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New Agent Alert: Barb Roose of Books & Such Literary Management

New literary agent alerts (with this spotlight featuring Barb Roose of Books & Such Literary Management) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.

Barb Roose loves partnering with aspiring and established authors to achieve their publishing career goals. With experience as an award-winning pharmaceutical sales representative and executive leader in the megachurch environment, Barb embraces the challenges and opportunities that agenting in Christian publishing offers.

Barb Roose of Books and Such Agency

Barb Roose

(20 literary agents actively seeking writers and their writing.) 

As an author, Barb understands the tensions and triumphs embedded in the publishing process. Her heartbeat is helping others achieve their goals as well as increase representation and publishing opportunities for people of color. Barb represents both Christian adult fiction and Christian nonfiction with an emphasis on nonfiction.

Currently Seeking

In nonfiction, Roose is looking for:

  • Women's issues
  • Christian living issues
  • Devotionals
  • Race & culture
  • Memoirs
  • Narrative nonfiction
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In CBA adult fiction, Roose is looking for:

  • Women's
  • Romantic suspense
  • Suspense/thriller
  • Historical
  • Romance
  • Legal and family issues

How to Submit

Prospective writers writers should email one-page equivalent queries with a brief description of your project and vision for marketing your book to "representation @ booksandsuch.com" (removing the spaces).

Click here to view their full submission guidelines.

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