I am a professional editor with over 10 years' experience in book publishing, specializing in developmental editing, proofreading and career consultation, particularly in the areas of romance, women's fiction, mystery and YA. Publishing is all about collaboration and communication, and I love helping an author put the pieces together to help create their best book possible.
Whether you are looking at landing your dream agent, already have an agent and want to polish your manuscript before it goes out for submission, or are indie-publishing and need a developmental editor or a second set of eyes as a proofreader before self-publishing, I have the experience and knowledge to help you on your publication journey. Having worked at both a literary agency and one of the Big Five NYC publishing houses, I know what both agents and editors are looking for, and provide gentle-but-honest feedback for every step. In addition to developmental editing and proofreading, I also offer manuscript evaluations, query critiques, and general career consultation.
I started my publishing career as the agency assistant at BookEnds Literary, and spent ten years as an in-house editor for St. Martin's Press, where I worked with numerous New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors, and helped launch debut authors who have gone on to have long, successful careers. Let me put my knowledge to work for you!
I started freelancing in March 2018. I love helping authors turn their manuscripts into the best books they can be! I specialize in romance, women's fiction, cozy mysteries, thrillers, and YA. My true passion lies in developmental editing, but I am available for everything from query critiques, proofreading and author career consultations.
Acquired and edited over 150 titles in the areas of romance, women's fiction, mystery, and YA. Worked with numerous NYT and USA Today bestselling authors, as well as launch debut authors who have gone on to have long, established careers.
An innocent night of fun takes a shocking turn in Not That I Could Tell, the next page-turner from Jessica Strawser. When a group of neighborhood women gathers, wine in hand, around a fire pit where their backyards meet one Saturday night, most of them are just ecstatic to have discovered that their baby monitors reach that far. It’s a rare kid-free night, and they’re giddy with it. They drink... read more
Spring has come to Eternity Springs in The First Kiss of Spring, the newest installment in this New York Times bestselling series by Emily March.Life could be a dream...Goal-oriented and gorgeous, Caitlin Timberlake's dreams took her to the top of the corporate ladder in New York City. Now years later, her goals have changed. She wants to come home to Eternity Springs and build a business and ... read more
A frightfully good time! Dive into these Halloween novellas from bestselling authors Tijan, J. Daniels, Helena Hunting, Bella Jewel and Tara Sivec. Featuring stories set in the worlds of their popular series. Tijan’s Fallen Crest crew are back for a weekend of mischief that takes a sinister turn; all four couples from J. Daniels’ Alabama Summer series gear up for Halloween in their own sexy wa... read more
IN THIS BATTLE OF WITSLady Lucy Upton's tongue may be too sharp to attract suitors but her heart is good, and when her painfully shy friend Cassandra needs help she devises a brilliant scheme to help her discourage an unwanted suitor, the Duke of Claringdon. Lucy will hide behind the hedgerow and tell Cass just what to say to discourage the Duke of Claringdon…but it turns out that he's made of... read more
Named one of the Best Romances of 2017 by Entertainment Weekly and The Washington Post!A 2018 RITA® finalist for Best First Book and Contemporary Romance: Long!“A sparkling debut.” —Entertainment Weekly“Vibrantly written.” —The Washington PostThe first in a sizzling new series about finding love on and off the dance floor from #OwnVoices author Alexis Daria.Gina Morales wants to win. It’s her ... read more
Meet the Naughty Princess Club: a brand new series from USA Today bestselling author Tara Sivec that introduces readers to Fairytale Lane and the hilarity—and romance—that ensue when three women start a new business to make it rain. Once upon a time Cynthia was the perfect housewife. Between being the President of the PTA and keeping her home spotless without a hair (or her pearls) out of plac... read more
In New York Times bestselling author Beth Harbison's most emotional novel ever, a fractured family must come together at a beach house haunted by the past.Willa has never fully recovered from the sudden death of her husband, Ben. She became an absent mother to her young son, Jamie, unable to comfort him while reeling from her own grief. Now, years after Ben’s death, Willa finally decides to re... read more
