Jaime Coyne

Jaime Coyne - Editor

New York, New York, USA

Experienced editor of bestselling and award-winning books, specializing in narrative nonfiction, thrillers, and young adult. 7+ years' exp.

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Overview

I began my publishing career in Marketing at Macmillan in 2012 and later transitioned to Editorial at St. Martin’s Press, where I worked on an eclectic list of fiction and nonfiction, including a number of New York Times and national bestsellers. I went on to focus on nonfiction at Center Street, Hachette Book Group, but also edited ALA’s 2019 W.Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction during my time there. In 2019, I decided to transition to freelance editing full time. I have edited a wide range of books in my career, from military thrillers to celebrity memoirs to business books.

Every author has their own creative process, and my job is to facilitate that process to the best of my ability. I'm happy to discuss how to make the author-editor relationship work best for you, whether that involves brainstorming phone calls, multiple rounds of developmental editing, or intensive line editing.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Entertainment
Politics & Current Affairs
Fiction
Thriller
Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Associate Editor

Hachette Book Group
February, 2018 – May, 2019 (about 1 year)

Assistant Editor

Macmillan Publishers
April, 2014 – December, 2017 (over 3 years)

Catalog Coordinator

Macmillan Publishers
January, 2012 – April, 2014 (about 2 years)

Worked in Marketing Services at Palgrave Macmillan

Portfolio (28 selected works)

Smothered: A Novel

Autumn Chiklis

**LA Times Bestseller**“Autumn Chiklis’s debut novel, Smothered, is a hilarious, gimlet-eyed, and affectionate take on the familial catastrophes that occur when a recent college grad moves back home with her helicopter mom. Whether you have a mother, are a mother, or know a mother, you will love and laugh ’til you cry reading this book.”―Gigi Levangie Grazer, New York Times bestselling author ... read more

**LA Times Bestseller**“Autumn Chiklis’s debut novel, Smothered, is a hilarious, gimlet-eyed, and affectionate take on the familial catastrophes that occur when a recent college grad moves back home with her helicopter mom. Whether you have a mother, are a mother, or know a mother, you will love and laugh ’til you cry reading this book.”―Gigi Levangie Grazer, New York Times bestselling author ... read more

The Big Redhead Book: Inside the Secret Society of Red Hair

Erin La Rosa

The Big Redhead Book: Inside the Secret Society of Red Hair is an inside look into one of the most elite societies in the world―the real two percent. Well, you know, the two percent of the world's population that are natural redheads, at least. This book has equal parts pop culture, ginger facts, and humorous stories about what it's like to actually have red hair. It's loaded with everything y... read more

The Big Redhead Book: Inside the Secret Society of Red Hair is an inside look into one of the most elite societies in the world―the real two percent. Well, you know, the two percent of the world's population that are natural redheads, at least. This book has equal parts pop culture, ginger facts, and humorous stories about what it's like to actually have red hair. It's loaded with everything y... read more

Operation Swallow: American Soldiers' Remarkable Escape from Berga Concentration Camp

Mark Felton

The true and heroic story of American POWs' daring escape from a Nazi concentration camp. In this little-known story from World War II, a group of American POW camp leaders risk everything to save hundreds of fellow servicemen from a diabolical Nazi concentration camp. Their story begins in the dark forests of the Ardennes during Christmas 1944 and ends at the Buchenwald Concentration Camp in ... read more

The true and heroic story of American POWs' daring escape from a Nazi concentration camp. In this little-known story from World War II, a group of American POW camp leaders risk everything to save hundreds of fellow servicemen from a diabolical Nazi concentration camp. Their story begins in the dark forests of the Ardennes during Christmas 1944 and ends at the Buchenwald Concentration Camp in ... read more

Overcome: Crush Adversity with the Leadership Techniques of America's Toughest Warriors

