DRS Agency Signs Travis Hearn

Pastor Travis Hearn

Pastor Travis Hearn

Phoenix area pastor Travis Hearn has signed with DRSA to represent his next trade book project tentatively titled, Your But’s Too Big: A Guide to No Excuse Living. Hearn is senior pastor at Impact Church in Scottsdale, ranked as one of the top ten fastest-growing churches in America. In addition, he has also served as chaplain for a range of professional sports teams including the Phoenix Suns, Kansas City Royals, and Oakland A’s. Hearn’s first book, Game Changer: That Defining Moment that Takes You from Trials to Triumph, is currently in production and will release this coming Fall.  Contact DRS at david@drsagency.com if you are interested in publishing with “Pastor Trav”.

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DRS Agency Now Represents Writer Greg Webster

Greg Webster

Greg Webster

During his 25-year career in publishing, Greg Webster has handled a broad range of projects in the areas of marketing, writing, product concept creation, and editorial development. He has collaborated on more than two dozen books spanning a variety of genres such as business, leadership, “true stories,” social issues, self-help, marriage, relationships, and curriculum. He holds a M.A.in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and a B.A. in journalism as well the M.B.A. from the University of Georgia. Webster also serves as senior partner of creative and editorial development for New Vantage Partners, a custom publishing firm. For samples of Webster’s writing projects, contact david@drsagency.com.

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Annie Moses Band Members Collaborate on Children’s Book Based on Musical Work

New Children's Book by the Wolavers

New Children’s Book by the Wolavers

In her speaking and writing, author, poet, composer and co-founder of the Annie Moses Band, Robin Wolaver, describes poetry as a pillar of early-childhood education.

The author of The Song of Annie Moses (Guideposts) urges families to read poetry aloud to their children to feed their fluency during the early and primary years. Now she and illustrator Berklee Wolaver, Robin’s fellow AMB member and daughter-in-law, are collaborators on a children’s book that embodies her philosophy.

Every Park Needs a Lark that Sings is a good example of why families should follow her advice. Originally written as the lyrics for a tune in “Pennywhistle Park,” one of the most popular musicals performed by the children of Robin’s Fine Arts Summer Academy, Every Park builds on the tune’s music and melody to create a book that makes language easy for a child to learn, perform, and remember.

The book will come with a free download of the song version so parents and children can sing along.  Marketing opportunities abound with AMB’s promotion of the project. To see the proposal, contact DRS at david@drsagency.com.

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HarperCollins Signs Killing Christians Project with Dreams and Visions Author Tom Doyle

Killing Christians is Tom Doyle's latest book project.

Killing Christians is Tom Doyle’s latest book project.

Thomas Nelson Division plans a Spring 2015 release
In the middle of a successful run with Dreams and Visions: Is Jesus Awakening the Muslim World, Thomas Nelson’s Matt Baugher has exercised a contractual option and acquired Tom Doyle’s next project about the persecution of Christians in the MIddle East.

In Killing Christians: Living the faith where it isn’t safe to believe, Doyle, in collaborartion with Greg Webster, employs the same storytelling technique — true stories that read like popular fiction — that made Dreams and Visions a strong seller for Nelson.

Doyle is Vice President and Director of Middle East-Central Asia-North Africa Strategic Partnerships for e3 Partners,a Dallas-based ministry.

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DRSA Signs Daily Disciples Founders Tonilee Adamson and Bobbye Brooks

Bobbye Brooks

Bobbye Brooks

Tonilee Adamson

Tonilee Adamson

The co-founders of a San Diego-based women’s ministry have chosen the DRS Agency for literary representation, according to agency president David R. Shepherd.
Tonilee Adamson and Bobbye Brooks, founders of Daily Disciples Ministries, Inc., recently agreed to retain DRSA for representation on their trade book projects and will also engage the agency for consulting and other publishing-related services, according to DRS.
“Signing Bobbye and Tonilee at this time in their ministry growth is a real coup for us,” Shepherd said. “These ladies are entrepreneurial and evangelistic about empowering women in an effective, honest, and spirit-filled way to be more fulfilled in their relationship to the Lord, their understanding of God’s Word, and their interaction with family, friends, and those in the workplace.”
As authors, Adamson and Brooks have written 21 Bible studies, three books, and over 400 devotionals during their ten years of ministry together. As media personalities, they host “The Way4Today”, a weekly, live radio call-in program on San Diego’s KPRZ and are adding new Salem Radio Network stations in 2014.
As Bible teachers and conference speakers, the pair conducts a weekly women’s Bible study in the San Diego area, and they have spoken at hundreds of women’s events across the US, as well as continuing to host their own annual women’s event in the San Diego area. This year they are launching the “Power of Friendship Tour with Bobbye and Tonilee”, a series of women’s conferences currently planned for 16 cities which has attracted such sponsors as Salem Communications and Logos Bible Software with others being negotiated.
Adamson and Brooks are also the co-founders of Bobbye and Tonilee Enterprises and Media4Women, a for-profit company that helps women with all aspects of launching a new business including social media, digital and online media, web development, and marketing.
For more information on Bobbye and Tonilee’s ministry, go to http://dailydisciples.org/. Refer publishing inquiries to Rachel S. Boye: rachel@drsagency.com

 

 

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WaterBrook Releases Bentley Book on Israel

Ray Bentley's new book

Ray Bentley’s new book

The Holy Land Key: Unlocking End-times Prophecy through the Lives of God’s People in Israel by DRSA author Ray Bentley has just released from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.
Bentley is founder and senior pastor of the 7,000-member Maranatha Chapel in Rancho Bernardo, CA. Ron Lee acquired Ray’s project for WaterBrook.

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Author, Collaborator Ben Stroup Signs with the DRS Agency

Ben Stroup

Ben Stroup

Christian author and book collaborator Ben Stroup has signed with the DRS Agency for literary representation, according to  agency president David R. Shepherd.

“Ben is one of the sharpest, brightest, young content creators in Christian publishing today”, DRS said.  “His passion for ideas and for moving readers to action comes through in everything he does.  He’s what you might call a ‘content activist’”, DRS added. DRSA will represent Stroup’s trade book projects as well as his collaboration work.
Stroup has written and edited more than 30 books and e-books, many of them collaborations with key leaders, authors, organizations, and publishing houses including a recently released collaboration with American Idol finalist Danny Gokey titled, Hope in Front of Me, and published by NavPress.
Among Stroup’s other publishing credits are: Contagious Generosity with Chris Willard and Jim Sheppard of Generis, published by Zondervan in association with Leadership Network; Almost Isn’t Good Enough, with Wayne Elsey, founder of Souls4Souls; and Unconditional Love, inspired by the film, Unconditional, and published by B&H Publishing Group.
Stroup is also under contract with Abingdon Press for a trade book of his own tentatively titled, The Outlaw, the Magician, and the Hero:  Why the Courage to Destroy Leads to Transformation, due to release next year.

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February 18, 2014 · 1:55 am