The Formal Bio 

Editor. Published Novelist.

Hope Bolinger is a content editor at Salem Media and a multi-published novelist.

 

More than 1100 of her works have been featured in various publications ranging from Writer's Digest to Keys for Kids to HOOKED to Crosswalk.com. She writes about 250-300 articles a year.

 

She has worked for various publishing companies, magazines, newspapers, and literary agencies and has edited the work of authors such as Jerry B. Jenkins and Michelle Medlock Adams. 

 

She had four of her books traditionally published in the last three years (see below) She has 8-9 books scheduled to published between 2021-2023.

She has won awards for her essays, poetry, children's books, novels, and plays.

Her favorite way to procrastinate is by connecting with readers on Instagram and Twitter @hopebolinger

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The Informal Bio 

Hi! 

The Informal Bio 

Hi! My name is Hope, and I bet you probably can't come up with a Hope joke I haven't heard before. 

I am Leslie Knope and Ben Wyatt combined: the best combo of driven and nerdy. You'll find me accidentally editing entire books in a day or dressing up like Red Riding Hood in public for no reason. 

I started writing books at 16, because my best friend wrote them, and I wanted something to talk about other than Doctor Who.

After querying agents as a teen, I learned that this industry is tough and gets tougher by the day.

So I studied professional writing at Taylor University, became a literary agent a year before I graduated. I helped 70+ books find homes during my time at the agency.

When I'm not accidentally writing a book in 9 days, I love to participate in local theater, do modeling gigs, sing in choir, and ring handbells at my church (the snazziest instrument since the lyre). 

Please let me know how I can encourage you on your writing journey or pray for you on your spiritual walk. 

This industry is tough, but you're tougher. Keep writing. 

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List of Traditionally Published Books 

  • The Quiet and the Storm (2017, Taylor University Press)

  • Blaze (2019, IlluminateYA)  

  • Den (2020, IlluminateYA)

  • Dear Hero (2020, Intense Publications)

  • Dear Henchman (2021, Intense Publications)

  • Vision (2021, IlluminateYA)

  • Picture Imperfect (2021, Mountain Brook Ink)

  • Cassandra Curse (2022, Chicken Scratch Books)

  • Finding Harmony (2022, Mountain Brook Ink)

  • Curtain Call (2022, Mountain Brook Ink)

  • Why the Sparrow Cries (2023, Intense Publications)

  • How the Eagle Dies (2023, Intense Publications)

List of Published Plays 

Books I've Contributed To

Short Story Collections

  • Virtually in Love (2021, Saga Fiction)

  • After (2021, Saga Fiction)