Chelsea Eberly is the Director of Greenhouse Literary Agency. She represents award-winning and New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors of middle grade, young adult, graphic novels, and women’s fiction, as well as illustrators who write picture books.
As a former Senior Editor at Random House, she edited the Newbery Medal winning When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller as well as numerous award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors such as Tamora Pierce, Leigh Bardugo, Marie Lu, Sarah J. Maas, Mark Siegel, and Kim Johnson to name only a few. She has a deep understanding of how publishers think and is an expert advocate for her clients. Chelsea is also a Publishers Weekly Star Watch Honoree, which recognizes “the rising stars of the US publishing industry.”
Chelsea regularly presents at writing conferences across the country and enjoys teaching craft. Follow her on X at @chelseberly and Bluesky at @chelseaeberly.bsky.social.
Kristin Ostby represents authors of middle grade and young adult fiction, as well as picture book author/illustrators. She is primarily seeking voice- and character-driven contemporary middle-grade and young adult fiction, with a focus on BIPOC creators.
Prior to becoming a literary agent, Kristin moved from Michigan to New York to begin her career in publishing at Penguin Random House and rose to become a senior editor at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. She has edited children’s book legend Tomie dePaola; New York Times bestselling authors like Stuart Gibbs (Spy School) and US soccer star Alex Morgan (The Kicks); and award-winning creators including Daniel Miyares (Float), Jessica Lawson (Nooks & Crannies), and Heather Vogel Frederick (The Mother-Daughter Book Club). She also edited bestselling I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy and Elizabeth Baddeley. She loves guiding authors and illustrators toward their best work and advocating for them in service of building successful, sustainable artistic careers.
Kristin lives in Brooklyn, New York. Follow her on Twitter at @kristinostby and discover more about her taste on her Publishers Marketplace page.
Huyen Vu is the Agency Assistant reporting to Chelsea Eberly. She graduated with a BS in Developmental Psychology and minored in Neuroscience. Before joining the Greenhouse team in 2023, she was a freelance editor at an indie press and completed various internships across the industry, including an internship at Writers House. With the goal of giving children books that look like them, she fully supports the publication of underrepresented voices—especially from BIPOC and neurodivergent groups—and is eager to be an advocate for authors and illustrators throughout their careers.
Huyen is not currently taking on clients.
Sarah Davies founded the Greenhouse Literary Agency when she moved to Northern Virginia in 2007 after a long career as a UK children’s publisher working with many celebrated authors, including Judy Blume, Gary Paulsen, Sharon Creech, Philip Pullman, Carl Hiaasen, and Meg Cabot. At the helm of Greenhouse, she built the agency from its small beginnings into the powerhouse boutique destination for writers which it is today. Over the years, Sarah has represented a number of New York Times bestselling writers and seen her authors win many accolades, including the Newbery Medal, which is awarded to the author of “the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.”
At the close of 2021, Sarah retired from agenting.
Rights People is a dedicated rights-selling business – a team of experts in the field: Charlotte Bodman, Alexandra Devlin, Amy Threadgold, Harim Yim, Claudia Galluzzi, Hannah Whitaker, and Annie Blombach. Between them, Rights People have decades worth of experience and a huge network of international contacts. They attend Bologna, Frankfurt, and London Book Fairs, and undertake territory-specific selling trips around the world at other times of the year.
Rights People is Greenhouse’s sister company and represents all the agency’s foreign rights. This gives Greenhouse an exceptionally cohesive presence around the world and a truly global reach. You can read more about them here.
Contracts People is a dedicated team of contracts experts: Kevin Stewart, Jackie Wilson, Charles Devin, and Kate Atley. Between them, they have decades worth of contractual experience in the negotiation of publishing agreements and a deep knowledge of the evolving market factors that affect 21st century contracts.
Contracts People is Greenhouse’s sister company and their expertise comes into play once primary deal terms (advance, royalties and other significant points) have been agreed, working with our agents to reach an optimum final contract for Greenhouse’s clients. You can read more about them here.
Gary Phillips and Hiwot Beyene form one of Greenhouse’s most crucial teams – Finance. Both have worked in the media, publishing, and licensing industries for many years, and together they are responsible for coordinating all aspects of the agency’s financial affairs on behalf of our clients. This includes ensuring our authors are paid on time, reviewing and sending out royalty statements, and liaising with authors on issues related to overseas taxation.