We call our team “Agents of Change” because of our intrinsic knowledge of the creative process, strategic big-picture thinking, negotiation skills, business acumen, relational abilities, and marketing savvy that help authors transform lives and change culture. Our decades of top-tier experience with nearly all publishers and across all formats and media enables us to provide authors with support that is wise, professional, balanced, and strategic. Our counsel is also highly confidential and sensitive to the changing publishing industry.

“All of the agents who work at Alive have a great deal of publishing and marketing experience, an uncanny instinct for trends, and a profound understanding of what makes a book connect with its intended audience.”  – Ron Beers, Senior Vice-President and Publisher, Tyndale House Publishers

Bryan Norman

Bryan came to Alive in 2013 after nine years at Thomas Nelson Publishers in Nashville, Tennessee. He rose there through the editorial ranks to become Associate Publisher at one of the industry’s leading nonfiction trade groups.

Lisa Jackson

Executive Vice President
Lisa Jackson has been reading, writing, and editing for the entire span of her career. She joined the Alive team in 2014, bringing with her a passion for a great story and nearly twenty-five years of experience in the publishing industry.

Andrea Heinecke

Andrea brings a broad publishing background to every project she represents, having worked as an editor, marketer, and agent, with award-winning and best-selling authors of both fiction and nonfiction adult, youth, and children’s books.

Rick Christian

Founder & CEO Emeritus
Rick Christian has had a life-long passion for words and great writing. He is the founder and president of the Alive Literary Agency, with more than a dozen New York Times #1 bestsellers to his credit.