This week on Writer's Talk we have the pleasure of visiting with Rebeca Seitz, CEO of BelieversTrust, an innovative nonprofit organization designed to help content creators of all kinds succeed. She shares her journey and her hopes for writers. (Our own Eva Marie Everson, contest director and long time faculty member at BRMCWC is a VP with the group.)
In 2005, Rebeca founded Glass Road Public Relations as the first U.S. firm committed to promoting story-driven works created by Christians. Later growing to become Glass Road Media, GR secured coverage for authors on a variety of media outlets including The Today Show, USA Today, The Blaze, CNN, FOX, Southern Living, The 700 Club, National Public Radio, and numerous newspapers and radio shows. GR has managed the publicity of the fiction lines of several publishing houses and worked with hundreds of writers from debut novelists to NYT bestsellers. She began her career by serving as the first dedicated publicist for the fiction division of Thomas Nelson Publishers, one of the Top Ten Publishers in the World and now a division of HarperCollins Publishers.
She is also an award-winning writer and co-author whose works includeLights Out: Living In a Sightless World (the story that inspired the major motion picture 23 Blast); First Blush (indie-pubbed), Prints Charming(Thomas Nelson), Sisters, Ink; Coming Unglued, Scrapping Plans, andPerfect Piece (all B&H Publishing Group/LifeWay). For two years, she served as co-host of “Deeper Living”, an interview-style television show featuring writers, artists, and artisans filmed in Atlanta and aired nationwide via SkyAngel and other networks.
She has appeared on a variety of outlets including CNN, NPR, The Huffington Post, FOX News, The Laura Ingraham Show, The Glenn Beck Show, The Blaze, The Washington Times, and more.
The former FRC Witherspoon Fellow for Media and University of Tennessee University Scholar holds a Master’s in Mass Communication and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Political Science.
Rebeca makes her home in Naples, FL.
Rebeca on Twitter = @rebecaseitzGR (She explains the "GR.")