Provide copy-editing and proofreading services for YA and middle grade titles, including GEORGE AND THE SHIP OF STARS, CALICO GIRL, and YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT.
Provided copy-editing services, including direct communication with authors, for nonfiction titles in film, theater, TV, and general reference categories. Worked on numerous volumes of Hal Leonard's FAQ series.
Provide copy-editing services for contemporary romance, historical romance (including Regency), inspirational, cozy mystery, suspense, and urban romance titles. Authors have included Fern Michaels, Lisa Jackson, Mary Monroe, and Susan Holloway Scott.
Provided full range of editorial services from first draft of manuscript through finished book, including developmental editing, copy editing, proofreading, InDesign coding, writing promotional copy, and trafficking with designers. Worked on TV and film production titles through the MWP imprint, as well as New Age and wellness titles through Divine Arts imprint.
Developed, edited, and developed promotional campaign for A COP'S TALE, a NYPD veteran's true-crime memoir offering a rare look into the Big Apple's bare-bones, down-and-dirty brand of law enforcement that has since passed into history.
Provided full range of editorial services from first draft of manuscript through finished book, including developmental editing, copy editing, proofreading, InDesign coding, writing promotional copy, and trafficking with designers.
Wrote over 200 nonfiction book proposals for pioneering book packaging company. Also served as project editor for approximately 10 nonfiction trade books per year.
Sometimes love needs a little help from Mother Nature—and what better time than the holidays to let it snow . . . and snow . . . and snow . . . STARRY NIGHT * Fern Michaels As the host of a radio program for the lovelorn in Chicago, Jessie Richmond is surprisingly lonely, especially with the holidays approaching. So she decides to make the trek to her uncle’s bookstore in rural New York state ... read more
In this beautifully written novel of historical fiction, bestselling author Susan Holloway Scott tells the story of Alexander Hamilton’s wife, Eliza—a fascinating, strong-willed heroine in her own right and a key figure in one of the most gripping periods in American history. “Love is not easy with a man chosen by Fate for greatness . . .” As the daughter of a respected general, Elizabeth Schu... read more
Mahalia’s Sweet Tea boasts the most flavorful soul food in all of Prince George’s County, Maryland. But as events at the beauty industry’s leading trade show turn ugly, owner Halia Watkins needs to bite into an unsavory new item on the menu—murder! When the chicest hair convention of the year gets cooking in town, so does business at Mahalia’s Sweet Tea. Halia can barely handle the influx of c... read more
George travels to the future in the epic conclusion of the George’s Secret Key series from Lucy Hawking.When George finds a way to escape the spacecraft Artemis, where he has been trapped, he is overjoyed. Surely now he can return to Earth. But when George touches down, he knows immediately that something is wrong. There’s a barren wasteland where his home town used to be, intelligent robots r... read more
Parkinson’s Disease, a disorder of the central nervous system, affects 1 million people in America and 10 million worldwide. In Goodbye Parkinson’s, Hello Life! Alex Kerten presents his breakthrough holistic technique that combines dance therapy, behavior modification, and martial arts, to prove that there is life beyond the diagnosis of PD. Goodbye Parkinson’s, Hello life! received "Recommend... read more
Ni! Peng! Nee-wom! Applause Theatre & Cinema Books revered and august publisher of weighty tomes on all things histrionic is proud to present ÊMonty Python FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Spam Grails Spam Nudging Bruces and SpamÊ the only 127% unauthorized guide to the greatest comedy troupe to ever feature Graham Chapman John Cleese Terry Gilliam Eric Idle Terry Jones and Michael Palin to ... read more
In late August 1898, reporter Emma Cross attends the final fête of the Newport social season and discovers the party's over for a visiting prince . . . The days are getting shorter as summer's end approaches, which means it's time for the Harvest Festival, the last big event of the season, held by Mamie Fish, wife of millionaire railroad tycoon Stuyvesant Fish, at their grand "cottage," Crossw... read more
Explore outer outer space where dastardly villains await in this hilarious and inventive illustrated middle grade novel.Brooklyn, Earth. 1949. Lily Lupino is going to be an astronaut when she grows up. For now, she’ll have to settle for listening to science fiction programs on the radio. But when certified Spacetronaut Kosmo Kidd crash lands his wind-up rocket ship in Lily’s kitchen, it’s a ch... read more
