Provide developmental editing for manuscripts, critiques of book proposals and query letters, and strategic advice on how to launch and manage a successful writing career.
Raised profile for Spanish language imprint and established reputation as Latino publishing expert within and outside of the publishing industry through media interviews, workshops, and self-created and maintained web site
Acted as liaison to movie studios and handled movie tie-ins by coordinating with their marketing departments to meet deadlines and increase sales by integrating movie art with book covers
Conceived and pursued book ideas, including the best-selling Feng Shui primer Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life
The joyful, bold New York Times bestseller. Look for the sequel, Shadowhouse Fall, out 9/12/2017! "Magnificent." --Holly Black, New York Times Book Review "A must." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Exceptional." --Publishers Weekly, starred review Sierra Santiago planned an easy summer of making art and hanging out with her friends. But then a corpse crashes their first party. Her stroke-ridd... read more
Named a New York Times Best Book of the Year, 2016.For a slave in the 1840s South, life on the run can be just as dangerous as life under a sadistic Massa. That’s what fifteen-year-old Naomi learns after she escapes the brutal confines of life on an Alabama plantation and takes refuge in a Georgia brothel run by a gun-toting Jewish madam named Cynthia. Amidst a revolving door of gamblers and p... read more
A seductive and intriguing journey from the humble Persian Jewish quarter to the fascinating world of shahs, soothsayers, eunuchs, and sultanas, Harem follows three generations of strong-willed and cunning women: Rebekah -- a poor girl married to the abusive blacksmith, Jacob the fatherless -- who emerges from her disastrous match with a mysterious brand between her breasts; Gold Dust, Rebekah... read more
An essential and accessible guide to increasing happiness, improving your financial well-being, and bettering your health through the timeless Chinese art of feng shui.Promising health, wealth, and happiness, feng shui offers endless appeal—at least in concept. Unfortunately, feng shui’s seemingly complicated methods are often difficult to learn and apply in a meaningful way. Fortunately, Move... read more
The Secrets to Styling the Home of Your Dreams Are As Easy As 1–2–3 One-Day Room Makeovers is the ultimate guide to creating a gorgeous home that reflects your best, most beautiful self. Design expert and “makeover maestro” Martin Amado reveals the 3-step method he uses to create dramatic room makeovers for his clients in only one day. From walls to furniture to accessories, learn how to decor... read more
A young woman from Minnesota searches out the Colombian father she’s never known in this powerful exploration of what family really means He loved Colombia too much to leave it. The explanation from her Minnesotan mother was enough to satisfy a child’s curiosity about her missing father. But at twenty-one, Anika Fajardo wanted more. She wanted to know her father better and to know what kind of... read more
Arroz con Pollo and Apple Pie provides a no-nonsense guide to raising bicultural children in modern times. Learn from the real-world experiences of the writer and others who shared their adventures in multicultural parenting.
Dichos: Spanish sayings or proverbs Advice is one of the most valuable gifts a mother can give to her daughter. Cristina Pérez turns to her mother's wisdom every day by reflecting on the dichos she taught her. Here Cristina shares those that have most powerfully influenced her life and translates them into solid advice. Any woman looking for guidance -- whether she is about to leave for colleg... read more
Set against a vibrant South Bronx neighborhood and the queer youth culture of Manhattan's piers, Chulito is a coming-of-age, coming out love story of a sexy, tough, hip hop-loving, young Latino man and the colorful characters who populate his block. Chulito, which means "cutie," is one of the boys, and everyone in his neighborhood has seen him grow up--the owner of the local bodega, the Lees f... read more
Sex as a Political Condition: A Border Novel is a raucous, hilarious journey through political dangers that come in all shapes, cup sizes, and sexual identities, a trip into the wild, sometimes outrageous world of the Texas-Mexico border and all geographical and anatomical points south. Honoré del Castillo runs the family curio shop in the backwater border town of Escandón, Texas, and fears dy... read more
Charisse Tyson’s got it all going on . . .She’s a savvy, successful real-estate agent with a quick wit, a low tolerance for BS, a gorgeous size-14 body, and a thirst for top shelf vodka. Despite her dream house, luxury car, and appetite for life’s best—like fine dining and hot men—she seems to have her own special talent for attracting players. Why do all of her ex-lovers belong in the Losers ... read more
I knew any thought of us getting back together was crazy. Yet I had fantasized that somehow, someway, we'd get back together. That by some miracle, things would work out for us. A way to make whole the love that fell apart so abruptly; of course there were no way things could be worked out after I discovered that Debrena Allen was into women. Choice Fowler
Arthur Miller decided to become a playwright after seeing her perform with the Group Theater. Marlon Brando attributed his acting to her genius as a teacher. Theater critic Robert Brustein calls her the greatest acting teacher in America.At the turn of the 20th century – by which time acting had hardly evolved since classical Greece – Stella Adler became a child star of the Yiddish stage in Ne... read more
When we purposefully change our handwriting, we introduce attitudes that can improve our relationships, give us the impetus to achieve and take risks, and simply bring out the best in us. This is because our handwriting is a reflection of our innermost thoughts and feelings. When we fall in love, survive a serious illness, or change careers, our view of life is dramatically altered and, as a r... read more
IN A TIME OF RASPUTIN'S MAGIC AND ROMANOV MYSTERY, A YOUNG GIRL FINDS HERSELF AT THE HEART OF THE ROYAL FAMILYShe was an orphan, ushered into the royal palace on the prayers of her majestry. Yet, decades later, her time spent in the embrace of the Romanovs haunts her still. Is she responsible for those murderous events that changed everything? If only she can find the heir, maybe she can put t... read more
A psychologist and relationship expert refutes the argument that shyness can be a detriment to developing a romantic relationship, identifies seven key characteristics that enhance a shy person's appeal to another, and explains how to make the most of these personality traits in a romantic encounter. Original. 25,000 first printing.
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20 years developing bestselling award-winning fiction and nonfiction at Macmillan, Harpercollins, Penguin Random House and S & S.
Empathic book development editor. Ten years in-house publishing experience. Developed a Rodale bestseller; excel at working with innovators.