We love to help our clients do amazing things. 

What’s it like to work with us? Hear what a few of our authors say about their partnership with Alive. 

“Bryan took our words and made them better,

while guiding us through a sometimes difficult process with an always calm and steady presence. Bryan has been the muscle behind each of the books Maria and I have written.

Bob Goff New York Times bestselling author of Dream Big, Love DoesEverybody Always, & Undistracted

“Professional, responsive, results-oriented,

Alive is everything I want in a literary agency. For nearly a decade, they’ve helped me reach my goals as an author. I couldn’t be happier with this partnership.”

Michael Hyatt bestselling author of The Vision Driven Leader

“The best decision I’ve ever made for my writing career has been to partner with Lisa Jackson.

Her unique editorial perspective and sharp marketing instincts have helped take my work to the next level. Knowing Alive is in my corner frees me up as an author to do the work to which I feel most deeply called.”

Emily P. Freeman bestselling author of The Next Right Thing

My journey as an author has taken a whole new turn for the better with Alive!

I could not imagine working with a better team than Alive Literary Agency. From my initial conversation with Bryan Norman to the publication of my book, I had three key persons all wrapped up in Bryan: agent, coach, and above all, friend.”

Thom Rainer bestselling author and founder of Church Answers

Divine grace coupled with Lisa’s generous wisdom make up the net that allows me to take giant, Jesus-shaped risks,

and not worry about crash landing! If ‘professional’ and ‘personable’ got  connected on eHarmony, then got married and had a baby, it would be Lisa Jackson! She’s one of the kindest people I’ve ever had the privilege of working with and she reeks of integrity.” 

Lisa Harper author of The Sacrament of Happy

An agent who feels like a friend, life coach, business advisor, and advocate in the publishing world is a rare find,

and I couldn’t be more grateful. Alive is next level. As an ambitious woman with big goals and a heart for family first, Bryan both encourages me to shoot for the stars while also keeping the full picture of life, and business, and books in mind so that I’m considering all factors and making the best decisions.”

Jordan Lee Dooley bestselling author of Own Your Everyday

Collaborating with Rachel is a complete game-changer. 

She’s more than just an agent; she’s a genuine friend, a trusted confidant, and a tireless advocate for my work. Her strategic acumen and compassionate nature have been an absolute gift to every aspect of my life and work. I couldn’t be more grateful to work with her! 

Dr. Alison Cook author of The Best of You

Alive is the place to be.” 

Working with Kathleen Kerr has been the most life-changing partnership I have ever experienced. From the conception of the book idea to the proposal to negotiations and even into editing, Kathleen has worked so incredibly hard on my behalf. If you are wanting an agent that cares significantly not just about your writing but you as an author, Alive is the place to be. I feel spoiled to know that I will get to work with Alive far into the future for years to come. With Kathleen I have never once felt alone in the biggest project of my life. 

Brenna Blain author of Can I Say That?

“Carly is a brilliant sounding board, strategist, and safe place.”

Carly is such a gifted people-person and storyteller that when she believes in something, it’s only a matter of time before you believe in it too. Not only was she instrumental in getting the book deal, she was instrumental in creating the book itself. Carly sits in this incredibly strategic place of knowing the industry like the back of her hand but also having x-ray insight into readers’ needs and desires. She helps you and your project find that sweet spot as well. Carly is a brilliant sounding board, strategist, and safe place. She walked with me through so much of the writing process and guided me along the way so that I didn’t get sidetracked, stuck, or lost. My book is so much better because of her involvement and guidance along the way. 

Stephanie May Wilson author of Create a Life You Love

 “I guarantee you there is no better agency out there — none at least, that will show the level of care and dedication.

Next to my wife, there is no one that I trust more than Bryan Norman. He is incredibly genuine and kind-hearted, yet frank and diligent at making things happen. Our experience with the entire Alive team has left us overwhelmingly impressed and at ease. We feel grateful that such an incredible team exists to bring our story to life.”

Captain Harold & Rachel Earls bestselling authors of A Higher Calling

 “Working with Lisa Jackson has changed the trajectory of my career.

She consistently provides me with critical insights just when I need them most, and has helped me navigate the ever-changing modern publishing landscape. On top of that, she’s a kind, generous person who is simply a pleasure to work with.” 

Jennifer Fulwiler author of Your Blue Flame

I am so incredibly happy to be a part of the Alive family. 

As a first-time author, the publishing process can be a little intimidating. Rachel has been a true gift to me throughout this entire experience. She has always stood solidly in my corner and provided such smart and thoughtful guidance. Without Rachel and Alive, this process could have felt isolating, but instead I felt like I had a trusted friend by my side. I am so incredibly happy to be a part of the Alive family. 

Dr. Morgan Cutlip author of Love Your Kids Without Losing Yourself 

Rachel believed in my message from the get-go. 

Throughout the process, she has been an encouragement, bringing strategic insight to my project. I have felt incredibly supported as an author from the moment I signed with Alive Literary Agency.

Pricelis Dominguez author

They eliminate the overwhelm and champion you and your words to the industry so you can focus on doing what you do best — write!

My experience working with Alive has been incredible. I highly recommend you partner with Alive to ensure you land the best publishing deal, establish a collaborative relationship with your publisher, and strategically navigate the sometimes-awkward business that is simply a part of the work we do!”

Brian Dixon author of Start with Your People

A complete blessing.” 

Having the opportunity to work with Kathleen Kerr and Alive Literary Agency has been one of the highlights of my career. It is often hard to find people of integrity to come alongside you. My experience with Kathleen and Alive has been a complete blessing. As a new author the care and guidance I have received is invaluable. There is never a moment where I am not feeling fully supported and championed under their care! 

Dina Deleasa-Gonsar author

“Kathleen didn’t just connect me with any publisher. She invested her experience, time, and heart in perfecting all aspects of my book proposal and finding the right publisher, editor, and marketing team for my project.  

She continues to be available to answer my questions and support my brand as we look forward to future growth opportunities. I am so thankful to call her my agent and my friend! 

Amanda Hope Haley author

Working with Rachel has been one of the best experiences of my professional career thus far! 

Rachel was a trusted advisor in preparing my proposal, navigating publishing meetings, and helping me discern which publisher was the best fit for me both personally and professionally. She gave such valuable insight into the entire publishing process, which was so helpful to me as a first-time author. Rachel is a skilled literary agent and so personable, approachable, and knowledgeable. I’m so grateful for her! 

Dr. Christie Kederian author 

Working with Carly has been the greatest gift to meprofessionally and personally.  

Her wisdom and insight have been invaluable in my journey as an author. She knows my voice, my content, and continually pushes me to better. She is truly my greatest advocate and cheerleader, and I cannot fathom doing this without her. 

Hanna Easley Seymour author of The College Girl’s Survival Guide