Helen Lee is the marketing director at InterVarsity Press. She got her start in ministry leadership with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. She has an MBA from Babson College in entrepreneurship. Helen has more than two decades of publishing experience in the Christian market, beginning as a reporter and then an editor at Christianity Today. She is the author of The Missional Mom and the co-editor of Growing Healthy Asian American Churches. [Read more…]
David Zimmerman is the editor who decided that Terry’s book idea for The Self-Aware Leader was worthy of being published. And, for that, he is our honored guest on this episode.
More importantly, he has two decades of experience in the Christian publishing world and will give us a “behind the scenes” look on how a publishing company decides what books to publish.
David the Senior Editor at NavPress, the publishing wing of The Navigators. He spent 17 years at InterVarsity Press and he is also the author of Deliver us From Me-Ville and Comic Book Character. He lives in Colorado Springs with his wife, Kara, who is a counselor. You can follow David on Twitter or connect with him via Facebook.
Holly Root is one of the most prominent and sought-after literary agents in America. She has a well-established list of clients and sales in middle grade and young adult fiction, women’s fiction (both commercial and upmarket), urban fantasy and romance. Her reputation among others in the publishing world is that she’s a delight to work with, exceptionally bright, and very successful in her work.
Before she became an agent, Holly worked in Christian publishing and then at the William Morris Agency and Trident Media Group. She lived in New York for many years before moving to Los Angeles to lead the Waxman Leavell Agency there. Her husband Jonathan is an actor and they have two adorable sons who light up Instagram.
Steve Laube is president and founder of The Steve Laube Agency, and is a 35-year veteran of the bookselling industry. He began his career in the bookselling arena and his store in Phoenix was named the Christian Booksellers Association (CBA) store of the year in 1989. He then spent 11 years with Bethany House Publishers rising to the position of an editorial director.
Terry and Michael welcome back Mark Matlock to the show. Mark was the first ever guest on 37 the Podcast, on March 3, 2015. For many years, Mark served as president of Youth Specialties and he transitioned in 2016 to become president of Wisdom Works and work in an advisory role to many prominent Christian organizations in America, including the Barna Group. He serves on the board of the American Bible Society and is the author of numerous books, including Real World Parents, Ideas for Parents, and Raising Wise Children. Mark talks about what it takes to transition well and why it’s so difficult for Christian leaders.