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

Right now, I’m a literary agent for Cyle Young Literary Elite, the publicity manager at Mountain Brook Ink, an editor at Sherpa Editing Services, an agented author, and a freelance writer.

You might spot me at writer’s conferences around the country; this past year has seen me on staff at the North Carolina Christian Writer’s Conference, Rochester Writer’s Conference, and Kentucky Writer’s Day Workshop, as well as skulking about the Maranatha Christian Writer’s Conference as a writer myself. I hobnobbed at BEA in May and you’ll see me teaching at Realm Makers, the Taylor University Writer’s Conference, The Greater LA Writer’s Conference, and the Phoenix Writer’s Day Workshop to close out 2019. I hope to see you there!

For those of you who want to read about my (not-so-tragic) backstory, 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 over 100 bylines.

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, some publications, my editing services, and (coming soon) some of my lovely clients! (Working to keep all of those up to date.)

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.


-Alyssa Roat


3 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


  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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