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

Publishing Behind the Scenes

What is it like working with a traditional publisher?

Social Media Tips

Writing Thoughts

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





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.

Media Kit


Michelle I. Mason is the author of Your Life Has Been Delayed and My Second Impression of You, both from Bloomsbury YA. 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, and matching dog and cat.

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Your Life Has Been Delayed

Artist: Rosemary Valero-O’Connell/ Designer: Danielle Ceccolini

ISBN-13: 9781547604081
Ages 12 and up
Young Adult Time Travel / Coming of Age / Romance / Friendship
Book Club Kit
Book summary sheet

Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Release Date: Sept. 7, 2021

My Second Impression of You

Artist: Jacqueline Li/ Designer: Jeanette Levy

ISBN 13: 9781547604128
Ages 12 and up
Young Adult / Romance / Contemporary / Friendship / Theater & Musicals / Computers & Digital Media
Book Club Kit
Book summary sheet

Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Release Date: Sept. 20, 2022

For rights inquiries or blurb requests, contact my agent, Elizabeth Bewley at Sterling Lord Literistic

For review copies, contact my publisher, Publicity Department, Bloomsbury YA

If you’re interested in inviting me to your school or conference, please get in touch via my contact page.