About Me

Recently, Byrd Leavell began working with successful authors Chip and Joanna Gaines. Leavell also set up a deal between iHeartMedia and Flatiron Books, creating the first-ever imprint deal between a podcast network and a major book publisher for a line of podcast-based books. The first of this book series, Stuff You Should Know, was released last November and became a major bestseller. Seven more books will soon follow.

Additionally, Leavell recently closed a deal for How I Built This, a Guy Raz book based on the podcast of the same title. Other recent successes include upcoming books for Penn and Kim Holderness, Aubrey Marcus, The Jonas Brothers, Zac Levi, Brian Kilmeade, Bret Baier, Julia Haart, Pastor Cal Roberson, Amirah Kassem, Tyra Banks, Drew Magary, KevonStage, Sebastian Maniscalco, and more.

Byrd Leavell signed on with UTA following success with his own agency, Waxman Leavell Literary (now Waxman Literary). As head of Waxman Leavell Literary, Leavell oversaw dozens of bestsellers.


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