My Publishing Story

I began my career in publishing in 2012, right after I finished my master’s degree in Systematic Theology (I also have an undergraduate degree in religion). I was hired by Fortress Press to work on their academic monograph and textbook programs, doing developmental editing and project management. When 1517 Media opted to expand their publishing program to include a trade books imprint, I was promoted to acquisitions editor for the trade program which eventually became Broadleaf Books.

Broadleaf Books is rooted in the progressive Christian and publishes books that engage readers in fresh, substantive, timely, and inspiring reflection on what it is to live with meaning and connection. We are committed to publishing diverse authors who bring thoughtful perspective to explorations in religion, spirituality, social justice, culture, and personal growth with credibility and authenticity.

For more about my acquisitions, please take a look at my manuscript wish list.

I live just outside of Minneapolis with my husband and our two young children. When I’m not editing for Broadleaf, I enjoy hiking and biking, listening to public radio, streaming whatever show everyone else is watching this week, and of course reading. A few of my favorite books are Kerry Egan’s On Living, Lenny Duncan’s United States of Grace, and Mary Doria Russell’s The Sparrow.

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