Ami McConnell is a Nashville-based writer, editor, and publishing consultant. Formerly VP and Editor-in-Chief, Howard Books/Simon & Schuster, and Senior Acquisitions Editor, HarperCollins Christian Publishing, her editing credits include many New York Times bestsellers and RITA, Carol, Christianity Today, ECPA, and Christy Award winners. She has edited renowned authors Colleen Coble, Ted Dekker, Homer Hickam, Karen Kingsbury, Max Lucado, Frank Peretti, and Wm. Paul Young. Recognized for excellence by the American Christian Fiction Writers and the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, McConnell served on the Advisory Board of The Buechner Institute at King College and is an active member of the Women’s National Book Association, Nashville Chapter.