P. O. Box 157
About Stephen ~
~ authored and co-authored 100 fiction and nonfiction books, including historical and contemporary westers
~ Christy Award winner, Westerns, 2002, The Long Trail Home
~ Christy Award finalist, Westerns, 2003
~ mayor of
~ pastor of
~ speaker for men’s and writers’ groups,
~ roving editor, Big Show Journal
~ mentor, Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild
~ represented by agent Chip MacGregor, MacGregor Literary
~ Interviews and Media Kit available, http://www.blybooks.com/
~ M. Div., Fuller Theological Seminary, CA, 1974
Married to writer, Janet Chester Bly, 43 years; they’ve co-authored 18 books.
Resides in northern
Father of 3 sons: Russell, Michael, & Aaron. The family includes daughters-in-law, Lois, Michelle & Rina Joye, plus teen grandkids, Zachary & Miranda.
Third generation westerner, Steve spent his first 30 years working family ranches and farms in central
Hobbies: Collects and restores antique Winchesters; studies histories of Old West; and does construction on Broken Arrow Crossing, a false front western village next to his home.
Seldom seen without cowboy boots, hat, and jeans, even in the pulpit.
Recent books: One Step Over The Border, Center Street/Hachette Book Group; The Horse Dreams Series—Memories of a Dirt Road Town, The Mustang Breaker, and Wish I’d Known You Tears Ago (B&H); Paperback Writer (B&H); and Fortunes of the Black Hills Series (B&H Publishers).
About Janet ~
-- B.S., Literature and Fine & Performing Arts Interdisciplinary, Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, Idaho
-- speaker at women’s retreats on women’s issues, relational challenges, and devotional themes (topic list available upon request)
-- teacher at writers conferences/web communities; panelist, The Writers View e-group; mentor, Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild; Writer of Year Award, Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference; Judge, International Self-Published Book Awards, Writer’s Digest Magazine
-- mother of three married sons: Russell, Michael, and Aaron, grandmother of teens, Zachary and Miranda
-- wife of Stephen Bly—pastor, mayor, author, speaker, antique
-- author of 11 books, including Words To Live By For Women (2004,
-- co-author (with husband Stephen) of 18 nonfiction and fiction books, including The Power of a Godly Grandparent (2003,
-- contributor to 7 books, including What The Wind Picked Up (2005, iUniverse, short story), The Storyteller’s Collection (2001, Multnomah, short story)
-- represented by agent Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary, 2373 NW 185th Avenue, Suite 165, Hillsboro, Oregon, 97124