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Carol Gordon Ekster
When not working on her books, Carol Gordon Ekster spends time doing yoga, reading, and bike riding. She is the author of Where Am I Sleeping Tonight? A Story of Divorce and Ruth the Sleuth and the Messy Room. Carol was a passionate elementary school teacher for thirty-five years. Now retired, Carol is grateful that her writing allows her to continue communicating with children. She lives in Andover, MA with her husband Mark.


Titles with Pauline:
Before I Sleep: I Say Thank You



Stephanie Engelman

Stephanie Engelman spent the first decades of her life as a very lukewarm Christian, but quickly caught fire for Christ when she was called into full communion with the Catholic Church. That fire led her to write her first book, a Catholic young adult novel entitled A Single Bead.  Since its release by Pauline Teen in January, the book has been recognized as an Amazon best seller. Stephanie is a wife and mother to five children. Her family's lives changed dramatically last November when her husband suffered a near-fatal heart attack and subsequent serious brain injury. Stephanie blogs about faith, foibles, and the struggles of adapting to life as a caregiver at http://afewbeadsshort.com/

Title with Pauline:
A Single Bead



Father George P. Evans has been a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston since 1977. He holds a doctorate in theology from The Catholic University of America, has served as a pastor and a spiritual director. He regularly teaches courses in theology and spirituality at Pope St. John XXIII and St. John's Seminaries. He is currently administrator of Holy Name Parish, West Roxbury, Massachusetts. He has written on the place of the saints in the Church, led many retreats, and offered spiritual direction.


Title with Pauline:
John of the Cross



Sr. Anne Joan Flanagan

A Daughter of St. Paul for over 30 years, Sr. Anne Flanagan served as catechetical author and editor for Pauline Books & Media, Boston, and is a specialist in the spirituality of the Pauline Family. Sister Anne is an enthusiastic blogger and holds a Master's Degree in Religious Studies (St. Charles Seminary, Overbrook, PA) and a  Certificate in Spiritual Formation (Catholic Theological Union, Chicago).

Titles with Pauline:
5 Keys to Understanding Pope Francis
Children's Way of the Cross
Come to Jesus!
Be Sealed



Bruno Forte

Bruno Forte was ordained to the priesthood in 1973 and named Archbishop of Chieti-Vasto, Italy, in 2004. A renowned theologian, Forte obtained his doctorate in theology at the Theological Faculty of Naples, Italy, and subsequently studied in Tübingen, Germany, and Paris, France.

In 2011, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him one of the founding members of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization. Forte is also a member of the Pontifical Council for Culture and the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity. For two five-year terms he was part of the International Theological Commission of the Holy See.

Titles with Pauline:
Face to Face with Jesus: Reflections for a Disciple
Why Go to Confession?


Angela Franks

Angela Franks, Ph.D., has a doctorate in theology and an M.A. in philosophy.  She is a full-time professor at the Theological Institute for the New Evangelization at St. John’s Seminary.  Angela is in demand as a speaker, author, and teacher.  She is the author of Margaret Sanger’s Eugenic Legacy: The Control of Female Fertility (2005) and contributed a chapter to Women, Sex, and the Church (2010).  Her latest book is Contraception and Catholicism (2013). She writes and speaks on abortion, eugenics, the theology of the body, marriage, contraception, and feminism, among other topics. 

Titles with Pauline:
Contraception and Catholicism: What the Church Teaches and Why
Women, Sex, and the Church: A Case for Catholic Teaching



M. Jean Frisk

A member of the Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary, Jean Frisk holds a licentiate in sacred theology from the Marian Library / International Marian Research Institute. Her research explores how we teach about Mary, the Mother of Jesus, in catechetical texts and media resources. She has authored award-winning texts on various aspects of Marian spirituality, is a textbook consultant, and teaches Marian catechesis at the International Marian Research Institute where she also oversees the maintenance of Marian art and a vast collection of nativities.

