Enabling creative and visionary souls to fulfill their literary dreams

 

Our Services

Support for Authors

Chartwell Literary Group coaches leaders through the writing of their own books and writes proposals for literary projects. We manage the book-writing process for works of fiction and non-fiction, handling everything from organization of book material and interview scheduling to copyright approval and management of a writing schedule. We also convert audio tapes, notes, and other documents into finely crafted books.

Chartwell Literary Group is committed to providing the absolute best support for our authors.

 

Our Works

 

The Search for God and Guinness

GUINNESS-coverThe Search for God and Guinness stirs together several strains of the Guinness legacy – beer, family, philanthropy, and faith.

Chartwell conducted research, oversaw travel details for the author Stephen Mansfield and his team, provided both historical images and on-location photographs, and edited the manuscript.

Doctor in the House

Burgess_DOCTOR_IN_THE_HOUSE_cover_FINAL_Congressman Michael Burgess, M.D. explains the current health care bill and offers a prescription to remedy what ails our country in Doctor in the House.

Chartwell was pleased to be chosen to coach the author and manage the writing process for this important project.

 

Sherman: The Ruthless Victor

Sherman-coverChartwell oversaw the final edits on the book by Ed Bresslin and Agostino von Hassell about William Tecumseh Sherman, the controversial Civil War General.

Part of the Thomas Nelson Generals series, Sherman: The Ruthless Victor explores the frustrated and tumultuous life of the man behind the burning of Atlanta and the infamous The March to the Sea.

Welcome Home

Welcome-Home-cover
This gift book was a Chartwell conception. Welcome Home was presented to the publisher as a unique product aimed at the families and friends of our military personnel returning home from war.

The book contains moving, true American stories, and a gift card with the code for an original song by Amy Grant.

 

Paul Harvey’s America

Paul-Harvey-copyChartwell managed every aspect of the creation of this compelling book, Paul Harvey’s America.

New York Times best-selling biographer Stephen Mansfield and coauthor David A. Holland present a fresh look at America’s most popular radio host, his immeasurable contributions to broadcast history, and how he transformed American culture.

Life Equity

LifeEquityCoverLife Equity is Congressman Marsha Blackburn’s new book about a decidedly nonpolitical idea.

In it, she helps women of all ages discover a hidden or forgotten truth: The life they’ve led has prepared them for the life they dream of. If women who want to make a difference in their own lives and in their world will value the rich experience they have accumulated, they can use those skills to move their lives forward.

Chartwell helped solidify the concept, researched the profiles of women across the country, and managed the creation of the manuscript.

 

Hometown Favorite

Hometown-Favorite-coverChartwell does fiction, too! We teamed authors Bill Barton and Henry O. Arnold for the creation of a new novel, Hometown Favorite, to be released by Baker Publishing in September 2008.

This modern retelling of the story of Job will capture readers with the age-old question of why bad things happen to good people–and how good people can survive.

The Faith of Barack Obama

faith-of-barack-obama-coverIn The Faith of Barack Obama, Stephen Mansfield explores Obama’s religious faith and his basic premise is this: If a man’s faith is sincere, then it is the most important thing about him.

As a result, it is impossible to understand how Barack Obama will lead without first understanding the religious vision that informs his life.

Chartwell Literary Group assisted the author with research and editing in this bestseller, and produced the recording of the audiobook version.

 

Mosaic

Mosaic-coverAmy Grant is the legendary star of gospel music who made a profound mark on the pop scene as well. Now, after decades of record-breaking album sales and accolades, she tells some of the stories behind the music in her new book, Mosaic.

Chartwell Literary Group coached Amy Grant through the writing of this book, consulted on design and provided research support. Chartwell also produced a unique and memorable audiobook version of Ms. Grant’s book, prompted by the author’s career in music. Lyrics, melodies and poems are woven through the author’s very personal reading of the book.

AUDIOBOOK: The X and Y of Buy

buy-coverChartwell created the audiobook version of Elizabeth Pace’s new book, The X and Y of Buy. Science has confirmed that men and women use different parts of their brains and thus behave differently in a host of situations, including the way we shop, buy and consume products and services.

Ms. Pace, who served for thirteen years as vice president of sales and marketing for three successful startups and has consulted with companies in a dozen different industries, shows us how to use this knowledge to more effectively market and negotiate..

 

AUDIOBOOK: Knockout Entrepreneur

Foreman-civerReaders remember George Foreman as the Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion and the spokesman for the popular George Foreman Grill, but he is also a successful entrepreneur.

In The Knockout Entrepreneur, Foreman shares his success secrets with aspiring and current entrepreneurs. Chartwell produced the audiobook version of this new book.

