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Suzanne Kuhn

Suzanne Kuhn of SuzyQ has more than 20 years of book retailing experience, working in all areas of book retailing and event sales, including traveling as part of Karen Kingsbury’s team. In 2010 Suzanne launched SuzyQ, a full-service author promotion and retail development firm that works with authors, publishers and retailers, helping to coordinate events, train staff and authors in reader engagement, and develop promotions for increased sales and reader/customer loyalty. Suzanne’s experience and knowledge in the book retailing venue gives her an edge when consulting retailers for niche and business plan development, facilitating book tours, and ensuring a more successful and profitable event. Suzanne truly believes in the power of Christian literature to impact and change lives. www.suzyq4u.com


Kirk David Blank

Kirk David Blank is the president of the Munce Group (America’s largest association of Independent Christian Retail stores) and publisher of More to Life www.mtlmagazine.com.

The mission at the Munce Group is to further the cause of the Kingdom by getting quality Christian products into the hands of people everywhere—as quickly and efficiently as possible. The mission at More to Life is to connect people with the products that meet their ‘felt needs’ and direct them to a retailer near them. Lives can eternally be changed by reading a book, studying a Bible, listening to a song or enjoying artwork. Fiction plays a key role in the success of independent Christian retailers. Books can build traffic, sales and customer loyalty. Kirk considers it a great joy to work with authors and publishers to impact literally millions of lives through Munce Group member stores and More to Life subscribers and readers.

Kirk has been married to his best friend, Brenda for over 25 years. They have seven children and five grandchildren. In addition to populating the earth, he enjoys leading worship, teaching the Bible, speaking and writing.


Shawn Kuhn

Shawn Kuhn joined the SuzyQ team in 2011. With his love for reading and his background in teaching and youth ministry, he finally settled in to the book industry, combining his love for business, reading and people. Shawn was the vice president of a bargain book chain for more than 25 years. His years of hand selling books and in-store promotion bring a fresh approach to an author's digital presence. Shawn offers SuzyQ’s clients guidance and support in all aspects of their book careers with the ultimate goal of reaching their target audience. www.suzyq4u.com


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