WKJ AGENCY WELCOMES JASON HAGUE

jason-hague-2AUGUST 2016. I am a pastor, teacher, and writer who is happiest when telling stories. Old stories and new stories, of fatherhood, sonship, and the realities of living in the “already, not yet” kingdom. But more importantly, I am a husband to an exquisite beauty called Sara, and a father to five adorable, intimidating children. My middle child, Jackson, has severe autism. I write about him a whole lot. We live in Junction City, OR, where we cherish our superior coffee and our annual thirteen days of sunshine.

Jason is represented by Teresa Evenson.

 

 

 

 

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MARSHAWN EVENS SIGNS HER NEW BOOK, “BELIEVE BIG” WITH HOWARD PUBLISHERS

Marshawn EvansAUGUST 2016. Marshawn Evans is a faith and business mentor to life-changers…those looking to launch and live their purpose.

Just a few years ago she left her stuffy full-time job as an attorney and turned her passion for people into a million-dollar enterprise as a speaker, coach and entrepreneur. Now through ME University®and The GODFIDENCE® Institute, she teaches money, marketing and mindset mastery to “life-changerpreneurs” and leaders ready to find their voice and build their brand as paid speakers, media & client attraction magnets, profitable coaches, authors, product launchers, and social media mavens who fearlessly and strategically “take their message to the masses.”®

A former Miss America beauty queen turned Donald Trump Apprentice, turned Georgetown University Law Center trained sports & entertainment lawyer, her clients and sponsor-partners include Nike, HP, Delta Air Lines, Boeing, Pitney Bowes, Office Depot, Home Depot, Ernst & Young, Tiffany & Co, Infusionsoft celebrities and pro athletes in the NFL and NBA.

Admitted to practice before the US Supreme Court she has been featured by ESSENCE, Glamour,USA Today, Fox News, Christian Living Magazine, The Big Idea on CNBC, and is a regular commentator for CNN, Fox Business Channel, Black Enterprise, PINK Magazine and ESPN.

Her best selling book SKIRTS in the Boardroom published by Wiley – the largest business book publisher in the world – has been #1 in the women and business category on Amazon multiple times. It was the first time they published a business book with an African-American woman under the age of 30.

Marshawn’s philosophy is – “if you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.” Join the movement now at http://marshawnevans.com.

Marshawn is represented by Teresa Evenson.

HARVEST HOUSE PUBLISHERS SIGNS JEFF KINLEY TO THEIR THIRD BOOK TOGETHER.

Jeff Kinley.jpgAUGUST 2016. “Jeff Kinley is a discerner of the times.” – Dr. Mark Hitchcock – Pastor, Prophecy Expert and Best Selling Author

“Jeff Kinley is a very gifted, inspired author and an effective speaker.  Our people immediately connected with Jeff and his messages. We loved him so much we asked him to come back in 6 months!”

 – Pastor Mike Mize, Hilltop Bible Fellowship,
Ashdown, Arkansas

“Jeff Kinley is fastinating author and speaker.  He has a unique talent to make plain the difficult in regards to Biblical prophecy.  His balanced approached to a subject that is often over sensationized is what is needed today.  Whether you read his books or hear him speak, he is someone who will help you get a clear overall grasp of what we can expect in the “last days.”  I highly recommend him for anyone who is looking for solid teaching on this subject.” – David Larson, Director, CruCity, Sioux Falls

MIX AND MATCH MAMA EATS BY SHAY SHULL, PUBLISHED BY HARVEST HOUSE

mix-and-match-mama-eatsAUGUST 2016. Make mealtime simple and delicious. The pressure of planning and preparing meals from one day to the next can become stressful. Shay Shull, the Mix and Match Mama, has found simple solutions for making quick and tasty dishes that will satisfy your whole family and make your life so much easier.

Inside this book you will discover more than 200 crazy good go-to breakfast, dinner, and dessert recipes for every holiday, season, and month of the year, as well as a helpful Tips and Tricks section featuring “Baking Essentials” and “Grocery Staples”.

Let Shay show you how to spend less time in the kitchen and more time making memories as you enjoy home-cooked meals your entire family will love.

Shay is represented by Ruth Samsel.

 

 

 

 

ALEXANDER KUYKENDALL SIGNS WITH BAKER PUBLISHING FOR “LOVING MY ACTUAL CHRISTMAS” AND A TRADE BOOK TO BE DETERMINED

Alexandra Kuydendall COMPRESSEDAUGUST 2016. The following are reviews for Alexandra’s last book, Loving My Actual Life.

