Karen Ball

About The Steve Laube Agency

The Steve Laube Agencyis committed to providing top quality guidance to authors and speakers. Our years of experience and success brings a unique service to our clients. We focus primarily in the Christian marketplace and have put together an outstanding gallery of authors and speakers whose books continue to make an impact throughout the world. Read more www.stevelaube.com.


About Karen Ball 

A publishing professional for more than 30 years, Karen Ball has overseen fiction for Tyndale, Multnomah, Zondervan, and B&H Publishing Group. Karen is currently owner of Karen Ball Publishing Services, a literary agent with Steve Laube Agency, an award-winning author, and the co-creator of Write from the Deep (www.writefromthedeep.com) and Live from the Deep with Erin Taylor Young, and a popular speaker and podcaster. She has worked with such notable authors as Francine Rivers, Karen Kingsbury, Brandilyn Collins, Ginny Yttrup, Robin Jones Gunn, Terri Blackstock, and many others. Karen lives in Oregon with her husband, father, and their four-legged, furry "kids."


Workshops Presented by Karen:

Overcoming the Fiction Dragons: 5 Top Mistakes in Fiction

The Fiction Dragons. They're there, waiting to weaken your writing and derail your story. But never fear. In this workshop, we'll learn skills to identify those dragons and defeat them. From POV to Show vs. Tell, from dialogue mechanics to character voice, we'll take them all down. So come join in on the fun, and be ready to do battle for your craft and story. 

Preparing Your Heart and Spirit for Success. 

An interactive session to identify your worst enemies as a writer, to learn how to stop listening to those enemies, and to build an arsenal that will ensure your writer’s voice is never silenced again.

Karen will co-teach this class with Erin Taylor Young