ABOUT Metamorphosis Literary Agency
Stephanie Hansen - Owner, Senior Agent, and Subsidiary Rights Manager
Stephanie represents authors with their debut novels and New York Times-bestsellers and has brokered deals with small presses, mid-size publishers, major publishing houses, foreign publishers, audio producers, gaming app companies, and film producers. She holds a master’s degree with a Creative Writing Specialization. She represents everything fiction from children's to adult books. She's also seeking non-fiction projects with heart. Previously editorial for Mind’s Eye Literary Magazine and consulting with Hollywood book & film agent Michele Wallerstein, she joined Metamorphosis July 2016. Originally looking to help Midwest authors in "flyover states" to garner the attention of major publishing houses, she found camaraderie with multiple agents and editors. Covid has her missing coffees and lunches with publishers & major house editors and trips to NYC. Stephanie is unilaterally deaf with 90 dB tinnitus. She's dedicated to elevating voices that often go unheard.
Amy Brewer - Senior Agent
Amy Brewer wears many hats everyday, from literary agent at Metamorphosis, to co-author of the Texting Prince Charming series, to social media manager, to yoga teacher. She graduated from Culver-Stockton College with a theater degree because drama, romance, and angst are lifelong passions. Her intuitive human understanding can help other writers bridge the communication gap and jump into the publishing world. For the last few years, she has been learning all she can about social media optimization and platform building in the publishing industry. Amy's experience in the mental health field and yoga training help her guide and assist clients with stress and anxiety in this highly competitive industry. She pulls all of this together with a multi-tasking, hyper-organized brain, so that at the end of every day, she feels accomplished and grateful.
Erica Christensen - Senior Agent
Erica Christensen has been in the publishing industry since 2014, holding various positions. She was born and raised in the Heartland of America and now resides near the beautiful Emerald Coast with her family of five and her sassy, spunky lab-pit mix named Kali. She is seeking: Children's Books (PB and MG) that cover difficult topics in a gentle, child-friendly way. Contemporary Romance and Romantic Suspense anywhere from sweet/wholesome to sizzling. Inclusive manuscripts from #OwnVoices authors are welcomed and strongly encouraged! Erica is not a fit for Historical Romances or Historical Fiction, Fantasy, or Science Fiction.
Jessica Reino - Senior Agent
Working for many years as a freelance substantive editor and being a multi-genre author herself, it is no surprise that Jessica has a wide variety of tastes when it comes to storytelling. She's a member of SCBWI New England, The Women’s Fiction Writers Association where she was a Webinar Program Leader, and The Editorial Freelancers Association. She has also been a contributor for The Children’s Writer’s Guild Online Magazine as well as a reviewer for Story Monsters Ink. She has experience as an author coach and freelance editor with Pandamoon Publishing. She also runs a monthly Twitter chat #thewriterszen. Whether the story is tackling tough topics, or serves solely to entertain, Jessica is looking for manuscripts that are well-written with a strong voice in order to make that emotional connection. Jessica is seeking MG, YA, Adult and nonfiction projects.
Katie Salvo - Senior Agent
A traditionally published novelist, certified copy editor, and avid reader with eclectic genre interests, Katie Salvo loves nothing more than to see authors succeed in introducing new ideas and fresh voices to the publishing industry. With a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, Katie has a background in literary criticism, philosophy, political theory, and history. She is particularly interested in representing women’s fiction, romance, young adult, LGBTQ+, narrative nonfiction, and historical biography.
Jana Hanson - Agent
Jana Hanson has been a book geek since the age of three, when she memorized her favorite ABC book but still made her mother read it every night. She became a freelance editor in 2006 and worked with several electronic publishers, most notably Loose Id, LLC, until late 2017. She has been an intern with Creative Media Agency, The Bent Agency, and Metamorphosis Literary Agency. She is seeking: romance (any pairing, any subgenre), YA, middle grade, historical fiction, cozy mysteries, women's fiction, suspense, and thrillers.
Kristina Slater - Junior Agent
Kristina Slater has known she wanted to write since she was six years old and wrote her first fairy tale. A voracious reader, she likes to disappear into other worlds. She is the youngest of 10 siblings, having nine older brothers. Kristina has an Animal Science degree from Kansas State University and is currently residing in Omaha, Nebraska. A fangirl at heart, she is looking for her next world to get lost in. She is seeking: Fantasy (Adult/YA), Horror, Sci-fi (Adult/YA), Historical Fiction, and STEM Children’s Picture Books.
