Hi! I am an Assistant Editor, mainly focusing on women's fiction, young adult fiction, mystery/thrillers, and select nonfiction. I'm happy to offer developmental editing, proofreading, and query letter/synopsis reviews. In addition to being an Editor at a Big 5 publishing house, I am also a published author. I can help you find and fix plot holes, flat characters, pacing issues, and much more. I work with amazing women's fiction authors like Julie Cohen and Susie Schnall, Ruth Zukerman who is the co-founder of two successful spinning companies, and even viral instagram celebrities like Pumpkin the Racoon.
In addition to assisting the Editorial Director of Wednesday Books who works with NYT bestselling and award winning authors, such as Rainbow Rowell, David Levithan, Nina LaCour, Courtney Summers, Sarah McCarry, and others, I also am building my own list, representing fiction authors such as Julie Cohen, Susie Schnall, Serena Burdick, and Susan C. Shea, and nonfiction projects including Amber Rae and Pumpkin the Raccoon.
After years of watching her best friends Ben and Claire try for a baby, Romily has offered to give them the one thing that they want most.Romily expects it will be easy to be a surrogate. She's already a single mother, and she has no desire for any more children. But Romily isn't prepared for the overwhelming feelings that have taken hold of her and which threaten to ruin her friendship with B... read more
As a baby, Pumpkin the Raccoon was abandoned by her parents after falling out of a tree and breaking her leg. Taken in by a family with two rescue dogs, Toffee and Oreo, Pumpkin gained a new set of "parents" and a life of luxury in the Bahamas.Pumpkin: The Raccoon Who Thought She Was a Dog is a sweet, unique look at an adorable household pet, captured in gorgeous, never-before-seen photographs... read more
"A tale brimming over with secrets, betrayals and redemption. Burdick keeps readers riveted." -RT Book Reviews (4 Stars HOT)"Moving, surprising, and thought-provoking." -The Emerald City Book Review"Burdick brings the sights and sounds of the Paris of the Impressionists to life." -Historical Novel Society“A provocative tale of family secrets, betrayal, and the renewal of self-discovery.” -Heat... read more
"Shea launches a cozy series that richly details life in a small French village. The outlandish antics of the eccentric locals add to the humor. Suggest to fans of Rhys Bowen's early "Evan Evans" series for the humor, the characters, and the charming setting." -Library JournalFrom critically acclaimed author, Susan C. Shea, comes Love & Death in Burgundy, an atmospheric mystery novel filled wi... read more
When wedding planner Kelsey McKenna goes to the Wine Country Wedding Faire, the last thing she expects to do is take on new clients. After all, she’s just there to help out her friend Brody and maybe score some free cupcakes. But when a young couple in a pinch asks for her help, she just can't say no. There’s only one problem: they’d been working with Babs Norton, the self-proclaimed Queen of ... read more
From Girl Squads to Galentine's Day, female friendships have reached a new level of awesome. Gone are the days of competition and backstabbing (well, mostly)--female empowerment is in and it's here to stay! This illustrated book aims to highlight the positive nature of friendship between women with a little bit of charm, and a whole lot of sass, and offers fun extras like recipes and themes th... read more
"Give this perfect blend of laugh-out-loud and heart-tugging moments to readers who like complicated, realistic relationships joyously rendered, like those from Jojo Moyes or Jill Mansell." -Booklist (Starred Review)From the author who brought you Dear Thing, Julie Cohen, comes After the Fall--a poignant, beautifully heartbreaking novel about what it means to be family, the ties that bind us, ... read more
“Ruth Zukerman is an inspiration. She somehow had a keen sense that indoor cycling was going to be a huge trend and she wasted no time turning it into a lucrative business. I'm among the legions of Flywheel fans who make Ruth's class part of our regular routine. Her energy, enthusiasm and great playlist keeps us spinning and coming back for more." —KATIE COURICRuth Zukerman is the Queen of Spi... read more
Sweet sixteen and never been kissed . . .That’s Aurora Skye’s big secret. And the way she wants it to stay. She’s not going to give away her first kiss to just anyone. Busy dodging suitors and matchmaking for her best friends, Aurora (not so) patiently awaits her prince.But everything changes when Aurora is coerced into a lead role in the school production of Much Ado about Nothing. Which mean... read more
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