Why send your submission to our agency? It’s all in the name.

Darley Anderson is personally well known for talent spotting debut writers who have become top bestsellers worldwide. Amongst others these include Martina Cole, Lee Child, John Connolly, Lesley Pearse, Tana French and Chris Carter.

His latest major discovery was an unknown, unpublished 36 year old thriller writer living in Colorado whose first novel, an adventure thriller, had been turned down by 50 New York Agents.

Darley was the only London Agent to show interest in the MS and to promptly sign up the writer, Erik Storey.

Darley then worked editorially with Storey before submitting it to all the major UK publishers. All but one of these publishers turned down the novel. And the only offer Darley received was so derisory that he refused to accept it.

Knowing he had something special, Darley then chose his ideal NY Editor, Rick Horgan at Scribner’s, and sent it exclusively to him.

Erik Storey, debut author at the Darley Anderson Agency

Rick was the first person in publishing to share Darley’s belief and enthusiasm for Storey. Now his Clint Eastwood-like central character called Clyde Barr will feature in a series of novels by Storey.

Rick paid a very substantial six figure advance for Storey’s first two novels and worked tirelessly with Storey to make a ‘good’ novel ‘great’.

Says Anderson: “If there is a better Editor in World Publishing than Rick Horgan I certainly haven’t met him/her. Rick has been simply outstanding. He’s the Max Perkins of our time.”

Erik’s novel now entitled NOTHING SHORT OF DYING is being readied for publication in the US for August this year.

Anderson is pleased to announce that Simon and Schuster in the UK have now bought the British and Commonwealth Rights for a substantial advance. And Foreign Rights are being snapped up.



Top selling authors, including Lee Child and Jeffery Deaver, who have read early proofs of NOTHING SHORT OF DYING, have been raving about Erik’s talent!

“Very, very good. It’s all here. Reacher is keeping an eye on this guy. In the rear-view mirror for now, but that’s closer than most.”
–Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Make Me and other books in the Jack Reacher series.

“A singular new talent! Storey’s Nothing Short of Dying is nothing short of brilliant. It grabs you from page one and simply doesn’t let go. This man is a born storyteller!”
— Jeffery Deaver, #1 international bestselling author of The Bone Collector and The Coffin Dancer.

Nothing Short of Dying is a relentless thrill ride that hurtles the reader into dark and interesting places. Erik Storey’s somebody to watch…and read.”
— Robert Ferrigno, New York Times bestselling author of Prayers for the Assassin and The Horse Latitudes.

“Nothing short of thrilling… Erik Storey is a gene splice of Lee Child and Joe Lansdale.  In this modern-day gunslinger classic everyone is a bad guy and Clyde Barr is the baddest of them all.”
–Scott Sigler, New York Times bestselling author of Contagious and Alive.

“Jack Reacher fans will delight in meeting the shrewd loner Clyde Barr, but it’s his fearless companion Allie who will sass her way into readers’ hearts. Highly recommended!”
–Kira Peikoff, author of Living Proof and No Time to Die

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