Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Kelsey Ruoff of Gold Dust Literary

Kelsey Ruoff is a literary agent with Gold Dust Literary.

Having long been interested in the power of storytelling, I received a B.A. in English (in addition to completing an M.B.A.) and attended the Denver Publishing Institute in 2019. Since then, I have worked in higher education and marketing while also working with authors as a freelance editor to help them reach their writing potential and get their work in front of readers. In my free time, I enjoy playing volleyball, singing, writing, painting, running, jamming to music, and spending time with my Australian Cattle Dog.

She is seeking:

I accept mysteries, psychological thrillers, YA sci-fi, and the occasional non-fiction that is within the mental health and lifestyle realm.

Ultimately, I love a story with a twist – something that keeps me on my toes and can’t be predicted from the opening page. I especially enjoy a book that is written with unique format or perspectives; think The Silent Patient for mystery/thrillers.

I enjoy inspirational storylines, humor, and spectacular world building. Not every story has a happy ending, but a book that evokes the reader to learn something about themselves is certainly worthwhile.

In YA sci-fi, I am most interested in dystopian settings, but I am open to a world of imagination! The more creative and far-fetched, the better.

If you have something that is mind-blowing or heart-tugging (or both – even better!), I might just be the agent for you.

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