Katheryn Haddad spends an average of 500 hours to research each historical novel she writes. That includes reading writings of ancient historians such as Josephus, investigating archaeological digs for city layouts and culture, etc. "I don't want my characters riding down a road that did not exist yet," she says. Even the names of characters are from the location and era she is writing about.
This author was born in the cold north, but now lives in Arizona where she does not have to shovel sunshine. She enjoys hot weather, palm trees and cacti in her yard, and a computer with the letters worn off.
With a bachelor's degree in English, Bible and social science from Harding University and part of a master's degree in Bible, including Greek, from the Harding Graduate School of Theology, she also has a master's degree in management and human relations from Abilene University.
Her newspaper column appeared for several years in newspapers in Texas and North Carolina ~ Little Known Facts About the Bible ~ and she has written for numerous Christian publications.
For 20 years, she was a genealogist, and traced her family back to the early 1600s in England, Wales, Germany and France.
Currently, she teaches English over the internet every morning, using the Bible as a text book. Most of her students are Muslims. She has taught some 6000 thus far, and has former students, now Christians, in hiding in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Jordan, Uzbekistan, and Palestine. "They are my heroes" she declares.
She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Christian Writers of the West, and is also an energetic public speaker who can touch the heart of audiences.
Author Website: inspirationsbykatheryn.com
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