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! This list is not yet complete. Please check this page again for updates as this list of confirmed mentors is expanded.


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 OKP specializes in assisting previously unpublished authors and publishes both fiction and non-fiction.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 writes under the name of Katt Anderson. She and her husband Jerry own Mantle Rock Publishing. Kathy is a Mantle Rock author, with several books in the historical romance genre.

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.

The Seymour Agency

The Seymour Agency is currently in the process of selecting an agent to attend KCWC. Please check this website again soon for pertinent updates. Learn more about Seymour on their website.

Hannah Whatley

Hannah is a junior agent with Cyle Young and the Hartline Literary Agency. She is seeking poetry collections, children’s, YA, literary fiction, and nonfiction on wellness and self-development. 

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