only creating a great story but helping other writers learn how to build a strong writing business.
Her Writing Career Coach Course includes students in the US , Canada , and Australia.

Tiffany has a daily marketing blog for writers:

Carla Gade
Mission Possible Monday -
inspiration and encouragement

Carla Gade lives in rural Maine with her husband, two young adult sons, and two cats. She is the Program Coordinator for an adult literacy program and an adult literacy tutor. Carla is a website developer, graphic designer, and adult education computer instructor. She has been active in ministry for over 25 years leading Bible studies, serving as a small group leader, teaching and discipling, speaking, and coordinating women's and youth programs and events.

Carla is a freelance writer, an aspiring author of inspirational fiction and non-fiction, an avid reader, and a creative thinker. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers and the Maine Fellowship of Christian Writers, she has also been a two year judge for Romance Writers of America's Inspirational Reader's Choice Contest and is the coordinator for the Carnival of Christian Writers.

Carla invites you to visit her online at
Carla's Pathways ~ Journaling the Journey.

Audra Silva
Saturday Scribbles - a little bit of everything

Audra Silva lives in Oregon with her tall, dark and handsome hero. Together
they manage the craziness of six fun-loving kids, four too-cool-for- humans
cats and two regal-who-are- we-kidding- goofy Standard Poodles. Writing helps
her remain sane although that is often called into question due to the voices
in her head and the conversations she has with them.

Audra is a member of ACFW and is currently honing her writing skills through
her poetry, articles, blog posts, novels, journals…she' s even known to write
on napkins. When she's not penning prose, she can be found homeschooling,
taking photos, crafting, getting into water fights and whatever else strikes
her fancy.

Her heart is to help people develop authentic relationships with Jesus, their
families and other believers through her humor, her prose and her conversations.
She is the founder and leader of CHAPS (Christian Homeschoolers Ablaze with
Prayer and Support).

Audra would love for you to visit her at Penning Prose with Audra Silva.

We'd love to get to know our visitors. Please leave us a comment and briefly tell us about yourself and where you are in your writing experience.


Inspire said...

I've met some of you ladies through ACFW and ShoutLife. I love the title to your blog and look forward to reading it every day. Hope you stop by InSpire.

The Surrendered Scribe said...

I just recently found this blog and am so glad I did! I'm a graduate of the Christian Writers Guild. I have my own blog at I'm the Sunday mommy blogger over at and on Tuesdays and Thursdays, I'm over at

My works have been published in Lori Wagner's Quilting Patches of Life and Jan Ross and Jeanice McDade's Women of Passions: Ordinary Women Serving an Extraordinary God. Future works include Peculiar People's Postcard Project, FaithWriters anthologies, and Kathy Vick's 2009 gift book from Howard, "Run Like a Girl."

I'm at the point where I want to move forward in the direction my heart has always been: fiction. It's time to get the characters out of my head and onto the computer screen.

I'm on Shoutlife, Facebook, Writer...Interrupted and I look forward to learning from each one of you!

Blessings, Julie

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