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 belt,” said Jackson. “We are excited about this new partnership with Zondervan and anticipate reaching even more readers with these next books.”
Shankle’s first yet-to-be-titled book with Zondervan will offer women of all ages the grace to embrace what it means to live a seemingly small, yet incredibly meaningful life by revealing the beauty and laughter that lies right beneath the surface of every moment.
“We are all big fans of Melanie Shankle here at Zondervan and we could not be more excited to have the opportunity to partner with her on her next books,” said Carolyn McCready, executive editor at Zondervan. “She is a wonderful writer, full of humor, heart, and grace, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to continue to expand her audience.”
Melanie Shankle is the New York Times bestselling author of Sparkly Green Earrings, The Antelope in the Living Room and Nobody’s Cuter Than You. She speaks at events nationwide and writes daily on her blog, Big Mama. Melanie is a graduate of Texas A&M University and lives in San Antonio, Texas with her husband, Perry, and daughter, Caroline. www.TheBigMamaBlog.com