Shanna Furey - Junior Agent
It was uncommon growing up to find Shanna without her nose in a book. An avid reader from a young age, she began to get lost in the lives of historical figures long gone, which aided her love of history and pursuit of a Bachelor of Arts in History at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Shanna currently lives in Colorado with her husband and their two very cuddly cats. When she is not reading Shanna enjoys baking, knitting, and doing DIY projects. She loves a good Historical Fiction or Non-Fiction read, but is also a sucker for anything Mystery, Fantasy, Young Adult, Comedic, or General Fiction.
Mehwish Khan - Literary Intern
As with most writers, Mehwish’s love for stories developed at a young age, so it was only natural that she found herself studying English with a focus in Literature at the University of Central Florida. Although Mehwish is particularly fond of YA, Mysteries, and Fantasy, she enjoys reading any genre. She hopes to work in the publishing industry to help minority voices tell their stories.
Anushka Jha - Literary Intern
The question “what do you want to be when you grow up?” always prompted the same answer: “I want to tell stories!” since Anushka was merely seven years old, writing short stories about talking animals in the back of her notebook during class. Unsurprisingly, Anushka went on to pursue English Literature at Purdue University and is currently in her senior year; her writing dream still lives on as she is currently working on a yet-to-be-titled thriller novel. Anushka also possesses experience in journalism, writing articles for magazines, copywriting advertisements, and copyediting. Aside from writing creatively and professionally, another passion that Anushka has harbored since she’d caught hold of her very first Enid Blyton book, is reading; her time at Purdue has only consolidated her interest in literature, leading her to pursue publishing as her top career choice, alongside writing. Anushka is deeply interested in mysteries (specifically, Nordic Noir, psychological thrillers, and gothic mysteries), detective and crime fiction, YA, and romance. Hailing from Mumbai, India, Anushka aims to amplify voices of authors of color in her future publishing career.
Jean Li Spencer - Literary Intern
Jean Li is a candidate for a BA in English (with honors) and Education Studies from Wellesley College. She is the Editor in Chief of GenerAsians, a cultural magazine for AAPI+ interests at Wellesley. As a once aspiring middle school teacher, Jean Li enjoys volunteering her time reading with children and learning more about how literacy education can be more holistic and liberatory. She is looking for women's fiction, thrillers, picture books, MG and YA, and mysteries (she is on the hunt for the next great feminist ghost story). Jean Li is joining the Metamorphosis Literary Agency as an intern before moving back to her hometown of New York City and working in publishing.
Anna Hotard - Literary Intern
Anna received a BA in English and Communication Studies with a minor in Anthropology from the University of Southern Mississippi and an MA in Humanities with a concentration in Literature from the University of Dallas. While studying abroad, Anna was the Editor of The Globetrotter, a literary magazine at The Hague University of Applied Sciences in Den Haag, Netherlands. For the past few years, Anna’s work experience has been in Student Affairs at several universities both in the United States and abroad. She spent one year working in Rome, Italy with opportunities to lead literary tours and site lectures through various cities in Italy and Greece. While there, her travels also brought her to more than 40 countries. As an avid reader and book collector, Anna enjoys volunteering her time at literary festivals across the United States. Anna is excited about starting her literary career with the help of Metamorphosis Literary Agency.
Jena Keahon - Literary Intern
Jena Keahon realized just how much she loves reading when her second grade teacher would read aloud stories by Roald Dahl. Born and raised in NY, she went on to graduate from New York University with a bachelor's in English. Jena has always been drawn to dark comedy, dystopian fiction, satire, surrealism and psychological thrillers. She also enjoys coming-of-age novels, especially ones featuring women and LGBTQ+ characters.
Rachel Saula - Literary Intern
Forever struggling with numbers in her elementary school math classes, Rachel knew from a young age that words were her strong suit. As an English major at the University of Pittsburgh with a focus in Fiction Writing, Rachel hopes to work in publishing, to widen the world of literature, and to partake in the development of aspiring authors. She has an affinity for YA and Children’s Literature, and believes in the importance of providing meaningful books to younger audiences.
Samantha Joslin - Literary Intern
Samantha is a nineteen-year-old sophomore at Johnson County Community College. She has always loved art, from reading and writing to visual arts and photography. She started her own photography business a couple of years ago and also works as the Editor-in-Chief of her college’s newspaper. Her lifelong adoration of literature has led her to pursue a degree in English with plans to eventually teach or work in a publishing company — and, of course, to publish a few books of her own.