Executive Agent, Subsidiary Rights
A graduate of Simon Fraser University's Master of Publishing program and an eighteen-year veteran of Canadian publishing, Ron began his career writing for and editing Hockey Times
, an independent amateur hockey magazine in Waterloo, Ontario. Ron worked with Penguin Group Canada, Westwood Creative Artists, and Random House of Canada Limited before joining Cooke International. Among Ron’s many rights deals are the sale of Irshad Manji’s The Trouble with Islam Today
into twenty-five territories, as well as significant foreign rights deals for Dianne Warren’s GG winner Cool Water
(US title: Juliet in August
), Linden MacIntyre’s Giller winner The Bishop’s Man
, Tanis Rideout’s Above All Things
, and the works of A. Lee Martinez and Karen Lord. Ron devours equal amounts of fiction and non-fiction but is particularly drawn to contemporary literature, SFF and horror, kids and YA, and any biography, authorized or not, of the Ramones.