“If you ever get the chance to read anything written by Alexandra Kuykendall, take it. She is a gentle, trustworthy storyteller who lives the words she writes about. In a noisy world, I deeply appreciate her thoughtful, grounded voice.”–Emily P. Freeman, author of Simply Tuesday 

“We can spend our lives wishing for tomorrow, or decide to enjoy God’s goodness today. In this book, Alex shares how we can cherish each season and find the gold already there.”–Rebekah Lyons, author of Freefall to Fly

“Entertaining and insightful, honest and winsome, challenging and comforting.”–Elisa Morgan, speaker; author; cohost, Discover the Word radio; president emerita, MOPS International

Alexandra Kuykendall spends most of her days chauffeuring her kids and searching for a better solution to the laundry dilemma. The author of The Artist’s Daughter, she was on staff with MOPS International for nearly ten years and is a trusted voice in mothering circles. She lives in the shadows of downtown Denver with her husband and their four daughters. Connect at AlexandraKuykendall.com.

Alexandra is represented by Teresa Evenson.

SARAH MACKENZIE SIGNS WITH ZONDERVAN PUBLISHERS

Sarah MackenzieAUGUST 2016. Sarah Mackenzie started the Read-Aloud Revival podcast on a whim. That fateful decision resulted in a highly rated show that, 2 years later, has over 1 million downloads and reaches tens of thousands of listeners with each episode.

For over two years, she’s been interviewing leaders, authors, and experts in the read-aloud movement, connecting them with families all over the world who desire to help their kids fall in love with books.

She is the author of the best-selling book, Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakable Peace, published by Classical Academic Press.

Sarah lives in the Inland Northwest with her husband Andrew, where they homeschool their six kids (including identical twin boys).

 

“WRECK MY LIFE” BY MO ISOM HITS THE “NEW YORK TIMES” BESTSELLER LIST

wreck-my-lifeAUGUST 2016. New York Times bestselling author Mo Isom was an All-American goalkeeper for the Louisiana State University soccer team. She holds the LSU all-time goalkeeper record as well as the #3 SEC all-time shutout record. She trained with the US Women’s National program, was honored as National Player of the Week, has appeared on ESPN SportsCenter Top-10 Plays, and has been featured in Sports Illustrated and appeared on Ellen, ESPN, CBS, The 700 Club, and countless other platforms. Isom speaks nationally and internationally, and facilitates a faith-centered blog that has garnered millions of views to date. She and her husband, Jeremiah Aiken, live in Atlanta, Georgia.

“Mo reminds us that brokenness is actually the very place God meets us the most, and the place where we can find Jesus like never before. I can’t wait to see this book unleashed to the world!”–Jefferson Bethke, New York Times bestselling author of Jesus > Religion

“A raw and honest story. This book will bring you hope in your own journey.”–Shelley Giglio, cofounder of Passion Conferences/Passion City Church; chief strategist of sixstepsrecords

“Mo tells the amazing story of God’s grace and redemption in her life as He uses what was broken and makes it beautiful. You will find life and grace as you turn each page.”–Melanie Shankle, New York Times bestselling author of Nobody’s Cuter Than You

Mo is represented by Teresa Evenson.

Award Winning Author, Seth Haines, Signs His Second Book with Zondervan Publishers

Seth Haines

AUGUST 2016. Seth Haines’ won the prestigious Christianity Today’s Award of Merit for his first book Coming Clean. The following is Christianity Today’s review.  “Coming Clean is a powerful story of a man whose son was diagnosed with a chronic illness. Instead of turning to God for solace, Haines turned to alcohol to numb the pain—and turned his anger at God. Yet, in coming clean from alcohol abuse, Haines also comes clean about doubts and fears—and their roots in some malformed spiritual experiences among well-meaning believers. Haines’s humility and honesty are disarming. And the fact that alcohol became his idol is a timely warning about abusing God’s good gifts through an inordinate love of them.” —Nathan Finn, dean of the School of Theology and Missions, Union University

 

 

 

“THE HAPPINESS DARE” BY JENNIFER DUKES LEE PUBLISHED TO RAVE REVIEWS

The-Happiness-DareAUGUST 2016. Jennifer grabbed my attention on every page with her thoughtful and thought-provoking words on what happiness looks and feels like. This book will inspire you to let your guard down so you’ll be empowered to experience the life-changing and God-given happiness found throughout every season and circumstance. (Melissa Michaels, bestselling author of Love the Home You Have)

I read The Happiness Dare with a recently broken ankle and little mobility and was provoked to see the God of happy holiness within its pages. I found “happy” in a cast, while stuck indoors, as Jennifer invited me to look at the God who both created happiness and gave us a grid in his Word to chase after it, right within our reach. Jennifer invites every kind of reader to find happiness and the God who created it. She not only reveals the beautifully Biblical case for “happy holiness” but she invites us beyond theory and into the living. (Sara Hagerty, Author of Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet)

