11) Dee Henderson
Dee Henderson is the author of the acclaimed O’Malley series and the Uncommon Heroes series. Her novels have won or been nominated for several prestigious industry awards, including the RWA’s RITA Award, the Christy Award, the ECPA Gold Medallion, the Holt Medallion, the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the Golden Quill. Dee is a lifelong resident of Illinois.
12) Lynette Eason
Lynette Eason’s books have appeared on the ECPA and CBA bestseller lists and have won several awards. Lynette is a member of RWA (Romance Writers of America), FHL (Faith, Hope, and Love) and ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers). Her husband, Jack Eason, speaks, leads worship, and consults ministries around the country. They have two children.
13) Francine Rivers
Francine Rivers’ Christian novels have been awarded or nominated for numerous honors, including the RITA Award, Christy Award, ECPA Gold Medallion, and Holt Medallion in Honor of Outstanding Literary Talent. In 1997, she was inducted into the Romance Writers of America’s Hall of Fame. Francine and husband Rick live in northern California and enjoy time with their three grown children and their grandchildren.
14) Tamera Alexander
Tamera Alexander is a bestselling novelist whose deeply drawn characters, thought-provoking plots, and poignant prose resonate with readers. Having lived in Colorado seventeen years, she and her husband now make their home in Tennessee, where they enjoy life with their two children and a Silky named Jack.
15) Denise Hunter
Denise Hunter is the best-selling author of many novels. In 1996, Denise began her first book, a Christian romance novel, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she’s been writing ever since. She lives in Indiana with her husband Kevin and their three sons.
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