Category Archives: 2013 Speakers

Jenny L. Cote

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Award-winning Author, Speaker and Producer Jenny L. Cote developed an early passion for God, history and young people, and beautifully blends these passions together in her two fantasy fiction series, The Amazing Tales of Max and Liz® and Epic Order of the Seven®. Likened to C.S. Lewis by book reviewers and bloggers, Jenny provides creative writing workshops at schools, homeschool groups and universities across the US and abroad. The Amazing Tales of Max and Liz® is a two-book prequel series that begins the adventures of brave Scottie dog Max and brilliant French cat Liz through the stories of Noah’s Ark and Joseph. Book One: The Ark, the Reed, and the Fire Cloud (2009 Gold Award in the Readers Favorite Awards for Children’s Chapter Books) is in pre-production for animated feature film adaptation, DVD school curriculum and VBS program development. Book Two: The Dreamer, the Schemer and the Robe (2010 Readers Favorite Gold Award, Children’s Chapter Books) brings Max, Liz and friends to work behind the scenes in the life of Joseph in the land of Egypt. The Epic Order of the Seven® series begins with Book One: The Prophet, the Shepherd, and the Star, where Max, Liz and the gang have a crucial seven-hundred year mission to impact the lives of Isaiah, Daniel jenny-cote-smalland those in the Christmas story (2011 Readers Favorite Gold Award, Christian Historical Fiction.) Her fourth novel, The Roman, the Twelve, and the King unfolds the childhood, ministry and passion of Jesus Christ with a twist – his story is told within the story of George F. Handel composing Messiah. Jenny gained unprecedented access to Handel House Museum in London to write in Handel’s composing room for this book and won the 2012 Readers Favorite Five Star and Bronze Awards for Christian Historical Fiction. She is working on three more books in the series, covering Paul in Acts, Patrick Henry and the Revolutionary War, and C.S. Lewis and WWII. Jenny’s passion for research has taken her to London, Oxford (to stay in the home of C.S. Lewis, the Kilns), Ireland, Paris, Normandy, Rome, Israel, and Egypt. Her books are available online and in stores around the world, as well as in multiple e-book formats (Kindle, Nook, etc.). Although written with children in mind, Jenny’s readership heavily comprises adults.

A native of Norfolk, Virginia, Jenny holds two marketing degrees from the University of Georgia and Georgia State University. Prior to writing her career focused on strategic planning and marketing, specifically in healthcare at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She now writes and speaks full time and lives in Roswell, Georgia, with her husband Casey and son Alex. Jenny is active in the Student Ministry at Dunwoody Baptist Church, and enjoys reading, research, museums, music, travel, fitness and finding any excuse she can to get to the beach.

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Parent Workshops

Jenny L. Cote, Award–winning Author, Speaker and Producer
Sigh, if only these words came flying out of your child’s mouth. Guess what? They can! One of my key objectives in providing creative writing workshops for kids across the country is getting them fired up about research. The #1 challenge I hear from educators is, “How can I make kids want to do research?” After showing over 20,000 kids how much fun research can be, I’m happy to give you parents the inside scoop. Get a mini-preview of my CHAIRS workshop where I focus on research, followed by Q&A on specific challenges you have.

Jenny L. Cote, Award–winning Author, Speaker and Producer
Are these words you think you’ll never hear from your child? Does it go more like this: “Writing is so boring! I hate writing!” Well never fear, I’m here to ease your pain. After speaking to over 20,000 kids on creative writing, I’ve learned a trick or two to make writing so much fun that kids can’t wait to get started on their next project. Educators have reported same day success:
“Your enthusiasm caught the children’s attention. Teachers said they saw an immediate improvement in the children’s journal writing, starting the day you were with us! It was a WONDERFUL day!”-Jeanne Borders, Administrator, Cornerstone Prep, Acworth, GA
Get a mini-preview of my CREATE workshop where I focus on research, followed by Q&A on specific challenges you have.

Kid Workshops by Jenny L. Cote

Opening with the popular “Black Coat Story,” Jenny humorously illustrates a really lame story, followed by a really colorful story. She explains how creative writing is like painting a picture in your mind and writing what you see. Animating animal figurines, Jenny brings colorful characters to life, and describes the importance and, yes, FUN of doing research! Learn how to weave in surprises, action, tension, and then end well.



