Jeff Nesbit

American writer

Emperor gods have ruled the earth only one time before in modern history - during the time of Jesus. The rise of Christianity ended their reign as deities more than two centuries later, and none have appeared since. So is it possible for an emperor god to rise again? JUDE, from David C. Cook, explores that question: "A man rises to the pinnacle of earthly wealth, fame, and power by calling on demonic powers; his twin's opposing path brings him into direct conflict," the publisher says of the novel. JUDE can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Google Play, Christianbook and eChristian.

My novels in 2011 and 2012 —PEACE/Summerside Press and OIL/Guideposts—looked at what might happen if Israel decides to attack Iran's nuclear facilities. I've written 19 inspirational novels with Tyndale, Zondervan, Thomas Nelson, Guideposts, Summerside Press, David C. Cook, Hodder & Stoughton, Harold Shaw (part of Random House) and Victor Books. In addition, I write a regular science and technology blog for U.S. News & World Report called "At the Edge" for the magazine's News section, which is also available through TechMediaNetwork. I'm also the executive director of Climate Nexus, a non-profit strategic communications group and sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors based in New York. 

I was former Vice President Dan Quayle's communications director at the White House; a senior public affairs official in the U.S. Senate and federal agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration; a national journalist with Knight-Ridder and others; head of a strategic communications consulting firm for 13 years; and the director of legislative and public affairs at the National Science Foundation from 2006-2011.

Ramona Tucker and I co-founded OakTara Publishers, an inspirational fiction publishing house, in 2006 to encourage new writers and bring out-of-print works from established authors back into the marketplace.  OakTara has published 300-plus titles since then, and now partners with Barbour Books and BroadStreet Publishing on selected titles sold to retail bookstores like Barnes & Noble and Books a Million and big-box retail stores such as Wal Mart and Sam's Club.


My Bio

I’m the executive director of Climate Nexus, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors in New York funded by a number of foundations including the Skoll Global Threats Fund, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Energy Foundation and others to focus on national climate and energy communications. Climate Nexus has had an extraordinary two years working with U.S. and international media on these critical issues.

Prior to that, I was the director of legislative and public affairs at the National Science Foundation from 2006 to 2011, where I helped create the America Competes Act in Congress that reauthorized NSF and put its budget on a doubling path. In public affairs, I formed several national media partnerships with NBC News, CBS News, U.S. News & World Report, the Discovery Science Channel, Discover magazine and others. The Science of Sports partnership with NBC Learn and NBC Sports won a 2011 Sports Emmy. We also created the popular Science360 daily news service, Science 360 Radio network, and, a popular iPad app and news portal that just crossed the one million download mark.

Before joining NSF in 2006, my media consulting company represented dozens of national clients including the American Red Cross, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Yale University, and others. It helped create and launch three unique television networks for Discovery Communications, Encyclopedia Britannica and Lockheed Martin:  a new cable TV network concept for The Britannica Channel; global programming partnerships for the successful launch of the Discovery Health Channel, including a novel CME programming initiative and the Medical Honors live broadcast from Constitution Hall hosted by Regis Philbin; and programming strategies for the creation of the first-ever IPTV network developed by Lockheed Martin.

Earlier in my career, I was director of public affairs for the Food and Drug Administration - where I helped develop initiatives to regulate the tobacco industry and require truthful information on food labels - and a senior communications official at the White House. I was also a national journalist with Knight-Ridder, ABC News’ Satellite News Channels and others. I’ve written 19 novels, and I write a weekly science and technology blog for U.S. News & World Report called “At the Edge”.