When Ginger isn’t chained to her computer, she pursues her other interests:
* she’s a vegetarian, who wishes she enjoyed cooking more, but who loves to collect cookbooks.
* an animal lover and advocate, who wishes she could bring home every stray, even against her husband’s wishes, and who asks for a donkey or duck every Christmas.
* a sassy contemplative, who loves to find the joy and lighter side in all situations (or at least most situations).
* a fun-loving traveler, who will drop most anything to head out on the open road with a map (no GPS, thank you very much).
* a devoted follower of Jesus, who can’t wait until he makes her perfect. Not that she would brag.
Ginger is married to Scott, has a beautiful, but crazy, Doberman, Ruby Red, and has a stepdaughter, son-in-law, and three more-than-awesome grandkids. And for the record, she's proud of them all--even the wacky canine.
Her family attends Willow Creek Community Church, where she served on the drama ministry team.
AUTHOR, EDITOR, SPEAKER, ALL-AROUND OKAY-KINDA GAL
Ginger Kolbaba is an accomplished, award-winning author,
editor, and speaker.
She has written or contributed to more than 30 books, including the Gold Medallion-nominated Refined by Fire (which also received a starred review from Publisher's Weekly), the Golden Scroll-nominated and Readers' Favorite Bronze award-winning We All Come Home, and her novel series Secrets from Lulu’s Café.
She is a contributing editor for Focus on the Family magazine and is a columnist for Positive Note magazine. She has published more than 500 magazine and online articles.
In the publishing industry for more than two decades (she started very young), Ginger is the former editor of Today’s Christian Woman magazine, Marriage Partnership magazine, and the founding editor of Kyria.com, all award-winning resources of Christianity Today.
She has spoken at national and international conferences,
guest lectured on college campuses, and has appeared on national media outlets such as CNN Headline News (Nancy Grace), Court TV, Moody Midday Connection, and Family Life radio. She’s been quoted in national news outlets such as Newsweek and Chicago Sun-Times.
Ginger graduated summa cum laude with a BA in pre-law/American Studies and a double minor in theatre arts and Bible. After a five-year stint working as a professional actress/singer (and in three shows in which she tap danced), she left that field for the more solitary, but only slightly less neurotic, role of a writer/editor. One of her favorite things is to help others strengthen their skills, relationships, and joy.
Another favorite: she still dons her tap shoes and shuffles over her hardwood floors . . . much to the dismay of her husband and dog.