 Shields of Strength

Shields-of-StrengthShields of Strength reveals the inspiring story behind a business begun in honor of America’s soldiers. Chartwell edited this short but powerful offering about author Kenny Vaughan’s victory over fear and the unusual business venture that resulted.

The popularity of Mr. Vaughan’s story led to speaking engagements, for which Chartwell created a unique video used to introduce the author.

 

 

Some of our talented writers

 

Henry O. Arnold

Henry O. Arnold is an author and screenwriter with a long list of accomplishments. His original film trilogy “The Word Made Flesh” received two first-place awards at the Houston International Film Festival and the Columbus International Film Festival.

He co-wrote and produced the film “The Second Chance” starring Michael W. Smith and wrote the screenplay for the first authorized film documentary on evangelist Billy Graham, “God’s Ambassador.” He co-produced and wrote the screenplay for the documentary film “The Next Door”, winner of the 2008 Portraits of Compassion national film contest awarded by the White House Faith-Based Community Initiative Project.

He co-wrote and produced the documentary film ‘Kabul-24‘ (2009), and his novel, Hometown Favorite, written in collaboration with Bill Barton and published by Revell, is now available wherever books are sold.

Dr. Brett Burleson

Dr. Brett Burleson has been in full-time pastoral ministry for nearly twenty years. In addition to serving in the church as a pastor, Brett has also spent time in college classrooms as an adjunct professor of Old Testament studies, New Testament studies, and Hermeneutics.

He earned academic degrees from the University of Mobile (Alabama), Southwestern Seminary (Fort Worth), and Southern Seminary (Louisville), and has held pastoral positions in Florida, New York, and Alabama.

Brett and his wife April reside in his hometown of Mobile, Alabama with their two daughters. Brett is Lead Pastor of Dayspring Baptist Church. 

 

Isaac Darnall

Isaac Darnall is a writer of many genres from journalism to narrative nonfiction to sci-fi. He studied at Belmont University in Nashville, graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and now lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

He has contributed to Chartwell as an editor, proofreader and photographer, and oversees several aspects of production for the company, including producing The Stephen Mansfield Audio and Video Podcast, creating multimedia Keynote presentations used for business promotion and live events, and serving as videographer for commercial products created by Chartwell.

Isaac is also building a repertoire as a songwriter, and performs live in venues across the country.

For more, visit www.IsaacDarnall.com.

George Grant 

George Grant is the Pastor of Parish Presbyterian Church, Director of the King’s Meadow Study Center, Founder of both Franklin Classical School and New College Franklin, and Coordinator of the Chalmers Fund.

He is the author of dozens of books in the areas of history, biography, politics, literature, and social criticism and he has written hundreds of essays, articles, and columns. He has degrees in Political Science at the University of Houston (B.A.), Philosophy at Whitefield Theological Seminary (M.A., D.Litt., Ph.D.), Humanities at Belhaven College (D. Hum.), and Theology at Knox Theological Seminary (D.Min. Cand.).

He makes his home in Middle Tennessee near the historic town of Franklin with his wife and co-author Karen. Together they have three grown children and three grandchildren. 

Lynn Green 

Lynn Green has edited dozens of books for various publishers and nationally acclaimed authors. She has also been a contributing writer for devotionals and study guides, and has authored the narration for many musical productions.

Using her background in marketing, she has created specialized brochures and promotional materials for businesses, and her professional work has been published in trade journals.

A graduate of Trevecca Nazarene University, Lynn is also a musician and a photographer and lives with her family in Hendersonville, Tennessee. 

David Holland 

David Holland has ghost-written or edited scores of books – several of which have appeared on the New York Times non-fiction bestseller list. He also co-authored Paul Harvey’s America, (Tyndale House, 2009) and The Faith and Values of Sarah Palin (Frontline, 2010).

He is the principal creative mind behind hundreds of magazine articles, radio programs, direct mail packages, television specials and video segments successfully crafted for clients from the realms of faith, public policy and business.

Holland is a founding partner of Cobalt Bridge Multichannel, a strategic consultancy specializing in multichannel marketing with offices in Dallas, Texas, and is a frequent speaker on the intersection of faith, media, and public policy.

D. B. Kellogg 

D. B. Kellogg has a passion for telling people’s stories, and she has established herself nationwide as an expert nonfiction writer, researcher, and editor, working on hundreds of books over her career.

She has completed numerous corporate and personal biographies under her own name and in collaboration with others. Some of the titles include The Blair School of Music: A HistoryApollo’s StruggleKenneth Schermerhorn: He Will Always Be the Music; and most recently Anne Bradstreet.