If you’ve ever wondered if God really cares about your happiness, this book is for you. Within these pages, Jennifer shows us how to live out a “holy pursuit of happiness” and personalizes this with an eye-opening assessment you can take to find out what happiness style you naturally flourish in. I can’t say enough good things about The Happiness Dare! (Lysa TerKeurst, bestselling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries)

I absolutely love The Happiness Dare, written by my friend Jennifer Dukes Lee. Based on her own desire to fight for and find happiness on the happy and not-so-happy days, Jennifer offers us so much more than a book. She has created an insightful, fun, wise, and encouraging life-guide to help us become the best version of ourselves by living in our God-given sweet spot. Packed with powerful stories, tools, and everything you need to discover your personal happiness style, you’re in for a treat. Get rid of the guilt and get ready to enjoy the way God made you by starting your personal happiness dare today! (Renee Swope, Bestselling author of A Confident Heart)

In all of our striving for happiness, could it really be that God wants us to be happy too? In The Happiness Dare, Jennifer Dukes Lee helps us discover a truth a lot of us have been missing and dares us to boldly walk in the freedom God intended for us all along. I absolutely loved this book! (Ruth Schwenk, Founder of TheBetterMom.com; author of Hoodwinked and Pressing Pause)

Happiness―it’s that elusive destination our culture seeks at all costs. And often when we finally grasp the slippery emotion, it’s fleeting. In The Happiness Dare, Jennifer unpacks the journey to a truly happy life found in Christ instead of our feelings. It’s practical, it’s encouraging, it’s a dare we should all take! I highly recommend this book. (Kristen Welch, Author of Rhinestone Jesus)

With her familiar warmth and wisdom, Jennifer Dukes Lee has written a captivating book that will transform the way you think about happiness. Combining biblical truth and brilliant storytelling, she answers all of the questions I have privately wondered about happiness, revealing how it beautifully intersects with joy and h0liness in the Christian life. You don’t want to miss The Happiness Dare. It will have you doing your own happy dance. (Jeannie Cunnion, Author of Parenting the Wholehearted Child)
Jennifer Dukes Lee’s insightful and engaging words share not only the how of happiness but also the heart of it. More than just helpful information, The Happiness Dare lays out a path to spiritual and emotional transformation. As someone for whom happiness doesn’t come naturally or easily, I wish I’d had this book years ago. (Holley Gerth, bestselling author of You’re Already Amazing)

As I read The Happiness Dare, I kept repeating one sentence to myself about its author: Wow, she really gets me. Jennifer is a most insightful and trustworthy writer, and I connected with this book in a way I’ve connected with few others. Not only is The Happiness Dare the best kind of medicine for any woman who fears happiness is unattainable or unholy; reading it is just plain fun. Pick up this engaging book and discover your own sweet spot of happiness: where your earthly pleasure meets heavenly joy. (Kristen Strong, Author of Girl Meets Change: Truths to Carry You through Life’s Transitions)

I was so blessed and challenged by reading this book. It spoke to me at a deep level and inspired me to embark on my own Happiness Dare! Thank you, Jennifer, for inspiring us all to boycott cynicism and wring the delight out of the ordinary days. (Crystal Paine, bestselling author and founder of MoneySavingMom.com)

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REBECCA REYNOLDS TO PUBLISH, “LETTERS TO A LONELY WORLD” WITH NAVPRESS

Rebecca ReynoldsJULY 2016. In May of 2014, Janice Shaw Crouse, speech writer for the first President Bush, wrote an article for The American Spectator titled The Loneliness of American Society. In this article Crouse unpacks a number of reasons why our nation is lonelier now than at any point in its history. Her research indicates that one fourth of Americans have no one they can talk with about their personal experiences. If family members are taken out of this equation, the number jumps to one half. That means between 80 and 159 million people in this country are suffering from isolation. Loneliness is a national epidemic, and people are looking for answers.

Loneliness is a universal pain point. Any time we walk down a public street, at least half the people we pass are looking for answers to their inner anguish. Many are ruining their lives self-medicating with affairs and addictions trying to make the ache stop. How can we reach them? What can break through?

In this book I will write fifteen personal letters on felt-needs topics that twenty years of ministry have brought to my attention. The tone will be personal, poetic, and image-based to appeal to the postmodern reader. I will combine orthodox theology with evocative narrative to create a refuge, a landing place away from frantic news broadcasts and social media feeds, a place to simply be known and cared for.

Over hundreds of years, friends have exchanged letters to provide companionship and encouragement to one another, and before that, God chose to deliver a great deal of the New Testament in epistles. So this is a new idea that is also one of the oldest ideas. As I look around at the mass disorientation of our time, I want to find a way to transform our present national brokenness into beauty.  I want to create a space for worship that is honest, intimate, and nurturing, because I have seen the faces of the hurting. I want to tuck messages of hope into a bottle and cast that into the sea of wanderers, so that those who find them will know that they are seen and loved in the chaos of a lonely world.