Client Comments

It has been a pleasure working with Curtis and his team. This man is a great negotiator. He is also extremely well respected in the industry. And he’s smart! I’m glad to have him on my side.Gail Vaz-Oxlade, Bestselling Author
To Carly Watters, my ever-supportive literary agent, whose notes and advice on my first three test stories were invaluable.Colin Mochrie, Author of Not Quite the Classics
To Maria Vicente, the best agent in the ‘verse, because you found me, made me into an author, and helped shape this book.Sam Maggs, Bestselling Author of The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy
Carly Watters and P.S. Literary Agency, for believing in my ideas through version 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, and beyond.Debby Carreau, Author of The Mentor Myth
I’d like to extend a special thank-you to my book agent, Curtis Russell.Mark Cullen, Author of The New Canadian Garden
My deepest and most heartfelt thanks to my agent, Curtis Russell, from P.S. Literary Agency, who believed in my project, nurtured and improved my book proposal, and got the deal done with Random House while helping a literary greenhorn like me go through the publishing process. None of this would have been possible without him; thanks also to B. D. Gyulai and Irene Merritt, who worked alongside Curtis at P.S. Literary Agency in getting the deal done.Matthew DiBiase, Author of Bench Bosses
…Carly Watters enthusiastically helped plan and organize the concept of the book and helped pave the way to find a publisher.Paulette Lambert, Author of The Wellness Kitchen
Every time I write a book I say thank you to my agent, Curtis Russell, and my editor, Kate Cassaday. Thank you is not enough. Without Curtis none of the books I’ve published in the last six years – crap, Curtis … them’s a lotta words! – would have been written. When Curtis first approached me about writing a book I was less than enthusiastic. Having had several bad experiences with other Canadian publishers, I was determined never to write another book. When he expressed interest in repping me, I was profane. He was not deterred. A kind and thoughtful man, Curtis is made of tough stuff. I didn’t scare him away (thank heavens), and from the very beginning he diligently negotiated some pretty sweet deals for me. And I LOVE that he thinks I’m funny.Gail Vaz-Oxlade, Bestselling Author of Money Talks
My literary agent, Carly Watters, is the number one reason I can now say I have two published books on bookshelves across North America. She was the one who spearheaded Anchorboy, and she was the one who encouraged me to get to work right away on a second book even if I was somewhat unsure about my ability to get the work done. Carly never stopped believing that I could finish another one, and along the way she offered wonderful advice and encouragement about the text. She’s not just an agent but a great friend in my life.Jay Onrait, Bestselling Author of Number Two
Working with Curtis and P.S. Literary Agency has been a wonderful experience. The fact that I’m a new author, Curtis took the time to take me through the steps, and put a killer proposal together. My first book is about to be published, and I look forward to a bright future. Much success to a great group!Tommy Europe, Author
To my fantastic agent, Carly Watters, who helped make this book what it is and has been an invaluable support to me throughout the process.Andrea Dunlop, Author of Losing the Light
I want to thank my agent, Carly Watters, for pulling me from the slush pile and taking a chance on me. Your belief and support overwhelm me. I couldn’t have asked for a better guide and advocate.Karen Katchur, Author of The Secrets of Lake Road
Once again I’d like to send Curtis Russell, my agent and provocateur, a huge hug for insisting that I start writing books again. Hey, dude, thanks for being so persistent.Gail Vaz-Oxlade, Bestselling Author of Never Too Late
To my literary agent, Carly Watters, who believed in this cookbook from the moment we started talking. Her knowledge, endurance, and publishing world savvy have been indispensable. Carly’s guidance and well-timed advice has helped me grow as both an author and businessperson.Allison Day, Author of Whole Bowls
I owe a special debt to Carly Watters, my literary agent, who had to persuade me that this was a worthwhile project.Larry Smith, Author of No Fears, No Excuses
As a new author, I have received tremendous help and advice from the P.S. Literary Agency in getting my manuscript polished and published. Thank you very much!Nattavudh (Nick) Powdthavee, Author
My agent, Curtis Russell of PS Literary Agency, gave me invaluable feedback on my early drafts.Liz Bugg, Author of Yellow Vengeance
Carly, you have been amazing through this entire process, and I am forever grateful.Jay Onrait, Bestselling Author of Anchorboy
Carly Watters, for your tireless support, gentle pushes, and thoughtful edit notes that always make me see my manuscript in a whole new way. Your hard work and determination helped¬†get me to this point, and I’m so grateful to you.Rebecca Phillips, Author of Any Other Girl
To Curtis Russell, Nick Garrison, Kate Cassaday and the HarperCollins team, thank you for feelin’ my vision and shaping an amazing book.Tommy Europe, Author of The 10-Pound Shred
Curtis Russell, agent extraordinaire, persisted and convinced me this was the right time to do a new book, and then found me a great publisher with which to work.Gail Vaz-Oxlade,, Bestselling Author of Debt-Free Forever
My literary agent, Curtis Russell, has been an unfailing provider of support throughout the completion of this book, and I’d like to thank him personally for constantly reminding me that I really have an interesting story to tell.Nattavudh (Nick) Powdthavee, Author of The Happiness Equation
The entire Stats Canada team would like to thank Carly Watters, Justin Stoller, everybody at Penguin who helped turn this book into something coherent…@Stats_Canada, Authors of Stats Canada: Satire on a National Scale
…I would like to thank Curtis Russell, P.S. Literary Agency and Rowman & Littlefield for believing in this book and shaping the final project into a fantastic representation of baseball history. A great baseball fan himself, Curtis and his staff are the reason these stories are able to be shared with the fans who read this book.Rocco Constantino, Author of 50 Moments that Defined Major League Baseball
I would also like to thank Curtis Russell at P.S., who championed this project tirelessly.Thomas N. Tunstall, Author of Outsourcing and Management