Our authors are making a difference in the lives of people across the world with their books. These are just a few of our many authors who are using their books to start meaningful conversations about important issues and causes.
Susan Norris, author of Rescuing Hope, published her book to bring awareness to the terrible crime of sex trafficking in the United States. Norris is now an international speaker and a powerful voice for hope.
Brian Edwards delivers a positive message and is making a very real impact on others struggling with discrimination and bullying with his autobiography, Enter Miss Thang. Edwards is donating royalties from the sale of his book to a nonprofit organization.
Mary Ann Wasil, a breast cancer survivor and health activist, founded the nonprofit, Get In Touch Foundation. Wasil wrote her book, A Diary of Healing: My Intense and Meaningful Life with Cancer, as a guide and uplifting story for others going through a journey like her own.
In her book Perfectly Unique: Praising God from Head to Foot, Annie Downs speaks to young women in their teens and early twenties who are going through the often difficult process of finding their identities. Downs also writes a blog and speaks at Girls of Grace events across the nation to encourage young women to be who God made them to be.
Julie Federico, a child services advocate and author, is using her knowledge and experience in school violence prevention to help equip young students to notice changes in their environment and classmates’ behaviors. She believes the education in her two books, The Bad Guys and Students Can Help Keep Schools Safe, have the potential to save many lives.
One of the many rewards of publishing a book is seeing how others are impacted by your words. Watch our authors talk about their experiences.
From adoption awareness to self-esteem builders, our authors write and publish books to inspire and lead others. Read more of their stories:
Madison Kroeker, author of Toward a Better WayA book that began as a step on Kroeker's personal journey to recover from an eating disorder has now become source of healing for readers.
Wendy Cullum, author of Project Self-Esteem
Cullum based the book on her Project Self-Esteem program, which teaches children to combat bullying, shyness and depression through building higher self-esteem. She has shared that message with kids for more than a dozen years.
Beth Tiger, author of Rising from the Ashes of Divorce
Tiger, a trained life coach and public speaker, focuses her life’s work on empowering female divorcees to thrive, not just survive. Her Flying Solo program, focuses on eight core principles including forgiveness and pursuing personal passions.
Deborah Livingston, author of Strand of PearlsLivingston uses her memoir, a story sharing her struggles through childhood abuse at the hands of her father and other hardships, and painful experiences as “pearls” of wisdom to lead others to spiritual transformation and healing.
Dr. Alexandra Ginty, author of Both Sides: When the Doctor Becomes the Cancer Patient
Dr. Ginty, a family physician, was faced with some of the toughest decisions of her life she when was diagnosed with two forms of cancer. She is using her experience as doctor and patient to to provide better care for others.
Kent Bell, author of Look Ma, No Hands, No Legs Either
Born without arms and legs, Bell wasn’t expected to live more than 24 hours, but miraculously, 49 years later, he’s accomplished more in life than the average person.
KJ Landis, author of Superior SelfLandis is a health and life coach, as well as an educator and photographer; and has inspired thousands with her holistic approach to health and wellness.
Alec Zacaroli, author of ObeyZacaroli and his wife cofounded 25:40, a charity to help orphans with AIDS in South Africa.
Robert Lyman Baittie, author of Tremors in the UniverseBaittie is using his journey with Parkinson's disease to help others find spiritual healing and donates a portion of the book's proceeds to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and The National Parkinson Foundation.
Steven Lewis, author of The Ripple EffectLewis hopes his story of resilience and optimism in the face of pancreatic cancer inspires others to stay positive and fight through the obstacles they encounter within their own lives.
Julie Federico, author The Bad Guys and Students Can Help Keep Schools SafeFederico hopes to prevent school violence by teaching children to notice changes.
Rick Redner, author of I Left My Prostate in San Francisco—Where's Yours?Redner hopes to help men and couples cope with prostate cancer.
Cynthia Sholtis, author of Inner Peace SimplifiedSholtis hopes to help readers understand how a negative self-image automatically creates an emotional disconnect between the public persona we portray and the turmoil we privately feel.
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