Hope Bolinger is a literary agent at C.Y.L.E. and a graduate of Taylor University’s professional writing program.
More than 500 of her works have been featured in various publications ranging from Writer’s Digest to Keys for Kids to HOOKED to Crosswalk.com. She has worked for various publishing companies, magazines, newspapers, and literary agencies and has edited the work of authors such as Jerry B. Jenkins and Michelle Medlock Adams. Her column “Hope’s Hacks,” tips and tricks to avoid writer’s block, reaches 6,000+ readers weekly in the Serious Writer newsletter. Her modern-day Daniel, “Blaze,” (Illuminate YA) released in June, and they contracted the sequel “Den” for July 2020. Her superhero romance “Dear Hero” was also contracted by INtense Publications (January, 2021). Find out more about her at hopebolinger.com
YA (especially speculative), MG (especially speculative), some Christian Living if there is a strong platform. I especially enjoy books that tackle relevant topics, but don’t do so in a preachy, didactic way. I’m also a big fan of neurodiversity and mental health topics in PB-YA
Will look at:
Romance, stage plays, picture books with STEM themes or nonfiction picture books (some social issue-based picture books is fine), some historical, SFF is ok (but I prefer it if it’s MG/YA)
Won’t look at:
Memoir (unless there is a very large platform), New Adult (YA crossover is fine), Erotica, Poetry, sweet/rhyming picture books (unless they are STEM, nonfiction, or social-issue based), most Christian fiction (unless it is able to be marketed to a General Audience.