The 2011 INSPYS Advisory Board is pleased to announce the judging panel for the category of Mystery/Thriller:
My name is Sheila DeChantal. I live in Brainerd Minnesota with my husband, we have two AWESOME boys – one in college and one in the Navy. I am a Family Life Administrator and Special Events Coordinator for our church, and a spare time adventure junky. I love riding bike, rollerblading, cabin weekends, event planning, hanging out with friends, and finding unique and interesting things to do like Blueberry festivals, cave exploring, and Polar Bear Plunges.
I have been to Honduras on mission trips 9 times, my tenth time will be in November 2011.
My down time is usually associated with books and you would be hard pressed to find me without a book close at hand… (in my car, purse, all areas of my house…)
Sheila blogs at Book Journey.
When I am not reading, I am a mom to two wonderful tween girls and a wife to an amazing guy. I also do graphic and web design work out of my home and blog about books and other parts of my life. I love sewing, crocheting, walking, blogging, playing with our puppy, and, of course, reading. I love Jesus most of all.
Tami Hunter blogs at Tree Swing Reading
The quintessential Southern belle with a book forever in hand, is Mystery/Thriller judge, Stacy Millican. She lives in the North Georgia Mountains in the quaintest small town you could ever hope to find where a festival is held every month for everything from Wildflowers to Literary to the Gold Rush of 1833! Stacy has three “mostly” grown children – two girls in college and one son a sophomore in high school. One of her dreams for growing up was to be an FBI or CIA agent, solving crimes left and right, with her baby brother as her right-hand man! Reading about mysteries and thrillers and solving the case before the last chapter has been a good substitute!
Stacy blogs at A Novel Source
Katie is 19 and third eldest in a family of 10 children. She self-published her first historical fiction, Journey of Faith, and has since then been working on perfecting her writing abilities. Currently she is writing a medieval suspense with the working title of The Princess’ Assassin and is co-authoring a biblical fiction entitled Scattered Tears. Along with a passion for writing, she is an avid reader. Whenever she’s not on the computer writing, she’s sure to be reading. Besides that, Katie loves volleyball, hanging out with her siblings, and blogging.
Katie blogs at Legacy of a Writer
Dee Stewart is contributing writer to Hope for Women Magazine, The Master’s Artist Blog, and staff columnist for Christian Fiction Online Magazine. She is the owner of Christian Fiction Blog and Dee Gospel PR, an entertainment PR boutique.She was also an inspirational book reviewer for RT Book Reviews Magazine for five years until she became a published author in 2010.
She is also Miranda Parker, Kensingston Books author of A Good Excuse to Be Bad,book 1 in the Angel Crawford Bounty Hunter Series. She has been featured in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, RT Book Reviews Magazine and Publishers Weekly. She has also made featured author appearances for the 2011 (NBCC) National Book Club Convention, Black Pearl Magazine’s Chocolate Social, The Decatur Book Festival, and the Atlanta Press Club. She is also the Social Media/Marketing Head for the [ITW]International Thriller Writers, Inc. Debut Authors Program and a contributing editor to The Big Thrill.