Hungry Planet’s first book hit the shelves in Fall 2003. In the short span since, Hungry Planet has published more than 40 titles and, as of 2015, has sold over 1.4 million books. In addition, 24 titles have appeared on the CBA Young Adult Bestseller list. Hungry Planet titles have been named as a finalist for the Christian Book Award in the Children/Youth category five times, winning top prize twice.
On average, Hungry Planet publishes between 4-6 books a year; books known for their excellent and award-winning covers, titles, and content.
Michael DiMarco - Publisher/Creative Director/Content Creator
Michael DiMarco is Publisher & Creative Director at Hungry Planet, an independent publishing imprint and communications company that helps authors, publishers and organizations reach a visually-engaged culture, specializing in creating resources for spiritual formation. Michael also has authored or co-authored over a dozen bestselling books including Own It, Die Young, God Guy, Devotions for the God Guy, Independence Day, and the 2010 Christian Book of the Year for Youth- B4UD8 (Before You Date.)
Michael has overseen over 40 successful retail book launches and runs the company's branding and creative efforts. His current project in development is House of Grace: Big Sinners Raising Little Sinners.
Michael’s background includes a degree in mass communication, hosting talk radio, coaching volleyball at the university level, working as a teacher/presenter at the largest Bible software company in the world, and stints as a marketing and creative strategist for some of the largest organizations and ministries around. An ordained minister, Michael is a skilled communicator and teacher, taking complex topics and breaking them down in an engaging and conversational style.
Hayley DiMarco - Founder/Content Creator
Hayley DiMarco is the bestselling author of more than thirty books, including God Girl, Devotions for the God Girl, Obsessed, Die Young and The Fruitful Wife, just to name a few. She spent the early part of her career working for a little shoe company called Nike in Portland, Oregon and a little book company called Thomas Nelson Publishers in Nashville, Tennessee.
In 2002 Hayley left Nelson and founded Hungry Planet, a company intensely focused on feeding the world’s appetite for truth by producing books and new media taking on issues of faith and life with a savvy approach to branding and packaging. Shortly after founding Hungry Planet, Hayley successfully completed a nationwide executive search for someone to "run the planet" so she could focus on writing. She describes her husband, Michael, as her most successful business acquisition!
Hayley has been a featured guest speaker for such large events as Women of Faith, Precept National Women's Convention, and MOPS Intl. Leadership Convention among others. She has also consulted on the creation and enhancement of some of the largest stadium events tuned to teens and young women in North America.