Client Comments

This book you are holding in your hands exists in the real world because my amazing agent, Eric Smith, liked a tweet in the virtual one. Eric, thank you for being a fierce advocate, for believing in my story, for DM’ing at all hours, and for breaking your mouse to like that tweet. I owe you a new one and so much more.Samira Ahmed, Bestselling Author of Love, Hate & Other Filters
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
My agent, Kurestin Armada, and my editor, Courtney Littler, for taking a chance, and who both showed me unending patience and constant support, and neither of whom complained even once about having to hold my hand through the most basic stuff imaginable.Rachel Hoffman, Author of Unf*ck Your Habitat
Agent/Slayer/Awesome Sauce: Eric Smith. You said “I love this” when I was about to say “I’m done.” Thanks for helping me learn how to celebrate the now. (Nena, I see you. Thanks for telling Eric to follow his dreams and supporting me while you’re at it.)Dave Connis, Author of The Temptation of Adam
To Curtis Russell at P.S. Literary Agency, thanks for being the most patient literary agent in the world. True story.Steve Patterson, Author of The Book of Letters I Didn't Know Where to Send
I don’t know where I would be were it not for my intrepid and incredible agent, Maria Vicente. There’s no one I’d rather take this journey with than you, my beautiful, Buffy-loving babe. You’re a saint for handling all my late-night texts and feelings and junk. Let’s do this again sometime.Sam Maggs, Author of Wonder Women
…I am indebted to Curtis Russell, Agent Extraordinaire. From the first, you understood and shared my vision for this book.Leslie Nagel, Bestselling Author of The Book Club Murders
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
Eric: Thanks for being the most supportive and funny agent a girl can ask for. You believed in my idea, championed me along the way, and answered way too many texts. Lindsey Smith, Author of Eat Your Feelings
A huge thank-you to my Super Agent Carly Watters for her guidance, patience, and collaborative nature.Karen Katchur, Author of The Sisters of Blue Mountain
To my literary agent, Carly Watters, thank you for getting me to the front of the line to write this and for your continuing career guidance in the world of publishing.Allison Day, Author of Purely Pumpkin
I’d like to extend a special thank-you to my book agent, Curtis Russell.Mark Cullen, Author of The New Canadian Garden
I’m very fortunate that my agent, Carly Watters, believed in the book’s concept, even when it took me a while to clearly conceptualize my intentions. Without her, this book would not have gotten published, and it’s to her credit that a nobody like myself can now claim to be an author. Although I’m still very ignorant about the publishing world, she’s taught me so much, and I’m very fortunate that she took a chance on me early in my career.Ross Benes, Author of Turned On
Thank you to my agent, Maria Vicente, and the entire team at P.S. Literary for being champions of my work and seeing this novel through every step of the process.Whitney Taylor, Author of Definitions of Indefinable Things
A million thanks to the remarkable Eric Smith, both for taking me on and for being the best agent an author could ever dream of having in her corner. Your enthusiasm for this book (all books, really) knows no bounds. Your kindness, humor, and infinite supply of happy tears helped sustain me through all those long, agonizing waits. To everyone at P.S. Literary, thanks for always having my back.Rebecca Phillips, Author of These Things I've Done
Thank you to Maria Vicente for seeing the seeds for a book in our science recaps and for being an all-around rockstar agent.Nina Nesseth and Casey Griffin, Authors of The Science of Orphan Black
…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
It’s been said countless times by countless authors, no one writes a book in a vacuum. In my case, with this book, I’ve had a team of dedicated professionals lending their expertise and opinions, starting with my agent, Curtis Russell…C. Hoyt Caldwell, Author of Savage Reckoning
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
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
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
As always, a huge hug to my agent, Curtis Russell. Dude, you never disappoint.Gail Vaz-Oxlade, Bestselling Co-Author of CEO of Everything
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