Jess Regel is the founder of Helm, a full-service literary agency that represents award-winning and bestselling fiction, nonfiction, and children’s book authors. Originally from Iowa, Jess was working at her local library in 2002 when she was offered a job at the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency and packed up for New York City. She spent eleven years at the Naggar Agency and seven years Foundry Literary + Media before founding Helm in August of 2020. Some of her books include: Emily M. Danforth’s The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Shea Ernshaw’s The Wicked Deep, Amber Smith’s The Way I Used to Be, Nora McInerny’s It’s Okay to Laugh, Libby Copeland’s The Lost Family, Bryn Greenwood’s All the Ugly and Wonderful Things, Jillian Cantor’s The Lost Letter, Maulik Pancholy’s The Best At It, and Pablo Cartaya’s The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora. Jess is a graduate of Hunter College with a degree in English Literature. You can find out more about here at www.helmliterary.com.