Kregel Publications is a mid-sized traditional publisher in the CBA market. My duties include trend-spotting and market forecasting for the purpose of acquiring new manuscripts, evaluating proposal material, reviewing contracted manuscripts to ensure they meet contract specifications, developmental editing, and working with authors on current and future projects.
Working alongside authors to help them execute developmental edits and create effective proposal materials.
Joanna Chandler always dreamed of becoming an attorney. But when she left law school to help care for her dying mother, stepping away from her single-minded pursuit gave her space to reconsider. The only question is, if not law, what should she do with her life?To keep her mind off an uncertain future, Joanna helps her older sister, Phylicia, throw an amazing outdoor wedding on the charming Mi... read more
Little fights with your husband and kids. Unhappiness when things don't match your version of perfect. Tension, anger, fear, anxiety--it all begins with a heart that craves control. When your perspective of how life should go replaces God's, you doom your quest for security, peace, and joy before it even starts. Thankfully, there is a better way.Join Shannon as she shares what she has discover... read more
Handsome appearance counts for naught unless matched by good character and actions.That's the firm opinion of not-so-meek minister's daughter Lavinia Ellison. So even though all the other villagers of St. Hampton Heath are swooning over the newly returned seventh Earl of Hawkesbury, she is not impressed. If a man won't take his responsibilities seriously and help those who are supposed to be a... read more
A gripping debut thriller pits a man of God against terrorists--and his own deadly pastJohn Cross is a small-town pastor, bent on leading his flock to follow God's calling. He's not the sort of man one would expect to have a checkered past.But the truth is that the man behind the pulpit preaching to his sheep was once a wolf--an assassin for the CIA. When John decided to follow Christ, he put ... read more
What to do when your partner is done"My spouse left and I don’t know what to do.""This pain won't go away; what's wrong with me?""How can I save my marriage?"These are common questions from hurting spouses encountering unwanted separation. When you're the only one who wants to save your marriage, what do you do?Clint and Penny Bragg have experienced the excruciating pain of separation firsthan... read more
Where you come from isn't who you are. Ten-year-old Pearl Spence is a daydreamer, playing make-believe to escape life in Oklahoma's Dust Bowl in 1935. The Spences have their share of misfortune, but as the sheriff's family, they've got more than most in this dry, desolate place. They're who the town turns to when there's a crisis or a need--and during these desperate times, there are plenty of... read more
Olympic dreams on the line.A beloved son’s lost future. Long-buried secrets uncovered. A broken heart and empty arms. In this moving, masterful saga from best-selling novelist Christina Suzann Nelson, four women's lives collide. Their tangled courses and attempts to find grace in the midst of crisis combine in one heartfelt story showing the many faces of motherly love."An exceptional read and... read more
Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award Winner The choices you make determine who you are. Not no mark." Lochiel Ogle was born with a red-wine birthmark—and it put her life in jeopardy from the moment she entered the world. Mountain folks called it "the mark of the devil," and for all the evil that has plagued her nineteen-year existence, Lochiel is ready to believe that is true. And the evil s... read more
Winner of the 2017 American Christian Fiction Writers' Carol Award - Best Christian Fiction of the Year An epic novel exposing the ugliness of war and the beauty of hope. The city of Kiev was bombed in Hitler's blitzkrieg across the Soviet Union, but the constant siege was only the beginning for her citizens. In this sweeping historical saga, Kelli Stuart takes the listener on a captivating jo... read more
A staggering love illuminating the dark corners of a Nazi prisonRenowned German pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer is famous for his resistance to the Nazi regime and for his allegiance to God over government. But what few realize is that the last years of his life also held a love story that rivals any romance novel.Maria von Wedemeyer knows the realities of war. Her beloved father and... read more
Moving, funny devotions crafted for every day by moms who know the drillWhen women take on the role of mom, they take on a hundred other titles as well: healer, comforter, chef, teacher, cheerleader--and less flattering jobs such as disciplinarian, ruiner of fun times, and chief worrier. In the middle of juggling all those roles, finding room to spend time alone seeking God can seem insurmount... read more
Start embracing the wonder of life after 40 We're all getting older. How do we make the second half of our lives the best half? Forty incredible women of faith from 40 to 85 tackle aging anxieties head-on--and upend them with compelling first-person stories full of humor, sass, and spiritual wisdom. Including: Elisa Morgan on Dogs and Belonging Elisabeth Elliot on Sacrifice and Offering Jennif... read more
A true story of hope and courage in the face of astonishing challengesDuring his fourth deployment, US Marine Corps Sergeant Carlos Evans stepped on an IED--and the loss of both legs and his left hand was just the beginning of the struggle for his life.For the next two years, he and his wife, Rosemarie, went through the rehabilitation process together. As a nurse and mother of two young childr... read more
Your next conversation could impact someone's life foreverHard conversations challenge everyone. Some people make every effort to avoid them altogether; others dive in enthusiastically, damaging relationships in the process. A solid middle ground is difficult to find--especially for those who want to make sure they're following a biblical model for these tough encounters.Lori Roeleveld firmly ... read more
She helps others manage their desperate lives--but who will help her?Clinical psychologist Camille Brooks isn’t put off by the lifestyle of her hoarding clients. After all, she lost her mother to the crippling anxiety disorder. She’ll go a long way to help others avoid the same pain and loss.Despite Camille’s expertise, her growing audience for her Let in the Light podcast, and the national re... read more
Tom Bohannon's discovery of an ancient scroll led him on an international adventure and through mysteries of faith and politics, ending in a place not even he could imagine: the Third Temple of God hidden under Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Wondering how to recover from such a momentous find, Tom's adventures are not over. The final days are upon them, yet no one knows how much time is left—a yea... read more