Titles with Pauline:
Joyous Expectation: Journeying through Advent with Mary
Mary's Way of the Cross: Walking with the Mother of Jesus



Fabiola Garza
Fabiola Garza is a Character Artist at Disney Design Group in Orlando, FL. Prior to these ventures she attended Rhode Island School of Design and went on to work with Hasbro, Hitpoint Studios and Callaway Digital Arts. Fabiola hopes to inspire the young and young at heart to reach new heights of holiness and whimsy with the pictures and words she creates. Some personal quirks include a love of animated features, the counsel of St. Francis de Sales and learning all the skills of a warrior princess.


Titles with Pauline:
The Story of Saint John Paul II: A Boy Who Became Pope



Sr. Mary Kathleen Glavich

Sr. Kathleen Glavich, a Sister of Notre Dame, taught for thirteen years before becoming general editor for the Christ Our Life religion series (Loyola Press), a position she held for fifteen years. She has had more than fifty books published, including two Catholic Press Association award-winners. Most recently Sr. Kathleen has served as a member of the parish staff at St. Dominic Parish in her native Cleveland, Ohio. 

Titles with Pauline:
Saint Therese of Lisieux: The Way of Love
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta: Missionary of Charity
Totally Catholic!: A Catechism for Kids and Their Parents and Teachers


John and Claire Grabowski

John and Claire Grabowski have been married for thirty years, have been blessed with five children and are expecting their second grandchild. For over twenty years, the Grabowskis have been involved in marriage preparation and have given marriage talks and retreats as a couple. John has been on the faculty of the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., for twenty-four years. In September 2009, John and Claire were appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to serve as a member couple on the Pontifical Council for the Family. They also serve together in a “post-Cana” marriage ministry in their home parish of Saint Ignatius of Loyola in Ijamsville, Maryland.  

Titles with Pauline:
The Role of the Christian Family in the Modern World Anniversary Edition


Nancy Groves

Nancy Groves is a medical social worker with over twenty years experience as an educator and therapist, counseling many patients facing serious and life-threatening illnesses. From those experiences came her first book, Facing Illness, Finding Peace (Pauline Books & Media, 2011).  Life review is an important part of her work and affirms the value of each individual’s life. Remembering the richness of life, through each milestone and within the context of one’s faith, brings patients closer to their families and God.  Mrs. Groves has presented seminars in hospital, university, and church settings on the emotional impact of serious illness and has served on the Michigan Department of Public Health AIDS Advisory Board. She is the author of numerous articles on grief and long-term illness. She is also the author of the self-published book A Grandparent’s Gift Of Memories—A Pilgrimage With The Saints.

Titles with Pauline:
Facing Illness, Finding Peace

Carol A. Grund

Growing up in Michigan, Carol Grund spent a lot of time scribbling stories into notebooks. But it wasn’t until she had three kids of her own that she knew she wanted to write for children. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in many magazines and several anthologies, including Friend 2 Friend (Pauline Books & Media), and Ladybug, Ladybug (Carus Publishing).

Titles with Pauline:
Anna Mei, Cartoon Girl
Anna Mei, Escape Artist
Anna Mei, Blessing in Disguise


David Hajduk

David Hajduk has more than twenty years of experience in religious education and youth, family life, and pro-life ministries. Since 1998, he has been a member of the Religious Studies Department at Delbarton School in Morristown, New Jersey, and since 2002, he has held the position of Director of Campus Ministry. David has been an Adjunct Professor of Systematic Theology at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology since 2008, teaching courses in John Paul II’s Theology of the Body and sexual ethics. David is the author of God's Plan for You: Life, Love, Marriage, & Sex (Pauline Books & Media, 2006), a book for teens on the Theology of the Body, which received the Catholic Press Association of the United States & Canada Book Award in 2007. He has also written Protecting Your Purity: Help from St. Thomas Aquinas and the Angelic Warfare Confraternity (New Hope Publications, 2009), and is widely published in popular Catholic journals. David resides in New Jersey with his wife Shannon, and their ten children whom they homeschool.

