MISSION: To offer a professional, personalized approach to publishing, unashamedly catering to Christian authors and carefully guarding each one's voice and vision.

PURPOSE: To come alongside each author and determine the best path forward so, together, we produce a professional publication that touches lives, influences society, and glorifies God.


Candy Abbott and her husband, Drew, began the company in 1999, which is founded on the Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-25). Their motto, "Small Seeds for a Great Harvest," is based on Zechariah 4:10 and John 15:1-17. To learn more, click the following links:


  • Professional Service: As Managing Partner, Candy personally oversees each project and is backed by a team of highly professional editors, artists, proofreaders, and designers. Meet the Fruitbearer Vinedressers.
  • Personalized Attention: When you come to Fruitbearer, you will interact with editors, artists, and designers who will walk you step-by-step from raw manuscript to finished book. This is a cooperative venture between you (the author) and Fruitbearer (the publisher). Fruitbearer Publishing LLC is an independent (indy) publisher, not a self-publisher or a traditional publisher, but a combination where you retain all of the control but have none of the headaches. In essence, we are your "personal publisher" and will guide you step by step through the maze.
  • Integrity: Candy and Drew have a reputation of integrity and sensitivity.
  • Assurance: The Fruitbearer Team stays abreast of the latest publishing industry standards and technology.


Designed to help finish the good work God has begun in you: From the storyline to dotting that last “i” and everything in between, our services are customized to fit your needs.


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From Cow to Cone: Solving the Milk Mystery written and illustrated by Stacie Desautelsby Stacie Desautels


The cows on the Vanderwende Dairy Farm in Bridgeville, Delaware, are milked every day, twice a day. Lately, Queenie, Lovey, Daisy, and Shamrock have been wondering what Farmer Jimmy does with all their milk.

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