Rob Weisbach Creative Management

Rob Weisbach Creative Management Rob Weisbach Creative Management is a cross-training development company, one that provides development, representation, and strategic career management for writers and artists in all media. www.robweisbach.com

Rob Weisbach Creative Management brings shape and focus to artists' work, represents them aggressively across all formats, trains them for media, pursues national exposure on their behalf, and builds an overall strategic plan for a sustained creative life in the arts. In addition to providing comprehensive career management for its primary clients, Rob Weisbach Creative Management also offers customized services for artists who are otherwise represented, from editorial consultation and media training, to individualized marketing and publication plans. Over the course of his twenty-year career in entertainment Rob Weisbach has developed and published a diverse list of high-caliber talent including New York Times bestselling authors Jon Stewart, Brad Meltzer, Jerry Seinfeld, Whoopi Goldberg, Ellen DeGeneres, Paul Reiser, A.J. Jacobs, Bob Schieffer, Anthony Rapp, and Kathy Freston; US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky and Pulitzer Prize-winner Lucinda Franks; literary stars A.M. Homes, Bruce Wagner, and Elissa Schappell; filmmakers Tim Burton and Ethan Coen; rights advocates Karenna Gore Schiff and Evan Wolfson; photographer Chester Higgins, Jr., painter and nature writer James Prosek, and chef Padma Lakshmi. In 2008, Weisbach represented his first project as agent, the literary survival memoir Crazy for the Storm by Norman Ollestad, selling world rights to HarperCollins's Ecco imprint. Ollestad's extraordinary book became a New York Times bestseller, has been sold around the world, was chosen by Starbucks as their summer selection and by Amazon as one of the Ten Best Books of 2009, and was optioned by Warner Brothers for film.

Sally Hepworth's compulsively page-turning new novel THE MOTHER IN LAW is out today... A Goodreads most anticipated book...
04/23/2019
The Mother-in-Law: A Novel

Sally Hepworth's compulsively page-turning new novel THE MOTHER IN LAW is out today... A Goodreads most anticipated book of the year, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, an Entertainment Weekly MUST LIST selection, an Oprah Magazine Best Beach book... And all for good reason: it's both a satisfying thriller and a deeper examination of a complex relationship, proving there are more than two sides to every story.

A twisty, compelling new novel about one woman's complicated relationship with her mother-in-law that ends in death... From the moment Lucy met her husband’s mother, she knew she wasn’t the wife Diana had envisioned for her perfect son. Exquisitely polite, friendly, and always generous, Diana no...

Riding a wave of early accolades from the likes of Entertainment Weekly's MUST list, O The Oprah Magazine, and NYT bests...
04/02/2019
The Editor

Riding a wave of early accolades from the likes of Entertainment Weekly's MUST list, O The Oprah Magazine, and NYT bestselling author Taylor Jenkins Reid, STEVEN ROWLEY's brilliantly funny, deeply moving new novel THE EDITOR arrives in bookstores today. A gem.

From the bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus comes a novel about a struggling writer who gets his big break, with a little help from the most famous woman in America.After years of trying to make it as a writer in 1990s New York City, James Smale finally sells his novel to an editor at a m...

"Solid writing preserves the natural rising suspense and astonishing details of this rescue." Starred review of RISING W...
03/21/2019
RISING WATER by Marc Aronson | Kirkus Reviews

"Solid writing preserves the natural rising suspense and astonishing details of this rescue." Starred review of RISING WATER by Marc Aronson from Kirkus Reviews

Aronson sheds light on the intricate rescue of 12 soccer players and their coach who were stranded in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Thailand in June 2018.

Four starred pre-publication reviews is uncommon, but just another day at the office for Padma Venkatraman, who's once a...
02/07/2019
The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

Four starred pre-publication reviews is uncommon, but just another day at the office for Padma Venkatraman, who's once again generating raves--this time for her new middle grade novel THE BRIDGE HOME. Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, and School Library Journal feature it as "a blisteringly beautiful book," "exquisitely narrated," "absorbing," and "stellar."

"Readers will be captivated by this beautifully written novel about young people who must use their instincts and grit to survive. Padma shares with us an unflinching peek into the reality millions of...

Booklist gives Sally Hepworth's compulsively readable new page-turner THE MOTHER-IN-LAW a well- deserved STARRED rave, d...
02/07/2019
The Mother-in-Law: A Novel

Booklist gives Sally Hepworth's compulsively readable new page-turner THE MOTHER-IN-LAW a well- deserved STARRED rave, declaring it “Masterful... a winner for fans of Liane Moriarty and Megan Abbott."

