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Andrea Hurst

Andrea Hurst - Editor

Seattle, United States

With over 25 years experience as a professional editor, author, and literary agent, I work with both bestselling and emerging new authors

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I work with both bestselling and emerging new authors to help polish their work through a detailed developmental edit for publication. Whether you are going traditional or self-publishing, I can help you bring the best out in your work to compete in today's marketplace. I have had the privilege to work with many bestselling and award winning authors including Catherine Ryan Hyde, Dr. Bernie Siegel, Marko Kloos, Nancy Herkness, DM Pulley, Marc Allen Edelheit, Evan Currie and many more. I enjoy working with enthusiastic new authors with a desire to learn, grow, and succeed in the publishing business.

I bring over 25 years experience in the publishing industry. Primarily I work as a professional developmental editor for publishers and authors. My three hats as an editor, agent, and bestselling Amazon author, allows me to edit your book in more depth. I am an instructor for the MFA creative writing programs, a conference teacher, and a webinar presenter for Writers’ Digest. As a literary agent, books I have worked with both well-crafted fiction and high profile adult nonfiction have gone on to publication, appeared on the Oprah Show, Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America, National Geographic network, and in the NY Times, and enjoyed success as an author. I work with Lake Union Publishing, 47 North, Montlake, Thomas & Mercer, New World Library, Penguin Random House authors, and many more.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Fantasy Historical Fiction Literature Romance Science Fiction Thriller Women's Fiction

Certifications

  • BA Expressive Arts

Awards

  • Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Authors

Work experience

Developmental Editor

Self-employed
January, 1994 – Present (almost 24 years)

I have worked in the publishing business for almost thirty years in various capacities. My editorial work has included editing work for children's books, young adult, and adult work for various publishers. Currently I am a developmental editor with the Amazon publishing imprints including Lake Union Publishing, 47 North, Montlake, and Thomas & Mercer. I have edited books for New World Library, Penguin Random House authors, Running Press, Kensington, Rodale and many others.

Portfolio (27 selected works)

Frontlines (5 Book Series)

Marko Kloos

From Book 1: The year is 2108, and the North American Commonwealth is bursting at the seams. For welfare rats like Andrew Grayson, there are only two ways out of the crime-ridden and filthy welfare tenements, where you're restricted to two thousand calories of badly flavored soy every day:You can hope to win the lottery and draw a ticket on a colony ship settling off-world, or you can join the... read more

From Book 1: The year is 2108, and the North American Commonwealth is bursting at the seams. For welfare rats like Andrew Grayson, there are only two ways out of the crime-ridden and filthy welfare tenements, where you're restricted to two thousand calories of badly flavored soy every day:You can hope to win the lottery and draw a ticket on a colony ship settling off-world, or you can join the... read more

Leaving Blythe River: A Novel

Catherine Ryan Hyde

New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde returns with an unforgettable story of courage.Seventeen-year-old Ethan Underwood is totally unprepared to search for his father in the Blythe River National Wilderness. Not only is he small, scrawny, and skittish but he’s barely speaking to the man after a traumatic betrayal. Yet when his father vanishes from their remote cabin and rangers... read more

New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde returns with an unforgettable story of courage.Seventeen-year-old Ethan Underwood is totally unprepared to search for his father in the Blythe River National Wilderness. Not only is he small, scrawny, and skittish but he’s barely speaking to the man after a traumatic betrayal. Yet when his father vanishes from their remote cabin and rangers... read more

In the Dark (A Holt Foundation Story Book 1)

Chris Patchell

Marissa Rooney stands in her daughter’s empty dorm room, a half-used vial of insulin clutched in her trembling hand. Brooke has been missing for days. Her roommate hasn’t seen her since that night in the bar. And if Marissa has Brooke’s insulin, it means that Brooke does not.But Marissa isn’t alone in her terror. A phantom from her past is lurking in the shadows, waiting in the night, and hold... read more

Marissa Rooney stands in her daughter’s empty dorm room, a half-used vial of insulin clutched in her trembling hand. Brooke has been missing for days. Her roommate hasn’t seen her since that night in the bar. And if Marissa has Brooke’s insulin, it means that Brooke does not.But Marissa isn’t alone in her terror. A phantom from her past is lurking in the shadows, waiting in the night, and hold... read more

Terms of Enlistment (Frontlines Book 1)

Marko Kloos

The year is 2108, and the North American Commonwealth is bursting at the seams. For welfare rats like Andrew Grayson, there are only two ways out of the crime-ridden and filthy welfare tenements, where you're restricted to two thousand calories of badly flavored soy every day:You can hope to win the lottery and draw a ticket on a colony ship settling off-world, or you can join the service.With... read more

