ABOUT Metamorphosis Literary Agency

Metamorphosis Literary Agency Owner

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, reading 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.

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Metamorphosis Literary Agency Senior Agent

Amy Brewer - Senior Agent & Subsidiary Rights Assistant Manager

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.

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Erica Christensen - Senior Agent & Subsidiary Rights Assistant Manager

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: Contemporary YA and Adult Romance ranging from Sweet to Erotic. Inclusive manuscripts from #OwnVoices authors are welcomed and strongly encouraged! Erica is not a fit for Paranormal Romance, Historical Romance or Historical Fiction, Fantasy, or Science Fiction.


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Jessica Reino - Senior Agent & Subsidiary Rights Assistant

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.

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Jana Hanson - Senior 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, cozy mysteries, women's fiction, suspense, and thrillers.

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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, children's books, middle grade, young adult, LGBTQ+, and historical biography.

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Jean Li Spencer - Literary Intern - SUCCESS STORY

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. NOW WITH Little, Brown Books for Young Readers as an Editorial Assistant reporting to Megan Tingley and Deirdre Jones

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C.J. Shaleesh - Literary Intern - SUCCESS STORY

Previously editor in chief at New Literati, copy editor at Sorin Oak Review, and writer for KWIR Media. Bachelor of Arts in English Writing and Rhetoric from St. Edward's University. CJ is a pleasure to work with, gives great editorial feedback, and has amazing social media support skills. NOW WITH: Scholastic as an editorial assistant

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Haley Casey - Literary Intern - Success Story

Haley has always had a special place in her heart for stories, but it was when she wrote her first chapter book in fifth grade that her true love of literature was realized. In 2015, she graduated from The University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing, and that fall, she attended the Denver Publishing Institute. She began her career at Ogden Publications, where she worked for four years as an editor, and now she’s focusing her career on book publishing. Haley
devours YA, fantasy, and #OwnVoices fiction, but romance is her guilty pleasure. NOW WITH: Creative Media Agency and has closed two deals with Familius & one with Running Press Kids.

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Morgan Noble - Literary Intern - Success Story

Morgan has dreamed of working with authors since she was fourteen years old. She pursued her dream and earned her B.A. in English and  History from Texas Tech University. She then spent time interning at two literary agencies before returning to Texas Tech and earning her M.A. in English. After a year away from the publishing world, Morgan is excited to return and join Metamorphosis Literary Agency as an intern. NOW WITH: Pippin Properties

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Caroline Trussell - Literary Intern

Caroline Trussell is a literary intern at Metamorphosis. She has worked as an agent assistant, editorial assistant, journalist, and communications consultant and attended the Columbia Publishing Course. Caroline loves spending her time reading cute or steamy romances and out of this world fantasies, running on the beach, and a good cup of tea. She is a self-published young adult author and mental health advocate.

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Madalyn Ramirez - Literary Intern

Madalyn Ramirez is a community college graduate who will be pursuing her Bachelor's in English and Communications at Dallas Baptist University this fall. In the past, she has served as the humanities editor for Curieux Academic Journal, while involved in volunteer initiatives focused on making classic literature accessible to the visually impaired community. She is excited to gain career-relevant experience at Metamorphosis during this next phase of life.

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Kathryn McHugh - Literary Intern

Kathryn cannot remember a time when she did not have a book in her hands or a story on her mind. Growing up as an only child on Long Island, literature has always provided her with the tools needed to conquer reality. She is currently pursuing a BA/MA in English at Boston University, where she has published several of her own essays and poems. In 2021, Kathryn worked as an editorial assistant at Necessary Behavior, an online journal that strives to acknowledge social inequities and harmful thinking. She is thrilled to work with Metamorphosis and begin to use her experience to enhance authors’ fantastical ideas.