There is prayerful poetry woven through Houston author/artist Roger Hutchison’s work, a gentle reverence in his tone and posture toward the heartbroken. It’s Hutchison’s ambition to use art, color and poetic language to communicate love and promote healing in today’s hurting world. ” - Kathryn Streeter


"Jon Sweeney at Paraclete took world rights directly from author Roger Hutchison (The Very Best Day) to Faces: A Love Story. The picture book for readers of all ages features illustrations of diverse people, and it’s slated for publication in January 2021. "We need reminders of our diversity and the stories we tell through colors, shapes, scars, ages, and expressions, now more than ever as we live in quarantine," says Sweeney. "And when life returns to normal, we think people will cherish these faces more than they ever did before." - Publishers Weekly

Church Publishing, Inc. has announced that El Mejor Día: El Camino del Amor para Niños (The Very Best Day: The Way of Love for Children) will be released in January 2021. Foreword by The Rev'd Canon Jesús Reyes. Translation by The Rev'd Yoimel González Hernández.

Roger is pleased to announce that he is a featured author with Writing for Your Life. Writing for Your Life offers in-person and online writing conferences featuring leading spiritual writers and publishing industry experts.


Announcing the inaugural Writing for Your Life Christian Children’s Book Conference!  The theme is “sparking children’s spiritual curiosity”. All online for your convenient enjoyment! The conference is geared toward Christian children’s book readers and writers, including educators and librarians. Our speakers include authors, illustrators, educators, booksellers, librarians, and editors! The conference takes place live from Monday, September 21 – Friday, September 25, but don’t worry – attendees can enjoy recordings of all sessions for the following 9 months! 

Headline authors for the conference are Glenys Nellist and Matthew Paul Turner. Participating Christian children’s book publishing companies include Beaming Books, Flyaway Books, Tyndale House, Our Daily Bread Ministries, and AK Classics. Additional authors, illustrators, and others include Kathleen Long Bostrom, Jennifer Grant, Lisa Crayton, Roger Hutchison, Dorena Williamson, and a librarian, a bookseller, and children’s church ministry staff.

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