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Baker Publishing Group signs multi-book contract with author and church leader Jess Connolly

Ada, Mich. (Nov. 1, 2021)—Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, is pleased to announce the signing of a multi-book contract with Jess Connolly.

“Jess is bold in her truth telling, dynamic in her teaching, and tireless in her mission to see women live free in the freedom that God has made them for,” said Stephanie Duncan Smith, senior editor, Baker Books. “Baker Books is thrilled to partner with her in crafting messages that lead women into life.”

Her contract with Baker Publishing Group includes multiple titles, with the first to release tentatively in 2024. Connolly is represented by Jenni Burke of Illuminate Literary Agency.

“I’m wildly grateful to be partnering with Baker in the kingdom work of writing, amidst so many other incredible writers,” said Jess Connolly. “Their vision, heart, and passion for helping authors communicate is inspiring, and I can’t wait to get started. It’s also a huge honor to be able to work with Stephanie Smith as my editor—she’s truly a shepherd of books and an outpost of encouragement and wisdom. I am expectant and grateful!”

Jess Connolly is a woman who wants to leave her generation more in awe of God than she found it. She is passionate about family, God’s Word, and seeing women take their place in the kingdom. She’s an author, a church leader, and a coach through her organization Go and Tell Gals, equipping and encouraging women to use their God-given gifts for the good of others and the glory of God. She’s written nine books, including Wild and Free with Hayley Morgan, You Are the Girl for the Job, and Breaking Free from Body Shame. Jess and her husband, Nick, live in Charleston, South Carolina, where they’ve planted Bright City Church. They have four wild and hilarious kids: Elias, Gloriana, Benjamin, and Cannon. Follow her on Instagram at @jessaconnolly or on her website:

Contact: Kelli B. Smith, (616) 676-9185 x394