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New Release Spotlight: Amanda Held Opelt

Congrats to debut author Amanda Held Opelt.   This book was a labor of love and sorrow. I’m so grateful for Amanda’s dedication, because “A Hole in the World” is a beautiful, raw, and authentic exploration of grief and how we live with it.   On top of that, it’s truly a compelling read. Whether…
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New Release Spotlight: Kristy Cambron

  Congratulations, Kristy Cambron! THE ITALIAN BALLERINA is Kristy’s ninth historical novel, taking us behind the scenes of one of the greatest cons in world history. Rome, 1943. With the Nazi regime occupying the streets of Rome, British ballerina Julia Bradbury is stranded and forced to take refuge at a hospital, but when she learns…
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New Release Spotlight: Kirsten Watson

Happy book release to Kirsten Watson! As a mom of seven kids, wife of a professional athlete and cohost of a popular podcast, Kirsten is often asked by other women, “How do you do it?” They see her with her hands full and wonder, What keeps her going—and smiling—with everything she’s juggling? Kirsten’s answer begins…
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New Release Spotlight: Idelette McVicker

So excited to announce this release from Idelette McVicker! This beautiful, heart-wrenching and hard-hitting book is a must-read for all who want to dismantle white supremacy. Idelette says, “This book is a journey out of whiteness and reckoning with my place in the crime against humanity that was apartheid in South Africa. But we also…
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Congratulations to Cole Arthur Riley, New York Times bestseller!

Congratulations Cole Arthur Riley! This debut book hit the New York Times bestseller list a week after its release. We’re all so excited! It’s a beautiful and unforgettable book, one that permanently changes the way you live in the world. Congrats, Cole! February 22, 2022. Convergent Books, Penguin Random House  
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New Release Spotlight: Sarah Ladd

Congratulations and happy new release to Sarah Ladd! Sarah’s latest Regency romance, The Letter From Briarton Park, combines mystery and intrigue with the best of historical storytelling. Cassandra Hale grew up knowing little about her parentage, and had made peace with the fact that she never would. But Cassandra’s world shifts when a shocking deathbed…
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New Release Spotlight: Cole Arthur Riley

Congratulations and happy release day to Cole Arthur Riley! In her stunning debut, the creator of Black Liturgies weaves stories from three generations of her family alongside contemplative reflections to discover the “necessary rituals” that connect us with our belonging, dignity, and liberation. “From the womb, we must repeat with regularity that to love ourselves…
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New Release Spotlight: Candice Marie Benbow

  Congratulations and happy release day to Candice Marie Benbow! Candice BRINGS IT with her essays on a progressive Christian faith that incorporates activism, feminism, and radical authenticity. Author Brittney Cooper says, “Candice Marie Benbow is a once-in-a-generation theologian, the kind who, having ground dogma into dust with the fine point of a stiletto, leads…
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New Release Spotlight: Kathi Lipp

  Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory will help you start your New Year off right! Go into 2022 with greater peace and a plan for managing your busy life. “An Abundant Place” will encourage you and offer helpful solutions to make your everyday life so much easier. Get good advice on how to plan ahead,…
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Kristy Cambron joins Gardner Literary

I’m excited to announce Kristy Cambron has joined Gardner Literary as our newest agent! Kristy has been a published author since 2014 with numerous books for HarperCollins including historical fiction, Bible studies, Bibles, a Bible study journal, and a gift book anthology for Dayspring. She has also served as a Women’s Ministry Leader for one…
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New Release Spotlight: Sandra Van Opstal

  Congratulations to author Sandra María Van Opstal on the release of FORTY DAYS OF BEING AN EIGHT, part of the “Enneagram Daily Reflections” series. The series explores the enneagram as a profound tool for empathy, guiding readers in personal growth and enhancing relationships across the enneagram spectrum. Latina pastor, activist, and worship leader Sandra…
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Should You Create Your First Novel for a Market?

  I really like this quote from bestselling author Lisa Jewell. “It’s very important NOT to go into writing your first novel trying to create something for a market.” She said this in the October 18 episode of the Olivia’s Book Club podcast. She went on to say: “You should absolutely only write the thing…
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New Release Spotlight: Terry J. Stokes

  Congrats to debut author and pastor Terry J. Stokes on the release of this timely book! Terry has written a book of prayers we didn’t know we needed, covering our most pressing daily needs — such as when we dread returning to work on Monday, strength when we’re about to make small talk, and…
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Gardner Literary is pleased to announce representation of Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes

Gardner Literary is pleased to announce representation of Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes, Professor of Practical Theology and Pastoral Counseling at Columbia Theological seminary. Dr. Walker-Barnes is the author of two previous books: I Bring the Voices of My People: A Womanist Vision for Racial Reconciliation (Eerdman’s, 2019) Too Heavy a Yoke: Black Women and the Burden…
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