Bryan Norman


Newly appointed President of Alive Literary Agency, Bryan Norman has an immense love for the written word and its power to change hearts and lives. He also cherishes authors, their unique way of seeing the world, and the power they have to express it.

Bryan came to Alive in 2013 after nine years at Thomas Nelson Publishers in Nashville, Tennessee. He rose through the editorial ranks there to become Associate Publisher at one of the industry’s leading nonfiction trade groups. Prior to joining Thomas Nelson, he received his Master’s Degree in English Literature and Language from the University of Colorado (Boulder) where he graduated with honors.

During his tenure at Thomas Nelson, Bryan played a crucial role in the day-to-day operations of a major publishing division. He knows the ins and outs of the industry, the publishing process, how to shape exceptional content and products, and the crucial role marketing, publicity, and platform play in today’s ever-changing publishing landscape. He loves sharing his knowledge and partnering with authors to shape their careers and achieve their dreams.

Bryan knows what it takes to create a best-selling book that changes lives and has worked with numerous acclaimed authors with best-selling results including John Eldredge, Don Miller, Bob Goff, John MacArthur, John Maxwell, Marcus Buckingham, Sheila Walsh, Robin McGraw, Charles Stanley, Charles Swindoll, Brian McLaren, and Erwin McManus. Bryan has the privilege of representing powerful voices and world-changers like Michael Hyatt, She Reads Truth, Bianca Juarez Olthoff, Rich Stearns, Anne Graham Lotz, Fawn Weaver, Brian Welch, and many others. His greatest aim is to serve with reckless generosity—to give his time, expertise, passion, and partnership to help make good things happen in lives all around him. Above all, he values the power of good relationships, a servant’s heart, and a commitment to excellence.

Bryan and his wife, Suzanne, live in Colorado Springs with their two young children.

Little Known Facts:

Bryan once received a motorized scooter as a thank-you gift from an author.