Name: Alana Tyson
What you Write: Picture Books
Agent: Tracy Marchini & Emily Forney
Why BookEnds? Their online presence and engagement with the literary community. They really are all about the best interest of the clients, and it shows in their actions.
What book do you wish you had written, and why? None, I’m working on creating my best stories now.
If you’re not reading or writing, what would we catch you doing? Discovering hiking trails in the bay area, singing karaoke, snorkeling in Mexico, and spending time with my two boys.
Where can readers find you on the web and social media? www.booksbyalana.com / Twitter & Instagram @alanatyson
What’s the last book you read? Red At the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson (absolutely phenomenal).
If money were no object, what would be your dream writing location? Caribbean seaside beach house, watching and listening to waves.
What’s your favorite quote about reading or writing? “There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
What’s your favorite piece of writing advice you’ve received? There’s no such thing as writer’s block. If you’re stuck, then you need to move on to the new idea!
What excites you most about joining the BookEnds family? Being in good company with authors who are promoted and supported.
What advice would you give to other authors in the query trenches? Don’t stop querying and keep a detailed account of all the queries for reference.