I will thank the Lord with all my heart as I meet with his godly people. How amazing are the deeds of the Lord! All who delight in him should ponder them. Psalm 111:1-2 NLT

About Us

The MBT Ponderers are a group of women who came together at the first My Book Therapy Storycrafters Retreat in October 2009 and the Deep Thinkers Retreat in February 2010. We connected through our stories, our love for MBT founder Susan May Warren and MBT Book Therapist Rachel Hauck and the love of the written word. 

Alena Tauriainen
A romance novel addict, Alena juggles life in the family business while mothering four zany kids. She ponders the beginning aspects of a writer's life while enjoying real life with her family. 

Amy Lindberg
Scientist by day. Christian fiction writer by night. I ponder conflict - with happy endings - while trekking through marathons. Ponder with me at www.facebook.com/amy.e.lindberg.

Beth Vogt
Beth K. Vogt believes God's best often waits behind the doors marked "Never." Wish You Were Here, her debut novel with Howard Books, released May 2012. Catch a Falling Star releases May 2013. Beth is an established magazine writer and former editor of Connections, MOPS International's leadership magazine. Visit Beth at www.bethvogt.com

Delores Topliff
Delores Topliff is the Ponderer who races to fill life with meaningful fun, writing, travel and adventure. Now a Midwesterner, she ponders ties to many people and places. Find her at http://www.delorestopliff.com/ and http://www.truenorthpublishingdt.com/.

Ginger Takamiya
Professional clown, martial artist, and full time mother of five, Ginger ponders how to write the deeperromance. Journey with her and other authors at www.ChristianRomanceMagazine.com.

Heidi Geis

Pastor's wife, homeschool mom of teenage boys, and wannabe Food Network Star, I ponder fiction, both reading it and writing it, from the Pacific Northwest. 

Jenness Walker

A fiction addict who reads while walking the dog, I loan out books so they don't overflow my shelves. I ponder best while sipping Sobe. Visit me at www.jennesswalker.com.

Jennie Atkins

A software engineer by trade – a romance writer by desire. When not attached to my computer, I ponder how to satisfy my nearly-obsessive gardening habit. You can also find me at www.jennieatkins.com.

Lisa Jordan

Married over 20 years to my own real-life hero, Hubby and I have 2 college-aged sons. By day, I'm an early childhood educator. By night, I write contemporary Christian romances for Love Inspired. My debut novel, Lakeside Reunion, won the 2012 Carol award for short contemporary romance. My second novel, Lakeside Family, released in August 2012. In my free time, I enjoy reading, chick flicks, crafting and NCIS. Visit me at www.lisajordanbooks.com.

Melissa Tagg
Melissa Tagg is a former reporter turned author who loves all things funny and romancey. Her debut novel, Made to Last, releases from Bethany House Publishers in fall 2013. In addition to her nonprofit day job, she's also the marketing and events coordinator for My Book Therapy. Connect with Melissa at her websiteFacebook and Twitter (@Melissa_Tagg).

Pat Trainum

Pat Trainum, who writers as Patricia Bradley, lives in a small town in Pat Trainum, who writes as Patricia Bradley, lives in a small town in North Mississippi with her rescue cat, Mazie.  Her debut novel, Shadows of the Past, releases from Revell Publishers in February 2014. You can find Pat at www.ptbradley.com or http://mbtponderers.blogspot.com/ or follow her on Twitter: @PTBradley1

Reba J. Hoffman

Writer, encourager, motivator, mountain woman in training. I love to meet people--total strangers--and learn what makes them tick. Pondering people gives me great characters. Visit me at www.RebaJHoffman.blogspot.com

Roxanne Sherwood Gray
I live in Florida where I ponder fictionalizing the chaos from my blended family of eight children--elementary school to grad school--without incriminating the guilty.

Teri Dawn Smith

While trying to keep up with my international family—Canadian husband and adopted Bolivian children—I ponder how to cause mischief in my novels. Visit me at www.teridawnsmith.com.