Agents Scott Waxman and Byrd Leavell have teamed up to form a new shingle, The Waxman Leavell Literary Agency. Leavell has been an agent at Waxman's eponymous agency for seven years, and his clients include such bestsellers as Justin Halpern (Sh*t My Dad Says) and Tucker Max (I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell). Waxman founded his agency in 1997.

Speaking to the parnership, Waxman said: "Byrd is a talented agent with a tremendous instinct for finding and developing enormous bestsellers." "He is also a lot of fun to work with. I couldn’t be more excited to take the agency to the next level with Byrd as a partner."