Books & Such Literary Management welcomes new agent Debbie Alsdorf
Santa Rosa, CA – Janet Kobobel Grant, founder and president of Books & Such Literary Management, announced on January 3, 2022 that Debbie Alsdorf, speaker, author, and writing mentor, has joined the agency of now seven Books & Such agents serving the Christian publishing industry.
Janet Grant says, “Debbie brings substantive skills to the tasks of agenting, making her a natural at this complex job. Her sales and marketing experience, being a writing coach and author of 14 books, all set her up for success. She’s a welcome addition to our team.”
With more than 20 years’ experience leading teams, creating programs, and shepherding women as the Director of Women’s Ministries in mega-churches, Debbie Alsdorf has long been known as a “champion for other people and a cheerleader of hope.” Her wide range of interests and background includes having been a featured speaker at women’s events and writers conferences, which enables her to help writers develop their ministries through public speaking.
“Serving as a pastoral counselor, certified life coach, and a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors prepares me to help authors ride the roller coaster of publishing as well as gives me an understanding of readers’ felt needs,” Debbie says.
After raising a blended family in Northern California, Debbie and her husband moved their empty nest and two little dogs to Arizona.
Debbie acquires adult nonfiction projects that speak to real life and is looking for proposals in these categories: Christian Living (with a bent toward spiritual growth and lifestyle change), devotionals, mental health, inner healing and recovery, physical health, marriage and family, blended family and step-parenting, lifestyle (décor, home, diet, food), purpose and identity, leadership, and discipleship.
Books & Such Literary Management was founded in 1996 as one of the first agencies to serve the Christian market. The agency’s tagline—Distinguishing Literature—conveys the spirit of the team of seven agents. Books & Such’s focus remains on high-quality writing and manuscripts that make important contributions to culture’s ongoing conversations.