I’m a Literary Agent Now

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I am bursting with joy to share this exciting announcement today. It’s been in the works for a month . . . 

I am now officially a literary agent with Books and Such Literary Management alongside Janet Grant, Wendy Lawton, Barb Roose, Cynthia Ruchti, and Rachel Kent. Though I am a words girl, I have a hard time explaining how joyful I am about this move.

Almost the moment I learned anything about publishing—way back in the 1990s, I began to teach other, potential authors. I have shepherded writers toward publication even before I was published. It’s in my bones, this desire to coach and encourage. After writing 40+ books, building my own platform from scratch, making numerous mistakes, and fostering strong relationships in Christian publishing, I feel prepared and ready to walk into this new calling.

I will continue writing, podcasting, speaking, and creating art (so pray for me about balance). But my main job will be agenting authors. I’m looking forward to seeing new voices with good, strong theology out in the marketplace. 

You can find out more about the journey and what I’m looking for as an agent here: booksandsuch.com/our-agents/meet-mary-demuth/

I want to particularly thank my own mastermind group and my prayer team for helping me walk through this decision. And I’m grateful for my husband Patrick’s voice in this. He’s been an incredible cheerleader. My three now-adult kids have also cheered wildly! Thanks Sophie, Aidan and Julia for encouraging this dream.


  1. Ann C. Averill January 13, 2021 #

    Mary, I’m thrilled to hear of your new role as a literary agent. I first found you through your memoir, Thin Places, and was impressed with your transparency and your literary chops. I read Worth Living, while I was experiencing the depth of God’s grace in my life. I wrote you an email about a decade ago while I was writing a book about an epic failure in my life, and I was amazed that an author I considered accomplished and famous would answer me right away.

    There’s so much more to say about your influence on my life as a believer and an author, but I will sum it up by saying, CONGRATULATIONS, and I hope to submit my latest project to you soon.

    • Mary January 13, 2021 #

      Oh Ann, that is really great to hear. I want to be a generous author and agent.

  2. Talena Winters January 11, 2021 #

    Woot! Congrats, Mary! You’ll be so fantastic at this. 🙂

  3. DragonLady January 4, 2021 #

    How exciting! Congratulations!!

    • Mary January 4, 2021 #

      Thank you so much!

    • Brenda Rhodes January 5, 2021 #

      This is wonderful news! You are so talented in many ways , too many to list. I am blessed to have received your guidance and co-writing with my book Someone’s Son (which you came up with the perfect title). I will always continue to share my story in the form of my book. Thank you again!!
      I told you that you would be famous some day!!!
      Brenda Rhodes

      • Mary January 5, 2021 #

        Thank you, dear Brenda!

    • Luz Tuttle May 4, 2021 #

      Joyous to know you getting to the niche the Lord had built you up for. I joined your podcasts i believe almost from the start and I cannot say it enough it is His Holy Spirit each and every time speaking through you! A fresh source of spring water an oasis in the midst of parched and dry land, Mary your life -sufferings and all- have given me so much hope. Thanks to the Lord for your heeding His call. It has been beautiful to grow Pray Everyday to what it is today and to now see the ripple effect of making a writer the source of many other writers. May the Lord continue to bless you and bless us with MANY more years of you!

      • Mary May 4, 2021 #

        I’m humbled you’re listening to the podcast, and I’m so grateful it’s been encouraging to you.

  4. Dawn Stark January 4, 2021 #

    Congratulations! I’m looking for an agent, so I’ll check out your link above!
    Happy New Year!

    • Mary January 4, 2021 #


  5. Terri Kelley January 4, 2021 #

    Congratulations Mary! How exciting!!

    • Mary January 4, 2021 #

      Thanks Terri.

  6. Rebecca B. January 4, 2021 #

    Congrats Mary! You are a mentor/teacher by nature, always wanting to shepherd others and teach from the overflow of personal experience. You will be invaluable in this role!

    • Mary January 4, 2021 #

      Thank you so much, Rebecca!

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