Helen R. Myers

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Helen R. Myers was born in New Jersey; however, she has called Texas home for over four decades. A writer and poet since she was a child, she won an honorable mention in poetry in a Writer’s Digest competition, but then spent a number of years in the metals industry and banking before selling her first book in 1986. Since then she has written forty-seven romances, and seven suspense novels, and is currently working on her second mainstream novel..

A USA Today bestselling author, she has won several awards, and is a three-time GoldenMedallion/Rita nominee, the Romance Writers of America national award. She won in 1993 for Navarrone. In 2006, her beloved husband of thirty-one years died suddenly. Losing Robert also forced her to sell Crooked Pine Ranch, and the house they’d built together; however, she continues to strive for growth and understanding in her work and life, and to rescue dogs.  

 

Madeleine June Foster

Madeleine June Foster was born in Louisiana, and later moved to Texas where she met her husband and reared a family. She has a Master’s degree in Education and certification in counseling. Shortly after retirement her traditional family life came to an abrupt end when her beloved husband, Wayne, died and her two grown children accepted career advancements. Within a year her entire family relocated, giving her the opportunity to move to North Carolina and continue her love of being a grandmother.

The loss of her husband set her on a path of dependency upon faith, family, and friends. Feeling the camaraderie of other widows and divorcees, she knew there was a story to be shared and chapters to be written about the different paths of healing. After regaining inner strength, her purpose-driven future includes her desire to continue healing and sharing her emotional journey through daily reflection and determination.

 

Mary Gail Reed

Mary Gail Reed is a native Texan who has had a lifelong passion for writing. She and her veterinarian husband of thirty-eight years raised four children in the Northeast region of the state. After the youngest graduated, she traveled extensively through her work for USDA and as an auditor for a Fortune 500 company. Continually honing her craft as a writer, she had short stories published in college library collections, as well as articles in a regional newspaper.

In 2008, Gail was commissioned as a Stephen Minister, trained in providing quality, one-to-one faith-based care to people who are enduring loss. In 2011, she faced her own heartbreak when her husband, Mike, died unexpectedly. Gail currently lives in the same community, surrounded by the love of her family, good friends and Max, a rescued Labrador retriever, whom she also credits with helping her regain her balance and forward focus.