The year is 2108, and the North American Commonwealth is bursting at the seams. For welfare rats like Andrew Grayson, there are only two ways out of the crime-ridden and filthy welfare tenements, where you're restricted to two thousand calories of badly flavored soy every day:You can hope to win the lottery and draw a ticket on a colony ship settling off-world, or you can join the service.With... read more

The Knighthood (Atlantis Wars Book 1)

Evan Currie

A war was fought. Humanity lost.Time for a rematch.The world fell, the invaders won, and Demons now ruled what had once been man's domain. The great works of a once powerful civilization lie in ruins, its people having forgotten the wonders of their forefathers as they now live in the yoke. Not everyone is willing to go quietly into the endless night, however, and for every inch of ground they... read more

A war was fought. Humanity lost.Time for a rematch.The world fell, the invaders won, and Demons now ruled what had once been man's domain. The great works of a once powerful civilization lie in ruins, its people having forgotten the wonders of their forefathers as they now live in the yoke. Not everyone is willing to go quietly into the endless night, however, and for every inch of ground they... read more

Into the Black [Remastered Edition] (Odyssey One Book 1)

Evan Currie

This edition of Odyssey One has been completely edited and remastered to correct the typos and content issues that reviewers commented on in the original edition.Beyond the confines of our small world, far from the glow of our star, lies a galaxy and universe much larger and more varied than anyone on Earth can possibly imagine. For the new NAC spacecraft Odyssey and her crew, the unimaginable... read more

This edition of Odyssey One has been completely edited and remastered to correct the typos and content issues that reviewers commented on in the original edition.Beyond the confines of our small world, far from the glow of our star, lies a galaxy and universe much larger and more varied than anyone on Earth can possibly imagine. For the new NAC spacecraft Odyssey and her crew, the unimaginable... read more

Brew: A Post-Apocalyptic Witch Thriller (Salem's Revenge Book 1)

David Estes

Salem’s Revenge strikes without warning or mercy, ravaging the powerless human race under the forces of united gangs of witches, wizards, and warlocks. During the slaughter, Rhett Carter's foster parents and sister are killed, and his best friend and girlfriend are abducted by a gang of witches calling themselves the Necromancers, who deal in the dark magic of raising the dead. Rhett’s sword-w... read more

Salem’s Revenge strikes without warning or mercy, ravaging the powerless human race under the forces of united gangs of witches, wizards, and warlocks. During the slaughter, Rhett Carter's foster parents and sister are killed, and his best friend and girlfriend are abducted by a gang of witches calling themselves the Necromancers, who deal in the dark magic of raising the dead. Rhett’s sword-w... read more

Stiger’s Tigers (Chronicles of An Imperial Legionary Officer Book 1)

Marc Alan Edelheit

Winner of the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Bronze Award for Fantasy!!!The empire has endured many centuries but is now threatened by multiple wars and a major rebellion in the South. A nobleman from an infamous family, imperial legionary officer, and a born fighter… Captain Ben Stiger finds himself reassigned from a crack legion to the rebellion simmering in the South. Placed in command of ... read more

Winner of the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Bronze Award for Fantasy!!!The empire has endured many centuries but is now threatened by multiple wars and a major rebellion in the South. A nobleman from an infamous family, imperial legionary officer, and a born fighter… Captain Ben Stiger finds himself reassigned from a crack legion to the rebellion simmering in the South. Placed in command of ... read more

Wild Kisses (Wildwood)

Skye Jordan

Newly divorced, Avery Hart returns home to Wildwood eager to take on her dream opportunity and transform her family’s dive bar into her own bakery. The contractor for hire isn’t just a master with his hands—he’s big, built, and wears a tool belt like nobody’s business. Despite being an ex-con, Trace Hutton is irresistible. Too bad he’d never go for someone as inexperienced as Avery.Trace needs... read more

Newly divorced, Avery Hart returns home to Wildwood eager to take on her dream opportunity and transform her family’s dive bar into her own bakery. The contractor for hire isn’t just a master with his hands—he’s big, built, and wears a tool belt like nobody’s business. Despite being an ex-con, Trace Hutton is irresistible. Too bad he’d never go for someone as inexperienced as Avery.Trace needs... read more

Harmony Black (Harmony Black Series Book 1)

