Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Interview with Ann Behar from the 2012 Missouri Writers Guild Conference!

Today the Writers’ Lens, the Missouri Writers Guild, and St. Louis Writers Guild present literary agent Ann Behar!

The interview was recorded at the 2012 Missouri Writers Guild Conference. The session was streamed online during the conference and the questions came not only from the interviewers but also the people watching online.

Ann Behar is an agent with the Scovil Galen Ghosh Literary Agency.

Ann has always loved books, and in 2002 she joined SCG. She started by doing everything, reviewing and negotiating contracts to evaluating manuscripts, with heavy, constant contact with writers. After five years, she was asked to take over the firm’s growing list of juvenile writers.

She states: “I am looking for anything beautifully written, with strong, distinct voice and characters that come alive on the page. Ideally, a book should grab my attention from the very beginning and hold it there, and leave me thinking about it for a few days after I am finished.”

For more information Ann Behar or the Scovil Galen Ghosh Literary Agency please visit

The interview with Literary Agent Ann Behar recorded on Saturday, April 21, 2012.

Listen to the podcast here –

You can also read her pre-conference interview on the Missouri Writers Guild Conference Blog –

Unfortunately, we experienced a few technical snafus, and the video of the webchats did not survive. So only the people who were watching during the conference got to see the interview, but we that’s why we had multiple recordings.

The interviews were conducted by Brad R. Cook, T.W. Fendley, and David Alan Lucas II.

They were made possible by a collaboration between St. Louis Writers Guild, the Missouri Writers Guild, and The Writers’ Lens.

Many thanks to Tricia Sanders, the 2012 Conference Chair, and Deborah Marshall, President of Missouri Writers Guild in 2011-2012.

Thank you as well to all the speakers who participated.


  1. Great interview! Thanks Writers' Lens and Ann!

  2. But I'm waiting for Part Three...

    1. Part 3 is now up on The Writers' Lens Tumblr Page. Here is the link -