Agents & Editors

KCWC has invited agents and editors who will share their expertise and interact with attendees in one-on-one appointments that may be life-changing! Sign-ups for appointments will begin at the registration table on Friday morning at 7:00 a.m.

This information has been abbreviated for listing on the website, but you may download a pdf with more information by clicking the button below. The document also contains specifics about how to pitch to specific agents/editors.



A literary agent represents writers and their written works to publishers and assists in sales, promotion, and deal negotiation.


An editor works for a media outlet and facilitates the publishing process, sometimes including proofreading, copy-editing, and critiques.


A Christian author is a person who writes to glorify God. KCWC faculty members are recognized industry professionals.

Wanda Barbella

Wanda is a representative in author relations for EA Books Publishing, which presents an option that blends the creative control of self-publishing with services from seasoned professionals­.

Jenny Baumgartner

Jenny Baumgartner is editorial director and acquisitions editor for Nelson Books, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing. She has partnered with many bestselling authors. 

Gregg Bridgeman

Gregg began operating Olivia Kimbrell Press ™ in 2011 acting as Editor-in-Chief. OKP specializes in assisting previously unpublished authors and publishes both fiction and non-fiction. 

Kathy Cretsinger

Kathy represents Mantle Rock Publishing LLC,  a small Christian publisher. They publish Romantic Suspense, Historical Romance, Contemporary Romance, and Christian Fantasy/Speculative.

Rachelle Gardner

Rachelle Gardner is an agent with Books & Such Literary Management, representing both fiction and nonfiction. She likes to look at a few pages of your manuscript/proposal and/or a one-sheet.

Nicole Jones

Nicole will represent The Seymour Agency and will receivepitches for all genres of fiction and nonfiction. She would like to see a one-sheet and a sample chapter of your work.

Amanda Luedeke

Amanda is the Vice President of the MacGregor and Leudeke agency. She is currently focusing on nonfiction and Christian spirituality projects with a sprinkling of fiction.

Kenzi Nevins

Kenzi is an award-winning writer with a passion for magic realism and mythology. She is a junior agent with Cyle Young Literary Elite representing illustrators and author/illustrators.

Charis Rooks

Schedule a time with Charis to pray over your work, your authorship, or your personal life. Your writing journey can be blessed through the power of prayer and self-reflection.

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