Craig Schaefer

Harmony Black is much more than your average FBI special agent. In addition to being a practicing witch, she’s also an operative for Vigilant Lock, an off-the-books program created to battle occult threats—by any means necessary. Despite her dedication to fighting the monsters threatening society, Harmony has become deeply conflicted about her job. Her last investigation resulted in a pile of ... read more

Harmony Black is much more than your average FBI special agent. In addition to being a practicing witch, she’s also an operative for Vigilant Lock, an off-the-books program created to battle occult threats—by any means necessary. Despite her dedication to fighting the monsters threatening society, Harmony has become deeply conflicted about her job. Her last investigation resulted in a pile of ... read more

Harmony Black Series (4 Book Series)

Craig Schaefer

From Book 1: Harmony Black is much more than your average FBI special agent. In addition to being a practicing witch, she’s also an operative for Vigilant Lock, an off-the-books program created to battle occult threats—by any means necessary. Despite her dedication to fighting the monsters threatening society, Harmony has become deeply conflicted about her job. Her last investigation resulted ... read more

From Book 1: Harmony Black is much more than your average FBI special agent. In addition to being a practicing witch, she’s also an operative for Vigilant Lock, an off-the-books program created to battle occult threats—by any means necessary. Despite her dedication to fighting the monsters threatening society, Harmony has become deeply conflicted about her job. Her last investigation resulted ... read more

The Language of Hoofbeats

Catherine Ryan Hyde

From the bestselling author of Pay It Forward comes a story of the heartbreak and healing power of family. New to a small town, Jackie and Paula envision a quiet life for their kids: a young adopted son and two teenage foster children, including the troubled Star. However, they quickly butt heads with their neighbor, Clementine, who disapproves of their lifestyle and is incensed when Star befr... read more

From the bestselling author of Pay It Forward comes a story of the heartbreak and healing power of family. New to a small town, Jackie and Paula envision a quiet life for their kids: a young adopted son and two teenage foster children, including the troubled Star. However, they quickly butt heads with their neighbor, Clementine, who disapproves of their lifestyle and is incensed when Star befr... read more

Ask Him Why

Catherine Ryan Hyde

From the bestselling author of Pay It Forward comes the stunning and emotional story of a young soldier’s unthinkable act…and the bonds of a sister and brother’s love.Ruth and her little brother, Aubrey, are just teenagers when their older brother ships off to Iraq. When Joseph returns, uninjured, only three and a half months later, Ruth is happy he is safe but also deeply worried. How can it ... read more

From the bestselling author of Pay It Forward comes the stunning and emotional story of a young soldier’s unthinkable act…and the bonds of a sister and brother’s love.Ruth and her little brother, Aubrey, are just teenagers when their older brother ships off to Iraq. When Joseph returns, uninjured, only three and a half months later, Ruth is happy he is safe but also deeply worried. How can it ... read more

Worthy

Catherine Ryan Hyde

They might’ve been a family.Virginia finally had the chance to explore a relationship with Aaron when he asked her on a date. She had been waiting, hoping that the widower and his young son, Buddy, would welcome her into their lives. But a terrible tragedy strikes on the night of their first kiss, crushing their hopes for a future together.Nineteen years later, Virginia is engaged, though she ... read more

They might’ve been a family.Virginia finally had the chance to explore a relationship with Aaron when he asked her on a date. She had been waiting, hoping that the widower and his young son, Buddy, would welcome her into their lives. But a terrible tragedy strikes on the night of their first kiss, crushing their hopes for a future together.Nineteen years later, Virginia is engaged, though she ... read more

Say Goodbye for Now

Catherine Ryan Hyde

“Catherine Ryan Hyde delivers once again with this feel-good story guaranteed to be a hit…” —RedbookOn an isolated Texas ranch, Dr. Lucy cares for abandoned animals. The solitude allows her to avoid the people and places that remind her of the past. Not that any of the townsfolk care. In 1959, no one is interested in a woman doctor. Nor are they welcoming Calvin and Justin Bell, a newly arrive... read more

“Catherine Ryan Hyde delivers once again with this feel-good story guaranteed to be a hit…” —RedbookOn an isolated Texas ranch, Dr. Lucy cares for abandoned animals. The solitude allows her to avoid the people and places that remind her of the past. Not that any of the townsfolk care. In 1959, no one is interested in a woman doctor. Nor are they welcoming Calvin and Justin Bell, a newly arrive... read more

The CEO Buys In (Wager of Hearts Book 1)

Nancy Herkness

Self-made billionaire Nathan Trainor feels restless and disillusioned. His company may be thriving, but he can’t find a woman who sees him for more than his wealth. With his love life in the red, he meets two other billionaire bachelors at the ultra-exclusive Bellwether Club. The three of them make a wager of the heart: they must find women who love them for who they are, not their money.Savvy... read more

