The Betsy Nolan Literary Agency represents a wide range of non-fiction authors spanning a diverse mix of contemporary topics.

Our areas of focus include, but are not limited to:

INDOOR LIVING: Food, Decorating, Lifestyle & Crafts
OUTDOOR LIVING: Gardening & Lifestyle

We work hard to meet the specific needs of our authors and their work.

Current and recent clients have included:  

INDOOR LIVING: Food, Decorating, Lifestyle & Crafts

Jennifer Appel
Buttercup Bake Shop Cookbook, Simon & Schuster
Buttercup Bakes at Home, Simon & Schuster

Jennifer Appel and Allysa Torey
The Magnolia Bakery Cookbook, Simon & Schuster
The Complete Magnolia Bakery Cookbook, Simon & Schuster

Julie Carles and Jordana Jacobs
The Yarn Girls’ Guide to Simple Knits, Clarkson Potter
The Yarn Girls’ Guide to Kid Knits, Clarkson Potter
The Yarn Girls’ Guide to Beyond the Basics, Clarkson Potter
The Yarn Girls’ Guide to Knits for Older Kids, Clarkson Potter
The Yarn Girls’ Guide to Knits for All Seasons, Clarkson Potter

Crystal Cook and Sandy Pollock
The Casserole Queens Cookbook, Clarkson Potter
The Casserole Queens Make-A-Meal Cookbook, Clarkson Potter

Lili Diallo
Details, Clarkson Potter

Todd English and Sally Sampson
The Olives Table, Simon & Schuster
The Figs Table, Simon & Schuster
The Olives Dessert Table, Simon & Schuster

Annie Falk
Palm Beach Entertaining, Rizzoli

Haley Fox and Lauren Fox
Alice’s Tea Cup, HarperCollins

Kaye Hansen and Liv Hansen
The Whimsical Bakehouse, Clarkson Potter
Christmas Cookies from the Whimsical Bakehouse, Clarkson Potter
Little Cakes from the Whimsical Bakehouse, Clarkson Potter
Kid’ Cakes from the Whimsical Bakehouse, Clarkson Potter

Gretchen Holt-Witt & Cookies for Kids’ Cancer
Best Bakesale Cookbook, John Wiley
All the Good Cookies, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Kathleen King
Tate’s Bake Shop Cookbook, St. Martin’s Press

Jodi Levine and Amy Gropp Forbes
Candy Aisle Crafts, Clarkson Potter

Eileen Yin-Fei Lo
From the Earth, Macmillan
Chinese Kitchen, William Morrow
The Chinese Chicken Cookbook, Simon & Schuster
My Grandmother’s Chinese Kitchen, Putnam
Mastering the Art of Chinese Cooking, Chronicle

Erin McKenna
Babycakes, Clarkson Potter
Babycakes Covers the Classics, Clarkson Potter

Beverly Mills and Alicia Ross
Desperation Dinners, Workman
Desperation Entertaining, Workman
Cheap. Fast. Good!, Workman

Lucinda Scala Quinn
Lucinda’s Authentic Jamaican Kitchen, John Wiley
Lucinda’s Rustic Italian Kitchen, John Wiley
Mad Hungry, Artisan
Mad Hungry Cravings, Artisan

Sally Sampson
The $50 Dinner Party, Simon & Schuster
The Bake Sale Cookbook, Simon & Schuster
Party Nuts, Harvard Common Press
Party Dips, Harvard Common Press
Recipe of the Week Series: Burgers, Cookies, Ice Cream & Kabobs, John Wiley
100-Calorie Snack Cookbook, John Wiley
ChopChop, Simon & Schuster

Maria Bruscino Sanchez
Sweet Maria’s Italian Cookie Tray, St. Martin’s Press
Sweet Maria’s Cookie Jar, St. Martin’s Press
Sweet Maria’s Big Baking Bible, St. Martin’s Press
The New Lasagna Cookbook, St. Martin’s Press
Small, Sweet, and Italian, St. Martin’s Press

Doris Schechter
My Most Favorite Dessert Company Cookbook, HarperCollins
At Oma’s Table, Putnam

David Stark
Napkins with a Twist, Artisan
David Stark Design, The Monacelli Press
The Art of the Party, The Monacelli Press

David Stark and Avi Adler
Wild Flowers, Clarkson Potter
To Have and to Hold, Artisan

Allysa Torey
More from Magnolia, Simon & Schuster
At Home with Magnolia, John Wiley (HC)/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Trade Paper)

OUTDOOR LIVING: Gardening & Lifestyle

Mick Hales
Gardens around the World, Abrams
Shakespeare in the Garden, Abrams
Monastic Gardens, Stewart, Tabori & Chang
212 Views of Central Park, Stewart, Tabori & Chang

Judy Kameon
Gardens Are For Living, Rizzoli

Robert and Hannah Litt
A Chicken in Every Yard, Ten Speed Press

Stephen Orr
Tomorrow’s Garden, Rodale

Megan Paska
The Rooftop Beekeeper, Chronicle

Marie Viljoen
66 Square Feet, Stewart, Tabori & Chang

Nick Voulgaris III
Hinckley Yachts, Rizzoli


Judy Dunn
From One Child to Two, Ballantine

Linda Goss
The Baby Leopard, Dial
Talk that Talk, Simon & Schuster
Jump Up and Say!, Simon & Schuster
The Frog Who Wanted to be a Singer, Orchard Books
It’s Kwanzaa Time!, Putnam

Hilda Hutcherson
What Your Mother Never Told You About Sex, Putnam
Pleasure, Putnam

Nina Jaffe
In the Month of Kislev, Viking
The Mysterious Visitor, Scholastic
The Golden Flower, Simon & Schuster
Older Brother, Younger Brother, Puffin
The Uninvited Guest, Scholastic
The Way Meat Loves Salt, Henry Holt

Nina Jaffe and Steve Zeitlin
The Cow of No Color, Henry Holt
While Standing on One Foot, Henry Holt

Bonnie Maslin
Picking Your Battles, St. Martin’s Press

Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks: My Story, Puffin
I Am Rosa Parks, Dial

Pat Shimm
Parenting Your Toddler, Perseus

Steve Zeitlin
Because God Loves Stories, Simon & Schuster
The Four Corners of the Sky, Henry Holt
Giving a Voice to Sorrow (and Ilana Harlow), Perigee