Announcements

New Release Spotlight: Marcie Alvis Walker

Congratulations to author Marcie Alvis Walker the release of her debut book!   I knew from the first time I read Marcie’s words that she was a writer whose words would be world-changing. A writer I’d be honored and thrilled to walk alongside. The reviews are in and everyone agrees. This is a must-read, gorgeous…
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New Release Spotlight: Lyvonne Briggs

THIS BOOK. Y’all, this book. This one has been needed for so long! In Sensual Faith, Lyvonne Briggs draws on a womanist perspective to exhort Black women to overcome religious shame and love their bodies. It’s time to practice a spirituality that harmonizes our bodies with pleasure and sexuality. The world has made Black women feel…
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New Release Spotlight: Kaitlin B. Curtice

Happy release day to author Kaitlin B. Curtice as this beautiful book hits the shelves!   Katilin’s poetry and stories speak to the soul. Her stirring call to action fills my heart with the courage for resistance. Her approach to belonging and connecting with self and others through everyday practices is exactly what we need…
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Ashley Hong joins Gardner Literary

We’re expanding! Please join me in welcoming former PRH/Convergent editor Ashley Hong to the team as our newest agent.   Previously, Ashley served as editor of the New York Times bestsellers A Rhythm of Prayer by Sarah Bessey and This Here Flesh by Cole Arthur Riley. She was also editor of the critically acclaimed Shoutin’…
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New Release Spotlight: Becca Kinzer

  Congratulations and happy release day to debut novelist Becca Kinzer! This delightful rom-com features mistaken identity, enemies to lovers, sweet romance, and plenty of laughs. Closed-door sizzles throughout! “Dear Henry, Love, Edith” is available now.  
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New Release Spotlight: G. Scott Morris

Congratulations to G. Scott Morris on the release of Care: How People of Faith Can Respond to Our Broken Health System! Our health system doesn’t work for the most vulnerable. This book addresses how people of faith can respond with concrete action to demonstrate God’s love and effect real change. This book calls readers to awareness,…
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New Release Spotlight: Karen González

Congrats to author Karen González!   Karen’s new release, “Beyond Welcome,” is a beautiful invitation for all of us to see immigration in a different way, to see all people as created in the image of God.   It’s a call to dismantle white supremacy and xenophobia in the church. The book equips us to…
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New Release Spotlight: Kelley Nikondeha

Congrats and happy release day to author Kelley Nikondeha!   “The First Advent in Palestine” brings to life the true context of Mary and Joseph on that fateful night in Bethlehem. Rome and Caesar loom, and young Mary’s strength and resolve shine brightly as we begin to truly understand what it meant for her to…
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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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