Orchard Literary

Orchard Literary is a Manhattan based literary agency that represents a select group of top experts and authors.  In partnership with an award-winning public relations practice, Orchard Literary offers a unique environment for authors to build profiles and find exceptional literary representation.


Ilene Godofsky Moreno

Ilene Godofsky is a certified health coach, recipe developer, and creator of the popular food blog, THE COLORFUL KITCHEN.  Her healthy and colorful recipes have been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Buzz Feed, Mind Body Green, Elite Daily, Refinery 29, Greatest, TODAY Food, Shape, Fitness, and many more.

Ilene's new book, THE COLORFUL KITCHEN (inspired by her popular blog) was published by BenBella Books -- one of the fastest growing publishers in the United States.  Her book guides readers through easy-to-follow plant-based recipes, with variations that make every meal exciting, delicious, and healthy.  It is for people who think vegetables are boring (they won't for long), kale loving carnivores, vegans, vegetarians, flexitarians, and everyone in between.  It is also a guide for both seasoned cooks and kitchen newcomers on how to prepare fast, delicious, healthy meals, whether they are cooking for one, two, or twelve.


Betsy Helmuth

Betsy Helmuth, author of BIG DESIGN, SMALL BUDGET

Betsy Helmuth, author of BIG DESIGN, SMALL BUDGET

Betsy Helmuth is the founder and owner of Affordable Interior Design in New York City.  For over a decade, she has provided decorating services to private clients seeking to create gorgeous homes without spending a fortune.   She believes “you don’t need to spend a lot to live in luxury.”  

In her new book, BIG DESIGN, SMALL BUDGET (Skyhorse, 2014), Betsy offers her sought after design wisdom for creating glamorous homes in nine thrifty steps.

Betsy has appeared in Small Room Decorating Magazine, amNY, the Wall Street Journal, The Nest, and on The TODAY Show and HGTV.  She has even been called upon as an expert designer in the popular DIY Network series of shows, “That’s So 80s”, and “That’s So 90s.”

Dr. Doni Wilson

Dr. Doni reading The Stress Remedy at Whole Foods Market.

Dr. Doni reading The Stress Remedy at Whole Foods Market.

Dr. Doni Wilson ("Dr. Doni") is a nationally celebrated naturopathic doctor and nutritionist who teaches women, men, and children how to make life-changing differences to improve their health using natural approaches. 

In her new book, THE STRESS REMEDY, Dr. Doni discusses how and why we experience stress, its impact on health and wellbeing, and offers expert guidance on how to reduce stress and reclaim heath and happiness.

Dr. Doni has shared her health wisdom on CNN Health, FOX News, Huffington Post Live, WPIX 11 TV, WABC and in ELLE Men, Mind Body Green, and Natural Solutions magazine.

She was recently awarded the New York Association of Naturopathic Doctors (NYANP) Naturopathic Doctor of the Year award, and is well-respected in her field for serving as the President and Executive Director of the NYANP for the past ten years.  

Amy Galper and Christina Daigneault

Christina Daigneault is an attorney-mediator and the president of Orchard Strategies, an award-winning public relations firm and literary agency. She is also a certified aromatherapist.

Christina discovered the benefits of natural beauty and plant-based medicine through her work representing health and wellness brands and soon started to apply natural practices to her own life. She earned a certification in aroma- therapy from the New York Institute of Aromatherapy, where she met her coauthor.

Christina has been featured in media outlets including the New York Times, the New York Law Journal, CBS Radio, NY1 News, and NBC News.

Amy Galper is the Executive Director and Founder of New York Institute of Aromatic Studies and is a nationally celebrated advocate, entrepreneur, formulator, and consultant in organic beauty and wellness. 

She is a pioneer in the field and created the award-winning, yoga-inspired line of body care products called Buddha Nose, one of the first organic brands to create national awareness of the need for toxin-free beauty and body care products. Amy also produced a series of inter- active pop-up shops called “The Yoga Beauty Bar” to celebrate artisan organic beauty brands while educating women to make more conscious beauty choices. 

Amy has appeared as a featured speaker at the Indie Beauty Expo, Women in Flavor & Fragrance Conference, and EcoSessions. She has been a guest lecturer at New York University and NSU College of Pharmacy and is a member of the Visiting Faculty at Arbor Vitae School of Traditional Herbal- ism in New York City, at the School of Aromatic Studies. Amy has also been featured in dozens of top media outlets including CosmopolitanThe Dr. Oz ShowPrevention,Well+GoodPeopleAllure, Refinery29, mindbodygreen, FOX NEWS, and CUNY TV. 




Submission guidelines:

We are accepting submissions from non-fiction lifestyle experts in the following categories: health, wellness, natural living, and plant-based lifestyles. For consideration please send a full proposal to our literary division by emailing us using our online form.