Asante Simons

Asante Simons – Editor

An experienced editor who loves women’s fiction, coming of age stories, mysteries, and anything inspired by celebrities or pop culture.


Over the last four years in publishing, I’ve edited and co-edited many works of women’s fiction, coming of age stories, thrillers/mysteries as well as the occasional historical romance. My particular niche is fiction inspired by or focused on celebrities and pop culture.

I’ve worked with authors like Wanda M. Morris, Elissa R. Sloan, Sonya Lalli (under her pen name S. C. Lalli), DeuxMoi, as well as USA Today bestseller Lenora Bell, New York Times bestsellers Jennifer Ryan and Jessica Goodman, and Annie England Noblin among many others.

I love working on stories that shine a focus on marginalized voices, and I love working with debit authors. Many of my authors have been debuts, and I love being able to help them not only establish a career, but also grow it. Whether you want to self-publish or go the traditional route, I hope to help!

Feedback from authors/past clients:

"I've had the immense pleasure of working with Asanté for over four years. She's a brilliant, supportive, and empowering editor who sees the big picture and pinpoints precisely what's necessary to take my manuscripts to the next level. I can't imagine the writing process without her expert guidance!" --Lenora Bell, USA Today bestselling author

Coming of Age Contemporary Fiction Mystery & Crime New Adult Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction
English (US)

Work experience

HarperCollins Publishers

Jun, 2018 — Present

Asante has 1 review





Katherine G.

Katherine G.

Jul, 2022

Asante was very professional and very helpful. Wonderful to work with.

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