Joseph (Joe) is the owner of The Veltre Company, a New York City based Literary Management and Production company. He has worked in both the film and publishing industries. In film, he worked at Miramax, serving dual roles as director of development for Miramax Films and editor-at-large for Miramax Books. In publishing, his career began at St. Martin’s Press, as senior editor overseeing several imprints, including the Minotaur/Dead Letter Mystery program, publishing authors such as Ian Rankin and S.J. Rozan. He then worked as senior editor at HarperCollins, editing high quality non-fiction, working with business writers, journalists and academics, including Dr. Richard S. Tedlow and John Heilemann.
Before starting his own company, Veltre also worked as a literary agent and foreign and film rights director for a prominent Literary Agency, Carlisle & Company (now part of InkWell Management). There he worked with a wide range of authors including Antonio Damasio and James Gleick, built strong relationships with publishers overseas, film and television producers, studios and agents.
He has a unique breadth of experience and works with a diverse group of talented authors. He regularly attends national and international book fairs and speaks at conferences on topics vital to both aspiring and experienced authors. Though his client list is selective, he is constantly looking for new writers, focusing on a wide range of subjects, including: upmarket non-fiction, literary fiction, thrillers, women’s fiction, mysteries, narrative and political non-fiction, academic and historical non-fiction, romance, suspense, business and how-to non-fiction, and young adult books. He works closely with a variety of artists, including: academics, historians, journalists, novelists, filmmakers, sports figures, photographers, doctors, TV personalities, business consultants, and military leaders.
Veltre graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in English and attended the graduate English program at the University of Alabama, where he taught literature and writing. He is from Cartersville, Georgia and now lives in New York City, with his wife, novelist Adrienne Miller.