Brenda Smotherman is the Publicity and Marketing Manager for Abingdon Women and also handles publicity outreach and marketing support for Abingdon Press titles. Prior to that she worked as a publicist for Thomas Nelson, Inc. nonfiction titles, and previously handled their Bible, reference, and curriculum products. In her earlier career she served as a publicist for McCain & Co. Public Relations, and worked over a decade in the Christian music industry with the majority of her years focused on Provident Label Group artists handling marketing and tour promotions. She enjoys TV and movies, board games, travel, book club chats, and isn’t afraid to show off her geek side (occasionally contributing to the blog HeGeekSheGeek.com). She lives outside of the Nashville, TN area with her husband, Ray, and their two dogs—Hera and Buffy.