Defiance Press & Publishing Authors
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Misty Boyd was born in August of 1983 with spina bifida, the same birth defect as her main character, Carissa, in her novel, “Carissa's Law”. Misty is a Christian, and her relationship with God is very important to her. She and her husband, James, have been married for 10 years and together for 19. They own a hedgehog named Meatball who is 6 months old. They have no children. She enjoys both dancing around her apartment, and singing at the top of her lungs in the car!
Born and raised in Lufkin, Texas, Ransom Grey learned the love of literature from an early age. Though always an avid reader, he began writing in middle school and won his first state-wide writing competition at 13. He began working on his first novel at the age of fifteen and quickly developed a love for writing fiction. In addition to writing, Grey is an avid photographer, designer, and coffee drinker.
Ron Keyser was born in Marshall, Texas on September 24, 1957. By the time he was eleven years old, his family had moved to several different cities, including Tyler, College Station, Dallas, Overland Park, Kansas, Richardson, Austin, San Antonio and finally Houston. Throughout his life always enjoyed reading and believed one day he would write a book. It would never have happened if it wasn’t for his wife, Lori. Ruby's Prayer is Ron's first book, but he has several projects in the works and looks forward to seeing them in print.
Amber Manning was born in Conroe, Texas! She has lived in Texas nearly all of her life. She has 3 sons that occupy most of her time. They are rowdy, handsome blessings and bring her great joy! She currently works full time as an Executive Assistant to the CEO. Her current boss and author, David Thomas Roberts, gave her the opportunity to write her first book!! When she's not working or parenting, she writes books for children!! Children have always held the most special place in her heart.
Daniel Miller is President of the Texas Nationalist Movement and has been an outspoken advocate for Texas independence since 1996. Miller has extensively researched and engaged the issue of self-determination, not just for Texas, but as part of a growing global trend.
Naturalized Texan, David Thomas Roberts, known as the "Renegade Capitalist®", is the founder and CEO of Teligistics and is a bestselling author, public speaker and serial entrepreneur. Roberts' writing has won him numerous awards including Best Fiction Book of the Year and Texas Authors' Association Business Book of the Year Award. Roberts has been married 34 years, has 4 children and 3 grandchildren and lives outside of Houston in Montgomery, Texas.
Marvin Tyson is a lifelong Texan of many generations (my first confirmed ancestors arrived in Texas about 1820-24), Marvin Tyson was born in Brown County in 1949. He was raised poor but served in Vietnam and became a pipe welder, then a welder and eventually a supervisor. Much to his honor, he was asked to develop a pipefitter and welder program for Alvin Community College.