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2016 BRMCWC Agent of the Year Finalist


Cyle is a multiple-genre award-winning author. Winner of over twenty writing awards, he considers himself a “binge writer” and routinely scribes 30,000 words in a weekend. His book Belly Buttons and Broken Hearts released with Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas in 2013.

Cyle finds great joy in writing and loves to bounce between crafting epic high fantasy tales, helpful non-fiction parenting books, and getting lost in the melodic rhythm of children’s poetry. He serves as managing editor of, a website devoted to helping aspiring writers become published authors, and is also a monthly contributor to the parenting website,, and the writing website,

You can learn more about Cyle by visiting his website at


Jr. Agent

Author and Editor at Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas


Tessa Emily Hall writes inspirational yet authentic YA fiction to show teenagers they’re not alone in their struggles. The debut novel she wrote at 16-years-old, PURPLE MOON (Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas) was a Selah 2014 Finalist. Her second YA novel, UNWRITTEN MELODY, released with Clean Reads fall 2016. She’s the Founder of, a magazine that inspires teens to embrace their calling, and is a columnist for Broken But Priceless Magazine. Tessa also enjoys helping other writers achieve their dreams through her role as a Jr. Agent at Hartline Literary Agency.

When her fingers aren’t flying 116 WPM across the keyboard, Tessa can be found making healthy homemade lattes, speaking to teens, decorating her insulin pump, and acting in Christian films. She writes in a small town nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains and Southeastern coast. Her favorite way to procrastinate is by connecting with readers on her blog, mailing list, social media (@tessaemilyhall), and website:


Acquisitions Reader


Cherrilynn loves to promote writers. Her passion is to pray for and encourage her brothers and sisters in Christ. She is the Associate Editor at Almost an Author, an online site for aspiring writers. Two-time winner of Flash Fiction Weekly. Published in Amramp, More to Life (MTL), Christian Rep, Refresh, and other online magazines. Winner of the Writer to Writer Pub Board book contract for her first book, True Star Quality, Contributor to Breaking the Chains
Cherrilynn considers it an honor to speak and teach at ladies events. Cherrilynn served in the Navy and Air National Guard; earning the John Levitow Military leadership award. She teaches leadership to small groups and corporations. She lives with her fifteen-year-old autistic son, Michael, Jr., and husband of 18 years, Michael, Sr.
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Cherrilynn is represented by Cyle Young at Hartline Literary Agency.


Submissions Specialist


Patty is a homeschool mom and the director and Co-Founder of the Peace Bear Project, As a former elementary teacher, Patty has an affinity for board books and children's picture books. She and Cyle have been married for 15 years.