Faculty

KCWC workshop leaders are successful agents, editors, and authors. They have been carefully chosen as instructors based on their commitment to Christ and their desire to share valuable wisdom and insight with other Christian writers. This page will continue to be updated as new faculty is added. Visit again soon!

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.

Cherilynn Bisbano

Cherrilynn is a writer, teacher, and speaker who loves helping people be more than they thought they could be. She is a member of the Write Coach Team and an expert in the craft of book proposals.

Gregg Bridgeman

Gregg began operating Olivia Kimbrell Press ™ in 2011 acting as Editor-in-Chief. Then as now, he operates the press as a ministry. Learn more on the editors page.

Hallee Bridgeman

With over half a million sales, Hallee Bridgeman is a best-selling Christian author who writes action-packed romantic suspense focusing on realistic characters who face real world problems.

Lisa Carter

Lisa is a bestselling author of multiple books, and a winner of the 2017 Daphne du Maurier Award and the 2015 Carol Award for Romantic Suspense. She loves travel and teaching writing workshops.

Crystal Caudill

Crystal Caudill is an educator, award-winning author, and a member of ACFW, RWA, and Novel.Academy. For her, teaching the next generation of authors is a privilege and a passion.

Hannah Conway

Hannah R. Conway is a military wife, mother of two, middle school teacher, best-selling author, and popular speaker. She is a member of the ACFW and My Book Therapy.

Kathy Cretsinger

Kathy Cretsinger writes under the name of Katt Anderson. She and her husband Jerry own Mantle Rock Publishing. Kathy is a Mantle Rock author. Read more on the agents/editors page.

Rhonda Dragomir

Rhonda is an author, pastor’s wife, and speaker with experience in website design and typesetting. She loves to share tactics to help writers become more efficient and professional.

Tama Fortner

Tama Fortner is a bestselling writer and ghostwriter with more than thirty titles to her credit, including the wildly successful Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions for Kids.

Deb Haggerty

Deb Haggerty is a prolific blogger, astute business woman, and a die-hard visionary. Deb loves Christian literature and encouraging both readers and authors with her words.

Jean Hall

Jean Matthew Hall lives in Louisville, Kentucky. Her premier picture book, It’s Spring! is due to be released  in early 2019.  Jean is a member of the SCBWI and Word Weavers International.

Carlton Hughes

Carlton Hughes is a professor of communication at SE KY Community and Technical College. He has been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul and several devotional books from Worthy Publishing.

Karynthia Phillips

Karynthia is a speaker and author whose workshops, coaching, and blogs integrate the importance of effectiveness in life by beginning with self-care of spirit, mind, and body. 

J.P. Robinson

J.P. is a prolific writer of historical and political fiction. He leads writing workshops in various parts of the country and heads Logos Publications, LLC, a publishing house and book marketing team. 

Gene Rowley

Turn on any TV and you’ll hear Gene’s voice. He has won numerous awards for his narration on television and audiobooks. One nomination was for Sapphire Ice by Hallee Bridgeman.

Toni Shiloh

Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian fiction writer. She also has expertise in using social media. Toni writes to honor her Savior, bringing him glory and teaching more about His goodness.

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