Monday, July 11, 2011


Moody Publishers is pleased to announce its newest imprint, River North Fiction. Readers have come to depend on Moody Publishers for quality products from gifted authors, and Moody is responding by expanding its presence in the fiction market. River North Fiction is committed to be an imprint in which the novels are redemptive in content and community-building, while speaking to the hearts of readers. Said acquisitions editor Deb Keiser, “The goal of River North Fiction is to help readers know, love, and serve Jesus. We also hope to attract writers who feel called to join us in our goal.”

River North Fiction’s name was carefully chosen by the publishing team.The River North area of Chicago is just north of the Loop, west of Michigan Avenue, and south of Chicago Avenue, and the Chicago River runs through it.Like the river that runs through these well known, busy areas of the city, bringing refreshing, encouraging, and reflective moments, River North Fiction brings readers riversof refreshment, encouragement, and hope through the power of story.

A Marriage Carol by best-selling author Gary Chapman and Chris Fabry will lead the launch in September 2011. River North Fiction will feature much-loved fiction authors Susan Page Davis, Vickie McDonough, and Darlene Franklin in a six-book historical fiction series, Texas Trails. Jocelyn Green, known for her nonfiction books and website, will craft a four-book series on the Civil War as its 150th anniversary gets underway. And award-winning author of Pearl in the Sand, Tessa Afshar, will add two additional inspiring biblical fiction titles.

River North Fiction is being launched by a team of publishing professionals, which includes Keiser; Roslyn Jordan, marketing manager; Holly Kisly, marketing manager; Brittany Biggs, editorial assistant and social media lead; and Michele Forrider, sales (and fiction lover par non).

Learn more about the exciting future of River North Fiction and its launch at Connect with River North Fiction on Twitter at and email at

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