Faculty Bios

We proudly offer the bios of our accomplished teachers.

Sharon Pelletier is a senior literary agent at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret, where she represents upmarket adult fiction and select narrative nonfiction. She previously worked at Europa Editions, Vantage Press, and Barnes & Noble.

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. 

Roseanne Wells is a literary agent with Lucinda Literary, where she represents fiction, nonfiction, young adult, and middle grade books. She previously worked at the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency, the Marianne Strong Literary Agency, and W.W. Norton & Company. She holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College.