Shepherd Literary Services Outstanding Authors

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Our Great Authors

Jenny Cote

Award-winning author and speaker Jenny L. Cote, who developed an early passion for God, history, and young people, beautifully blends these three passions in her two fantasy fiction series, The Amazing Tales of Max and Liz® and Epic Order of the Seven®. Likened to C. S. Lewis by readers and book reviewers alike, she speaks on creative writing to schools, universities and conferences around the world. Jenny has a passion for making history fun for kids of all ages, instilling in them a desire to discover their part in HIStory.

Jack Watts

Jack Watts is an award-winning author, having published five books so far, including two with Simon & Schuster. His daily blog about recovering from religious abuse, Pushing Jesus, is read in more than 130 countries. Jack lives in Atlanta, where he broadcasts two weekly radio shows—Jack Watts Live and Jack Watts on Recovery. He has five children and nine grandchildren.

Danielle Hart

Danielle Hart holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Georgia Southern University and studied graduate-level courses in technical communication from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She specializes in writing, photography, public relations and marketing, and serves on on the American Advertising Federation – North Alabama Board.
Hart also serves on the March of Dimes North Alabama Executive Leadership Team. “We are incredibly thankful for Danielle’s continued service to our organization and all she brings to the table as a communications expert,” says Jennifer Roberts, Development Manager for the March of Dimes for the Huntsville, Northern Alabama Market. “Her dedication and professionalism are superior and exceed all of our expectations.”
In addition to her other accomplishments, Hart is also the proud mommy to Kylie and Kolton!

Wilson Hill

Wilson Hill is an Instructional Assistant at an elementary school in Centreville, VA. He is pursuing his Master’s Degree in Special Education at George Mason University, after retiring from telecommunications in 2015. Wilson has been telling stories for many years and is now putting his favorites in writing. He lives with his wife, Elizabeth, in Fairfax, Virginia.

David Teems

David Teems is an author and musician who grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, where he studied Psychology at Georgia State University and cultivated a life-long passion for the English voice—Shakespeare, Tyndale, Wordsworth, Whitman, Thomas Wolfe, and others. He has written six books including Godspeed: Voices of the Reformation, Tyndale: The Man Who Gave God an English Voice, and Majestie: The King Behind the King James Bible, and recorded several music and spoken-word albums. David lives with his wife, Benita, in Franklin, Tennessee. and they have two grown sons. Find him online at

Andy Horne

Andy Horne is a former Texas federal and state prosecutor and defense attorney specializing in fraud schemes and banking crimes. He interrupted his prosecution career to serve as a U.S. Navy Swift Boat officer in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. Later he served as an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). He now lives with his wife in Galveston, Texas. He thinks and writes beyond the superficial.

Chris Hilicki

Chris Hilicki, Ph. D., is a licensed professional counselor, ordained minister, and accomplished author, speaker, and business woman living in Brentwood, TN. She shares anecdotes, humor, and poignant personal stories, backed by research and decades of experience in leadership and counseling.

Dr. Hilicki is a cancer survivor and tells her story of turning the beast of living into the beauty of life.

Linda McNay

Linda Wise McNay is an independent fundraising consultant with Our Fundraising Search in Atlanta. She has just completed her 12th year of consulting and has served more than 125 clients. Linda’s nonprofit background includes work with both higher and secondary education, the arts and human service organizations and has included work in capital campaigns, annual fund, planned giving, membership, and development search.

Joseph Craig Colquitt

Joseph Craig Colquitt (born June 9, 1954) is a former American football punter who spent eight seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with the Pittsburgh Steelers (1978–1981, 1983–1984) and Indianapolis Colts (1987). He was a member of two Super Bowl Champions with the Steelers in 1978 and 1979. He is the father of two current NFL punters, Dustin and Britton Colquitt. His nephew, Jimmy Colquitt, was a punter for the Seattle Seahawks in 1985. All four played college football at the University of Tennessee. Craig was inducted into the Greater Knoxville Hall of Fame July 16, 2009.

Lee Greenwood

Lee Greenwood has won numerous industry awards including the CMA “song of the year” in 1985 for God Bless the USA. This song has been voted the most recognizable patriotic song and has been in the top five country single charts three times over 30 years. Greenwood continues to perform for several charitable events and has been part of many political campaigns singing for President Trump’s inauguration.

Dr. Tom Thompson

Dr. Tom Thompson is an active researcher, educator, business owner, motivational speaker, and author. On November 14, 2009, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA player to score a point during a game. His Austin College jersey number, 91, is on display at the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana.

Thornton Cline

Readers of all ages are raving about the books of award-winning author-songwriter, Thornton Cline. Winner of the Maxy Literary Award for “Children’s book of the year for 2017”, Cline has had three adult, non-fiction; two adult fiction; and 12 children’s books published. “The Amazing Incredible Shrinking Violin” soared to number one last year on the Amazon Bestselling Book chart for children’s music books and “Not My Time to Go” climbed to the top-ten books on the Amazon chart for adult spiritual, non-fiction books. Thornton Cline recently signed with literary agent, Paul Shepherd. Twice “Songwriter of the Year” for “Love is the Reason” recorded by Engelbert Humperdinck and Gloria Gaynor; Dove and Grammy-nominated songwriter, Cline has had over 150 songs recorded by major and independent artists.

Chad Nesmith

After graduating from the University of North Alabama with a BS in Psychology and a Minor in Sociology, he completed two Masters Degrees and a Doctorate from the University of Alabama. He completed his degrees in Counselor Education and Community Counseling while each year losing about 10% of his vision to Retinitis Pigmentosa. He currently serves as Director of Operations for Elite Emergency Services.


Chad began playing golf ten years ago and recently won the National PGA Championship for the Blind. He will be touring internationally to continue his golfing career.

Our Skills

Paul Shepherd is an experienced, well-respected icon in the publishing industry.  His career highlights include working with the best in the business – Thomas Nelson, Standard Publishing, Random House and Warner Books. Paul’s area of responsibilities includes, Acquisitions Manager, National Account Manager, VP of Sales and Marketing and Publisher.  Parlaying this wealth of experience, he currently represents best-selling authors as their literary agent, and continues to welcome anyone who has a voice to be heard.


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