Applause for redBrick Agency and

Founder Jamie Brickhouse


“Jamie Brickhouse is a stellar lecture agent with a talent for introducing authors like me to brand new audiences. He booked me at prestigious arts and lectures organizations, in medical, psychiatry, and mental health venues for addiction/recovery speeches, and at various church schools and faith-based communities for my black-belt sinner to unlikely Catholic talks. The events he arranged for me, which were handled with style, finesse, and an uncompromising attention to detail, left me both financially and intellectually enriched.”

— Mary Karr, author of The Art of Memoir, Lit, Cherry, and The Liars’ Club

redBrick Agency was quite easy to work with and helped to plan a fantastic event with an excellent speaker.”


redBrick Agency was absolutely great to work with—friendly, responsive, efficient, and helpful as we worked out the details of a somewhat complicated schedule of events. We appreciated being able to discuss the terms for all of these arrangements in such a collaborative manner. Jamie of redBrick Agency worked alongside us to make our events as rich and exciting as they possibly could be.”

—Tara Fee, Associate professor of English, Washington & Jefferson College

“How refreshing to work with Jamie Brickhouse! He knows the writers that truly enjoy an audience. He understands the economics of a non-profit lecture series like ours and he appreciates the book sales that we bring to the authors he represents. When I work with Jamie, I feel like I’m a valued customer, not the whining lecture director.”

— Jayne Adair, Executive Director, Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures

“Jamie Brickhouse was pivotal in spearheading my speaking career following the publication of Setting the Table. He consistently kept me busier than I had time to be, presenting me with the high class problem of choosing among an array of stellar speaking opportunities which he thoughtfully negotiated. The logistics support and pre-event preparation he provides is second to none.”

— Danny Meyer, author of Setting the Table; CEO Union Square Hospitality Group

redBrick Agency is very thorough and detail oriented.  The agency worked well with the events team on all aspects of logistics and content.”

—John Royall, President & CEO Gulf Publishing Company & Women’s Global Leadership Conference

“When it comes to suggesting, presenting, and preserving the sanity of speakers, Jamie Brickhouse knows the ropes, the holds, the trade routes, the prevailing currents, and the long range forecast of the industry. Highly recommended by this grateful writer.”

— Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked

redBrick Agency was outstanding to work with. They were very responsive and  solution oriented and worked with us to find an ideal speaker at a price point that fell within our budget.  They were quick to respond to any questions we had throughout the process and were a delight to work with.”

—University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing

“I would highly recommend Jamie Brickhouse and redBrick Agency for your event.  Jamie’s attention to detail was second to none, he was always available, and followed up with our every need. Great follow through from beginning to end.  Jamie is someone you will enjoy partnering with and I look forward to working with him in the future.”

— Tennessee Association of Realtors

“Jamie Brickhouse is funny, fierce and fun to work with. He tells the truth—both to clients and sponsors. That in itself is a miracle in any representative.”

— Erica Jong, legendary novelist, poet, and essayist

“We worked with redBrick Agency to book our headlining keynote (Lee Gutkind) for our debut creative nonfiction conference, HippoCamp. We were so pleased by our experience that we didn’t even consider working with another speaker’s bureau, and came back for our 2016 conference (Mary Karr). redBrick Agency was professional in every way, in all of our interactions.”

— Donna Talarico, director,

HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers

“Working with redBrick Agency was beyond satisfactory and exceeded our expectations. Jamie addressed concerns or schedule changes with consideration and promptness. The needs of the library and conference committee were met with respect and thought, yet still in consideration of the presenters contracted. We will definitely work again (a third time) with Jamie and redBrick in the future.” 

— Lauren Bordelon, Jambalaya Writers Conference

“The folks at redBrick are great. They are easy and eager to work with and have great follow-up.  I highly recommend them.”

—Dr. Mark Bosco, S.J., Loyola University Chicago

redBrick Agency provides high quality speakers in a wide variety of areas.”

ASFIP (Atlanta Society for Investment Professionals)

“The redBrick Agency was prompt and responsive with all communications, making arrangements to have Wally Lamb at Cheshire Academy very manageable, resulting in a highly successful event that was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended.”

—Wendy Swift, Cheshire Academy Center for Writing

“My mother raised me to be embarrassed by self-promotion and incapable of asking people for money. Luckily, Jamie Brickhouse doesn’t know my mom, so he does both jobs for me. And he gets me flown in style to cool places with nice people who actually seem interested in what I have to say. My association with him has been win-win-win the whole way.”

— Dennis Lehane, New York Times best-selling author

“Apart from housing an impressive roster of speakers, redBrick Agency is especially good at what they do. They exceeded our expectations and ensured that our event went off successfully – coordinating with the speaker on everything from contracts to tone to logistics.  We couldn’t be happier with our experience.”

— Dr. Mary Beth McConahey, Fellow in Civic & Political Affairs, Saint Vincent College Center for Political & Economic Thought

redBrick Agency was a great partner in helping us organize a 450 people event for International Finance Corporation. The speaker they represented, Charles Scott, was the highlight of the event and all the logistical aspects of his intervention were efficiently planned and executed. Our communications with redBrick Agency were easy and fluid. They provided all the information we needed to organize this part of the event, were available at all times to make sure the logistics were carried out seamlessly and reduced the stress of putting together an ambitious conference program.”

