Apologia Support

Meet the Apologia Family

Apologia is a family-owned corporation whose mission is to help homeschooling families learn, live, and defend the Christian faith. This is accomplished in part by attending state and regional homeschool conferences around the country in order to give homeschoolers an opportunity to see, touch, and review our products and resources. Apologia staff, authors, and speakers are often available to present workshops where they explain how to use our products and curriculum for science, worldview, and homeschooling. Apologia is unique among homeschool companies in that we employ a team of experienced conference speakers who offer keynote and featured presentations.

Apologia Educational Ministries publishes books, resources, and curricula written by a variety of authors. We offer creation-based science curriculum for grades K-12, worldview curriculum for ages six to fourteen, and practical and inspirational books about homeschooling and other topics of interest to homeschooling families.

Apologia Academy is our online program, offering live and recorded courses using the latest technology. We currently offer courses in the sciences, Bible, worldview, and apologetics. Our teachers are educated, trained, and experienced in the subject matter they teach.

The following speakers represent the Apologia family. You can call our office to request anyone for keynote and workshop sessions at your homeschool convention.

Speakers and Authors

Davis & Rachael Carman — Keynote and Workshop speakers
Zan & Joe Tyler — Keynote and Workshop speakers
Debra Bell — Keynote and Workshop speaker
Jeannie Fulbright — Keynote and Workshop speaker
Sherri Seligson — Keynote and Workshop speaker
David Webb — Keynote and Workshop speaker
Dr. James Wanliss — Keynote speaker
Larry Blythe — Teen Track speaker

 

Teachers

Click here to read bios of our Apologia Academy teachers

 

Authors

Sally and Clay Clarkson
Sarah Clarkson
Marilyn Durnell
Sherrie Payne
Marilyn Shannon
Frank Turek
Diana Waring
Sharon Watson
Jay L. Wile
Rachael Yunis

 

 

 

 

Davis and Rachael Carman

Davis and Rachael Carman have been happily married since 1986. They have seven children, with the two oldest boys on one end, the two youngest boys on the other, and three girls tucked safely in the middle. The Carman family has been enjoying the adventures of the homeschool lifestyle since 1996 when God "got their attention."

Davis graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He continued his education at Purdue University where he received his Master of Science degree. His career began in Fort Worth, Texas, where he worked for a large contractor in the research and development of military aircraft. That's where he met and later married Rachael.

Rachael graduated from Texas Women's University with a Bachelor of Science degree in English and History. Prior to motherhood, Rachael taught at public high schools in Texas and Ohio. She is certified with C.L.A.S.S. (Christian Leaders, Authors and Speakers Seminars) and I.C.G.S. (International Council on Gender Studies).

A company relocation moved the Carmans to the Charlotte, North Carolina, area in 1993.

At the time the Carmans had two very young sons. When their oldest, Charles, reached kindergarten age in 1996, Rachael and Davis committed his schooling to the Lord, praying earnestly for his future kindergarten teacher. After the initial teacher-parent meeting, Davis told Rachael he wasn't convinced that this was the person they were praying for. When Charles's school career began with two weeks of wrong school bus assignments and overall negative observations, Davis and Rachael knew they had to take drastic action. Davis vividly remembers withdrawing Charles from school on a Friday, having no clue what school would look like come Monday.

During the course of the weekend, Davis mentioned the possibility of homeschooling to Rachael, who had just given birth to their third child. Davis reminded her, "We've been praying for Charles's teacher all along, and I think we've been praying for you." Thus the Carmans, who had intentionally resisted the idea of home education for several years, reluctantly began their homeschooling journey.

The first year was rocky but ended with hope when Davis and Rachael attended the annual North Carolina homeschool convention in Winston-Salem. Speakers at the convention painted a picture of homeschooling that was inspiring and vision-expanding. Davis remembers, "Rachael and I talked the whole way home about how homeschooling could revolutionize our family and parenting. It gave us the energy to go a second year." The next year was much improved, and by year three the Carmans had written an educational philosophy. By year four, they weren't looking back, even with the unknown of high school lurking in the future.

