Agents & Editors

The KCWC 2021 online conference offers you an opportunity to gather information from a talented group of agents and editors in a panel discussion Thursday night, June 17, from 7-8 p.m. in which they will answer questions live.

Specific information about what each person is acquiring will be found on the 2021 Conference tab, which will be accessible to all paid registrants one week before the conference. 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.

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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.

Michelle Medlock Adams

MICHELLE MEDLOCK ADAMS is president of Platinum Literary Services,  the link between telling your story and selling it. She is also an award-winning writer of more than 100 books.

Misty Beller

MISTY M. BELLER writes as both an indie author and for Bethany House Publishers, and is Managing Editor of Wild Heart Books, a traditional publisher specializing in Christian Historical Romance novels.

Gregg Bridgeman

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 OKP specializes in assisting previously unpublished authors and publishes both fiction and non-fiction. 

Dan Brownell

Dan Brownell is an editor for  Today’s Christian Living. Besides being a magazine editor, he has been a copywriter, proposal writer, book editor, and educational test writer and editor.

Mary DeMuth

MARY DEMUTH is an agent with Books & Such Literary Management. She is also an international speaker, podcaster, and a novelist and nonfiction author of over forty books. Mary She loves to help people re-story their lives.

Victoria Duerstock

VICTORIA DUERSTOCK is the founder of End Game Press,  a traditional house that publishes variety of titles in both general and Christian markets, including fiction, nonfiction and children’s books.

Linda Glaz

Linda Glaz is an agent with the Hartline Literary Agency. She has worked as a professional reviewer for a romance site, and loves anything to do with books. She’s extremely active in the judging community and speaks at conferences nationwide.

Deb Haggerty

Deb Haggerty is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Elk Lake Publishing, Inc., a traditional, royalty-paying Christian publisher that “Publishes the Positive.” They publish fiction for all ages and nonfiction with a twist.

Bob Hostetler

Bob Hostetler is agent at the Steve Laube Agency and the executive director of the Christian Writers Institute. He is also an award-winning author and international speaker, with more than 50 books in print.

Kenzi Nevins

Kenzi Nevins is an agent at Cyle Young Literary Elite (C.Y.L.E). She is also an award-winning writer with a passion for magic realism and mythology. She represents illustrators and children’s books through YA with a special focus on middle grade.

James Watkins

Jim Watkins is an acquisitions editor at EA Books Publishing, a partnership publishing house (a hybrid publisher). Jim is an award-winning author of over 20 books and 2,000 articles, and he loves  helping authors move forward with their dreams.