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Joy Tutela


A member of AAR, Joy Tutela has been with the David Black Literary Agency since 1998. For more about Joy and the books she represents, please visit

Joy represents various genres of books, including projects in the following categories: narrative nonfiction, memoir, history, politics, self-help, investment, business, science, women’s and LGBTQ+ issues, parenting, health and fitness, humor, craft, cooking and wine, lifestyle and entertainment, commercial and literary fiction, and middle grade and young adult.

She represents the New York Times bestselling Atkins series as well as New York Times bestselling Intellectual Devotional series by David Kidder and Noah Oppenheim. She also represents the New York Times bestseller Catification by the host of “My Cat From Hell” Jackson Galaxy and his co-author Kate Benjamin; Jenny Sanford’s New York Times bestselling memoir Staying True; and cartoonist Bob Eckstein’s New York Times bestselling illustrated book Footnotes from the World’s Greatest Bookstores. Other bestselling projects include Maggie Smith’s Keep Moving and her poetry collection Goldenrod, Stephen Puleo’s Dark Tide and Boston Italians, Lisa J. Edwards’ A Dog Named Boo, and Kim Sunée’s Trail of Crumbs, and Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne’s Mason-Dixon Knitting.

Joy also works with respected business leaders and organizations including Jim McCann founder and CEO of; Danny Seo, Emmy Award Winning and eco-lifestyle guru and founder and editor-in-chief of Naturally, Danny Seo; Susan Packard, former COO and co-founder of HGTV;  Ashok Bajaj, restaurateur and founder of Knightsbridge Management; Mike Steib, CEO of Artsy; and Karen Bussen founder and CEO of Farewelling.

Originally from and based in Red Sox Nation, Joy is a graduate of Wellesley College and the Radcliffe Publishing Course. She has been a writing instructor at Goucher’s MFA in Creative Nonfiction program. She previously worked for Harvard Business School Press and taught at an elementary school in Italy.

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