Jennifer Banash

Jennifer Banash – Editor

Experienced editor and published author specializing in YA, Women's Fiction, Thrillers, Contemporary Fiction, Memoir and more.


I am a NY based, critically acclaimed writer, a former professor of English and creative writing, and have edited and ghostwritten several New York Times bestselling books for major publishers. I am also the author of five Young Adult novels: Silent Alarm, White Lines, Simply Irresistible, In Too Deep, and The Elite (Penguin USA and G.P. Putnam & Sons) Silent Alarm, was a 2015 finalist for the American Library Association’s Best Work of Young Adult Fiction prize. My newest novel, The Rise and Fall of Ava Arcana, received a rave review in Booklist, has over 3k positive reviews on, and is being developed for television by Warner Media. My next novel, The Essential Elizabeth Stone, will be published summer, 2024.

I am highly skilled at line editing and developmental editing, crafting superb query letters that will get your book noticed, and providing book coaching, and detailed manuscript assessment for existing books. Affordable rates!

Biographies & Memoirs
Coming of Age Literary Fiction Paranormal Romance Romantic Comedy Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction Young Adult
English (UK) English (US) English (US)
  • Silent Alarm was shortlisted for the 2015 ALA award for Best Work of YA Fiction.

Work experience


Feb, 2018 — Dec, 2019 (almost 2 years)

In founding the fiction department at the agency, I was responsible for building a network of writers, connecting clients with novelists or screenwriters who had the ability to complete their various projects, and managing contracts, writer-client relations, and business development. In this role, I routinely worked with New York Times best sellers, genre-fiction heroes, busy CEOs, indie darlings, and everyone in between.


May, 2005 — Present

I have worked on hundreds of books in a variety of capacities throughout my years as a ghostwriter and editor, including writing complete manuscripts, performing line edits, and working developmentally with clients, walking them step-by-step through the process of writing and refining their work.

Brentwood School/ The University of Iowa

Aug, 2000 — Jan, 2016 (over 15 years)

In addition to teaching courses in American Literature , I founded the creative writing program at Brentwood, for which I both developed the curriculum and served as the first instructor. At the University of Iowa, I taught everything from Rhetoric and Freshman Comp to speciality courses in Creative Writing and Poetry.


White Lines

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Silent Alarm

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Midnight Picnic

Antosca, Nick


Antosca, Nick

Don't You Forget about Me (Gossip Girl Novels) (Paperback) #11, Published by Megan Tingley Books
A hot & hilarious STANDALONE romantic comedy for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Lauren Blakely, and Julia Kent!"The only thing more humiliating than a guy falling asleep face-down in my crotch would be if he died there... Oh my god, is he DEAD?"All I wanted was litt... read more

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Cheryl C.

Cheryl C.

Sep, 2023

Hi I used Jennifer she did a nice job and always responded back and gave me some good advice. I would recommend her.
Jennifer B.
Thanks, Cheryl!

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