KelseyKelsey currently works as an editorial assistant for Free Expressions Seminars and Literary Services based in Tampa. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Florida Southern College in 2012, where she earned a degree in print journalism while minoring in English.

Kelsey was Editor-in-Chief of her school newspaper, The Southern, and she was also a member of the Poet’s Society on campus. Her poetry and short stories have been published in her school’s literary journal, Cantilevers, and she won the award for Best Prose Submission in 2013. She also won the Judge’s Prize for the Creative Loafing Fiction Contest in 2013.

Before joining Free Expressions, Kelsey worked as a journalist for The West Orange Times and provided content for a digital media marketing company in Orlando. In addition to being an editorial assistant, Kelsey is also a successful freelance writer and editor.

Kelsey can be contacted at Kelseytressler@gmail.com.


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Samantha Bagood wanted to be a literary agent since she was in high school. So she was ecstatic to join Adams Literary in 2012, where she now works as an assistant. She brings her design, writing and editorial experience from years of freelancing, writing and book reviewing. She loves meeting people who share her passion for children’s literature and the children’s book industry, especially those who are just starting out like her.

Samantha graduated from Appalachian State University, where she earned a degree in English, with concentrations in creative writing and professional writing, and a minor in communications.

In her free time, she reads, writes and takes on occasional freelance design work. She also runs races with obstacles that tend to be much, much taller than her.