Mint Literary Agency

Sandra Tourangeau

Sandra Tourangeau

Sandra Tourangeau has recently joined Mint Literary Agency as the office manager​.​ ​She has been part of the publishing world for the past 5 years. Her background is in eBook conversion and digital publishing. She currently runs her own conversion business for print to eBook work. When she’s not glued to her computer she’s outside gardening and enjoying her hobby farm with her husband and two year old son.

Morty Mint

Morty Mint has been in the book industry for 50 years as of the day after Labour Day 2016, and has worked in England, Canada and the U.S.  He has headed up major book publishing companies, including Penguin Books in Canada and in the U.S. He has owned and operated a successful book distribution company, Mint Publishers Group, which developed the brands Guinness Book of Records and Ripley’s Believe It or Not into major bestsellers in North America and delivered both to the New York Times bestseller lists.  He is now devoting his considerable expertise and energies to building his literary agency. Morty is also a proactive member of the Nelson literary community, having been involved with the Kootenay Literary Competition and the Cultural Development Committee for the city of Nelson.

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Verna Relkoff

Verna Relkoff is an editor and teacher with 40 years experience in the writing field. She has a BFA in Creative writing and a M.ED with a specialization in the role of narrative in learning. She has successfully helped many writers move their work from rough draft to a publishable manuscript. Over the past two decades, Verna has been intricately involved with developing creative writing programs in the Kootenay region of B.C. She is currently a member of the Kootenay Literary Society, which is working to re-establish a creative writing and publishing program in Nelson.