ECPA's Rush To Press

Kimberly Shumate moves to new full-time editor position
as Living Word Literary Agency closes

It was May of 2009 when Kimberly Shumate launched Living Word Literary Agency, pursuing her passion to help new and hungry authors find a home within the publishing community. The following year she joined George Fox University as an Expert Advisor where she guides graduate students through Artifact II—transforming their dissertations into publishable works.

She is happy to announce her move to full-time editor working closely with Books, Bach, and Beyond/Creative Enterprises Studio where she will primarily focus on book proposal writing, substantive editing, proofing, project coaching, and ghostwriting. Kimberly invites you to visit their website for more information, and hopes you will think of her for future editorial projects as someone who brings a diverse and unique background to the literary table.

She writes, “I feel blessed to have met and represented so many talented authors, and what a privilege it’s been for me to be a small part of God’s plan for them. In every writer I found a passionate message and ministry, which made me a better person. Thanks to each one of them for their enthusiasm and trust.  I will take those memories and experiences with me as I transition into a new and exciting direction.”

As a screenwriter, freelance article, blogger, and book contributor since 1995, and with 12 years of service in the sales and editorial departments of Harvest House Publishers, Kimberly is a member of the ECPA, the ACFW, Willamette Writers, and offers her 20 years of experience in the literary field.