About Our Literary Agency...
Founded in 1991, our agency's purpose has remained steadfastto work creatively and honestly with writers to maximize the potential value of their book ideas and aspiring careers. We work primarily with non-fiction and historical fiction authors.
To achieve significant results for our clients, we work closely with them in shaping their ideas into appealing proposals and books. We work with many award-winning authors and leading content experts including: Matt May, Rick Brandon, Lynn Robinson, Jeff Thull, Jeanne Meister, Braden Kelley, Rod Pyle, Ardath Albee, Karen Martin, et. al. Our agency's services include:
||digital content coaching
||small press consulting
John Willig, President and Literary Agent
Celebrating 37 years working in publishing, John often says to friends that his career actually began as a Newsday paperboy growing up on Long Island, New York. He was fortunate to be raised in a family whose passions included books, basketball, and gatherings at the beach.
After graduating from Brown University, his first job was as a sales representative in academic publishing. He soon began work as a marketing manager and then editor
for HarperCollins. As his interests moved to trade publishing, he became an executive
editor at Prentice Hall for business books. While at P-Hall, John enjoyed working with such authors as Henry Mintzberg,
Philip Kotler and Jim Collins and acquired Mr.Collins' first book Beyond Entrepreneurship.
In 1991 he decided to become a literary agent to work more closely with writers. Throughout his career as an editor and agent, John has successfully negotiated over 700 publishing agreements.
John is a member of The Author's Guild and participates at industry events including Writer's Digest conferences and the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) conferences. John is the proud father of two sons, both of whom were All-Shore Academic All Stars and graduated with honors from their respective colleges.
Our Regional and Global Book Scouts and Clients
We work worldwide with a great group of publishing professionals. Our scouts and clients are now based across the U.S. and around the world. Our clients work in many countries including Japan, Singapore, Canada, Germany, U.K., and China.
Shane Bowlin, Administrative Director
Shane Bowlin, administrative director, provides support from her office in Gainesville, Florida. She has been assisting authors/small business owners virtually for over 12 years. Shane, a leader in the VA industry, has published articles and ebooks on a variety of topics, and has been interviewed for radio, print, and electronic media.
Sylvia Tooker, Web Manager
Based in Dallas, Texas, Sylvia Tooker provides virtual web design services to solo professionals, private practitioners, and small businesses nationwide. Having previously worked for small businesses in administrative and office management positions, designing websites for them is a natural fit for her detail-oriented skills and experience.