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Gene Weatherley

“Gene Weatherly has written an exciting, inspiring novel that makes the Bible come alive, in particularly the days Jesus walked the earth. This is a jewel of a novel with the heartfelt fictionally embellished story of one of the women, Joanna, who followed and ministered to Jesus. The story's opening hook of the conflict in Joanna's life, the detailed research evident, the first-century setting, dialog, and the deep characterization of the many who surrounded Jesus, as well as Jesus Himself, make this a five-star read.”

—Elva Cobb Martin, President, South Carolina Chapter, American Christian Fiction Writers.

Ace Collins

Meet Helen Meeker—In the President’s Service

In her first three adventures, Helen Meeker finds herself in a race to save the life of a man on death row as well as those of the leaders of the Allied Nations, Roosevelt and Churchill. Working directly for the President, Meeker’s life intertwines with the most powerful men of the 1940s in situations that take her from the White House to points all across the country. As she dodges bullets and unravels mysteries, she begins to form a team that will take on an evil presence whose goals and visions extend far beyond World War II. In the President’s Service is filled with action, adventure, intrigue, mystery, and romance, along with a cast of colorful characters and a woman whose strength, intelligence, and courage stuns everyone she meets.

Jason Helveston

What if good things do not just happen to good people? What if bad things do not just happen to bad people? If we are honest, we already know this is true. We already know we are broken, messy, and frustrating. Here is the good news—the Bible is filled with those kinds of people; not good people who did good things whose good examples we should now follow. But people who failed, rejected God, did not follow his ways, and profoundly made a mess of their lives. And yet, these are people to whom God gave grace. Do you see? God’s story is not filled with a bunch of good people who did good things whose example we should follow. Rather his story is filled with a bunch of broken, messy, and frustrating people with whom he has been incredibly gracious.
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Who We Are

Elk Lake Publishing Inc. is an independent, royalty-paying Christian publisher. Our motto is “Publishing the Positive.” Elk Lake has more than fifty authors and in excess of one hundred books in print. We publish all genres of Christian literature from children’s books to middle-grade to young adult to mystery, romance, historical, science fiction, and fantasy to nonfiction books with an unusual twist.

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Who We Are

Elk Lake Publishing Inc. is an independent, royalty-paying Christian publisher. Our motto is “Publishing the Positive.” Elk Lake has more than fifty authors and in excess of one hundred books in print. We publish all genres of Christian literature from children’s books to middle-grade to young adult to mystery, romance, historical, science fiction & fantasy to nonfiction books with an unusual twist.

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Six Steps to Publishing

Blogging

#1 Start Building Your Platform

Getting a book published has always been a challenge, but perhaps even more so over the last decade. Publishers assume a lot of risk when signing new authors. Therefore, they are interested in knowing how broad and extensive your platform happens to be.

Writing

#2 Write a Book Worth Reading

Every published author has a story about how they came up with the big idea for their book. Learn from them and look for ways to enter into your own personal creative zone. Be diligent and disciplined when it comes to writing. And most importantly, don't run away from feedback.

Editing Manuscript

#3 Yes! Hire a Skilled Editor

Here's the biggest secret in the publishing industry. Even the bestselling authors have hired editors. In fact, they have teams of people who help them prepare their books for publication. However good you are with your writing skills, you need a second set of eyeballs on your manuscript.

Publishing Agents

#4 Sign with an Agent

Agents are the gatekeepers in the publishing industry. After you write your first book, you'll soon discover that publishers don't want to read it unless your work is recommended by a literary agent. Some agents already have so many clients that they will not receive an unsolicited manuscript.

Publishers

#5 Choose the Best Publisher

Publishers, like ourselves, come in many different shapes and sizes. Some will only consider publishing well-known successful authors, while others are looking for rising stars and voices in the wilderness. If your calling is writing, remember that every author was once unpublished.

Launching a new book

#6 Prepare for Launch

First time authors are usually surprised that it's easier to write a book than it is to prepare for publication and the subsequent marketing campaign. This is the season where you spend every waking hour growing your platform and communicating with your network of adoring fans.