In 2000, Rachael and Davis started RDC Ministries, ­ a ministry dedicated to affirming, encouraging, challenging, and inspiring homeschool families. They started Real Refreshment Retreats for homeschool mothers in 2003 as part of their outreach.

When Davis, the general manager of a manufacturing company, found his position eliminated in a 2006 company reorganization, he seized the opportunity to move into a ministry-oriented business.

Davis called Dr. Jay Wile in September 2006 to see if he would entertain an offer to buy Apologia. After a letter of intent was signed, Davis began talking to lenders to obtain the capital to finance the purchase. What should have been a straightforward process turned into a roller-coaster ride as the Christian worldview of the company's science curricula came into question. Over the course of twenty-one months, the Carmans persevered through unemployment, religious discrimination, and other setbacks until the sale was completed in June 2008. And that's the short version of the story! Visit the Apologia Blog to read more in-depth articles on this subject.

Davis has served on the board of directors for North Carolinians for Home Education since 2002. His present position is Administrative Vice-President. He is also the North Carolina ambassador for the Home School Foundation, a ministry dedicated to helping homeschool families in time of need.

Rachael is the author of How to Have a HEART for Your Kids and SoundBites from Heaven: What God Wants You to Hear When You Talk to Your Kids, a Focus on the Family Resource originally published by Tyndale and now available through Apologia.

Davis and Rachael speak at retreats, seminars, and conferences across the USA. A Christian radio station manager said this about Davis and Rachael: "They have the unique ability of turning their personal experiences with homeschooling into encouraging lessons for all of us . . . and they are lessons that transcend homeschooling. They are about a life devoted to the truth. God has used them to uplift, refocus, and teach many people."

Rachael is the author of the following books published by Apologia:

  • SoundBites from Heaven
  • How to Have a HEART for Your Kids

Davis is the author of the following illustrated children's book published by Apologia:

  • Good Morning, God

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Zan Tyler

Zan Tyler's life as a speaker, writer, and homeschooling mother and advocate was born more than twenty-five years ago in the midst of great adversity but with a sense of God's calling. In 1984, Zan and Joe Tyler found themselves in a quandary when their local school board denied their initial application to homeschool. In a follow-up meeting, the South Carolina State Superintendent of Education threatened Zan with jail. The Tyler family spent the next eight years fighting for the rights of South Carolina homeschoolers in the legislature, in the judicial system, and in the court of public opinion. Yet Zan and Joe would go on to homeschool each of their children from kindergarten through high school.

As director of Apologia Press, Zan's goal is to develop and publish Bible-based resources that will empower parents for homeschooling. She says, "In 1984, I read a book that gave me the courage and the vision to homeschool despite overwhelming obstacles. I know firsthand the power of the written word to equip us to pursue God's calling in our lives. My passion at Apologia is to bring the best possible authors and resources into the lives of homeschooling parents."

In addition to developing homeschooling resources, Zan derives deep joy from speaking to and encouraging homeschooling parents across the country and around the globe. "After speaking at a conference in Japan, I spent time with a mother who said, 'You gave me strength because you gave me Christ.' My heart soared because my greatest desire is to give parents a sustainable vision for raising their children for Christ while providing them the very best education."

In addition to writing Seven Tools for Cultivating Your Child's Potential, she is a popular online columnist, and her articles appear in a variety of publications including academic journals and homeschooling magazines such as HSLDA's Court Report.

Zan founded the South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools in 1990 and served as its president for ten years. In 1987, she was honored as the South Carolina Homemaker of the Year. She co-authored the book Anyone Can Homeschool with Dr. Terry Dorian in 1996. And in 1999 she appeared on NBC's Today Show with Katie Couric. In 1998, the governor of South Carolina awarded Zan the Order of the Palmetto, the highest honor a civilian can receive.

Zan has recently served as the National Grassroots Director for ParentalRights.org and as the Homeschool Editor and Resource Consultant for LifeWay.com (www.lifeway.com/homeschool).

