MEET THE AUTHORS
Dylan is the #1 Bestselling author of Inspired - 7 Steps to Your Most Inspired Life. She is a fitness coach and inspiration leader from Florida who aims to help all women live healthy, happy, inspired lives. A former teacher turned self-made entrepreneur and busy mother of Irish twins under two, Dylan wakes up at 4:30 every morning and lives her life in pursuit of helping women all over the country reach their true potential. She is an absolute inspiration with boundless energy and a healthy appetite for adventure. When she’s not running, reading and adventuring with her family, she is coaching & writing to inspire others.
MEGHAN JOY YANCY
Meghan is a vibrant and talented writer, artist, entrepreneur and blogger. A woman of many passions, she is mostly known for her carefree attitude and endless creative spirit. From raising and homeschooling her six children, navigating an evolving interracial marriage, maintaining a small farmhouse in Minnesota to growing multiple successful businesses from scratch, Meghan does it all! Her book aims to inspire readers to “live for TODAY” by finding joy in the particulars of life. Her book is set to release in 2020 following her family’s cross-country RV travels!
Katie is a passionate mom of three living in Atlanta. She’s been blogging and writing for over a decade as an outlet for authentic storytelling and has spent the last four years building a community of women through vulnerable conversation. Her emotional work on body image and redefining beauty has gone viral globally by way of Good Morning America, CNN, Inside Edition, and more. In 2019 she launched a podcast, “If I’m Being Honest, with Katie Crenshaw” as a way to elevate the voiceless and normalize the human experience by breaking down walls and teaching others that the most important thing in life is to be unapologetically YOU. She is also a mental health advocate and the 2020 Spokesperson for The Blue Dot Project. Katie and Ady Meschke co-authored Her Body Can—a book of self-love and body positivity for young girls is available now on Amazon!
Ady is an Atlanta-based entrepreneur and boy mom living out her dreams as a world-renowned travel blogger of 8 years. The founder of Verbal Gold Blog and Social Gold, she clouts a body positivity message and aims to let women everywhere know that “all ages and sizes should love themselves and feel worthy to live their best life.” She is also the owner of a body-inclusive active wear company that has been featured in Shape and The Today Show, aiming to help all women learn to love the shape of their bodies. More than anything she wants to inspire all women, young or not, to dream their biggest dreams possible and keep trying no matter what—because those dreams, with enough hard work, can absolutely come true. Ady and Katie Crenshaw co-authored Her Body Can—a book of self-love and body positivity for young girls, available now on Amazon!
Mackenzi is an eloquent midwestern blogger and Momma of two who focuses her life on her family, home, work, and holding God at the center of it all. Her role in communications for her local church and on her own blog and social media accounts have taught her a lot about how to maintain a healthy faith-based relationship with social media. Her book, set to release in 2020, aims at helping Mommas navigate the world of Instagram by understanding balance and abiding in God’s word. She believes there is a significant beauty in being able to share our lives and passions with the world through our individual lenses.
Christine is a refreshingly sunny blogger and Mama who aims at connecting a community of Mamas in all stages of life. Her blog and Instagram focus on fresh and fun lifestyle suggestions, sharing her motherhood journey, and gardening tips from her family farm & apple orchard in New York! Christine’s peonies are simply gorgeous….and her thoughtful sharing embodies motherhood at its finest.
Jen is a thirty-something executive assistant from Arkansas with an exquisite and exhilarating story to tell. After growing up in a strictly conservative family, she married very young and started on a path to a life she thought she was supposed to live. What she learned, instead, after surviving a traumatizing divorce, was that life’s beauty lies in the unexpected path God often puts us on. Jen’s mission to share her story with other women experiencing loss and divorce is to prove that the light on the other side…is totally worth it. Her book, Finding Jen, is set to release in 2020.
To learn more about Jen and follow her story, you can find her on Instagram @jen_rochelle
A husband, and father of three, Kelly approaches every aspect of his life (whether business or pleasure) with joy and optimism, a thirst for knowledge, and a yearning for personal growth and achievement. An avid reader with a passion for creative writing, he is excited to launch his first early reader's book, Cool Jolly Greg and The Slim Fit Pants in the summer of 2020.
Cool Jolly Greg and The Slim Fit Pants is a fun and reflective look at how the pervasiveness of phones and social media come with many unintended consequences, especially for today's younger generations who have never known any different.
Lucas Chen, the author of A Boy and the Caterpillar Rescue, is a 9-year-old avid outdoorsman who loves animals, biking, ice skating and fishing. When he isn’t enjoying the outdoors, playing piano, trying new foods and cheering for his favorite Minnesota sports teams with his brothers, he continues to write with the hope of publishing more books in the future.
A Boy and the Caterpillar Rescue is a profound and charming true story of a young boy who rescues a caterpillar from near danger and builds a secret home for him on top of the refrigerator, with the hope of watching it turn into a butterfly without his mother knowing. As he learns to take responsibility and care for his caterpillar, Lucas also learns a significant lesson about life and death and the importance of accepting outcomes we cannot change.