Workshop: Killer Queries
Mary Sue Seymour, nominated for American Christian Fiction Writers Agent of the Year, has been agenting for 20 years, and is listed as a top deal-maker for inspirational fiction on Publisher’s Marketplace. She has sold multi-book deals to Thomas Nelson, Zondervan, Harvest House, Bethany House, Cook, Harper One, Abingdon Press, B&H, Guideposts, and others. She travels the country and world presenting writing workshops, mentoring writers, and doing appointments with them. She has been a guest agent at The Women’s Fiction Festival in Matera, Italy, has attended the London Book Fair, and has traveled to almost every major American city for writing conferences—and she loved every minute of it. If you would like to see current sales, conference pictures, or recent covers of books she’s sold, please visit her website. Mary Sue and her co-agent, Nicole, are writing a book titled The Smart Guide to Getting Published, which will be released in 2013.
Mary Sue represents several best-selling Christian authors, such as New York Times best-selling author Shelley Shepard Gray, Mary Ellis, Amy Clipston, Vannetta Chapman, Ruth Reid, Don Reid of the Statler Brothers, and others. Her writers have won numerous publishing industry awards and have been the subject of articles and starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and other publications.
Mary Sue likes to keep busy since her sons, Matt and Luke, have grown up. She ran the Disney half-marathon this past January. She teaches art on cruise ships in exchange for a complimentary cruise for two (which has made her exceedingly popular with her friends!).
Mary Sue is looking for:
Amish, 1800s-set historicals, and any inspirational historical set prior to 1800, plus inspirational nonfiction and some Amish romance as well.
Mary Sue will review through the manuscript submissions program.