Born and reared in Hot Springs, Arkansas, she and her husband, with three rescued terriers, live in Whites Creek, Tennessee.

Beverly Darnall Mansfield 

Beverly Darnall Mansfield brings a wealth of professional experience to her literary work. She is a songwriter whose creations have been recorded by artists such as Eric Clapton, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and Vince Gill. She has also produced national concert tours, run a music publishing firm, been a studio singer and contractor and created numerous musical and DVD products.

Beverly is the executive director of Chartwell Literary Group and also contributes her talents as a writer for the Chartwell team (her book, Laura’s List, was published by Penguin). She continues her work as a songwriter, music publisher and producer from her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee.

For more, visit www.BevDM.com.

Stephen Mansfield 

Stephen Mansfield is a New York Times bestselling author and an acclaimed public speaker.

He is also founder of The Mansfield Group, a successful consulting and communications firm. His books have included such bestsellers as The Faith of George W. BushThe Faith of the American SoldierBenedict XVI: His Life and MissionThe Faith of Barack Obama and The Search for God and Guinness

For more, visit  www.stephenmansfield.tv .

 

Tools and Resources

We at Chartwell have found the following resources tremendously helpful in our literary endeavors. We recommend them to anyone who wants to know more about writing and publishing. Have other suggestions you think we should include? Let us know.

 

 

Websites 

 

Writers’ Conferences & Workshops 

 

Plugging In

These great organizations provide opportunities to make a difference in the world through books and reading.

America’s Literacy Directory

The ALD is a service of the National Institute for Literacy and its partners: the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Education, and Verizon. The ALD connects employers, learners, volunteers, social service providers and others to current information about literacy programs in all 50 states and the U.S. territories.

Book Ends

Book Ends is a non-profit organization in Southern California that recycles children’s books through student-run book drives and places them in schools and youth organizations in need of books.

Books for Soldiers

This organization sends books in care packages to our courageous soldiers overseas.

Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries

The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries makes grants to school libraries across the country to purchase books.

 

An Important Note: These recommendations do not constitute explicit endorsement by Chartwell Literary Group of all content contained therein. Chartwell Literary Group cannot control, screen, or edit third-party resources and disclaims any responsibility for content that may be incorrect or disagreeable to the reader.

 

Question & Answer

 

Q. What kind of clients do you normally work with?

Our clients have included politicians, business executives, pastors, television personalities and professional authors.

Q. How much do you charge?

Obviously, it depends on what the project is. We have edited small projects–like a foreword or an introduction–for as little as $200.00, but generally we are working on complete manuscripts, which range from $10,000.00 on up, or proposals, which range from $1000.00 to $4000.00 if there are sample chapters involved.

Q. How long does it usually take to finish a book?

A book normally takes from four months to a year to complete.

Q. I am a speaker who has a series of tapes I would like to turn into book form to sell on my website. Do you offer this service?

Yes, we do. We have writers who can find the focus of your message and format it for a book or booklet.

Q. Do you do work for publishers?

Yes, we do. Publishers regularly contact us to find the best writer for a book idea, or to ask us to put together a team to create a manuscript.

Q. Does Chartwell Literary Group serve as a literary agent for authors?

No. We are not agents nor are we publishers. We feel we serve our clients best by sticking to what we know well: writing books.

Q. How do I contact you?

Please email us at info@chartwellliterary.com. Describe your project, include your contact information and we will get back to you.

Q. Does Chartwell specialize in certain subjects or does it create literature in any field?

Part of the excitement of running a literary management firm is the wide variety of work involved. We are available for almost any kind of project. We have helped create works of fiction, biography, autobiography, theology, current affairs and political commentary.

Q. Is Chartwell interested in adding new authors to its team?

Yes, however we don’t add permanent writers or contributors very often because a writer
needs to possess a unique blend of talents to do the kind of projects we do.

Q. Why is hiring Chartwell a better choice than hiring an individual writer or researcher?

Great question. Chartwell was created by Stephen Mansfield during his travels and media appearances around the world, where he was often approached by speakers and highly visible personalities with questions about authoring a book. Stephen discovered that these leaders and celebrities didn’t need just a ghostwriter or just a researcher or just a co-writer. They needed help with the entire process. Chartwell’s team approach is the answer to this. Every project receives attention from a team of experienced professionals—from writers to editors, from experts in a given field to project managers—who assure that the final product meets the highest standards of literary excellence.

Q. Does Chartwell manage projects other than books?

Yes. We are expanding our operation to include production of short video projects, podcasting services and photography.

 

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