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WestBow Press Author Sharon Garlough Brown Lands Contract with InterVarsity Press

Interest in Brown’s self-published novel, “Sensible Shoes” leads to traditional publishing deal

BLOOMINGTON, IND. - June 26, 2012 WestBow Press, the Christian self-publishing division of Thomas Nelson, Inc., announced that author Sharon Garlough Brown’s inspiring Christian novel, “Sensible Shoes,” has been acquired for publication by InterVarsity Press.

"Sensible Shoes is a story about the spiritual journey; a fictional account of four women traveling deeper into the heart of God as they explore prayer and other spiritual disciplines together,” said Brown. “I wrote it with the hope of reaching people with the message that when we catch a glimpse of what it means to be 'the one Jesus loves' and orient our lives around who God says we are, deep transformation happens by His power and grace. Not only am I thrilled that 'Sensible Shoes' has been acquired by InterVarsity Press, but I'm also grateful to WestBow Press for shepherding me through the publishing process. It was a wonderful experience."

“InterVarsity Press is very pleased to be publishing Sharon Garlough Brown's ‘Sensible Shoes,’” said Cynthia Bunch, associate editorial director at InterVarsity Press. “It will be part of the launch of our new imprint authored by women called ‘Crescendo: Courage. Confidence. Calling.’ and will be released in spring 2013.”

Sharon Garlough Brown joins WestBow Press authors Annie Downs, William Sirls and Marcia Moston in having their self-published books acquired by traditional publishers. For more information about self-publishing opportunities with WestBow Press, please visit westbowpress.com.

About WestBow Press:

WestBow Press is a strategic self-publishing alliance of Thomas Nelson, Inc., the world’s largest Christian publisher, and Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI) — the world leader in the popular self-publishing industry segment. Through this partnership, authors benefit from the rich publishing heritage of Thomas Nelson and the speed-to-market advantages of the ASI self-publishing model. Titles published through WestBow Press are evaluated for sales potential and considered for publication under the Thomas Nelson imprint. Thomas Nelson, Inc. continues to “inspire the world” with distribution of products in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information, or to start publishing today, visit https://www.westbowpress.com or call 1.866.928.1240. Follow us @westbowpress on Twitter for the latest news.

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