Eva Marie Everson

One of the original five members of Word Weavers, Eva Marie is a multiple award-winning,
best-selling author and speaker. Known as a Southern fiction writer and Bible scholar,
Eva Marie teaches at writers conferences, has spoken in churches and special events for
women across the country and Canada. Some of Eva Marie's most notable works are:
Dust, Reflections of God's Holy Land; Sex, Lies, and the Media, The Potluck Club (series); 
Things Left Unspoken; The Cedar Key series; Waiting for Sunrise; Unconditional (novelization
of the movie by the same title), The Road to Testament; Five Brides, The One True Love of
Alice-Ann, The Final Race, The Ornament Keeper, and God Bless Us Every One. Eva Marie
is the CEO of Word Weavers International and the director of Florida Christian Writers
Conference. She has worked as a mentor for the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild,
as trained executives at AAA, and taught as an adjunct professor at Taylor University. She is
represented by Jonathan Clements of Wheelhouse Literary Agency. Eva Marie lives with her
husband in Central Florida where they are owned by a princess cat. She is a mother and a


Taryn Souders

Taryn’s middle grade novels have been named to multiple state award lists, including the  Pennsylvania’s Young Readers Choice Awards, Georgia’s Children’s Book Awards, Alaska’s Battle of the Books, Ohio’s Buckeye Children and Teen’s Book Awards, Wisconsin’s Golden Archer Awards, Alabama’s Camellia Children’s Choice Book Award, Nebraska’s Golden Sower Awards, Missouri’s Mark Twain Book Award, Indiana’s Young Hoosier Book Award and Florida’s Sunshine State Young Readers Awards. Her book, Coop Knows the Scoop, was a 2021 Edgar Award nominee for Best Juvenile mystery novel. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, and has recently taken on the role of president of Word Weavers International and the co-director of Florida Christian Writers Conference. She is represented by Sally Apokedak of Apokedak Literary Agency. Taryn currently lives in Sorrento, Florida with her husband, David, their three children, Charlie the chocolate lab, and two cats—an overly fuzzy Ragdoll named Mordecai and a polydactyl Hemingway named Sebastian—who like to terrorize flies. While she’s somewhat decent at math, she is terrible at science and has an intense dislike of tarantulas.