Joanna MacKenzie

Joanna MacKenzie – Editor

Seasoned publishing industry professional with agency experience and a keen eye for detail who embraces all aspects of the editorial process


A publishing industry professional with over 15 years of experience shaping manuscripts into books that have received critical acclaim, award recognition and which have graced bestseller lists world-wide, I enjoy working with writers to find their voice and hone their craft. My passion lies in commercial fiction (adult and YA) and I have extensive experience in everything from content editing to coaching writers step-by-step through a first draft.
Literary Fiction Mystery & Crime Romance Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction Young Adult
English (CAN) English (US)

Work experience

Literary Agency

Jan, 2017 — Present

At NLA, I have grown a list of adult and young adult projects specializing in mysteries and thrillers, women's fiction, literary fiction, and coming of age stories. A hands-on, detail-oriented editor who challenges writers to push their stories to really stand out, I have placed projects with all major publishing houses in the US both in preempts and at auction.

Browne & Miller Literary Associates

May, 2007 — Present

-Working with authors to edit manuscripts at various stages of development; representing projects across a wide range of genres to editors and producers; negotiating contracts; and maintaining author relations and contacts within the publishing industry.
- Managed team responsible for identifying, re-conceptualizing, and implementing new, company-wide social media strategy.
-Spearheaded initiative to launch an ePub offering to agency clients.

The Parlor

Feb, 2007 — Feb, 2010 (about 3 years)

Scheduled readers for the reading series and managed and distributed promotional material. Featured readers included Gillian Flynn, Joe Meno, and Carol Anshaw among others.

Browne & Miller Literary Associates

Feb, 2005 — May, 2007 (over 2 years)


"Shana Galen's deliciously brooding hero and delightfully quirky heroine turn this tale of adventure into an endearing love story that kept me up all hours reading....Wonderful!" — SABRINA JEFFRIES New York Times bestselling authorEwan Mostyn thinks a job as a... read more

Kristen Simmons

"A harrowing world. Pacifica will have you breathlessly fearing our own future."―Sara Raasch, New York Times bestselling authorBlue skies. Green grass. Clear ocean water. An island paradise like the ones that existed before the Melt.A lucky five hundred lotter... read more
The hot and thrilling conclusion to the Body Work Trilogy, following The Masseuse and The DistractionAnna Rossi walked away from Alec Flynn to keep her family and friends safe. But she can’t protect her heart from him, no matter how hard she tries… Time has do... read more
The seductive story that started in The Masseuse continues...Anna Rossi knows that opening your heart only gets you hurt. But Alec Flynn is just too good to resist…It’s been three long months since Anna’s seen Alec, since he saved her life and lit up her soul ... read more
From Book 1: “Absolutely delectable." --J. Kenner, New York Times bestselling author of RELEASE ME and CLAIM ME “A satisfying, sensual read not to be missed." --Raine Miller, New York Times bestselling author “An intriguing start to a saucy new trilogy." --Ron... read more
First in the sexy and suspenseful Body Work TrilogyAnna Rossi lives by one simple rule: don’t get attached, don’t get hurt. But Alec Flynn doesn’t play by the rules…Anna never takes on a massage client without screening him first, but the paycheck offered by b... read more
The Glass Arrow

Kristen Simmons

"Like The Handmaid's Tale, Simmons's book serves as essential commentary on women's rights." Once there was a time when men and women lived as equals, when girl babies were valued, and women could belong only to themselves. But that was ten g... read more
In the first of a brand-new series set in Victorian England, a young woman returns home from India after the death of her family to discover her identity and inheritance are challenged by the man who holds her future in his hands.Rebecca Ravenshaw, daughter of... read more
2015 Maggie Finalist ~ Best novel with strong romantic elementsFor the fans of Jennifer Probst, Ruth Cardello and Jill Shalvis, comes a series about love, friendship, and lunch!When life gets tough and love is hard to find, four friends take their troubles to ... read more
Article 5

Kristen Simmons

In Kristen Simmons's Article 5, New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., have been abandoned.The Bill of Rights has been revoked and replaced with the Moral Statutes.There are no more police-instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad beha... read more
The latest addition to the REGENCY SPIES series, WHILE YOU WERE SPYING is the highly anticipated prequel to WHEN DASHING MET DANGER and PRIDE AND PETTICOATS. Francesca Dashing would like to forget that Ethan Caxton, the Marquess of Winterbourne, exists. He hum... read more

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Orson W.

Orson W.

Aug, 2018

Very helpful.

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