Madison Street Publishing is pleased to introduce you to our authors, the talent that make our adventures possible. At MSP our authors are not just business partners but family. After all, that’s the way we started.

Amy Hayes

Amy makes her home in Portland, Oregon with her husband Doug where they have raised five children and are now thoroughly enjoying four grandchildren. Her commitment to Jesus Christ has inspired her to serve numerous people in her church as a pastor’s wife and wedding coordinator. Her books, I Am My Beloved’s: Christian Devotionals for the Bride to Be (Madison Street Publishing, 2012), All Things are Ready: A Bride’s Complete Christian Wedding Planner (Doorposts Publishing, 2012), and Advent and Christmas in Family Worship (Doorposts Publishing), are the fruit of these labors.

When not busy with grandbabies, writing and teaching, Amy enjoys photography, cooking and gardening. She continues to work with brides most summers and gives wedding-related advice on her blog.

Philippa Jane Keyworth

Known to her friends as Pip, Philippa has been writing since she was twelve in every notebook she could find. Add to this her love for reading, history, and horse-riding, and you have the perfect recipe for creating Regency romances. Pip’s debut novel, The Widow’s Redeemer (Madison Street Publishing, 2012), brings to life the romance between a young widow with an indomitable spirit and a wealthy viscount with an unsavory reputation.

You can find out more about Philippa by going to her blog, checking out her Facebook page, or following her on Twitter.

Headshot 1Rosanne E. Lortz

One of the founding members of MSP, Rosanne E. Lortz is a Reformed Christian, a medieval enthusiast, and a native of Portland, Oregon. She graduated from New St. Andrews College. in 2005 with a B. A. in Liberal Arts and Culture. For five years, she taught high school classes in history, literature, and music before giving up her teaching career to write full time. She married David Spears in December of 2009 and the couple now have three boys: Adam, Oliver, and Marcus.

Rosanne’s first novel, I Serve: A Novel of the Black Prince, was published in 2009 under the label Anno Domini. Her second novel, Road from the West: Book I of the Chronicles of Tancred, was released in 2011 by Madison Street Publishing. MSP has also acquired the rights to the next two books in the Chronicles of Tancred trilogy, with Flower of the Desert slated to be released in 2013 and Prince of the East in 2015. You can find out more about Rosanne and her writings at her Official Author Website.

Photo Credit: Adam Emperor Southard

Photo Credit: Adam Emperor Southard

Scott D. Southard

Scott D. Southard, the author of A Jane Austen Daydream, swears he is not obsessed with Jane Austen. He is also the author of the novels: My Problem with Doors, Megan, Permanent Spring Showers, Maximilian Standforth and the Case of the Dangerous Dare, and 3 Days in Rome. With his eclectic writing he has found his way into radio, being the creator of the radio comedy series The Dante Experience. The production was honored with the Golden Headset Award for Best MultiCast Audio and the Silver Ogle Award for Best Fantasy Audio Production. Scott received his Master’s in writing from the University of Southern California. Scott can be found on the internet via his writing blog “The Musings & Artful Blunders of Scott D. Southard” where he writes on far-ranging topics like writing, art, books, TV, writing, parenting, life, movies, and writing. He even shares original fiction on the site. Currently, Scott resides in Michigan with his very understanding wife, his two patient children, and a very opinionated dog named Bronte.


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