About the Agency

Mel Parker is a literary agent with a long track record of helping authors succeed. After nearly 40 years as an editor and publisher, working with bestselling authors like Tom Clancy, James Patterson, Nelson DeMille, Scott Turow and Dean Koontz, Mel brings a wealth of experience to the task of representing authors and helping them navigate the publishing world.

“Mel’s smarts, his sense of what makes a great story, and his ability to get books across to the public make him an invaluable publishing professional.”

—James Patterson

News from Mel Parker Books


STRIVING FOR JUSTICE: A Memoir of a Black Sheriff in the Deep South by Nat Glover was published by Frederick Douglass Books in August 2023. Audio rights to Recorded Books.

THE NEW CITY: The Four Pillars of Our Sustainable Future by Dickson Despommier, Ph.D., was published by Columbia University Press in October 2023.

A CALL TO FARMS: Reconnecting to Nature, Food, and Community in a Modern World by Jennifer Grayson was published by Countryman Press/W.W. Norton in July 2024.