Our Fruitbearer Team

The Fruitbearer Team considers themselves "vinedressers" because they carefully prune, tend, and cultivate your manuscript so you can grow from aspiring author to published author in a safe environment. At each stage of development, from project consultation to finished book, Candy Abbott will assign vinedressers based on their expertise to find the best fit for you. In addition to the Vinedresser Team, there are additional editors, artists, and helpers whose skills may be tapped for your benefit.

Candy

Owner

Candy Abbott, owner of Fruitbearer Publishing LLC, is also an author, inspirational speaker, and grandmom. Most of all, she sees herself as a “fruitbearer” as it is her life’s goal to exhibit the Fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23) in all that she does. She began writing in 1983, around the same time she co-founded Sisters in Christ, a women’s prayer group. Candy is a charter member of Southern Delaware Toastmasters, elder and deacon at the Georgetown Presbyterian Church, director of the Fruitbearer conference, and founder of Delmarva Christian Writers’ Fellowship. In January 2014, Candy founded Mothers With a Mission, an organization devoted to strengthening the moral and spiritual foundation of our homes, families, and communities. She and her husband, Drew, have three children and four grandchildren, all near their home in Georgetown, Delaware.

Meet the Vinedressers

Editors

Nancy Rue

Substantive Editor

Michele Chynoweth

Copy Editor / Publicist

Marjorie Vawter

Copy Editor

Connie Rinehold

Content Editor

Pam Halter

Picture Book Editor

Jeannette DiLouie

Editorial Consultant

Fran Lowe

Editor/Proofreader

Elizabeth Boerner

Acquisitions Editor / Perfect Misfits
Illustrators
Marketing

Michele Chynoweth

Copy Editor / Publicist

Elizabeth Boerner

Acquisitions Editor / Perfect Misfits

Brooke Miles

Social Media Pro

Techno Goober

Website Designer
Staff

Alice Thompson

Administrative Assistant

Jodie Green

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