Science Fiction Young Adult
How They Came to Us
As a reminder that any writer can land an agent, Scott simply emailed in his query letter. Literally, one of 150 NLA received that day. In three short weeks, though, he had several offers of representation and Kristin had to jump in and read in a hurry. This was not a hardship as she was hooked by the end of chapter one. A master of pacing, Kristin couldn’t stop reading and by the last page, she threw her hat in the agent ring. So delighted he signed with NLA!
Scott Reintgen (pronounced “rankin”) was always a back-row dreamer. As early as kindergarten, teachers noticed his tendency to stare out of classroom windows and disappear to more interesting elsewheres. In high school, he began laboring away on the opening chapter of his first fantasy novel. One of his favorite English teachers agreed to read the pages and the very next day she switched him (illegally) out of Spanish and into a Creative Writing class.
Scott spent most of college and graduate school investing in the world of literature. This eventually led to a career teaching English and Creative Writing in North Carolina. He strongly believes that every student who steps into his classroom has the right to see themselves, vibrant and victorious and on the page. It’s his hope to encourage a future full of diverse writers.
He currently lives in North Carolina with his wife and family.