A glimpse of the fresh new voices in All Things Girl: Truth for Teens:
Peggy Bowes, best-selling author and sought-after speaker, lays the groundwork for teen health and fitness. Peggy is a devout Catholic and the author of The Rosary Workout and co-author of Tending the Temple. She graduated from the US Air Force Academy in 1988 and served nine years as an Air Force instructor pilot and Health and Wellness consultant. After leaving the military to raise a family, Peggy continued her education in the fitness industry by becoming certified as a personal trainer, Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant and Spinning® instructor. She established a successful and rewarding business in metabolic and athletic performance (VO2) testing, with an emphasis on weight loss counseling. Peggy is very active in parish life where she has been a lector, CCD teacher, and Little Flowers Girls' Club leader. She also enjoys triathlons, hiking, adventure races, and other sports as she incorporates all the benefits and blessings of The Rosary Workout. Peggy, her husband and two teenage children currently reside in North Carolina.
Every life is a vocation and who better to write about vocations in general, and the vocation of motherhood in particular, than the funny and talented mother of five, Heather Anderson Renshaw. Heather is a cradle Catholic and native Oregonian. Though a few "Augustinian" years were spent away from Mother Church, Heather returned to her faith after a profound conversion experience in the late 90's. Heather founded Women's Tea for Life and the Catholic Women Rejoice conference in Portland, Oregon, and is currently chairing the first Catholic women's conference in Mobile, alabama. She is passionate about Jesus, her family, music, coffee, babies, laughing, Italy, building up marriages, and women's ministries. Heather and her husband, David, homeschool their five children and currently live in the Deep South.
Kayla Brandon offers a fresh, new, relevant voice for social media—a voice that resonates with teen girls everywhere! Kayla is a multimedia journalist with a fiery passion for storytelling who offers the chapter "Examining the 'Me' in Social Media." She began her career in 2012, as an intern in the Fox 2 Newsroom in Detroit. She really enjoys all aspects of video production and documentary film making. Kayla most recently quenched her thirst for city living by spending a summer in our nation's capital, interning with ABC News. In her free time, she enjoys going for runs, spending time with her family and friends and traveling, which includes an upcoming trip to Europe before she officially embarks on life as a professional journalist.
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