Get to Know an Editor in Attendance: Mike Parker of Wordcrafts Press

Screen Shot 2018-11-23 at 6.18.51 PM.pngMike Parker is the publisher and acquiring editor for WordCrafts Press.

An award-winning freelance writer, actor, director, novelist, playwright & screenwriter, Mike earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible and Philosophy, served as an officer with the US Army Special Forces (Green Berets), and pursued a career as a stock broker during the great bull market of the 1980s before launching into the uncertain world of music, television, theatre, film and publishing. He previously served as managing editor for Grassroots Music Magazine and TrueTunes Magazine before founding WordCrafts Press and its sister companies, WordCrafts Theatrical Press and Rule 14 Pictures.

Mike is actively seeking adult, young adult, and middle grade fiction in the following genres:

• Contemporary
• Literary
• Historical
• Biblical
• Fantasy
• SciFi
• Paranormal
• Horror
• Sweet Romance
• Mystery/Thriller

Mike is actively seeking nonfiction titles in the following categories:

• Pop Culture
• Technology
• Sports
• Memoir
• History
• Inspirational
• Faith-Based

Mike is actively seeking stage plays in any genre, but is particularly interested in scripts offering strong roles for females.

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Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Kelly Peterson of Rees Literary

Screen Shot 2019-03-31 at 1.18.30 AM.pngKelly Peterson is a literary agent with Rees Literary.

Kelly is a West Chester University graduate with a B.S.Ed in English and Literature. She worked as a Junior Literary Agent for two years before moving to Rees Literary Agency, continuing to champion her authors and the manuscripts she loves.

Kelly seeks manuscripts in various genres within Middle Grade, Young Adult, and Adult age ranges. In Middle Grade, she loves fantasy, sci-fi, and contemporary that touches on tough issues for young readers. Her Young Adult preferences vary from contemporary to high fantasy, sci-fi (not the space kind) to paranormal (all the ghost stories, please!), and historical all the way back to rom-coms. Kelly is proud to continue to represent Adult manuscripts in romance, fantasy, and sci-fi.

She is very interested in representing authors with marginalized own voices stories, witty and unique characters, pirates, witches, and dark fantasies. Kelly is excited to be expanding her client list and finding new authors who have a strong story to tell.