Literary Agent Jessica Kirkland Thinks Outside the Box

By Diana Savage, director of the Northwest Christian Writers Renewal conference

What is the issue or story you’re uniquely qualified to speak or write about?

When Jessica Kirkland meets writers for the first time, she asks them that question. It’s part of how she and her colleagues at the Blythe Daniel Agency help people make their publishing and marketing goals a reality.JessicaKirklandPinableJessica joined the agency in 2012 as Marketing and Literary Agent. She has a strong background in sales and is gifted at helping authors with book development. As a marketer, she thinks outside the box, and her experience as a business owner helps her to coach authors in branding themselves more effectively.

On Friday, May 15, at the 2015 Northwest Christian Writers Renewal, Jessica will meet with writers in group appointments. If you want to show her your work, please follow the guidelines concerning what she would like to see and what she’s not looking at right now.

The following day, March 16, Jessica will present two workshops:

The Squeeze1) The Squeeze – Writing Books and Making Lemonade from Sour Circumstances: Jessica will cover the life of a writer, the hard places, and how a writer’s personal life bleeds into his or her writing life. Topics include when to write, when not to write some hard things, spiritual warfare, and more.

Blog Appeal2) Blog Appeal: Jessica will explain how to attract publishing professionals to you and your blog and how she scouts nonfiction bloggers she’s interested in. She will also include a play-by-play description of how to get an agent.

Jessica speaks frequently at writers conferences on marketing, blogging, and the life of a writer. She also does blog critiques and author consulting for indie authors and hybrid authors (who publish independently as well as with traditional publishers). Jessica represents several finalists and winners from the American Christian Fiction Writers’ (ACFW) Genesis Contest.

She has a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications and a minor in Marketing from Sam Houston State University. She lives in Texas with her husband, Robb, and 7-year-old triplets.

To request an appointment to meet with Jessica, sign up today for the 2015 Northwest Christian Writers Renewal.


DianaSavageDiana Savage, a graduate of Northwest University and Bakke Graduate University, sold her first article when she was still in college, and she’s been writing ever since. Now the principal at Savage Creative Services, LLC, she also directs the Northwest Christian Writers Renewal conference. Her latest book is 52 Heart Lifters for Difficult Times.

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