Staff

Tom Blubaugh
Chief Executive Officer

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Literary Strategist,
Marketing Expert

Tom Blubaugh was raised in a small town in southeast Kansas. He began writing poetry at age fourteen, but has written nonfiction most of his adult life. He self-published his first book, Behind the Scenes of the Bus Ministry, in 1974, and wrote articles for denominational and business magazines from 1975 through 1995. He co-wrote The Great Adventure for Barbour Publishing Co. in 2009. Bound by Faith Publishers published his first novel, Night of the Cossack, in April, 2011 at age of 69.

Tom has been a public speaker for over forty years, a business manager and a marketing entrepreneur for nearly fifty years, and is currently a Literary Strategist (book marketing coach) working one-on-one with authors and writers in all aspects of the publishing arena, social media, brand building, and book marketing. Tom has been a self-employed entrepreneur since 1973, and is married to Barbara; they have six children and fourteen grandchildren.

Learn a little more about Tom:

Clancy Tucker interviews Tom

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Gina Burgess
President and COO

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Book Coach, Editor,
Illustrator

Gina Burgess is passionate about reading, writing, and editing Christian Fiction. She is also just as passionate about non-fiction. She earned her Master’s in Communication and Professional Writing from Spring Arbor University, specifically so she could teach professional writing. She discovered she enjoyed editing so much she decided to focus on freelance editing in the Christian writings field. She is committed to providing high-quality editing services for veteran and newbie authors, and for publishers. She is also just as passionate about illustrating and painting. Book covers are especially fun for her.

She has extensive experience in editing from newspapers to blog posts, book-length fiction, and short stories. Gina has experience in editing works of authors who have English as their second language and loves helping people become excellent writers.  She was the Lifestyles Editor at her hometown newspaper in Picayune, Mississippi, as well as editor for several other publications. Gina is the author of several books (both fiction and non-fiction), numerous grant proposals, hundreds of articles, and writes a weekly column for LiveAsIf.org (since 2006).

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Jann W. Martin
CSO

 

Author, Proofreader

Jann W. Martin—author, proofreader, teacher, speaker and blogger— Her dream is to captivate the hearts of children, by writing stories that teach them of the Bible through the eyes of a child.

She has a B.A. in Early Elementary Education from Michigan State University (1972) and a retired Commissioned, Associate in Ministry from Trinity Lutheran Seminary (1999). She served as Youth Leader/Evangelism leader at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church for 5 years and as the Director of Family Ministry at Faith Community Presbyterian church for 4 years. Jann wrote curriculum for children and adults on several different topics.

Her first published book, in 2007 is This Babe So Small, the nativity told through the eyes of the innkeeper’s daughter and has sold over 2,000 copies. Released, by Elk Lake Publishing in 2015, Bible Characters Through the Ages, two time traveling children build a time travel machine called Yahweh’s Express and go back to meet the Bible Characters.  Book One: Adam in the Garden, Book Tow: Meeting Eve, Book Three: Watching David and Goliath, Book Four: The Amazing Esther, Book Five: Isaac and His Family, and Book Six: Jacob’s Journey.

 

You can join her at www.jannwmartin.com, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram and Google+

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