Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Julie Gwinn of The Seymour Agency

Julie Gwinn is a literary agent and vice president of The Seymour Agency.

Julie has a background in editorial, launching the Pure Enjoyment line at B&H Publishing Group where she served as Fiction Publisher and was awarded Editor of the Year and Agent of the Year finalist by the American Christian Fiction Writers.

Julie also has more than 25 years of public relations and marketing experience and has worked in marketing for several Nashville nonprofit organizations, including the Tennessee Association for the Education of Young Children, the Nashville Area Red Cross, and the YWCA. She puts that marketing expertise to use in working with her authors.

She represents romance, mystery/true crime, historical and speculative/fantasy novels. In nonfiction she is looking for self-help, lifestyle, motivational and sports related books.

Julie is actively looking for diverse voices in both fiction and nonfiction.

Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Stephanie Cardel of Lighthouse Literary

Stephanie Cardel is a literary agent with Lighthouse Literary.

Lighthouse Literary represents picture books, middle grade, and young adult fiction and nonfiction, as well as adult fiction and nonfiction trade (topical/professional/inspirational) for both the Christian and secular markets. We do not represent picture artists.

Founder Stephanie Cardel has a B.S. in Psychology from Middle Tennessee State with minors in English and Social Work. She owned a dance studio for ten years then left the dance world to homeschool her three children K-12. During those years, she also worked at homeschool tutorials teaching Psychology, World Literature, P.E., Health and Art.

She and her husband run a log home maintenance business and in her spare time she writes MG and YA fiction. She had the privilege to work on four film crews (as P.A., Script Supervisor, and Continuity Supervisor) with writer, director, and actress Brittany Goodwin and even had a small part in two of those films, and was an extra in one.

She interned for a year, then worked as a literary agent at Golden Wheat Literary for two years. Her entrepreneurial spirit led her to launch Lighthouse Literary where she considers it an honor to help writers realize their dreams of becoming published.