About KLO

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Kyle L. Olund has worked in the publishing industry for more than twenty years, most of those spent on Christian and inspirational books. After paying his dues in the proofreading department of Scripture Press/Victor Books in Wheaton, Illinois, he was promoted to editor for youth products in the curriculum department. After moving to Nashville, he began working for Moorings, then a division of Random House, where he worked closely with authors such as Philip Yancey, Bodie and Brock Thoene, the late Lois Gladys Leppard, and the creators of The Beginner’s Bible. While at Thomas Nelson Publishers, he held positions of Book Design Manager, Managing Editor, and Associate Acquisitions/Development Editor, working with many authors, including:

  • John Maxwell: The Maxwell Daily Reader, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (Revised), Self-Improvement 101, Teamwork 101, Mentoring 101, Success 101, and The 360 Degree Leader Deluxe Audio Edition
  • John Eldredge: Wild at Heart, Wild at Heart Field Guide, Desire, Waking the Dead, Captivating, The Way of the Wild Heart, Epic, and others
  • Donald Miller: Blue Like Jazz, Through Painted Deserts, and Searching for God Knows What
  • Mark Atteberry: The Samson Syndrome, Walking with God on the Road You Never Wanted to Travel, and The Caleb Quest
  • Angela Thomas: Do You Think I’m Beautiful?, A Beautiful Offering, Prayers for the Mother to Be, and Prayers for New Moms
  • Erwin McManus: Chasing Daylight, Uprising, Soul Cravings, and The Barbarian Way
  • John MacArthur: Twelve Extraordinary Women, Hard to Believe, Safe in the Arms of God, Welcome to the Family, and The Book on Leadership (now titled Called to Lead)
  • Dave Ramsey: Total Money Makeover and Total Money Makeover Workbook
  • Dennis and Barbara Rainey: Rekindling the Romance, Staying Close, and So You’re About to Be a Teenager
  • Sheila Walsh: Extraordinary Faith and The Heartache No One Sees
  • Rebecca St. James: Wait for Me
  • Ben Lerner: Body by God
  • Robert J. Morgan: The Red Sea Rules and Then Sings My Soul Special Edition
  • Ben Young & Dr. Samuel Adams: The Ten Commandments of Dating, Devotions for Dating Couples, and The One 

“Kyle Olund did a phenomenal job as editor of The Total Money Makeover, but he didn’t stop there—he became a friend and ally as well. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of a creative, trustworthy, and seasoned publishing professional.”

Dave Ramsey
New York Times bestselling author


“I consider Kyle Olund a friend as well as professional associate. He has truly been a champion for me in the publishing world, a great editor, and a true joy to work with. I thoroughly recommend him to you.”

Rebecca St. James
Grammy-winning singer/songwriter


“Some people you work with because you have to, and others you work with because you want to. After working with Kyle Olund on my first book with Thomas Nelson, I insisted that he be a part of the other three. There’s no one better at the work, or at making the work enjoyable.”

Mark Atteberry
Author of The Samson Syndrome and
Walking with God on the Road You Never Wanted to Travel


“It is my joy to recommend Kyle Olund, who not only is a conscientious and creative professional, but also a first-rate person, husband, and dad. He is a hard-working man of his word, and I believe the experience of anyone working alongside him will be both exceptional and uncomplicated.”

Angela Thomas
Best-selling author and speaker