Evaluate agented submissions; acquire, edit, and manage nonfiction book projects, collaborating closely with the production, art, and marketing & publicity departments to position each book optimally for its intended market.
Evaluated agented submissions; acquired and edited biography, memoir, self-help, and cookbooks for the Lyons Press and Skirt imprints of Globe Pequot Press.
Provide a wide range of editing, writing, and consulting services for publishers, writers, and authors. Develop, line-edit, copyedit, and proofread works of adult nonfiction and fiction. Evaluate manuscripts. Develop book proposals. Write pitch letters, jacket copy, and other marketing copy.
Acquired, launched, edited, and guided through all phases of production and design a broad range of original trade hardcover books, including narrative nonfiction (political, memoir, cultural history), self-help books, cookbooks, illustrated books, and fiction. Maintained author and agent relations. Solicited and evaluated submissions. Restructured, developed, and line-edited manuscripts through multiple drafts. Collaborated with colleagues in publicity and marketing to position each book optimally. Wrote catalog copy, cover copy, and press releases. Prepared trade paperback editions and special limited editions.
Agented artwork, articles, and books by renowned artist and author Ralph Steadman to major book publishers, magazines, newspapers, and producers, nationally and internationally. Edited adult fiction and nonfiction manuscripts, wrote reader’s reports on submissions, met with authors and editors, and presented projects at weekly editorial meetings. Negotiated all book contracts with major trade publishers and work-for-hire agreements between authors and writers. Managed all author accounting and reviewed royalty statements. Assisted in subsidiary rights submissions and sales. Handled permissions requests and copyright reversions. Corresponded with authors and editors.
A totally modern, all-purpose handbook for today’s agricultural dreamers—covering the challenges and triumphs of launching any successful farm—from two leading lights in sustainable farming Do you dream of starting your own farm but wonder where to begin? Or do you already have a farm but wish to become more sustainable to compete in today's market? Start Your Farm, the first comprehensive bus... read more
“Laura Jean Baker has written a beautiful and brave memoir of motherhood and its discontents, which are indistinguishable from its joys. This is a warmly intimate yet intellectually provocative personal document of originality and considerable charm.” —Joyce Carol Oates With the birth of her first child, soon-to-be professor Laura Jean Baker finds herself electrified by oxytocin, the “love hor... read more
Calling all Earth kids! Meet Zap, a spunky blue alien from the planet Vox Nova. When a stowaway from Earth sneaks onto his spaceship, he makes lots of mistakes. Is the furry creature friendly? Or dangerous? Zots! Quick, grab a pencil to teach Zap about our world. Share memories, too, and make up adventures of your own. Can’t write yet? Zip–zapper–zot! Find a helper who can be your reading, wri... read more
One fateful day in 1996, after discovering that five freight cars' worth of glittering corn have reaped a tiny profit of $18.16, young Forrest Pritchard vows to save his family's farm. What ensues--through hilarious encounters with all manner of livestock and colorful local characters--is a crash course in sustainable agriculture. Pritchard's biggest ally is his renegade father, who initially ... read more
When Margarete Dos moved with her family to Berlin on the eve of World War II, she and her younger brother were blindly ushered into a generation of Hitler Youth. Like countless citizens under Hitler’s regime, Margarete struggled to understand what was happening to her country. Later, as a nurse for the German Red Cross, she treated countless young soldiers—recruited in the eleventh hour to fi... read more
With the publication of The Raw Food Detox Diet, Natalia Rose popularized the concept of “detox dieting.” Her principles for cleansing and revitalizing the body by emphasizing living foods and proper food combinations caught the attention of Doris Choi, personal chef and caterer to New York’s cognoscenti—and inspired a whole new culinary approach. Rose and Choi teamed up to create The Rose Pro... read more
A top nutritionist provides her simple, proven five-level diet plan to safely make the transition to eating raw foods, and to detoxify and achieve a perfect body no matter how you eat now. The raw food craze has taken off, as raw restaurants spring up and celebrities, models, and other fans tout the effects of eating raw. However, many people who are intrigued by raw food simply don't know how... read more
Here is the shocking true saga of the Irish American mob. In Paddy Whacked, bestselling author and organized crime expert T. J. English brings to life nearly two centuries of Irish American gangsterism, which spawned such unforgettable characters as Mike "King Mike" McDonald, Chicago's subterranean godfather; Big Bill Dwyer, New York's most notorious rumrunner during Prohibition; Mickey Feathe... read more
In modern-day Havana, the remnants of the glamorous past are everywhere—old hotel-casinos, vintage American cars & flickering neon signs speak of a bygone era that is widely familiar & often romanticized, but little understood. In Havana Nocturne, T.J. English offers a multifaceted true tale of organized crime, political corruption, roaring nightlife, revolution & international conflict that i... read more
In The Bush Agenda, Antonia Juhasz exposes a radical corporate globalization agenda that has been refined by leading members and allies of the Bush administration over decades and reached its fullest, most aggressive implementation under George W. Bush—and Bush Agenda adherents plan for it to outlast him. Juhasz uncovers the history and key role of U.S. corporations in the creation of this age... read more
“Juhasz bravely and expertly exposes the inner workings of an industry and a government riddled with secrets, lies, and deception.”—Daniel Ellsberg, author of Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers In the tradition of the Academy Award-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, Antonia Juhasz’s The Tyranny of Oil offers a chilling exposé of the modern American oil industry and it... read more
One of China's most controversial figures, Empress Wu was its first and only female emperor, emerging in the seventh century during the great Tang Dynasty to usher in a golden age. Throughout history, her name has been defamed and her story distorted. But now, after thirteen centuries, Empress Wu flings open the gates of the Forbidden City and tells her own astonishing tale—revealing a fascina... read more
The wild, combative inside story of the most stunning upset in the history of presidential elections: Harry Truman's 1948 victory over Tom Dewey."Outstanding. . . . by far the best yet about the fateful  election." —Minneapolis Star-Tribune"Coherent, compelling. . . . A skillful, authoritative investigation." —Kirkus ReviewsAward-winning historian David Pietrusza unpacks the most inglori... read more
It’s impossible to be depressed about a lethargic adoption process when a baby owl sporting a bad mullet sits on a perch in the living room. Although author Melissa Hart and her husband struggled three years to adopt a child—first from China, then from Vietnam, finally choosing to adopt from Oregon’s foster care system—they kept their sanity by learning to train owls at a local wildlife center... read more
The founders of the popular Naked Kitchen website unveil more than 100 of their favorite organic plant-based recipes for burger lovers everywhere. The recipes combine simple, wholesome ingredients to create a wide variety of scrumptious vegetable- and bean-based burgers and accompaniments that everyone can enjoy. The Naked Kitchen Veggie Burger Book celebrates the burger in all its versatile g... read more
The Creative Journey demystifies the creative process by breaking it down into stages of the classic “hero’s journey” narrative from myth, literature and film. Each stage in the journey – from seeing the problem to sharing the solution – is analyzed through the lens of scientific research and real-world examples to show how we can all be creative.The author wrote this book for a university hon... read more
What if instead of spending your days wishing for better tomorrows, you steadily filled your life with treasured todays?Author and hope giver Anne McOmber shares simple everyday gifts we can all discover for ourselves, no matter how imperfect and unpredictable today may be.Open its pages and this beautiful book will help you:Find joy in the journeyLive in the present momentPractice gratitude f... read more
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Former Penguin editor with an MA in Creative Writing from UEA. I enjoy working with authors to make their book the best it can be.
I specialize in authors with complex ideas who write for the general public, polishing your words until they are uniquely irresistible.