David Gregory

David Gregory - Editor

Houston, United States

My bestseller has sold half a million copies. I am a seasoned ghostwriter, editor, and publisher of 20 years in non- fiction and fiction.

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Overview

I am the author of the New York Times' bestseller Dinner with a Perfect Stranger as well as nine other fiction and nonfiction titles. My total sales are three fourths of a million books. I have been writing and editing since 1995 and have done business books, autobiographies, biographies, spiritual and religious, and self-help. Before going freelance, my last two positions were as an editor with two different organizations in the Dallas area. I am able to handle a wide range of editing assignments, from developmental editing to proofreading and everything in between.

Before becoming a writer and editor I worked for ten years in the corporate world and am an experienced speaker in the U.S. and abroad. All of these elements add, I believe, to my value as someone who helps people put their ideas, their dreams, their know-how, and their experiences into print.

Once your manuscript has been completed, I am happy to use my experience as an author and publisher to help you get your book into print. If you are seeking a major publisher to pick up your book, I can use my experience as an author and my contacts with agents to help you achieve that goal. If you seek to publish with a small publishing house or self-publish, I can help guide you through that process until your book is in print, in e-book form, and widely available for sale. In addition, I can guide you toward experts in book marketing that can assist you in spreading the word beyond your usual circles to a much wider audience.

In this process, you will find that when it comes to books I am a perfectionist, which translates into the highest quality for your book, and also personable and easy-going, which translates into an enjoyable experience for both of us. I can’t wait to see your baby in print!
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Christian (Non-Fiction)
Religion & Spirituality
Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Christian
Dystopian
Inspirational

Awards

  • New York Times' bestseller, Dinner with a Perfect Stranger
  • Finalist, Christy Award for best Christian fiction, The Last Christian

Work experience

Owner

Self-employed
October, 1997 – Present (almost 22 years)

Since 1997 I have been writing books on my own, providing ghostwriting services, and doing freelance editing. I also ran a small independent publishing company from 1999 to 2014.

Content Editor

Insight for Living
November, 2002 – October, 2005 (almost 3 years)

I served as content editor of study materials that accompanied the worldwide radio broadcasts of Dr. Charles Swindoll. I also wrote devotional materials for listeners, such as seasonal prayer journals.

Writer and Editor

Operation 220
August, 1996 – August, 1999 (about 3 years)

I wrote and edited personal study and counseling materials for this nonprofit counseling organization.

Corporate Exempt Compensation Manager

Texas Instruments
June, 1989 – September, 1992 (over 3 years)

I was responsible for overseeing the tracking of pay for all job classifications and job grades for 15,000 salaried U.S. employees and providing top management with annual budget recommendations on an $800 million salary budget.

Portfolio (13 selected works)

Dinner with a Perfect Stranger: An Invitation Worth Considering

David Gregory

You are Invited to a Dinner with Jesus of NazarethThe mysterious envelope arrives on Nick Cominsky’s desk amid a stack of credit card applications and business-related junk mail. Although his seventy-hour workweek has already eaten into his limited family time, Nick can’t pass up the opportunity to see what kind of plot his colleagues have hatched… The normally confident, cynical Nick soon fin... read more

You are Invited to a Dinner with Jesus of NazarethThe mysterious envelope arrives on Nick Cominsky’s desk amid a stack of credit card applications and business-related junk mail. Although his seventy-hour workweek has already eaten into his limited family time, Nick can’t pass up the opportunity to see what kind of plot his colleagues have hatched… The normally confident, cynical Nick soon fin... read more

A Day with a Perfect Stranger

David Gregory

The conversation continues. What if a stranger knew you better than you know yourself? Exasperated by her husband’s sudden new obsession with Jesus, Mattie Cominsky views an out-of-town business trip as a welcome opportunity to reflect on their marriage—and to decide if it’s time to put an end to this painfully unrewarding relationship. Aboard the plane, Mattie is relieved to find herself seat... read more

The conversation continues. What if a stranger knew you better than you know yourself? Exasperated by her husband’s sudden new obsession with Jesus, Mattie Cominsky views an out-of-town business trip as a welcome opportunity to reflect on their marriage—and to decide if it’s time to put an end to this painfully unrewarding relationship. Aboard the plane, Mattie is relieved to find herself seat... read more

