Group Editorial Appointments (Friday Only)
Editor / agent appointments can be requested on the on-line registration form if you're paying by credit card or by emailing your top three choices to firstname.lastname@example.org. Priority is based on date of registration so register early.
After Friday, April 4 appointments will only be assigned at the conference.
Remaining appointment times and names will be available when you check in on Friday, April 11.
Editor and agent bios are below.
See the Editor Agent Needs page for detail about their current needs to see if they might be interested in your work.
Sally Apokedak is an associate agent with the Leslie H. Stobbe Literary Agency.
She’s been studying, reviewing, and marketing children’s books, as well as giving writing instruction for a dozen years.
As the manager of the Kidz Book Buzz blog tour she was privileged to work with best-selling and award-winning authors such as Jeanne DuPrau, Ingrid Law, and Shannon Hale.
She is presently the YA contributor to Novel Rocket and she teaches at general market and Christian writers conferences across the country.
She is interested in children’s books from picture books to young adult (Christian or general market), nonfiction for all ages (Christian or general market), and women’s novels (Christian market).
Catherine DeVries is the Senior Managing Editor for David C. Cook publishing. She has spent 23 years in Christian publishing, mostly with Zondervan. Some of her published titles include Adventure Bible Storybook, My Very First Devotional Bible, My Time with God, and most recently, Storytime: A 52-Week Bible Storybook for Families.
William (Bill) Jensen has worked in book publishing for over 37 years. He has discovered, launched, and championed the publishing careers of numerous best-selling authors. He has acquired and worked with authors such as Stormie Omartian, Michelle McKinney Hammond, Kay Arthur, Andy Stanley, Tony Evans, , Lisa Whelchel, Jill and Stuart Briscoe, Erwin Lutzer, Dr. James Dobson, Shaunti Feldhahn, Joni Eareckson Tada, and a host of others.
In 2005 Bill opened the William K Jensen Literary Agency; he represents New York Times bestselling authors Ann Voskamp and Melanie Shankle as well as, Mark Hitchcock, Christa Parrish, Allison Pittman, Sophie Hudson and many more.
Rachel Kent is an agent with Books & Such Literary Management. She has more than seven years of agency experience. Rachel represents fiction and nonfiction. Her goal is to develop strong relationships with her clients and to help them to develop lasting relationships with their publishers.
Kathleen Kerr is a senior editor at Harvest House Publishers. She has also worked as an acquisitions editor at Zondervan. Kathleen has a passion for finding new voices. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and daughter. Books on writing I recommend: Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott, and How Not to Write a Novel by Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman. (I should warn you that they’re both a bit irreverent.)
Jamie West lives in the Midwest with her husband of 35 years, three dogs, and three cats. She enjoys reading, traveling, archaeology, and quilting. A worship leader at church, Jamie does children's sermons every month, and sings with the Praise Team. Six years ago, she was led of God to answer an ad for a job at a secular publishing company. When they sold their inspirational Christian division, she went with the new company, which became Pelican Ventures Book Group.