Self-made billionaire Nathan Trainor feels restless and disillusioned. His company may be thriving, but he can’t find a woman who sees him for more than his wealth. With his love life in the red, he meets two other billionaire bachelors at the ultra-exclusive Bellwether Club. The three of them make a wager of the heart: they must find women who love them for who they are, not their money.Savvy... read more

Wager of Hearts (4 Book Series)

Nancy Herkness

From Book 1: Self-made billionaire Nathan Trainor feels restless and disillusioned. His company may be thriving, but he can’t find a woman who sees him for more than his wealth. With his love life in the red, he meets two other billionaire bachelors at the ultra-exclusive Bellwether Club. The three of them make a wager of the heart: they must find women who love them for who they are, not thei... read more

From Book 1: Self-made billionaire Nathan Trainor feels restless and disillusioned. His company may be thriving, but he can’t find a woman who sees him for more than his wealth. With his love life in the red, he meets two other billionaire bachelors at the ultra-exclusive Bellwether Club. The three of them make a wager of the heart: they must find women who love them for who they are, not thei... read more

The Buried Book

D. M. Pulley

When Althea Leary abandons her nine-year-old son, Jasper, he’s left on his uncle’s farm with nothing but a change of clothes and a Bible.It’s 1952, and Jasper isn’t allowed to ask questions or make a fuss. He’s lucky to even have a home and must keep his mouth shut and his ears open to stay in his uncle’s good graces. No one knows where his mother went or whether she’s coming back. Desperate t... read more

When Althea Leary abandons her nine-year-old son, Jasper, he’s left on his uncle’s farm with nothing but a change of clothes and a Bible.It’s 1952, and Jasper isn’t allowed to ask questions or make a fuss. He’s lucky to even have a home and must keep his mouth shut and his ears open to stay in his uncle’s good graces. No one knows where his mother went or whether she’s coming back. Desperate t... read more

The Rejected Writers' Book Club (Southlea Bay)

Suzanne Kelman

Librarian Janet Johnson is puzzled when she is invited—and practically dragged—to her first meeting of the Rejected Writers’ Book Club. This quirky group of women would much rather celebrate one another’s rejected manuscripts over cups of tea and slices of lemon cake than actually publish a book. But good friends are exactly what Janet needs after moving to the small town of Southlea Bay, Wash... read more

Librarian Janet Johnson is puzzled when she is invited—and practically dragged—to her first meeting of the Rejected Writers’ Book Club. This quirky group of women would much rather celebrate one another’s rejected manuscripts over cups of tea and slices of lemon cake than actually publish a book. But good friends are exactly what Janet needs after moving to the small town of Southlea Bay, Wash... read more

Boil: A Post-Apocalyptic Witch Thriller (Salem's Revenge Book 2)

David Estes

"The Walking Dead for teens, with ruthless witches instead of bloodthirsty zombies.” --Katie Reed, agent at Andrea Hurst & AssociatesRevenge. That’s all that’s left for orphan witch hunter Rhett Carter. The magic-born have stripped everything from him—killed his friends, cursed his warlock father, shattered his future—leaving him bare and broken, but not dead. Their mistake.When Rhett and Lane... read more

"The Walking Dead for teens, with ruthless witches instead of bloodthirsty zombies.” --Katie Reed, agent at Andrea Hurst & AssociatesRevenge. That’s all that’s left for orphan witch hunter Rhett Carter. The magic-born have stripped everything from him—killed his friends, cursed his warlock father, shattered his future—leaving him bare and broken, but not dead. Their mistake.When Rhett and Lane... read more

The House's Money (Indecent Fortunes Book 1)

Owen Sullivan

Passionate, idealistic, young Matt Whiteside has just landed the job of his dreams. Dressed to kill and running on pure ambition, he enters the ranks of mortgage-backed securities trader twice his age, for one of the most prestigious firms in San Francisco.Life couldn't be sweeter.Butt the roller coaster ride has only just begun. Upon meeting Stephanie, an equally enterprising young real estat... read more

Passionate, idealistic, young Matt Whiteside has just landed the job of his dreams. Dressed to kill and running on pure ambition, he enters the ranks of mortgage-backed securities trader twice his age, for one of the most prestigious firms in San Francisco.Life couldn't be sweeter.Butt the roller coaster ride has only just begun. Upon meeting Stephanie, an equally enterprising young real estat... read more

