Mint Literary Agency

Cricket Carroll

Cricket Carroll has been with Mint Literary Agency since 2011 as the administrative assistant, and has just been promoted to junior agent. Secretly, she’s here to learn everything she can about the publishing world. A fledgling writer herself, Cricket recently won first place in the Creative Non-Fiction category of the Kootenay Literary Competition and is almost finished her AA in Creative Writing through Selkirk College.  Cricket also works part-time at a local bookstore, and when she’s not book slinging and manuscript reading, she’s building blanket-fort reading caves with her two year old daughter and Melmo the teddybear.

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.