Malinda Fugate grew up in children's ministry from the moment her pastor father plopped her down into the church nursery full of crayons and donated Fisher Price toys. Since then, it's been a non-stop whirlwind of flannel board, VBS, and hand-motioned songs. After two decades of dedicated volunteer service, she now serves full time as the Children's Education Director at Faith Presbyterian Church in Rolling Hills, California. Malinda earned a communications degree with a theatre emphasis from Azusa Pacific University, then worked behind the scenes at the Los Angeles Salem radio stations, including The Fish and KKLA. Her other writing includes commercial copywriting, various faith-based stage plays, and The Pen and The Sword: Connecting with the Word of God, a creative writing journal for kids. She lives by the beach with her two pups, Yoshi and Poseidon.