Allen Steadham created comic books and webcomics before he started writing novels. He has been married to his wife, Angel, since 1995 and they have two sons and a daughter. When not writing stories, Allen and his wife are singers, songwriters and musicians. They have been in a Christian band together since 1997. They live in Central Texas.
Bridget Chambers has spent the better part of a decade building and refining her own private practice, where she serves as a Life Coach, Writer, and GenY personal development expert. She has enabled a myriad of people to move from doubt to direction by implementing a unique “Plot Twist” approach, which puts a client in charge of his or her own life. Through one-on-one coaching sessions, speaking engagements, and contributions to the media, she finds deep joy in piecing together all the small pictures that form the intricate mosaics of her clients’ lives.
Her advice and lifestyle essays have been featured in Teen Vogue, The List, SheKnows, Elite Daily, The Huffington Post and Thrive Global. Her print debut was her contribution to the latest Chicken Soup for the Soul book published in 2018. She currently resides in Chicago with her husband, where you can find her blasting Broadway showtunes, tweeting to Gloria Estefan, and of course, writing.
Energy Healer, Intuitive, Speaker, Teacher, International Best Selling Author and Host of Guided Spirit Conversations.
Marla is an Energy Healer, Intuitive, Speaker, Teacher, International Best Selling Author, and Host of Guided Spirit Conversations podcast.
Her mission and purpose in life is to inspire, motivate and educate her clients and all that she connects with through her books and podcast, through the use of her tools and techniques to help them enhance or shift their life circumstances.
Marla began her spiritual journey during a very difficult time in her life she was forced to evaluate her choices and what direction her life was taking.
During this time of evaluation, she serendipitously met her first teacher at a women’s conference. As Marla sat through her presentation, she resonated with everything that she said. By the time her talk was completed Marla knew that she would be attending her school.
During her three years of attendance at Inner Focus Mystery School, she was trained in 14 different healing techniques. Following her graduation of Inner Focus, she continued her education by learning additional techniques. To date, Marla has been trained in over 20 healing modalities.
In addition to her practice with clients, Marla is a contributing author in 2 best selling books, one becoming and International best seller. She has also authored her first solo writing endeavor: My F*cking Long Journey to Loving Myself: A Guide to a Shorter Path. Marla also hosts a podcast, Guided Spirit Conversations.
Shawn is a #1 ranked motivational author, unlimited thinker, and lifetime entrepreneur with a history of inspiring others. A seven-time author, Shawn is also the creator of Extra Mile Day…a day recognizing the power we each have to create positive change when we “go the extra mile.” (On 11/1/19, 533 cities made the declaration and recognized local extra-mile heroes.)
Shawn walks his talk. Besides having inspired tens of thousands through his speaking and writing (including an inspirational speaking tour in the Philippines attended by 20,000 attendees), Shawn’s built a million dollar company, pedaled a bike solo across the U.S. (twice), and created adventures in 45+ countries including having walked over 3,000 miles across seven countries since 2014 (England, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France and 750 miles around Shikoku, Japan.) He will be walking across Scotland in May 2020. Still…he believes his greatest adventures and success are waiting to be lived.
Extra Mile Day & Extra Mile America History: In 2009, in order to symbolize the “go the extra mile” message, Shawn Anderson (a non-bicyclist) pedaled 4,000 miles ocean-to-ocean, interviewed 200+ people along the way whom had been identified as having gone the extra mile, and then gave $10,000 of his own money to the people and organizations whose stories most inspired him. As a part of that cross-country extra-mile ride, Extra Mile Day (11/1)……a day recognizing the capacity we each have to create positive change in our families, our organizations, our communities and ourselves when we “go the extra mile”… was created with 23 inaugural cities. The momentum of this unique day has continued to build each year since, and on November 1, 2019, 533 mayors and cities made the “Extra Mile Day” declaration and recognized people who are “going the extra mile” to make a difference in volunteerism and service in their community.
Book titles include: The Four Fibs, SOAR to the Top!, Amicus 101: A Story About the Pursuit of Purpose and Overcoming Life’s Chaos, Extra Mile America: Stories of Inspiration, Possibility and Purpose, Lessons From A. Friend, A Better Life: An Inspiring Story About Starting Over