Introducing The Ward & Balkin Agency, Inc.

Richard Balkin of The Balkin Agency, Inc., and Christina Ward of the Christina Ward Literary Agency joined forces to become Ward & Balkin, Inc., as of January 1, 2011.

About us:

Christina Ward (Kit) was an editor with Little, Brown and Company in Boston before opening her agency in 1992.  She represented a wide range of literary fiction and nonfiction. It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Christina “Kit” Ward on November 19, 2012. Kit was a wonderful editor and a treasured agent whose spirit, love of her authors, and of the written word will be missed by all who knew her.

Richard Balkin (Rick) has had his own agency for more than 40 years, part of that time in Manhattan.  For the past twenty years, he has been located in the Amherst, MA, area, where he continues to represent about twenty-five writers.  Please see his bio page for full details. He is NOT presently seeking new clients. The Ward & Balkin Agency, Inc. continues to operate with Rick Balkin and the assistance of Colleen Ward, a friend and colleague of Kit Ward and a literary agent with The Doe Coover Agency. If you have questions regarding Kit’s authors, please contact Colleen Mohyde.

Colleen Mohyde has been a partner in The Doe Coover Agency since 1992. She was previously an editor at Little Brown & Company and she represents a wide range of fiction and nonfiction, and she can be reached at:

The Doe Coover Agency

P.O. Box 668

Winchester, MA 01890


Foreign rights are handled by Taryn Fagerness Agency, LLC.

Contact :

Richard Balkin

30 Brock Way

South Hadley, MA  01075

413 322 8697