Danny R. Von Kanel

     Danny R. Von Kanel has been involved in music ministry, teaching, freelance writing, and church growth consulting for more than 34 years. He has served congregations in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, and Illinois.

     Von Kanel has hundreds of articles appearing in 50+ magazines crossing many denominational lines . His book, Building Your Life by the Owner’s Design (The Positive Approach to Building Your Life God’s Way) will be published in 2013 by 4RV Publishing.

     In recent months Von Kanel has led writer seminars in libraries across Mississippi and Louisiana to receptive audiences. He has also led writing conferences for The Louisiana Baptist State Convention, Ponchatoula’s Berries, Bridges, and Books Writer’s Conference, and the Memorial Baptist Church School of Fine Arts, Bogalusa, Louisiana. He is married to Beverly Gay Allen Von Kanel and has two grown sons and five grandchildren.

J. C. Yester 
     J.C. Yester is a mother of three, currently residing in Northwest Indiana.

     An avid reader since childhood, she began writing, as a hobby, in early 2000. She was inspired by her daughter to start writing professionally later that same year. The end result of years of effort is her debut novel Fragile Lives.