Welcome, fellow writers!

Below are some highlights of what I’ve learned on this writing journey. If there are specific topics you’d like me to cover, please ask on my contact page, and I’ll do my best!

MG/YA Agents & Their Books

I maintain a list of agents who represent middle grade/young adult books, along with books they have represented—a great way to get a feel for their taste! MG/YA Agents & Their Books

If you write in a different genre or would like to make your own list, here’s how: How to Find Books Agents Represent

Researching Agents & Querying Strategy

Note: I signed with my agent in 2018.

What I Learned Querying

Each year, on the anniversary of sending my first round of queries, I posted about what I’d learned. I queried for just over seven years.

Writing Thoughts

From drafting (ugh!) to revising (yay!), here are some of my favorite tips and musings.




Media Kit


Michelle I. Mason is the author of Your Life Has Been Delayed, forthcoming from Bloomsbury in August 2021, as well as a second untitled young adult novel in 2022. Michelle spent ten years as a PR manager promoting everything from forklift rodeos to Hotel Olympics before deciding she’d rather focus on made-up stories. When she isn’t writing, she’s probably reading, watching too much TV, cross-stitching, baking amazing brownies, or playing the violin. Michelle lives in St. Louis with her husband, two kids, a dog, and two cats.

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