The publisher and co-editor of the bestselling Hot Apple Cider books, N. J. Lindquist is also the author of nine novels and three non-fiction books. A former high school teacher of the year and homeschooling mother of four sons, N. J. has been involved in church and ministry leadership for over 45 years. After co-founding The Word Guild, she served as Executive Director for seven years and directed Write! Canada for 11 years.
N. J. Lindquist is an award-winning author, an inspiring speaker, and an empowering teacher. Her published work includes the Manziuk and Ryan mysteries for adults, five coming-of-age novels and three discipleship manuals for teens, a Christmas play, and numerous columns, profiles, articles, and short stories. N. J. is also the publisher and co-editor of the ground-breaking books, Hot Apple Cider and A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider, which showcase Canadian writers who are Christian. A former high school teacher of the year and homeschooling mother of four sons, N. J. has been involved in church and ministry leadership for over 45 years, and she’s been mentoring writers since 1992. After co-founding The Word Guild in 2002, N. J. served as Executive Director for seven years and directed its flagship conference, Write! Canada, for 11 years. N. J. judged the fiction manuscripts for the Best New Canadian Author Awards in both 2008 and 2009 and was one of the judges for the Grace Irwin Award from 2010 to 2012. Originally from Western Canada, N. J. and her family have lived in Markham, Ont. since 1986.