Janyre Tromp has worked in the CBA industry for about 20 years, spending time in both marketing and editorial. Currently she is a developmental and acquisitions editor for Kregel Publications by day and a writer at night. And that all happens from her kitchen table when she’s not hanging out with her husband, two kids, and slightly eccentric Shetland Sheepdog.
In case you’re wondering, you pronounce that first name Jan-air…kind of like the stove, but not like the book. She’s a graduate of Taylor University and lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Janyre will be co-teaching a breakout session, and taking 15-minute appointments.
Engaging Readers with Story in Nonfiction
With Janyre Tromp & Joel Armstrong
There’s a reason even Jesus himself used illustrations to engage his audience—story has the unique power to help a reader engage, understand, and apply new thoughts and ideas. But story is only as effective as it is well done. In this workshop, led by two industry editors who are writers themselves, we’ll explore the basic concepts behind story—arc, narrative voice, etc.—and how to effectively use them in a nonfiction setting.
Kregel – Janyre Tromp – Developmental and Acquisitions Editor
Kregel Publications acquires broadly in nonfiction and fiction. Especially interested in nonfiction titles related to the #churchtoo discussion, adults with special needs, social justice, and substance abuse. Always looking for excellent historical romance, contemporary suspense, historical fiction, and women’s fiction with biblical grounding. Please no poetry or scripts. One sheets, proposals, and synopses are helpful but not necessary. First-time authors welcome.