Karen Ball

Erin Taylor Young

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Karen Ball has always loved the power of words well crafted. She considers it a gift that she’s been able to use that love during over 30 years in publishing as an executive and acquisitions editor, building fiction lines for Tyndale, Multnomah, Zondervan, and B&H Publishing Group. In addition, Karen is the owner of Karen Ball Publishing Services, LLC, a literary agent with the prestigious Steve Laube Agency, and the co-creator of Write from the Deep and Live from the Deep with Erin Taylor Young. A popular speaker and podcaster, Karen appears at writers conferences, womens’ retreats, and other events across the country. Her greatest love is to partner with authors and help them refine their craft and discover the power in their writing and voice. She’s had the honor of acquiring and working with some of the best writers in the industry, including Francine Rivers, Karen Kingsbury, Brandilyn Collins, Ginny Yttrup, Robin Jones Gunn, Terri Blackstock, and many others. A published author herself, several of Karen’s novels have received awards, including the Reader’s Choice award and the ACFW award for the Best Inspirational Novel of the Year, and one of her novels was a finalist for the Christy Award for Excellence in Writing. Karen lives in Oregon with her husband, father, and a their four-legged, furry “kids,” including an incorrigible Corgi named Kirby, and an Aussie-Terrier mix she affectionately refers to as “the black hole of emotional need.”

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Erin Taylor Young is a wordsmith at heart, an author and editor who savors pondering the perfect phrase or word. She is a founding member of Serenade Books—a boutique publisher focusing primarily on romance e-books in the inspirational market—where she hones her publishing skills as an acquisitions editor and author liaison. Her deepest passions are the Word of God and bringing His truth, whether in her own books or the books of other authors, to readers. She teaches workshops about writing and publishing, produces podcasts, and is the co-creator of Write from the Deep and Live from the Deep with Karen Ball. She’s an accomplished humor author who has a remarkable gift for making her readers laugh out loud even as she’s delivering hard truths about living a life of faith. Her down-to-earth writing style invites readers into her books and sends them away refreshed and assured that we’re not in this gig alone. Her recent book, Surviving Henry: Adventures in Loving a Canine Catastrophe, is the story of her noncompliant dog, who in the midst of being crazy and trying to drown himself multiple times, God used to teach Erin about the realities of His love. Readers of Henry have repeatedly accused Erin of making them laugh until they cry. Learn more about Erin at erintayloryoung.com where she blogs about writing, God, and her aversion to spiders.

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Karen Ball has been in publishing for over 30 years, serving as an executive and acquisitions editor, building fiction lines for Tyndale, Multnomah, Zondervan, and B&H Publishing Group. Karen is also the owner of Karen Ball Publishing Services, LLC, a literary agent with the prestigious Steve Laube Agency, and the co-creator of Write from the Deep and Live from the Deep with Erin Taylor Young, and a popular speaker and podcaster. She’s had the honor of acquiring and working with some of the best writers in the industry, including Francine Rivers, Karen Kingsbury, Brandilyn Collins, Ginny Yttrup, Robin Jones Gunn, Terri Blackstock, and many others. Karen’s own books have received awards, including the Reader’s Choice award and the ACFW award for the Best Inspirational Novel of the Year, and one of her novels was a finalist for the Christy Award for Excellence in Writing. Karen lives in Oregon with her husband, father, and a their four-legged, furry “kids,” including an ever-happy Corgi named Kirby, and an Aussie-Terrier mix she affectionately refers to as “the black hole of emotional need.”

A publishing professional for over 30 years, Karen Ball has overseen fiction for Tyndale, Multnomah, Zondervan, and B&H Publishing Group. Karen is currently the owner of Karen Ball Publishing Services, LLC, a literary agent with the prestigious Steve Laube Agency, an award-winning, best-selling author, and the co-creator of Write from the Deep and Live from the Deep with Erin Taylor Young, and a popular speaker and podcaster. She’s worked with such notable authors as Francine Rivers, Karen Kingsbury, Brandilyn Collins, Ginny Yttrup, Robin Jones Gunn, Terri Blackstock, and many others. Karen lives in Oregon with her husband, father, and a their four-legged, furry “kids.”

 

Erin Taylor Young, photo by Angela Hunt
Erin Taylor Young, photo by Angela Hunt
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Erin Taylor Young, High Resolution, Photo by Wendy Mutz
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Erin Taylor Young is a founding member of Serenade Books—a boutique publisher focusing primarily on romance e-books in the inspirational market—where she hones her publishing skills as an acquisitions editor and author liaison. Her deepest passions are the Word of God and bringing His truth, whether in her own books or the books of other authors, to readers. She teaches workshops about writing and publishing, produces podcasts, and is the co-creator of Write from the Deep and Live from the Deep with Karen Ball. She’s an award-winning humor writer who has a remarkable gift for making her readers laugh out loud even as she’s delivering hard truths about living a life of faith. Her down-to-earth writing style invites readers into her books and sends them away refreshed and assured that we’re not in this gig alone. Her recent book, Surviving Henry: Adventures in Loving a Canine Catastrophe, has been repeatedly accused of making readers laugh until they cry. Learn more about Erin at erintayloryoung.com where she blogs about writing, God, and her aversion to spiders.

Erin Taylor Young is an acquisitions editor and author liaison for Serenade Books, a publishing company she helped to found. Passionate about helping others embrace deep places with God, she teaches workshops about writing and publishing, produces podcasts, and is the co-creator of Write from the Deep and Live from the Deep with Karen Ball. She’s also an award-winning humor writer. Her recent book, Surviving Henry: Adventures in Loving a Canine Catastrophe, has been repeatedly accused of making readers laugh until they cry. Learn more about Erin at erintayloryoung.com where she blogs about writing, God, and her aversion to spiders.