A twisty, compelling new novel about one woman's complicated relationship with her mother-in-law that ends in death... From the moment Lucy met her...

Publishers Weekly's *starred* review for Steven Rowley's new novel THE EDITOR calls it "poignant...a winning dissection ...
02/06/2019
Fiction Book Review: The Editor by Steven Rowley. Putnam, $27 (320p) ISBN 978-0-525-53796-0

Publishers Weekly's *starred* review for Steven Rowley's new novel THE EDITOR calls it "poignant...a winning dissection of family, forgiveness, and fame." This unforgettable read comes in April from Putnam Penguin.

Rowley follows his debut, Lily and the Octopus, with a poignant tale of a new author’s breakout hit in the early 1990s under the guidance of one of publishing’s most high-profile editors, Jac

The New York Times's Brazil bureau chief Ernesto Londoño reviews Chris Feliciano Arnold's THE THIRD BANK OF THE RIVER f...
08/20/2018
A Writer’s Trip Into the Amazon Reveals Brazil and Himself

The New York Times's Brazil bureau chief Ernesto Londoño reviews Chris Feliciano Arnold's THE THIRD BANK OF THE RIVER for The New York Times Books, calling it "A searing look at the toll violence is taking on residents of the Amazon...." and "a valuable addition to contemporary reportage out of Brazil..." cc: Picador USA

Chris Feliciano Arnold’s “The Third Bank of the River” is a reported and personal look at the problems plaguing the Amazon and its people.

Author Chris Feliciano Arnold speaks with National Geographic about THE THIRD BANK OF THE RIVER, "a dystopia of drug-dea...
07/23/2018
Surprising Journey Reveals Dark Side of the Amazon

Author Chris Feliciano Arnold speaks with National Geographic about THE THIRD BANK OF THE RIVER, "a dystopia of drug-dealing, illegal logging, violence, and corruption." cc: Picador USA

A quest to find his birth parents led Chris Feliciano Arnold on an eye-opening exploration of the Amazon rain forest’s underbelly.

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07/20/2018
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Entertainment Weekly announces that our own Marc Aronson will be writing a book about the Thai cave rescue, slated for publication in March 2019!

For The Millions, author Chris Feliciano Arnold writes: "How can a writer rebuild a world that has been erased by coloni...
06/23/2018
Rivers and Mirrors: World-Building in Nonfiction - The Millions

For The Millions, author Chris Feliciano Arnold writes: "How can a writer rebuild a world that has been erased by colonists, that has been built on the bodies of the oppressed...What right does an outsider have to even try telling a different story? Though I was born in Brazil, the country will always be foreign to me, and I will always be a foreigner on its streets and rivers." THE THIRD BANK OF THE RIVER is out now from Picador USA.

It is a story of conquest in which this forest was discovered by Europeans who could only untap its utopian potential with guns, germs and steel.

An intelligent review in the San Francisco Chronicle​ that heaps praise on Chris Feliciano Arnold's epic and timely ne...
06/22/2018
‘The Third Bank of the River,’ by Chris Feliciano Arnold

An intelligent review in the San Francisco Chronicle​ that heaps praise on Chris Feliciano Arnold's epic and timely new work of non-fiction: "Arnold has crafted a thrilling page-turner while delving into topics that often bypass Brazil’s mainstream media…THE THIRD BANK OF THE RIVER ultimately stands out as an important book for Americans looking to better understand the glorious and troubled nation to their south — in all its complexity." cc: Picador USA

If Brazil is not for beginners, as the Brazilian composer Tom Jobim once said, then the Amazon is definitely only for the truly experienced. When Chris Feliciano Arnold first ventured as a traveler into his country of birth and into the region that is at the heart of his first book, he was a beginne...

"It was high noon on July 18, 2014 when our 767 touched down at Eduardo Gomes International, the godfather of all jungle...
06/07/2018
A selection of first sentences from new books, June 10

"It was high noon on July 18, 2014 when our 767 touched down at Eduardo Gomes International, the godfather of all jungle airstrips, cut dead center in the Amazon, and waypoint to a city of 2 million people." From THE THIRD BANK OF THE RIVER: Power and Survival in the Twenty-First-Century Amazon” by Chris Feliciano Arnold cc: Picador USA

Let's start with cats. "Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now," by Jaron Lanier It was high noon on July 18, 2014 when our 767 touched down at Eduardo Gomes International, the godfather of all jungle airstrips, cut dead center in the Amazon, and waypoint to a city of 2 mill...