Where are Zan and Joe Tyler's kids now? Ty, the oldest, is married to Tammy, and they are the parents of two beautiful girls. Ty is pursuing a successful career in medical sales. John is married to Christine, and their first son was born in 2008. John is now a lawyer. Lizzy is a television news producer in Jacksonville, Florida. All three attended college on a variety of scholarships based on academics, athletics, leadership ability, community service, and/or the fine arts.

Most important to Zan and Joe is that their children continue to love one another and all are seeking to serve and glorify Christ in their adult lives.

Zan is the author of the following book offered by Apologia:

  • Seven Tools for Cultivating Your Child's Potential

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Debra Bell

Debra Bell is the best-selling author of the award-winning Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling. A former high school and college English teacher, Debra and her husband Kermit homeschooled their four kids K-12.

The daughter of two public school teachers, Debra holds a B.S. in Communications Education and a Masters in English. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate in educational psychology. Her research interest is identifying why, how, and when homeschooling works, and she looks forward to using her training to better serve the homeschool community well into the future.

Debra was a reluctant convert to homeschooling in the early 1980s. While finishing work toward her teaching certification, friends of hers—without degrees or teaching experience—started to homeschool their children and were soon getting better results than she did in the classroom. After recovering from the shock of this, Debra soon paddled her boat into their stream and opened up a recruitment office of her own.

During her homeschooling years, Debra helped to found and lead three homeschool co-ops—one for elementary, one for high school, and one for drama. She taught composition and literature courses for more than twenty years, and she continues to teach Advanced Placement English courses online.

Debra and her husband are longtime members of Sovereign Grace Ministries (www.sovereigngraceministries.org), which plants churches in the U.S. and abroad. And they are grateful that their four children have made the spread of the gospel through church-planting a central focus of their lives as well.

A popular convention speaker known for her wit, candor, and warmth, Debra is delighted to be part of the Apologia team and looks forward to creating outstanding new resources for the next generation of homeschoolers (and, she trusts, her own grandchildren).

Debra blogs at her website:http://debrabell.com/

Deb is the author of the following books offered by Apologia:

  • The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling
  • The Ultimate Guide to Homeschool Teens
  • The Ultimate Homeschool Planner
  • The Ultimate Weekly Planner for Teens
  • The Ultimate Daily Planner for Students

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Jeannie Fulbright


Jeannie Fulbright is a mother of four and the author of Apologia's Young Explorer Series. After graduating from the University of Texas in 1991, she married her husband, Jeff, who is an attorney in Georgia. Throughout their marriage, Jeannie and Jeff have dedicated time to teaching and encouraging families, speaking on topics such as developing a powerful prayer life, building a strong marriage, nurturing a happy and healthy family, and handling the nuts and bolts of homeschooling.

Jeannie began speaking and writing in college as a sportscaster for the University of Texas. Following graduation and marriage, her writing and speaking focused on building up the Christian community through teaching marriage and parenting classes and writing Bible studies. After her homeschool journey began, Jeannie discerned an immense need for Creation-based, scientifically sound, engaging, and easy-to-use science curricula. And so the Young Explorer Series was born. Though her primary and most consuming occupation is educating her four children, ranging from elementary through high school, she is committed to arming parents with creation science courses, speaking around the country, and writing as the Lord leads her. She is also working to complete her Masters in Biblical Studies.

Jeannie's heart is to strengthen homeschoolers with the tools they need to finish the race with success. You can access many of her encouraging articles on her website at www.jeanniefulbright.com, or subscribe to her blog at www.jeanniefulbright.com/blog.html.

