Our agents are professionals with industry insight into what needs to be done to take a book from idea to bookstore shelf. We perform a range of tasks, including offering editorial guidance, establishing contacts with editors and publishers, explaining the language of contracts and negotiating contract terms, and selling the rights to your work. We value our long term friendships with authors, editors and publishers, and we believe in the value of the books we shepherd through the publishing process.

  • Chip MacGregor – President

    When he was in first grade, Chip hurried home one day and announced to his mother, “When I grow up, I’m going to be a book guy!” He clearly could see the future —from high school literary magazine editor to writing bestselling books, from speaking at writing and publishing conferences to representing renowned writers, Chip MacGregor is a book guy.

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    Amanda Luedeke – Vice President

    Amanda Luedeke (LEE-duh-key) wrote her first book – a picture book entitled A Cat – when she was 5 years old. Though the scintillating masterpiece never made it to bookstore shelves, it solidified her dream to one day work in the book industry.

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  • Alina Mitchell – Agent

    Alina Mitchell discovered her love for books in elementary school when she realized it opened up a world full of adventure and wonder beyond her wildest dreams. The timeless gift of storytelling and the power that one book can have simply enamored her, and she always knew she would work in the book industry one day.

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  • Elisa Saphier – Agent

    When Elisa was home sick from school in third grade, her mom gave her two Nancy Drew books to read, and while she'd loved books before, now there was no looking back. She thought maybe she'd be a writer (and tried publishing some pretty bad poetry) but knew that no matter what, she wanted to be around books, words, and writing.

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  • Colleen Oefelein – Agent

    Colleen Oefelein (OH-fah-line) worked in the school library in 6th grade, where she fell in love with V.C. Andrews, calculated ex with Richard Feynman and adventured with The Baby-Sitters Club. Books changed her life, giving her the courage to excel as a tiny woman in engineering and in the U.S. Air Force, always with a book in her hand and a dream in her heart to help authors and put more life-changing books in the library.

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