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"Choosing to go with MLM has been one of the best decisions of my life. Literally. Yes, Sharlene and Clelia are brilliant, know all the right people, and are tenacious, but what really sets them apart are the personal relationships they form with their clients. In mak...

"MLM’s logline is 'Considerate Literary Management For The 21st Century'. Personally, I think it's a short-sell. This is the most indefatigable, no nonsense, two-fisted literary agency in the business today.. "

-Jeffrey Buckner Ford, River of No Return: Tennessee Ernie...

"Sharlene Martin is the perfect literary agent. Sharlene offered me crucial guidance and encouragement, while simultaneously pushing my project aggressively to those who count. When revisions were requested, Sharlene guided me through the process and wouldn't rest unti...

"I can't say enough about what Sharlene Martin has meant to me professionally and personally. In a little over two years Sharlene has been able to sell four of my books, exceeding all of my expectations and helping me to fulfill my dream of becoming a working author. N...

"I was a first time author without representation. Five days after signing with Sharlene she called to tell me she had received an offer from a top publisher! But Sharlene didn't stop there. She ended up receiving multiple offers and secured a major book deal through S...

"As a first-time author, I had little understanding of what to expect from a literary agent outside of the stereotypes one reads about or sees on television. Sharlene Martin turned out to be anything but that stereotype. She is remarkably helpful, returns calls and e-m...

"After several frustrating months, my co-author and I teamed-up with Sharlene Martin. It was such a relief to have Sharlene take over and guide us through the confusing publishing process. And most importantly, she sold our book!"

- Hilary Williams, author of Sign of Li...

"Sharlene did a wonderful job for me. She did the best job anyone could and figured out how to give me the chance to rebuild my life again with a positive outlook. Even though publishing is a business, this opportunity includes something more-- something much more valu...

"Above and beyond, why I chose Sharlene as an agent was for her fighting spirit-- she has assertively represented me in ways I couldn't do on my own." 

- Shasta Nelson, author of Friendships Don't Just Happen (Turner, January 2013)

 

"Sharlene has been a beacon of light for me from the first day I reached out to her. She believed in me when no one else did. She is always there to answer my questions and guiding me thru every step with full certainty. Sharlene has amazing judgment and wisdom. She is...

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