COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., (December 4, 2014) – Award-winning author Jane Kirkpatrick has written over 26 books with seven publishers, which together now total more than one million copies in print. Many of Kirkpatrick’s historical novels have been set authentically in the American West, with her first novel A Sweetness to the Soul winning the prestigious Western Heritage Wrangler Award in 1995.
“I am amazed, truly, at the pleasure I’ve had working with all these teams to tell stories we have placed in the hands of over one million readers,” stated Kirkpatrick. “It’s a team effort, and I’m grateful.”
Based on the lives of real women, Kirkpatrick’s popular books have received numerous accolades, including being finalists for the Christy, Spur, and Oregon Book Awards, with A Tendering in the Storm(WaterBrook Press, 2007) winning the WILLA Literary Award and A Flickering Light (WaterBrook Press, 2009) being awarded the WILLA and named among Library Journal’s Best Books of 2009.
WaterBrook Multnomah President and Publisher Stephen W. Cobb stated, “We’re extremely proud of Jane’s accomplishments. She is an exceptional writer who is able to capture the stories of real-life women in history to create inspiring stories of their endeavors and struggles relatable to readers today.”
WaterBrook Multnomah has published 23 of Kirkpatrick’s books and her agent, Joyce Hart of Hartline Literary, recalls the story behind Jane’s first book, A Sweetness to the Soul, published in 1995. “It was the first book I sold as a literary agent, and Multnomah was the first publisher we took it to,” states Hart.
Kirkpatrick’s writing consists of five historical fiction series including Dream Catcher, Kinship & Courage, Tender Ties, Change & Cherish and Portrait of the Heart, along with six individual historical novels: A Land of Sheltered Promise, The Daughter’s Walk, Barcelona Calling, Where Lilacs Still Bloom, One Glorious Ambition and A Light in the Wilderness.
Also written by Kirkpatrick are three novellas: A Log Cabin Christmas, The Midwife’s Legacy andSincerely Yours, as well as the four non-fiction works Homestead, A Simple Gift of Comfort, Aurora: An American Experience in Quilt, Community and Craft and A Promise of Hope for Difficult Times.
Believing that each life is a story that others read first, Kirkpatrick encourages individuals to discover the power of their own story to transform lives.