About Jeanette

About Jeanette

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A daughter of American missionaries, Jeanette Windle grew up in the jungles and small towns of Colombia, now guerrilla hot zones. In 1981, Jeanette graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Biblical Studies and Theology from Prairie Bible College in Three Hills, Alberta. In 1985, Jeanette and her husband Martin moved to Bolivia to work with a nondenominational Christian ministry organization. While her husband served as director, Jeanette worked with women and children at risk in varied regions of Bolivia.

Jeanette began her publishing/writing career producing Spanish-language educational and inspirational material for women and children at risk as well as writing articles for a variety of international publications. This was followed over the next years by eight children’s books, including the six books of the Parker Twins Adventure Series, a young adult mystery/suspense series set in a multi-cultural background, and a teen novel, Jana’s Journal. Her first major adult political/suspense novel, CrossFire, set against background the counter-narcotics war in Bolivia she was witnessing firsthand, was released in 2000. This was followed by The DMZ, set in the guerrilla zones of Colombia where she grew up, and FireStorm, all published by Kregel Publications. Betrayed, set in the background of Guatemala’s fifty year civil conflict, was released by Tyndale House Publishers in 2008, followed by Afghanistan titles Veiled Freedom, a 2010 ECPA Christian Book Award finalist and Christy Award  finalist and its sequel, Freedom’s Stand, 2012 ECPA  Christian Book Award finalist and Carol Award  finalist and Golden Scroll 2013 Novel of the Year Congo Dawn. She is also author of several non-fiction titles including 2016 ECPA Christian Book Award and Christian Retailing Best Awards finalist Forgiven: The Amish School Shooting, a Mother’s Love and a Story of Remarkable Grace and All Saints, also a Sony Affirm movie.

Jeanette and her husband Marty moved to Miami in June, 2000, when her husband assumed the position of Vice-President of General Services for Latin America Mission, a nondenominational Christian ministry organization working throughout Latin America. In January, 2006, they moved again to Lancaster, PA, when Marty accepted the position of President of BCM International, another nondenominational ministry organization serving in 50 countries on five continents.

Jeanette is editor of BCM World magazine, speaks and travels extensively both in the U.S. and internationally, and serves as consulting editor and mentor in developing writers  from the U.S. and Canada to Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Spain, Croatia, Philippines and more. She is recipient of the 2012 AWSA (Advanced Writer Speaker Association) Beyond Me Award (Exemplifying a “You First” Life in a “Me First” World, as well as Focus on Fiction’s 2005 Deserted Island Book Award (i.e. the reading material of choice if one were headed to a deserted island). Jeanette is also recipient of the South Florida Writers Association 2004 Celebrity Author’s Award and 2002 Mabel Meadows Staats Award. She served for three years as VP of Publication for the South Florida Writers Association and president of Miami-Dade Christian Writers and is currently president of Lancaster Christian Writers. Marty and Jeanette have four children.