Culinary Birds: The Ultimate Poultry Cookbook

John Ash

2014 James Beard Foundation Book Award -- Single Subject categoryAs an affordable, delicious, and nutritious protein, poultry is a staple of a modern global diet that transcends continents and cultures. Chicken Noodle Soup, Buffalo Wings, Duck à l'Orange, and Partridge Escabeche are just the beginning of a long list of exciting possibilities. From the most popular birds—chicken and turkey—to s... read more

2014 James Beard Foundation Book Award -- Single Subject categoryAs an affordable, delicious, and nutritious protein, poultry is a staple of a modern global diet that transcends continents and cultures. Chicken Noodle Soup, Buffalo Wings, Duck à l'Orange, and Partridge Escabeche are just the beginning of a long list of exciting possibilities. From the most popular birds—chicken and turkey—to s... read more

A Book of Miracles: Inspiring True Stories of Healing, Gratitude, and Love

Dr. Bernie S. Siegel

Heartwarming and Heart-Opening Stories Gathered from Decades of Medical PracticeBernie Siegel first wrote about miracles when he was a practicing surgeon and founded Exceptional Cancer Patients, a groundbreaking synthesis of group, individual, dream, and art therapy that provided patients with a “carefrontation.” Compiled during his more than thirty years of practice, speaking, and teaching, t... read more

Heartwarming and Heart-Opening Stories Gathered from Decades of Medical PracticeBernie Siegel first wrote about miracles when he was a practicing surgeon and founded Exceptional Cancer Patients, a groundbreaking synthesis of group, individual, dream, and art therapy that provided patients with a “carefrontation.” Compiled during his more than thirty years of practice, speaking, and teaching, t... read more

Rethinking Fear: A simple, unique approach to reprogram old patterns for a happier, more confident life.

Carol Rifon

One of my passions is providing individuals with tools to help them succeed. Another passion is my interest in the brain, especially as it relates to cognitive functioning and emotional intelligence. For over 30 years, I have combined both of these passions in management, employee development, team building and personal responsibility training for individuals, businesses, colleges and the Unit... read more

One of my passions is providing individuals with tools to help them succeed. Another passion is my interest in the brain, especially as it relates to cognitive functioning and emotional intelligence. For over 30 years, I have combined both of these passions in management, employee development, team building and personal responsibility training for individuals, businesses, colleges and the Unit... read more

The Dead Key

D. M. Pulley

2014 Winner — Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award — Grand Prize and Mystery & Thriller Fiction WinnerIt’s 1998, and for years the old First Bank of Cleveland has sat abandoned, perfectly preserved, its secrets only speculated on by the outside world. Twenty years before, amid strange staff disappearances and allegations of fraud, panicked investors sold Cleveland’s largest bank in the middle of th... read more

2014 Winner — Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award — Grand Prize and Mystery & Thriller Fiction WinnerIt’s 1998, and for years the old First Bank of Cleveland has sat abandoned, perfectly preserved, its secrets only speculated on by the outside world. Twenty years before, amid strange staff disappearances and allegations of fraud, panicked investors sold Cleveland’s largest bank in the middle of th... read more

Allie and Bea : A Novel

Catherine Ryan Hyde

An Amazon Charts bestseller.Bea has barely been scraping by since her husband died. After falling for a telephone scam, she loses everything and is forced to abandon her trailer. With only two-thirds of a tank in her old van, she heads toward the Pacific Ocean with her cat—on a mission to reclaim what’s rightfully hers, even if it means making others pay for what she lost.When fifteen-year-old... read more

An Amazon Charts bestseller.Bea has barely been scraping by since her husband died. After falling for a telephone scam, she loses everything and is forced to abandon her trailer. With only two-thirds of a tank in her old van, she heads toward the Pacific Ocean with her cat—on a mission to reclaim what’s rightfully hers, even if it means making others pay for what she lost.When fifteen-year-old... read more

Andrea has 2 reviews

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Kris Bailey

Andrea was 100% perfect for me based on the location of my book. With that being said, I think she'd be great for any other author who needs their work scanned with a fine-toothed comb. She'll take her time to go through your story to point out not only the great things you've done with your book, but where she thinks it could be improved so that readers have a polished product in their hands. ...

, August 2017


Jonathan Isaacs

Great experience with developmental editing. Received a tailored written debrief in addition to specific edits/suggestions in the manuscript that made it straight-forward to make alterations without losing sight of where it was all going. But probably the best part was the live phone consult with Andrea and one of her associates, which really helped me internalize the "why" of what sorts of c...

, July 2017

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