“Emotional and sexy…I loved it!” —Miranda Kenneally, bestselling author of Catching Jordan “Dessa is a winning and resilient heroine.” —Elizabeth Wein, New York Times bestselling author of Code Name Verity “A journey I would happily take over and over again.” —Dahlia Adler, author of Just Visiting “The fantastic, feminist novel I wish I’d had as a teen.” —Jessica Spotswood, author of the Cahil... read more
Zeus and his friends discover another Olympian who might be able to help in their quest to defeat King Cronus in this Heroes in Training adventure.With a clue from their trusty oracle, Pythia, Zeus and his Olympian friends are off to the “Land of Grapes,” where they discover a festival. The headline act is Dion and the Goat Guys, and Zeus has a funny feeling this Dion guy might be one of them.... read more
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2017 “Nolen’s tender story of the Wilcomb family’s losses and aspirations will resonate. At once heartbreaking and uplifting, a gentle, lyrical story of a determined black girl’s journey toward freedom during the Civil War.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Jerdine Nolen’s Calico Girl waves fabrics of freedom in every forward step of her undaunted heroine’s journ... read more
The Divine Art of Dying looks at the unique moment when a person turns toward death and examines what the dying person and their caregivers can expect. Based on the author’s own current experience, it’s about how we might die well and live well up to the very end of our physical existence. Combining personal stories with solid research on palliative and hospice care, this book identifies the d... read more
Veteran director John Badham explains the elements of action and suspense and dissects the essentials of any good scene from any genre. Badham’s list of “12 Questions You Must Ask Before Stepping On Set” is an absolute must in any filmmaker’s toolbox. Whether actor, director, cinematographer, production designer, or any other creative, Badham gives you the tools to deconstruct and solve scenes... read more
Writers will understand why they’re stuck and how to get unstuck through proven methods of breaking the logjam of self-judging and second-guessing that keeps good screenplays from being finished. Attain confidence by knowing your story is clear and solid. Seal out negative influences such as “industry experts” and fleeting trends. This is a way to write a script with integrity that makes a scr... read more
“Carlos Castaneda” meets “Breaking Bad” in the true story of the world’s most powerful entheogen. Leaving behind a sheltered, high-society lifestyle as a Mexican teenager desperate to understand his place in the universe, the author embarks on a majestic entheogenic pilgrimage, as he becomes a modern-day Carlos Castaneda, guiding spiritual explorers to the powerful peyote cactus in one of the ... read more
Did you ever wonder what it was like to be a part of showbiz history? Marilyn Monroe babysitting your brothers. Ethel Merman teaching you how to make martinis. Paul Newman giving you acting tips in your parents’ living room Fielding all those annoying telephone calls from reporters the night your mom won the Oscar. Welcome to the world of Luke Yankee, son of Broadway and Hollywood actress Eile... read more
This follow-up to the bestselling The Weekend Novelist will guide writers of all levels through the next phase in crafting their novel: the rewrite. You’ve finished your first draft—congratulations! Think it’s ready for publication? Think again. The next stage is all about revising and reworking your manuscript—fine-tuning the plot, adding or improving subplots, and fleshing out characters; in... read more
The Art of Plotting is a complete, clear guide to creating compelling plots for film. Integrate plot, characterization, and exposition to make stories real. Learn with examples from new and classic movies examine great plots in action. Plot must be as much about the emotions of the characters as it is about the events of the story. That’s the message of The Art of Plotting, which teaches scree... read more
A Cop’s Tale focuses on New York City’s most violent and corrupt years, the 1960s to early 1980s. Jim O’Neil, a former NYPD cop, delivers a rare look at the brand of law enforcement that ended Frank Lucas’ grip on the Harlem drug trade, his cracking open of the Black Liberation Army case, and his experience as the first copy on the scene at the “Dog Day Afternoon” bank robbery. A Cop’s Tale de... read more
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Former Agent, Writers House, now Expat; two Newbery & NBA authors. I take a holistic, highly customized approach with a plan
Copy editor for Penguin Random House for 17 years, experience with bestselling authors of women's fiction, romance, mystery/thrillers.