About

Ten things you didn't know about Zan Marie Steadham, 

and probably wish you didn't now.  

1. I can sing high C if I don't know I'm singing that high.
2. I'm named for my father's fifth-grade girlfriend. Cross my heart.
3. And no, Momma doesn't care where my name comes from, she just likes it.
4. My sister called me Jamboree when I was born. That's a hard nickname to live up to, don't you think?








 5. I was a confirmed cat person until the pups came home. Belly rubs 'R us, but cats don't eat shit...er...pooh.  
6. I hate gardening, but love the results.  

 

7. Some days I need two hands and four paws to type.

8. I'm a Diana Gabaldon fan girl. Hey, even writers have favs.
9. I've sung "Vespucia the Beautiful" in my history classes. What? You haven't heard it?
 
Come on, Mommy. Please!

 

10. My pups really don't like the time I spend typing when they want to eat/pooh/pee/walk/play, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  And some things you probably want to know about Zan Marie Steadham. 


Zan Marie Steadham is a graduate of the University of West Georgia with a BA, MA in History and a EdS in Education. Since retiring from teaching History and Latin, she's followed her heart and written two devotionals, two church histories, and edited histories and memoirs. She's a 2009 Georgia Author of the Year Nominee for An Easter Walk. As a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and Women's Fiction Writers Association, she is actively seeking representation for her first novel and working on the next three. She was born in Carrollton, GA and lives in Temple, GA with her college sweetheart.
Her writings include An Easter Walk, A Christmas Walk, two church histories, one of which he also edited ofShe's the editor of Head Lights for Dark Roads by Diane Quimby. In 2009 An Easter Walk was a Georgia Author of the Year Nominee.
She lives in Temple, Georgia with her husband of nearly forty years and their two toy poodles, Max and Casey. Their house is a family heirloom and is surrounded by flowers and cherry trees. 


And now a few more things you might want to know.

Awards and Honors
~Nominee for 46th Annual Georgia Author of the Year Award (GAYA) for An Easter Walk
~Finalist in the "No Fear Blogfest," January 2010,
Writes of Passage

Published Stories and Articles

"Imagine My Surprise: Why Returning to the Same Hotel for WFWA Retreat is a Blessing and a Curse" and "Libraries and Book Clubs: A Perfect Place to Seek Out (and Educate) Women's Fiction Readers"--WFWA Quarterly Magazine Write On!, Fall 2016
"An Occupational Hazard: Characters, Both Real and Imagined"--WFWA Quarterly Magazine Write On!, Fall 2015
"It's a Boy...and a Boy" --WOOF Dog Tales, February 25, 2011


Appearances
~Thursday Night Book Club, Neva Lomason Memorial Library, Carrollton, GA--July 21, 2016
~Adult I Sunday School Department, First Baptist Church Carrollton, December 11, 2010
~Bethel Ladies Circle, Bethel Baptist Church, December 7, 2010
~Carrollton Civic Woman's Club
~Current Events Class, First Baptist Church Carrollton, November 28, 2010
~Wiley's Book Exchange, November 27, 2010
~Women's Bible Study, Deeper Life Christian Center, November 24, 2010
~Adult Fellowship Class, First United Methodist Church, Carrollton, October 17, 2010
~MeccaFest, October 2009
~MeccaFest, October 9-10, 2010
~Interview on "Reach Out and Touch" on the Unity Broadcast Network, March 31
~Carrollton Creative Writers Club, Neva Lomason Memorial Library, Carrollton

Articles
~Times-Georgian, January 3, 2010, "Writing One's Own Way Onto the Bookshelves"
~Times-Georgian, January 7, 2010, " 'Resolve to Read' at Neva Lomason"
~Times-Georgian, February 21, 2010, "Author Uses Religion as a Foundation for Her Writing"
~UWG Perspective, Spring 2010, Class Notes and Book Notes
~The DLCC News Report, Sunday, October 17, 2010, "Who Is Jesus" from A Christmas Walk
~Times-Georgian, December 19, 2010, "A Christmas Walk"