Carol Cannon

CAROL CANNON is the author of women’s Christian fiction. In her novels, Carol brings to life captivating relationships that embrace family and lasting friendships, uplifting her readers with stories of faith and hope. 

Carol grew up in Indiana, but for over forty years she has lived near Hawkinsville, Georgia. which inspired her Southern small-town settings for both her Kerry and Heart & Soul Christian book series. Carol and David, her husband of fifty-three years, live in the log home that they, along with their three children, built. She is a devoted grandmother to seven grandchildren. 

She thanks God each and every day for her many blessings and for the support of her family and friends. She is humbly grateful to all her readers who have taken time out of their busy lives to read her books. Follow Carol on Facebook and Instagram. You can purchase Carol’s books in paperback and e-book through any online book seller.

Welcome Carol as a panelist for Turning a New Page book festival on January 27, 2024 at First Baptist Church, Perry, Georgia.

Jeannie Waters

Southern author, speaker, and blogger, Jeannie Waters, shares a homespun mix of biblical truth and heart-hugging encouragement. An award-winning writer, she’s the author of a 40-day devotional, A Place at His Table: God’s Daily Gifts to Satisfy Your Heart. Jeannie and her husband live in an historic Georgia city and enjoy five grandchildren.

Visit Jeannie at where she shares her love for Jesus and ideas for “Connecting with God and Each Other.” Find her on social media @jeanniewaters44.

Jonathan Rogers

Perry Page Turners welcomes Jonathan Rogers as a keynote speaker for Turning a New Page book festival on January 27, 2024 at First Baptist Church, Perry, GA.

Rogers, a native of Warner Robins, is the author of The Wilderking Trilogy (The Bark of the Bog Owl, The Secret of the Swamp King, and The Way of the Wilderking), The Charlatan’s Boy, and The Terrible Speed of Mercy: A Spiritual Biography of Flannery O’Connor. His other books include The World According to Narnia and a biography of Saint Patrick. He is the host of The Habit Membership for Writers and The Habit Podcast. Every Tuesday he sends out The Habit Weekly, a letter for writers (subscribe at Jonathan has spent his adult life in Nashville, Tennessee, where he and his wife Lou Alice raised a houseful of robustious children.

Lerita Coleman Brown

Lerita Coleman Brown is a most grateful heart (29 years) and kidney (18 years) transplant recipient and survivor of several other medical ordeals. She lives in Stone Mountain, Georgia, with her husband and their family includes two grown children, and one grandchild. Lerita savors reading, sitting in nature, gardening, sewing, watching college football, writing, viewing the visual and performing arts, telling stories, and laughing a lot. Retired from a career as a psychology professor, Lerita currently serves a spiritual director/companion, author, retreat leader, and speaker. She earned her BA from UC Santa Cruz and PhD from Harvard University. Lerita promotes contemplative spirituality, the living wisdom of Howard Thurman, and uncovering the peace and joy in one’s heart on her website, and other social media platforms. Lerita appears in the documentaries, Back Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story, and The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song. Her books, When the Heart Speaks, Listen—Discovering Inner Wisdom was published in 2019 and What Makes You Come Alive: A Spiritual Walk with Howard Thurman debuted in 2023.

Perry Page Turners is honored and humbled to have Dr. Brown speak on her latest book, What Makes You Come Alive: A Spiritual Walk with Howard Thurman. Dr. Lionel Brown, superintendent of Peach County Schools, will moderate the discussion on January 27, 2024 at Turning a New Page book festival, First Baptist Church, Perry, Ga. Please join us..

Jackie Riley

Perry Page Turners welcomes Jackie Riley to our book festival, Turning a New Page on January 27, 2024 at First Baptist Church, Perry, GA. Jackie has worked as an editor of books and journals for 30 years, and during that time has also served in management roles. Prior to finding her niche in the publishing world, she spent 10 years as a high school teacher and 3 years on a church staff. A Perry native and current resident of Macon, she holds degrees from Georgia College (M.Ed.), Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.R.E.), and Georgia Southern College (B.S. Ed.). Welcome, Jackie!

Linda Rodante

Born and raised in Florida, LINDA RODANTE loves the salt water, the sun and the swamp lands there. Now living in Tennessee, she is loving the mountains and the leaf changes and being able to say Merry Christmas in the Bible belt! 

Linda has always loved reading—especially mysteries and romantic suspense novels. As a middle schooler, she found Nancy Drew books thrilling, and then she went on to authors such as Agatha Christie and Mary Stewart. Today, she likes Dee Henderson, Irene Hannon, Kristen Heitzman and many other indie and traditional authors in Christian fiction.

