Faculty Bios

We proudly offer the bios of our accomplished teachers.

Samantha Fabien is a literary agent at Root Literary, where she represents fiction, young adult, and middle grade books. She previously worked at Ayesha Pande Literary, Writers House, Chalberg & Sussman, and Laura Dail Literary. She holds a BA from Seton Hall University and attended the Columbia University Publishing Course.

Sharon Pelletier is a literary agent at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret, where she represents fiction and nonfiction. She previously worked at Europa Editions, Vantage Press, and Barnes & Noble. She holds a BA from Hillsdale College.

Dani Segelbaum is a literary agent at New Leaf Literary & Media, where she represents fiction and nonfiction. Previously she worked at HarperCollins. She holds a BA from Boston University.

J. L. Stermer is the owner and CEO of Next Level Lit. She's previously worked as a literary agent representing both fiction and nonfiction at New Leaf Literary & Media, UTA, and the Donald Maass Literary Agency. She holds a BA from Columbia University.