Industry veteran Kathleen Samuelson joins Christian Writers Guild
CONTACT: Blythe Daniel
COLORADO SPRINGS— Kathleen Samuelson has become Director of Teaching and Mentoring for the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild, according to President Dave Sheets. He says, “Kathleen’s background in Christian publishing, in addition to great writing and leadership skills, will be valuable assets to our growing organization.”
Samuelson’s role includes course strategy, evaluation, and development. She recruits and counsels new students and manages mentor relationships. She also assists in planning conference schedules, recruiting and communicating with teaching faculty, coordinating and leading workshops, and representing and promoting the Guild.
Samuelson comes with more than 25 years of professional editorial, product development, and leadership experience and skills. She served as Publications Director for the Christian Booksellers Association from 2004 to 2013, producing the association’s magazine, CBA Retailers +Resources, and other publications and corporate communications.
“I’m thrilled to be on the team,” says Samuelson. “I’m passionate about helping writers reach their professional goals, and I’m equally excited for the future of publishing.”
Samuelson’s editorial background also includes work at Fancy Publications/BowTie Press in Southern California as the Editorial Director overseeing high-circulation consumer, trade, and association magazines. She received her B.A. in English from California State University, Fullerton, and her teaching credential from University of California, Irvine. Samuelson lives with her husband, Phil, and teenage children, Karissa and Jakob, in Black Forest, Colorado.
The Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild is part of 1Source, a collaborative effort of Believers Press, Bethany Press, and Anchor Distributors committed to providing authors a comprehensive suite of services to take a book from concept through finished product with the best technology and services in the industry.