Colorado Springs, CO—January 27, 2016
Alive Literary is pleased to announce the signing of brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone of the GRAMMY Award-winning band for KING & COUNTRY. The brothers will release a novelization of their upcoming movie Priceless: She’s Worth Fighting For, to be published in August 2016 by Worthy Publishers. The publishing agreement was negotiated by Andrea Heinecke, agent at Alive Literary Agency in Colorado Springs.
“Priceless will tell the story of James Stevenson, an unlikely hero who is thrown into the dark world of human sex trafficking,” said Andrea Heinecke who negotiated the deal for Joel and Luke Smallbone. “He risks it all to shut down a trafficking ring and save the girl he loves. Joel and Luke share a passion for treating women with honor and respect. This is a message they’ve continued to share at sold out shows and one that will resonate deeply with their fans.”
“Both the novel and movie tell a powerful story that will shine a light on how ugly sex trafficking is and how we can eradicate it,” says Joel Smallbone. “At the same time, it helps us further spread a message we’re really passionate about – promoting respect and honor in relationships, and helping women realize that, no matter what the world says, they’re priceless.”
The novel will be written with best-selling author Nancy Rue (winner of two Christy Awards as well as the Women of Faith Novel of the Year distinction). The movie, scheduled to be released in theaters nationwide via Radiate Films in 2016, will star Joel Smallbone, Bianca Santos (The Duff), Jim Parrack (True Blood), and David Koechner (Anchorman).
“It’s an honor to get to know and to work with both Joel and Luke, who have such an important message to share with the world,” says Byron Williamson, President and Publisher, Worthy Publishing. “I’m thrilled that they’ve chosen Worthy to partner with them on this project.”
Joel and Luke Smallbone founded the band for KING & COUNTRY. In 2012 they released their first full-length album, Crave, and won New Artist of the Year at the 2013 GMA Dove Awards. Their sophomore album, Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong., met and even exceeded expectations with notable sales, sold-out shows, GRAMMY Awards, multiple K-LOVE fan awards, and appearances on major television shows such as Today, Fox & Friends, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Huckabee, and others.
About Alive Literary Agency
Alive Literary Agency is located in Colorado Springs, CO, and best known for its mega-selling franchises and expanding work in film and television. Best-sellers include Todd Burpo’s Heaven is for Real (12 million copies), Karen Kingsbury’s novels (25 million copies); the Left Behind series (nearly 70 million copies); Eugene Peterson’s The Message (20 million copies); Lisa Beamer’s post 9-11 Let’s Roll! (1.5 million copies), and Steve Arterburn and Dave Stoop’s Life Recovery Bible (2.5 million copies). Books represented by Alive have sold more than 250 million copies since its founding by Rick Christian in 1989. Other authors and organizations Alive proudly serves include Maria Goff, Melanie Shankle, Brian Welch, She Reads Truth, Nick Hall, Brennan Manning, Michael Hyatt, (in)courage, Lynn Vincent, The Henri Nouwen Legacy Trust, Valorie Burton, and Brandon Hatmaker.