#36 Amanda Flower
Amanda Flower, an Agatha-nominated mystery author, started her writing career in elementary school when she read a story she wrote to her sixth grade class and had the class in stitches with her description of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel. She knew at that moment she’d found her calling. Her latest book is Marshmallow Malice (Kensington Publishing), the latest volume in her Amish Candy Shop Mysteries.

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#37 Andrew Peterson
Andrew Peterson is the author of the Wingfeather Saga fantasy series. Also a critically acclaimed music artist, his lyrics and songwriting are compared by reviewers to James Taylor, Marc Cohn, and the late Rich Mullins. The four volumes of his Wingfeather Saga are coming out in brand-new editions in 2020 from WaterBrook Press. Available for the first time in collectible hardcover editions, the books sport new covers, new maps, and more than 40 new illustrations by Joe Sutphin.

INTERVIEW: Andrew Peterson, the Storyteller

#38 Priscilla Shire
Priscilla Shirer is a world-renowned New York Times best-selling Christian author and motivational speaker. She’s also a bible teacher, preacher, and starred in the Box Office number-one film War Room. She co-authored the blockbuster fantasy series The Prince Warriors (B&H Kids).

INTERVIEW: Priscilla Shirer: Teaching Young Fantasy Readers About the Armor of God

#39 Tosca Lee
Tosca Lee is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of several novels of historical and speculative suspense. She also co-authored the Books of Mortals series with Ted Dekker. Her latest title is the apocalyptic thriller A Single Light (Howard Books), the continuation in her Line Between series.

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#40 Nadine Brandes
Nadine Brandes once spent four days as a sea cook in the name of book research. She’s the author of the award-winning Out of Time Series, and her inner fangirl perks up at the mention of soul-talk, Quidditch, bookstagram, and Oreos. Her most-recent book is the YA historical romance Romanov (Thomas Nelson).

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About The Author

Lynette Eason is the bestselling author of several romantic suspense series. She is the winner of three ACFW Carol Awards, the Selah Award, and the Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, among others. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and has a master's degree in education from Converse College. Eason lives in South Carolina with her husband and two children.