Mary Kole was a literary agent at Andrea Brown Literary Agency and Movable Type Management for five years. She sold children’s book projects to all the major houses and has read tens of thousands of queries. Before that, she interned at Chronicle Books and earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of San Francisco. She has been writing craft and publishing articles at Kidlit.com since 2009, and published her reference book on crafting middle grade and young adult, WRITING IRRESISIBLE KIDLIT, in 2012. She lived in the heart of the publishing industry, Brooklyn, NY for three years, and now calls Minneapolis, MN home. Her favorite part of working in publishing has always been digging into manuscripts, and she offers freelance editorial and consulting services to aspiring writers. You can find out more about her on kidlit.com or marykole.com.