Shepherd Literary Services Presents
Our Great Authors
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 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 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 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.
Lalla Lee Campsen
Lalla Lee Laffitte Campsen is a native of South Carolina. Born and raised in Columbia, she completed a degree in Biology at The College of Charleston. After graduation, Lalla Lee married her college class Sunday school teacher, State Senator Chip Campsen. The two live on the Isle of Palms where they raised their sons, George and Boyce.
As a teen, Lalla Lee dedicated her life to Christ and has been actively involved in Bible study ever since. Through the years, she has lead hundreds through a focused time of scriptural prayer. Daily Acts is a product of more than twenty years of organizational skills applied to systematically praying God’s Word.
Jacqueline Arnold is a Champion of Patriotism and A Voice for The Military Family. Author, Speaker, TV Co-Host, Podcaster and Champion for God and Country, Jacqueline is an award-winning author of The Military Family: A Casualty of War No More! and, the God-inspired journey across our 50 United States for God & Country, All Things Are Possible. She is a Co-Host for Atlanta Live, WATC 57, a Co-Host of the Award-Winning, The Christian View, Seasons 2-6, WATC 57, and Podcast Host, For the Love of God and Country, “Supporting The Military Family,” and “Making Patriotism Cool Again!” She is an event speaker for Civic, Church, Veteran and Military Events, and Conferences.
She is recognized as a Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Mrs. International, Top Ten, Mrs. Virginia International, & Tennessee’s America’s Junior Miss Scholarship Winner, among numerous title achievements in pageantry, including Miss America and Mrs. USA pageant systems. She holds an EMBA from Terry Business College, University of Georgia. She is the mother of 5 children.
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 DavidTeems.com.
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, 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 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.
Charlotte Medley has walked in faith since she was a little girl. A victim of abuse from her earliest days, she found hope in music and in Jesus, getting saved at eight in a Baptist church that sent a Joy Bus through her Dallas neighborhood. Placed in an orphanage at 13, she ran away a year later and joined a carnival. As she traveled for a year, working in a food truck with a drug-addicted man, her faith kept her hope alive until she returned to Dallas, where she lived with her grandmother until the latter’s death from cancer. That Charlotte was then able to build a happy and productive life is testament to the power of God and her strength of character. She married and had four children, established herself as a singer, first in church and then in the clubs and studios of Nashville, working with the likes of Billy Burnette, Steve Cropper, Three Doors Down, and Third Day. She has appeared on Good Morning America and at Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July picnic, and has released three well-received independent albums, and a single, “Love Me Beautiful,” that reached the Top 5 of the AC charts. Charlotte earned a degree in music and ministry from Ingram Ministries International and has served as a music minister and worship leader in a number of churches. Her first book, Charlie’s Red Scarf, shares with children the lessons of love, compassion, and hope she learned during childhood. Charlie was in fact the name Charlotte chose for herself during her time with the carnival, and Charlie’s red hair, quick wit, and love for others are all pure Charlotte. She is currently at work on a book about the life of her special-needs son, Elijah, called The Up Side of Down’s. Charlotte lives in Nashville.
Jordan graduated from Colorado State University and the University of Colorado Denver. She holds a B.S. in Business Marketing and a Masters in Business/Hospital Administration. Jordan is an ordained five-fold minister and founder of two ministries: Transformation Ministry Center and Olive Shoots. She is well versed in deliverance, prophetic and healing ministry and operates as a prophetic watchman for the body of Christ. Jordan desires to see true identity restored to men, women, and children, and their lives set free from demonic stronghold. She serves to activate believers in their gifting, equip them in their calling and launch them into their promise. Jordan is a wife, mother to three, speaker, author and missionary. Follow Jordan on Instagram @jrcrossing, on Facebook @itransformation and @oliveshootsbytmc, or visit her website: itransformation.org
Peggy Walton-Walker has enjoyed performing since she was old enough to sit at the piano and sing hymns as her mother played. She soon began singing in choirs for the Chickasaw Methodist Church and loved to recite poetry and tell stories in school. Peggy is fortunate to continue to love her work as an actor.
She began her career in New York City while attending Union Theological Seminary working toward her post-graduate degree in church music. She was cast in a play and suddenly found herself becoming a spokesperson at the New York Auto Show and, following that, cast in comedy spots on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson while also acting in national TV commercials with such stars as Jack Benny for Texaco and Frank Sinatra for Pontiac. She landed a film-contract with Filmways Studio and moved to Beverly Hills where she was cast in her first feature film, What’s the Matter with Helen, with Debbie Reynolds and Shelley Winters. She continues to love working in her chosen profession as an actor while also continuing to write. Having encouraged her late-husband, actor, Keith Walker, to become a writer, she took on the role as his editor and collaborator-muse. She is proud to have co-created with him the story for the highly successful Warner Brother’s movie franchise, Free Willy. Since Keith’s death from cancer, Peggy continues to write creating her own original film-scripts concentrating on true life-inspired uplifting stories, as well as composing rhyming-poems and memoirs.
She tells the love-story of life with Keith in her memoir, Keith Keiko, The Miracle of Free Willy.
She is currently working on the novel, Love Across Time while also completing her second memoir: Reading, Writing & Renovating while Keeping the Romance.
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.
Emily C. Clay
Emily Clay lives in Columbia, South Carolina with Henry Clay, her husband of 36 years. Upon graduation in 1982 from Hollins University in Virginia with a B.A. in English, Emily worked for The Southern Company in Atlanta, Georgia as a writer in public relations. After moving to New Orleans, she worked as editor of the monthly publication for The Preservation Society. During the year when she and Henry lived in New Zealand, she worked as a writer for Consultus Public Relations Firm in Wellington. In 1990, they moved to Columbia where they founded and launched Columbia Metropolitan Magazine. Emily served as editor for ten years and now, as co publisher, she manages the marketing, editorial, and advertising.
Her volunteer work includes serving on boards and as a volunteer for the following organizations: First Presbyterian Church, Community Bible Study, the Central Carolina Community Foundation, Junior Achievement, Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, Helen’s Hugs, and numerous others. Emily and Henry have three grown daughters.
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.