The Formal Bio 

Literary Agent. Published Novelist.

Hope Bolinger is a literary agent at C.Y.L.E. and a graduate of Taylor University's professional writing program.


More than 900 of her works have been featured in various publications ranging from Writer's Digest to Keys for Kids to HOOKED to She writes about 250-300 articles a year.


She has worked for various publishing companies, magazines, newspapers, and literary agencies and has edited the work of authors such as Jerry B. Jenkins and Michelle Medlock Adams. Her column "Hope's Hacks," tips and tricks to avoid writer's block, reaches 6,000+ readers weekly in the Serious Writer newsletter.


Her modern-day Daniel, “Blaze,” (Illuminate YA) released in 2019, and the sequel “Den” released in 2020. The final installment Vision releases in August 2021. 

Her superhero romance she co-wrote with Alyssa Roat releases from INtense Publications in September 2020. Sequel Dear Henchman set to release in April 2021. 

Her favorite way to procrastinate is by connecting with readers on Instagram and Twitter @hopebolinger

The Informal Bio 


The Informal Bio 

Hi! My name is Hope, and I bet you probably can't come up with a Hope joke I haven't heard before. 

I am Leslie Knope and Ben Wyatt combined: the best combo of driven and nerdy. You'll find me accidentally editing entire books in a day or dressing up like Red Riding Hood in public for no reason. 

I started writing books at 16, because my best friend wrote them, and I wanted something to talk about other than Doctor Who.

After querying agents as a teen, I learned that this industry is tough and gets tougher by the day.

So I studied professional writing at Taylor University, became a literary agent a year before I graduated, got 40+ book deals for various clients, and got book deals for 4 of my own books (and was included in 2 others), all before I reached the age of 23. Now, the number is at 60+ and counting. 

When I'm not accidentally writing a book in 9 days, I love to participate in local theater, do modeling gigs, sing in choir, and ring handbells at my church (the snazziest instrument since the lyre). 

Please let me know how I can encourage you on your writing journey or pray for you on your spiritual walk. 

This industry is tough, but you're tougher. Keep writing. 

List of Traditionally Published Books 

List of Published Plays 

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