Agents & Editors

The KCWC 2020 online conference will still give you opportunity to submit a one-sheet to an agent or editor following the conference or contract with them for critiques. This talented group will also participate in an Agent/Editors panel Thursday night, June 18, from 7-8 p.m. in which they will answer questions live.

Specific information about what each person is acquiring is found on the 2020 Conference tab, which is accessible to all paid registrants. The list is found on the tab with the link for the Thursday evening panel discussion. Please return to this page as we update information about specific industry professionals who will participate this year.  Our online conference means we are consistently adding to this list.

Agents

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

Editors

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

Authors

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

Shana Asaro

Shana Asaro is an editor for Love Inspired, Harlequin’s inspirational romance series imprint, which publishes contemporary romance and romantic suspense. 

Jenny Baumgartner

Jenny Baumgartner is a senior acquisitions editor for Nelson Books, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing. She edits both fiction and nonfiction

Karin Beery

Karin Beery is a managing editor at Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (fiction). She also owns Write Now Editing, teaches fiction-editing classes, and writes witty romance fiction. 

Michelle Booth

Michelle is Managing Editor at EA Books Publishing, a partnership publishing company which blends creative author control of self-publishing with a focus on professional quality.

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 OKP specializes in assisting previously unpublished authors and publishes both fiction and non-fiction. 

Deb Haggerty

Deb is Editor-in-Chief at Elk Lake Publishing, Inc., an independent, royalty-paying Christian publisher. Elk Lake has almost 200 authors and more than 250 books in print.

Tamera Kraft

Tamera Lynn Kraft is co-owner of the traditional Christian publishing company, Mt Zion Ridge Press. She is also an award-winning author and children’s evangelist.

Chip MacGregor

Chip is President of the MacGregor & Luedeke Literary Agency.  He has represented dozens of books on all the bestseller lists, and the authors he represents have won numerous national awards.

Kenzi Nevins

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

Lesley Sabga

Lesley Sabga has worked as an editorial assistant and freelancer for multiple publishing houses, and is currently a literary agent with The Seymour Agency.

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