Night With a Perfect Stranger: The Conversation That Changes Everything

David Gregory

Six years ago, businessman Nick Cominsky encountered Jesus the old-fashioned way-in a face-to-face meeting. And the Christian life seemed a breeze . . . for a while. But now, having done everything he knows to grow spiritually, he wonders where his closeness with Jesus has gone. Burned out and hopeless, Nicks wails his complaints to God during a late-night interstate trip. Then suddenly he run... read more

Six years ago, businessman Nick Cominsky encountered Jesus the old-fashioned way-in a face-to-face meeting. And the Christian life seemed a breeze . . . for a while. But now, having done everything he knows to grow spiritually, he wonders where his closeness with Jesus has gone. Burned out and hopeless, Nicks wails his complaints to God during a late-night interstate trip. Then suddenly he run... read more

The Last Christian: A Novel

David Gregory

In the future, it’s possible to live forever—but at what cost? A.D. 2088. Christian missionary Abigail Caldwell emerges from the jungle for the first time in her thirty-four years, the sole survivor of a mysterious disease that killed her village. A curious message from her grandfather leads Abby to America, only to discover a nation where Christianity has completely died out. But a larger thr... read more

In the future, it’s possible to live forever—but at what cost? A.D. 2088. Christian missionary Abigail Caldwell emerges from the jungle for the first time in her thirty-four years, the sole survivor of a mysterious disease that killed her village. A curious message from her grandfather leads Abby to America, only to discover a nation where Christianity has completely died out. But a larger thr... read more

Open: Get Ready for the Adventure of a Lifetime

David Gregory

You’ve accepted the invitation. Are you ready to take the next step?From the New York Times bestselling author of Dinner with a Perfect Stranger, Open will forever change the way you think about faith.It wasn’t the end of the world. It was just the end of Emma Jameson’s world. Fresh off the heels of a devastating breakup and floundering in her career, Emma is struggling to come to grips with w... read more

You’ve accepted the invitation. Are you ready to take the next step?From the New York Times bestselling author of Dinner with a Perfect Stranger, Open will forever change the way you think about faith.It wasn’t the end of the world. It was just the end of Emma Jameson’s world. Fresh off the heels of a devastating breakup and floundering in her career, Emma is struggling to come to grips with w... read more

The Next Level: A Parable of Finding Your Place in Life

David Gregory

Business degree in hand, Logan enters the immense Universal Systems building and is hired as an organizational analyst — a trouble-shooter. His job: evaluate the company’s five divisions, each on a separate level and each operating on startlingly unique principles. Which set of principles is successful? Why is most of the company’s profit generated by one tiny division? What is real profit, an... read more

Business degree in hand, Logan enters the immense Universal Systems building and is hired as an organizational analyst — a trouble-shooter. His job: evaluate the company’s five divisions, each on a separate level and each operating on startlingly unique principles. Which set of principles is successful? Why is most of the company’s profit generated by one tiny division? What is real profit, an... read more

The Rest of the Gospel: When the Partial Gospel Has Worn You Out

Dan Stone, David Gregory

“Do I have life ‘more abundant’?” That’s a question millions of Christians have asked down through the ages. Dan Stone asked that question during a time of spiritual frustration in his own life and God answered by showing Dan he had been living only a part of the gospel message. Dan’s search led him to discover the truth of “Christ in you” as “the rest of the gospel” that most Christians overl... read more

“Do I have life ‘more abundant’?” That’s a question millions of Christians have asked down through the ages. Dan Stone asked that question during a time of spiritual frustration in his own life and God answered by showing Dan he had been living only a part of the gospel message. Dan’s search led him to discover the truth of “Christ in you” as “the rest of the gospel” that most Christians overl... read more

Patriot Rules: A Novel

David Gregory

Life, liberty, and…time travel? Politics, what-ifs, all-knowing historical ghosts. Matt, a young college student with political aspirations, is dead set on becoming president someday. Inspired by his best friend, he wants to end poverty in America, and being president will give him the power to do just that. His plan: an economic bill of rights, that he believes should be guaranteed to every c... read more

