About Us

Novelist Carrie Fancett Pagels
Carrie Fancett Pagels, Ph.D.,  is Owner/Administrator of the Overcoming With God blog. Carrie is an ECPA bestselling and award-winning Christian historical romance author.  Her releases with Barbour Publishing include four novellas and one novel (one in 2016, three in 2017, one in 2018). Her novel, Saving the Marquise's Granddaughter, released with Pelican's White Rose imprint. Carrie’s novella, The Fruitcake Challenge, was a bestselling Amazon historical romance, reaching the #1 spot in December, 2014, and the sequel, The Lumberjack's Ball, released in April, 2015 with the third booking the series, Lilacs for Juliana releasing in August 2016. Her short story, “Snowed In,” appears in Guidepost Books’ A Christmas Cup of Cheer (2013). She’s the Amazon bestselling and top-rated author of Return to Shirley Plantation: A Civil War Romance (2013/rereleasee under new cover 2016). Her short story, “The Quilting Contest,” appears in Family Fiction’s The Story 2014 anthology. Carrie received Honorable Mention in the Maggie Awards for Excellence contest, 2014. Her novella The Substitute Bride was a Maggie Awards published Romance Novella finalist in 2016, the only inspirational book to do so. Learn more about Carrie at her newly redesigned website www.carriefancettpagels.com.

Teresa was raised in Columbia, South Carolina by wonderful Christian parents. She started taking piano lessons at the age of five. She met her husband, Carlton at church; he is the Worship Leader at Abundant Life Assembly, she is the pianist. They have been blessed with two sons who she home schooled (both are now in college.) An avid reader, Teresa will be found with a book (or Kindle) in her hand during free time. 

Bonnie Roof
Bonnie Roof was born and raised on a farm near Louisville, Kentucky, and has lived in Detroit and St. Joseph (in an apartment on the banks of Lake Michigan) - and also in Nashville and Gatlinburg. She was employed for 47 years - retiring in 2007, and moving back to Kentucky to live within 2 miles of where she was born. Bonnie has two sons and one granddaughter. In addition to her reading obsession, Bonnie loves music, sings and plays musical instruments, and enjoys baking, traveling, and photography.  She now write bi-monthly encouragement posts for Overcoming With God and is a beta-reader and reviewer of Christian Fiction books. 

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