For five years I have led this award-winning regional publication. From line editing and cover concepting overseeing all the staff to defining the editorial brand, my role has evolved as the industry itself has changed.
Assisted two brilliant cookbook editors with the publishing process from acquisition to publication. I worked with Food Network stars and dozens of chefs and authors to create beautiful books.
Assisted several agents in reading proposals, paying authors, and scouting new project ideas.
Standard Baking Co. is Maine’s most well-known bakery. Located directly across from Portland’s harbor, the bakery is a daily hub for hundreds of people. From almond crossiants to butter cookies to a pear frangipane tart, more than sixty coveted recipes comprise this cookbook tailor written for the home baker. Never before has Standard Baking co. divulged its sweet secrets — this cookbook is su... read more
If you've ever had a fantasy of living on a Maine island, this book is for you. It,s just icing on the cake it that is also happens to involve chocolate. Kate Shaffer and her husband moved to remote Isle au Haut nearly seven years ago. Once there, they were inspired to open a chocolate company and cafe featuring delicious chocolate and fresh Maine ingredients. Now their products are shipped al... read more
A Maine breakfast is more than just blueberries. Dana Moos of the Maine Innkeeping Academy shows you how to whip up a delicious and beautiful breakfast, whether you're cooking for your out-of-state in-laws or running your own B&B. Maine is a travel destination, and its B&Bs are some of the most visited places in the state. Dana Moos, the former innkeeper of the Kingsleigh Inn in Southwest Harb... read more
Old recipes, like old friends, are usually most dependable, observes noted author Kenneth Roberts in his pithy introduction to this classic recipe compendium put together by his niece, Marjorie Mosser, in the 1930s. The long career of this bible of Maine cookery has proved him right. With Robert's outspoken commentaries sprinkled throughout, excerpts from some of his best-selling books, and ma... read more
Maine is one of the hottest culinary destinations in the country. To celebrate, Down East Books is proud to present the Best Maine Food series, a new line of cookbooks showcasing the state's great food. Kicking it off is this revamped edition of a true Maine classic. In these redesigned pages, longtime food columnist Marjorie Standish tells you how to prepare everything from finnan haddie to d... read more
Monthly magazine for readers who want to explore and enjoy the state of Maine to the fullest. Down East highlights the intriguing aspects of Maine living through stunning full-color photography, feature-length stories, and insider tips. Find out more about the people, places, arts, food, and culture
What’s the best way to change your life? Change how you think, says marketing guru Gerald Zaltman. While most of us are accustomed to self-improvement via physical exercise or dieting, we often overlook our most powerful tool for effecting change: our own thoughts. Through a variety of exercises called Think Keys, Zaltman guides the reader through the mind’s most important unconscious and cons... read more
Maine has an abundance of fresh, seasonal produce ~ all you need to know is what to do with it. Lisa Turner, of Laughing Stock Farm in Freeport, has gathered more than one hundred recipes from Maine,s top chefs, farmers, home cooks, and her own kitchen. From what to do with loads of leafy greens to how to cook hakurei turnips, this cookbook teaches how to eat locally ~ and eat well ~all throug... read more
Residing on Maine's Islesboro Island, Sandra Oliver is a revered food historian with a vast knowledge of New England food history, subsistence living, and Yankee cooking. For the past five years, she has published her weekly recipes column, "Tastebuds", in the Bangor Daily News. The column has featured hundreds of recipes—from classic tried-and-true dishes to innovative uses for traditional in... read more
Everyone loves lobster - especially Maine lobster. This fun, fact filled book brings the reader on the lobster's journey from ocean floor to plate, stopping along the way to get to know the people and places of Maine's iconic industry.
Ultimate Acadia is the essential guide to Maine's Mount Desert Island, providing everything you need to know to make the most of your time there. Including a short history of the region, the book explores Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, and the surrounding villages and environs in detail, including interviews with locals and covering where to stay, best restaurants, shops, and things to do f... read more
Whoopie pies could be declared the official Maine dessert, and many assert that the rotund chocolate confection originated there, although Pennsylvania actually has a an equally strong claim to that honor. No matter-aficionados in both locales never tire of the giant sandwich cookies, and the comfort-food treats are enjoying a renaissance as bakeries offer gourmet versions on the Internet. Thi... read more
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Copy-editor and proofreader. Trained in-house at Pearson and Michael O'Mara books. Specialises in non-fiction.
As a trusted freelance editor, I've edited hundreds of books: memoir, travel, current events, food/bev, relationships/sexuality, health.