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

Right now, I’m an associate literary agent with Cyle Young Literary Elite, the publicity manager at Mountain Brook Ink and Mountain Brook Fire, 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 have around ten planned so far for 2020. I hope to see you there!

Also…YA author, did you say? Yes, indeed. With my wonderful co-author Hope Bolinger, my co-authored YA superhero chat fiction romance Dear Hero released September 28th! I also have a three-book contract for The Wraithwood Trilogy (book one releases June 15, 2021) and a contract for Dear Hero‘s sequel, Dear Henchman (April 2021).

For those of you who want to read about my (not-so-tragic) backstory, 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 over 150 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.


-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


  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?


    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.


    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,


  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


  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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