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


TREACHERY TIMES TWO by Robert McCaw was sold to Oceanview for publication in Fall 2021.

THE INVISIBLE PROMISE: A Field Guide to Modern Marketing by Harry Beckwith was sold to Matt Holt Books for publication in 2022.

THE NEW CITY: The Four Pillars of Our Sustainable Future by Dickson Despommier, Ph.D. was sold to Columbia University Press for publication in 2022.