Athena Dean Holtz

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Athena Dean Holtz

Athena Dean Holtz is a publisher, speaker, author, blogger, radio host, and pastor’s wife. For the last 30 years she pioneered the independent publishing movement in the Christian market. In 2014 Athena co-founded Redemption Press to fill an author-centered niche in publishing and help authors grow effectively and realistically. A full range of services and guidance is available on everything from branding, professional editing, coaching and publicity with ethical and excellent service.

Her newest release, FULL CIRCLE: Coming Home to the Faithfulness of God tells the whole story of the loss of WinePress Publishing to a Christian cult and how God birthed Redemption Press to redeem all that the enemy stole.

She serves as the host of “Always Faithful Radio,” on AM 630 KCIS in Seattle. Her personal blog was selected as one of the Top 100 faith blogs for Christian women in 2015. She is president of the Northwest Christian Writer’s Association, a president’s club member of Christian Women in Media Association (CWIMA), and a member of Advanced Writer & Speaker Association (AWSA).

In 2014, her modern-day Cinderella story came to life as she married Ross Holtz, founding pastor of The Summit, an Evangelical Free Church in Enumclaw, Washington.