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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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New Release Spotlight: Rachel Held Evans

The emotions surrounding this book release are complicated and deep, but I’m so glad this day is finally here. Rachel Held Evans began work on a project about living wholeheartedly in 2018. As with everything she did, Rachel put her whole self into it — researching and taking notes and formulating her outlines. We had…
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Does a Fiction Author Need a Platform?

  There are two things I’m constantly stressing with writers: (1) Mastering the craft of writing is crucial. (2) Building a platform is important. For fiction authors, the two are not equal. If you’re writing a novel, your writing should be first priority. Spend most of your discretionary time writing and becoming a better writer.…
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New Release Spotlight: Peggy Frezon

Congratulations to Peggy Frezon and Debbie Garcia-Bengochea!   Mini Horse, Mighty Hope: How a Herd of Miniature Horses Provides Comfort and Healing This captivating book introduces you to Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses, one of the largest equine therapy programs in the world. You’ll experience moments of comfort, hope, healing, and even miracles as you…
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How Long Should I Try to Get and Agent before Deciding to Self-Publish?

  It can take quite a while to find an agent, which is usually the first step if you’re seeking traditional publishing. But how long do you go at it before giving up? . As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, you might send your query to dozens of agents before finding a match. Only you…
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Have you been to a writers’ conference?

  📚 Even if you’re published, conferences can be a great way to network, make friends, continue your education, and most of all, be a part of the writing community.   📚 Writing is a solitary endeavor, so it’s helpful to be reminded that you’re a part of something bigger.   📚 Plus, those friendships…
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BOOK CLUB ALERT: “Wholehearted Faith” by Rachel Held Evans with Jeff Chu

  “Wholehearted Faith” by Rachel Held Evans with Jeff Chu releases in three weeks! ☀️ This is a message from Jeff: As we’ve been anticipating Wholehearted Faith’s release on November 2, we’ve been thinking about how we want to read this book. The word that kept popping into our hearts and heads: together. We want…
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Congratulations to author Cindy Wang Brandt on release day!

    Congratulations to author Cindy Wang Brandt on release day! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Cindy’s first children’s book, “You Are Revolutionary,” encourages kids that they don’t need exceptional skills to make an impact. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The inspiring words and pictures reveal that kids already have inside themselves everything they need to make big, transformative change in the world…
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