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, a YA author, and a freelance writer.

You might spot me at writer’s conferences around the country; I have around ten planned so far for 2020. I hope to see you there!

Also…YA author, did you say? Yes, indeed. Thanks to my wonderful agent Hope Bolinger, I have a three-book contract for The Wraithwood Trilogy (book one releases Nov. 7, 2020) and a contract for Dear Hero (Jan. 30, 2021) with INtense Publications.

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 150 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 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


7 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. 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


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