About Me and Kidlit.com

Kidlit.com is an ongoing project for the passionate community of people who read and write children’s literature. My name is Mary Kole. I live in Brooklyn, am an associate agent at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency and write young adult and middle grade of my own. My favorite things about kidlit change almost every day.

Agency Bio

If you want to find out more about me as an agent, please check out my bio on the Andrea Brown Literary Agency website by clicking here.

Social Networking

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Interviews and Articles

An interview with Publishers Weekly Children’s Bookshelf about WriteOnCon.
An interview with Cynsations.
A profile in the Guide to Literary Agents.
An interview with the Guide to Literary Agents.
An interview with Alice Pope on the SCBWI blog.
Article about the Do the Write Thing for Nashville Auction in the SCBWI National Newsletter, July/August 2010. (Clicking on this link will open up a scan of the page.)
My page in Casey McCormick’s Agent Spotlight.
An interview on Carol Lynch Williams’ blog.
An article I was interviewed for about using technology references in YA for WOW Women on Writing.
An interview about revision posted on the NaNoWriMo blog.
An interview on SCBWI NJ Kathy Temean’s blog.
An interview I did with Editorial Department.
An interview on urban fantasy on The Spectacle blog.
An interview on MotherWrite.
An interview I did on Naomi Canale’s blog.
An interview on Robert Kent’s Middle Grade Ninja blog.
An interview on the YA Muses blog.

Contact Info

Feel free to drop me a line anytime. I’d love to hear your questions about writing, the agent search, query letters, publishing and more:


Site Policies and Disclosures

The most exciting reading you’ll do all day!

If you’re thinking of sending me books to read, check out my Review Policy. Per the FTC’s new disclosure law, I’ll also say that 100% of the books I review here, unless otherwise noted, come from publicists and the marketing departments of major publishing houses. They are either sent to me for free or I attain free copies at events like Book Expo America.

If you’re thinking I use examples from the literary agency, quote my agent colleagues, mine my editor friends for info or otherwise behave without discretion, check out my disclosure notice.

I’d like to add that I will never, ever use anything from a manuscript that I’m reading. Every example on this site is written entirely by me. The craft or revision issues I highlight might be inspired by something I’ve dealt with in someone’s manuscript, but I go to great lengths to disguise the source of my inspiration. Agency, editorial, client and writer confidentiality are my highest priorities!

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