Keely Boeving

Keely Boeving is an Agent with WordServe Literary. After receiving her B.A. in English from the University of Virginia, she went on to attend the Denver Publishing Institute and then began her career in New York working at Oxford University Press, where she acquired books for the trade history list. She moved back to Colorado in 2014 and began her own freelance editorial company before joining WordServe. She lives in Denver with her husband and their twins. You can find out more about her editorial work at www.keelyboeving.com.

Keely is looking for well-researched nonfiction books in the areas of health and wellness (physical, mental, and emotional), business, parenting and family life, social justice, and culture; as well as projects from diverse and under-represented voices. For the Christian market, she is seeking books in the areas of Christian living, spiritual transformation, devotion and worship, and women’s topics including motherhood, relationships and marriage, work-life balance, and calling. She is also seeking narrative nonfiction and memoir. In the children’s market, she represents middle grade, picture books, and the occasional YA novel; she loves contemporary stories that feature characters who are quirky and complex, and books that allow children to see themselves in the pages, perhaps for the first time. She is particularly interested in children’s books that wrestle with difficult topics such as mental health, disability, and grief and loss; strong STEM themes; and the natural world.

Some of the projects she has been privileged to represent include Jamie Sumner’s acclaimed middle grade novel Roll With It; Daniel Bowman’s memoir about neurodiversity and faith, On The Spectrum; Shannon Evan’s Rewilding Motherhood; and Taylor Schumann’s personal reflection on surviving a school shooting, When Thoughts and Prayers Aren’t Enough.

She is not looking for thrillers, sci-fi, fantasy, or romance.

Find her on twitter @KeelyBoeving.