Guest Judges (Authors)

Listed below are the authors who have graciously taken time to share their wonderful gifts & talents as guest judges here at Ritty's Adventures in Writing - Writing Challenges!

Various ways you can connect with the judges/authors is also included! Make sure to stop by their blogs/links/social media connections and leave them a word of encouragement!

Marcy G. Dyer is a Registered Nurse and suspense author. Like so many other writers, she
began writing at a very young age, but never took herself seriously as a "real" writer until about ten years ago when she began taking courses and learning the craft of writing. She currently has two novels from the Desert Winds Series available: Down & Out and Out for Blood. In addition to writing, Marcy is a freelance editor. She does editing for individuals, Desert Breeze Publishing, and Prism Book Group.

Marcy is an alumnus of the Christian Writer's Guild and long-time member of American Christian Fiction Writers. She hosts a small critique group for ACFW and is involved in two other critique groups. For anyone seriously interested in becoming an author, she recommends a strong, diverse critique group to help authors hone crafts.

In addition to maintaining her website,, Marcy hosts a blog to help those with autoimmune diseases. While many autoimmune diseases aren't visible, they still cause chronic pain and disability. If you would like more information, please visit

As followers of Jesus Christ, Marcy and her family are active members of Crossroads Fellowship in Odessa, Texas. Sermons are carried live via the web at our online campus - at the following times on Sundays - 9:30 & 11:00 and 5:00 & 7:00 central time.

Deborah Heal

"I am on my fourth career.

First I was a farmer’s wife, homeschool mom, and then finally high school English teacher. But now I’m living my lifelong dream of being an author. It didn’t come easy or fast. As a matter of fact, my first book, Time and Again, was 18 years in the making. Unclaimed Legacy was released in September 2012, and Every Hill and Mountain completed the trilogy in April 2013. These novels span several genres. They’re part sci-fi, part Christian fantasy, and part Christian historical fiction."

Connect with Deborah: Facebook ~ Website

Tamara Leigh is the wife of one, the mother of two, a once-upon-a-time Speech and Language Pathologist, and an award-winning best-selling author.

Connect with Tamara: Facebook ~ Website

To learn more about Suzanne Hartman - click here

AUTHOR OF PERIL: A Fast Track Thriller (Available at on-line bookstores in print or Kindle formats)
Consulting Editor with Port Yonder Press 

Connect with Suzanne: FACEBOOK ~ TWITTER 
Cathy Lynn Bryant
Inspired by interesting characters and events uncovered while doing genealogical research, mother and daughter writing team, Cathy Lynn Bryant and Jessica Marie Dorman, who live in beautiful New England, have masterfully woven the stories of real people and fictional characters from the 17th century to develop this inspirational, romantic, work of historical fiction. Lost Love and Shipwrecked is the first in the series, Unshakable Faith. The second book, Grandmother’s Namesake, will be out in June of 2013. 

Connect with Cathy: WEBSITE ~ FACEBOOK 

Rosemary Hines was a middle school teacher for fifteen years, teaching the craft of writing. She has led a variety of women’s Bible studies and been published in magazines such as Woman’s World and Signs of the Times. She is the author of the Sandy Cove Series ~ Out of a Dream, Through the Tears, and Into Magnolia ~ suspenseful, contemporary Christian fiction. She and her husband are parents and grandparents. They live in Orange County, California, and teach Sunday school at Calvary Chapel Living Word. 
For more information, please visit her website or connect with her via Facebook: