Shannon Criss

Shannon Criss - Editor Tick

New York, NY, USA

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Overview

An editor with ten years of experience creating and evaluating book proposals, writing back cover copy, and line editing manuscripts.

Languages
English (US)
Fiction
African American fiction
Romance
Short Story
Women's Fiction

Work experience

Senior Acquisitions Editor

Diversion Publishing Corporation
July, 2017 – Present (over 1 year)

• Prepare seasonal lists to present at company wide sales meetings and conferences
• Acquisition of 3-5 titles per month
• Manage keywords and title assets in database to improve discoverability
• Write, edit, and proofread web content on WordPress
• Manage content for social media platforms and monitor analytics
• Line and Copy Edit of manuscripts in collaboration with author

Editor

Harlequin
March, 2010 – July, 2017 (over 7 years)

• Edited manuscripts in collaboration with author
• Project management of a high volume of books each month while staying within production guidelines and timeframes
• Attended writing conferences/Contributed to guest panels
• Nominated for 2017 RITA award for Contemporary Romance: Short
• Prepared, rewrote and edited various copy materials to improve readability
• Developed and executed annual writing contests to gain attention of prospective authors
• Created original content to be used on social media platforms
• Reviewed and provided final approval on covers and various prelim materials
• Reviewed and responded to unsolicited manuscripts
• Prepared reader’s reports

Portfolio (12 selected works)

New Orleans Rush

Kelly Siskind

Falling for your surly boss is a rotten idea.Letting him saw you in half is even worse…Beatrice Baker may be a struggling artist, but she believes all hardships have silver linings…until she follows her boyfriend to New Orleans and finds him with another woman. Instead of turning those lemons into lemonade, she drinks lemon drop martinis and keys the wrong man’s car.Now she works for Huxley Ma... read more

Falling for your surly boss is a rotten idea.Letting him saw you in half is even worse…Beatrice Baker may be a struggling artist, but she believes all hardships have silver linings…until she follows her boyfriend to New Orleans and finds him with another woman. Instead of turning those lemons into lemonade, she drinks lemon drop martinis and keys the wrong man’s car.Now she works for Huxley Ma... read more

Songs for Cricket

Terri E. Laine

She’s his best friend’s little sister and therefore off limits.College freshman Finley Farrow has two goals this year: make the football team and get over her crush, Shepard Connelly. The gorgeous football player with his magnificent voice would be a star one day on or off the field, but it’s time to let go. She has a different goal now, the end zone. Making the team may turn out to be easy, b... read more

She’s his best friend’s little sister and therefore off limits.College freshman Finley Farrow has two goals this year: make the football team and get over her crush, Shepard Connelly. The gorgeous football player with his magnificent voice would be a star one day on or off the field, but it’s time to let go. She has a different goal now, the end zone. Making the team may turn out to be easy, b... read more

If Only for Tonight (An Elite Event Book 2)

Sherelle Green

A night of love they'll never forget… Cydney Rayne likes living dangerously. But no thrill can compare to the passionate night she spends with a sexy stranger in Anguilla. The adventure-seeking event planner never expects to see her mystery lover with the sea-blue eyes again. Until he shows up in her Chicago hometown. FBI agent Shawn Miles lives by his credo to honor, protect…and never get emo... read more

A night of love they'll never forget… Cydney Rayne likes living dangerously. But no thrill can compare to the passionate night she spends with a sexy stranger in Anguilla. The adventure-seeking event planner never expects to see her mystery lover with the sea-blue eyes again. Until he shows up in her Chicago hometown. FBI agent Shawn Miles lives by his credo to honor, protect…and never get emo... read more

Always in My Heart (Harts in Love Book 281)

Kayla Perrin

The oldest of three adopted daughters, Callie Hart has always loved being the protector of the family. But now she is all grown up—with a young son of her own to protect. Callie can't wait to show him off when she reunites with her two sisters in Ohio. But that also means coming face-to-face with the lover she left behind. Nigel Williams is even more irresistibly attractive than ever. But what... read more

The oldest of three adopted daughters, Callie Hart has always loved being the protector of the family. But now she is all grown up—with a young son of her own to protect. Callie can't wait to show him off when she reunites with her two sisters in Ohio. But that also means coming face-to-face with the lover she left behind. Nigel Williams is even more irresistibly attractive than ever. But what... read more

Playing with Desire (Pleasure Cove Book 515)

Reese Ryan

Summer Loving Next in line as CEO of his family's international luxury-resort empire, Liam Westbrook didn't make his way to the top playing it safe. So when the fast-living British bachelor spies an exotic beauty under a smoldering North Carolina moon, he makes a scandalous proposal. The night culminates in an all-consuming passion that leaves them both burning for more. Liam knows he can't ju... read more

Summer Loving Next in line as CEO of his family's international luxury-resort empire, Liam Westbrook didn't make his way to the top playing it safe. So when the fast-living British bachelor spies an exotic beauty under a smoldering North Carolina moon, he makes a scandalous proposal. The night culminates in an all-consuming passion that leaves them both burning for more. Liam knows he can't ju... read more

