N.J. Lindquist

N.J. Lindquist


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N. J. Lindquist is an award-winning author and an inspiring speaker whose desire is to see each person freed from the hurts of the past and empowered to serve God joyfully and effectively. She speaks in a variety of venues including universities, churches, women’s ministries, equipping conferences, and corporate functions.

N. J. co-edited and published the award-winning gift books, Hot Apple Cider and A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider. Her own books include the Circle of Friends coming-of-age series about a very “ordinary” 17-year-old boy; and In Time of Trouble, a poignant stand-alone novel about a troubled teen. She is also the author of three 1:1 discipleship manuals for teens. N. J. writes mysteries under the pseudonym, J. A. Menzies. http://jamenzies.com N. J.’s writing is known for characters readers quickly learn to care about; intricate, dynamic plots; the ability to have readers laughing one minute and shedding tears the next; and her reflection of the multi-cultural patchwork quilt of her homeland.

In 2001, N. J. co-founded The Word Guild, an association of Canadian writers and editors who are Christian. (www.thewordguild.com). N. J. was executive director of The Word Guild from November, 2001 until January, 2008. She directed The Word Guild’s flagship conference, Write! Canada, from Sept. 2001 until June, 2012. In March of 2006, N. J. received the 2006 Canadian Leading Women Award for Communications and Media.

N. J. has received numerous awards for her writing, but the most memorable to date was a plaque, along with a “Deeds Speak” certificate, presented in 2006 by the York Regional Police Chief Armand P. La Barge for her “contribution to facilitating positive change within the community” and “assisting youth in dealing with issues like anger, fear, and peer pressure” through her book, In Time of Trouble.

N. J., her husband Les, and their four adult sons live near Toronto, Ontario, Canada.