FRAN GEIGER JOSLIN
Founder and President
Born to missionary parents in the jungles of Indonesia, Founder and ABH President Fran Geiger Joslin enjoys writing and mentoring women, especially widows. Her book, Widowed: When Death Sucks the Life out of You, offers hope to the widowed while chronicling her journey through grief after the death of her husband, Brian Geiger. In 2010, Fran married widower Howard Joslin, and together they survived blending families with 5 teenagers, plus two additional adult children.
K. HOWARD JOSLIN
Founder and Chairman of the Board
Founder and Chairman of the Board, Howard Joslin thrives on big ideas and houses the brains behind much of ABH’s vision. After a frustrating experience publishing his book, Honest Wrestling, Howard began asking: “What if Christian authors could stock the bookshelves of the under-resourced and help fund missions?” It turns out they can! Together Howard and his wife Fran (ABH’s President) started Authenticity Book House in 2014. When Howard can pull himself away from either his consulting job or suffering from what we like to call “ABHD,” he hangs out with his family.
Vice President of Operations
We couldn’t function without Vice President of Operations Juliet Barbré. Before coming to ABH, she worked as a Human Resources lead for Whole Foods and served alongside her husband, Blake, in youth ministry for 17 years. She enjoys traveling, reading, and creating. But her day wouldn’t be complete without several helpings of superfoods and quality time with her 3 kids.
Editor in Chief
Dianne Taylor received her job, in part, because she “just loves words.” Dianne, also a licensed professional counselor, writes for children and teens. Her experience in writing and publishing, along with her organizational abilities and desire to work within ABH’s vision, brings a special touch to her editing style. As an avid speed reader, Dianne devours numerous books and can read an entire book while browsing a bookstore.
Media Marketing Coordinator
Harnessing the power of the pen and lens, Marketing Coordinator Ashley Scarbrough tells raw, honest stories to set people free from lies and fear through both camera and word. She owns a freelance photography business and holds a master’s degree in media arts from Dallas Theological Seminary. Ashley’s passion for missions takes her around the globe. Outside of traveling, she enjoys time with friends eating New-York style pizza.
Dr. Mark Brown holds numerous post graduate degrees, including counseling, a master of theology, and a doctorate in ministry, about which Mark would rather not brag. He comes to us with experience in numerous venues, guiding our team through strategic planning, relationship development, board development, and much more. Mark frequents ministry events, and is often referred to as someone who “knows everybody!”
Our in-house Formatter, John Barbre, turns manuscripts into real books by creating the interior design. Believe it or not, our minds subtly see more errors when the manuscript takes on the form of a book. John makes the editing and final formatting processes easier. Outside of ABH, John amazes us with his art, performs in theatre, and studies history.