Given Hoffman is a homeschool graduate, a Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild Craftsman, a weekly blogger on practical Christianity, and an alumni of Ellerslie Missions Society. She compiled the book, The Voices of the Pioneers: Homeschooling in Minnesota, and is the author of the new teen suspense novel, The Eighth Ransom, and the flash fiction stories: “FBI Apprehends Mole” and “Mrs. Fanny Delmor.” As a teen suspense novelist, Given writes not just to entertain but to exhort the vast community of significant, influential, and expressive young people of today to do and be more than what the world expects of them. If you want to know more about Given, visit her website at