I am excited to welcome Bob Hostetler as the newest agent with The Steve Laube Agency! Please give him a warm welcome.
I’ve known Bob for years. First as a reader of his books, then as a fellow faculty member at various writers conferences, then as his literary agent. I’m guessing he lost his mind because he agreed to join us.
His resume is incredible. A thirty-year veteran of the Christian publishing industry, his fifty books (both fiction and non-fiction) have sold millions of copies. Titles include Don’t Check Your Brains at the Door (among a dozen he has co-authored with Josh McDowell) and The Bard and the Bible: A Shakespeare Devotional. His writing has twice earned Christian publishing’s Gold Medallion award, four Ohio Associated Press awards for best broadcast writing, a Selah “Book of the Year” award, and an Amy Foundation Award. (Take a look at a list of his books here.)
He will begin blogging on Wednesdays. In addition he will take on the role as Executive Editor of The Christian Writers Institute which we launched last Fall. His expertise as a teacher of writers makes him perfectly suited to add to what we have to offer there.
Bob served for eleven years as the founding pastor of Cobblestone Community Church in Oxford, Ohio. He is a frequent speaker at churches, retreats, and conferences around the world. He and his wife, Robin, recently celebrated their fortieth anniversary.
I’ve been looking for ways to broaden the services our agency provides to current and potential clients. By adding Bob to the agency, we can expand our role in helping to maximize our client’s sales and extend their reach in multiple markets. Bob’s strengths are his intimate understanding of the writing and editing process, knowing what it takes to be successful in the current publishing environment, and how all the pieces of the publishing “puzzle” fit together. He helps us to fulfill our mission to help change the world, word by word.