36. Bethany Turner
As a three-time cancer survivor (before she turned 35), award-winning author Bethany Turner knows that when God has plans for your life, it doesn’t matter what anyone else has to say. Because of that, she’s chosen to follow his call to write. Now, she writes for a new generation of readers who crave fiction that tackles the thorny issues of life with humor and insight. Her most recent romance is Wooing Cadie McCaffrey (Revell).
37. DiAnn Mills
DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She’s a storyteller and creates action-packed, suspense-filled novels to thrill readers. Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne Du Maurier, Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Carol award contests. Her latest romantic suspense novel is Fatal Strike (Tyndale House).
38. Elizabeth Camden
Elizabeth Camden is best known for her historical novels set in Gilded Age America, featuring clever heroines and richly layered storylines. Her novels have won the RITA and Christy Award and have appeared on the CBA bestsellers list. Before she was a writer, she was an academic librarian at some of the largest and smallest libraries in America, but her favorite is the continually growing library in her own home. Her most recent historical romance is The Spice King (Bethany House), the first book in her Hope and Glory series.
39. Michelle Griep
Michelle Griep’s been writing since she first discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. She is the Christy Award-winning author of several historical romances, but has also written mystery and suspense on occasion. Her next novel is the historical romance House at the End of the Moor (Shiloh Run Press).
40. Kimberley Woodhouse
Kimberley Woodhouse is an award-winning, bestselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. A popular speaker and teacher, she’s shared her theme of “Joy Through Trials” with more than half a million people across the country at more than 2,000 events. Kim is passionate about music and Bible study and loves the gift of story. For her latest novel, she teamed up with Tracie Peterson for Forever Hidden (Bethany House), the first book in the Treasures of Nome series.