Jeannie is the author of the following books offered by Apologia:

  • Exploring Creation with Astronomy
  • Exploring Creation with Botany
  • Exploring Creation with Zoo 1: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day
  • Exploring Creation with Zoo 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day
  • Exploring Creation with Zoo 3: Land Animals of the Sixth Day
  • Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Astronomy Notebooking Journal
  • Astronomy Junior Notebooking Journal
  • Botany Notebooking Journal
  • Botany Junior Notebooking Journal
  • Zoology 1 Notebooking Journal
  • Zoology 1 Junior Notebooking Journal
  • Zoology 2 Notebooking Journal
  • Zoology 2 Junior Notebooking Journal
  • Zoology 3 Notebooking Journal
  • Zoology 3 Junior Notebooking Journal
  • Anatomy Notebooking Journal
  • Anatomy Junior Notebooking Journal

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Sherri Seligson

Before Sherri Seligson was promoted to the position of mother, she worked as a marine biologist at Walt Disney World's Living Seas pavilion in EPCOT Center, where she was involved in collecting and maintaining coral reef animals. During this time she completed research on shark behavior and was the first individual representing Walt Disney World to have research published.

In addition to writing Apologia's Exploring Creation with Marine Biology curriculum and the Interning for High School Credit workbook, Sherri has authored several articles for marine-related magazines, including Tropical Fish Hobbyist and Aquarium Magazine, as well as articles for homeschool publications. She has also written official companion curricula for feature films such as Dolphin Tale and War Horse.

Residing in Orlando, Florida, Sherri and her husband, David, homeschooled their four children. As she has seen with her own children, Sherri realizes that even within the same family, every child's educational needs are different, and it's always a new adventure tailoring their educational and career pathways.

Sherri is motivated to teach students the importance of studying God's creation and equip them to give an answer for their faith. She also speaks at conventions, where she loves to encourage fellow moms on their homeschooling journey.

Sherrie is the author of the following book offered by Apologia:

  • Exploring Creation with Marine Biology

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David Webb

David Webb is co-author of the What We Believe series, Apologia's award-winning biblical worldview curriculum. A longtime veteran of Christian publishing, David has directed award-winning editorial teams at Broadman & Holman, Multnomah Publishers, and Regal Books. He has worked on books and resources by many of today's leading Christian voices including Joshua Harris, Randy Alcorn, Coach Joe Gibbs, Shaunti Feldhahn, Oliver North, Lisa Whelchel, Tommy Tenney, Andy Stanley, Dutch Sheets, Eric & Leslie Ludy, Bruce Wilkinson, Jack Hayford, and Dr. James Dobson. 

Prior to his publishing career, David worked in the motion picture industry and was a leader in adult education in Los Angeles. As an educator, he taught a popular film class whose guest speakers included actor/director Mel Gibson, actor Owen Wilson, writer/producer Aaron Sorkin, commentator Michael Medved, and Oscar-winning actress Shirley Jones.

Today, David serves as executive editor for Apologia Educational Ministries. He and his wife, Peggy, have homeschooled their six children since 1990.

David is the author or co-author of the following books offered by Apologia:

  • Who Is God? (And Can I Really Know Him?)
  • Who Am I? (And What Am I Doing Here?)
  • Who Is My Neighbor? (And Why Does He Need Me?)
  • Who Is God? Notebooking Journal
  • Who Am I? Notebooking Journal
  • Who Is My Neighbor? Notebooking Journal
  • Who Is God? Coloring Book
  • Who Am I? Coloring Book
  • Who Is My Neighbor? Coloring Book

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Dr. James Wanliss


Dr. James Wanliss is a scientist, author, and speaker. Originally from South Africa, James now lives in South Carolina with his wife, Esther, and their two precious homeschooled girls. He is passionate about knowing God and sharing the love of Christ with his family, the homeschool community, and anyone else who will listen!

In addition to undergraduate degrees in applied mathematics and physics and a Master’s in geophysics, Dr. Wanliss holds a PhD in plasma physics. He conducted postdoctoral studies in space weather at the Canadian Space Agency and has been a visiting researcher at the Japanese Space Agency, UCLA, and the University of Washington. He also has done research as a visiting associate professor at Kyung-Hee University in South Korea, the Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory at Nagoya University in Japan, and at Clemson University. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, most notably the prestigious CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation awarded to outstanding scholar-teachers.

