So Mark Moore is one of my favorite people. 🙂 He’s an author, editor, dad, husband, God-lover, and one of those annoying people who looks really great in hats. He was born and raised in Fairmount, Indiana, the hometown of James Dean. He studied writing in Indiana, mixed in some graduate work in theology in Southern California, works as an editor for Wesleyan Publishing House, and is the author of The Rhythm of Prayer. He currently leads a roving band of Christians in downtown Indianapolis.
1. What made you want to work in book publishing?
When I was a senior in High School, we read Macbeth aloud in class one
semester. I read the part of Macbeth and knew that I wanted to write and
work with books.
2. What do you look for in a good proposal?
I look for the spark. Good ideas or even good writing alone doesn’t get
it. There has to be some depth, something beyond that surface that
connects with the human experience, offers meaningful insight, and draws
the extraordinary out of the ordinary.
3. What books are you reading right now? Meaning of the City by Jacques
Ellul and The Passion for Life: A Messianic Lifestyle by Jurgen