THE THIRD BANK OF THE RIVER named among this month's best new true crime books on CrimeReads: "When Chris Feliciano Arno...
06/06/2018
10 Essential True Crime Books for June 2018 - New Books to Feed Your True Crime Addiction

THE THIRD BANK OF THE RIVER named among this month's best new true crime books on CrimeReads: "When Chris Feliciano Arnold traveled to Brazil for the World Cup, he refused to end his travels in the air conditioned tourist bubble of the festivities, and embarked instead on in-depth research of the legal and illicit economics of the Amazon River Basin, looking at smugglers, developers, prisoners, and other denizens of the rainforest." cc: Picador USA

These are boom days for writers and readers looking for thoughtful, hard-hitting stories about real-life crime. Whether you’re in the mood for historical studies, a high-octane page-turner, a brood…

Sally Hepworth
06/04/2018
Sally Hepworth

Sally Hepworth

“Big Little Lies fans, this one’s for you.”
Thank you Harper’s Bazaar for including The Family Next Door in your 15 Best Beach Reads of 2018. So many wonderful books on this list!

At oprah.com, Neal Thompson offers a glimpse into his very real, deeply moving new memoir of fatherhood KICKFLIP BOYS.
05/17/2018
How to Raise a Carefree Kid, Even If You're Terrified

At oprah.com, Neal Thompson offers a glimpse into his very real, deeply moving new memoir of fatherhood KICKFLIP BOYS.

The author of 'Kickflip Boys' explains his struggle with fear and self-control after his 6-year-old son's accident.

An important piece in The New York Times Opinion Section written by Chris Feliciano Arnold, author of the forthcoming TH...
05/08/2018
Opinion | Stop Enslavement of Venezuelan Refugees in Brazil

An important piece in The New York Times Opinion Section written by Chris Feliciano Arnold, author of the forthcoming THE THIRD BANK OF THE RIVER: Power and Survival in the Twenty-First-Century Amazon. cc: Picador USA

Labor rights of immigrants are not high on this year’s electoral agenda, yet voters can be receptive to leaders willing to bring criminals to justice.

"A saddening, maddening story that draws much-needed attention to crime without punishment in a remote—but not invisib...
04/12/2018
THE THIRD BANK OF THE RIVER by Chris Feliciano Arnold | Kirkus Reviews

"A saddening, maddening story that draws much-needed attention to crime without punishment in a remote—but not invisible—part of the world." The pre-pub praise keeps coming for Chris Feliciano Arnold's THE THIRD BANK OF THE RIVER: Power and Survival in the Twenty-First-Century Amazon. cc: Picador USA

Journalistic account of the rush to develop the Amazon rainforest and its cost in human lives.

“These are the stories we need to read right now...” From the THE WEEK, a thoughtful and lovely essay on the power o...
04/06/2018
I read a bunch of young adult novels. Suddenly, our future seems hopeful.

“These are the stories we need to read right now...” From the THE WEEK, a thoughtful and lovely essay on the power of YA novels, revisiting old favorites and discovering some emotionally resonant titles published recently, including Ava Dellaira’s IN SEARCH OF US:

These are the stories we need to read right now

Terrific first review for Chris Feliciano Arnold's THE THIRD BANK OF THE RIVER in Publishers Weekly: "[A] well-crafted d...
04/03/2018
Nonfiction Book Review: The Third Bank of the River: Power and Survival in the Twenty-First-Century Amazon by Chris Feliciano Arnold. Picador, $28 (352p) ISBN 978-1-250-09894-8

Terrific first review for Chris Feliciano Arnold's THE THIRD BANK OF THE RIVER in Publishers Weekly: "[A] well-crafted debut…Arnold handles all of the narrative strands expertly and shows a keen eye for detail….The reader leaves with a newfound understanding of the diversity, complexity, and corruption to be found in the modern Amazon.” Coming this June from Picador USA.

Arnold draws on his extensive reporting in the Brazilian Amazon and joins it with history, memoir, and travel writing in this well-crafted debut. The book starts with Arnold’s recollection of covering

In PARADE, an excerpt from Sally Hepworth's spellbinding, page-turning newest... for those who love Liane Moriarty.
03/16/2018
There’s Something Shocking About The Family Next Door

In PARADE, an excerpt from Sally Hepworth's spellbinding, page-turning newest... for those who love Liane Moriarty.

