I am a full time editor with a primary focus on editing books for children.
Content writing, creative and article writing, copy editing for various in print and online publications.
Five Star Properties
Intercoastal Net Designs
North Bruswick Magazine
South Brunswick Magazine
St. James Plantation
This is the story a brave and unusual girl who lives secretly in the basement of the grand Biltmore Estate amidst the splendor of the Gilded Age and the rugged beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Serafina and her friend Braeden Vanderbilt must work together to solve a dark and dangerous mystery. This page-turning thriller from Disney-Hyperion is a #1 New York Times Bestseller and has appeared ... read more
Serafina's defeat of the Man in the Black Cloak has brought her out of the shadows and into the daylight realm of her home, Biltmore Estate. Every night she visits her mother in the forest, eager to learn the ways of the cat¬amount. But Serafina finds herself caught between her two worlds: she's too wild for Biltmore's beautifully dressed ladies and formal customs, and too human to fully join ... read more
In the highly-anticipated next installment of the Serafina series, Serafina must confront the darkest threat she's ever encountered at Biltmore Estate. She knows she can face anything with her best friend and closest ally, Braeden Vanderbilt, by her side. But when a sinister force tears them apart, Serafina scrambles to uncover the mystery of her most formidable challenge yet...and about herse... read more
From Robert Beatty, the author of the award-winning Serafina books, comes a thrilling new #1 New York Times bestselling series for adults and young readers (8+). Set in 1900 in the Great Smoky Mountains, it's the story of an orphaned girl--gentle of heart, but brimming with the ancient forest powers of her people--who must struggle to survive in a changing world. Filled with the history, myste... read more
What are the 79 wackiest excuses for being late to school? How do you stop a maniac dentist from terrorising children? Why is the new smartphone so ridiculously dumb? And what does it take to get every single student at Milford Junior School put on detention? Find out in this hilarious collection of short stories. One thing is guaranteed - you will NEVER pick the endings!
The third book in the best-selling Exploding Endings series by Tim Harris. Featuring: How do you protect yourself from a stalking mother? What are the 79 cheekiest excuses for not doing your homework? Why is your pencil case holding dangerous secrets? And what happens when you discover your teacher it not who you think they are? Find out in this hilarious collection of short stories. One thing... read more
Have you ever eaten pink spider web? What are the 79 zaniest things to bring to show and tell? Is it possible to earn three thousand dollars without anybody else finding out? And how do you stop random people texting you? Find out in this hilarious collection of short stories. One thing is guaranteed - you will NEVER pick the endings!
Seventeen-year-old Austrian, Emily Hoffman, has been a shy, exemplary, does-nothing-wrong A-student all her life. The upcoming senior trip, a two-week exchange program with the high school in the quaint little town of Ennis, Montana, might be just what Emily needs to break out of her shell, find out who she really is and unearth the courage to pursue her dream of studying overseas at the Unive... read more
After months apart, seventeen-year-old Emily Hoffmann is thrilled to be reunited with Ben, her American crush, whom she met during her time in Ennis, Montana. Ben cannot believe his luck; when he and his classmates arrive in Feldbruck, Austria, for their study-abroad program, Emily’s family is hosting him. Two weeks together at last! Things could not be any better for the couple.After a few da... read more
Andy McBean is struggling to survive Middle School in the soggy hills of the Pacific Northwest. He’s messy, fearful of bullies, and hates the rain. Having spent much of the last year in the hospital battling leukemia hasn't helped. Then one night a meteor storm devastates the county, cutting off power and communications. One giant boulder crashes into his neighborhood, skidding to a halt right... read more
"A crazy, wonderful story of the American South like you've never quite seen it before. Piercingly funny and unexpectedly moving, STUBBORN PINES is filled with characters so much larger than life, you'll forget you might have bumped into them at the gas station."-Rebecca Coleman, author of THE KINGDOM OF CHILDHOOD and HEAVEN SHOULD FALLDwayne Massengill is stuck. He's a standup comic stuck on ... read more
It's not easy being a teenage witch. Seventh grader Abby Shepherd is just getting the hang of it when weird stuff starts happening all around her hometown of Willow Cove. Green slime bubbling to life in science class. Giant snakes slithering around the middle school gym. Her best friend suddenly keeping secrets and telling lies.Things only begin to make sense when a stranger named Miss Winters... read more
Set in the faraway (and terrible-smelling) land of Rancidia, where it’s good to smell bad and bad to smell good, this uproarious send-up of Snow White follows the adventures of the profoundly stinky Hobgoblin as he flees the jealous wrath of a monstrous, democracy-hating ogre tyrant named Fiddlefart. Along the way, he joins forces with the Seven Stinkers―an outcast band of foul-smelling creatu... read more
A heartfelt story about communicating personal space needs for family members to heal...or just to be. When Lily does not get her usual warm hug from her Mimi, she is sad and confused. Mimi reveals the reason why, and they learn to show their love in new ways.
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I have 10+ years' experience working on children's and YA writing at UK publishers including Hachette and HarperCollins.
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.