As an editor, I gravitate toward books that contain personal stories of lives transformed with a subtle unfolding of the truth; books that are filled with wonder and joy on subjects exploring new and better ways of living in community. As associate publisher, I launched the River North line with bestselling and award-winning authors such as Davis Bunn, Marcus Brotherton, and Tessa Afshar. My bestselling, nonfiction authors include Gary Chapman, Chris Fabry, Priscilla Shirer, and Elyse Fitzpatrick.
Titles I've worked on won notable awards in the Christian publishing market. Two books won merit awards in Christianity Today's 2023 Book Awards: Jesus and Gender and Faith in the Wilderness. Christy Award winners for fiction include Feast for Thieves and Harvest of Gold, and many were among the Christy finalists including Wedded to War. And one of titles won American Christian Fiction Writer's Carol Award: Jungle Fire (River North edition)
- Christianity Today Book of Year Awards
Lexham Press, Kirkdale line
Full cycle of book publishing acquisitions and developmental editing. Helping authors by polishing off the unnecessary or distracting words, paragraphs, and ideas that take away from their message. Also, making suggestions for additional stories or other content necessary to the story or for the reader’s understanding.
Acquisitions editor & developmental editor for Christian spiritual adult nonfiction and fiction titles, and children’s fiction, content writing, and contract negotiations.
Content strategy, developmental editing, coaching & encouraging authors, writing content, occasionally practicing design.