30 October

New York Times bestselling author, Andy Andrews, will continue doing what he does best – “noticing” – in new podcast

(Nashville, TN) October 30, 2018—New York Times bestselling author and in-demand corporate speaker, Andy Andrews, brings a compelling perspective in new podcast called The Professional Noticer.

This insightful and often hilarious podcast is built around common sense, wisdom, and laughter—three ingredients Andrews has harnessed to produce extraordinary results for his clients throughout the years. Now, his number one client will be his listeners. After having been available for only a month, The Professional Noticer has already gathered a flock of listeners from 56 different countries.

The former comedian turned author and speaker is known for revealing the depths of everyday principles to his readers by way of his books and online presence. With The Traveler’s Gift and The Noticer, Andrews has to his credit two of the most popular self-improvement novels of the past decade. Both titles were chosen as “book-of-the-month” selections all over the world, including ABC’s Good Morning America and the syndicated radio program The Dave Ramsey Show.  

As much as they love his books, Andrews’ legion of fans say that where he really shines is in delivering the spoken word.  The Professional Noticer takes full advantage of his strong suit in a fast-paced, very funny, and sometimes touching conversation Andrews has with his listeners every week. As Andrews says, his mission is to help people, “live the lives they would if they knew how.” The podcast is a fresh way to connect with people, with the first half of the program dedicated to “observations” while in the second half, Andrews answers real-life questions sent in by the audience.

Andrews is releasing a new book in the summer of 2019 titled The Bottom of the Pool: Understanding the Truth About Foundational Thinking—And Why It Matters to You (Thomas Nelson May 29, 2019, ISBN: 9780785226536). Bottom of the Pool details the unique philosophy Andy has used to help corporations double their earnings and national sports teams win championships. It includes specific stories and strategies for making key decisions to accomplish extraordinary results in every area of our lives.

The Professional Noticer is available at the following locations:  iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and anywhere you listen to your favorite podcast. Falling in line with Andy’s desire to engage with listeners there will also be a studio built in Orange Beach, open for visitors and an audience.

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ANDY ANDREWS Hailed by a New York Times reporter as “someone who has quietly become one of the most influential people in America,” Andy Andrews is the author of multiple New York Times bestsellers including The Traveler’s Gift and The Noticer. He is also an in-demand speaker, coach, and consultant for the world’s largest organizations.

Zig Ziglar said, “Andy Andrews is the best speaker I have ever seen.”

Both The Noticer and The Traveler’s Gift were featured selections of ABC’s Good Morning America and continue to appear on bestseller lists around the world. His books have been translated into over 40 languages. Andy has spoken at the request of four different United States presidents, worked extensively with the Department of Defense, and regularly addresses the world’s largest corporations. Arguably, there is no single person on the planet better at weaving subtle yet life-changing lessons into riveting tales of adventure and intrigue—both on paper and on stage.

04 October

Actor Dondré T. Whitfield of “Queen Sugar” Signs Book Contract with Zondervan

Grand Rapids, Mich., Oct. 4, 2018 – Veteran TV and film actor, Dondré Whitfield, will release his debut book in the spring of 2020 with Zondervan. Whitfield is represented by Leticia Gomez of Savvy Literary Services in association with Ascendant Group. World rights were acquired by Zondervan acquisitions editor Andy Rogers.

As a husband, father and relationship coach, Whitfield says manhood is more than a code of behavior and standards. His upcoming release shows how faith serves as the divine model for manhood, as it never acts out of flesh or self-interest. Whitfield will expose the debilitating myths, reverse the negative trends, shatter stereotypes, and spark conversations that will empower males to help the women and children in their lives find their place of peace and purpose.

Passionate about helping address the challenges and pressures of masculine identity in the 21st century, Whitfield is also the co-creator of The Manhood Tour, a global movement committed to awakening the consciousness of men, giving them the keys to effective and impactful leadership, and teaching them how to tap into their talents and live them in the highest degree.

Dondré T. Whitfield is a three-time Emmy nominee best known for his role as Remy Newell on the critically acclaimed series “Queen Sugar,” created and produced by Golden Globe-nominee Ava DuVernay and co-executive produced by Oprah Winfrey on the OWN Network. Whitfield’s career spans over a quarter century and he has appeared with such industry heavyweights as John Travolta, Helen Mirren, David Oyelowo, Michael B. Jordan and Kevin Hart. Whitfield and his wife, actress and director Salli Richardson-Whitfield, live in Los Angeles with their two children.

Contact:  Robin Barnett, 616-698-3251, [email protected]

Zondervan is a world leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications.  Zondervan, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., delivers transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources and digital products. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and translated into nearly 200 languages. Zondervan offices are located in Grand Rapids, Mich.  For additional information, please visit www.zondervan.com.