Dr. Wanliss has published more than fifty peer-reviewed papers and has lectured on topics as diverse as homeschooling, parenting, global warming, Christian apologetics, space weather, and the relation of theology to science.

James is the author of the following book offered by Apologia:

  • Resisting the Green Dragon

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Larry Blythe

Larry Blythe earned a degree in Pastoral Theology at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in Southern California in 1982. He served as a youth pastor for about fifteen years and spoke at youth rallies, camps, and other junior high and high school events and taught seminars for youth pastors with Word of Life Clubs and other student ministry organizations. After years of witnessing to Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, and others, Larry developed a counter-cult ministry that reached many Jehovah's Witnesses for Christ. This led him to seek out further education in apologetics, defending the historical Judeo-Christian faith.

In 2002, Larry earned his Master of Arts in Apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 2003, he and his wife, Jane, accepted the call to assist Dr. Norman Geisler in starting Southern Evangelical Church, where he served more than three years as the Assistant Pastor of Christian Education.

Larry has been a regular guest speaker at the National Christian Apologetics Conference and the Spiritual Counterfeits Conference and was an instructor at Southern Evangelical Bible College. He was the founder/director of the Lay Institute for Biblical Studies and taught on various topics including cults, apologetics, theology, Bible, and social disciplines. He is also one of the editors of the Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics.

Today, Larry is the director of Apologia Academy. In addition to teaching subjects related to world religions, cults, and apologetics, Larry also speaks on the following topics: I Don't Have Enough Faith to be An Atheist, Are the New Testament Accounts True?, Do All Religions Lead to God?, How To Answer a Skeptic, 10 Things Teens Can Do To Change The World, How to Refute Non-Christian Claims, and many more.

When he is not teaching, Larry is a nationally ranked racquetball player.

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Sally & Clay Clarkson

Sally and Clay Clarkson were married in 1981. They have four children—Sarah, Joel, Nathan and Joy—all educated at home from the beginning. They currently live in Monument, Colorado.

The Clarksons' mission in life is to encourage and equip Christian parents to build a biblical home and a godly heritage by nurturing, discipling, and educating their children at home. Together, Sally and Clay produced their signature book, Educating the WholeHearted Child, which has been completely revised updated and is available from Apologia.

About their ministry, the Clarksons say, "It has been our privilege since 1994 to minister to families across the United States and overseas, speaking to conferences, churches, and groups that share our heart for strengthening families to follow God wholeheartedly. All of our ministry messages and materials emphasize the authority and teaching of God's Word, and the biblical priority of home and family."

Sally grew up in Texas and New Mexico. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she majored in English and Speech. She became a Christian early in college, was actively involved in ministry, and joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ in 1975. She later spent three years living and ministering in Eastern Europe. Back in the states in 1980, Sally created and led ministries to executive women and single adults in Denver, Colorado.

Clay had been a friend and supporter of Sally's since 1975 when they joined Campus Crusade staff together. In 1980, Clay moved to Denver to attend Denver Seminary. Sally and Clay married a year later.

Sally remained active in ministry after their marriage and has been involved in several discipleship and teaching ministries to Christian and homeschooling mothers. Clay graduated with honors from seminary in 1985 with an M.Div. and served on the staff of the International Chapel of Vienna in Austria. He's worked with single adults and small groups in a large Southern California church and directed adult education and led worship at a Bible church in Nashville, Tennessee.

In 1993, Clay and Sally began Whole Heart Ministries. Since that time Sally has written many books, including Seasons of a Mother's Heart. Since the late 1980s, Sally's speaking ministry has focused primarily on homeschooling, Christian parenting, and motherhood. Since 1995, Sally has presented the WholeHearted Child Home Education Workshop to thousands of families across the country. She has led annual WholeHearted Mother Conferences since 1998. Through her books and speaking ministries, God has used Sally to bring encouragement and inspiration to mothers who desire to follow God's biblical design for their lives. Her messages are filled with stimulating biblical instruction, touching personal anecdotes and illustrations, and wise spiritual insights born out of her own experiences.

