Paper over Board offers cutting-edge, 360-degree literary agent representation, as well as creative development, ghostwriting services, and hands-on classes for a wide range of talent from burgeoning new writers to veteran authors.


Living Your Bestseller Life: Insider Secrets to Nonfiction Publishing. An eight-week course that gives you a clear, step-by-step path from brainstorm to published book.

Already have a spick and span proposal or manuscript ready to go? Then you’re all set to be considered as a potential agency client. Paper Over Board operates under IGLA.

Too busy to write? Paper Over Board takes on a limited number of proposal and ghostwriting projects per year. Click below to contact me and find out if we’re a match made in book heaven.


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  • “I never in a million years would have thought I would have a completed book proposal during an 8-week course. Having access to Kim’s expertise each week was worth its weight in gold. This was possibly the best investment I’ve ever made in myself and my dreams.”

    Sara M., Marketing Consultant
  • “The ultimate learning and support needed to get your book idea out there! From weekly meetings to all access to Kim Perel, you get the insiders view of successfully creating a well received book proposal leaving you steps ahead on the path to published author.”

    Gail H., Restauranteur
  • “Where do I even begin? You are the fairy godmother of this book. There are no words in any of the world’s languages to express how much I love you and the work you put into this book and me. I’m grateful to call you my agent, my cowriter and most important, my dear friend.”

    Hitha Palepu, Author of How to Pack (Clarkson Potter)
  • “Thank you for your support and belief in the stories I wanted to tell. Thank you for helping me get all my ideas down on paper and structured. Without you I never would have written this book, let alone two!”

    Rebecca Atwood, Author of Living with Pattern and Living with Color (Clarkson Potter)
  • “Thank you for your vision and advice in the course of creating my book.” 

    Angie Niles, Author of Bright Lights Paris
  • “Kim Perel is without a doubt the hardest working agent and writer known to mankind…”

    Jacqui Stafford, Author of The Wow Factor (Penguin)