Meet the knowledgeable, professional men and women who will comprise the Agent and Editor Panel Discussion for MSCWC. This session will take place at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 20. Don't miss it!
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Gregg Bridgeman | Workshop Leader | Visit the Olivia Kimbrell Press website
Gregg Bridgeman is the Editor-in-Chief at Olivia Kimbrell Press. Then as now, he operates the press as a ministry. The primary objective remains that of lifting up and helping ministry-minded Biblical authors fulfill the Great Commission — to bring the Gospel message to the entire world — for every tribe and every nation. Gregg currently serves in the National Guard, is a decorated combat veteran, and is best known for his technical savvy and attention to the smallest detail. Website: www.oliviakimbrellpress.com .
Shana Asaro | Harlequin / Love Inspired | Visit Harlequin's Love Inspired page
Shana acquires and edits primarily category Christian romance for Harlequin's Love Inspired imprint, managing a robust author base that includes bestselling and award-winning authors. She also works with a USA TODAY bestselling author writing contemporary romance for Harlequin's HQN imprint. She is actively seeking category-length inspirational (Christian) romance for Harlequin's Love Inspired (contemporary romance) and Love Inspired Suspense (romantic suspense) series lines. These are sweet, clean romances with an integrated faith element set against a backdrop of family and community. Both hero and heroine should have clear points of view, strong conflicts and compelling emotional relationships.
Victoria Duerstock | End Game Press | Visit the End Game Press website
An award-winning author, including the 2020 Selah nonfiction book of the year, Victoria Duerstock is a multi-passionate creator who enjoys learning new things and then teaching them to others. She has been busy writing and publishing books, creating online courses and coaching programs, and speaking to various groups and at conferences over the last couple of years. She turns her focus now to include a new endeavor, End Game Press. End Game Press is a traditional publishing house that will publish a variety of titles into both general and Christian markets and includes fiction, nonfiction and children’s titles. New releases hit the markets this Fall/Winter season starting 8/24/2021 and contracts are being issued now for 2022-2023.
Linda Fulkerson | Scrivenings Press | Visit the website of Scrivenings Press
Scrivenings Press was founded in 2020 when owners Linda Fulkerson and Shannon Vannatter purchased the bulk of the backlist from Mantle Rock Publishing as well as the contracts MRP had signed for upcoming books. Linda is also the owner of DLF Digital Services LLC (founded in 2013) and has nearly 20 years of experience in digital marketing. She comes from a newspaper background and has been a copyeditor, sportswriter, and online editor. Linda has been an indie publisher for several years and is the author of two novels and several nonfiction books. Her role at Scrivenings Press is in business management, graphic design, marketing, and line editing. Scrivenings Press LLC is a traditional, royalty-paying publisher of clean fiction.
Linda Glaz | Hartline Literary Agency | Visit the Hartline Literary Agency website
Linda S. Glaz is an experienced editor, reviewer and writer. She has been a proofreader for two publishers, an editorial assistant, and became an agent at Hartline Literary Agency. She has worked as a professional reviewer for a romance site, and loves anything to do with books. She's extremely active in the judging community and speaks at conferences nationwide. Linda is also a member of AWSA, Advanced Writers and Speakers Association which takes her speaking from libraries to ladies teas, churches, and conferences. Linda understands writers, because she IS a writer.
Deb Haggerty | Elk Lake Publishing | Visit Elk Lake's website
Deb is the owner of Elk Lake Publishing, Inc. She teaches at many Christian writers’ conferences, has been published in over twenty books, and has over fifty articles to her credit. She loves talking with groups about her relationship with Jesus Christ. Elk Lake is an independent, royalty-paying Christian publisher with almost 150 authors and more than 175 books in print. They publish all genres of Christian literature from children’s books to middle-grade to young adult to mystery, romance, historical, science fiction, and fantasy to nonfiction books with an unusual twist. They exist to captivate readers and carry them to places of escape, encouragement, education, and entertainment—to broaden their horizons and urge them to new heights. More than anything else, Elk Lake wants to point people to Jesus Christ.
Laura Huie | The Seymour Agency | Visit the Seymour Agency site
Laura Huie works with Julie Gwinn, who is vice president of The Seymour Agency, a literary agency founded more than 20 years ago. The Seymour Agency has eight agents acquiring content across genres and platforms working aggressively in print, digital, audio, foreign and film arenas. Laura is an intern at the agency working to acquire, edit and pitch both fiction and nonfiction books. She loves to help authors find their own voices and support their work.
Shannon Vannatter | Scrivenings Press | Visit the Scrivenings Press website
Shannon Vannatter is co-owner, with Linda Fulkerson, of Scrivenings Press. She is an award-winning, traditionally multi-published author, known for giving thorough manuscript critiques at conferences, and her services are is in high demand. Throughout Shannon’s writing career, she has worked with multiple editors, publishing companies, and agents. Her role iat Scrivenings Press is as acquisitions/content editor and author career development. She is a credentialed editor through the Christian PEN Institute.
James Watkins | EA Books Publishing | Visit the EA Books website
Jim Watkins is an acquisitions editor at EA Books Publishing, a partnership publishing house (also known as hybrid publishing) Jim has worked in publishing since a sophomore in college when he edited a national teen magazine. He loves making authors look great in print. Jim has served as an editor with Wesleyan Publishing House, the American Bible Society, and has edited everyone from a New York Times' best-seller to first-time authors. He taught writing for 15 years at Taylor University and has spoken at writers' conferences across the United States and overseas. He is an award-winning author of 20 books and over 2,500 articles. Jim loves all things publishing and loves helping authors move forward with their dreams.