Heather Jackson joined the David Black Agency in 2016 after a highly successful career as a trade editor. The selective projects list she is cultivating has one unifying theme: to represent books and authors that make you want to press the pause button on everything else—turn off the screens, put aside the phone, close your office or bedroom door—and sit down for hours to read. Books that inform, inspire, entertain, surprise, help; books that make you cry, laugh, think, question, feel, and stretch. Books that make a personal difference and a more global one, books that can shift and ignite conversation, and can connect deeply and widely with masses of readers. Heather specializes in commercial nonfiction and fiction, popular culture and science, memoir, humor, and personal health and wellbeing.
In her tenure as an editor, Heather acted as the creative midwife to multiple dozens of bestselling authors and titles, including: Ron Fournier, Tim Ferriss, Jillian Michaels, Suzanne Somers, Joy Bauer, Haylie Pomroy, Jean Chatzky, Rick Hanson, Dr. Robert C. Atkins, Dr. Joseph Mercola, Dr. Arthur Agatston, Dr. Susan Love, Dr. Alice D. Domar, Dr. Neal Barnard, Mallika Chopra, Barbara Sher, Joan Borysenko, Martina Navratilova, Joe and Teresa Graedon, Dr. Marianne Legato, B. Smith and Dan Gasby, among many others.