LADY + DUKE = TRUE LOVE?Lady Daphne Forsyth is a brilliant mathematician with a burning passion for puzzles. When she learns that the library belonging to her benefactress houses the legendary Cameron Cipher—an encrypted message that, once solved, holds the key to great riches—Daphne is on the case. Unfortunately, her race to unlock the cipher’s code is continually thwarted by a deliciously ha... read more
All were shocked at the announcement of the “cursed” Lady Claire Cavensham to Lord Alexander Hallworth, the Marquess of Pembrooke, especially since she is already engaged to another unfortunate Lord. Perhaps she will make it to the altar this time with one of these fine gentlemen! —Midnight CryerNo one is left breathless at the imperious pronouncement of her engagement to Lord Pembrooke more t... read more
“A master storyteller.”—Affaire de CoeurNearing thirty, the Duke of Rathburne is finally ready to make amends for the wager that caused him and his best friends such scandal—but taking on a ward who needs a husband is a feat he’s not sure he can manage. The last he saw of Miss Marlena Fast, she was a spirited little ruffian, not the sort of bride most bachelors on the marriage mart sought. But... read more
"Twisty and compelling [...] a terrific read." ― Associated Press"Compulsively readable... Just Between Us winds its roller-coaster plot around our tendency to see exactly what we are looking for―while our little lies take on dangerous lives of their own." ― O, The Oprah Magazine"A twisty, domestic thriller [...] tense, bombshell-laden, and action-packed." ― Publishers Weekly"Female friendship... read more
Paw Enforcement introduces police officer Megan Luz and her loyal K-9 partner Brigit-two Fort Worth cops who are worth their weight in kibble.SHE'S ON A SHORT LEASH.Officer Luz is lucky she still has a job after tasering a male colleague where it counts the most. Sure, he had it coming-which is why the police chief is giving Megan a second chance. The catch? Her new partner can't carry a gun, ... read more
Welcome to Otter Lake, where the relaxing, restorative atmosphere is to die for.Erica Bloom is in no rush to return to Otter Lake, the site of her mother's spiritual retreat for women. Erica met her inner goddess years ago and she's happy to have forged a new identity on her own, thank you very much. But her new-age-y, well-meaning mother is losing her grip on the business, and needs Erica's h... read more
It takes true grit to build a billion-dollar dynasty like the Ford family ranch. But when it comes to finding love, all it takes is one handsome cowboy to steal a woman’s heart in Cowboy Stole My Heart by Soraya Lane. SHE’S RIDING SOLO As one of the heirs to the River Ranch fortune, Mia Ford is practically Texas royalty. But that doesn’t mean she’s some pampered princess. She can saddle up and... read more
Get ready for the ride of your life...A cowgirl at heart, Skye Martinez has a rebellious streak she's determined to shake. Especially since she's poised to take the reins of her family's business at Briscoe Ranch Resort. It's time for her to settle down and get serious about her future...right after one last night of fun with a handsome stranger she meets in the resort's stable. But when a mid... read more
Wren MacAvoy works as a coal miner for a domed city that was constructed in the mid-nineteenth century to protect the royal blood line of England when astronomers spotted a comet on a collision course with Earth. Humanity would be saved by the most groundbreaking technology of the time. But after nearly 200 years of life beneath the dome, society has become complacent and the coal is running o... read more
At a school where Quantum Paradox 101 is a required course and history field trips are literal, sixteen year-old time traveler Bree Bennis excels…at screwing up.After Bree botches a solo midterm to the 21st century by accidentally taking a boy hostage (a teensy snafu), she stands to lose her scholarship. But when Bree sneaks back to talk the kid into keeping his yap shut, she doesn't go back f... read more
Sixteen-year-old Trinity Monsour wants nothing more than to live a normal life. But that isn't as easy as it seems. Trinity is different. She is special. She sees visions, and for those she's seen, it's already too late. Trinity arrives on her aunt's doorstep in New Orleans with virtually no knowledge of her mysterious heritage. She begins settling into life at a new school and even starts mak... read more
"Almost Missed You is a skillful, insightful debut: a deft exploration of the mysteries of marriage, the price we pay for our secrets, and just how easy it is to make the worst choices imaginable." —Chris Bohjalian, New York Times bestselling author of The Sandcastle Girls and Midwives"Almost Missed You is an emotional powerhouse of a novel." —Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of ... read more
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Gemma Halliday, comes Play Nice, her most thrilling novel yet! She faked her death to escape life as an assassin. But now her enemies have tracked her down, and this time they want her to stay dead.Anya Danielovich was an assassin in her former life. But that was a long time ago. Today she's just Anna Smith--a single, thirtysomething woman l... read more