Jason Redman

Retired Navy SEAL and New York Times bestselling author Jason Redman divulges how to triumph over adversity using proven Special Operations habits and mindsets. Adversity can often catch you by surprise and leave you struggling with what to do next. What if you could confront any adversity, from the biggest challenges-the loss of your job, divorce, health issues, bankruptcy-to normal daily cha... read more

Retired Navy SEAL and New York Times bestselling author Jason Redman divulges how to triumph over adversity using proven Special Operations habits and mindsets. Adversity can often catch you by surprise and leave you struggling with what to do next. What if you could confront any adversity, from the biggest challenges-the loss of your job, divorce, health issues, bankruptcy-to normal daily cha... read more

One Killer Force: A Delta Force Novel

Dalton Fury

Still recovering from his near fatal wounds suffered at the Yellow Creek Nuclear Plant, Delta Force Commander, Major Kolt "Racer" Raynor, is thrust into a new battle with some of the toughest killers he's ever faced - US Navy SEALs. Government austerity measures have the Joint Chiefs of Staff contemplating the unthinkable - combining Delta Force and the SEALs into a single unit: One Killer For... read more

Still recovering from his near fatal wounds suffered at the Yellow Creek Nuclear Plant, Delta Force Commander, Major Kolt "Racer" Raynor, is thrust into a new battle with some of the toughest killers he's ever faced - US Navy SEALs. Government austerity measures have the Joint Chiefs of Staff contemplating the unthinkable - combining Delta Force and the SEALs into a single unit: One Killer For... read more

Execute Authority: A Delta Force Novel

Dalton Fury

The explosive conclusion to the New York Times bestselling series.In Dalton Fury's Execute Authority, Kolt “Racer” Raynor and his Delta Force squadron are in Greece, providing VIP security for the newly elected―and deeply controversial―American president on his desperate mission to hold the NATO alliance together.Then, the unimaginable happens. Just as the president is arriving, an assassin’s ... read more

The explosive conclusion to the New York Times bestselling series.In Dalton Fury's Execute Authority, Kolt “Racer” Raynor and his Delta Force squadron are in Greece, providing VIP security for the newly elected―and deeply controversial―American president on his desperate mission to hold the NATO alliance together.Then, the unimaginable happens. Just as the president is arriving, an assassin’s ... read more

All Lines Black (A Delta Force Novel)

Dalton Fury

A novella companion to the bestselling Delta Force seriesIn Dalton Fury's All Lines Black, Syrian militant leader Abu Hamam al-Suri wants to defect from ISIS—an action which will in all likelihood bring about the end of the insurgency. He just wants one thing first. The head of the American commando who killed his son in a raid two years ago.Newly-appointed Secretary of State Bill Mason isn’t ... read more

A novella companion to the bestselling Delta Force seriesIn Dalton Fury's All Lines Black, Syrian militant leader Abu Hamam al-Suri wants to defect from ISIS—an action which will in all likelihood bring about the end of the insurgency. He just wants one thing first. The head of the American commando who killed his son in a raid two years ago.Newly-appointed Secretary of State Bill Mason isn’t ... read more

Reaper: Ghost Target: A Sniper Novel (The Reaper Series)

Nicholas Irving, A. J. Tata

The explosive new thriller series written by Nicholas Irving, the New York Times bestselling author of The Reaper and star of Fox's American Grit."Wow! Irving & Tata make an incredible team. Reaper: Ghost Target is pedal-to-the-metal action packed with great twists and turns. Think 'Jason Bourne meets Bob Lee Swagger' then buckle up and get ready for one hell of a read!" ―Brad Thor, #1 New Yor... read more

The explosive new thriller series written by Nicholas Irving, the New York Times bestselling author of The Reaper and star of Fox's American Grit."Wow! Irving & Tata make an incredible team. Reaper: Ghost Target is pedal-to-the-metal action packed with great twists and turns. Think 'Jason Bourne meets Bob Lee Swagger' then buckle up and get ready for one hell of a read!" ―Brad Thor, #1 New Yor... read more

