I have always lived in the beautiful state of Oregon where my novel―Beyond Ikenick Creek―takes place. Camping, gardening, reading, and cheering for my kids' sports teams are my favorite hobbies.
I've been a Registered Nurse since 1997 and have worked in a variety of settings that include surgery centers, an apheresis cell collection and infusion unit, hospital medical and surgical floors, and clinics. From oral and plastic surgery to orthopedics, urology, and pediatrics, my nursing background is very diverse. I have also volunteered as a Coach, School Board Member, and Committee Member. Being an author of inspiring, contemporary fiction for teen and adult readers has been an aspiration of mine for awhile. My first novel was recently published, and I hope to start on a second manuscript soon.
Inspiring people of all ages is my goal. Beyond Ikenick Creek is now available from Christian Faith Publishing. I hope to share the message of God's grace and forgiveness with everyone.
The love, support, and encouragement from my husband and our two children helped me through this literary journey. I hope my novel inspires you to follow your hearts and dreams.
Paul Nelson is a middle school teacher in central Pennsylvania. He is a widower, and the proud dad of Michael, an amazing son who is autistic.
Michael is mostly non-verbal. While his autism presents many challenges, he is a joyful person, and is also truly gifted in many ways, (especially art.)
Michael has inspired Paul to write three autism fiction novels. (Through Fisher's Eyes: An Autism Adventure, Dark Spectrum, and A Problem With the Moon.)
These books are intended to teach love, tolerance and acceptance; as well as, enlightening readers about autism. The books blend fantasy, science fiction, and Christianity into adventures for older kids and young adults. As a caregiver for Michael, and his wife for sixteen years, Paul hopes the books will inspire others who are searching for faith in difficult time.
Bio: Nan Jones is an author/speaker who uses the words of her heart to assist
fellow Christians in discovering the Presence of God in their darkest hour.
She has been published in several anthologies as well as the online
inspirational sites Christian Devotions, and Inspire a Fire where she is a
She is also a monthly contributor to PW Connections, a
blog and forum to encourage pastors' wives. Nan has had the honor of being
featured as a guest blogger on several sites.
She is thrilled to announce her
debut book, The Perils of a Pastor's Wife released June 30, 2015 by
Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. This memoir was a 2016 Selah
When Nan isn't writing, she enjoys leading prayer retreats, bible
studies or sharing God’s love as keynote speaker for special events. She is
becoming known by her brand: "Even so, I walk in the Presence of the Lord"
as she teaches her audience to go beyond the veil to find God's Presence.
You may visit Nan at her website: www.NanJones.com. Nan has also created
a facebook community page, Seeing Beyond The Veil, to provide a place for
folks to go and get away from the chaos for a few moments and focus on
Jesus through scripture, worship, testimony, and inspirational quotes.
personal communication you may email Nan at email@example.com
The Perils of a Pastor's Wife is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble,
and LPC Bookstore
BOOK BLURB, IF NEEDED:
Have you been hurt by the church? Have you felt abandoned by God in the lonely
fires of ministry? The Perils of A Pastor's Wife will speak to your deepest wounds
and help you find God's Presence through it all. Sweet Sister—somewhere,
somehow, somebody knows. You are not alone.