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 in genres of thriller/suspense, women's fiction, Sci-fi/Fantasy, romance and literary fiction. In nonfiction I work with memoir, self-help/personal growth, and prescriptive. Recent authors include: Catherine Ryan Hyde, Dr. Bernie Siegel, Marko Kloos, Nancy Herkness, DM Pulley, Marc Allen Edelheit, Evan Currie, Craig Schaefer, Ashley Farley and many more. I enjoy working with enthusiastic new authors with a desire to learn, grow, and succeed in the publishing business.
As a publishing pro, my three hats as an editor, literary agent, and bestselling Amazon author, allows me to give you in-depth feedback on how to improve your book. I offer constructive, compassionate editorial suggestions without sacrificing the original vision for your story. I am available throughout the editorial process by email and offer a final phone consult with all edits. Consulting is available to go over publishing options, query letter editing and pitching and self publishing as well.
I've worked as an instructor for 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. I work with Penguin Random House authors, St. Martins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Sourcebooks, Hay House, Lake Union Publishing, 47 North, Montlake, Thomas & Mercer, New World Library, and many more.
I look forward to working with you and your book and making it the best it can be.
"Special thanks to Andrea Hurst, my superb developmental editor and fellow animal lover, who applies both sensitivity and a tough eye to make my books better, faster, stronger."
~Nancy Herkness, bestselling, award-winning author ofThe Place I Belong and the Whisper Horse Series.
"Thanks to my developmental editor, Andrea Hurst, who suggested ALL THE CHANGES. She made me rewrite the stuff that sucked until it didn’t, and it’s a much better novel for that."
~Marko Kloos bestselling author ofTerms of Enlistment and the Frontline Series.
"The insights and feedback that Andrea gave me not only helped improve my book, but also made me a better writer. She and her staff are extremely friendly and professional–it was a true pleasure working with Andrea Hurst and Associates."
~ David Estes - YA Author
I have worked in the publishing business for over 25 years in various capacities. My editorial work has included editing work for adult, children's books, young adult, and memoir 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.
Three best friends met every Tuesday for twenty-six years. And then they stopped. From the author of the bestselling Sweeney Sisters Series comes a novel of friendship, family, and hope.When new next-door neighbors Georgia, Midge, and Lula first assembled on Georgia’s porch in Charleston for sweet tea, they couldn’t have known their gathering was the beginning of a treasured tradition. For twe... read more
The fourth installment of the award-winning Chronicles of an Imperial Legionary Officer series is here!A nobleman from an infamous family, imperial legionary officer, and born fighter, Ben Stiger is trapped in the past and cut off from everything he has known. The World Gate is sealed behind him and Delvaris the man he traveled through time to save, is dead. With this great man’s death, the fu... read more
From New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde comes a bittersweet novel about healing old wounds and finding a new place to call home…Roseanna Chaldecott spent her life as a high-powered lawyer in Manhattan. But when her best friend and law partner dies suddenly, something snaps. Unsure of her future, Roseanna heads upstate on one tank of gas and with no plans to return.In the foo... read more
Humankind may have won the battle, but a new threat looms larger than ever before…Earth’s armed forces have stopped the Lanky advance and chased their ships out of the solar system, but for CDC officer Andrew Grayson, the war feels anything but won. On Mars, the grinding duty of flushing out the twenty-meter-tall alien invaders from their burrows underground is wearing down troops and equipmen... 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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 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
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
“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
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
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
"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
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
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 birdschicken and turkeyto s... 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
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
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
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
From the author of the bestselling Sweeney Sister Series and Sweet Tea Tuesdays comes a new novel of passion, intrigue and redemption. Ellie Pringle has spent endless hours and countless dollars working with a therapist to remember the lost years of her childhood. She’s baffled and more than a little intrigued when the grandmother she hasn’t seen in thirty-four years dies and leaves her a fort... read more
USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Blackwood fans the flames of desire in her smoking-hot series about firefighters and the women who want them…Unemployed schoolteacher Erin Jenkins is back in Portland, the town she hasn’t called home for more than a decade. It’s not the way she wants to spend her last days of summer: in between jobs and avoiding her mother’s snooping by escaping to the ice... read more
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PhD creative writer and editor for general, trade, and academic content. I edit in Chicago, MLA, APA, AP, and GPO. Chicago is my favorite.
Literary agent turned publishing consultant, specializing in memoir, travel/adventure, popular science, and other stories strange and true.