Agency | Portland

@Redwood Agency_____________________________

Agent and Founder

Redwood’s founder, Catherine Fowler, brought to her agency more than 20 years experience in mainstream publishing in New York.  As an editor, subsidiary rights director and associate publisher for Doubleday, Simon & Schuster and Random House she  worked with many top authors and well-known brands. After relocating to California in 1994, she gained entrepreneurial experience as a content executive for a number of well-known Internet start ups, including Excite and WebMD, where she ran their consumer travel and health content divisions.

Redwood Agency represented and sold consumer book projects to major publishers on health, parenting, aging, relationships, food and cooking, popular culture, women's interests, narrative nonfiction, memoir, business, and the occasional novel. Projects were sold to Random House, Crown, Wiley, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Hyperion, Shambhala, Jossey Bass, Rodale and others.

Projects and client highlights:  

Cathy discovered novelist Sandra Kring who has since published five novels Bantam Dell, an imprint at Random House. The Book of Bright Ideas, her bestselling novel, was widely praised as below: 
“A beautiful, witty story that rings with heartbreak, hope and laughter…. Kring’s brilliance lies in her powerful reversals and revelations, taking readers and characters on a dramatic, emotional roller coaster."                                                           —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Touching . . . surprisingly poignant . . . builds to an emotional crescendo."                                                 —Washington Post
See all of Sandy's books on Amazon

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation, originally self published by the late Jane Straus after Jane got frustrated looking for a book that conveyed the rules of English in, well, plain English. So she wrote the rules her way and sold over 100,000 copies on prior to Cathy selling the rights to John Wiley and Sons, where, years later, it continues to sell at a great clip and remains a perennial bestseller on Amazon. More info on Amazon.

Jane also became a renowned life and relationship coach and the author of the popular inspirational book, Enough Is Enough! Stop Enduring and Start Living Your Extraordinary Life. She had been interviewed by national media such as ABC and NBC and had written for publications such as USA Today and Woman's World. 

Breakthrough Parenting for Children with Special Needs: Raising the Bar of Expectations,   by Judy Winter, delivers inspiring success stories, valuable resources, parent-tested strategies for success, and the validating words families of children with special needs need to hear to help their children achieve better lives.

“The essential companion for parents and professionals who care for individuals with special needs.                                    
From the Forward by Gail Williamson,Executive Director, Down Syndrome Assoc. of Los Angeles

The inclusion of powerful and insightful interviews with Dana Reeve of the Christopher Reeve Foundation, Tim Shriver of Special Olympics, and Diane Bubel of the Bubel/Aiken Foundation— all leaders in the field of special needs advocacy—adds further credibility to this remarkable, ground-breaking book. More Info on Amazon.