For over 20 years, Andrea Hurst Literary Management has represented high-profile and up-and-coming authors in both fiction and adult nonfiction, successfully placing titles throughout the worldwide publishing market.

For over 20 years, Andrea Hurst Literary Management has represented high-profile and up-and-coming authors in both fiction and adult nonfiction, successfully placing titles throughout the worldwide publishing market.

Our team is dedicated to building author careers, collaborating and supporting our clients through all stages of the publication process. Some of our bestselling and award-winning authors 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 Hurst and Katie Reed have opened their new Hurst & Reed Editorial division, to expand their professional services to writers not represented by the literary agency. If you’re interested in taking your manuscript and writing career to the next level, please view our services on the editorial page.

ANDREA HURST – President of Andrea Hurst & Associates, LLC
Andrea Hurst Literary Management


Andrea Hurst is the Founder and President of Andrea Hurst & Associates Literary Management. As a literary agent and developmental editor, Andrea brings over 25 years of experience in the publishing industry. She has worked with major publishers, both domestic and internationally. Overall, her focus is to help authors polish their book, obtain publication, and build their author brand. Some of her clients include bestsellers such as Dr. Bernie Siegel, Boo Walker, Marc Edelheit, Hannah Jayne, Penny Warner, Ashley Farley, Chef John Ash, and Suzanne Kelman.

Andrea began her career in the entertainment business working in product development and marketing with Columbia Records, but eventually found her passion in book publishing. She teaches classes at writing conferences and MFA programs, and has presented webinars for Writer’s Digest, where she offers valuable insight as an agent, editor, and author of ten books, both in fiction and nonfiction. Her most recent novel, House of Dreams, released in April 2024.

For submission guidelines, please visit our Literary Agency page

KATIE REED – Senior Agent


Katie Reed began her career in publishing with Andrea Hurst Literary Management while pursuing her B.A. in English at Sacramento State University and has worked in the publishing field for over a decade. Katie, a senior literary agent and skilled developmental editor, is actively building her client list, working with authors to shape and strengthen their stories for publication. She lives in Lewiston, Idaho with her husband, three children, a Bichon Frise, a Golden Retriever, and two obstinate cats. In the summer you can find her on the beach upriver in Hells Canyon, preferably with a good book.

For submission guidelines, please visit our Literary Agency page



Sean Fletcher is a developmental editor of award-winning and bestselling YA, middle-grade, and adult works, specializing in the genres of fantasy, sci-fi, thriller, and most areas of contemporary fiction. As an editor, author, speaker, and literary agent scout, he’s able to bring a unique perspective to your work, whether you're an indie author wanting to self-publish, or looking to pitch to agents and editors. He is also a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association.

On the personal writing side, Sean is an award-winning and bestselling author of middle-grade and YA fantasy, with over thirty works published. As a writing teacher and workshop leader he’s presented and spoken at dozens of major writing conferences, local chapters, organizations, and libraries, and co-written a feature article for Writer’s Digest.

Sean is currently closed to queries. If interested in editing, please see the editorial page for our services.



Lydia Caudill is a literary agent scout and editorial assistant with Andrea Hurst & Associates. She began her editorial internship with the agency in September of 2022 and joined the staff in a professional capacity soon after. As an agent scout, she takes pitches at writing conferences, both in-person and online, and is always on the lookout for talented writers.

Originally from a small town in Kentucky, Lydia spent most of her childhood toting around a book, looking for any spare moments to read. She is a graduate of NC State University, where she earned her B.A. in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. When she’s not editing or sifting through submissions, you can find her enjoying live music at a concert, tutoring Spanish, working on her own writing, or spending time outside with her dog, Rocky.

MICHELLE DAVIS – Operations Manager


A graduate of NC State, Michelle Davis has 20 years of experience in business operations and financial analysis. She is responsible for the functionality of the business and overall office management operations including contract oversight, client intake and portfolio management, royalty disbursements, payment processing, and project scheduling assistance.

She is also an avid reader of women’s upmarket and book club fiction and enjoys the opportunity to assist the agency with proofreading, beta-reading, and submission support when needed.

KRISTEN FRANZKE – Social Media Manager


Kristen Franzke has always had a love for books and began her work in the publishing industry with Barnes and Noble. She participated in Community Relations, which included interacting with various authors for book signings and events. After moving to North Carolina, Kristen began working directly with authors as a Social Media Coordinator and has been working with Andrea Hurst Literary Agency for the last several years in Social Media Management. She works with a variety of genres, specializing in Women’s Fiction, Science Fiction, and Fantasy.

GENEVA AGNOS – Marketing Consultant


Geneva Agnos has 15 years of experience in management and implementation consulting, book publishing, and marketing.

For author marketing and virtual assistance, Geneva can also be contacted privately at: Geneva.agnos.va@gmail.com

TARYN FAGERNESS – Foreign Rights Agent

The agency partners exclusively with Taryn Fagerness Agency for our foreign rights.