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.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Amberly Finarelli – Developmental Editor, Copy Editor, and Agent Scout
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Amberly manages the California office as an agent scout, developmental editor, 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.
As a developmental editor, 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 lives in Sacramento with her husband and children and reads, writes, and dances as often as she can.
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