Celeste Fine Founding Partner, CEO

Celeste advises dozens of New York Times bestselling authors, who sell millions of copies of their books in every language around the world. Clients include Janet Evanovich, Deb Harkness, Helen Hoang, Debbie Macomber, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Nicholas Sparks, Jennifer Weiner, and Hal Elrod, David Goggins, Sara Szal Gottfried, Andrew Huberman, William Li, Uma Naidoo, and JJ Virgin.

In addition to working closely with clients to develop their proposals and edit their manuscripts, Celeste is known for negotiating 7- and 8-figure deals. She and her team thoughtfully counsel on marketing and publicity campaigns, television, film, and theatrical adaptations, international rights deals, audio rights, speaking representation, endorsements, social media, book tours and events, and book clubs.  Her goal is to keep people paying attention to her authors and their books, year after year, while helping her clients enjoy ambitious and sustainable careers.

Celeste has a special interest in authors who have been writing books with some success and are ready to break out in exciting new directions; bestselling authors who are looking for more robust representation and/or want a fresh take on reaching readers; screenwriters who can write books; and scientists, researchers, and podcasters.  In fiction, she is currently seeking upmarket commercial fiction, suspense, and thriller stories that can crossover to television and film.  And in nonfiction, she is always looking for authors who want to change the world. Celeste is closed to queries through June 1, 2024.

Originally from California, Celeste graduated magna cum laude in Government from Harvard University, received certifications in international conflict resolution and mediation in The Hague, and serves on the Board of Education in Redding, CT.  She takes seriously her role as a member of her clients’ trusted inner circles.