Our Brain Trust

No matter what phase of a project, we work closely as a team to develop ideas and provide feedback to make sure the book is developing as powerfully and effectively as possible.

The visionaries we work with are often busy, and can sometimes need a collaborative writer to make the writing process more easeful, joyful, and successful. Our team includes writers that have been selected from the country’s best writing programs, and we have worked closely in cultivating and developing their skills as collaborative writers. Unlike most literary agencies, we also have an editorial director and developmental editor as full time team members to help shape our projects.

Ultimately, our goal is to deliver a book to the publisher that reaches its ideal expression and inspires readers around the world.

WHAT WE DO

  • Agenting
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Spontaneous dance parties
  • Changing the world

WHAT WE DON’T DO

  • Stop working after selling the book
  • Give up
  • Ask for receipts
  • Stick to one time zone
  • Wait for others to change the world

OUR SUPERPOWERS

  • Seeing the big idea
  • Starting the conversation
  • Radical collaboration
  • Influence for good
  • Turning ideas into action

THINGS WE LOVE

  • Our authors
  • Our collaborators
  • Our families & friends
  • Being Idea Architects
  • Contributing to a better world
Doug Abrams
DOUG ABRAMS
founder & ceo
Amanda Mikell
AMANDA MIKELL
director of finance and operations
Sarah Rainone
SARAH RAINONE
editorial director
Alyssa Knickerbocker
ALYSSA KNICKERBOCKER
director of writing
Jordan Jacks
JORDAN JACKS
staff collaborative writer
Jordan Jacks
WENONAH HOYE
staff collaborative writer
Kelly Miner
KELLY MINER
finance manager
Boo Prince
BOO PRINCE
media coach
Eric Rayman
ERIC RAYMAN
legal counsel
Sylvie Rabineau
SYLVIE RABINEAU
film agent
Susie Nicklin
ELIZABETH WACHTEL
film agent
Ruth Sheeroh Murega
RUTH SHEEROH MUREGA
transcriptionist
Camilla Ferrier
CAMILLA FERRIER
translation rights agent
Jemma McDonagh
JEMMA MCDONAGH
translation rights agent