Hi There!

I'm Marisa Zeppieri, a lit agent with Strachan Literary, and a book coach for authors not ready to query an agent.

I work with people at all stages of the book publishing process. For those who have a good grip on the organization and writing process, I'm an agent. For everyone else, I'm a coach.

I've experienced the publishing world from both sides, and I know exactly how tricky it can be to navigate. My goal is to help my clients through the process step-by-step, no matter where they are when they come to me.

Whether you need someone to help you brainstorm and map your book, edit your query or proposal, or sell and negotiate on your behalf, I’d be honored to work with you.

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My Story

I have always been obsessed with the written word. To me, there is nothing better than curling up with a great book and a good cup of tea.

I also love to help people.

And so, after spending 12 years of my life as a journalist (which was amazing!), I decided to combine my two passions and step into the publishing world. After interning for a literary agency, and freelancing as an editor and ghostwriter for a NYC publishing house, I knew I had made the right choice.

As an author myself, and someone who has personally been through the entire traditional publishing process, it brings me great joy to help another writer who has a dream of getting his or her book out into the world! 

When I am not immersed in the publishing world, you can find me whisking up something new in my kitchen (and yes, taking pictures of it), playing the piano, road tripping with my husband, or relaxing with my rescue dog.