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New Agent Alert

Focused Artists welcomes our new team member, JACKIE KRUZIE, as an Associate Agent.

Jackie Kruzie earned a master’s degree in library science and advocated for literacy in both school and public libraries while cultivating her writing skills. She joined many writer’s groups participating in workshops and attending conferences and served as the regional advisor for her local chapter of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Here she connected with agents and editors prompting a desire to shift from libraries to publishing. She was an acquisitions editor for an Indie publisher before completing an internship with Olswanger Literary and joining the team at Focused Artists. 

Jackie is the author of The Lousy Layup, a graphic novel published by Capstone Publishing, and a contributing chapter in Serving Patrons with Disabilities published by The American Library Association. She is the creator of the P.A.S.S. Approach, an innovative step-by-step guide designed to help librarians, and others, communicate more effectively with those who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication devices. This approach was featured in American Libraries Magazine receiving national recognition and earning her an invitation to present at the American Library Association conference in 2023.

Jackie has taught numerous workshops on writing, literacy, and the value of open access to information at writing and library conferences nationwide. Jackie is open to queries for children and adult fiction across multiple genres. A comprehensive wish list can be found on Manuscript Wish List.

Jackie only accepts queries through Query Manager.


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