Hey! We've had "guest agents" before, but never guest editors. I've invited Charlene to be our first guest editor, and she's accepted the invitation (hooray!). She will come by next week to answer questions. Here's her bio:
Charlene Patterson is a fiction acquisitions editor for Bethany House Publishers. She has worked in the editorial departments of Falcon Publishing/TwoDot Books, The Globe Pequot Press, Farcountry Press, and Universal Studios, and as a freelance editor and writer.
And here's some info about Bethany House:
Read more about them at http://www.bethanyhouse.com.Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group, has been publishing high quality books for 50 years. Recognized as the pioneer and leader in Christian fiction, Bethany House publishes nearly 120 titles annually in subjects including historical and contemporary fiction, Christian living, family, health, devotional, children's, classics, and theology. Bethany House titles are often found on the Christian bestseller lists.
Located in Bloomington, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis, Bethany House has over 1,000 titles in its current catalog and sells its books through many channels including Christian bookstores, general bookstores, mass merchants and online stores.
You can also read their writers' guidelines here.
If you have any questions about writing for the Christian market, how the editing process works, what it's like to work for Bethany House, and so on, here's the place to ask! Go ahead and post your questions for Charlene starting now, and she'll answer when she arrives next week.
P.S. PLEASE NOTE: This is not a thread for you to pitch your work to Charlene. And please do not answer questions meant for our guest.