“Pharaoh Cote” makes a grand costumed entrance and engages the students on the subject of dreams. She’ll be joined by costumed Joseph volunteers who act out the different stages in the life of Joseph for a vibrant discussion on the evolving arc of a character, complete with dynamite dialogue, reality checks for writing historical fiction, and how to use artistic license.

Jennifer Ford Berry

Jennifer Ford Berry

Jennifer Ford Berry is an organizational expert, best selling author, entrepreneur and speaker. Her first book Organize Now! a week-by-week guide to simplify your space & your life has sold over 300,000 copies world wide. Jennifer has recently published Organize Now! your money, business & career and Organize Now! 12 month home and activity planner. She is currently writing her next book which will be launched in November 2013.

Jennifer is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. She resides in Western New York where she continues to work hands on with her clients helping them to eliminate clutter and live their dreams. ”When working with my clients my goal is to ultimately help them feel happier in their life. Eliminating clutter and organizing your life will give you more energy, lift your spirits and make room for better things and experiences to come into your life. It’s a tremendously freeing and liberating experience. You will be able to find everything you need, when you need it and finish projects and tasks on schedule”. Jennifer was appeared in many national magazines and newspapers. She has also spoke to many audiences that include, but are not limited to, the Learning Annex, corporations, radio stations, churches, mom groups and school districts.


Some of the print media Jennifer Ford Berry has appeared in:

Some of the radio shows Jennifer Ford Berry has been on:

  • WIP-AM (Philadelpha, PA) Live with Peter Solomon
  • WIFC-FM(Green Bay, WI) Live with Kallaway on the Rise
  • WTIC-AM (Hartford, CT) Live with Ray Dunaway
  • WPHM-AM (Detroit, MI) Live with Paul Miller
  • WKQK-FM(Memphis, TN) Live with Conley & Karen
  • WLA-AM(Cincinnati, OH) Talk with Jim Scott
  • WHUD-FM (Metro NYC) Talk with Kacey Morabito
  • CKGL-AM (Ontario, CAN) Live with Gary Doyle
  • WRVC-AM(Huntington, WVA) Live with Jean Dean
  • WASH-FM(Washington DC) Women of Vision show
  • Cable Radio Network Live with Jack Roberts
  • KFRU-AM(Columbia, MO) Live with David Lile
  • KWRM-FM (Seattle, WA) Talk with Kate Daniels
  • CJAD-AM (Montreal, QUE) Live with Kim Fraser
  • Lifestyle Radio Network Live with Frankie Boyer
  • CJOB-FM (Winnipeg, Manitoba CAN) Live with Laurie Langcasto
  • Fly Lady Network on the MomRN show

Christine Marsh

Christine Marsh

Christine Marsh has been married to Ron for 21 years and is a homeschooling mom of two. She and her husband started on the “one year at a time” homeschooling plan eleven years ago, when their oldest began first grade, and have been at it ever since. Their family has traveled the homeschool road over the regular terrain, adding in multiple moves and a few hurricanes to boot. They have learned together to rely on the Lord, one another, and a heaping helping of humor. Her hope is to encourage fellow homeschooling moms and marriages, and provide some practical help for thriving along the way.

Michael Lookenott

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Michael Lookenott is the founder and main presenter for Liberty Learned, an educational event company committed to advancing the principles and effects of freedom and the rule of law on economics, government/politics, law and foreign policy. In Michael’s words, “I don’t have many original thoughts but I do have very original ways of communicating truth.” Married for 20 years to Donna and the father of 6 children, Michael has worked for Alcoa, GAF and Dow Chemical and is now the Southeastern District Manager of Resisto, a building materials company. He manages a sales team in 11 states and the southern export markets.

Randy Whitman Jr.

Randy Whitman Jr

Randy Whitman is the National Sales Manager for Creating a Masterpiece and travels throughout the U.S. sharing with home school families the importance art plays in each student’s life. Being home schooled all the way through high school himself, he understands the vital role art plays in our children’s lives.