“We are pleased to welcome Linda Glaz as the newest agent at Hartline,” said Hartline Literary Agency owner and principal agent Joyce Hart. “She brings energy and enthusiasm to the agency and will be a great addition for us. Linda is an experienced editor, reviewer and writer, and for a couple of years has been a final reader for Wild Rose Press, then for White Rose Publishing and she worked as an editorial assistant for Hartline Agent Terry Burns. She was a judge for the Genesis contest for the American Christian Fiction Writers, a judge for the Emily Award for the West Houston Chapter of the Romance Writers of America, and on the faculty for Faithwriters.com annual conference in 2010 and again this year.
Jennifer Hudson Taylor is now working with Hartline in the role of in-house publicist and marketing advisor. She works with new clients helping them to develop their platform, visibility and name identification prior to getting a contract. She helps them when they do get a contract to do the buildup before the release of the book, then shifts gears again when they do have a book release to shift into full marketing and promotion mode. Jennifer is a very powerful new addition to the Hartline team. For those who need assistance beyond what Jennifer offers them at Hartline she is the owner of Upon the Rock Publishing (http://www.upontherockpublishing.com/ ) where she can perform direct services for authors for a fee.
Also new to the Hartline team is Emily Hendrickson, replacing Linda Glaz as editorial assistant to Agent Terry Burns. Emily graduated from Gordon College in Wenham, MA, with degrees in English and Biblical & Theological Studies. She’s earned her living as a professional wedding photographer, newspaper copy editor, piano teacher, administrative assistant, and women’s self-defense instructor. She is an experienced editor and experienced in evaluating and critiquing manuscripts.
Hartline has a reputation of helping writers launch their career. It also has a reputation for launching the career of agents as Joyce has a history of recognizing potential and launching new agents as she did with Terry Burns, Tamela Hancock Murray, Diana Flegal, Andrea Boeshar and Janet Benrey to name a few. Joyce truly has a servants heart which is just one reason why she is nominated for American Christian Fiction Writer’s “Agent of the Year.” We are strongly pulling for her to win that distinction.
Stay tuned for more on the Hartline Horizon as a program is being developed to assist Hartline clients in getting the maximum use of new e-publishing trends. A new PR and marketing discussion group is allowing clients to interface and have discussion on what is working and not working in marketing efforts. Publicist Jennifer Taylor Hudson is working on a Hartline speakers bureau, and other new and exciting things are in the works.