Rogue Sentinel

Tom Wither

From Tom Wither, Author of THE INHERITOR and AUTUMN FIRE, comes ROGUE SENTINEL, an international thriller that puts the reader in the heart of the intelligence and special operations communities. Description Lieutenant Commander Mathews’, an experienced Tier One Operator is sent on a solo mission to capture an American who has joined ISIS, planning operations that have killed hundreds. After a... read more

From Tom Wither, Author of THE INHERITOR and AUTUMN FIRE, comes ROGUE SENTINEL, an international thriller that puts the reader in the heart of the intelligence and special operations communities. Description Lieutenant Commander Mathews’, an experienced Tier One Operator is sent on a solo mission to capture an American who has joined ISIS, planning operations that have killed hundreds. After a... read more

Camp Valor (The Camp Valor Series)

Scott McEwen, Hof Williams

A young adult thriller from Scott McEwan, the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of American Sniper, and Hof Williams. Valor: great courage in the face of dangerWhen Wyatt gets framed for a friend’s crime, he thinks his life is over. But then a mysterious stranger visits him in jail with an unusual proposal: spend three months in a secret government camp and have a ten-year prison sentenc... read more

A young adult thriller from Scott McEwan, the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of American Sniper, and Hof Williams. Valor: great courage in the face of dangerWhen Wyatt gets framed for a friend’s crime, he thinks his life is over. But then a mysterious stranger visits him in jail with an unusual proposal: spend three months in a secret government camp and have a ten-year prison sentenc... read more

You Are Dead (Detective Superintendent Roy Grace)

Peter James

In Peter James' You Are Dead, the last words Jamie Ball hears from his fiancée, Logan Somervile, are in a terrified mobile phone call from her. She has just driven into the underground car park beneath the apartment block where they live in Brighton, and seen a man acting strangely. Then she screams and the phone goes dead. The police are on the scene within minutes, but Logan has vanished, le... read more

In Peter James' You Are Dead, the last words Jamie Ball hears from his fiancée, Logan Somervile, are in a terrified mobile phone call from her. She has just driven into the underground car park beneath the apartment block where they live in Brighton, and seen a man acting strangely. Then she screams and the phone goes dead. The police are on the scene within minutes, but Logan has vanished, le... read more

Batter Off Dead: A Southern Cake Baker Mystery

Maymee Bell

For fans of Joanne Fluke and Leslie Meier comes the second in Maymee Bell’s delectable Southern Cake Baker mysteries.Sophia Cummings may be unlucky in love, but she knows that the way to a man's heart is through his sweet tooth. This evening, she plans to use that knowledge―and her skills as a New York City-trained pastry chef―to open the hearts and wallets of Rumford, Kentucky’s richest men. ... read more

For fans of Joanne Fluke and Leslie Meier comes the second in Maymee Bell’s delectable Southern Cake Baker mysteries.Sophia Cummings may be unlucky in love, but she knows that the way to a man's heart is through his sweet tooth. This evening, she plans to use that knowledge―and her skills as a New York City-trained pastry chef―to open the hearts and wallets of Rumford, Kentucky’s richest men. ... read more

And the Whole Mountain Burned: A War Novel

Ray McPadden

Four-tour combat veteran Ray McPadden offers a vivid portrayal of American soldiers facing an unseen enemy and death in the Mountains of Afghanistan.Sergeant Nick Burch has returned to the crags of tribal Afghanistan seeking vengeance. Burch's platoon has one goal: to capture or kill an elusive insurgent, known as the Egyptian, a leader who is as much myth as he is man, highly revered and guar... read more

Four-tour combat veteran Ray McPadden offers a vivid portrayal of American soldiers facing an unseen enemy and death in the Mountains of Afghanistan.Sergeant Nick Burch has returned to the crags of tribal Afghanistan seeking vengeance. Burch's platoon has one goal: to capture or kill an elusive insurgent, known as the Egyptian, a leader who is as much myth as he is man, highly revered and guar... read more

