Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Greg Johnson of Wordserve Literary

Screen Shot 2016-04-19 at 12.34.47 PM.pngGreg Johnson is the founder of Wordserve Literary.

He is seeking: In the general market, he seeks historical fiction, children’s works, and YA. He also seeks inspirational/Christian fiction. His nonfiction tastes are more varied, and he specializes in religion/spirituality, memoir, military nonfiction, or history nonfiction. Business books, health, and humor rounds out what he is looking to acquire.

The agency still primarily represents authors of faith who seek to publish in any genre or market (the general trade or CBA).

Greg has been in publishing for more than 25 years. Before becoming a full-time literary agent in 1994, he wrote and published 20 works of nonfiction with traditional publishers, as well as being an editor for a teenage boys magazine for five years. In his years as an agent, he has personally represented more than 2,300 books and negotiated more than 1,800 contracts to over 85 publishing houses. These works include adult trade books (nonfiction and fiction), children’s books, specialty Bibles, movie options, video curricula, audio products, gift books and greeting cards.

While Greg’s stable of authors is near full, he will occasionally take on new authors and new projects. Along with representing a broad array of adult fiction, primarily in the Christian market, Greg works with pastors and speakers, male and female, who have important and compelling messages to author for their constituents. He has also carved a niche by representing military nonfiction/memoir for those who have served our country from WWII until today.

Greg is married to Becky and together they are parents of six adult children and seven grandchildren. They make their home near Denver, Colo.

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