As a freelance developmental and production editor of graphic novels, I work with authors from the ground up, starting with big picture phone calls and moving through outlines, scripts and revisions, thumbnails, pencils, etc, all the way to the final book. I help to facilitate collaboration between members of creative teams as they agree on deadlines, exchange notes on each others' work, and make decisions about the content and direction of the book. I also work with in-house editorial and production people to coordinate other details including jacket copy, book maps, sensitivity readers, copyediting and proofing passes, and generally keeping the book on schedule.
As co-editor of The Sockdolager, I read through short fiction submissions, acquired pieces for publication, worked closely with authors to polish their stories, designed covers and illustrations, and assembled both the online and print editions of the magazine.
This format is designed to be read on color devices and cannot be read on black-and-white e-readers. In the second Adventure Zone graphic novel (adapted from the McElroy family's wildly popular D&D podcast), we rejoin hero-adjacent sort-of-comrades-in-arms Taako, Magnus, and Merle on a wild careen through a D&D railroad murder mystery. This installment has a little of everything: a genius chil... read more
The Fall 2016 issue of The Sockdolager contains (among other things) tales of: Woman versus River Goddess, Man versus Butter Goddess, Villagers versus The Vain Ambitions of Empire, and Truck versus The Inexorable March of Time.
Alison Wilgus's Chronin Volume 1: The Knife at Your Back: is an action-packed, time travel adventure--first in a graphic novel duology.Her name is Mirai Yoshida.She was not born in Japan.She is not supposed to be in 1864.But, through a time-travel mishap, Mirai is stuck with no way out. Help may be found when she befriends Hatsu, a humble tea mistress harboring a dangerous secret. Yet time is ... read more
Samurai Jack meets Back to the Future in Alison Wilgus’s Chronin Volume 2: The Sword in Your Hand, a thrilling conclusion to a time-bending graphic novel duology Japan's history will never be the same. The timeline has veered off course with the abrupt deaths of prominent players in the nation's past, influencers who were supposed to start the Meiji Restoration. Now Mirai Yoshida, former Japan... read more
A National Science Teachers Association Best STEM Books of 2017Take to the skies with Flying Machines!Follow the famous aviators from their bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio, to the fields of North Carolina where they were to make their famous flights. In an era of dirigibles and hot air balloons, the Wright Brothers were among the first innovators of heavier than air flight. But in the hotly compe... read more
Behold! The Sumer 2016 issue of The Sockdolager! Seven brilliant tales of hot seagull boys, zombie cover bands, universe-hopping office jobs, and more.
Robots, unicorns, showdowns, sentient spaceships and post-apocalyptic libraries, all in the first issue of THE SOCKDOLAGER! This collection of science fiction & fantasy contains dight stories eight tales of strange adventure—but not in a stupid way. In a fun, beautiful, eerie, wonderful way. And you don't have to take my word for it.
THE SON WILL RISE Prince Zuko is banished from the Fire Nation by his own father, Fire Lord Ozai. Horribly scarred and stripped of everything he holds dear, Zuko wanders the earth for almost three years in search of his only chance at redemption: the Avatar, a mystical being who once kept the four nations in balance. All around him, people whisper that this is an impossible task—the Avatar, af... read more
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Diana M. Pho is a Hugo Award-nominated editor, formerly at Tor Books, expert in sci-fi, fantasy, horror, young adult and middle grade.
Creative, experienced editor of novels, children's books, and poetry. Let's prepare your manuscript for publication together.