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.
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 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 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 writes about small towns and big suspense, with a sprinkling of romance and a hefty dose of faith. Her manuscripts have finaled in the ACFW Genesis and First Impressions contests, as well as won 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.
Leslie McKee is a professional editor and reviewer. Books have always been a significant part of her life, and she’s thrilled to have a career where she can read all day. With an eye for detail, she loves assisting writers on their literary journeys. She is a published author (devotionals and YA flash fiction).