DOSSIER – Ronie Kendig

An Army brat, Ronie Kendig grew up in the classic military family, with her father often TDY and her mother holding down the proverbial fort. Their family moved often, which left Ronie attending six schools by the time she’d entered fourth grade. Her respite and “friends” during this time were the characters she created.

It was no surprise when she married a military veteran—her real-life hero—in June 1990 and recently celebrated their 30th Anniversary. Despite the craziness of life, Ronie finds balance and peace with her faith, family, retired military working dog VVolt N629, and Benning the Stealth Golden a short train ride from New York City.

Ronie has a deep love and passion for people, which is why she earned a degree in Psychology from Liberty University. Ronie speaks and teaches across the country and mentors other writers.

Since launching onto the publishing scene in 2010, Ronie and her books have hit bestseller lists and garnered awards and critical acclaim, including:

    • 2020 Realm Award – Science FictionBrand of Light
    • 2020 Alliance Award (Reader’s Choice) – Brand of Light
    • 2020 INSPY Award Short List – Storm Rising and Brand of Light
    • 2019 Realm Maker Award – Fantasy Fierian
    • 2017 RT Reviewers’ Choice Winner Crown of Souls
    • 2016 RT Reviewers’ Choice WinnerConspiracy of Silence
    • 2016 ACFW Carol Award FinalistThe Warrior’s Seal
    • 2015 RT Book of the Year Finalist – Firethorn
    • 2015 INSPY Shortlist – Firethorn and Embers
    • 2015 Lime Award WinnerFirethorn
    • 2012 Christy Award WinnerWolfsbane (Contemporary Romance)
    • 2013 HOLT Medallion Winner Trinity: Military War Dog (Best Book by a Virginia Author)
    • 2013 Selah Award Winner Firethorn (Fiction – Suspense)
    • 2013 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award Winner Trinity: Military War Dog (Romantic Suspense)
    • 2012 Lime Award Winner – Firethorn (Suspense)
    • 2012 Carol Award FinalistWolfsbane (Romantic Suspense)
    • Christian Retailing’s 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards FinalistNightshade
    • 2011 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award Finalist – Nightshade (Romantic Suspense)
    • Top 25 Christian Fiction Suspense, Mystery, and Thriller Writers by FamilyFiction (Sept 2011)
    • 2011 FamilyFiction Readers’ Choice Awards – New Favorite Author & Novel of the Year.
    • INSPY Award Shortlist final in Mystery/Thriller (Dead Reckoning)
    • 2010 Lime Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction (Nightshade)


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