WHO IS REBECA SEITZ?

SHE’S A WRITER, PRODUCER, AND COMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONAL WHO LOVES HER FAMILY, REVELS IN STORY, AND CHASES TRUTH WITH WILD ABANDON.

Seitz is the former President and CEO of SON Studios, a Naples-based non-profit that was founded in 2012 to use stories as vehicles for positive cultural change. Under her leadership, SON helped to bring over two dozen films and books to market while educating more than 2,000 writers in the art of embedding Truth into story. Notables who spoke and taught at SON events include Brian BirdJosh NadlerChad GundersenDan MerrellMicheal FlahertyHowie KlausnerKevin SorboBrent McCorkleFred Thompson, and many more.

In 2005, Seitz founded Glass Road Public Relations, a firm committed to promoting story-driven works with Christian themes. It was a pioneer in its field, securing coverage for novelists on The Today ShowUSA Today, Southern LivingThe 700 ClubNational Public RadioGood HousekeepingBookPageMoody Radio, and numerous newspapers and radio shows. At the request of its clients, Glass Road expanded in 2010 to offer publishing and agenting services to writers, changing its name to Glass Road Media & Management. The first book published under the GR imprint, Nancy Zieman’s Seams Unlikely, won Book of the Year from Book Fun Magazine.

In its nine years, Glass Road worked with TyndaleZondervanWaterbrook-MultnomahDavid C CookCharismaBarbour BooksBaker BooksHoward/Simon & SchusterHachette BooksMoody PublishingGuideposts Books, AMG Publishers, B&H PublishingNavPressWorthy Booksand others. Its writer clients populated bestseller lists from the New York Times to USA Today. In January 2014, Seitz donated Glass Road to the nonprofit SON.

Rebeca began her career by serving as the first dedicated publicist for the fiction division of Thomas Nelson Publishers, one of the Top Ten Publishers in the World and now a division of HarperCollins Publishers. She is also a published novelist and memoirist: Prints Charming (Thomas Nelson), Sisters, InkComing UngluedScrapping PlansPerfect Piece (all B&H Publishing Group/LifeWay), First Blush and Second Glance (independent) and Lights Out (with Travis Freeman, BelieversPress).

Rebeca has been interviewed or featured on NPR, CNN, Huffington Post Live, The Glenn Beck Show, The Blaze, The Washington Times, WorldNetDaily, FOX News, Townhall.com, and others. The former Family Research Council Witherspoon Fellow for Media and University of Tennessee University Scholar holds a Master of Arts in Mass Communication and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Political Science.

Rebeca lives in Naples, Florida, with her long-suffering husband, their two incredibly fabulous children, a rescued chocolate chihuahua (who may be a Russkiey toy – she’s not talking), a rescued tabby (who’s keeping a close eye on the Mexican/Russian dog), two cockatiels (who got here by accident after starring in one of Rebeca’s productions), and a partridge in a pear tree (kidding…for now).

2 Comments

  1. Hi Ms. Seitz,
    During a recent visit to a Naples doctor I read an article about you in the August, 2018 issue of Gulfshore Business magazine. Your possession of imagination, desire to “do good” and work with videos, got me thinking about the park I volunteer for that might be a good back-drop for one of your projects.

    Hudson Crossing Park, in upstate New York (I’m a snow-bird), is a 40+ acre island bordering on the Hudson River and Champlain Canal. It’s wide trails and scenic vistas could be great backgrounds. Frankly, the aura of heritage might even inspire a new story.

    My volunteering centers on outreach and finds me often sharing regional historical and folklore-based stories at the park or on a neighboring riverboat ride. The area is in the heart of a very historical region nestled in between Adirondack and Green Mountain foothills.
    It’d be terrific for the park and the community, that the park is trying to help, if our area was used to in one of your stories or videos.

    Thanks for listening,
    Mike Bielkiewicz

    1. Thanks so much for reaching out, Mike. The park sounds beautiful and I will definitely keep it in mind if stories cross my desk that need such a setting. A big factor in choosing locations is whether that state provides tax incentives for film production. Florida’s lack of them is probably the single biggest reason that so much film production left the state in recent years. The film commissioners in and around Tampa have worked hard to create an incentive program specifically for that region and we can see how it’s enabled them to begin pulling in projects again (e.g. a Harry Connick, Jr. and Katherine Heigl film is in production there now).

      Thankfully, New York has a 30% tax credit for film production, making the park you mentioned that much more desirable!

      Thanks again for reaching out. I plan to start Googling “Hudson Crossing Park” today.

      RS

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