Cristel Phelps

About Elk Lake Publishing

Elk Lake Publishing was created in Michigan in 2007 by a group of visionaries who wanted to publish positive books. The Book Club Network acquired the company in 2012 with a goal of providing great books for their network of readers and book clubs.

We are looking for all genres of fiction and unique nonfiction. 

We are not looking for memoirs and devotionals at this time.



Cristel Phelps is a self-proclaimed bookaholic. After managing a publishing house in Lansing, Michigan, and supervising 40 editors, she turned to the dark side - retail. Ms. Phelps was the managing buyer and director for The Hope Store, a 2,400 sq ft Christian store located inside Mount Hope Church. Through her connections to the Christian Booksellers Association, she has worked with authors and other publishing houses, helping them stay abreast of trends. As editor for Elk Lake Publishing, she works directly with authors to bring their faith-focused manuscripts to their fullest potential for the Kingdom.