Titles with Pauline:
God's Plan for You: Life, Love, Marriage, & Sex


Julia Harrell

Julia Harrell is a lifelong lover of books and of storytelling. She is a former elementary school teacher turned wife and stay-at-home mother. She holds a masters degree in education from the University of Maryland and a masters in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. She combines her two passions by writing children’s literature about the Catholic faith. Julia is an avid runner, reader, and traveler who lives outside Washington, DC with her husband and two young children.

Titles with Pauline:
How to Be a Hero



Marilee Haynes
Marilee Haynes was born and raised in Michigan and attended twelve years of Catholic school. After graduating college, she had a successful career in marketing and education. She married her husband in 2005 and shortly after, relocated to North Carolina. A lifelong lover of books, she finds great joy in both reading and writing for children. A full-time stay-at-home mom to three children, she writes middle-grade fiction in stolen quiet moments (in other words, when everyone else is asleep). 

Titles with Pauline:
a.k.a. genius
Genius Under Construction




Sr. Kathryn J. Hermes

A member of the Daughters of St. Paul, Kathryn James Hermes has an M.T.S. from Weston Jesuit School of Theology and an advanced certificate in Scripture. Besides her work for Pauline Books & Media as director of digital publishing, she gives numerous presentations throughout the US and Canada. She lives in Massachusetts.

Titles with Pauline:
Surviving Depression: A Catholic Approach
Prayers for Surviving Depression
The Surviving Depression Journal
Cherished by the Lord: 100 Meditations
Holding on to Hope: The Journey Beyond Darkness
Making Peace with Yourself
Beginning Contemplative Prayer
Minute Meditations for Lent
Jesus: Help in Every Need
St. Joseph: Help for Life's Emergencies
Courage in Chaos: Wisdom from Francis de Sales
A Simple Life: Wisdom From Jane Frances de Chantal


Kara Kelley Heyne

K. Kelley Heyne is a homeschooling mom who was homeschooled herself. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband Peter and their four children who keep her busy and entertained. In her free time, she writes articles and novels on subjects ranging from parenting advice to fiction. 

Titles with Pauline:
The Locket's Secret

Sr. Mary Lea Hill

Sister Mary Lea Hill, a member of the Daughters of St. Paul since 1964, has enjoyed communicating the faith through a variety of apostolic assignments. Her skills as a story teller were honed as director of audiovisual productions when Pauline Books & Media first produced animated features in the early 80s. An editor and author for many years, Sister Mary Lea has written several books, including the best-selling Basic Catechism (co-authored with Sister Susan Helen Wallace). 

Titles with Pauline:
Prayer and You: Wit and Wisdom from the Crabby Mystic
Saints Alive! The Faith Proclaimed
Saints Alive! The Gospel Witnessed
Basic Catechism: FAQs About the Catholic Faith
Saint Paul: The Thirteenth Apostle
Saint Edith Stein: Blessed by the Cross
Peace in Prayer: Wisdom from Teresa of Avila


R. Scott Hurd

Scott Hurd is a Catholic author with over twenty years' experience in professional ministry. He presently serves as Senior Director for Leadership Formation with Catholic Charities USA.

"Forgiveness: A Catholic Approach," his first book, received an "Excellence in Publishing" award from the Association of Catholic Publishers. His third book, "When Faith Feels Fragile: Hope for the Wary, Weak, and Wandering," received an award in 2014 from the Catholic Press Association, placing second in the "Popular Presentation of the Catholic Faith" category. Also, in April of that year it was designated a finalist in the Association of Catholic Publisher's "Excellence in Publishing" award competition in the "Inspirational" category.

He has earned degrees from Oxford University and the University of Richmond and currently lives in his hometown of Alexandria, Virginia, with his three children.