Katheryn Maddox Haddad spends an average of 300 hours researching before she writes a historical novel—ancient historians such as Josephus, archaeological digs so she can know the layout of cities, their language culture and politics.
Having grown up freezing in the northern United States, she now lives in Arizona where she doesn’t have to shovel sunshine. She basks in 100-degree weather, palm trees, cacti, and a computer with most of the letters worn off.
The author of sixty-eight books, both non-fiction and fiction, she sees no letup in the future. For many years, she has been sending out every morning a daily scripture and short inspirational thought to some 30,000 people around the world.
Half of her day she spends writing, and the other half teaching English over the internet worldwide using the Bible as textbook. She has taught over 6000 Muslims through World English Institute. Students she has converted to Christianity are in hiding in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Uzbekistan, Somalia, Jordan, Pakistan, and Palestine. “They are my heroes,” she declares.
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.
She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Christian Writers of the West, and Historical Novel Society, and is also an energetic public speaker who can touch the heart of audiences.
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