In this episode, Kathi is back with literary agent Kathleen Kerr and the art director for Harper Collins Christian Publishing, Meg Schmidt. Together, they are continuing their discussion about book covers.
Listen in and learn:
- How authors, agents, editors, and art directors interact.
- What book covers Meg likes.
- How cover designs are impacted by supply chain issues.
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Meet Your Hosts
Author, Speaker, Writing at the Red House Creator and CEO
Kathi Lipp is the host of the Clutter Free Academy podcast, the Writing at the Red House podcast, and the bestselling author of The Husband Project, Clutter Free, Ready for Anything, and An Abundant Place. She and her husband, Roger, live in the mountains of northern California, where they run the Red House Writing Retreats.
Over the past 10 years, Kathi has helped hundreds of people increase their platform through teaching and coaching. She is a frequent teacher at writer’s conferences and has helped countless authors and speakers find their audiences.
Kathi’s desire to help fellow speakers and authors avoid the mistakes she made, increase their confidence, and be the person God made them to be inspired her creation of Communicator Academy. Her newest adventure is The Red House, where she offers writer’s retreats and Writers in Residence events. Learn more about the Red House at https:writingattheredhouse.com
Meg Schmidt is an Art Director at HarperCollins Christian Publishing, and has worked extensively in the Christian publishing world. In her free time she enjoys good food, witty cheers, and long walks in the great outdoors with her dog, Jo.
Editor and Agent
Kathleen believes in writers. With long experience in amplifying authors’ messages, she has the passion and expertise to come alongside writers as they hone their ideas and navigate a changing publishing landscape. She’s always on the lookout for the bold voices that are shaping conversations in today’s culture.
Before joining Alive, Kathleen served as an acquisitions editor at Zondervan and Harvest House Publishers. She worked with bestselling, debut, and award-winning authors, helping to refine their messages, build their careers, and partner in their ministries. She also worked as a bookseller at an independent bookstore, where she learned that there are few greater joys than introducing kids to the books that will shape their own stories.
Kathleen graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with degrees in French and English. She now lives with her husband, Noah, and their two daughters in Oregon’s Willamette valley. She can usually be found reading, camping, and creating chaos in the kitchen.
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