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Theresa Park and Celeste Fine are thrilled to announce the formation of a full-service literary agency, which combines the existing client list, resources and staff of Park Literary & Media with Fine’s notable roster of clients and agents.  The new entity, named PARK & FINE LITERARY AND MEDIA (“PFLM”), is behind more than a dozen #1 New York Times bestsellers and numerous blockbuster films, and has offices at 55 Broadway in New York City.  As co-founders and partners, Park and Fine will jointly run PFLM, overseeing its day-to-day operations as well as its strategic growth plans. 

See the announcement in Publishers Lunch today. 

PFLM uniquely marries a select list of bestselling adult and young adult fiction and nonfiction authors with fulltime sales, marketing, publicity, business affairs and international rights professionals.  The agency also boasts deep expertise and relationships in the worlds of film and television, including hands-on experience leveraging entertainment platforms to amplify book sales and literary brands.

In the fiction category, PFLM represents some of publishing’s biggest franchise authors, including Nicholas Sparks, Debbie Macomber, Emily Giffin, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Cecelia Ahern, Janice Y.K. Lee, and Soman Chainani.  In nonfiction, PFLM represents iconic names in health, business, and personal development, including Dave Asprey, Rocco DiSpirito, Hal Elrod, Geneen Roth, Mark Sisson, JJ Virgin, and Robb Wolf, along with bestselling authors in other commercial and serious nonfiction categories.  Some New York Times bestsellers include Nicholas Sparks’s THE NOTEBOOK, DEAR JOHN and most recently EVERY BREATH, Debbie Macomber’s ROSE HARBOR series and COTTAGE BY THE SEA; Emily Giffin’s FIRST COMES LOVE and ALL WE EVER WANTED; Cecelia Ahern’s P.S. I LOVE YOU, Soman Chainani’s SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL series; Dale Bredesen’s THE END OF ALZHEIMER’S; Ryder Carroll’s THE BULLET JOURNAL METHOD; Sara Gottfried’s THE HORMONE RESET DIET; Vishen Lakhiani’s THE CODE OF THE EXTRAORDINARY MIND; JoJo Siwa’s JOJO’S GUIDE TO THE SWEET LIFE; Izabella Wentz’s HASHIMOTO’S PROTOCOL; and Naomi Whittel’s GLOW15.

In addition to Theresa Park and Celeste Fine, agents include Abigail Koons (Executive Director, International Rights), John Maas (Executive Director, Editorial Development and Strategy), Sarah Passick (Executive Director, New Business and Relationships), Peter Knapp, Jaidree Braddix, and Anna Petkovich. PFLM’s senior service team is led by Andrea Mai (Executive Director, Publisher and Retail Relations), Alexandra Greene (Executive Director, Business Affairs and Creative Development), and Emily Sweet (Executive Director, Brand Development and Client Initiatives).  The agency emphasizes a 360-degree, team approach to clients’ career development, from early-stage idea formation through comprehensive retail, marketing, brand initiative and film and TV strategy, both domestically and abroad.

THERESA PARK began her career as an attorney at Cooley Godward in Silicon Valley.  She subsequently became a literary agent at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, where she worked for 11 years.  In 2005, she founded Park Literary & Media, a boutique literary agency with a strong emphasis on popular fiction.  She is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz and Harvard Law School.

CELESTE FINE has been agenting for 15 years, with a focus on platform-driven nonfiction.  She graduated, magna cum laude, from Harvard University and most recently was Vice President at Sterling Lord Literistic, where she worked for seven years.