Alive Literary and NYT bestselling author Karen Kingsbury promotes her new release Love Story on NBC’s the Today show. In an interview with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, Kingsbury tells of a romantic marriage proposal she helped orchestrate…and her new Baxter family book, Love Story, played an integral part.
August 17, 2016–After years in the making, Alive Literary Agency is delighted to share the Paramount Studios movie trailer for Same Kind of Different As Me, which premiers February 2017. Alive agent Lee Hough, despite many rejections, tirelessly championed the remarkable true story of a homeless man and an international art dealer (authors Denver Moore
July 25, 2016 – Colorado Springs, CO – Long-time client and #1 NY Times best-selling author, Tim LaHaye, has “graduated to heaven” at the age of 90, announced Alive Literary Agency Founder and CEO, Rick Christian, noting that he suffered a massive stroke while walking to pick up the morning newspaper, dying early Monday in
The new YA genre feature, Vanished | Left Behind: Next Generation comes to theaters in a one-night exclusive engagement Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. local time. The event is inspired by the Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins best-selling book series and is presented by EchoLight Studios in partnership with Fathom Events. The event will also include
Colorado Springs, CO – May 16, 2016 – Rick Christian, President of Alive Literary Agency, announced today his move into a new role as Founder and Chief Executive Officer and the appointment of agents Bryan Norman and Lisa Jackson as President and Executive Vice President, respectively. “We’ve been working on our transition plan for the
Roma Downey and LightWorkers Media, the faith and family division of MGM, have acquired rights to adapt #1 New York Times bestselling-author Karen Kingsbury’s The Baxter Family novels as a TV series, announced Alive Literary Agency President Rick Christian today. “Karen’s 25 million readers have been clamoring for this for years, and their support atop Roma’s
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – January 13, 2016 In a deal recently negotiated by Lisa Jackson of Alive Literary Agency, Shankle signed with Zondervan Publishing for two trade books, a DVD curriculum, and a gift devotional, with her first book set to release in August 2017. “Melanie is a rising star, with three successful books under her
September 24, 2015 –Seattle, WA. Heaven is for Real Joins Left Behind Authors On Amazon’s “Legacy List”… Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back has been named one of Amazon’s Top 20 Best-Selling Books of All Time, landing at #17, according to Rick Christian, President of Alive
STUDIO CITY, CA – October 1, 2015 Hallmark Channel will debut the most anticipated adaptation of the holiday season, The Bridge, written by #1 New York Times best-selling author Karen Kingsbury. The first of two movies based on the book will premier December 6, 2015, with a second slated for December 2016. A third adaptation
When Rick Christian decided to gamble on a future as a literary agent in the world of spiritual and inspirational literature, he tapped into home equity to pay the bills while he pursued his vision. That earned him a year. At the end of it, he sold his car, buying a 13th month. And when that money ran out, Christian gathered up the books in his personal library – collected during a lifetime of reading – and held a fire sale on his front lawn. “I lined my driveway with them.”
If You Feel Too Much is a celebration of hope, wonder, and what it means to be human. From personal stories of struggling on days most people celebrate to offering words of strength and encouragement in moments of loss, the essays in this book invite readers to believe that it’s okay to admit to pain and it’s okay to ask for help.
February 21, 2015–Colorado Springs. Rick Christian, President of Alive Literary Agency, recently weighed in on the practice of authors and ministries purchasing large quantities of their books at retail in order to hit the New York Times bestseller list. Quoted in this week’s World Magazine article by Warren Cole Smith, Christian calls such practices “outright