Timeless leadership lessons honed by nearly two decades behind the scenes at ESPNJason Romano learned incredible lessons during his seventeen years as a producer at ESPN--and these fundamentals for success on the field or court work just as well in other spheres of leadership, especially when you add God's direction to the playbook.This collection of compelling, inspiring, and often funny stor... read more
When John and Marlene Strege learned they wouldn't be able to have a child, they were devastated. Then Marlene asked the question that would change their lives: Can frozen embryos be adopted? The answer not only gave them their beloved daughter Hannah, it drew all three into a political spotlight they never expected. Hundreds of thousands of frozen embryos exist, held in stasis because parents... read more
History's greatest secret could be tomorrow's greatest threat More historically and biblically accurate than The DaVinci Code and just as adventurous as an Indiana Jones movie, The Sacred Cipher combines action and mystery to draw readers into a world of ancient secrets and international escapades. When an ancient scroll appears in a secret room of the Bowery Mission in New York City, Tom Boha... read more
His marriage in tatters and his career ruined by lies, Diplomatic Security Service agent Brian Mullaney is at the end of his rope. Banished to Israel as punishment by his agency, he's assigned to guard a US ambassador and an insignificant box. Little does he know that this new job will propel him straight into a crisis of global proportions. Inside the box is a messianic prophecy about the fat... read more
He's doing what he can to save the Prince Regent's life . . . but can he save his new marriage as well?Evan Eldridge never meant to be a war hero--he just wanted to fight Napoleon for the future of his country. And he certainly didn't think that saving the life of a peer would mean being made the Earl of Whitelock. But when the life you save is dear to the Prince Regent, things can change in a... read more
Verity Hatherleigh has a mind of her own--but her impulsive actions do not impress her viscount papa. When she gets into one scrape too many, he sends her off to the wilds of Scotland to rethink her headstrong ways. Anthony Jardine relished his role as curate, but his new duties as laird of Dungally aren't always to his liking. Though he thought his new inheritance would be a blessing, somehow... read more
Will a shrinking violet and a prodigal son come together to better their world?Cecilia Hatherleigh has many secrets in her shy, sweet heart--but none bigger than her unrequited love for Edward Amherst, the earl's son next door. Her love has persevered over many years, even when he grows to be a bit of a rake. Yet despite his fondness for females, he never seems to see her as anything more than... read more
"Carolyn Miller writes with skill and grace that bring the Regency period to vivid life."--Julianna Deering, author of the Drew Farthering MysteriesWith devastating scars in her past, Serena Winthrop is sure no man can be trusted--especially not a man like the too-smooth Viscount Carmichael. His reputation as a flirt and a gambler is everything she despises. And the young artist makes sure tha... read more
Inspired by the incredible true story of a group of ordinary men and women who dared to stand against evilThe ideal of a new Germany swept up Sophie Scholl in a maelstrom of patriotic fervor--that is, until she realized the truth behind Hitler's machinations for the fatherland. Now she and other students in Munich, the cradle of the Nazi government, have banded together to form a group to figh... read more
Literary Americana fiction filled with humor and heartWhen his wife, Angel, is killed in a head-on collision, Gomez Gomez feels he can’t go on--so he doesn’t. He spends his days in the bushes next to the crash site drinking Thunderbird wine, and his nights cradling a coffee can full of Angel’s ashes. Slow, sure suicide, with no one for company but the snakes, Elvis’s ghost, and a strange kid n... read more
Women compare constantly--on social media, in their neighborhood, at church, even in the school drop-off lane. They glance sideways and ask themselves, "How do I measure up?" All this assessment feels like a natural way of finding a place in the world. But it pulls them into feelings of inferiority or superiority, guiding them into a trap of antagonism by the enemy. Satan would like women to s... read more
"If you ever feel lost in the maze of mothering—all the advice, all the choices, all the new ways to raise perfect children―pick up First Ask Why." —Melissa Kruger, editor at The Gospel Coalition Parenting is tricky business and most Christian parents are committed to doing it right. So they turn to others for guidance. And there is no end of help out there—from foolproof programs to guarantee... read more
Too many mothers long for peace but despair that it always seems out of reach. The stress of motherhood overwhelms their attempts to be the Christlike mom they aspire to be. Now moms can take heart: no matter where they are on their parenting journey, every mom can experience the power of Christ in a personal way that will radically change their lives, their outlook, their power source, and th... read more
"We'll never feel thin enough, pretty enough, or fashionable enough. Our cars will never be new enough and our bathtubs will always have that ring. We lie awake at night, worried we’ll die in our sleep and our mother will arrive at our house and see that scummy ring in the tub. "This is why we eat too much chocolate and cry in the shower. This is why we need a nap and a million dollars to fall... read more
How to invite God to step in and break the cycle of dysfunctionElizabeth Oates is no stranger to a dysfunctional family. She may look like the quintessential soccer mom now, but her childhood was full of uncertainty, abandonment, and many very dark days. Without a positive role model, an emotionally stable family member, or a consistent community, she had to forge her way ahead just to survive... read more
What if the key to changing your life--and yourself--is already in your hand?What if breakthrough and extraordinary growth are waiting for you within the ordinary days you're living right now?In Sacred Mundane, Kari Patterson pulls open the dusty blinds to let the light of truth shine in. Even the most unremarkable life is an opportunity to see, know, love, and be utterly transformed by a God ... read more
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A cerebral yet down-to-earth editor since 2014, I do each project right the first time—on time—for traditional publishers and indie authors.
I'm a publisher and executive editor responsible for six imprints, an online magazine, and a quarterly reader.