Living Word Literary Agency’s Kimberly Shumate

NCWA blog introduces Kimberly Shumate who will be at our Renewal Conference in May. See end of post for links.
Kimberly Shumate picIn April of 1997, Kimberly Shumate began her employment in the sales department of Harvest House Publishers as the assistant to the National Sales Manager as well as the International Sales Director. Within four years, she was hired into the editorial department steeped in the slush pile of would-be/trying-to-be/can’t-seem-to-be authors. Having been a screenwriter since 1995, a freelance magazine article, blog and book contributor, her ability to identify and polish the diamonds hidden within the coal mines of unsolicited submissions gives her an eye for talent and a heart for the underdog.

Having discovered numerous new authors for Harvest House with sales topping 750,000 copies, several of them have gone on to find success with various book deals, Christy nominations and awards, PW star ratings, and established themselves as the new voices within the CBA market in both fiction and non-fiction genres.

As a proud member of the ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association), advisory staff of George Fox University, the Willamette Writers, and 12 years of publishing experience, Kimberly is pleased to introduce Living Word Literary Agency where she will continue to pursue her passion for helping new and hungry authors find a home within the publishing community.


At NCWA’s Renewal Conference, May 17th & 18th, Kimberly will be available to writers and conducting the following workshops: “How to Wow an Agent (Agent’s View)” and “The Nuts & Bolts of Screenwriting.” Click here for Kimberly’s website.

Click conference picture on sidebar for a list of presenters and other conference details. Hope to see you there!

2 thoughts on “Living Word Literary Agency’s Kimberly Shumate

  1. Wow! What an accomplished agent NCWA is bringing in! So thrilled. Hope she finds a few diamonds in the rough from our conference attendees. So excited to see the work the Lord will do this May for His glory and honor!


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