Freelance editor and writer for a variety of publishing companies, including Disney, HarperCollins, and Penguin Random House.
-Acquired and edited titles across all Disney Franchises, as well as books tied loosely to the world of Disney but with no preexisting story line.
-Worked closely with authors to shape stories and devise concepts for new story creation.
-Edited approximately thirty titles per year for Disney's trade list (which is available to all booksellers) and another sixty to eighty titles per year for the custom list (which sells to single stores seeking unique titles). Highlights include Olaf's Night Before Christmas, which sold over 250,000 units and Hide-and-Hug Olaf, which sold over 400,000 copies.
-Worked with managing editorial, design, and production departments to keep titles on schedule and on budget.
-Acquired and edited approximately thirty children's fiction and nonfiction titles per year.
-Worked closely with authors to develop story ideas and determine what nonfiction subjects would be of interest.
-Acquired and edited children's nonfiction titles.
-Developed book concepts myself, then hired authors and worked with them to shape and develop the books.
'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring . . . until a sound awakens Olaf. Read along as Olaf has the adventure of a lifetime with a mysterious stranger in red. This beautifully illustrated 32-page paper-over-board picture book comes with a read-along CD featuring audio narration by Josh Gad, the voice of Olaf! Fans of all generations will deligh... read more
This deluxe box features a brand-new story about Olaf the snowman. Inside, children will also find a huggable Olaf plush. Following the hide-and-seek theme of the story, parents can hide the plush for children to find and deliver Olaf's big, warm hug!
What would it be like to walk on a Martian plain? Watch wild volcanoes on Jupiter? All it takes to find out is a touch of imagination and this entertaining guide to the solar system, illustrated with NASA’s most up-to-date color photos. So get ready to blast off, and fly through the skies from Mercury to Pluto, stopping to visit planets, asteroids, and moons along the way. Feel Venus’s intense... read more
We all love shivery, scary stories about unquiet ghosts, bloodsucking vampires, wicked witches, and werewolves howling under a full moon. But do real monsters walk the earthor are they just figments of our imagination? Unwrap the mystery and discover the truth! Over time, scientific inquiry has shed light on these terrifying creatures of the darkness; the reality behind the legends will fasci... read more
When most people hear the name Alcatraz, the first thing they think of is the escape-proof penitentiary that housed America’s toughest criminals. But the small island known as The Rock” has a long and fascinating history. Since its discovery in 1775, Alcatraz has also served as a fortress to protect the western United States from invasion, a Civil War-era military prison, and a symbol of defi... read more
Thunderbirds, Phantom Cats, Owlman, and Chupacabras: since the beginning of time, these and other mystifying creatures have appeared in tales from around the world. And every year, more and more people report new sightings. Meet some of the most fascinating mythical monsters from the sea and the sky, from snowy mountains to tropical jungles. Wandering across these pages is an amazing menagerie... read more
All across the U.S., there’s a strange kind of American spirit” surfacing: the ghosts, specters, and wraiths that make up the country’s phantom population. They’re the native citizens of Haunted U.S.A., and they come in every size, shape, type, and personality. Meet these spine-tingling characters, from the creatures occupying Washington D.C.’s most hallowed halls (including a demon cat that ... read more
What will you find in the Bermuda Triangle? Join supernatural expert Jeff Belanger as he explores the mysterious Bermuda Triangle! What exactly makes it so mysterious? And just how many ships have disappeared there over the years? The answers to these questions and more lay inside!
Cool, slithering snakes! Read along as animal expert Jeff Corwin tells you about his favorite snakes and the experiences he's had with them. Over forty photos help bring these fascinating creatures to life! From the Black Mambo to the Green Anaconda, kids will love learning all about these captivating animals.
The action-packed conclusion to the Mysterious Mr. Spines trilogy!Edward McLeod is almost at the end of his journey. He has battled his way through the afterlife, mastered his Guardian powers, and even learned how to fly. Now he must take on the Jackal and fight for all of the trapped souls in the Woodbine. But the Jackal and his formidable army will not be easy to defeat. Is Edward really the... read more
Anna is a princess of Arendelle. Locked away from the outside world for years, Anna is desperate to leave her lonely life behind. Her parents are gone, and her sister, Elsa—the only person who might show her an ounce of love—is cold and distant. Hans is a prince of the Southern Isles. As thirteenth in line to the throne, Hans is desperate to escape the tyranny of his father and older brothers ... read more
Prima Princessa invites budding ballerinas to explore the wonderful world of ballet!Is there any more enticing figure than the ballerina? Dressed in a fluffy tutu, wearing her pink pointe shoes, and dancing so gracefully, she's what every little girl longs to be. But what does it take to make that fantasy come true? Thanks to the charming, illustrated Prima Princessa, would-be ballerinas will ... read more
Join Minnie as she goes for a sail, plans a picnic, has a sleepover, and more! With 12 Minnie Mouse-themed stories that can each be read in 5 minutes, this padded storybook is the perfect fit for bedtime, storytime, or anytime!
With more than 500 characters, from Ariel to Miss Bunny and Peter Pan to Frozone, this is the perfect guidebook to all things Disney!
Andy Stanley has never met his famous grandfather, renowned archaeologist and explorer Ned Lostmore. Then Ned goes missing on the search for a hidden temple deep in the Amazonian jungle, and everyone assumes he's dead. But when Andy receives a mysterious letter and key from his grandfather, he is drawn into a quest to stop several lost, magical artifacts from falling into the wrong hands. His ... read more
Andy Stanley has been named Keymaster of the mysterious Jungle Explorers' Society, but is he up to the challenge? He's about to find out, as he sets off on a journey to recover the legendary Golden Paw, an artifact more powerful than any the Society has ever tried to recover before. His adventure takes him deep into the worlds of the Jungle Cruise and other attractions featured in Disney's Adv... read more
Get ready for bedtime with this Storybook Collection featuring 18 all-new bedtime themed Disney Princess stories.
In this unique offering of a book and CD recorded by Judy Collins, take a magical journey over the rainbow...This classic song has been transformed into a magnificent picture book and CD set. Breathtaking and magical artwork by Eric Puybaret--who painted the critically-acclaimed illustrations that helped turn PUFF, THE MAGIC DRAGON into a blockbuster bestseller--will carry young readers from a... read more
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Proofreader for middle grade and YA books. Words are my passion and I love helping authors become strong writers and clear communicators.
New York Times bestselling children's book editor and collaborator, whose love is putting a polish on stories and making them shine.