For almost 20 years, Andrea Hurst Literary Management has represented both high-profile and up-and-coming new authors to worldwide publishing markets. Her clients and their books have appeared on the Oprah Show, Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America, National Geographic Network, Amazon Charts, and in the NY Times.
In response to the ever-competitive publishing climate, and to continue helping authors realize their publishing goals, Andrea has expanded her professional services to writers not represented by her literary agency. If you’re interested in taking your manuscript and writing career to another level, please view our services on the book editing page.
ANDREA HURST – President of Andrea Hurst & Associates - Andrea Hurst Literary Management
Andrea works as a literary agent with both bestselling and emerging new authors to help polish their book, obtain publication, increase sales, and build their author brand.
Andrea brings over 25 years experience in the publishing industry, including her work as a literary agent. She is also a developmental book editor for publishers and authors, a bestselling Amazon author, an instructor for the MFA creative writing program at the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, and a webinar presenter for Writer's Digest. As a literary agent, she selectively represents high profile adult nonfiction and well-crafted genre fiction. Please see submission guidelines on the Literary Agency page.
Amberly Finarelli – Senior Agent, Developmental and Copy Editor
Amberly manages the California office as a literary agent and scout, developmental and copy editor. She has a B.A. in English with a concentration in career writing and has worked in the publishing industry since 2006 as a literary agent, manuscript evaluator, copy editor, proofreader, and writer. She has been a featured speaker at UC Davis, has taught for Sacramento Public Library, and Truckee Meadows Writers Conference, and has been a judge for the Rose City Romance Writers writing contest. Her writing has been featured in a Harlequin anthology (under a pseudonym) and on the Nonfiction Authors Association blog.
Areas of Interest for representation:
-book club women’s fiction
As a developmental editor for fiction and nonfiction, Amberly will discuss your needs and vision for your manuscript and bring both her eye for detail and knowledge of the written word together to help you chisel your work into a polished piece ready to market. You will receive insightful and useful feedback on your work, as well as suggestions relevant to the “real” writing world. Amberly also offers copyediting services. Amberly lives in Sacramento with her husband and children, and reads, writes, and dances as often as she can.
KATIE REED - Senior Agent, Agent Scout & Developmental Editor
Katie Reed began her career in publishing with Andrea Hurst Literary Management while pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in English and has worked in the publishing field for over a decade. As a literary agent, Katie loves discovering new talent, building lasting connections with her authors, and working diligently to represent books readers will love.
Katie currently works as an agent and literary scout, and is looking for compelling, standout projects to champion. She is open for submissions in the following genres:
- Commercial Women’s Fiction with a strong hook and market appeal
- Historical Fiction (Favorite authors include Ruta Sepyts, Kate Quinn, Kristin Hannah, Taylor Jenkins Reid)
- Women’s Suspense/Thriller (especially with unreliable narrators or an ending with an unforeseen twist)
- Fiction with a fantastical angle (a la The Midnight Library by Matt Haig)
- Retellings, similar to Circe by Madeline Miller
- Young Adult Contemporary or Fantasy
- Middle Grade
**PLEASE NOTE: Katie’s turnaround time for responding to queries is currently 3-4 weeks, and she will only respond to queries if she is interested in requesting more.
Katie’s goal as a developmental editor is to help authors take their novels to the next stage. She has experience editing a wide range of genres and levels, from authors who are ready to put the final polish on their novel for pitching, to authors who are just starting out and need guidance navigating the world of writing, and everything in between. While many of her clients have enjoyed successful careers in the publishing industry, Katie enjoys helping new writers reach their potential and see their stories become the best versions of themselves. Her mission as an editor is to provide honest and knowledgeable feedback on a project to help strengthen it while also maintaining the author’s vision.
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SEAN FLETCHER – Director of Author Services, Developmental Editor, and Agent Scout
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Sean manages the Texas office and works directly with Andrea as an agent scout along with managing editorial and consulting services for clients. Along with Andrea he has co-written a piece in Writer's Digest, and teaches at writers conferences and workshops all over the country.
During his bachelor’s program at Tarleton State University, he studied the craft of fiction extensively and completed four practice novels before embarking on his professional writing career. He’s an Amazon-bestselling author of multiple YA fantasy series, and an award-winning author of middle grade fantasy.
As a developmental editor, Sean primarily focuses in developmental book editing in the areas of adult and YA fiction, specializing in the following genres: Sci-Fi, fantasy, thriller, and most areas of contemporary fiction. He assists authors in building multidimensional characters, engaging plots, original voices, and deep themes across all age groups. When not writing or editing he can be found out hiking, biking or traveling.
GENEVA AGNOS – Operations Manager and Virtual Assistant
Geneva has 15 years of experience in management and implementation consulting. She is responsible for the functionality of the business and overall office management operations. As a virtual assistant, her expertise is in social media marketing and brand awareness.
For author marketing and virtual assistance, Geneva can also be contacted privately at: Geneva.email@example.com
We do not offer literary representation to authors that we have worked with privately or in a consulting capacity, as this could be a conflict of interest.
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From Our Clients
Before I contacted you for help with my manuscript, I was feeling discouraged. Now, after all of your insightful and personalized feedback on both the manuscript itself and in our phone consultation, I'm more excited about my book than ever. Your expertise as an editor, agent, and writer helped me take my story to a professional level. Now, I have a much better chance of getting published. So thank you, Andrea! I'm very lucky to have found you.
~ Alan Owens – Novelist
I feel extremely fortunate to have had Andrea Hurst guiding the course of this book with her with her masterful balance of insight, experience and practicality.
~ Dr. Murray Clarke, author of Natural Baby – Healthy Child
Working with Andrea and Sean has been a wonderful experience. There are a lot of editors who can look at your work for content and make sure it “looks right.” It is rare to find someone who can help capture the heart of your story and help you make it something to be truly proud of.
~ Dr. Sean Adleman – Novelist
Faith in our contemporary culture is a wonder to behold, and abiding faith a miracle. Working with Andrea continues to be a Psalm of Faithfulness. She is passionate, confident, meticulous, and, most importantly, immeasurably generous. I am blessed to work with Andrea–she remains a marvelous guide and ally.
~ Gloria Burgess, PhD, Dare to Wear Your Soul on the Outside
“Thanks so much, Andrea. I think if I hadn’t found you I might have thrown in the towel with my novel. Once again, thank you for your clarity, objectivity and guidance.”
~ Sandy Flanders, author of Night Harvest