WHO WE ARE
Some companies take shape in business schools. Not this one. The story behind The Bestsellers Group began when I got dumped at the altar by my fiancée. Instead of heading to therapy (or a local bar), I decided to go ahead with the wedding weekend and the prepaid honeymoon to Costa Rica, swapping my recently divorced brother for my runaway bride. We had such a good time clearing our heads and re-bonding as brothers that we decided to extend the honeymoon...for two years and 53 countries.
During the honeymoon I wrote. From the heart. About anything I wanted. It felt invigorating and liberating, like being handed a giant box of Crayola crayons after spending a lifetime coloring in gray. At the end of the travels, I had several offers to go back to my career in corporate communications. But the heart is a powerful thing. Once you write with it, everything else feels hollow.
So I decided to write a book called, you guessed it, Honeymoon with My Brother. The memoir became a bestseller. I told my story on The Today Show and Oprah. I then authored a follow-up called How the World Makes Love, a lighthearted look at love and dating around the world. All for getting dumped!
At the same time, I started to help people, brands, and organizations with their storytelling. I loved seeing their stories come to life, get published, distinguish their brand, or inspire followers. My clients all had a compelling story to tell. They just needed a little help getting it out.
That's why I decided to create The Bestsellers Group -- to help even more people shape and share their stories with the world. I rounded up a team of the best storytellers I know, bestselling memoirists, brand storytellers, travel writers, and business authors. Your story deserves nothing less.
-- Franz Wisner, Founder, The Bestsellers Group.