From the author of The Good Neighbor and The Glass Wives comes an enchanting story of returning home and discovering what truly matters after loss.No one knows why Teddi Lerner left her hometown, but everyone knows why she’s back.Twelve-year-old Shayna— talented, persistent, and adorable—persuaded "Aunt Tee" to return to Chance, Ohio, to photograph her father’s wedding. Even though it's been s... read more
Bree Bennis finally has it all—a non-comatose mother, an uber-hot (albeit anachronistic) boyfriend named Finn, and a newfound mission to protect the timeline from those who would skew it for their own gain. But when she leans over one day to smooch said boyfriend, her lips meet those of her arch-nemesis Wyck instead. The timeline has been altered, and Bree is caught in the crosshairs. But when... read more
Trouble with FateLeigh EvansMy name is Hedi Peacock and I have a secret. I'm not human, and I have the pointy Fae ears and Were inner-bitch to prove it. As fairy tales go, my childhood was damn near perfect, all fur and magic until a werewolf killed my father and the Fae executed my mother. I've never forgiven either side. Especially Robson Trowbridge. He was a part-time werewolf, a full-time ... read more
If there's one thing that can ruin a vacation, it's running into your ex. Just ask Treflee Miller. If she'd only known that her husband Ty would be here in Hawaii―muscular, sun-bronzed, and infuriatingly gorgeous―she would have brought the divorce papers for him to sign. But life is full of surprises when you're married to a world-class spy…Ty Miller can understand why his wife is tired of pla... read more
Bold, brazen, and beautiful, the Reckless Brides refuse to play by society's rules of courtship. But―come hell or high water―they always get their man...A LADY IN DISGUISEFor generations, the Kents have served proudly with the British Royal Navy. So when her younger brother refuses to report for duty, Sally Kent slips into a uniform and takes his place―at least until he comes to his senses. Bo... read more
DANGEROUS CURVES AHEADSugar JamisonEllis Garrett is dumping her critical boyfriend, opening a plus-size clothing store, and starting a blog—all to spread the word that fashion shouldn't require a size-two body, and happiness should allow for the occasional cupcake. Or two. But is indulging fantasies about her sister's long-ago ex, the still-hunky Michael Edwards, biting off more than she can c... read more
Relax on a silent night and dive into Christmas Brides, a lush historical holiday anthology featuring a brand-new story from USA Today bestselling author Alexandra Hawkins. And back by popular demand from last Christmas, previously published One Hot Scot, The Scandal Before Christmas, and It Happened Under the Mistletoe are back to deck the halls in this sensual Christmas collection.One Hot Sc... read more
With shades of It’s a Wonderful Life, one man must face his past to find his future this Christmas.In the last year, George's life has drastically changed. The formerly homeless veteran now has a job he likes, a family in the residents of Darling, VT, and for the first time in years, a home. But while his present is good, he's still haunted by the past, a past that appears shortly before Chris... read more
Tara Holloway has got your number. A special agent on the IRS's payroll, she's dead-set on making sure that money crimes don't pay…Tax cheats, beware: The Treasury Department's Criminal Investigations Division has a new special agent on its payroll. A recovering tomboy with a head for numbers, Tara's fast becoming the Annie Oakley of the IRS—kicking ass, taking social security numbers, and kee... read more
It'll be a Christmas to remember when hotel heiress Carina Briscoe is roped into a pretend marriage with cowboy James Decker, the bad boy stable manager of her family's Texas resort. The marriage might be a sham but the sparks between them are anything but. Still, with a little help from the heroine's interfering family, they might end up with the greatest Christmas gift of all: true love. ***... read more
Meet the Brooklyn Brotherhood: three brothers who escaped rough childhoods in Park Heights, Brooklyn who grew into fiercely loyal, sexy men – and who find love when they’re least expecting it. Landon McGee has a past he’d rather stayed buried and forgotten. Now a successful video game designer, his life in Brooklyn with his adoptive mother and brothers has made him into the man he is today. Bu... read more
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Crafting a work of fiction is a gloriously arduous process. With over twenty years of experience at one of the big NYC houses, I can help.
Professional fiction and non-fiction editor with experience at Random House, Quercus (Hachette) and Cornerstones. Former Literary Scout.