In addition to writing and speaking, Clay oversees and manages all aspects of the ministry. As a speaker, Clay's messages are characterized by sound biblical exposition and the practical application of biblical truth to daily life. He has a heart for discipleship and training and for communicating the many truths from God's Word that strengthen parents, children, and families. Clay enjoys giving parents a clear biblical vision for their lives and for their children's lives, and then showing them practically and simply how to live out that vision day to day within their homes.

Sally and Clay are the authors of the following books offered by Apologia:

  • Educating the Wholehearted Child
  • Seasons of a Mother's Heart

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Sarah Clarkson

Sarah Clarkson grew up in a family committed to discipleship and personal ministry and began a personal walk with God at the age of sixteen. She is passionate about passing on the great ideas of literature and Scripture through writing and discipleship. Sarah has spent the last few years working with Whole Heart Ministries at their conferences, speaking in the United States and overseas on such topics as beauty, literature, and loneliness. She has also served as a writer and editor for Whole Heart Press publishing projects and Whole Heart blogs. She is a lover of literature and has conducted an intense study of children's literature that resulted in Read for the Heart, a parent's guide to the best of children's literature. When she isn't traveling to exotic places, reading fascinating books, or sharing coffee and ideas with friends, she can be found at home in the beautiful foothills of Colorado.

Sarah is the author of the following books offered by Apologia:

  • Read for the Heart
  • Journeys of Faithfulness

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Marilyn Durnell

Marilyn Durnell resides near Greenfield, Indiana, with her husband, Stan, where they homeschooled seven of their eight children. For many years, Marilyn has taught elementary and secondary science and math to classes of homeschooled children. In 1998, Marilyn and Dr. Jay L. Wile co-authored a biology textbook specifically designed for homeschooled children.

Stan and Marilyn have been active in the leadership of the Christian homeschooling community in Indiana for many years, having served as support group leaders, regional representatives, and members of the board of directors of the Indiana Association of Home Educators. Stan and Marilyn believe that God has given us, as parents, the responsibility for the teaching and training of our children (Deuteronomy 6:6-7). It is their desire to help parents nurture their children so that the character of Christ might be developed within them (1 Timothy 1:5).

Marilyn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Marilyn is the co-author of the following book offered by Apologia:

  • Exploring Creation with Biology, 2nd Edition

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Sherrie Payne

Sherrie Payne, the mother of six children, began homeschooling in 1983. There were many years when she taught not only her own children, but others as well. For two years, her classroom held eleven children ranging in age from preschool through high school. This experience gave her insight into teaching several grade levels at once.

Around the World in 180 Days is a curriculum she developed for her multi-grade home school. Using a form of the notebook approach, this K-12 study takes the student through the geography, history, religion, and culture of all seven continents. Students also study the current events happening in each region.

Sherrie's six children now include a policeman, a lawyer in the Air Force JAG corps, a kindergarten teacher, a recent college graduate, and two stay-at-home moms who are eagerly looking forward to becoming 'official' homeschooling families. So far, the grandchildren count is at seven.

Sherrie is the author of the following book offered by Apologia:

  • Around the World in 180 Days, 2nd Edition

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Marilyn Shannon

Marilyn McCusker Shannon holds a master's degree in human physiology with a minor in biochemistry from Indiana University's Medical Sciences Program. Since 1984, she has taught human anatomy and physiology at Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne, Indiana, (IPFW) where she is a part-time, tenured instructor of biology.

Marilyn is the author of Fertility, Cycles and Nutrition, first published in 1990 and updated in 2001. Completely referenced from the primary research literature, this book explores the oft-neglected role of nutrition in the fertility of men and women and offers practical recommendations to the layperson. Fertility, Cycles and Nutrition has sold more than 50,000 copies to date.

She is also co-author, along with Dr. Jay Wile, of Apologia's advanced biology text, The Human Body: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made!