Black Star Renegades

Michael Moreci

In the tradition of Star Wars, a galaxy-hopping space adventure about a galactic kingdom bent on control and the young misfit who must find the power within before it’s too late.SyFy Wire―January Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books to Pick Up as soon as PossibleThe Verge―18 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books to Read in JanuaryChicago Review of Books―Best New Books of January Cade Sura holds the future of ... read more

In the tradition of Star Wars, a galaxy-hopping space adventure about a galactic kingdom bent on control and the young misfit who must find the power within before it’s too late.SyFy Wire―January Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books to Pick Up as soon as PossibleThe Verge―18 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books to Read in JanuaryChicago Review of Books―Best New Books of January Cade Sura holds the future of ... read more

Christmas in the Lone Star State: A Texas Novel of the West

Jason Manning

Jason Manning’s authentic take on the American West has earned him legions of fans. Now he’s back with a brand-new Western set in the rough-and-tumble Texas frontier. ’Tis the season. . . A LAWMAN PAST HIS PRIME Texas Ranger Bill Sayles rode scout for Sam Houston when he was no more than fifteen. These days the lawman’s on the wrong side of three score years, and the glory days of the Rangers ... read more

Jason Manning’s authentic take on the American West has earned him legions of fans. Now he’s back with a brand-new Western set in the rough-and-tumble Texas frontier. ’Tis the season. . . A LAWMAN PAST HIS PRIME Texas Ranger Bill Sayles rode scout for Sam Houston when he was no more than fifteen. These days the lawman’s on the wrong side of three score years, and the glory days of the Rangers ... read more

My Seven Sons and How We Raised Each Other: (They Only Drive Me Crazy 30% of the Time)

Don Diamont

Soap star Don Diamont's most interesting storyline to date is being the real-life father and ringleader of his seven rambunctious boys.Called a "daytime deity" by Soap Opera Digest, Don Diamont is best known as the dashing publishing titan with steel abs, "Dollar Bill Spencer," on the most-watched daytime drama in the world, The Bold and the Beautiful. But all of that takes second place to his... read more

Soap star Don Diamont's most interesting storyline to date is being the real-life father and ringleader of his seven rambunctious boys.Called a "daytime deity" by Soap Opera Digest, Don Diamont is best known as the dashing publishing titan with steel abs, "Dollar Bill Spencer," on the most-watched daytime drama in the world, The Bold and the Beautiful. But all of that takes second place to his... read more

Life Is Short, Don't Wait to Dance: Advice and Inspiration from the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame Coach of 7 NCAA Championship Teams

Valorie Kondos Field

Highly acclaimed UCLA Women's gymnastics coach of 7 NCAA championships Valorie Kondos Field shares insights on how to use uniqueness and authenticity to achieve success.Former professional ballerina Valorie Kondos Field--or Miss Val, as she's affectionately known--has never tumbled, flipped, or even played any type of organized sports, and yet she has been able to craft a legendary coaching ca... read more

Highly acclaimed UCLA Women's gymnastics coach of 7 NCAA championships Valorie Kondos Field shares insights on how to use uniqueness and authenticity to achieve success.Former professional ballerina Valorie Kondos Field--or Miss Val, as she's affectionately known--has never tumbled, flipped, or even played any type of organized sports, and yet she has been able to craft a legendary coaching ca... read more

Saltwater Cowboy: The Rise and Fall of a Marijuana Empire

Tim McBride, Jr. Ralph Berrier

In 1979, Wisconsin native Tim McBride hopped into his Mustang and headed south. He was twenty-one, and his best friend had offered him a job working as a crab fisherman in Chokoloskee Island, a town of fewer than 500 people on Florida's Gulf Coast. Easy of disposition and eager to experience life at its richest, McBride jumped in with both feet.But this wasn't a typical fishing outfit. McBride... read more

In 1979, Wisconsin native Tim McBride hopped into his Mustang and headed south. He was twenty-one, and his best friend had offered him a job working as a crab fisherman in Chokoloskee Island, a town of fewer than 500 people on Florida's Gulf Coast. Easy of disposition and eager to experience life at its richest, McBride jumped in with both feet.But this wasn't a typical fishing outfit. McBride... read more

