David E. Fessenden has launched out as an independent editorial and publishing consultant after 20 years in editorial management for Christian publishers. Dave has a B.A. in journalism, an M.A. in religion, and over 30 years of experience in writing and editing. In his previous positions Dave has edited scholarly and popular journals, served on the staff of a Bible institute, and edited a regional edition of the largest Protestant weekly newspaper in the country.
Dave has published five books, produced study guides for two titles by A.W. Tozer (published in the back of the books), written hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles, and edited numerous academic and popular books. He recently completed a 10-year stint as a regular columnist for Cross & Quill, a Christian writers newsletter, and is a frequent speaker at writers’ conferences. Dave also conducts Sunday school teaching workshops based on his book, Teaching with All Your Heart. This blog and website is based on Dave’s book, Writing the Christian Nonfiction Book: Concept to Contract, published by SonFire Media in 2011.
Dave recently made the plunge into novel writing with a Sherlock Holmes pastiche entitled The Case of the Exploding Speakeasy. It features the son of Dr. Watson and the smarter brother of Sherlock Holmes investigating the death of a speakeasy owner and his card-playing buddies in 1920s Philadelphia. The book is scheduled to be published later in 2013 by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas.