Tawny Johnson Literary Agent – This article about Literary Agent Tawny Johnson and the Illuminate Literary Agency is part of a series about literary agents and Finding a Literary Agent. Publishing Agent Tawny Johnson is an agent at the Illuminate Literary Agency. Book Agent Tawny Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in Bible and Theology with a minor in English Literature from Multnomah University and a master’s degree in Theological Studies from Multnomah Biblical Seminary. She teaches a course to graduate students at Portland State University on the intricacies of the publishing industry. She has learned to rely on her professional instinct to recognize books that will have a solid message and win readers’ hearts. She actually came to Christ through reading a memoir. So she knows, first-hand, how God can use the words printed in a book to touch the heart of a searching soul.
Tawny Johnson Literary Agent has been associated with the Christian retail and publishing industry since 1979. Her years of experience in bookstore retailing give her the unique ability to recognize relevance and marketability. She was a store manager, regional manager, buyer, and marketing director for a chain of ten successful Christian bookstores before being hired by Multnomah Press. During her time at Multnomah, Literary Agent Tawny Johnson was the marketing and advertising manager. She was also instrumental in developing the company’s Foreign Rights division by promoting authors to foreign publishers at the International Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany.
In 2014, Tawny Johnson Literary Agent became a literary agent with Don Jacobson and Jenni Burke at D.C. Jacobson & Associates. And most recently, Tawny has joined forces with Jenni to lead the agency to an unprecedented new level of author care and excellence under the Illuminate banner. She feels her career as an agent is a rewarding culmination of all her past experience, coupled with her passion for exceptional writing, content depth, and theological integrity. She considers it a privilege to support her clients as they develop life-changing books.
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