City of Death: Humanitarian Warriors in the Battle of Mosul

Ephraim Mattos, Scott McEwen

A frontline witness account of the deadly urban combat of the Battle of Mosul told by former Navy SEAL and frontline combat medic Ephraim Mattos.After leaving the US Navy SEAL teams in spring of 2017, Ephraim Mattos, age twenty-four, flew to Iraq to join a small group of volunteer humanitarians known as the Free Burma Rangers, who were working on the frontlines of the war on ISIS. Until being ... read more

A frontline witness account of the deadly urban combat of the Battle of Mosul told by former Navy SEAL and frontline combat medic Ephraim Mattos.After leaving the US Navy SEAL teams in spring of 2017, Ephraim Mattos, age twenty-four, flew to Iraq to join a small group of volunteer humanitarians known as the Free Burma Rangers, who were working on the frontlines of the war on ISIS. Until being ... read more

Rescued from ISIS: The Gripping True Story of How a Father Saved His Son

Dimitri Bontinck

Rescued from ISIS is the inspiring and terrifying tale of one man's journey to the Middle East to save his child from radical Islam, and its surprising worldwide repercussions.Dimitri Bontinck lived every parent's worst nightmare. His teenage son, introduced to Islam by his girlfriend, fell into the clutches of a radical mosque. Dimitri watched helplessly as his son, Jay, transformed from a ge... read more

Rescued from ISIS is the inspiring and terrifying tale of one man's journey to the Middle East to save his child from radical Islam, and its surprising worldwide repercussions.Dimitri Bontinck lived every parent's worst nightmare. His teenage son, introduced to Islam by his girlfriend, fell into the clutches of a radical mosque. Dimitri watched helplessly as his son, Jay, transformed from a ge... read more

Bulls Before Breakfast: Running with the Bulls and Celebrating Fiesta de San Fermín in Pamplona, Spain

Peter N. Milligan

Ever since Ernest Hemingway popularized the fiesta de San Fermín with the publication of The Sun Also Rises in 1926, the world has been enthralled with the concept of running with the bulls. For millions, running with the bulls remains on their bucket list, and for Hemingway fans it is a lifelong dream. For Peter N. Milligan, it is a way of life. Part memoir and part travel guide, Bulls Before... read more

Ever since Ernest Hemingway popularized the fiesta de San Fermín with the publication of The Sun Also Rises in 1926, the world has been enthralled with the concept of running with the bulls. For millions, running with the bulls remains on their bucket list, and for Hemingway fans it is a lifelong dream. For Peter N. Milligan, it is a way of life. Part memoir and part travel guide, Bulls Before... read more

Snatched: From Drug Queen to Informer to Hostage--A Harrowing True Story

Bruce Porter

Snatched is the electric tale, by the New York Times bestselling author of Blow, Bruce Porter, that tells the true story of a woman caught between two worlds, with her life dangling in the balance.Raised an aristocrat in Colombia and educated in European schools, Pilar transfixes everyone with her charm and her guile. She also falls for dangerous men and finds herself drawn into the highest le... read more

Snatched is the electric tale, by the New York Times bestselling author of Blow, Bruce Porter, that tells the true story of a woman caught between two worlds, with her life dangling in the balance.Raised an aristocrat in Colombia and educated in European schools, Pilar transfixes everyone with her charm and her guile. She also falls for dangerous men and finds herself drawn into the highest le... read more

Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging

Alan D. Castel

Age is an important number, but it can also be deceiving. After 40, most people say they feel younger than their years, some lie about their age, and many attempt to hide the signs of growing old. Better with Age addresses the many myths and paradoxes about the aging process. Although most people think of their later years in terms of decline, they can be one of the best times in life. This bo... read more