—Macarena De Martini, Global Manufacturing, Agribusiness & Services, International Finance Corporation

“All matters concerning the booking of author Jay Asher that were handled by redBrick Agency were excellent, details were taken care of in a timely manner and the overall experience was perfect.  Would love to work with Jamie again.”

—Linda Holtslander, Loudoun County Public Library 

“I’ve been in contact with many different agents as we’ve worked through the process of selecting our CommunityREAD books for the last 3 years.  Jamie Brickhouse is very easy to work with.  He was responsive to questions and kept me in the loop throughout the process, helping to make for a very smooth author visit.”

—Sarah Clevidence, Findlay-Hancock Public Library 

“Having worked with a number of agencies and speakers bureaus in orchestrating our Hatfield Lecture Series, I have to say that redBrick was one of the most professional that I have worked with. Jamie Brickhouse was eager to answer my questions, and would run any requests we had by our speaker in order to make this the best experience possible for the Oregon Historical Society. Many thanks!”

Rachel Randles, Communications & Marketing Manager,

—Oregon Historical Society

“Working with redBrick Agency was a positive experience from beginning to end. Even a last minute change of plan turned out to our advantage as a result of the Agency’s professionalism and finesse.”

Hofstra University

“Jamie and redBrick Agency were extremely easy to work with and, with ease, provided our event with a terrific speaker.”

—Chris Cargill, Washington Policy Center

“Jamie Brickhouse brings a wealth of experience, a respect for talent and a keen understanding of audiences to create the most memorable events in the country. Small venues, large theaters, it doesn’t matter, Jamie gives a hundred percent and your organization benefits. If Jamie is making the connections, I’m confident that the results will be close to perfect.”

—  Adriana Trigiani, New York Times best-selling author

redBrick Agency was a delight to work with. Communication was detailed and contract was clear. As event neared, our keynote’s agenda was finalized down to the minute. We felt comfortable and prepared.”

—Donna Talarico, Hippocampus Magazine’s HippoCamp Writers’ Conference

redBrick Agency’s attention to detail and all they did made the process seamless.

—Michael Buckley, Program Manager, C.V. Starr Center, Washington College

redBrick Agency was professional and easy to work with. For outstanding speakers and hassle-free planning, use redBrick!”

—Dr. John Hilston, Eastern Florida State College

redBrick Agency has been a great speaker resource for Bronxville School. I know that when I book an event with redBrick, I’m in good hands. Follow up from beginning to end was excellent. I look forward to working with redBrick again.”

– Katie Casperson, Chair, Health & Wellness Committee, Bronxville School

redBrick Agency is awesome and if all speakers had agents like redBrick, booking them life would be much easier!”

—Becky Ford, Director of Courage & Faith Lectures, Christ Church Greenwich

redBrick Agency is highly professional. They fulfilled all of their promises, and they were very flexible in meeting our specific needs. All agencies should be so understanding!”

Columbia University Catholic Ministry

“Communication and information exchange was easy, and timely. We weren’t left guessing or waiting at any time. redBrick Agency was always so helpful.”

—Barbara Bell, Artistic Director, Kingston WritersFest

redBrick Agency, specifically Jamie, was great to work with!  Our company’s focus is public health, so we were unsure what to expect when dealing with a film director and talent agency. redBrick made the process easy and painless, ensuring all the details were covered.”

Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center

“Jamie Brickhouse is funny, fierce and fun to work with. He tells the truth—both to clients and sponsors. That in itself is a miracle in any representative.”

— Erica Jong, legendary novelist, poet, and essayist

redBrick Agency invests a lot of energy to make sure an event is a success and is always quick to respond and follow up.”

—Joseph Alulis, Ph.D., North Park University

“It was a pleasure to coordinate Gregory Maguire’s speech with redBrick Agency. Not only did they supply all information, but they did so in an exceptionally timely and amiable manner.”

—Lesley University

redBrick was quick to respond to all our needs, any hour of the day or night it seemed.”

—Joe Cadieux, Program Coordinator, West Hartford Public Library

redBrick made the process of booking an author both easy and reliable – quick quick to respond and quite helpful.”

—Maryellen Kanarr, Parkland Community Library, Allentown, PA

redBrick Agency was an excellent working partner for our event.  Jamie Brickhouse takes a hands on approach and provides exemplary communication and organization leading up to the event.  I look forward to working with redBrick Agency again.”

The Federalist Society, Long Island Lawyers Chapter

“The great thing about working with redBrick Agency is the timeliness of their responses to my email inquiries. Planning an author visit at our library involves many different people and multiple details for me to take care of, so it was greatly appreciated that when I had a question, I received an answer quickly.”

—Theresa Horn, St. Joseph County Public Library

“It was a pleasure to work with redBrick Agency.  Jamie always responded quickly and was extremely professional, considerate, and helpful.  Amity Shlaes’s speaking engagement was well planned and the Agency communicated efficiently, making the whole experience a pleasure.”

