Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Mary DeMuth of Books & Such Literary Management

Mary DeMuth is a literary agent with Books & Such Literary Management.

Mary is looking for:

  • Adult nonfiction Christian living titles, particularly those with a bent toward spiritual growth
  • Devotionals
  • Discipleship-oriented books
  • Accessible theological books (think N.T. Wright)
  • Books about the US church as well as the global church
  • Health-related topics
  • Mental health issues
  • Trauma-related recovery
  • Habit research
  • Design books
  • Leadership/business/productivity ideas.

She is not acquiring any fiction, YA, or children’s books.

Mary is also a podcaster of the popular Pray Every Day podcast, artist, speaker, and the author of 40+ books, including The Most Misunderstood Women of the Bible (Salem 2022). She lives in Texas with her husband and is the mom to three adult children. Find out more at marydemuth.com.

Mary can’t remember when she didn’t write. From journals to letters to poems, Mary wrote her way through life.

The most important thing you need to know about Mary is she loves Jesus. She writes, speaks, and podcasts about how he’s transformed and re-storied her life.

Before she was published, Mary set pretend deadlines for herself and met them early. She wrote millions of unpublished words, honing her craft and perfecting her voice. After a meeting with a published author who guarded publishing information like a state secret, Mary vowed that if she ever figured out how to get published, she would share it with any aspiring author. Since then, she’s been pouring into new and established authors through intensives, conference speaking, one on one coaching, and mastermind groups.

Mary has made every single mistake an author can make, but she’s also learned resiliency. She is unafraid to try new things. This is her superpower in helping you navigate the intricacies of the publishing and platform journey. She’s been there. She’s walked through rejection, success, deadlines, platform creation, web presence, content creation, and social media building. Since she’s been in the author trenches, she’s better equipped to understand your pathway toward publication and success.

To date, Mary has written more than 40 books—both nonfiction and fiction. She has spoken all over the world, helping writers hone their message, write powerfully, and get noticed. Her podcast, Pray Every Day, has surpassed two million downloads and has been listened to in more than 150 countries. In her spare time, she creates small scale art projects for her Etsy shop.

A former church planter in Southern France, Mary has a heart for the world. She is a mom to three adult children and the wife of Patrick for thirty-one years. They make their home in beautiful Rockwall, Texas.

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