Although she was born in the thriving metropolis of West Palm Beach, Florida, national bestselling author, Kendra Norman (Holmes) spent most of her formative years in the southern rural town of Dixie, Georgia; a city so small that it can't be found on most maps. She was raised the daughter of Bishop Harold Norman Sr. and the late Mother B. Francine Norman, two preachers who raised all five of their children in a staunch Christian home where biblical principle was both taught and lived, and where God was household head. Kendra received her call into the ministry more than twenty-five years ago and was recently elevated to the ecclesiastical office of Ordained Elder and installed as Pastor of Deliverance Revival Church in Macon, Georgia alongside her husband.
Kendra is an alumnus of Valdosta Technical College. There she majored in Information Office Technology (Applied Technology), graduated with honors, and was inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. Her formal education equipped her for nearly thirty years of corporate employment in the fields of Director, Executive Administration, and Office Management. She is currently an Executive Administrative Specialist at a Fortune 100 company and serves as a contributing writer for the company's national employee magazine.
After years of writing for some of the world's most respected mainstream publishing houses, Kendra recently took full control of her own writing career. Her most recent titles are published through her own company, Royalty Publications. She also educates and mentors aspiring writers and rising authors through her signature bootcamp, The Writers Cocoon. Taking her passion for writing and ministry beyond books, Kendra is the co-visionary of Royalty Ministries; a multi-faceted calling that God first planted in the heart of her husband. She is the host of Royal Pen Network (a popular radio show powered by the Stellar Award winning station, Joynet Radio), the founder of The I.S.L.A.N.D. Movement (I Shall Live And Not Die), and the creator of P.O.W.E.R. (Prayer-Oriented Wives Exemplifying Royalty). In her favorite roles of wife and mother, Kendra shares her life and heart with her husband Michael Holmes, who also functions as her road manager. An ordained Elder and a certified Christian Life Coach, Michael shares her passion for ministry and motivating the masses. Together they have two adult daughters (Brittney and Crystal) one adult son (Dominique) and five amazing grandchildren (Travis III, Jordan, Kennedi, Kyndal, and Melody). Like her mother, their firstborn, Brittney Holmes Jackson is also a national bestselling author.
"I am indeed a writer, but the ministry God has assigned to me goes far beyond the pen." ~ Kendra Norman