Nick Harrison has worked in the book industry for more than 30 years. He began his career working for the public library while attending San Jose State University where he graduated with a degree in English. Since then Nick has owned or managed both Christian and children’s bookstores, written articles for several prominent publications, and has authored ten books including Magnificent Prayer and Power in the Promises. Endorsers of Nick’s books include Anne Graham Lotz, Lee Strobel, Mark Mittelberg, Liz Curtis Higgs, Jim Cymbala, Chip Ingram, Jerry Jenkins, and Tony Evans.
For fifteen years Nick served as a senior editor at Harvest House Publishers where he worked with several well-known fiction and non-fiction authors. Nick is a popular speaker and teacher at writers’ conferences where he loves to discover promising new writers. He and his wife, Beverly, an avid quilter, live in Oregon and are the parents of three adult daughters and grandparents of two boys and two girls.
Nick is interested in representing authors of well-written fiction and non-fiction. For fiction, he prefers character-driven historical fiction, but will look at contemporary literary fiction and some genre fiction (mystery, romance, Amish). He will represent fiction for either the Christian or secular market, though if the latter, it must not offend Christian values in any way (language, sexuality, violence).
For non-fiction, Nick looks for books by authors with a strong platform from which to promote the book. He will also consider quality books that are impulse purchases (books that don’t require a large platform to promote). He welcomes well-written memoirs, books by high-profile speakers or entertainers, health-related books, issue-related books, and “deeper life” Christian living books.
Slow-moving (hard to sell) genres for Nick are: speculative fiction, Bible studies, personal experience books, Bible prophecy, gift books, poetry, and generic Christian growth books.