Saguaro Books, LLC is a publishing company specializing in middle grade and young adult fiction by first time authors.The office of Saguaro Books, LLC is  located at 16845 E. Avenue of the Fountains, Ste. 325, Fountain Hills, Arizona, 85268.

We are dedicated to making reading fun.

All books published by Saguaro Books LLC are available at the following on-line sites:

iBooks  (Apple)

Barnes & Noble (Nook)






Amazon (Kindle)

Saguaro Books, LLC seeks middle grade and young adult fiction written by first time authors. Only work by first time authors will be considered for publication, with one exception. Subsequent editions of a formerly published work will be considered if the first edition is no longer available and if the publisher of the first edition is no longer in business. The author must be able to show that he/she has all rights to publish further editions of the title. This exception will be considered on a case by case basis, no precedent will be set.


We are a print-on-demand publisher. We are not a vanity press. We adhere to strict editorial and publishing standards. We utilize the newest publishing technology available.

Mary J. Nickum is the CEO/Editor-in-Chief of  Saguaro Books, LLC. Ms. Nickum earned a B.A. degree in English Education at Northland College, Ashland, Wisconsin, a Masters in Librarianship at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington and a Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies from Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. She is a member of the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI),the Association of Independent Authors (AIA) and Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA).

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Contact us at:

16845 E. Avenue of the Fountains, Ste. 325

Fountain Hills, AZ 85268



Please note:

No agents, please. We prefer to work directly with authors.