Sheila is a graduate from Converse College with bachelor’s and master’s degrees, Sheila Ingle is a lifelong resident of S.C. Her second career of writing began after her retirement from teaching. Looking at her many bookshelves and reading her published articles and books, it is obvious she loves the stories in history.
Her books, Courageous Kate, Fearless Martha, Brave Elizabeth and Walking with Eliza, focus on the bravery of Patriot women living in Revolutionary War S.C.
Stacy N. Sergent
Stacy is an ordained minister, a hospital chaplain, an honest-to-God reverend, and the author of Being Called Chaplain: How I Lost My Name and (Eventually) Found My Faith. She makes her home in Mount Pleasant, just across the river from beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. When not at the hospital, she can be found writing, reading (probably sci-fi/fantasy or theology, depending on which of her geeky tastes she is indulging at the moment), crocheting something cute, braving the online dating world, catching a meal or a movie with friends, singing in the church choir, preaching the occasional sermon, riding her bicycle around town, traveling as much as her budget will allow, or frolicking on the nearby beaches with her wonderful dog, Hurley. You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
Ashley Blanchard lives just outside of Charleston, SC. She teaches English at a local high school and is inspired by her unique collection of crazy teenagers (more commonly known as students). Ashley has been writing poetry, short stories, and children’s books since she was a little girl. She has rarely been able to pass up the opportunity to tell a good tale, especially when she knows people are listening. The Journey of a Flower is Ashley’s first book and with it she hopes to inspire every single reader to never, ever give up. No matter your age, circumstances, or obstacles, there is always something beautiful waiting for you just after the storm.
“I got into self-defense by accident. I was offered a chance to come to my now mentor’s class, but I could only stay for a short time. I fell in love and was hooked. So, from there I took the basic and the advanced self-defense class and got certified through AWSDA to teach self-defense. The classes really hit home for me having had family and friends affected by rape and sexual assault. Teaching this class has become a way to empower to women with knowledge and skills so they will never have to be a victim.”