Chris represents bestselling and award-winning fiction and nonfiction authors including, Highway of Tears by Jessica McDiarmid; Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? by Timothy Caulfield; and The War Widow by Tara Moss.

Chris began his career at the University of Toronto Press as an acquisitions editor in the social sciences. He joined HarperCollins Canada in 2003 as a nonfiction editor and then moved to McClelland & Stewart. In 2008 he joined The McDermid Agency as a literary agent and later bought the agency, along with Martha Webb. In 2017 they merged with the Cooke Agency to form CookeMcDermid where Chris was Proprietor and Literary Agent before joining Aevitas Creative Management in 2020.

Chris represents a broad range of both fiction and nonfiction as an Aevitas agent based in the NY Metropolitan area. He aims to work with some of the culture’s best writers, thinkers and experts—authors whose work helps us to interpret and understand our times as well as our future.

Sample Titles or Authors

Your Day Your Way, Timothy Caulfield
The War Widow, Tara Moss
Highway of Tears, Jessica McDiarmid

Specializes In

FICTIONCrime, GLBT, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Multi-Cultural, Mystery, Thrillers/Suspense

NONFICTION: Cultural/Social Issues, Current Affairs, Health & Fitness, History, Investigative Journalism, Memoir, Multi-Cultural, Narrative, Nature/Ecology, Politics, Pop Culture, Science, Sports, Women's Concerns


FICTION: Commercial Fiction

NONFICTION: Adventure/True Story, GLBT, Music, Technology