Press Release


Cannery Row Literary Agency Signs Author and Humorist John Adams with a Four Book Father and Son Secrets Series

Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, ­ August 24th, 2018—

Cannery Row Literary Agency is delighted to announce that acclaimed humorist John Adams has joined the agency which will represent him on the four-book Father and Son Secrets (Things Mother’s Might Not Want to Know) series this fall. Evolving from an online series of short narratives based on his life with his wife and 7 year old son, Adams’ found his audience. He created the website in 2018, based on animated videos of John’s original narratives on married life, family relationships and creative parenting.

With a gift for condensing everyday life into hilarious, wholesome and heart-warming stories that resonate with all audiences, author John Adams creates deep connections with readers using humour that is grounded in never forgetting what it is like to be a child.

In the Father and Son Secrets book series, Adams (removed Mr.) shares the heart-warming and laugh out loud funny tales of family life, unveiling the secrets of what father and sons really get up to when moms aren’t around.  From building a giant snow penis in the neighbor’s front yard to casting a kite out of a car window at 65 mph, men and women alike will see themselves in relatable scenarios ranging from “man colds”, winning arguments with a spouse, getting back at bullies, getting caught in lies, to the world of fart jokes.

The project is represented by Bahram Olfati, founding partner at Cannery Row Literary Agency. “Father and Son Secrets is a wonderful addition to the Cannery Row roster.” Olfati says, “Adams is a fresh and funny voice at a time when wholesome humor is hard to find. This is a terrific series that will inject laughter, and relatability, and will be enjoyed by the whole family.”

According to Aislin the famed Montreal based cartoonist, “LMAO at some of these delightful vignettes! John Adams is a new, blessedly fresh, humorist on the scene.”

About Cannery Row

Cannery Row Literary Agency draws upon their 20 years of deep industry experience and extensive relationships to present both new and published authors to the best publishing partner for them. Presenting incredible talent to the most reputable publishers in the industry, while creating a nurturing environment for our authors to thrive, Cannery Row adopts a personal approach that nourishes not only the originality of the work but the author themselves.  Cannery Row is focused on bringing our life-cycle knowledge and expertise in books along with audience identification, segmentation and marketing strategies for publishers and retailers.  This is a value -added capability that permeates all aspects of bringing to market a commercially viable book and realizing its full commercial potential accordingly.