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Diana Gill

Diana Gill - Editor

NYC, NY, United States

I have 20 years of editorial experience at Big5 publishers, specializing in science fiction and fantasy.

Overview

I've spent twenty years at HarperCollins and Penguin Random House, including running Harper Voyager, the science fiction/fantasy imprint at HarperCollins for twelve years. Best-selling and award-winning authors I've worked with include Charlaine Harris, Kim Harrison, Richard Kadrey, Mark Lawrence, Zen Cho, S. M. Stirling, Brom, Vicki Pettersson, and many more.

I specialize in commercial genre fiction, particularly science fiction and fantasy. I read voraciously in thrillers, romance, and YA/Teen, and happy to work in those genres as well. I'm a developmental/story editor and line/copyeditor, not a proofreader. I also offer publishing/marketing consulting--need to improve your social media profile or marketing plan? I can help.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Fantasy Historical Fiction Romance Science Fiction Thriller Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Executive Editor

Penguin Random House

April, 2014 – March, 2016 (almost 2 years)

Executive editor at Berkey Books/Ace Books, working with New York Times bestselling and award-winning authors including Charlaine Harris (Midnight, Texas series to air on NBC in 2016), Mark Lawrence, Zen Cho, Genevieve Cogman, S.M. Stirling, Stephen M. Donaldson, Alastair Reynolds and more.

Executive Editor

HarperCollins Publishers

April, 1998 – March, 2014 (almost 16 years)

Ran Harper Voyager, the US branch of the global science fiction and fantasy imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Working with authors including Kim Harrison, Richard Kadrey, Brom, Vicki Pettersson, David Wellington, Beth Cato, Trudi Canavan, Ian Douglas and many more.

Portfolio (8 selected works)

The Wheel of Osheim

Mark Lawrence

From the international bestselling author of the Broken Empire Trilogy, the thrilling conclusion to the Red Queen’s War... Mark Lawrence’s “epic fantasy” (The Washington Post) continues as a reluctant prince returns from the bowels of Hell to engage in his greatest battle yet—among the living and the dead. All the horrors of Hell stand between Snorri Ver Snagason and the rescue of his family, ... read more

From the international bestselling author of the Broken Empire Trilogy, the thrilling conclusion to the Red Queen’s War... Mark Lawrence’s “epic fantasy” (The Washington Post) continues as a reluctant prince returns from the bowels of Hell to engage in his greatest battle yet—among the living and the dead. All the horrors of Hell stand between Snorri Ver Snagason and the rescue of his family, ... read more

The Child Thief

Brom

The acclaimed artist Brom brilliantly displays his multiple extraordinary talents in The Child Thief—a spellbinding re-imagining of the beloved Peter Pan story that carries readers through the perilous mist separating our world from the realm of Faerie. As Gregory Maguire did with his New York Times bestselling Wicked novels, Brom takes a classic children’s tale and turns it inside-out, painti... read more

The acclaimed artist Brom brilliantly displays his multiple extraordinary talents in The Child Thief—a spellbinding re-imagining of the beloved Peter Pan story that carries readers through the perilous mist separating our world from the realm of Faerie. As Gregory Maguire did with his New York Times bestselling Wicked novels, Brom takes a classic children’s tale and turns it inside-out, painti... read more

Day Shift

Charlaine Harris

SOON TO BE A NBC TV SERIES!In Midnight Crossroad, Charlaine Harris “capture[d] the same magic as the world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, and [took] it to another level" (Houston Press). Now the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels returns to the one-traffic-light town you see only when you’re on the way to someplace else…There is no such thing as bad publicity, excep... read more

SOON TO BE A NBC TV SERIES!In Midnight Crossroad, Charlaine Harris “capture[d] the same magic as the world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, and [took] it to another level" (Houston Press). Now the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels returns to the one-traffic-light town you see only when you’re on the way to someplace else…There is no such thing as bad publicity, excep... read more

Sorcerer to the Crown

Zen Cho

In this sparkling debut, magic and mayhem clash with the British elite...The Royal Society of Unnatural Philosophers, one of the most respected organizations throughout all of England, has long been tasked with maintaining magic within His Majesty’s lands. But lately, the once proper institute has fallen into disgrace, naming an altogether unsuitable gentleman—a freed slave who doesn’t even ha... read more

In this sparkling debut, magic and mayhem clash with the British elite...The Royal Society of Unnatural Philosophers, one of the most respected organizations throughout all of England, has long been tasked with maintaining magic within His Majesty’s lands. But lately, the once proper institute has fallen into disgrace, naming an altogether unsuitable gentleman—a freed slave who doesn’t even ha... read more

The Getaway God

Richard Kadrey

End times are here againA half-human, half-angel with a bad rep and a worse attitude—we are talking abuout the former Lucifer here—James Stark, aka Sandman Slim, has made a few enemies. None, though, are as fearsome as the vindictive Angra Om Ya—the insatiable, destructive old gods. But their imminent invasion is just one of Stark's problems, as L.A. descends into chaos, and a new evil stalks ... read more

End times are here againA half-human, half-angel with a bad rep and a worse attitude—we are talking abuout the former Lucifer here—James Stark, aka Sandman Slim, has made a few enemies. None, though, are as fearsome as the vindictive Angra Om Ya—the insatiable, destructive old gods. But their imminent invasion is just one of Stark's problems, as L.A. descends into chaos, and a new evil stalks ... read more

Dreams and Shadows

C. Robert Cargill

Screenwriter and acclaimed film critic C. Robert Cargill makes his fiction debut with Dreams and Shadows, taking beloved fantasy tropes, giving them a twist, and turning out a wonderful, witty, and wry take on clash between the fairy world and our own.Something is missing from Ewan and Colby’s lives. Residing in the corners of their memories is their time in Limestone Kingdom, a realm filled w... read more

Screenwriter and acclaimed film critic C. Robert Cargill makes his fiction debut with Dreams and Shadows, taking beloved fantasy tropes, giving them a twist, and turning out a wonderful, witty, and wry take on clash between the fairy world and our own.Something is missing from Ewan and Colby’s lives. Residing in the corners of their memories is their time in Limestone Kingdom, a realm filled w... read more

The Invisible Library

Genevieve Cogman

Collecting books can be a dangerous prospect in this fun, time-traveling, fantasy adventure from a spectacular debut author. One thing any Librarian will tell you: the truth is much stranger than fiction... Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, a shadowy organization that collects important works of fiction from all of the different realities. Most recently, she and her enigm... read more

Collecting books can be a dangerous prospect in this fun, time-traveling, fantasy adventure from a spectacular debut author. One thing any Librarian will tell you: the truth is much stranger than fiction... Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, a shadowy organization that collects important works of fiction from all of the different realities. Most recently, she and her enigm... read more

The Undead Pool

Kim Harrison

Supernatural superhero Rachel Morgan must counter a strange magic that could spell civil war for the Hollows in this sexy and bewitching urban fantasy adventure in acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison's Hollows series.Witch and day-walking demon Rachel Morgan has managed to save the demonic ever after from shrinking, but at a high cost. Now, strange magic is attacking Cinci... read more

Supernatural superhero Rachel Morgan must counter a strange magic that could spell civil war for the Hollows in this sexy and bewitching urban fantasy adventure in acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison's Hollows series.Witch and day-walking demon Rachel Morgan has managed to save the demonic ever after from shrinking, but at a high cost. Now, strange magic is attacking Cinci... read more

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