I’m pleased to announce that Books & Such is starting off the new year with news. We’re adding a literary agent to our team!
Debbie Alsdorf has been Wendy’s client for a number of years. Debbie has written more than 14 traditionally-published books, has worked with major corporations in sales and marketing, served as the women’s ministry leader in a number of mega-churches, and is a life coach as well as a writing coach. Not to mention she travels and speaks regularly.
With such a storied history, she brings many skills to the task of agenting that will serve her well.
To help you become acquainted with her, I asked her a few questions on your behalf.
Q: Which two parts of your resume do you think will be the most valuable in making you an effective agent?
Q: What made you decide that agenting would be a satisfying way to help writers?
Q: What kind of projects will you focus on representing?
Q: What was your favorite book to read in 2021 and why?
A: Emotionally Healthy Discipleship: Moving from Shallow Christianity to Deep Transformation by Peter Scazzero. I loved the approach of slowing down our lives to make space for seeking God while growing in the ability to love others. As someone who worked in mega-churches for much of my adult life, this book is like fresh water for the soul. The fast-paced, performance-based culture of the American Church can leave us void of the deeper things. I love that Jesus invites me daily into a deeper walk with him, and I always want to be cultivating that.
Thanks, Debbie, for telling us a bit about you and showing us what’s important to your heart.
Now, readers, take a minute to welcome Debbie and to ask her any questions that you would like.