Congratulations to Joanne Bishof, whose title SONS OF BLACKBIRD MOUNTAIN is awarded INSPY’s 2019 historical novel of the year.
“Sons of Blackbird Mountain is a thoroughly breathtaking novel. Bischof’s writing style is achingly beautiful and utterly immersive, [with] a lyrical quality that is quietly profound. Carefully detailed, descriptive, insightful, and moving, this remarkable story is certainly one to be savored.” ~ INSPY Award Judges.
SONS OF BLACKBIRD MOUNTAIN is the first of a two book set published by Thomas Nelson, an imprint of Harper Collins. The follow up title, DAUGHTERS OF NORTHERN SHORES released in March, 2019.
Joanne is also a Christy and Carol Award-winner, known for beautifully layered and emotionally moving stories about the human condition that stir questions of faith and inspire hope.
We are honored to represent Joanne and are looking forward to watching her body of work — and her list of awards and accolades continue to grow.
Posted by Sandra Bishop
It’s always such fun to unbox agency copies of our client’s latest books.
Today, when I stopped at my mail store to pick up my agent copies of Joanne Bischof’s latest historical romance, SONS OF BLACKBIRD MOUNTAIN and opened it up so I could recycle the packaging on the spot, the mail clerk literally swooned at the cover when she peeked inside.
Of course I was happy to pass along a copy, promising that if she’s a fan of historical fiction (she is!) she’d really enjoy the story.
What I didn’t pass along are some of the “other” stories that came to mind: what the author was going through personally while writing it; why she chose to write a hero who uses American Sign Language, or ASL, to communicate; and that she felt compelled to try hard cider for research, but discovered she doesn’t really like it terribly much!!
Congratulations to you, Joanne. We’re proud to be a part of your stories — told and untold.
“Transported” seems to be one of the key words readers use when describing their response when reading Joanne’s books. Check out for yourself what first readers are saying about SONS OF BLACKBIRD MOUNTAIN on Bookbub and Goodreads.
And for further insight into Joanne’s books, visit her website.
Joanne is represented by Sandra Bishop.
We are so proud to represent the rights to Joanne Bischof‘s much heralded historical romance novel, THE LADY AND THE LIONHEART which has just finaled in its category for the 18th annual CHRISTY AWARDS™
After many declines declaring it was too outside the conventions of its category at the time, THE LADY AND THE LIONHEART was ultimately self published in the US by the author.
Now, it is also available in audio (Blackstone) and German (Brunnen Verlag) and is currently under consideration for film, and with several Transatlantic International co-agents. We just love that this beautiful dark horse of a story is beginning to find its way in the world in earnest.
For further rights inquiries, contact Sandra Bishop at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are proud to share that THE LADY AND THE LIONHEART by Joanne Bischof has won the 2016 RT BOOK REVIEWS Reviewers’ Choice Awards for Best Inspirational Romance! Congratulations to Joanne on this great achievement!
The Awards Ceremony will be held in Atlanta on Friday, May 5, 2017 from 7 – 9pm.
Please visit the following link for further information about the award and the full list of winners: www.rtbookreviews.com/blog/135351/announcing-2016-rt-reviewers-choice-and-career-achievement-awards-winners.
Joanne is represented by Sandra Bishop.
Brunnen title: WHERE MY HEART IS AT HOME
German print rights for Joanne Bischof‘s THE LADY AND THE LIONHEART, recipient of a rare, 5 Star review from Romantic Times, to Konstanze von der Pahlen at Brunnen Publishing by Hannah Fosh, Liepman Agency, on behalf of Sandra Bishop.
Amanda Bostic at Thomas Nelson has acquired two new historical novels set in 1890’s Appalachia from Joanne Bischof, a Carol Award and three-time Christy Award finalist whose 2016 self-released THE LADY AND THE LIONHEART received extraordinary acclaim from Romantic Times.
Joanne Bischof‘s contribution to HEIRLOOM BRIDES, an historical four author anthology, about four brides-to-be who find joy and a deeper bond of love when they each receive a treasured heirloom, to Becky Germany at Barbour Publishing, releasing Fall 2015, by Sandra Bishop.