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COLORADO SPRINGS— 1Source, a collaborative effort of the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild, Believers Press, Bethany Press, and Anchor Distributors launches its first releases on May 6, 2014. New 1Source novels include Hallowed Halls by Hannah Alexander, Sidetracked by Brandilyn Collins, Passing Strangers by Angela Hunt, Child’s Play by Bill Myers, and Twice a Slave by Sammy Tippit with Randy Willis.
Hannah Alexander is the pen name for the writing collaboration of Cheryl and Mel Hodde. They chose the name “Hannah Alexander” to incorporate their two names, Hannah meaning hope in the Lord and Alexander meaning servant of mankind. They live in the Missouri Ozarks where they like to set the majority of their books. They have published 22 books with Steeple Hill, Harlequin Suspense, Love Inspired, Summerside Press, and Bethany House.
Brandilyn Collins is a bestselling author of nearly 30 books and more than 8 million books sold. She is best known for her Seatbelt Suspense®fast-paced, character-driven suspense with myriad twists and an interwoven thread of faith. She also writes insightful contemporary novels often laced with humor.
A Christy-Award winner, Angela Hunt writes for readers who have learned to expect the unexpected. With over four million copies of her books sold worldwide, she is the bestselling author of more than 130 titles ranging from picture books (The Tale of Three Trees) to adult novels. She often travels to teach writing workshops at schools and writers conferences.
Bill Myers is an author/screenwriter/director and has won more than 60 national and international awards, including the C.S. Lewis Honor Award. His DVDs and books have sold 8 million copies. His children’s DVD and book series McGee and Me has won 40 Gold and Platinum awards and has been aired on ABC and in 80 countries. He has written, directed, and done voice work for Focus on the Family’s Adventures in Odyssey radio series.
Sammy Tippit is the author of 14 books that have been translated into numerous languages. His book The Prayer Factor was a bestseller among Christian books in Brazil and was the first Christian book published in Mongolia. He’s led conferences and evangelistic meetings in over 80 nations. Sammy was the subject of bestselling author Jerry B. Jenkins’ first book. Tippit is the only debut novelist in this rollout, and he was a discovery from within the Christian Writers Guild students.
Randy Willis worked with Tippit to complete Twice a Slave, based on the life of Joseph Willis and Tippit’s ancestors. Randy is the fourth great-grandson of Joseph Willis. Randy owns two music publishing companies with over 1,000 published songs. He is an ASCAP-affiliated songwriter and President of Quadra Entertainment Group. He founded Operation Warm Heart, an organization that feeds and clothes the needy and provides Bibles. He has been a music artist manager for country artist Johnny Rodriguez, B.J. Thomas, and others.
Says Jerry Jenkins, who has published more than 180 books with 70 million copies sold and whose Christian Writers Guild has trained writers for 50 years, “I’m excited to see these new releases hit the market after all the work that has gone into each manuscript. I look forward to the responses from readers.”
Dave Sheets, President of Christian Writers Guild and Believers Press says, “We’re proud of our 1Source authors and their efforts in these new books. These authors already have a loyal following and will continue to provide great books for readers. As an independent publisher, we are able to provide authors choices in what services they’d like to engage, and we do so with our editorial, production, marketing, and distribution through a major wholesaler.”
Says Chris Robinette of Anchor Distributors, which has been servicing the Christian market for 40 years, “For independent authors, there is nothing like this type of opportunity to be part of a direct sales program with a print-on-demand solution. We look forward to ensuring these books are available in retail outlets.”
1Source is a collaborative effort of the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild, Believers Press, Bethany Press, and Anchor Distributors to provide authors with a comprehensive suite of services to take an initial book concept through finished product, plus marketing and distribution, with the best technology and services in the industry.
For book covers, review copies, or interviews contact Blythe Daniel, email@example.com; (719) 213-3427.