Brendan Deneen started his career at the William Morris Agency as an assistant to legendary literary agent Owen Laster. From there, Deneen took on a position as Story Editor at Scott Rudin Productions where he worked for two years. He then became a Director of Production & Development at Miramax Films/Dimension Films/The Weinstein Company. After working for Bob & Harvey Weinstein for four years, Deneen became a literary and film agent, closing dozens of publishing and film/TV deals for authors, screenwriters and graphic novelists. In early 2010, he joined Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press as an Editor, where he acquired the WALKING DEAD novels among many others. In late 2013, Deneen became the Executive Editor of the newly-formed Macmillan Entertainment, where he continues to edit books and sell film and TV rights to movie studios and television networks.
Nicole Sohl joined Thomas Dunne Books in 2011 after several years assisting at literary agencies including WME and Folio Literary. She acquires edgy, character driven fiction, much like THE CASUALTIES, a pre-apocalyptic account in the vein of THE LEFTOVERS, and narrative non-fiction projects that delve into modern American issues, like CONFESSIONS OF AN IVY LEAGUE FRAT BOY, the sex-, drugs- and alcohol-fueled account of an ex Sigma Alpha Epsilon brother who blew the whistle on his frat’s inhumane hazing practices and debauched modus operandi. A huge fan of both Ursula K. Le Guin and David Mitchell, Nicole would also love to edit quality speculative fiction for a mainstream audience. In late 2013 she transitioned into the Macmillan Entertainment department and is actively seeking character-driven material with television and film potential.