Craig Wiley is a matchmaker. He loves books, writers, publishers, and readers...but mostly, he loves bringing them all together.
Craig founded The Craig Wiley Agency after a number of years working in the publishing industry. Most recently, he worked as a literary agent for a prestigious agency in California. Before that, he worked in the legal department of another successful agency, spending most of his time negotiating book contracts for authors. All of his experience representing authors came after a political career that involved negotiating just about everything BUT book contracts. At the conclusion of a stint in Washington, D.C., Craig decided he'd rather observe the world of politics than be a player in it. Having always had an interest in books and the people who write and read them, the publishing industry became his perfect playground.
Craig works primarily with authors of books about politics, current affairs, Christian living and inspiration, sports, journalism, culture, and business. He also represents all types of fiction and memoir. As an overall literary goal, Craig works to increase the quality, not just the quantity, of books being sold to the public.
In addition to his job as a literary agent, Craig writes his own stuff from time to time. He's worked as a ghostwriter on a few of his clients' book projects, as well as co-author for Walter & Me: Standing in the Shadow of Sweetness with Eddie Payton and Paul Brown. But he's most proud of having written a novel. Maybe someday you'll get to read it.
In his spare time, Craig enjoys playing drums, basketball, reading, and spending time with his wife, Darcy, his son, Elliot, and his two daughters, Farah and Gracia. Along with Craig, Darcy is a writer and lover of books. She co-wrote The Yes Effect: Accepting God's Invitation to Transform the World Around You with Luis Bush.
If you'd like to reach Craig, please send him an email at the following address: cwiley(at)thewileyagency.com