ANTONY B. KOLENC
Antony Barone Kolenc (“Tony”) is an award-winning author of fiction and non-fiction books and articles, and a columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine. He also hosts a podcast, The Shepherd's Pie, which focuses on issues that impact young people today. He's been a guest on CatholicTV, NPR, and other radio and television programs. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps after 21 years of military service. He teaches law at the Ave Maria School of Law, and he speaks at writing, legal, school, and homeschool events. Tony and his family live in Jacksonville, Florida, and are the proud parents of five children and three grandchildren. His youth historical fiction series, The Harwood Mysteries, was given the Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approval and has won multiple book awards, including the Moonbeam Children's Book Award (both 2021 & 2020), the 2021 Illumination Book Award, the 2021 Independent Publisher Book Award, the 2021 CMA Book Award, and the ACP Excellence in Publishing Award (both 2022 & 2021).