“From the moment human beings are
born to the moment we die,
we need relationships.”

-Maryann Karinch
Literary Agent
Human Behavior Specialist

About Me

Here is my life in terms of career, education, athletics, and memberships:


In addition to the 30 books with my name on the cover, I have also ghostwritten and edited many titles. In addition, I’ve successfully represented more than 100 works of non-fiction and fiction through The Rudy Agency.

Clients as diverse as the US Department of Homeland Security, CLS Group, George Mason University, and the International Spy Museum have hired me for body language and interpersonal skills training. A number of high-tech companies and associations also brought me onboard to build their marketing communications programs.

Earlier in my career I managed a professional theater in Washington, DC and independently co-produced a few shows.


I earned a BA and MA in Speech and Drama from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. And since 1998, I have maintained a certification in personal training from the American Council on Exercise.


As a competitor, I have done very well in these sports at various times of my life: gymnastics, bodybuilding, power lifting, and adventure racing. And these have been just for fun: ocean whitewater kayaking, scuba diving, skydiving, and golf.


The Explorers Club (elected 2010)

Advisory Board, The Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising at Kent State University (elected 2009)

P.E.O. (elected 2005)