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New York Times Best-selling Author and
Former Glamour Magazine Woman of the Year,
Katie Davis Majors, Authors New Book
for Fall 2017 from Multnomah

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(719) 268-1935

Colorado Springs, Colorado (Oct. 18, 2016)—Katie Davis Majors, author of the 2011 New York Times breakout best-seller Kisses from Katie and the 2012 Glamour Magazine Woman of the Yearhas signed an agreement with Multnomah, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, to author a new book scheduled for Fall 2017.

Laura Barker, WaterBrook and Multnomah vice president and editorial director, acquired world rights to the work in print and digital formats from Curtis Yates of Yates & Yates. Barker will serve as the editor.

“Katie writes with irresistible candor and vulnerability,” says Barker. ‘Though her experiences are specific to her family and life in Africa, Katie’s words speak to a universal ache we all carry for the certainty of God’s presence alongside us in seasons of loss and longing. It is a deep privilege to partner with her on this next book.”

In December 2006, 18-year-old Katie Davis from Brentwood, Tenn., traveled to Uganda for the first time over Christmas break during her senior year of high school. She was immediately captivated by the people and the culture. Senior class president and homecoming queen, Davis chose to leave behind her family and friends in order go to Uganda for a year-long mission trip. Now, almost ten years later, Davis, with the added last name of Majors, is a 27-year-old married mother of 13 girls and a newborn baby boy, founder of Amazima Ministries, an organization that cares for vulnerable children in Uganda, and author of Kisses from Katie, a memoir that stayed on the New York Times bestseller list for over 30 consecutive weeks, sold more than 423,500 copies, and has been translated into 11 languages.

This yet untitled second book from Davis Majors is a follow up to Kisses from Katie. She describes it as a memoir about a new season of ministry, miracle healings, the loss of a dear friend, orphaned children finding parents and bruised hearts finding joy again.  Davis Majors writes about her new husband, the thrill of love, raising her 13 daughters who were adopted and the birth of her son. She opens up about hospitality, what it means to be awakened and inconvenienced by the needs of those around us, to be attentive to people and the place in which we live, and the extraordinary strength it takes to risk love regardless of the outcome.

“Though the circumstances in which I live and learn these things vastly differ from that of many readers, the questions of my heart are those we all wrestle with, and I believe the message of God to us remains the same: Hold on to hope. I am not done yet,” says Davis Majors.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Katie Davis Majors is the founder and director of Amazima, a ministry that reaches hundreds of children in Uganda. In 2011, she authored the blockbuster book Kisses from Katie, which documents her journey from a Nashville teenager to caring for orphaned children in Africa. Davis Majors has adopted 13 daughters and recently, she and her husband Benji Majors added a baby boy to the family. To learn more about Katie Davis Majors and Amazima, katies-story

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