Literary Agent Mary Keeley

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Personal Bio:

Mary Keeley still remembers a particular book she read about Pocahontas when she was a young girl. Action-packed with danger, disappointments, heroism, and a love story, she discovered how much she had learned about trust, friendship, self-sacrifice, and history without even working at it. The value of a good book was firmly rooted.

She began her career in publishing at Tyndale House Publishers where she worked for eight years, first as a product manager, then as an administrator, and finally as an acquisitions editor for nonfiction. Having worked with Randy Alcorn, Joel Rosenberg, Chuck Colson, Josh McDowell, Gary Smalley, Dianne Matthews, and numerous others on multiple book projects, Mary has a thorough understanding of the entire publishing process.

Her fours years at Christianity Today International have extended her knowledge of the industry to the fast-track world of magazine publishing. There she also spearheaded an author relations initiative for the long list of contributing editors of Leadership journal.

Mary, a natural encourager, enjoys serving on the faculty of such writers conferences as CLASS. Fulfillment comes from helping authors develop their personal brand and refine their concepts. She constantly monitors trends to help clients understand and fashion their writing to be relevant and enriching for current markets.

Mary acquires Adult Fiction & Nonfiction books.