Staff Bios

Theresa Park

Theresa Park

Founder

Theresa began her career as a literary agent at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates in 1994. (Prior to that, she was an attorney at Cooley Godward, a Silicon Valley law firm.) She represents principally plot-driven fiction and a short list of serious nonfiction. Some of her clients include Nicholas Sparks, Debbie Macomber, Emily Giffin, Janice Lee, Juliette Fay, Robert Whitaker and B.R. Myers. A graduate of U.C. Santa Cruz and Harvard Law School, she is married and has two children.

Abigail Koons

Abigail Koons

Agent and Executive Director, Foreign Rights

Abigail works with both emerging and established talent, representing projects about popular science, history, politics, current affairs and art. She also has a passion for character-driven commercial women's fiction. Some of her clients include Emily Anthes, Marjorie Liu, Catherine McKenzie, Susan McCorkindale and Emily Voigt.  She began her career at the Nicholas Ellison Agency. Prior to that, she worked for EF Education, a multinational corporation based in Sweden. Abigail is a graduate of Boston University.

Emily Sweet

Emily Sweet

Executive Director, Business Affairs and Client Promotions

After five and a half years practicing law at King & Spalding in Washington DC, Emily joined the Park Literary Group in early 2009. In addition to providing legal and business oversight to the agency, she also serves as a liaison to the film and media industries, and assists the agency's clients on key marketing initiatives, brand development and philanthropic endeavors. Emily does not represent clients for publishing, and does not accept queries. An avid reader of both non-fiction and fiction, particularly biographies, mysteries, and historical and contemporary fiction, she enjoys working in a creative industry. After receiving a B.A. in Political Science and Women’s Studies from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, Emily later earned her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law.

Andrea Mai

Andrea Mai

Director, Publisher and Retail Relations

Andrea joined Park Literary in December 2013. She works closely with authors, publishers and major accounts to develop and implement promotions, further brand awareness and maximize sales opportunities. Andrea has been a book worm her entire life and still loves nothing better than settling down with a great story. She particularly enjoys women's fiction and memoir. Andrea began her career in the Adult Sales Division at Random House and most recently held a National Account Manager position for Penguin Young Readers Group for close to 5 years. She has a BA in English from the State University of New York at Geneseo. Andrea does not represent clients or accept queries.

Alex Greene

Director of Business Affairs and Senior Story Editor

Alex joined the Park Literary Group in 2012 to provide legal and editorial support on a range of projects for our clients. She began her career at a film and TV agency in Los Angeles before joining Elyse Cheney at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates in New York. After earning her JD from Harvard Law School, Alex worked as a corporate and licensing attorney in the Boston office of WilmerHale. A lover of film and an avid reader with broad literary and commercial tastes, Alex is passionate about storytelling in all its forms. She earned a BA in history from Yale University. Alex does not represent clients or accept queries.

Peter Knapp

Peter joined the Park Literary Group in July 2011. He provides support for all of the agencys initiatives, and is building his client list with a focus on middle grade and young adult fiction, as well as suspense and thrillers for all ages. He does not represent picture books or nonfiction. Prior to joining Park Literary, he was the story editor at Floren Shieh Productions, where he consulted on book-to-film adaptations for Los Angeles-based film and TV entities. He graduated from New York University with a B.A. in art history.

Cassandra Hanjian

Cassandra Hanjian

Cassandra Hanjian joined the Park Literary Group in June 2013 after a two and a half year stint as a literary scout at Aram Fox, Inc. She assists Abigail Koons with both foreign rights work and client representation, providing creative and administrative support to the staff and clients. Cassandra is a voracious reader whose interests include a wide range of commercial women’s fiction, psychological suspense, romance, New Adult, voice-driven memoir, and parenting books. She earned a B.A. in English/Creative Writing from the University of South Florida, a Graduate Certificate from the University of Denver’s Publishing Institute, and an M.S. in Publishing from Pace University.

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