About

I’ve been writing stories since before I started kindergarten. I love words.

Right now, I work with publisher Mountain Brook Ink and Mountain Brook Fire, and I’m an editor at Sherpa Editing Services, a YA author, and a freelance writer.

You might spot me at writer’s conferences around the country–or as the case may be right now, at virtual conferences. I hope to see you there!

Also…YA author, did you say? Yes, indeed. With my wonderful co-author Hope Bolinger, we wrote the YA superhero chat fiction romance Dear Hero, and the sequel, Dear Henchman, with Dear Hades coming in 2023. I also have a three-book contract for the YA contemporary fantasy series The Wraithwood Trilogy and a contract for the adult sweet romance series, Roseville Romances.

For those of you who want to read about my (not-so-tragic) backstory, I’m a former associate literary agent with Cyle Young Literary Elite. I graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Professional Writing from Taylor University. I was the online editor and a staff writer for The Echo News, the website and blog manager and a pub board member for Illuminate YA Publishing, an intern at Little Lamb Books and Hartline Literary Agency, and a research assistant at Zondervan Library. I won various awards and things for writing (which you can see under “awards” on the drop-down “Published” menu) and I have hundreds bylines in local and international publications.

When I’m not over-committing, I’m writing: novels, short stories, poetry, articles, book reviews, blog posts…

As you navigate around this site, you’ll find links to my blog with resources for both readers and writers, some publications, my editing services, and a way to contact me.

Hope you have fun, and I’d love to get to know you! You’ll notice I have links to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter over on the side. I’d love to connect with you there, especially if you like writing, too.

Cheers!

-Alyssa Roat

 

9 thoughts on “About

  1. Thanks a lot for this great insight.
    It’s of tremendous use. I pray for more wisdom and more strength as use continue to fulfill purpose.
    Thanks Alyssa

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  2. As a Christian, who wants to be a writer, can I still be saved and rewarded in Heaven even if I don’t write Christian novels?

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    1. Hi, Scott! I certainly hope so, or I’ll be in trouble! I think it’s all about glorifying God in whatever you do, whether it’s explicitly “Christian” or not.

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    2. I read your subject on Jeremiah, you won’t believe how much I am encouraged because of the situations at the this moment, it urged me to go on, what more can you do than to encourage a child of GOD, thank you and GOD bless you and give you your heart’s desires, Amen,
      Austin
      London

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  3. Thank you for your article on “Jeremiah”. He is one of my favorite prophets and it is one of my favorite books of the Bible. What an inspiration it was to me. I especially needed to read Jeremiah’s story the day it was published. The Blessings of the Lord be upon you as you continue as a young prolific writer. I too, look forward to reading more of your biblical work.
    Zipporah Denise McCoy
    Howard University, DC

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  4. Congrats on such amazing success! The world needs more people of faith to be in the media field. Hope you continue to succeed as the light from heaven Jesus be with you!

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