Authors

Every author has a story to tell, and with WSB, you can bring their stories to your stage. Choose from WSB’s roster of high-profile author speakers, including news anchors, Harvard professors, scientists, and more. Delve into the themes behind their books or learn about an author’s creative process—the sky is the limit with our experienced author speakers. Available for in-person or virtual events and meetings.

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Adam Grant

Organizational Psychologist, The Wharton School of Business; Bestselling Author; Host: WorkLife, a TED Original Podcast

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George W. Bush

43rd President of the United States and Founder of the George W. Bush Presidential Center

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Josh Linkner

Serial entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author, and venture capital investor

$25K - $40K
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William McRaven

Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command (2011-2014) and of U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (2008-2011); Chancellor of the University of Texas System (2015-2018); Best-selling Author

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Daniel Pink

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Power of Regret, When, To Sell is Human, Drive, and A Whole New Mind

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Liz Murray

Inspirational Speaker and Best-Selling Author

Under $25,000
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Mike Krzyzewski

Head Men's Basketball Coach, Duke University (1980 – 2022)

Over $70,000
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Platon

World-Renowned, Award-Winning Photographer; Founder, The People's Portfolio

$40K - $70K
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José Andrés

Chef, Restaurateur, Humanitarian

Over $70,000
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Dan Rooney

Motivational Speaker, Fighter Pilot, Patriotic Philanthropist, PGA Professional, Golf Course Developer, and Author, A Patriot's Calling: Living Life Between Fear and Faith and Fly Into the Wind, How to Harness Faith and Fearlessness On Your Ascent to Greatness

$40K - $70K
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Doris Kearns Goodwin

Presidential Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning Author

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Tony Dungy

Former Head Coach, 2007 Super Bowl Champion Indianapolis Colts, Football Television Analyst

Over $70,000
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Liz Cheney

Former US Representative (2017-2023)

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Kevin Carroll

Best-Selling Author, Expert on Creativity and Innovation, Agent for Social Change

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Kyle Carpenter

Medal of Honor Recipient and Author

Under $25,000
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James Stavridis

16th Supreme Allied Commander, NATO; Partner and Vice Chair, Global Affairs of The Carlyle Group; New York Times Bestselling Author

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Terry Bradshaw

Co-host and Analyst, FOX NFL Sunday and NFL Legend

$40K - $70K
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Bonnie St. John

Paralympic Ski Medalist, Fortune 500 Business Consultant, Rhodes Scholar, Former White House Official and Best-Selling Author

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James Mattis

U.S. Secretary of Defense (2017-2018)

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Tony Blair

Prime Minister, Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1997-2007)

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Walter Isaacson

Best-Selling Author; Acclaimed Historian and Journalist; Professor of History, Tulane University

Over $70,000
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Mary Matalin

Celebrated Conservative Voice and Former Presidential Advisor

$25K - $40K

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