Monday, January 31, 2011

Interview with Julie Gwinn, Fiction Manager for B&H Publishing

In order to help readers and potential readers of Christian fiction understand and get to know the different publishing houses of Christian fiction and their purpose and mission, I have requested interviews with the editors and publishers of fiction at many different houses. I am so excited to share these interviews with all of you and I think it will increase our understanding and make our conversations more productive. I hope you find it a valuable resource!

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I am happy to welcome Julie Gwinn of B&H Publishing today.

What genres do you publish?
Romance, Contemporary Women's, Historical (both romance and suspense), Thriller, Suspense, Speculative

Does your publishing company have a mission statement?
Yes: Biblical Solutions for Life.

Do your books have a strong faith message?
The faith message is an important part of our fiction. But it is not preachy.

Is profanity ever acceptable in your fiction? Never

Do you publish books that are considered by the market to be edgy?
Because we are a part of the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest protestant denomination in the world, our fiction must follow true Biblical doctrine. The novels can reflect edgy issues, but resolution is based in the Truth.

What is your approach to literary fiction?
We love literary fiction and feel our novel The Moon in the Mango Tree by Pam Ewen was literary.

Who do you see as your primary audience?
Women ages 18-55

What are some of the books you have published that readers that epitomize your mission?
Rooms by James L. Rubart, where the story is unconventional, but the Biblical foundation and faith message pivotal.

Do you welcome feedback from readers and if so what is the best method for readers to give your their feedback?
Absolutely. Through email or our Facebook group.

Thanks Julie! Visit B&H's website to learn more about their books. You can also follow them on Twitter.

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