MISSION: To offer a professional, personalized approach to publishing, unashamedly catering to Christian authors and carefully guarding each author'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: Candy Abbott, owner and head gardener of Fruitbearer Publishing LLC personally oversees each project and is backed by a highly professional team we call Vinedressers. The Fruitbearer experience is a cooperative venture between you (the author) and Fruitbearer (the publisher). We are an independent publisher, not a self-publisher or a traditional publisher but a combination (think of it as a hybrid) where you retain all of the control but have none of the headaches.
  • Personalized Attention: Consider us your “personal publisher.” Our Vinedressers (editors, artists, designers, and proofreaders) will guide you gently through the maze from raw manuscript to finished book. No worries about where to find what you need—it’s all in the fruit basket. Oh, and we pray for you, too!
  • Integrity: Rooted in Galatians 5:22-25, Candy and her husband, Drew, started Fruitbearer in 1999 and have developed a reputation of integrity and sensitivity in publishing circles. You can trust us to guard your voice and vision.
  • 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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Willoughby and Friends, Book I: Willoughby and the Terribly Itchy Itch by Pam Halterby Pam Halter


Willoughby has an itch he can’t reach. An itch he can’t scratch. Not just a little itch, a TERRIBLY ITCHY ITCH. Nothing he does will make it go away. What can a dragon do when he has an itch he can’t reach? He calls for help, of course! See how some unlikely friends get together to relieve Willoughby of his terribly itchy itch.

ISBN 978-1-938796-11-1


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