In response to the rapidly changing publishing climate, and to continue to help authors realize their publishing goals and dreams, we have expanded our professional services to writers we do not represent. Whether you are seeking traditional publishing or exploring print-on-demand or custom publishing, it is crucial to have a professionally polished manuscript, proposal and pitch materials, and an exceptional marketing plan. There is always room at the top for the best, and that is what we can help you to achieve…the best book possible.
ANDREA HURST, President of Andrea Hurst & Associates, works with both major and regional publishing houses, and her agency client list includes emerging new voices and NY Times best-selling authors. Andrea represents high profile adult nonfiction and well- crafted Fiction. Her clients and their books have appeared on the Oprah Show, Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America, National Geographic network and in the NY Times. Andrea is a published author, skilled development editor, keynote speaker, and educator with over 25 year of experience in the industry.
For both new and established authors, Andrea is available for private consulting, book proposals and full manuscript evaluation, developmental editing, and assistance with custom publishing. After discussing your individual needs and goals, Andrea can offer referrals to industry professionals for individualized assistance tailored to your goals. Whether you are in need of an editor or ghostwriter, blog and website designer, or marketing professional our experienced team will help you produce a top-notch product.
For serious writers and professionals in need of assistance polishing, developing, and evaluating their book for publication we offer the services listed on the right side of the page.
BRANDON LaFAVE- Since graduating with a B.A. in Creative Writing, Brandon has done editorial work for large and small publishers, co-agented manuscripts, and served as the agent and editor coordinator for the 2011 Whidbey Island Writers Conference. He’s the former author services director and literary scout for Andrea Hurst & Associates and a graduate of the University of Washington Certificate in Editing program.
BRIAN C. SHORT is a graphic designer as well as a writer of literary science fiction and speculative non-fiction, with a background in print, electronic and time-based media (i.e. film, video and music). His motion graphics work has won several awards, including an Emmy (in 2001, as part of the team responsible for the title sequence of “Six Feet Under”) and BAFTA awards (1998, for Best Moving Image, “Ceremony of Innocence”). His short films have had screening at SIFF, the New York Film Festival and Rotterdam, and he was a finalist for the 2011 Artist Trust Arts Innovator Award. He currently resides between Whidbey Island and Park City, Utah, where he also works seasonally as a baker and pastry cook.
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AUDREY MACKAMAN is a certified copyeditor and book cover designer. She graduated from Beloit College in Wisconsin with a double major is English Literature and Creative Writing, and she received her copyeditor’s certificate through the University of Washington. She designs book covers for a broad range of genres.
CATE PERRY has a BA in English Literature and a Masters in Education from Western Washington University. She has taught English and Creative Writing for sixteen years. She is an alumna of the Squaw Valley Writers Workshop and an agent liaison for the Chuckanut Writers Conference. She was published last fall in Dr. Bernie Siegel’s A Book of Miracles.