Life, liberty, and…time travel? Politics, what-ifs, all-knowing historical ghosts. Matt, a young college student with political aspirations, is dead set on becoming president someday. Inspired by his best friend, he wants to end poverty in America, and being president will give him the power to do just that. His plan: an economic bill of rights, that he believes should be guaranteed to every c... read more

Aftermath: The Triumph of a Thrown Away Boy

Sondra Martin Hicks

While John Borgstedt has overcome more trauma and rejection than most people, his story is not one of victimization. His life demonstrates the overcoming power of grit and determination, a testament to the life-giving qualities of perseverance and relentless hope. In his story, you will learn about this extraordinary man and how he finds the courage every day to keep going and let a little mor... read more

While John Borgstedt has overcome more trauma and rejection than most people, his story is not one of victimization. His life demonstrates the overcoming power of grit and determination, a testament to the life-giving qualities of perseverance and relentless hope. In his story, you will learn about this extraordinary man and how he finds the courage every day to keep going and let a little mor... read more

Healed for Life: A Story of Redemption

Cynthia Wenz

The truly remarkable stories are not of lives that have gone astray, but of those who have gone astray and have been incredibly redeemed, and wholly healed. That is Cynthia Wenz’s story, not of a victim, but of someone who learned the healing God offers everyone, and who chose to fully embrace that healing. At 29, in a flurry of confusion and hurry, Cynthia followed her doctor’s urging for a t... read more

The truly remarkable stories are not of lives that have gone astray, but of those who have gone astray and have been incredibly redeemed, and wholly healed. That is Cynthia Wenz’s story, not of a victim, but of someone who learned the healing God offers everyone, and who chose to fully embrace that healing. At 29, in a flurry of confusion and hurry, Cynthia followed her doctor’s urging for a t... read more

All Things Short: Stories by High School Writers

David Gregory

What kinds of stories do the minds of today's high school students concoct? In All Things Short, four teen writers from Mirus Academy in Katy, Texas present their favorite story creations from 2016-2017. Their imaginations leans toward horror and suspense, but regardless of genre, each story contains surprising plot twists and inventive characterization. And, as a bonus, their creative writing... read more

What kinds of stories do the minds of today's high school students concoct? In All Things Short, four teen writers from Mirus Academy in Katy, Texas present their favorite story creations from 2016-2017. Their imaginations leans toward horror and suspense, but regardless of genre, each story contains surprising plot twists and inventive characterization. And, as a bonus, their creative writing... read more

How to Beat Stress and Build Resilience: 7 Proven Strategies for the Overworked, Overwhelmed Woman to Achieve More

Judy A. LaCroix

How to Beat Stress, Build Resilience is for the “over achieving, overworked, feeling overwhelmed and 24/7 connected” woman who thinks she has to do it all.The Stress Management and Building Resilience tips and techniques offered here are from a unique perspective and are grounded in multidisciplinary fields including Psychology, NLP, Biology, Personal Development Practices, High Performance, a... read more

How to Beat Stress, Build Resilience is for the “over achieving, overworked, feeling overwhelmed and 24/7 connected” woman who thinks she has to do it all.The Stress Management and Building Resilience tips and techniques offered here are from a unique perspective and are grounded in multidisciplinary fields including Psychology, NLP, Biology, Personal Development Practices, High Performance, a... read more

Suddenly Single Woman's Guide to Surviving Divorce: Learn The Things No One Tells You. Get What You Deserve: Financial Security, Emotional & Physical ... Be Blindsided During The Divorce Process.

Lynda Lighthouse Transier

Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you" - my mantra. If ever there was a time to practice "The Golden Rule", it is when you are navigating the life altering, blindsiding divorce process. My goal is to help you through the quicksand, and provide you with a lifeline of insight how to come out the other side a happier, healthier and more wholly satisfie... read more

Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you" - my mantra. If ever there was a time to practice "The Golden Rule", it is when you are navigating the life altering, blindsiding divorce process. My goal is to help you through the quicksand, and provide you with a lifeline of insight how to come out the other side a happier, healthier and more wholly satisfie... read more

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