Author-Agent Interview: Ann Rose of Prospect Agency

By Gayleen Rabakukk

Ann Rose is the author of two YA novels and an agent with the Prospect Agency, where she represents middle grade and young adult authors.

You’re a writer and an agent. How did you come to literature for young readers?

Years ago, my niece had asked me to read books with her. None of her friends were really readers and she wanted to have someone to chat with about what she had been reading.

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Guest Post: Mari Mancusi on A Once and Future Book

Mari Mancusi pulls the sword from the stone.

By Mari Mancusi

Fourteen years ago, when I began my publishing journey, I was under the assumption that if you wrote it (and it was good) it would sell.

Sell to a New York publisher. Be stocked at bookstores. Be discovered by readers. Happily ever after, the end.

And it certainly seemed that way when my tween YA time travel novel,

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Guest Post: Linda Joy Singleton on Reinventing & Rebuilding Your Writing Career

By Linda Joy Singleton

A few years ago, I thought my career was over.

Due to slow sales and a changing market, I’d lost both my publisher and agent—and I was devastated. Also, a science fiction/mystery YA that I’d been positive would sell when it went to acquisition meetings at major publishers had ultimately been rejected.

After over 35 published YA and middle grade books,

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Guest Post: Joy Preble on Being a Mid-Career, Mid-List Author

By Joy Preble

I took pause for a moment when my lovely friend and mentor, Cyn Leitich Smith, asked me to write about what it’s like to be at this stage in my career.

“You know,” she said. “You’ve got a foothold but you’re not a new voice or (yet) a grand dame.”

The truth is that she nailed it exactly.

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