The prolific and accomplished James Webb has served as a Secretary of the Navy, as a United States Marine (decorated with two Purple Hearts), as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, and as a United States Senator from Virginia. Besides being a true American hero, he is also the critically acclaimed and best-selling author of such novels as The Emperor's General and Fields of Fire.
Alan Weisman is a pioneering professor, writer, and journalist whose now-classic work of nonfiction, The World Without Us, sold 350,000 copies in hardcover and millions in paperback worldwide. His most recent book, Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?, was awarded the 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the 2013 Paris Book Festival Prize for nonfiction, the 2014 Nautilus Gold Book Award, and was a finalist for the Orion Book Award and the Books for a Better Life Award.
After receiving degrees and high honors from Smith College and the University of Hong Kong, Lisa Genasci distinguished herself as a celebrated reporter at The Associated Press. In 2006, she established the ADM Capital Foundation, an innovative philanthropic fund that performs important work addressing some of Asia's most pressing environmental problems. She has raised millions of dollars through the ADM, and given that money to Asia's neediest and poorest. Her upcoming book chronicles, in writing at once brilliant and highly readable, the travels throughout which are the basis of her extraordinary work.
Amanda Hendrix is a planetary scientist known for her groundbreaking studies of solar systems bodies at ultraviolet wavelengths. She was granted the Lew Allen Award for Excellence in 2006, and is currently a senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute. She recently co-wrote Beyond Earth, a space exploration book appealing to academics and enthusiasts alike, with Charles Wohlforth.
Lauded as one of the great comedic writers of her generation, Sarah Dunn is best known for her work as the creator of the ABC TV series American Housewife and for her internationally bestselling novel, The Big Love. Her latest novel, The Arrangement, has won critical acclaim, including a "Time Picks" selection by Time Magazine, and placements on 10 bestseller lists.
A graduate of Brown University and Harvard Law School, Nancy Geary left behind a successful career in the legal profession to find equal success as a novelist. In addition to three highly acclaimed mystery novels, Misfortune, Redemption, and Regrets Only, she demonstrated her range with Being Mrs. Alcott, a thoughtful and powerful work of literary fiction.
Greg Sestero is an actor and writer who has become well known as the star of the cult film The Room. His first book, The Disaster Artist, is currently being adapted into a film and a Broadway musical, becoming an industry of its own with a booming fan base. A sequel to The Disaster Artist is forthcoming.
Author and translator Chinghua Tang was born in Shanghai, and received a degree in economics from the London School of Economics. After moving to the US, he became the first citizen of the People's Republic of China to earn an MBA from Harvard University. His latest book, The Ruler's Guide, is a critically acclaimed work of nonfiction that makes ancient Chinese wisdom applicable to the lives of modern readers.
We are proud to represent the estate of Olivia Goldsmith, the renowned author of many beloved comedic novels, including Fashionably Late and Wish Upon a Star. A Broadway-bound musical of First Wives Club, from which the famous 1996 film was also adopted, is currently in production in Chicago.
In addition to receiving a phD from the University of London, Cortney Dirks has, over the course of her multi-faceted career, won many awards for her work as a documentary film writer and producer. Her forthcoming debut novel, Aces and Eights, is a gripping and accomplished crime drama set in the Prohibition Era.
Janice Weber is a summa cum laude graduate of the Eastman School of Music. While maintaining an international career as concert pianist, including performances at the White House, Wigmore Hall, and Carnegie Hall, she has written eight wide-ranging books and three screenplays, including The Secret Life of Eva Hathaway, widely considered iconic chick-lit, and Frost the Fiddler, chosen as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times. School of Fortune was her first collaboration with Amanda Brown, creator of Legally Blonde.
Since graduating magna cum laude from Princeton University in 1986, Charles Wohlforth has written countless articles on science and the environment, politics and history, and travel that have appeared in major periodicals such as The New Republic, Outside, and Discover. He has written 10 prize-winning the books. His latest, Beyond Earth, co-written with Amanda Hendrix, tackles the subject of space colonization by humans in a riveting, urgent, and authentic manner.
A contributing writer for The Nation Magazine and Investigative Journalism Fellow at The Nation Institute, Ari Berman has written extensively about American politics, foreign policy, and the intersection of money and politics. His first book, Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics, was published to much acclaim. His latest work, the timely and insightful Give Us the Ballot, explores the history of voting rights in America, and has been met with exceptional sales and reviews.
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Lyn Di lorio has a PhD from Stanford and is currently a professor at CCNY. Her forthcoming female serial killer novel, THE SOUND OF FALLING DARKNESS, is at once a gut-clenching popular entertainment and an extraordinarily well-written novel, a portion of which has been shortlisted for the 2015 Faulkner-Wisdom-Novel-in-Progress Prize.
Jonathan Mingle has been immersed in the plight of the Himalayn village of Kumik and the science of black carbon for several years. Currently a Middlebury Fellow in Environmental Journalism, Mingle has written about environmental issues in such publications as The Boston Globe, Slate Magazine, and The New York Times. His nonfiction book Fire and Ice draws upon his journalistic skills to paint a vivid and moving picture of how Kumik serves as a particular tragic example of the effects of climate change worldwide.
The author of the world-renowned Dexter series and the creator of one of the most popular TV shows in history, Jeff Lindsay is beloved by readers and critics alike. His upcoming project, Bright Red Flowers, is a provocative story of a con-man that showcases Linday's mastery of suspense while also introducing a more nuanced, literary style.
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Michelle Paradise has received widespread acclaim for her talents as an actress and writer, both of which are on full display in Exes and Ohs, the television series she created, writes, and stars in. She is also the writer, producer, and star of the short film The Ten Rules: The Lesbian Survival Guide, which debuted in 2002 and went on to win multiple awards at various film festivals. The Nicholas Ellison Agency is proud to be representing her forthcoming series of children's books.
Mary McNamara is a television critic and senior culture editor for the Los Angeles Times. She is the recipient of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for cultural criticism, the first female TV critic to do so, and has published two thrilling mystery novels, Oscar Season and The Starlet. Her latest book is forthcoming.
John Madormo is a screenwriter, author, and college professor whose many honors and accomplishments include being named Grand Prize Winner in the 2009 Reno Film Festival Best Synopsis Contest and First Place winner for Best Family Film Synopsis at the 2010 Reno Film Festival for Best Synopsis Contest. The first book in his witty and exciting middle-grade mystery series is forthcoming.