Our Team

The Nantucket Agency represents a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut authors. Guiding books to publication with our hands-on approach, our goal is to manage authors’ literary brands for their entire career. Our client list ranges from literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction authors to popular television personalities.


Charlotte Kauffman is the senior literary agent at the Nantucket Agency, representing a variety of authors, as well as emerging writers in various non-fiction fields. Kauffman was previously at Penguin (prior to Penguin Random merger), served as an assistant editor at Campanile Books and started her literary career with an internship at the venerable George Magazine in the 1980s. After years loving the publishing business, she has now transitioned to the agency side of the business. She loves travel and translations work. Her off-time is spent with her two Jack Russell terriers, named Faulkner and Hemingway (see their pictures to the left) and her cat, named Virginia Woolf. Charlotte is not currently open to queries. 

Please contact ONLY thru the submission form on our website.

Jill HolmesJill Holmes is an associate literary agent representing primarily non-fiction authors and authors working with corporate clients. Her sixteen-year career in publishing has taken her from Holistic Health Services Publishing (HHS) to Rodale Press and now to her current position as a representative for non-fiction and business authors.  Jill is not currently open to queries. 

Please contact ONLY thru the submission form on our website.

BW-LindaMarusLinda Marus is an associate literary agent representing a variety of literary authors of note, as well as emerging writers in various non-fiction fields. Marus was previously an editor at Campanile Books in New York City. She got her start in the industry working at the DeHart Literary Agency in Chicago before her first job as an assistant editor at Madigan Books. She has also worked at the Bellingham Review, and as Editorial Manager for First Light: A Magazine of Poetry and the Arts.  Linda is currently open to queries. 

Please contact Linda ONLY thru the submission form on our website. 

Editorial Consultants

Elizabeth Johnson specializes in copyediting and line editing books—both fiction and nonfiction—for publishers and independent authors. She has edited mysteries and thrillers, historical fiction, science fiction, literary fiction, YA and middle-grade novels, trail guides, how-to/advice books, memoirs, biographies and translations to English. Elizabeth is also copy chief for Girl Friday Productions, a book development and editorial consulting company. She is on the advisory board for the University of Washington’s editing certificate program and was on the board of directors for the Northwest Independent Editors Guild for two years, serving as president from 2012 to 2013. Clients include Sasquatch Books, Mountaineers Books, Braided River, Skipstone, Girl Friday Productions, Mouse Tales Press, and independent authors. Elizabeth can be reached via her website.


Kyra Freestar provides quality editorial services to authors and publishers: copyediting and proofreading for book-length nonfiction; developmental editing and copyediting for book-length science fiction and fantasy. Past projects include The No-Fault Classroom: Tools to Resolve Conflict & Foster Relationship Intelligence and other nonfiction books for PuddleDancer Press, an appendix of recipes for Eat by Choice, Not by Habit, editorial content for The Seattle Weekly, journal articles for Kindle-Hart Communication and The National Bureau of Asian Research. Kyra holds a University of Washington Certificate in Editing and Author-Editor Clinic training and is a Northwest Independent Editors Guild board member, 2012–presentBridge Creek Editing.