Beyond the Smoke
Terry Burns

Terry Burns is an agent with Hartline Literary as well as writing inspirational fiction. As a writer he has over 40 books in print including 10 novels. He has a new 4 book series from Port Yonder Press entitled “The Sagebrush Collection” of his collected short works and the first released March 2010 entitled “On the Road Home.” A Young Adult entitled Beyond the Smoke won the Will Rogers Medallion and a new book “A Writer’s Survival Guide to Publication” also from Port Yonder Press was developed out of the month long course he held for ACFW. A popular speaker at workshops across the country, a bookstore of his available works as well as a regular blog can be found at As an agent Terry says "I'm looking for a good book, well written in a unique voice, aimed at a market that looks promising, and where I feel I have the contacts appropriate to be able to sell the book in that market. I’m pretty open as to genre but I don’t do children’s, sci fi or fantasy. He’s a member of the Association of Author’s Representatives (AAR).

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Changes at Hartline Literary Agency

Linda Glaz“We are pleased to welcome Linda Glaz as the newest agent at Hartline,” said Hartline Literary Agency owner and principal agent, Joyce Hart. “She brings energy and enthusiasm to the agency and will be a great addition for us. Linda is an experienced editor, reviewer, and writer, and for a couple of years has been a final reader for Wild Rose Press, then for White Rose Publishing, and she worked as an editorial assistant for Hartline agent Terry Burns. She was a judge for the Genesis contest for the American Christian Fiction Writers, a judge for the Emily Award for the West Houston Chapter of the Romance Writers of America, and on the faculty for [the] annual conference in 2010 and again this year.”

Andy ScheerAnother new agent coming on board is Andy Scheer. Andy has a wealth of experience as a publishing professional with over 18 years as the managing editor of Moody Magazine, 8 years as the managing editor for the Christian Writer's Guild, and as a free-lance writer and editor. He is a frequent instructor at writing conferences around the country. A journalism graduate from Colorado State University, he also attended Denver Seminary. Andy is a consummate professional and will be a great addition to the Hartline team.

Jennifer Hudson TaylorJennifer Hudson Taylor is now working with Hartline as in-house publicist and marketing advisor. She works with new clients, helping them to develop their platforms, visibility, and name identification prior to getting a contract. She helps them when they do get a contract to do the buildup before the release of the book. Then when clients have a book release, she shifts gears into full marketing and promotion mode. Jennifer is a powerful new addition to the Hartline team. For those who need assistance beyond what Jennifer offers them at Hartline, she is the owner of Upon the Rock Publishing (, where she can perform direct services for a fee.

Emily HenricksonAlso new to the Hartline team is Emily Hendrickson, replacing Linda Glaz, as editorial assistant to agent Terry Burns. Emily graduated from Gordon College in Wenham, MA, with degrees in English and in Biblical and Theological Studies. She’s earned her living as a professional wedding photographer, newspaper copy editor, piano teacher, administrative assistant, and women’s self-defense instructor. She is an experienced editor and manuscript evaluator and critic.

Stay tuned for more on the Hartline horizon as the agency develops a program to assist Hartline clients in getting the maximum use of new e-publishing trends. Because the fastest growth area in publishing right now is e-books, and with the proliferation of e-readers, we want to make sure our clients get the most from this developing segment of the industry. We are well aware that going straight to e-books probably rules out a traditional publishing deal because most publishers want those electronic rights included in the contract. We’ll be helping our clients walk that line but offering them some new and exciting options.

A new PR and marketing discussion group is allowing Hartline clients to interface and discuss what is working and not working in marketing efforts. This is very popular with our clients. The discussion is interesting, and browsing the archive provides valuable advice.

Publicist Jennifer Taylor Hudson is working on a Hartline speakers bureau, where those seeking speakers and programs can find current programs offered by Hartline agents and clients.

Joyce is leading the agency in new and exciting directions, and more is yet to come. It is also important to note that Hartline has a reputation of helping writers launch and grow their careers. It also has a reputation for launching agents’ careers, such as Tamela Hancock Murray, Diana Flegal, Andrea Boeshar, Janet Benrey, and myself, to name a few. Joyce truly has a servant’s heart, which is just one reason why she has been nominated for American Christian Fiction Writer’s Agent of the Year.


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