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Joy Tutela


A member of AAR, Joy Tutela has been with the David Black Literary Agency since 1998. 

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

She represents the New York Times bestselling authors Maggie Smith, Dr. Gabrielle Lyon, Jenny Sanford, cartoonist Bob Eckstein, and Jackson Galaxy and Kate Benjamin’s Catification. She also represents the New York Times bestselling Atkins series, as well as David Kidder and Noah Oppenheim’s bestselling Intellectual Devotional series. Joy’s other bestselling authors include Stephen Puleo, Lisa J. Edwards, Kim Sun Sunée, and Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne.

Joy also works with respected business leaders and organizations including Jim McCann, CEO of; Danny Seo, founder and editor-in-chief of Naturally; Susan Packard formerly of HGTV; Jonah Sachs of Free Range Studios; Ashok Bajaj, restauranter 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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