Melanie is a native born Texan, but has lived most of her life in California. She is 51 years old, married with 6 children (that includes 2 daughter-in-laws), 3 grandchildren and a whole slew of children who call her Mom. Melanie’s heart of compassion beats for justice as she is passionate about being a voice for the voiceless. Her own journey of healing and freedom through God’s amazing love, fuels her desire to love others with the love of Christ. Melanie serves as the Local & Global Impact Pastor for Cucamonga Christian Fellowship. As much as she loves serving the local community, her heart is for all nations. Being a Brave Writer, her hope is to authentically share her journey with others.
Lorretta Stembridge is a lifelong artist, writer and photographer who loves to take the things or people others may overlook or cast aside and turn them into something beautiful. Some may call this folk art, she calls this redemption. She loves Jesus, Her husband & family, cats, and coffee–in that order. Lorretta plays well with others, doesn’t run with scissors and the only thing she loves more than cooking is eating! Lorretta writes at Dancing on the Dash www.dancingonthedash.com
Angela Giles Klocke
My name is Angela Giles Klocke (Soft G, Long I = Giles / Clock + E = Klocke). I am a daughter of God, a mom of three, a wife to my best friend, a sister to many, a friend to many more, a mentor…a woman who has survived. I am a writer, photographer, speaker, and activist, and I love using my gifts to help others and to bring beauty into this world. It is my goal to live brave every single day. (Bio photo by Photography by Nic Champlin https://www.facebook.com/pages/Photography-by-Nic-Champlin/553186744732014)