a few of my favorite things
phở, tacos!, anything spicy, the ocean, extra dirty martinis, and improv comedy!
President and Lead Agent
Sally Ekus is the President and Lead Agent at The Ekus Group, a full-service culinary agency specializing in Literary and Talent representation. She represents a wide range of culinary, health, wellness, and lifestyle talent, from first-time cookbook authors to seasoned chefs, RDs, professional food writers and bloggers, and internet and YouTube personalities. From concept to contract, she has brokered over 300 book deals with top publishers including Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Hachette, Simon & Schuster, and numerous indie 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. To honor The Ekus Group’s 40th anniversary in April 2022, she launched a self-paced online course called How to Write a Cookbook.
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.
Culinary Talent Agent and Contracts Manager