Meet The Candid Gals

Meet the Candid Gals

Candidly Christian is powered by a group of women working together to help you grow in your walk with God. We refer to ourselves as the Candid gals, and each of one us is a real woman, living real life. We aren’t on a stage. We won’t put on airs, or try to look better than we really are. We share the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to living life as a Christian woman in the real world. Find out more about our authors below:

Candid Gal, Heather HartHeather Hart | Founder

Heather Hart is an internationally best-selling and award-winning author who has an unquenchable passion for Jesus. Her desire is to help women of all ages embrace who they were created to be and find their true beauty in Christ. Heather knows that the one thing every girl needs is a little honesty, so she’s not afraid to get candid and share her struggles. Her hope that is through her writing, she can help others soak up the love of Jesus.

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Candid Gal, Jamie HamptonJaime Hampton | Author

Jaime Hampton lives in Southcentral Alaska with her husband and three children. She has been involved with ministry to children and youth for over twenty years. Jaime writes Christian nonfiction, and has a passion for studying the Bible. She also enjoys camping with her family, roasting (and drinking!) coffee, and the crazy life that comes with being a hockey mom.

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Candid Gal, Stephanie CarterStephanie Carter | Author

Stephanie Carter is an author, Bible teacher, a certified forgiveness coach with Forgiving Forward ministries, and the mom of two sons. She is a passionate lover of Jesus Christ. She has her Masters in Theology and resides in the Atlanta,Georgia area. Her purpose in life is to instill discipline, integrity,and uncompromising spirit within women in their covenant marriages and lives.

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Candid Gal, Alana TerryAlana Terry | Author

Alana is a pastor’s wife, self-diagnosed chicken lady, and Christian suspense author. She and her family live in rural Alaska where the northern lights in the winter and midnight sun in the summer make hauling water, surviving the annual mosquito apocalypse, and cleaning goat stalls in negative forty degrees worth every second. 

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Candid Gal, Laura MarshallLaura J. Marshall | Author

Laura J. Marshall works a full-time job, runs several small businesses , is an author and has been raising five sons for almost a quarter of a century. She’s tired of where she’s wandered and is coming back to the heart of Jesus. Join her here for I’m Surrounded and visit her at

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Candid Gal, Sheila Qualls

Sheila Qualls | Author

Sheila is passionate about encouraging wives through a window of humor and transparency, one awkward moment at a time. She’s a former journalist and editor for the U.S. Army’s award-winning newspaper, The Cannoneer. She’s now a stay-at-home mom, speaker and writer. She’s been married to her high school sweetheart for over 30 years. She writes and speaks about the affects of kids, homeschooling, corporate relocations, emotional baggage and a series of other unfortunate events on her 30-year marriage. You can follow her on Facebook where she supplies practical tools and Christian resources to equip women to live and love better. She also blogs at, the MOPS Blog, Crosswalk, Scary Mommy, and Grown and Flown.

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Candid Gal, Sherry ChambleeSherry Chamblee | Author

Sherry Chamblee is an aspiring author of Christian fiction, mom of six, wife to a cool dude, and caregiver to his granny.  She is doing her best to let God do His best in her, and often failing, but trying to get back up again.

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Candid Gal, Jessica SchneiderJessica Schneider | Author

Jessica is a writer who desires for women to know that they are loved by a beautiful Creator, and in hopes to encourage women in their walks with Christ, she began blogging on her site The Path I Follow. Coffee, chocolate, and pink roses are her love languages, and she will use any excuse possible to make cupcakes. But above all she has a deep love for Christ, and a desire to follow where He will lead. Jessica currently lives in Norwalk, CT with her husband Mike, and two children, Charlie and Olivia. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, walks at the beach, helping with women’s ministry at her church, and relaxing on her parent’s boat.

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Candid Gal, Debbie EricksonDebbie Erickson | Author

Debbie Erickson grew up in a small town in Northern Indiana with her dog and best friend, Susie. Since her first encounter with Baum’s Wizard of Oz, her passion turned into a desire to create fantastical stories of imaginary worlds and time travel because of the milieu. Debbie officially began her writing career when she enrolled in some courses at the Institute of Children’s Literature. When she’s not writing, you can find her on the golf course along with other outside activities. Debbie was also a peer counselor for a pregnancy care center so every life is important to her. God is the wind beneath her wings, and Jesus is the Rock of her salvation.

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Candid Gal, Laura RathLaura Rath | Author

Laura Rath enjoys writing to encourage women in their walk with Christ. She shares stories of her own faith journey on her blog, Journey in Faith, and is a regular contributor for several Christian websites. Laura is a wife and mother and enjoys spending time with her family, reading, going deeply into God’s Word, and speaking at women’s events. You can find her on her blog, as well as Twitter and Facebook.

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Candid Gal, Victoria GraceVictoria Grace | Author

Victoria is a Christian freelance editor. She has a passion to share the peace that only Jesus can give, especially with those who are struggling with anxiety and panic, through her new blog, The Bible Blankie Blog, and on Facebook. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and teenage daughter, along with three rabbits and a guinea pig.

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Candid Gal, Emma RightEmma Right | Author

Emma Right is an award-winning and Amazon best-selling author of several children and young adult novels and a homeschooling mom of five. She believes that all children can reach and excel their God-given potential and she has a passion to equip children for Christ. As an avid reader she consumes at least one novel a week if not more. However, she finds many of the books these days unsuitable for young people and believes fiction that’s fun to read and with a powerful message can still be wholesome. Once upon a time she was a copywriter for two major advertising agencies and won several awards, including the prestigious Clio Award.

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Candid Gal, Barbara FordBarbara Ford | Author

Barbara Ford is an author and elementary teacher in southern Iowa. She enjoys reading, being outdoors, and is involved in children’s ministry at Trinity Christian Church. Barbara has two daughters and seven grandchildren.

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