Kelli Standish

Kelli is the founder of Focus on Fiction, and the site’s primary editor and interviewer. Besides her work with FoF, Kelli is a closet novelist, senior web designer for PulsePoint Design, world traveler, and general tea fanatic.

When not slaving away over one over-ambitious project or another, Kelli enjoys walks along the ocean, time with her ‘almost-human’ cats, and reading great fiction.

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   Kelli Standish     Editor

Vennessa lives in the picturesque South Island of New Zealand with her husband and three children. When she isn't busy with family, she manages Aotearoa Editorial Services, her own freelance editing company.  She is also actively involved with her church Ladies Group and Bible in Schools.

Vennessa has a deep passion for Christian fiction, and is committed to promoting authors and helping writers achieve their goals. In her spare time, she also pursues her own dreams of becoming a published author of contemporary fiction

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     Vennessa Ng         Assistant Editor

Melanie Dobson

Melanie is a book publicist and the co-author of Latte for One and Loving It!

Before launching her publicity firm, she was corporate publicity manager at Focus on the Family where she oversaw the publicity of Focus on the Family books. Melanie is now a new fiction author with several books under contract.  Her first novel, tentatively titled Together for Good, will be released by Kregel in 2006. Her second novel, titled Leia’s Game, will be released by River Oak in 2007. When she’s not spending time with her husband, Jon, or chasing their two busy toddlers, Melanie loves writing, hiking, traveling, exploring ghost towns, and reading novels that are both compelling and inspirational.  She and her family currently live in Berlin.

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     Melanie Dobson       Publicity Manager         Review Board      


Laura, a native Texan, has spoken to audiences of all ages in Texas, Belize, and Jamaica about the good news of Jesus Christ. She is currently working on her first Romantic Suspense series.

When she's not writing, Laura enjoys reading and taking care of her husband, two children and the family's two fish.

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     Laura Domino           Book Reviews    

Sara Mills is a freelance writer and mother of three who makes her home in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

She writes adult and juvenile fiction and maintains a Christian fiction review website, where she reviews newly released adult Christian fiction novels.  In her spare time she loves hiking and mountain climbing.

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         Sara Mills           Former Book Reviewer

Randall is the Senior Editor of AFA Journal at the American Family Association in Tupelo, Mississippi. He reads 40-50 novels a year, and is a perennial judge for the Christy Awards.

A former English teacher, he also loves travel and writing about Christian novelists, missionaries, and Christian activists. He has recently tried his hand at fiction again for the first time since college.

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     Randall Murphree          Feature Articles      

Cheryl lives in the Midwest with her husband, three kids, a few fish, a rabbit named Hershey and an Arabian mare named Sweet Escape.

She loves to read, and has published articles and short stories in both print and e-zines. She is also editor of FaceOut Books, a website dedicated to promoting Christian youth fiction books and authors.

In addition to reading, writing, and enjoying her family, Cheryl loves computer work, and hiking in the national parks in the western US.

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       Cheryl Russell        Book Reviews

Mick is a writer and developmental editor for Focus on the Family Resources. He also serves as acquisitions editor for marriage, and the small-but-promising, upcoming adult "family fiction" line. (See stores for details.)

He goes slightly ape-y without books and regular piano playing, so both are common fixtures in his Colorado Springs home, where he lives with his wife, Sheri, and 2-year-old princess, Elianna.

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         Mick Silva           Book Reviews

Davidae 'Dee' Stewart is an editor, book reviewer, speaker, writer, and host of Third Thursdays Summer House Reading Series in Atlanta. Her works have appeared in Gospel Today, Precious Times, Spirit Led Woman Magazine, Gumbo for the Soul, Spirit Let Writer, Time Warner BookMark and Rejoice! News.

Dee resides in Suwanee, Georgia with her daughter, Selah, and is completing a Christian fiction novel.

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     Dee Stewart        Book Reviews

Diana is a freelance writer and book reviewer who has had articles published in national and international magazines and is seeking a publisher for her first novel. She is currently completing her English degree with an emphasis on creative writing.

In between writing and college classes, Diana reads voraciously and enjoys world travel and caring for no pets. She and her husband live in Texas with their four sons, whom she’s home schooled through the eighth grade.

       Diana Urban          Author Interviews  Book Reviews

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