What is it about small towns and the mysteries they hold? In The Family Next Door, a page-turner by Sally Hepworth, who is quickly going to become ‘your next favorite Aussie author,’ we meet Essie, a suburban mom, who seems to have a picture-perfect life. But when a new neighbor named Isabelle m...

California looks forward to seeing you, Sally Hepworth!
03/09/2018

California looks forward to seeing you, Sally Hepworth!

L.A. Bound. Found this in the airport ✈️📚

Welcoming into the world Alana Chernila's gorgeous new cookbook EATING FROM THE GROUND UP.  Discover recipes and techniq...
03/07/2018
4 Tricks to Coax Out Vegetables' Secret Flavors

Welcoming into the world Alana Chernila's gorgeous new cookbook EATING FROM THE GROUND UP. Discover recipes and techniques to bring out the glorious character of each vegetable...

(One of them involves cheese.)

Bustle on Ava Dellaira's upcoming novel IN SEARCH OF US: "Get the tissues ready for this dual love story told across mul...
03/01/2018
The 15 Best YA Books Of March Include A West-African Inspired Fantasy & A Slam Poetry Club

Bustle on Ava Dellaira's upcoming novel IN SEARCH OF US: "Get the tissues ready for this dual love story told across multiple generations....The way the two stories collide is heartbreaking, but it tragically feels so inevitable as it touches on issues of racism, bigotry, privilege, and the separations that still exist in our country."cc: Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers

Move over, young adult rock stars, because the best YA books of March are really letting debut novelists shine. Keep these names on your lips because they're about to become stars: Tomy Adeyemi and her first book (you know, the one that stole your at…

Fierce Reads
01/21/2018
Fierce Reads

Fierce Reads

Question: What is better than winning one really good book?

Answer: Winning TWO really good books.

Enter for a chance to win an ARC of IN SEARCH OF US and a paperback of LOVE LETTERS TO THE DEAD by Ava Dellaira!

Sally Hepworth
01/19/2018
Sally Hepworth

Sally Hepworth

So thrilled to see THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR included on this great list of books (and a little chuffed to have it compared to Jodi Picoult)

SALLY HEPWORTH returns in March with a stunning page-turner Library Journal compares to BIG LITTLE LIES, heralding it in...
01/19/2018
The Family Next Door: A Novel

SALLY HEPWORTH returns in March with a stunning page-turner Library Journal compares to BIG LITTLE LIES, heralding it in their Starred review as “a work full of searing secrets and riveting revelations....This novel is not to be missed…It will stick with readers for a long time.”

America's next favorite Australian author..."With jaw-dropping discoveries and realistic consequences, this novel is not to be missed. Perfect for lovers of Big Little Lies." ―Library Journal, starred reviewSmall, perfect towns often hold the deepest secrets.From the outside, Essie’s life looks ...

"Spectactular...Readers will be left sobbing, both for the characters they’ve come to love and for the state of the co...
01/17/2018
Children's Book Review: In Search of Us by Ava Dellaira. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $17.99 (416p) ISBN 978-0-374-30531-4

"Spectactular...Readers will be left sobbing, both for the characters they’ve come to love and for the state of the country—Dellaira draws on persistent racial divides to craft an ending that is surprising yet inevitable, heartbreaking, and hopeful." Read Ava Dellaira's new novel this March, from Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers

Dellaira’s debut novel, Love Letters to the Dead, was good; her second, which tells two connected tales set 18 years apart, is spectacular. First comes the story of 17-year-old Marilyn, whose

...Including Ava Dellaira's new novel IN SEARCH OF US. cc Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers
01/12/2018
14 of Our Most Anticipated Sophomore Novels of 2018

...Including Ava Dellaira's new novel IN SEARCH OF US. cc Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers

I'm always excited by the prospect of revisiting an author whose debut did anything from spark my interest to steal my heart, but I dare say 2018 is the first year I'm utterly overwhelmed by the sophomore class. This year, it spans authors who made their debut appearance anywhere from 2012 all the w

The Military Times selects their twelve Best Books of 2017, including Jon Kerstetter's memoir CROSSINGS. cc: Crown Publi...
12/14/2017
Best Books of 2017: A dozen can't-miss military reads

The Military Times selects their twelve Best Books of 2017, including Jon Kerstetter's memoir CROSSINGS. cc: Crown Publishing Group

Twelve days of Christmas. Twelve books that make great gifts. Coincidence?

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