Linda gave her life to Christ at twenty-six and discovered the miraculous love and existence Jesus has to offer. Her life has not always been easy, but has always included joy, laughter, and love. God’s “instruction manual,” she says, is life-altering!

After becoming a Christian, Linda lead prayer and women’s groups at her church. She worked with Concerned Women for America, and for five years as a Center Director for the Pregnancy Center of Pinellas County. Later, she volunteered with a Tampa/Clearwater task force against human trafficking for eight years. 

Linda’s first book placed as a finalist in the American Christian Fiction Genesis Contest and encouraged her to keep writing. She is still a member with ACFW, and with Word Weavers International and many online/Facebook Christian writers’ groups.

She and her husband now live in Tennessee. They have two grown sons, a wonderful daughter-in-law, and six wonderful grandchildren.

Perry Page Turners welcomes Linda Rodante to Turning a New Page book festival on January 27, 2024 at First Baptist Church, Perry, Georgia.

Randy Pierce

RANDY PIERCE grew up and still resides in Greene County, Mississippi. A graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Mississippi School of Law, he has served in the state legislature and on the Mississippi Supreme Court and has been the director of the Mississippi Judicial College in Oxford since 2016. The Peter Bay, his third novel, is the sequel to his debut, Pain Unforgiven. Randy will be a panelist for Turning a New Page book festival on January 27, 2024 at First Baptist Church, Perry, Georgia. Welcome, Randy!

Debi Hutchens

Although many may call her an author, DEBI MOZARK HUTCHENS considers herself just a “talker on paper.”    However, throughout her community, she is also known as a woman of faith, a prayer warrior, a friend, an encourager, a cheerleader, and a broken vessel that a lot of water spills from.  Having a deep passion to write since a child, it wasn’t until Debi went through her heart bypass journey that she discovered GOD was paving the way by using her adversity to open the door to fulfil her dream.  

A Georgia transplant since 1982, Debi’s greatest joy and accomplishment is her husband, Larry, of fifty-years, their four grown children and spouses, and ten grand-blessings (3 John 1:4).   She is the author of A Bypass in the Road: Journey of the Heart  and  Got a Hole in the Bottom of My Shoe, but it is well with My “Sole.”  Debi is also a contributor to several advent books and devotionals, is presently fervently working to finish her third book.Debi loves to share HIS hope wherever she goes.  Recognizing there are many looking to fill a deep void in their hearts apart from JESUS, she lives out the calling found in 1 Peter 3:15 (NIV), “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the Hope that you have.”   Debi also offers, “Drink from HIS Living Water and you’ll never thirst again. Promise.” 

Jennifer Greene-Sullivan

Jennifer Greene-Sullivan lives in Roddy, Georgia, with her husband and five children. She received her M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition from Valdosta State University, and she teaches English at Wheeler County High School in Alamo, Georgia. In addition to teaching, Jennifer attends The River Church @ Eastman, Georgia, where she enjoys leading worship. Jennifer has written five children’s books, which includes three Christian children’s books. Young readers will love her books: Purposeful DayA Friend for FestusJesus and the Rooster SeatEsmerelda’s Surprise, and  Attack of the Pocket Fuzz.

Jennifer Hunt

We are Turning a New Page with JENNIFER HUNT. Jennifer is a native Georgian, who recently returned to the state after an eleven-year absence. In 2023, she and her husband purchased a 100-year-old house in the historic mill town of Lindale, just outside of Rome, Georgia. Here Jennifer homeschools their four children, ages Kindergarten to 6th grade and writes distinctively Christian historical fiction with Southern settings. Jennifer will be a panelist on January 27, 2024 at First Baptist Church, Perry for our first annual book festival.

Jennifer is the author of the Sorrow and Song series, which follows one family from 1895 to the end of World War 2. Multigenerational family saga fiction is her specialty, and she weaves in real historical events and occasionally even stories from her own grandparents and great-grandparents. Her current series, The Wisteria House Trilogy, is set in 1920s Atlanta with mystery, adventure, and always a realistic and satisfying romance.

Jennifer is one of the leaders of the Christian Mommy Writers, a fellowship of over 100 women who write while in the busy season of raising their children. She has worked in vocational Christian ministry in both administrative and freelance ghostwriting positions, including for Church of the Apostles, Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, and Speak It to Book.