Roma Downey To Develop Kingsbury’s “Baxter Family” TV Series

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

New York Times bestselling author Melanie Shankle is moving to Zondervan Publishing.

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

Tworkowski’s If You Feel Too Much Debuts at #6 on NYT Best Seller List

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.

Rick Christian Weighs In on “Buying a Bestseller” Controversy

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

Rick Christian on Rob Bell’s Departure from Mars Hill Church

September 23, 2011–Today’s USA Today article on Rob Bell’s departure from Mars Hill Church relied heavily upon the observations of Alive President Rick Christian: “It’s not uncommon for megachurch pastor-authors to consider leaving church leadership, according to Rick Christian, president of Alive Communications, a Colorado Springs, Colorado, literary agency that represents megachurch pastors. At a