About the Author
Roy Blankenship is the creator of The HopeQuest Model: a Christian based therapeutic model for radical life change developed for people facing life dominating difficulties. He is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and founder of The HopeQuest Ministry Group, Inc. and the executive leader of the pastoral counseling ministry at First Baptist Church in Woodstock, Georgia. His methods have been recognized and esteemed by Dr. Johnny Hunt, Dr. Glen Havens M.D.; Dr. Cathy Morris, M.D.; Dr. Brenda Wagner, Ph. D.; Charles A. Stokes, MS, LPC, LMFT; Pat Harvel, LMFT; Dr. Michael Systma, Ph. D.; Dr. Doug Rosenau, Dr. Mark Laaser, Ph. D.; Marnie Faree, LMFT; and others. His methods have also been seen and featured on The Dr. Phil Show; Atlanta Live, Radio Talk show host: Just Ask Roy; Atlanta Journal & Constitution; and Cherokee Tribune. Roy has over 7,500 counseling hours providing professional intensive therapy services. He has facilitated over 50 Intensive Group Therapy Workshops serving and helping countless individuals, couples, and families. He enjoys tinkering with technology and is a whiz with computer software having worked in commercial data processing and managing computing centers for regional bank conglomerates for decades. A concert pianist in his early 20's, Roy has recently taken up an interest in piloting planes and can be seen performing at a community theater. Roy lives in Woodstock Ga with his wife Nancy of 30 years.
Charles Santoso loves drawing little things in his little journal and dreaming about funny, wondrous stories. He gathers inspiration from his childhood memories and curiosities he discovers in his everyday travels. He has illustrated several picture books, including "I Don't Like Koala" by Sean Ferrell. Charles also works as a visual development artist, creating illustrations for feature film projects. He lives and works in Sydney, Australia. You can visit him at CharlesSantoso.com.