Christy Fletcher founded Fletcher & Company in 2003. In addition to running the company day-to-day, she continues to collaborate with clients including Kate Bowler, Daniel Mason, Craig Whitlock, Gretchen Rubin, David Leonhardt, Ian Urbina, Chip & Dan Heath, Eric Ries, Edwin Catmull, Stanford’s d.school, Melissa Urban, Claire Shipman & Katty Kay, Alan Hollinghurst and Maggie O’Farrell, among others.
She is married to the author Sam Walker and they have two kids and a mischievous rescue dog.
More About Christy
What are you currently reading?
Horse by Geraldine Brooks, Build by Tony Fadell, and Path Lit by Lightning by David Maraniss.
What’s important/interesting for potential clients to know about you and what you’re looking for? I’m selective about taking on new clients at this point, but I’m drawn to non-fiction that uses narrative to explore new ideas and present novel frameworks for understanding the world, especially when written by someone who comes to their point of view via professional experience, scientific research, or deep investigative journalism. In fiction, I love unique voices and stories that have urgency. As a reader, feeling that the writer is in charge and moving me through the book with intellectual and emotional investment is thrilling.
I love the joy of discovering new talent, so I hope I’ll lose that sense of curiosity and optimism when looking at new writing. At the same time, I recognize how utterly subjective this business can be and that the same writer, with different support, can have an entirely different outcome, so I try to be helpful to writers regardless of whether I think I am the best partner.