Suspense Authors of Love Inspired

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Contributing Authors: Margaret Daley, Rachel Dylan, Debby Giusti, Dana Mentink, Sandra Orchard, Barbara PhinneyTerri Reed, Roxanne Rustand, Pamela Tracy, Hope White, Lenora Worth

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Margaret Daley is an award winning, multi-published author in the romance genre. One of her romantic suspense books, Hearts on the Line, won the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Carol Award. She has also won the Golden Quill Contest, FHL’s Inspirational Readers’ Choice Contest, Winter Rose Contest, Holt Medallion and the Barclay Gold Contest. She writes inspirational romance, both contemporary and historical, and romantic suspense books. She has sold seventy-five books, writing for Love Inspired, Abingdon Press and Summerside Press.

Rachel Dylan writes Christian fiction including inspirational romantic suspense for Love Inspired Suspense. She also writes the Danger in the Deep South series and the Windy Ridge Legal Thriller series. Rachel has practiced law for a decade and enjoys weaving together legal and suspenseful stories. She lives in Michigan with her husband and five furkids--two dogs and three cats. Rachel loves to connect with readers. You can find Rachel at
Debby Giusti is a medical technologist who loves working with test tubes and petri dishes almost as much as she loves to write. Growing up as an Army Brat, Debby met and married her husband--then a Captain in the Army--at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Together they traveled the world, raised three Army Brats of their own and have now settled in Atlanta, Georgia where Debby spins tales of suspense that touch the heart and soul.
Debby’s work has won numerous awards, including the Daphne du Maurier Award for Inspirational Suspense, the National Readers’ Choice Award, the Golden Quill, the Beacon, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence and the Write Touch. In addition to full-length fiction, Debby has written magazine articles for Southern Lady, Woman’s World, Our Sunday Visitor, Army and Family, and served for over twelve years on the editorial advisory board of ADVANCE for Administrators of the Laboratory.

Dana Mentink is a resident of California where the weather is golden and the cheese is divine. After many years teaching elementary school, she now writes full length fiction for Harlequin. Her shorter pieces have appeared in publications such as Tri Valley Magazine, Great Mystery and Suspense Magazine, the Contra Costa Times and Shirley MacLaine's website. She juggles her writing career along with a husband, two children and a variety of pets including a dog with social anxiety problems and an insomniac box turtle. (Don't even ask about the hermit crabs.)

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Sandra Orchard lives in rural Ontario, Canada where inspiration abounds for her Love Inspired Suspense novels set in the fictional Niagara town she's created as their backdrop. Married with three grown children, when not writing, she enjoys hanging out with family, brainstorming new stories with fellow writers, and hiking or kayaking in God's beautiful creation.

I’ve always wanted to start a bio with “I was born at a very young age...” But my books have so little humour in them that I am reluctant to do so. With the exception of my first book, All For A Good Cause, all of the stories I’ve written are romantic suspense. The last few are now reflecting my faith.
But, suspense aside, I enjoy life, love to laugh, and am blessed by my family, even more since I retired from the Canadian Armed Forces, where I worked as a vehicle technician. We’ve lived in three provinces and two countries and enjoyed all postings.Since my husband retired from his career in the military and we moved back to his hometown, I’ve become a full-time writer, mother and volunteer at our church. I love doing all of those things, and yes, consider them fodder for my stories.

Terri Reed grew up in a small town nestled in the foothills of the Sierra-Nevada Mountains. To entertain herself, she created stories in her head and when she put those stories to paper, her teachers in grade school, high school and college encouraged her imagination. Living in Italy as an exchange student whetted Terri's appetite for travel, and modeling in New York, Chicago and San Francisco gave her a love for the big city, as well. She has also coached gymnastics, taught in a preschool and currently works part-time for a big department store. From a young age Terri attended church, but it wasn't until her thirties that she really understood the meaning of a faith-filled life. Now living in Portland, Oregon, with her college-sweetheart husband, two wonderful children, a rambunctious Australian Shepherd and a fat guinea pig, she feels blessed to be able to share her stories and her faith with the world.

 Roxanne Rustand is an award-winning author of magazine articles and fifteen secular romantic suspense novels. She also contributed to the serial mystery, ORCHESTRATED MURDER (a trade paperback for Iowa Public Radio.) She now writes inspirational fiction, and is completely thrilled about this change in her career!Back in 1995, Roxanne’s first manuscript won the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart in Long Contemporary, and in 1998 her second was a Golden Heart finalist.

Pamela Tracy is an award-winning author who lives with her husband (He claims to be the inspiration for most of her heroes) and son (He claims to be the interference for most of her writing time.) She was raised in Omaha, Nebraska, and started writing at a very young age (a series of romances, all with David Cassidy as the hero. Sometimes Bobby Sherman would interfere). Then, while earning a BA in Journalism at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, she picked up the pen again only this time, it was an electric typewriter on which she wrote a very bad science fiction novel.) First published in 1999 by Barbour Publishing, She has since published more than twenty writings. She's written contemporary, historical and suspenseful - all in the romance genre. In 2009, she won the American Christian Fiction Writers' Book of the year award for short romantic suspense. She's also been a Holt Madallion and Rita Finalist.

Lenora Worth has written over 45 books for three different publishers. Her first Love Inspired “The Wedding Quilt” won Affaire de Coeur’s Best Inspirational for 1997, and “Logan’s Child” won RT’s Best Love Inspired for 1998. Her suspense “Code of Honor” finaled in the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Carol Award and her “Body of Evidence” made the New York Times Bestseller list in Mass Market Paperbacks. With millions of books in print, Lenora continues to write for Love Inspired and Love Inspired Suspense and she recently sold three books to Harlequin’s SuperRomance, still writing as Lenora Worth. Lenora also wrote a weekly opinion column for the Shreveport Times and worked freelance for SB magazine. She has now turned to full-time fiction writing and enjoying adventures with her retired husband, Don. Married for 36 years, they have two grown children—Kaleb and Carly. Lenora enjoys writing, reading and shopping … especially shoe shopping.