In response to the rapidly changing publishing climate, and to continue to help authors realize their publishing goals and dreams, Andrea has expanded her professional services to writers not represented in her literary management division. Whether you are seeking traditional publishing or exploring self 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.
Thanks to my developmental editor, Andrea Hurst, who suggested ALL THE CHANGES. She made me rewrite the stuff that sucked until it didn’t, and it’s a much better novel for that.
~Marko Kloos bestselling author of Terms of Enlistment and the Frontline Series.
ANDREA HURST – President of Andrea Hurst & Associates
Andrea works 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 industry. She is 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 Writers’ Digest. As a literary agent, she selectively 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.
For serious writers and professionals in need of assistance editing, developing, and evaluating their book for publication and beyond, she offers the services listed on the right side of the page.
To contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
SEAN FLETCHER – Director of Author Services, Developmental Editor, and Agent Scout
Sean works with directly with Andrea managing editorial and consulting services for clients, teaching classes, and running general operations for the literary business. He is a monthly contributor to the Authornomics Blog.
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.
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. Sean 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.
To contact: Sean@andreahurst.com
STEPHANIE MESA – Agent Scout, Developmental Editor
Stephanie has a bachelor’s degree in English Literature with a Certificate in Professional and Public Writing from Florida International University. As Andrea’s associate editor, she works in the office managing and editing book projects, brainstorming innovative marketing strategies, and scouting the next bestseller.
Throughout her studies, Stephanie expanded her passion for literature by sharing her favorite reads and new releases on her Youtube channel and blog Sincerely, Steph. Stephanie has a strong background working with digital marketing, social media, and content writing for marketing clients.
In her free time, Stephanie can either be found curled up on her couch with her corgi and a book in hand, baking her favorite chocolate brownies, or exploring the many bookshops and museums in Seattle.
We do not offer 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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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