Carol Mann formed her own agency in 1977 after working as an editor for two years. She has overseen the careers of a diverse group of talented authors in the forty years since. Carol specializes in non-fiction (health/medical, religion, spirituality, self-help, parenting, current affairs, history, narrative non-fiction) while also taking on the occasional fiction writer. She has and continues to represent an eclectic group of clients that include in addition to those listed on our main page: Jermaine Dupri, Samantha Marshall, Drs. Brock and Fernette Eides, Lauren Winner, Israel Finkelstein and Neil Silberman, Morris Dees, and Roy Rowan.
Laura Yorke began her 25 year career at Simon & Schuster, where she worked as an editor at three different imprints before moving to Putnam. From there she co-founded the Golden Books Adult trade division then moved on to become the editor-at-large of Regan Books/HarperCollins. A native New Yorker, Laura graduated magna cum laude from Duke University. As a literary agent as well as freelance editor, her clients include: Henry S. Lodge M.D. and Chris Crowley, bestselling authors of the Younger Next Year books, George Vaillant M.D., Jane Alexander, Aneesh Chopra, Ping Fu, Willow Bay, Jimmy Soni, Judy Estrin, Oz Garcia, Alison Thompson, Richard Kirshenbaum, Eric Hollander, Marilyn Berger, and consumer rights activist Erin Brockovich.
Gareth Esersky held editorial positions at four trade publishing houses and worked as a book producer and consultant before joining the Carol Mann Agency in 1993. She represents nonfiction authors whose work falls into the following categories: health, nutrition, psychology, parenting, spirituality, Judaica, and literary and narrative nonfiction and memoir. She can be reached at gesersky(at)verizon(dot)net.
Myrsini Stephanides joined the team in September 2009. She is interested in non-fiction projects in the areas of pop culture, music, humor, popular science, narrative nonfiction, memoir, and cookbooks. She is also on the lookout for offbeat literary, graphic, and YA, New Adult and upmarket women’s fiction with a twist.
Joanne Wyckoff joined the Carol Mann Agency in 2011 after spending five years with Zachary Shuster Harmsworth. Before becoming an agent, Joanne was a Senior Editor at Ballantine, a division of Random House, and Executive Editor at Beacon Press. Among the authors she worked with as an editor are Michael Thompson, Ph.D., Judith Thurman, Mary Pipher, Karen Armstrong, Bruce Barcott, Louise DeSalvo, Sven Birkerts, Jonathan Kirsch, and Anne Lamott.
Tom Miller became an agent in 2014 after three decades at major book publishers, including editorial positions at Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Disney, and Putnam. He has acquired and edited several New York Times bestsellers, including The Paleo Diet and Under Fire. Tom is an expert in proposal development and positioning and focuses on these areas: narrative nonfiction, self-help/psychology, popular culture, body-mind-spirit, wellness, business, and literary fiction. His clients include the New York Times bestselling authors Dr. Fred Pescatore and Barbara Ann Kipfer, AARP, David Nour, Charles Casillo, Thomas Barta, Patrick Barwise, Thomas Jackson, and Dr. Nicholas Pace.