And then because it's not quite fair to tell another to change the world, no matter how good a friend they are, this Person Who Had Been a Writer decided to change the world for her..and for every other writer out there who felt like they'd fallen into some sort of Gap.
And so the concept of Gap Publishing was born. And with it, Written World Communications.
But this Writer Who Was Now a Publisher realized this wasn't the sort of thing to take on alone (because after all, only God can change the entire world by Himself and she wasn't about to put herself on THAT pedestal) she approached someone else she knew in the industry for advice. Oddly enough, God had gotten to him beforehand, and had let HIM know in no uncertain terms that He was going to be a Publisher.
Well when God gives the same dream on the same night to people 2,000 miles apart, usually it's a pretty good sign that Something Big Is Happening. And not being one to say no to a challenge (or ignore God - she got over that) this Writer Become Publisher promptly knighted...no wait, wrong story...created a partnership and set about to look for other individuals who shared the same dream.
Over the years this has led to an office and later a bookstore in Colorado Springs, CO. Now the company has moved to California, and after a nearly three year haitus is returning. Rebuilding. Starting over. Because the really good dreams are always worth pursuing, no matter how long it takes.
So here we are, seven years later. We've published twenty books and put out a few dozen magazines. We've grown and changed and the partnership we forged over books became something even more lovely back in 2015 when Kristine Pratt married Dale Hansen, unifying the company in a way we never would have dreamed back when we started.
And we're still working hard at changing the world, one story at a time. Because after all, you have to start somewhere.
And the world doesn't change overnight.
Welcome to Written World Communications.