1. a few of my favorite things

    phở, tacos!, anything spicy, the ocean, extra dirty martinis, and improv comedy!

Sally Ekus

Co-owner and Literary Agent

Sally Ekus joined The Ekus Group in 2009. She represents a wide range of culinary, health, wellness, and lifestyle talent, from first-time cookbook authors to seasoned chefs, professional food writers to bloggers, and internet and YouTube personalities. Sally loves being the liaison between an author and their publisher, and takes great pride in guiding authors towards their dreams of publication. From concept to contract, she has brokered more than 150 book deals with many of the top US publishers. Sally speaks all over the country about publishing trends and agenting, and facilitates workshops that combine the agency’s groundbreaking media training program with applied improv training to help authors hone their authentic message and gain confidence and comfort promoting their work.

Sally loves cooking and conceptualizing new spicy dishes. She is a dedicated supporter and board member of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Happier Valley Comedy. She also belongs to The Women’s Presidents’ Organization Hartford chapter,  International Association of Culinary Professionals, and Chef’s Collaborative, among other organizations.


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  1. Sara Gilligan

    Literary and Marketing Associate

  2. Jaimee Constantine

    Culinary Talent Agent and Contracts Manager

  3. Lisa Ekus

    Founder and President


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