Our Fruitbearer Team

The Fruitbearer Team considers themselves "vinedressers" because they carefully prune, tend, and cultivate your manuscript so you can grow from aspiring author to published author in a safe environment. At each stage of development, from project consultation to finished book, Candy Abbott will assign vinedressers based on their expertise to find the best fit for you. In addition to the Vinedresser Team, there are additional editors, artists, and helpers whose skills may be tapped for your benefit.



Candy Abbott, owner of Fruitbearer Publishing LLC, is also an author, inspirational speaker, and grandmom. Most of all, she sees herself as a “fruitbearer” as it is her life’s goal to exhibit the Fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23) in all that she does. She began writing in 1983, around the same time she co-founded Sisters in Christ, a women’s prayer group. Candy is a charter member of Southern Delaware Toastmasters, elder and deacon at the Georgetown Presbyterian Church, director of the Fruitbearer conference, and founder of Delmarva Christian Writers’ Fellowship. In January 2014, Candy founded Mothers With a Mission, an organization devoted to strengthening the moral and spiritual foundation of our homes, families, and communities. She and her husband, Drew, have three children and four grandchildren, all near their home in Georgetown, Delaware.

Meet the Vinedressers


Michele Chynoweth

Content Editor, Book Coach, and Marketing Consultant

Connie Rinehold

Content Editor

Pam Halter

Picture Book Editor

Joyce Magnin

Middle Grade/Young Adult Editor

Fran Lowe

Copy Editor/Proofreader

Carlene Roche

Carlene Roche

Donna Duffy

Visibility and Marketing Strategist

Michele Chynoweth

Content Editor, Book Coach, and Marketing Consultant

Elizabeth Boerner

Business Manager & Author Liaison

Brooke Miles

Social Media Pro

Techno Goober

Website Designer

Helen Ounjian

Graphics & Production

Elizabeth Boerner

Business Manager & Author Liaison

Alice Thompson

Administrative Assistant