Doherty and Sheppard made D H H directors

Doherty and Sheppard made D H H directors

Broo Doherty and Hannah Sheppard have become new directors of the D H H Literary Agency.

David Headley, founder of the agency, said he invited the pair to become directors after they helped to grow the business across a variety of genres since joining as agents in 2012.

Both accepted and the directorships begin with immediate effect.

Doherty has had success with authors such as Paul Hardisty, who was shortlisted for the John Creasey Debut Dagger, and bestselling author Anna Jacobs as well non-fiction writer Stephen Moss.

Sheppard, meanwhile, has been building the children’s side of the business with teen titles from Keris Stainton and Abi Elphinstone’s magical debut The Dreamsnatcher. She is also branching into adult fiction.

Headley said: “Both Broo and Hannah have been instrumental in achieving some of the biggest deals at the agency and for growing the company. I feel that now is the right time for them to play a greater role in managing and promoting the long-term success of the company.”

Headley also owns indie bookseller Goldsboro Books, based in London's Cecil Court.