Welcome to the

Christian Writers’ Meeting Place

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Our Mission

Our mission is to testify to the transformative power of the gospel through story.

Our vision is to see the global church living by the Spirit, unified under Christ.

Our purpose is to inspire women to adorn their lives with Christ, so that in everything they may adorn the gospel.

“Do not let your adorning be external–the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear–but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious” (1 Peter 3:3-4 ESV).

Our Leadership

Alicia Cardy is, first and foremost, a servant of God, passionate about building up the global church in unity and maturity. She strives to spark authentic conversations and forge authentic relationships in everything she does, whatever that might be. Some other passions include swimming, coaching, writing, and living room karaoke.

Officially, Alicia is responsible for overseeing the direction and operations of Adorned Women as well as working with individuals and teams to ensure excellence in every task. In addition, she also co-hosts the Adorned Women Podcast with sister-in-law and friend, Mikayla Cardy.

Mikayla Cardy is a follower of Christ and strives to be a biblical woman. She is a senior at Liberty University, and has dedicated her time there to pursuing a degree in music and church ministry. Her passion has always been to serve the local church. Mikayla also loves running her small business, Clay Treasures.

Mikayla oversees and guides the vision and direction of Adorned Women. She manages the social media platforms as well as co-hosts the Adorned Women Podcast with her sister-in-law, Alicia. She is also responsible for contacting and screening potential candidates within the US. 

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Welcome to the Adorned Women Writers’ Forum

This is a place to share successes and to give and receive encouragement. It’s a good place to discuss ideas and issues you face with your AW stories. Working together, we can produce outstanding stories that will reach women around the world.

If you have a specific question about the story you are working on for the editor, please contact the editor by email.  All other questions are welcome in the forum.

If you click the big gold button, you’ll find the forum, where you are invited to log in and share with members of the Adorned Women team.

 

MEET OUR WRITING TEAM

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Hi!  My name is Brittany and I’m a writer and online facilitator.  I have a pet fish named Ruthie and love to play video games, take walks, and cook.  I’m involved in Bible study and am in a Christian gaming guild where we encourage one another in the Lord.  I’m really excited to get to know all of you!  Have a great day!

Maneesha mathias

I am Maneesha Mathias, a happy wife, and mother of three beautiful children. I bless the Lord for having chosen me and my family to proclaim Him. What a joy it is for me to impart the Word of Life and watch lives being transformed. By His grace and because He leads me I serve Him for blessed 22 years as an evangelist and 🇭‌🇴‌🇵‌🇪‌ to go to my final rest doing just that!
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Joy anoyo

Hello! My name is Joy from the Philippines and a 43 year-old mom and wife. I am a proud two-time cancer survivor because of God’s grace and I advocate support for cancer patients and cancer survivors. I am a small business co-owner of handcrafted shoes called SoleQueens which my bestfriend and I put up.
Thought I have been into corporate sales, marketing and business development, my heart is into writing. In fact I graduated Bachelors Degree in Commerce because of scholarship and campus journalism.

I have been into life’s ups and downs but everyday I wake up grateful for my life extension. And for all the opportunities that come my way, I see to it that I give back all the glory to Him.

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Tom Mitchell

Through Walk With God Ministries I have been teaching the Word of God for the past 37 years, during which time I have authored 18 books and have ghost written a number of books both in ministry and business including the New York Times Bestseller Surviving Your Serengeti – 7 Skills to Master Business and Life. Over the past ten years I have published 550 weekly blog posts challenging the bride of Christ to move on from the cross to spiritual maturity (Romans 8:29).. In 2020 I expanded that ministry through a weekly video challenge on the Walk With God Ministries Channel on YouTube. In 2021 the Lord opened the door to Walk With God Ministries – Uganda where we now have established 21 churches and are witnessing an incredible move of the Spirit. It was an honor to contribute to 365 Christian Men and am looking forward to helping Adorned Women achieve the same great success.
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Karin Lovold

I’m Karin and I write fantasy and romance with a Christian point of view. I’ve lived in northern Minnesota all my life, and some of my favorite pastimes are writing in a cozy cottage up the north shore, hiking in the woods, and hanging out with friends and family around a campfire. I’ve been married for thirty years and have three awesome daughters and one son-in-law. I’ve written non-fiction that can be found in Chicken Soup for the Soul and Cup of Comfort anthologies, as well as fictional fantasy and Christian romance. Currently, I’m venturing on something new—collaborating on a Scifi with my husband. 

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Ezinne Njoku

Ezinne Esther Njoku is a Nigerian fiction writer and Poet. She ghost-writes fiction and
Memoirs and loves to work with clients who are passionate about their work. She is a
lover of art and good food and spends her time writing short stories, poetry and other
forms of creative writing. She’s also an ardent lover of baking, reading, watching
movies, and discovering new music. She believes in the power of love, friendship and
the all saving grace of God.

RESOURCES

Sample Blurb

Writing a good succinct blurb that really shows the shape of the upcoming story can be tough.  I’ve created a blurb for a YA fantasy novel I wrote, and I post it here as a sample of how a blurb works.

Who?  17-year-old Taeryn

When & where?  Medieval Dordogne, France

What did Taeryn want? To rescue his mother

What were the obstacles? He was a prisoner, Protect the girl, Arrested, Attacked, Stabbed, Get the stone before it explodes

How did it turn out? Taeryn had to let his mother die to save 100,000 people she loved.

 

 

In a fantasy world like medieval Dordogne, Taeryn wanted to rescue his kidnapped mother, but he was only 17 and he was confined to the castle. He escaped and planned to go looking for her, but before he could leave, a wise woman charged him with a girl’s safety. He tried to protect the girl, but she got arrested. He freed the girl, but the bad guy attacked, and Taeryn got stabbed. The girl took Taeryn to safety, where he healed and planned to go after his mother, but the Prince showed up and sent Taeryn back to get a certain stone before it explodes. In the end, Taeryn had to decide between saving his mother and saving 100,000 people she loved. He had to do his duty and let his mother die.

Note: The whole outline of the story is told in this blurb.

Whether we’re writing fiction or creative non-fiction, when we carefully craft a blurb like this from solid research, we can then use it as an outline for drafting the story. It’s helpful for making it obvious when we add in extraneous material.

Our goal is to respect our readers and their time and give them powerful stories with no waste.

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