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Celeste Fine

Senior Agent, Sterling Lord Literistic

“I always know that I can rely on Ian Blake Newhem to work well with authors, write successful book proposals, and partner with an author on the manuscript and publishing process. He is a professional and truly one-of-a-kind.”

Jay Lombard, MD

Author, The Mind of God (Crown); Co-founder & Chief Science Officer, Genomind

“I have had the honor and pleasure of working with Ian. I can’t say enough about his passion and commitment to our project. One of his greatest strengths is his ability to embody and articulate an author’s true intent—I know he cared as much about our project and mission as I did. Ian is an eloquent writer, a real partner, and a deeply thoughtful person.”

Franklin R. House, MD

Author, The 30-Day Diabetes Miracle (Penguin-Perigee); Retired President and Chairman of the Board of Ardmore Institute of Health and its DBA – Lifestyle Center of America

“It is a pleasure to remember the days working with Mr. Newhem on our book The 30-Day Diabetes Miracle. The process was arduous, the end result gratifying, the learning curve from our side, steep. To this day I consider Ian a friend and am happy to support his chosen career trajectory.

Words I have chosen to identify Ian and his work include:

  • Professional
  • Personal
  • Presentable
  • Passionate
  • Persistent
  • Indefatigable
  • Self-starting
  • Creative
  • Storyteller par excellence

An employee of mine served as Ian’s research assistant. He worked with her as a real partner; she hated to see the project end. My entire staff of over fifty employees found reasons to admire and support his efforts. He fit himself into our culture, which for him could have been a real challenge; but he handled it with apparent ease, dignity, and respect.”

Izzy Ezagui

Author, Disarmed: Unconventional Lessons from the World’s Only One-Armed Special Forces Sharpshooter (Prometheus); Sergeant in the Israel Defense Forces

“Ian is dedicated, patient, and a pleasure to spend time with in the trenches. But don’t hire him for all those reasons. Do it because the end result will be masterful. Do it because Ian is a word-ninja, and because you’d be a fool not to.”

The Skinny Jeans Diet: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Eating, and Finally Fit into Your Pants!

Do you obsess about brownies? Have you ever tried to get “in the mood” and realized that the only thing you were in the mood for was a bag of potato chips? Do your jeans let out a sigh of relief after you take them off? Don’t despair! Finally, you can learn to rule food with The Skinny Jeans Diet—a survival guide for the millions of women who struggle every day with their weight.

The 30-Day Diabetes Miracle

A revolutionary program for combating and reversing diabetes. Over the past ten years, Lifestyle Center of America has emerged as the country’s premiere center offering a proven-successful program to combat diabetes—and even reverse its adverse effects on the body. Now available in book form for the first time, LCA’s program enables individuals to actually get to the root of their problems by teaching them the ways of lifestyle-change and the power of diet, activity, and stress management.

The Thin Commandments: The 10 No-Fail Strategies for Permanent Weight Loss

Bestselling author of Thin Tastes Better, Dr. Stephen Gullo introduces readers to his program that achieves nearly 15 times better results than the national average. Gullo specializes in helping patients lose more than 100 pounds and maintain the weight loss for more than five years. At Dr. Gullo’s Institute for Health and Weight Sciences in New York City, patients wait up to six months for an appointment and pay over $1,000 an hour for the secrets he imparts in this book. Dr. Gullo’s program, incorporating his more than 25 years of clinical experience, features The 10 Thin Commandments that govern all eating habits and his easy-to-follow “ABC Diet plan.”

77 Questions for Skillful Living

Are you as healthy as you could be, as healthy as you would like to be? What would you do with your life if your health were completely restored? Go beyond conventional medicine with this revolutionary guide to understanding wellness on a deeper level. 77 Questions for Skillful Living examines the physical, psychological, environmental, and spiritual factors behind many common illnesses, and empowers you to take your health into your own hands, and to alleviate chronic conditions through conventional and integrative means.

Slow Medicine: Hope and Healing for Chronic Illness

In this warm, reassuring, enlightening book, Dr. Finkelstein takes you beyond conventional medicine to examine the intricate network of factors that lie behind many common illnesses—and empowers you to take back your health. It’s time to walk down the Slow Medicine path, one where the answers are in the questions.

Mind of God

Employing case studies from his behavioral neurology practice, Dr. Jay Lombard explores the spiritual conundrums we all ask ourselves: What is the nature of God? Does my life have purpose? What’s the meaning of our existence? Are we free? What happens to us when we die? These metaphysical questions serve as a jumping-off point for exploring the brain in search of the seat of the soul. It is neuroscience, the author contends, and how we and our brains interpret what’s going on around us that can lead us to a deeper and more fulfilling faith.

Dream So Big

While so many talented and ambitious kids have become tabloid fodder, Raven-Symoné, beloved star of That’s So Raven, has remained grounded and happy as she’s created a massive franchise for Disney, won multiple Kids’ Choice Awards, and made history as the first African-American woman with her own sitcom. The difference? Her parents positive-approach plan—which you can now replicate with your own children.

The 30-Day Diabetes Miracle Cookboo

The companion volume to Lifestyle Center of America’s The 30-Day Diabetes Miracle provides more than 200 family-friendly recipes that will show you how to adopt an ideal diet for safe and effective diabetes control and weight loss—diet that will put you in charge of your health and your future.

Disarmed: Unconventional Lessons from the World’s Only One-Armed Special Forces Sharpshooter

Combining refreshing candor with self-deprecating wit, this inspiring memoir will encourage readers to live up to their aspiration despite seemingly impossible odds.


Ian Blake Newhem, principal at GOTF, is co-founder with Izzy Ezagui of 15 Digits, LLC, a TV and Motion Picture Development company. 15D has partnered with Council Tree Productions on a TV series called IRL (In Real Life), a dystopian drama pitched as The Walking Dead meets The Leftovers with LGBTQ teens. 15D ghosts and develops TV and movie pitches, treatments, bibles, and scripts. For more information, contact: or

Our latest films is called Pull Yourself Together, a dark comedy.


Special Presentation on Ghostwriting

with Ian Blake Newhem:

Ghostwriting in the 21st Century

Newhem addresses the fine points of the ghostwriting profession, with a special focus on the ways in which ghosting has evolved over time. A discussion of the publishing industry, the influence of technology, and the author’s expanded role in an age of social media, in addition to a panel discussion on ghostwriting with other leading ghosts in the field. One session, as well as a separate panel, at the Annual Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference, June 16–18, 2017. More details to follow, at the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society.

“Leap Mentoring Event

LEAP is a non-profit organization and global cause dedicated to helping young people in 25 countries achieve great success through exclusive content and events. Ian joins the likes of Bill DormanApolo Ohno and Jim Kwik in mentoring the next generation of exceptional professionals.



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