Faculty Bios

We proudly offer the bios of our accomplished teachers.

Noah Ballard is a literary agent at Verve Talent & Literary Agency, where he represents both fiction and nonfiction. He previously worked at the Emma Sweeney Agency. He holds a BA from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Stephanie Kim is a literary agent at New Leaf Literary & Media, where she represents fiction and nonfiction. She previously worked as a publicist at William Morrow/HarperCollins and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. She holds a BA from NYU.

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.