Night with a Publisher: Sparkhouse Family Publishers

January 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

At Sparkhouse Family, we believe faith formation happens in the big moments of life… and the small ones. Bedtime, story time, play time, bath time, any time can be a chance to spark a child’s spiritual wonder and curiosity. Storytelling through picture books and board books is a great way to introduce young children to faith, and it doesn’t have to be boring or preachy to be effective. Come learn best practices of writing faith based books for children from Sparkhouse Family, one of the newest children’s publishing imprints in Minnesota.

Andrew DeYoung

Andrew DeYoung has worked in publishing for more than 10 years as a production editor, project manager, and recently as the director of product development for Sparkhouse Family, an imprint of 1517 Media in Minneapolis. He is the author of a novel for teens, The Exo Project, published by Boyds Mills Press. He lives in Saint Paul with his wife and daughter.

Naomi Krueger

Naomi Krueger has worked in a variety of writing and editorial roles for the past seven years, and is currently a development editor at Sparkhouse Family. Naomi acquires books for children and works closely with writers, illustrators, designers, and other contributors to usher books to publication. She is the author of the board book, I Can Praise God, published by Sparkhouse Family. She lives in Roseville with her husband and son.