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David John Ford
David John Ford Lake County Authorfest


His own 15 years experience with the ups and downs of small-town ministry helped inspire David John Ford’s book, Confessions of a Small Town Minister. Ford is now re-experiencing university life again as he studies for his PhD in historical theology at Trinity Divinity School in Deerfield, Ill. He and his wife, Kris, have two daughters, also in college.

CA Verstraete
Fiction & Young Adult
CA Verstraete Lake County Authorfest

With this being the 125th anniversary of the infamous Borden murders, Christine (CA) Verstraete’s latest book, Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter, is based on the real-life trial and provides a “different” solution to the historic case. Her young adult novel, GIRL Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie, tackles the zombie outbreak from the viewpoint of a teen turning part-zombie. She also enjoys writing short fiction and is working on more stories set in Lizzie Borden’s Fall River.

For more information, visit her blog, or her website,