A book publishing professional with experience working at literary agencies and various imprints at major U.S. publishing houses such as Simon & Schuster and Hachette. Specializes in editing many fiction and nonfiction genres such as literary fiction, comics and graphic novels, poetry, short stories, thrillers, women's fiction, biographies and memoirs and travel, among others. Also specializes in reviewing and providing constructive feedback on query letters for literary agencies.
Oversee editorial process from acquisition to finished book for the Scribner, Touchstone and Avid Reader Press imprints at Simon and Schuster.
Assist the Managing Editor and oversee editorial process from acquisition to finished book for the Scribner and Touchstone imprints at Simon and Schuster.
Edit manuscripts and provide general editorial support for the PublicAffairs and Nation Books imprints at Hachette.
Assistant to Nicole Aragi, Duvall Osteen and Frances Coady at Aragi Inc., one of the top literary agencies in the country, reviewing query letters and reading manuscript submissions.
Tutor students of all academic backgrounds (including ESL and students with learning disabilities) in academic writing, thesis writing and creative writing.
In time for the one-year anniversary of the Trump Inauguration and the Women’s March, this provocative, unprecedented anthology features original short stories from thirty bestselling and award-winning authors—including Alice Walker, Richard Russo, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Hoffman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Cunningham, Mary Higgins Clark, and Lee Child—with an introduction by Pulitze... read more
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Richards offers practical advice and inspiration for aspiring leaders everywhere.”—Hillary Rodham Clinton “An enthralling memoir.” —Booklist (starred review) To Make Change, You Have to Make Trouble From Cecile Richards—president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund for more than a decade, daughter of the late Gov... read more
Irreverent, inspirational, and a visual delight, What Would Cleopatra Do? shares the wisdom and advice passed down from Cleopatra, Queen Victoria, Dorothy Parker, and forty-seven other heroines from past eras on how to handle an array of common problems women have encountered throughout history and still face today.What Would Cleopatra Do? tackles issues by reminding us of inspiring feminists ... read more
“This imaginative but very real look into war-torn Syria is a must.” –Booklist (starred review) This rich, moving, and lyrical debut novel is to Syria what The Kite Runner was to Afghanistan; the story of two girls living eight hundred years apart—a modern-day Syrian refugee seeking safety and a medieval adventurer apprenticed to a legendary mapmaker—places today’s headlines in the sweep of hi... read more
This extraordinary, timely new collection of essays by the award-winning writer of The Other Side—rooted in her own experience with sexual assault—pursues questions of justice, sexual violence, and retribution.In 2014, Lacy Johnson was giving a reading from The Other Side, her “instant classic” (Kirkus Reviews) memoir of kidnapping and rape, when a woman asked her what she would like to happen... read more
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Nonfiction editor for 20-plus years, transforming raw concepts into polished books on lifestyle, cooking, health, how-to, memoir, and more.
My favorite projects include fiction (literary, mainstream, romance), travel writing, and academic work (humanities).