For fifteen years, I've worked in the publishing industry editing children's books. I started my career at Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, where I had the privilege of working on high- concept, commercial YA series such as FALLEN, THE MAZE RUNNER and THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH and with high profile authors like Tyra Banks and Bella Thorne. As I started to build my own list, I branched out into the middle-grade arena and edited award-winning authors such as Donna Gephart, Dana Alison-Levy and Alyson Noel. I also worked on a few dark YA mysteries by Amanda Searcy and a fantasy series by NYT Bestselling author, Colleen Houck. I'm currently an Executive Editor at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers and the attached books are just a few of the novels I work on here at S&S. Both fiction and non-fiction, I seek quality writing with commercial appeal.
I love working with authors to bring their book to its highest potential. I will never tell an author what they should do, but rather illuminate the scenes in which there is an issue--either with pacing, character development, narrative arc, relationships, emotional depth, etc. I hope to help them craft a book they are proud of and can't wait to share with the world. I love asking questions and love books that make me cry. It's a joy to be able to do this job as a profession and I eagerly await the opportunity to share in this creative journey with you.
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