As publisher, I am responsible for the management and profitability of Hachette Nashville and its two imprints. It is my role to provide the vision for our program and to equip our team with the resources required to maintain a leadership position in our industry. We launched the Warner Faith imprint in September 2001 with no backlist and a few titles under contract. But we had a passionate team of dedicated professionals and we have built one of the most respected inspirational publishing programs in the industry. In our first 14 years, we have sold more than 60 million units. We currently have staff in both the Nashville and New York offices of Hachette.
Before coming to Hachette in 2000, I was the publisher of Thomas Nelson’s trade division. I am the author of three books, including a Gold Medallion Award winner. I was also the Executive Editor of the Parents Resource Bible. I began my publishing career as Executive Vice President of Focus on the Family where I launched the book and magazine publishing divisions. I have personally edited Joyce Meyer, Joel Osteen, John C. Maxwell, Neil Clark Warren, and Jerry B. Jenkins.
As Editorial Director for the Center Street imprint based in the New York office, I oversee the editorial program and acquire nonfiction, specifically focused on military and conservative political nonfiction. I’ve had the opportunity to publish many top authors in this genre, including Senators Jim DeMint and Rand Paul, Congressmen Dave Brat, and Steve Scalise, and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who is also one of our #1 New York Times bestselling authors. Other bestselling authors include media personalities Bret Baier, Michael Savage, Dana Loesch, Bill Bennett, Hugh Hewitt. Upcoming hot titles include books by Judge Jeanine Pirro, Anthony Scaramuccci, and Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie.
I’ve been in book publishing for more years than I’m willing to note here (!), trained as an editor in many different genres, from mysteries to romance fiction to most nonfiction categories. Before joining Hachette, I had my own boutique publishing company, Yorkville Press, where I specialized in illustrated books, especially dogs, dogs, dogs, and I had the good fortune to create books for non-profit organizations including Canine Companions for Independence and Best Friends Animal Society. I’m delighted to be part of the Hachette Nashville team.
As senior editor for the Center Street imprint based in the New York office, my mandate is to acquire commercial nonfiction for the heartland. It's been an exciting year and half at the company and I'm building a well-rounded list, publishing celebrities, sports icons, a farmer, surfer, therapist, politicians and pundits. Last year we published Senator Rand Paul's first book and we will follow up with a second this fall. We also published New York Times bestselling author Senator Jim DeMint, one of the most respected conservatives in the Senate. This coming fall we'll be publishing superstar Michael Bolton's memoir along with a book about political superstar Sarah Palin written by her family. What I strive to achieve at Center Street is a varied list with strong titles and authors across general nonfiction categories who entertain, inspire, motivate, teach and sell.
I've been in book publishing for more than 25 years trained as an editor in many different genres, from mysteries to romance fiction to most nonfiction categories. Before joining Hachette, I had my own boutique publishing company, Yorkville Press, where I specialized in illustrated books, especially dogs, dogs, dogs and I had the good fortune to publish New York Times best-selling author Dean Koontz and his dog, Trixie, and create books for non-profit organizations including Canine Companions for Independence and Best Friends Animal Society. I'm delighted to be part of the Hachette Nashville team.
As a senior editor for the FaithWords imprint based in the New York office, I am building a program of Christian women’s voices. It’s a well-rounded list, including Christian living, spiritual growth, women’s issues, relationships and devotionals directed toward Christian women in their thirties and forties, as well as the occasional compelling memoir or narrative nonfiction personal story. I’m especially interested in nonfiction authors who have their finger on the pulse of what women are focused on now—marriage, parenting, wanting to make a difference in the world, spiritual growth, being overwhelmed with life (finances, caring for older parents, careers), and women’s issues (body image, friendship, mentorship, comparison, depression, shame, anger). These authors have a unique voice in that they offer expertise to their readers by coming alongside women with their own powerful personal stories, and call women to transformed lives through hard and holy things.
I have been in publishing for over 16 years, trained as an editor in nonfiction. I was most recently with Guideposts Books where I led the nonfiction team. Among my many projects were: SURPRISED BY GRACE, a memoir by well-known author Elizabeth Sherrill; DAILY GUIDEPOSTS, a devotional selling 500K copies/year that included contributions from best-selling author Debbie Macomber; MORNINGS WITH JESUS, another best-selling devotional that included contributions by Tricia Goyer and Rebecca Barlow Jordan; A SEARCH FOR PURPLE COWS, a gripping memoir about escaping domestic violence by Susan Call; and the MORNINGS WITH JESUS DAILY BIBLE.
I have more than three decades of experience in publishing, during which I have conceived, developed, edited and published fiction, nonfiction, sideline and eBook titles for publishers, corporations, agents and authors.
Having served clients as an independent publishing consultant and held VP editorial positions at G.P. Putnam's Sons, Waldenbooks, and Crown Publishers, I most enjoy working with first-time authors and helping large-platform authors hone their manuscripts.
As I return to acquisitions, I look forward to orchestrating a list of narratives on Christian spirituality, nonfiction on contemporary social issues and memoirs by writers of color who skillfully tell their own stories.