About Us

Our Mission:

Spark Publishing seeks to provide a place for new authors to publish, established authors to hone their skills, and staff to develop publishing expertise that can grow into opportunities to teach, mentor, and grow a platform for their own careers. Our goal is to release three issues in 2019 with twelve-fifteen new stories in each, including a featured author and a staff author.


Editors:

Lindsey Brackett

Lindsey Brackett
Lindsey P. Brackett writes southern fiction and mentors writers. Her debut novel, Still Waters, was an INSPY finalist and named 2018 Selah Book of the Year. Her second novel, The Bridge Between, released in July 2019, and she was nominated for ACFW Mentor of the Year in 2018.

In addition to co-hosting “A Rough Draft Life” podcast, Lindsey writes weekly columns for The Northeast Georgian and The Elberton Star. She leads workshops in libraries and schools, and has served on faculty for a number of Christian writing conferences.

Leslie DeVooght

Leslie DeVooght
Leslie DeVooght writes southern romance set mostly on St. Simons Island, her hometown. Leslie was first published in Spark in 2017 and fell in love with writing romantic flash fiction. Leslie’s flash fiction was also published in the 2018 Writer’s Digest of Short, Short stories.

When Leslie isn’t writing, she serves as Director of Women’s Ministries at her church, cheers on her three children, and enjoys date nights with her husband, who loves that she researches kissing. Leslie is represented by Bob Hostetler of the Steve Laube Agency.

Kimberly Duffy

Kimberly Duffy
Kimberly Duffy is a native New Yorker who found herself following love to Cincinnati, where she had four kids and began writing historical romance and women’s fiction. When she’s not homeschooling her children and making other people’s words shiny in Track Changes, she loves teaching writing, scouring Goodwill for cute outfits to feature on Instagram, and reading good books.

Kimberly’s debut novel, A Mosaic of Wings, releases May 5, 2020 (Bethany House Publishers).

Hope Welborn

Hope Welborn
Hope Welborn writes about small towns and big suspense, with a sprinkling of romance and a hefty dose of faith. Her manuscripts have won the ACFW Genesis contest and the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference Foundation Award.

Currently, she serves as President for her local ACFW chapter. She is represented by Jim Hart of Hartline Literary Agency. She is the Website Manager for Spark Flash Fiction.

Staff:

Jennifer Purcell

Social Media Manager
Jennifer Purcell
Jennifer Purcell is a Georgia native who loves to write about faith, family, and romance. She is an ACFW First Impressions contest winner and a semi-finalist in the ACFW Genesis contest.

When Jennifer’s not writing, reading, or blogging, she enjoys watching Hallmark mysteries and daydreaming about happy endings.

Jennifer serves as the Social Media Manager for Spark Flash Fiction.

Sheri Yutzy

Acquisitions Editor
Sheri Yutzy
Sheri Yutzy lives in Ohio with her musician husband and two toddlers. Between bottles and diaper changes, she writes YA fantasy, and is looking for an agent to represent her current work in progress, The Secret Seller. Connect with Sheri on Instagram @sheriyutzyauthor, or at sheriyutzy.com.

Sheri serves as the Acquisitions Editor for Spark Flash Fiction.