“Teens aren’t stupider versions of adults. They’re their own complex, multi-faceted people, they just don’t have the benefit of as much life experience… Successful YA writers have honest, authentic voices and they still have many vivid memories of their own young adulthood’s.”
Mary Kole is an agent with the Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Originally a writer, she decided to learn what it was like on the other side of publishing and worked for Chronicle Books and Andrea Brown. She quickly found it was her passion, and joined Andrea Brown as a full agent. Mary represents young adult and middle grade fiction as well as some picture books. She wishes to nurture careers and cares about sharing her knowledge with all writers with her award-winning blog: Kitdlit.com.