Hannah Sheppard is a literary agent working across commercial fiction for children and adults. She worked in-house in editorial for a decade (at Pan Macmillan and Headline Publishing Group) which gives her valuable insight into the workings of a publishing house and an ability to explain the industry and the publishing process from both sides of the business. She joined the DHH Literary Agency in 2013 when she realised the more senior she got in-house, the less she got to do the bits of her job she really loves – working directly with authors to develop their ideas for commercial success. In 2023 Hannah launched Hannah Sheppard Literary Agency (HS-LA) with the aim of being part of the change that publishing so desperately needs.
For TLC Hannah reads children’s, crossover and YA fiction