Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thoughtful About . . . Growing

It's been an awesome week and a half. I can't share everything that has made it so (yet), but really, it started last week when I got to tell Dina Sleiman that WhiteFire will be publishing her medieval novel, Dance of the Dandelion. We've had a blast diving into plans for that, including getting the cover design ready to roll. My awesome friend Karlene has volunteered to be our costume designer, and I just know this is going to be awesome.

And since WhiteFire will be in the 2012 edition of the Christian Writer's Market Guide, I dedicated much of last week to preparing our information and catalog for that too. Of course, that required the covers of the above-mentioned Dandelion and Christine Lindsay's Shadowed in Silk, neither of which are finalized yet. So I also had a blast playing with some unofficial cover designs. =)

(Special thanks to Michael of ArmStreet and Vitaliy Mirgorodskiy for giving me permission to use the photo of their model and costume for this temporary design of Dina's book!)

We're also pleased to welcome Dina onto the staff of WhiteFire as an acquisitions editor--which makes me the Senior Acquisitions Editor (how heady is THAT? LOL). Dina was one of the first to get excited about the vision of our company, so we're really excited about the energy and insight she brings. And also excited to announce that she'll be representing us at the Blue Ridge conference this May! Then I'll be at the Oregon Christian Writers conference this August.

Tuesday night I also got the heads-up that official cover design of Shadowed in Silk is underway, and I know Tekeme Studios will be coming up with something astounding. Can't wait to see it.

And I'm going to shut up now.


  1. I'm having so much fun working with WhiteFire. Yay!!!! Dare I say I might enjoy editing even as much as writing? And I feel so honored. It's been a great couple of weeks here too :)

  2. I'm sure WhiteFire will continue to grow and be an exciting addition to Christian publishing. Congratulations on acquiring, ahem, Dina. You all bring so much enthusiasm to your jobs.

    Lord, Bless the work of their hands for the furtherance of Your Kingdom!

  3. Exciting times. Congrats Dina! So happy that WhiteFire is blazing away. Keep it up, staff. :)

  4. WOW, I wish I lived closer to drop coffee off to our new aquisitions editor. :o) I'm so thrilled to be a part of this growing family of WhiteFire Publishing. And though I haven't met them in person, I love these 2 ladies dearly.

  5. Christine, didn't we meet briefly in Denver? I definitely remember you winning the Genesis . . .

  6. Love you too, Christine. Maybe you can run some coffee down to me this summer and hit the beach while you're here :)

  7. And drop by Cumberland on the way? =)