As Commissioning Editor of Upside Down Books, the children's book imprint of Trigger Publishing, I acquire and publish a range of fiction and nonfiction picture books, activity books, and chapter books on the topics of mental health, wellbeing, and emotional intelligence.
I run an independent children's book editorial and writing business, catering to book publishers and emerging children's book authors and illustrators. My specialties include: Developmental and Substantive Editing, Writing/Content Development, Publishing Market Consultation, Query Letter Critique, Illustrator Portfolio Review, Illustrator Web Site Review, Photo Research, Coaching in Picture Book Writing
Managed a boutique list of trade children's book author-illustrators, helping them to develop stories which I then went on to pitch and sell to publishing houses in the US and UK. Brokered significant, one- and two-book deals with HarperCollins, Bloomsbury Children's, Little Brown BYR, Simon and Schuster, Random House, Penguin, HMH/Clarion, Quarto, among others.
Acquired and edited children's fiction and nonfiction for ages 0 - 12: board books, novelty, picture books, abridged classics, leveled easy readers, craft/activity books, and middle grade.
100% of Last Week Tonight's proceeds will be donated to The Trevor Project and AIDS United. HBO's Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents a children's picture book about a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny.Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence - the Vice President of the United States. But on this Very Special Day... read more
A hug feels good. Let's hug again.We'll hug at nine.We'll hug at ten.When is it time for a hug? Anytime! This feel-good picture book assures kids there's plenty of love to go around-the-clock.From the moment Little Bunny wakes up in the morning until the moon comes out and the stars shine, every hour includes a warm hug from Big Bunny. Whether they bake or build, bike or hike, a caring hug alw... read more
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M.A. in Children’s and YA Literature. Experienced, friendly editor with a critical eye and an open mind. Let’s make magic together!
Kids' book pro for twenty years, formerly with Scholastic, Disney. Honest, constructive feedback and a collaborative atmosphere.