—Mimi Rogers, Curator, Coastal Georgia Historical Society

“Jamie Brickhouse is quite simply the best in the business. He understands how to find that perfect speaker to match the needs of an organization. He’s easy to work with, experienced and knowledgeable. He also happens to be one of the funniest humans on earth. You can’t go wrong with Jamie.”

— Neil White, Author of In the Sanctuary of Outcasts

“I wholehearted recommend with redBrick Agency. Jamie Brickhouse a man of character and integrity. When I told him our resources were limited, he didn’t hesitate in working out a solution that was fair to his client and still helped us raise funds that support our efforts to serve our community.”

—Rob Madonna, Knights of Columbus, Parsippany, NJ

“It was terrific working with the redBrick Agency in booking our parish event, ‘A Comedy Writer Finds God’ with Tom Leopold. Jamie Brickhouse was informative and responded quickly with clear information. It couldn’t have been easier! Thank you Jamie!”

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Santa Clarita, CA

“Jamie Brickhouse was great to work with. He took all the mystery out of planning my event. He supported both us and the speaker throughout the entire event.”

— Donatina Trotter, Credit Suisse

“I have worked with Jamie numerous times over the years when booking authors for Frederick Reads, a community-wide celebration.  Working with Jamie has been an enjoyable experience, both from a contractual and logistical standpoint.  When Jamie makes an author recommendation, I know it is one to consider seriously.”

— Elizabeth Cromwell, Chairwoman of the Frederick Reads Committee, Frederick County Public Library

“Jamie Brickhouse arranged an over the top event with Douglas Brinkley for our WPO chapter. I found him to be prompt, professional and very clear in all of our dealings. I would not hesitate to use his services in the future.”

— Richard Varner, Education Chairperson, Southern California Chapter of the World President’s Organization, (WPO)

“Jamie Brickhouse is head and shoulders above any other lecture agent.  Always professional and courteous, he never forgets a detail in promoting both the lecturing and writing sides of an author’s career.  He negotiates speaking engagements and fees in a professional manner that ensures an ongoing relationship between venues and the author. Event managers and organizations inevitably comment on how much they have enjoyed and appreciated Jamie’s contribution to their programs.  He has played a critical role in turning my first book into an international bestseller, and I look forward to a long relationship with them.”

— Andrew Bridge, author of Hope’s Boy: A Memoir

“Completely seamless and easy to work with.”

—Kate Dobson, Cancer Clinics of Excellence 

“Working with Jamie Brickhouse was a terrific experience.  He made the entire process from the original contract right down to the day of the event simple and easy.  He was quick to answer my questions and offer helpful suggestions along the way.”

— Pete Wood, Consultant, Customer Experience, Nationwide Insurance

“Working with Jamie Brickhouse was a pleasure. No question was too trivial for him. He was flexible, professional, and superb.”

—Dean Nelson, Point Loma Nazarene University

“Jamie is always available either by phone or email. It was a pleasure to work with such an easy going and helpful agency.”

—Robert T. Burrus, Jr., Chair, Department of Economcis and Finance University of North Carolina Wilmington

“I really appreciated the speed and efficiency of Jamie Brickhouse.  The process could not have been smoother.  Thanks for your help!”

— Gary A. Wasdin, Director, Office of Staff Development, New York Public Library

“Jamie Brickhouse was extremely easy to work with. He worked around our constraints and was quick to respond to all paths of communication. It was a pleasure working with such a detail-oriented and professional individual.”

— Margalit C. Rosenthal, Associate, Literary, Music and Dance Programs, Washington DC Jewish Community Center

“Jamie Brickhouse was very professional, well organized and quick to respond to our communications via phone and email. We would not hesitate to work with him again.”

— Nancy Dirks, Friends of the Topsfield Library

“Jamie Brickhouse was professional, accommodating and a delight to work with.”

— Carrie Gilman, Conference Producer, Strategic Research Institute

“Working with Jamie was an easy experience.  I appreciate how flexible he was and patient in answering questions and working through logistics.”

—Cynthia Bledsoe, Main Library Manager, Charleston County Public Library Coordinator

“Jamie Brickhouse worked with us to meet specific accounting requirements of our agency. He was patient, accommodating and professional in all of our interactions. It was a pleasure working with him.”

—Dawn Lauber, Literacy & Extension Services Coordinator, Milwaukee Public Library

“Jamie Brickhouse was easy to work with and there were no glitches in setting up this event.”

—Scott Young, Chairman, Department of Management, DePaul University

“I was very pleased with the level and communication of Jamie throughout the process.  Arrangements were made quickly and there was no confusion when [the speaker] arrived and prior to his arrival.”

— Karen Biernacki, Executive Director, Harmony House/CASA

“I worked with Jamie for over 20 years and loved every second of it. The instant I heard he was starting his own agency I called to rejoice – and then to say that he must allow me the honor of being his first client. There is no one in the world I trust more to make it happen than Jamie Brickhouse.  After all these years, I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to finally work with him – on the other side.”

— Debbie Stier, author of The Perfect Score Project