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.

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