Faculty Bios

We proudly offer the bios of our accomplished teachers.

Jon Darga is a literary agent at Aevitas, where he represents fiction and nonfiction. He previously worked as an editor at Crown Publishing, a division of Penguin Random House. He holds a BA from the University of Michigan and attended the Columbia University Publishing Course.

Naomi Davis is a literary agent at BookEnds Literary Agency. Naomi seeks dynamic, character-driven adult and young adult titles in fantasy, sci-fi, and romance. LGBTQ+ elements and diversity in all fiction are a particular plus. Naomi is particularly passionate about finding new fantasy and sci-fi settings with unique magical structures that surprise the reader and change the rules readers associate with those worlds.

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.