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STAN JANTZ, ECPA INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: “As the association of Christian publishers, ECPA joins our membership in mourning the loss of Phyllis Tickle, who was a champion of Christian books in the wider publishing community. I was personally inspired by her writing, especially her insights into the profound changes or industry is experiencing. We will miss her voice.”

DWIGHT BAKER, PRESIDENT OF BAKER PUBLISHING GROUP:  “We at Baker Publishing Group have been blessed richly by Phyllis Tickle, as a business mentor, author, and mostly as a sister in Christ.  In the 1990s, when our Christian book community remained stuck in self-imposed exile, Phyllis introduced us to the wider universe of publishing. She did so with her characteristic charm and courage, and we followed her leadership to our great benefit. Everybody was enriched by Phyllis Tickle’s appearance into our industry.” More

DOUG ROSS, FORMER ECPA PRESIDENT: “Sandy and I were so sorry learn of the passing of Phyllis Tickle. She was a very compelling personality — persuasive, engaging, full of humor, and insightful. She was always a favorite at ECPA events, and her role at Publishers Weekly brought religion coverage to a whole new level. For that we are very grateful.”

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