Mary Cummings, Agent and Founder


Backstory to books

Inspiration and tips

Recent and forthcoming titles


Conferences and workshops


Sample Workshop Topic

I've always enjoyed nurturing writers and writer/illustrators, working with them to bring out the very best in their work. From time to time I teach workshops and do pitch sessions or critiques, either virtual or in-person. I'm happy to consider invitations to conferences and workshops (email me at References available from SCBWI branches and others with whom I've worked. 

Here are a few topics that may be a fit for your members and attendees:

Strategies for “Selling” your Work to an Agent

The Next Big Step: Reaching Out to Agents

Creativity: Lovely, Elusive, Essential and Joyous

Is it "Working"? - Analyzing your Picture Book Manuscript