Meet the Authors

New Classics Study Guides authors are a diverse group of writers, from fantasy to historical fiction, you can find it here. Take a look and if their style intrigues you, follow along to their website as well. All of our authors have been vetted by veteran homeschool curriculum provider, Phyllis Wheeler of

Allen Brokken

Allen (Light of Mine) is a teacher at heart, a husband and father most of all. He’s a joyful writer by the abundant grace of God. He began writing the Towers of Light series for his own children to help him illustrate the deep truths of the Bible in an engaging and age appropriate way. He’s dedicated 15 years of his life to volunteer roles in children’s ministry and youth development. Now that his own children are off to college, he’s telling stories and sharing clean humor on social media @allenbrokkenauthor, and through his blog.

Rob Currie

An award-winning author, Rob (Hunger Winter) has been reading World War II books since he was a teenager. But why write this book?

Life conspired to get him to write Hunger Winter. Rob’s father is a World War II veteran, his wife is of Dutch descent, and his son wrote a short story about World War II in the Netherlands. I guess you could say he finally took the hint. Learn more at Rob’s website.

John Hendrix

John is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator. His books include The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler, called a Best Book of 2018 by NPR, Drawing Is Magic: Discovering Yourself in a Sketchbook, Miracle Man: The Story of Jesus, and many others. His award-winning illustrations have also appeared on book jackets, newspapers, and magazines all over the world.

He is Professor and Chair of the MFA in Illustration and Visual Culture program at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. Learn more on John’s website.

Susan K. Marlow

Homeschool mom by day. Novel writer by night

Susan (Andrea Carter and the Long Ride Home) began writing stories when she was ten years old. She liked writing stories only for herself. When she grew up, Susan homeschooled teenagers and cared for toddlers all day then escaped into the Old West at night by writing story after story. She never intended to become a published author.

Once Susan began sharing her stories outside her family, though, enough people encouraged her to submit to publishers. They wouldn’t let her give up! Susan has discovered that it really is more fun to share her stories with others than to keep them to herself. Learn more on Susan’s website.

Jan May

Jan May is a homeschool publisher, author, and freelance writer for The Old Schoolhouse, Thriving Family, and Clubhouse Jr. Magazines. She birthed the New Millennium Girl Series (Isabel’s Secret) to inspire young girls to realize that they can have a vibrant faith in a faithful God, no matter what challenges they face. Jan is also a veteran homeschool mother of two who loved to do hands-on activities with her children. This experience birthed her Creative Writing Made Easy series for elementary children.

Jan believes that with the right tools, every child can learn to write and love it! You can find these and other resources on Jan’s website 

Phyllis Wheeler

Phyllis Wheeler (The Dog Snatcher) is a member of the Realm Makers Christian writers’ organization. She set a goal at age 13 to write a children’s book. That led to a journey with lots of detours. Phyllis as written for daily newspapers, worked on airplanes as a mechanical engineer, and raised four children–doing some homeschooling along the way. Now she’s an award-winning author.

Learn more and download a free short story on Phyllis’s website.

Kandi J. Wyatt

Even as a young girl, Kandi J Wyatt, had a knack for words. She loved to read them, even if it was on a shampoo bottle! By high school Kandi had learned to put words together on paper to create stories for those she loved. Nowadays, she writes for her kids, whether that’s her own five or the hundreds of students she’s been lucky to teach.

When Kandi’s not spinning words to create stories, she’s using them to teach students about Spanish, life, and leadership. Her stories are family-friendly fantasy and Biblical retellings. Learn more and sign up for her newsletter on Kandi’s website.