One Mistletoe Wish (The Taylors of Temptation Book 501)

A.C. Arthur

All she wants for Christmas...Everything schoolteacher Morgan Hill loves is in her hometown of Temptation, Virginia—her twins, her students and the charming community center where she’s staging their holiday play. But now the building’s new owner, Grayson Taylor, is putting sexy visions into Morgan’s head, making the young widow long for a future even Santa couldn’t deliver.As the oldest of se... read more

All she wants for Christmas...Everything schoolteacher Morgan Hill loves is in her hometown of Temptation, Virginia—her twins, her students and the charming community center where she’s staging their holiday play. But now the building’s new owner, Grayson Taylor, is putting sexy visions into Morgan’s head, making the young widow long for a future even Santa couldn’t deliver.As the oldest of se... read more

Seduced by the Playboy (The Morretti Millionaires)

Pamela Yaye

A whole new playing field of passion Fiery newscaster Angela Kelly wants nothing more than to take the Windy City by storm. But with her show's dangerously low ratings, she stands to lose everything. The pressure is on to save her career, and a tantalizing exposé on wickedly sexy professional baseball player Demetri Morretti might be her last shot. That is, if she can handle the irresistible d... read more

A whole new playing field of passion Fiery newscaster Angela Kelly wants nothing more than to take the Windy City by storm. But with her show's dangerously low ratings, she stands to lose everything. The pressure is on to save her career, and a tantalizing exposé on wickedly sexy professional baseball player Demetri Morretti might be her last shot. That is, if she can handle the irresistible d... read more

Every Road To You (Espresso Empire)

Phyllis Bourne

His business is her pleasure Beauty's about more than just appearance—it's a state of mind. And at the helm of Espresso Cosmetics' spa division, Tia Gray gives clients makeovers of a lifetime. After an inspiring transformation, a runaway grandmother takes off for Vegas on the back of a motorcycle. But persuading the woman's powerful, sexy grandson that this trip is a rite of passage isn't goin... read more

His business is her pleasure Beauty's about more than just appearance—it's a state of mind. And at the helm of Espresso Cosmetics' spa division, Tia Gray gives clients makeovers of a lifetime. After an inspiring transformation, a runaway grandmother takes off for Vegas on the back of a motorcycle. But persuading the woman's powerful, sexy grandson that this trip is a rite of passage isn't goin... read more

Vegas, Baby (Escape with a Ruthless Businessman Tonight)

Theodora Taylor

It only took one kiss… Working two jobs to achieve her dream of moving to New York, Vegas showgirl Sunny Johnson needs to save every penny. So when CEO Cole Benton makes a bottom-line decision to close the revue show she dances in, she has no choice but to confront him for her sake and for the futures of all her friends on the chorus line. Cole expects to inherit the reins to his family's chai... read more

It only took one kiss… Working two jobs to achieve her dream of moving to New York, Vegas showgirl Sunny Johnson needs to save every penny. So when CEO Cole Benton makes a bottom-line decision to close the revue show she dances in, she has no choice but to confront him for her sake and for the futures of all her friends on the chorus line. Cole expects to inherit the reins to his family's chai... read more

Endless Summer Nights: Risky Business\Beats of My Heart\Heartbreak in Rio (Arabesque)

Donna Hill, Grace Octavia, Delaney Diamond

Take a trip into the heart of passion as seductive samba rhythms pulse in the warm evening breezes. Escape and savor these three scintillating stories set against the beautiful backdrop of Brazil…. Risky Business by Donna Hill Two weeks in Rio—surely enough time for marketing VP Sydni Lawson to forge a lucrative merger. But instead of sweet-talking real estate mogul Gabriel St. James…she's bei... read more

Take a trip into the heart of passion as seductive samba rhythms pulse in the warm evening breezes. Escape and savor these three scintillating stories set against the beautiful backdrop of Brazil…. Risky Business by Donna Hill Two weeks in Rio—surely enough time for marketing VP Sydni Lawson to forge a lucrative merger. But instead of sweet-talking real estate mogul Gabriel St. James…she's bei... read more

Her Perfect Candidate (Chasing Love Book 1)

Candace Shaw

Campaign of seduction Co-owner of an up-and-coming interior-decorating firm, Megan Chase loves being a single woman on the fast track to success. But everything changes when a flat tire brings Georgia senator Steven Monroe into her life. The sinfully sexy politician needs the right woman to clean up his image. And with Megan's fine eye for detail, she just may be the woman for the job. Steven'... read more

Campaign of seduction Co-owner of an up-and-coming interior-decorating firm, Megan Chase loves being a single woman on the fast track to success. But everything changes when a flat tire brings Georgia senator Steven Monroe into her life. The sinfully sexy politician needs the right woman to clean up his image. And with Megan's fine eye for detail, she just may be the woman for the job. Steven'... read more

Taming Georgia

Ellie Wade

A spinoff from the well-loved The Flawed Heart Series, Taming Georgia follows the adventure's of London's sister Georgia as she gets a second chance at love.

A spinoff from the well-loved The Flawed Heart Series, Taming Georgia follows the adventure's of London's sister Georgia as she gets a second chance at love.

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