As of January 2021, Mary DeMuth began working as a literary agent for Books and Such Literary Management. She loves to coach authors on their journey of traditional publishing.
The journey toward this new role has been a lifetime in the making. Mary can’t remember when she didn’t write. From journals to letters to poems, Mary wrote her way through life.
The most important thing you need to know about her is she loves Jesus. She writes, speaks, and podcasts about how he’s transformed and re-storied her life.
Before she was published, Mary set pretend deadlines for herself and met them early. She wrote millions of unpublished words, honing her craft and perfecting her voice. After a meeting with a published author who guarded publishing information like a state secret, Mary vowed that if she ever figured out how to get published, she would share it with any aspiring author. Since then, she’s been pouring into new and established authors through intensives, conference speaking, one-on-one coaching, and mastermind groups.
Mary has made every single mistake an author can make, but she’s also learned resiliency. She is unafraid to try new things. This is her superpower in helping you navigate the intricacies of the publishing and platform journey. She’s been there. She’s walked through rejection, success, deadlines, platform creation, web presence, content creation, and social media building. Since she’s been in the author trenches, she’s better equipped to understand your pathway toward publication and success.
To date, Mary has written more than 40 books—both nonfiction and fiction. She has spoken all over the world, helping writers hone their message, write powerfully, and get noticed. Her podcast, Pray Every Day, has surpassed a million downloads and has been listened to in more than 150 countries. In her spare time, she creates small scale art projects for her Etsy shop.
A former church planter in Southern France, Mary has a heart for the world. She is a mom to three adult children and the wife of Patrick for thirty years. They make their home in beautiful Rockwall, Texas.
Mary is looking for adult nonfiction Christian living titles, particularly those with a bent toward spiritual growth, devotionals, discipleship, and the global church. She’s also interested in well-crafted upmarket fiction.
You can query her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to put Mary DeMuth in the subject line so she’ll receive it.
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