Thomas Nelson Signs James L. Rubart to Exclusive Contract
(Nashville, TN)—Thomas Nelson, Inc. is pleased to announce the signing of best-selling and critically acclaimed novelist James L. Rubart to an exclusive multi-book contract. Soul’s Gate (on-sale November 2012) will be Rubart’s first Thomas Nelson release.
Rubart is known for powerful supernatural novels that entertain while challenging readers to reexamine their own lives. Soul’s Gate explores healing from deep wounds and embracing God's calling.
“I’ve been a fan of James Rubart’s surreal, speculative novels for years. His adventures draw you in with high stakes, bold themes and deep truths – with just the right mix of heroes and heart. It’s an immense privilege for Thomas Nelson to be the new long-term publisher of one of today’s fastest-growing voices in Christian Fiction,” said Allen Arnold, Sr. VP and Publisher, Thomas Nelson Fiction.
Rubart’s previous releases have received high praise from readers and reviewers alike, regularly hitting bestseller lists and drawing numerous industry honors including the Best Books 2011 award from USA Book News and a Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award. This week, The Chair was named a finalist for the prestigious Christy Award for Visionary Fiction. A professional marketer and speaker, Rubart brings promotional savvy to his writing career. He serves on the board of the Northwest Christian Writers Association.
“Saying I’m thrilled to be writing for Thomas Nelson would be a vast understatement. Their passion for story and desire to see novels significantly impact people’s lives makes them the ideal publisher for me and what I hope to accomplish with my writing,” said Rubart.