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Kevan Lyon is a founding partner of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. With over 20 years in the publishing business, including over 8 years as a literary agent and 17+ years on the wholesale, retail and distribution side of the business, Kevan brings an informed and unique perspective to her work with clients. Her background on the buying and retail side of publishing affords her helpful insight into what types of books will sell and how to market them. Kevan holds an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.
Kevan handles women’s fiction, with an emphasis on commercial women’s fiction, young adult fiction and all genres of romance. Kevan works with her authors to help them realize their dreams of being published and to build a long term career as a writer. The Marsal Lyon Literary Agency strives to partner with their clients on all phases of the publishing path. Authors on Kevan’s list span a broad range of genres in women’s fiction including historical fiction, mystery, literary, commercial fiction and all genres of romance. She loves to be surprised by a unique plot or characters and is always looking for a new, fresh voice or approach. A few of Kevan’s recent and soon to be published books include SCORCHED by USA Today Bestselling author Laura Griffin (Pocket Books); PUSHING THE LIMITS by Katie McGarry (Harlequin Teen); LIFE’S A WITCH by Brittany Geragotelis (Simon & Schuster); BEACH COLORS by Shelley Noble (Morrow); THE CHIEFTAIN by Margaret Mallory (Grand Central Publishing) and HEMINGWAY’S GIRL by Erika Robuck (NAL).
She is also interested in non-fiction, representing authors in the areas of current events, narrative, memoir, environment, parenting and pets/animals. With non-fiction projects she looks for topics that she is passionate about or that speak to issues of particular concern to women and families.
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