Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Tina P. Schwartz of The Purcell Agency

Tina P. Schwartz is a literary agent and founder of Purcell Agency.

She is seeking: middle grade, young adult, some Women’s Fiction (mostly book club), contemporary realistic fiction, romance, coming of age stories, #ownvoices, and LGBTQ​.

Tina admits to being a reluctant reader as a child. In fact, she says she is still very picky when it comes to choosing a book, and isn’t afraid to judge one (at first) by its cover!

Ask her kids, and they won’t believe you! They’ll tell you her nose is constantly in a book, or staring at her Kindle Fire, her iPad mini, or even reading mss on her phone! When not reading manuscripts, marketing website, social media, or industry blogs, you can find Schwartz on her laptop enjoying her own writing time. (She’s written 10 traditionally published books.)

Schwartz is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI).

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