#16 Patricia Bradley

Patricia Bradley won an Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award in Suspense, was a finalist for the Genesis Award, won a Daphne du Maurier Award, and won a Touched by Love Award. She is cofounder of Aiming for Healthy Families, Inc., and she is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. Her most recent novel is Standoff (Revell), #1 in the Natchez Trace Park Rangers series.

#17 Carrie Stuart Parks

Carrie Stuart Parks is an ECPA Christy Award and multiple ACFW Carol and Inspy Award-winning author. An internationally known forensic artist, Carrie draws on her extensive experience with actual criminal investigations to write authentic, true-to-life fictional suspense. Her latest novel is Relative Silence (Thomas Nelson).

#18 Lynn H. Blackburn

Lynn H. Blackburn believes in the power of stories, especially those that remind us that true love exists, a gift from the Truest Love. She won the 2016 Selah Award for Mystery and Suspense and the 2016 Carol Award for Short Novel. Her latest novel is Unknown Threat (Revell), #1 in the Defend & Protect series.

#19 Ronie Kendig

The award-winning author of some two-dozen novels, Ronie Kendig grew up an army brat, and now she and her Army-veteran husband live a short train ride from New York City with their children and a retired military working dog. Her degree in psychology has helped her pen novels of intense, raw characters. Her latest thriller is Soul Raging (Bethany House), #3 in her Book of the Wars series.

#20 Rachel Dylan

Rachel Dylan is an award-winning and bestselling author of legal thrillers and romantic suspense. She has practiced law for more than a decade including being a litigator at one of the nation’s top law firms. Rachel’s Atlanta Justice Series features strong, female attorneys in Atlanta. Her next suspense novel is Backlash (Bethany House), the second book in her Capital Intrigue series.

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