Directors

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: 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, A Southern Season, and Dust. Eva Marie is the president of Word Weavers International, the director of Florida Christian Writers Conference, and the managing editor at Firefly Southern Fiction. She has worked as a mentor for the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild, has trained executives at AAA, and taught as an adjunct professor at Taylor University. Eva Marie lives with her husband in Central Florida where they are owned by a princess cat. She is a mother and a grandmother.

 

Taryn Souders

 

Taryn’s middle grade novels have been named to state reading lists, including the Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Awards, Georgia Children’s Book Awards, Alaska Battle of the Books, Ohio Buckeye Children and Teen’s Book Awards, Wisconsin’s Golden Archer Award, and the Sunshine State Young Readers Awards. Her latest book, Coop Knows the Scoop, was a 2021 Edgar Award nominee for Best Juvenile mystery novel. She is a member of both SCBWI, and has recently taken on the role of vice president of Word Weavers International. She is represented by Sally Apokedak of Apokedak Literary Agency. Taryn currently lives in Sorrento, Florida with her husband, David, their three children, 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.