J. de S. Associates, Inc.

Steerforth Press takes Robert Cutler biography
Publisher's Weekly, November 6, 2017

"Chip Fleisher at Steerforth Press took North American rights to Ike’s Mystery Man, a biography of Robert Cutler by Peter Shinkle. Agenet Jacques de Spoelberch at J. de S. Associates, who represented Shinkle, said the book will be an ‘intimate’ portrait of the country’s first national security advisor. As de Spoelberch explained, the book details how Cutler helped President Eisenhower through a tumultuous period during the Cold War. The book will also, the agent added, feature new information that Shinkle uncovered, showing that ‘Cutler harbored a deep personal secret.’ The book is set for fall 2018."

Ten Speed Nabs Dungeons and Dragons History
Publisher's Weekly, August 7, 2017

"Ten Speed’s Emily Timberlake took world rights to Dungeons & Dragons: A Visual History. Agent Jacques de Spoelberch at JdeS Associates, who brokered the agreement, said the book is the first to explore the 40-plus-year history of the fantasy game. It will offer 'a visual archive of one of the most iconic and pervasive gaming franchises in the world,' de Spoelberch explained. The authors, who are consulting with D&D creator Wizards of the Coast, include biographer Michael Witwer, filmmaker Kyle Newman, games historian Jon Peterson, and actor Sam Witwer. The book is due in fall 2018."

Overlook acquires The Spirit Photographer
Publisher's Weekly, June 19, 2017

"At Overlook Press, Chelsea Cutchens took world English rights to Jon Michael Varese’s debut, The Spirit Photographer. Agent Jacques de Spoelberch, who has an eponymous shingle and represented Varese, said the book is based on an actual photographer named William Mumler who worked in Boston and New York before, and after, the Civil War. De Spoelberch called the book “a sweeping story that travels from the well-mannered rooms of New England to the sultry bayous of Louisiana” and “shows us how undeniably the ghosts of the past remain with us.” The Spirit Photographer is scheduled for March 2018."