Marilyn and her husband, Ron, are the parents of eight children born between 1979 and 2000. Marilyn has homeschooled all the children from the start. The Shannons live on a small farm in Indiana with assorted goats, geese, chickens, cats and dogs. Their homestead is also the birthplace of most of their children.

Marilyn is the co-author of the following book offered by Apologia:

  • The Human Body: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made!

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Frank Turek


Dr. Frank Turek is a dynamic speaker and an award-winning author or coauthor of three books, including the national best-seller I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist. As president of CrossExamined.org, Frank impacts young and old alike at colleges, high schools, and churches with hard yet entertaining evidence for Christianity. He hosts an hour-long TV program each week called I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist on the NRB Network. His radio program, “CrossExamined with Frank Turek,” airs on 136 stations every Saturday morning. Frank has also appeared on many other programs including The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity and Colmes, Politically Incorrect, “The Bible Answer Man,” and “Focus on the Family.” A former aviator in the U.S. Navy, Frank holds a Doctorate in Apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary.

Frank is the author of the following books offered by Apologia:

  • I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist
  • I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist Curriculum

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Diana Waring

Diana Waring and her husband, Bill, have been active in the homeschooling movement for the past twenty years. Diana has spoken to homeschoolers across the U.S. and Canada and, more recently, New Zealand, Australia, England, Scotland, and Korea. 

Much of what Diana teaches about homeschooling was learned "in the trenches," teaching her own three children from preschool through high school. She dealt not only with the issue of very different types of learners in her one-home schoolhouse, but also with such practical considerations as getting laundry OFF the table and dinner ON the table. 

Diana was also mentored by extraordinary homeschool parents and by outstanding international educators who passed on to her the richness of their knowledge and experience. The combination of experience and mentoring, along with life-lessons taught lovingly by the Lord, have resulted in a compassionate, transparent, and nurturing writer and speaker whose trademark is humor.

Her books Beyond Survival and Reaping the Harvest are considered classics in the field and have encouraged tens of thousands of homeschooling families around the world. Diana is also well-known for her engaging world history curriculum and rapid-fire audio recordings.

Diane is the author of the following books offered by Apologia:

  • Beyond Survival: A Guide to Abundant-Life Homeschooling
  • Reaping the Harvest: The Bounty of Abundant-Life Homeschooling

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Sharon Watson

Sharon Watson did not retire from homeschooling when she ran out of children. Instead, she continued to write about homeschooling while teaching homeschool classes on literature, Indiana history, and composition for middle and high school students. In addition, Sharon conducts writing workshops during the school year and tends an herbal tea garden in the summer. Sharon and her husband live near Indianapolis and are delighted with their first grandchild, Lucy.

Sharon is the author of the following book offered by Apologia:

  • Jump In: A Workbook for Relucant and Eager Writers

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Jay L. Wile

Dr. Wile is the author or co-author of the following science books published by Apologia:

  • Exploring Creation with General Science, 2nd Edition
  • Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 2nd Edition
  • Exploring Creation with Biology, 2nd Edition
  • Exploring Creation with Chemistry, 2nd Edition
  • Exploring Creation with Physics, 2nd Edition
  • The Human Body: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made!
  • Advanced Chemistry in Creation
  • Advanced Physics in Creation
  • Reasonable Faith: The Scientific Case for Christianity

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Rachael Yunis

Rachael Yunis is currently the director of the Apologia Science division. She holds advanced degrees in molecular genetics/developmental biology and biomedical ethics. She has over ten years experience in molecular genetic research, publication in multiple scientific journals, and an established career as a science writer for health and medical journals. Rachael has volunteered as a community representative on hospital ethics committees, worked for the American Medical Association’s Institute for Ethics, written articles for the Alzheimer’s Association, and speaks on science, ethics, and homeschooling topics. Her husband, Sam, has a PhD and is an engineer at NASA.  Together, they have always homeschooled their three boys. The Yunis family lives in Virginia.

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