Age is an important number, but it can also be deceiving. After 40, most people say they feel younger than their years, some lie about their age, and many attempt to hide the signs of growing old. Better with Age addresses the many myths and paradoxes about the aging process. Although most people think of their later years in terms of decline, they can be one of the best times in life. This bo... read more

Raise Your Game: High-Performance Secrets from the Best of the Best

Alan Stein Jr., Jon Sternfeld

Performance coach Alan Stein Jr. shares the secret principles used by world-class performers that will help you improve your productivity and achieve higher levels of success. High achievers are at the top of their game because of the discipline they have during the unseen hours. They have made a commitment to establish, tweak, and repeat positive habits in everything they do. RAISE YOUR GAME ... read more

Performance coach Alan Stein Jr. shares the secret principles used by world-class performers that will help you improve your productivity and achieve higher levels of success. High achievers are at the top of their game because of the discipline they have during the unseen hours. They have made a commitment to establish, tweak, and repeat positive habits in everything they do. RAISE YOUR GAME ... read more

Identity Leadership: To Lead Others You Must First Lead Yourself

Stedman Graham

Become a passionate, purposeful, and meaningful leader through identifying who you are, your strengths, and your skills. New York Times bestselling author Stedman Graham's Identity Leadership is a very personal and prescriptive guide that is based on his philosophy that a leader can't lead others until he can first lead himself-the more he works on himself, the more he can give to those around... read more

Become a passionate, purposeful, and meaningful leader through identifying who you are, your strengths, and your skills. New York Times bestselling author Stedman Graham's Identity Leadership is a very personal and prescriptive guide that is based on his philosophy that a leader can't lead others until he can first lead himself-the more he works on himself, the more he can give to those around... read more

I, Spy: How to Be Your Own Private Investigator

Daniel Ribacoff, Dina Santorelli

Have you ever wanted to be your own private eye? Have you ever wanted to track down long-lost relatives or people who've scammed you? Have you ever wanted to know if your kids really are where they say they are? Or if your significant other is cheating on you? Or how to locate assets in order to collect on a judgment?In I, Spy, world-renowned private investigator Dan Ribacoff will show you how... read more

Have you ever wanted to be your own private eye? Have you ever wanted to track down long-lost relatives or people who've scammed you? Have you ever wanted to know if your kids really are where they say they are? Or if your significant other is cheating on you? Or how to locate assets in order to collect on a judgment?In I, Spy, world-renowned private investigator Dan Ribacoff will show you how... read more

Love in 90 Days: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Own True Love

Diana Kirschner

Finding true love is possible in just 90 days. Renowned clinical psychologist, Dr. Diana Kirschner, uses the latest research, clinical and personal experience to show you how. Dr. Diana knows the questions single women everywhere face: "Why am I attracted to the wrong kind of guys?" "Why is he just not that into me?" "Why can't I seem to find the One?" She also knows the unconscious mistakes t... read more

Finding true love is possible in just 90 days. Renowned clinical psychologist, Dr. Diana Kirschner, uses the latest research, clinical and personal experience to show you how. Dr. Diana knows the questions single women everywhere face: "Why am I attracted to the wrong kind of guys?" "Why is he just not that into me?" "Why can't I seem to find the One?" She also knows the unconscious mistakes t... read more

Blue: The Color of Noise

Steve Aoki, Daniel Paisner

The music. The mix. His life."Sometimes I think my whole life can be seen through shades of blue..." ―Steve AokiBlue is the remarkable story―in pictures and words―of Steve Aoki, the superstar DJ/producer who started his career as a vegan straightedge hardcore music kid hellbent on defying his millionaire father, whose unquenchable thirst to entertain―inherited from his dad, Rocky Aoki, founder... read more

The music. The mix. His life."Sometimes I think my whole life can be seen through shades of blue..." ―Steve AokiBlue is the remarkable story―in pictures and words―of Steve Aoki, the superstar DJ/producer who started his career as a vegan straightedge hardcore music kid hellbent on defying his millionaire father, whose unquenchable thirst to entertain―inherited from his dad, Rocky Aoki, founder... read more

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