Marinda Valenti

Marinda Valenti - Editor Tick

New York, NY, USA

Thoughtful, friendly, affordable editor for YA and adult fiction authors

Request a quote
Verified identity Lock

Overview

I'm an NYC-based proofreader and copyeditor of novels with experience working for Big Five publishers as well as indie authors. I'm a graduate of NYU's publishing master's program. I love contemporary YA, horror, and speculative lit. I offer professional, timely, and friendly service to authors of all stripes. Please get in touch!

Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Crime & Mystery
Horror
Science Fiction
Thriller
Urban Fantasy
Women's Fiction
Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • NYU Master's in Publishing

Awards

  • Frankfurt Book Fair Volunteer 2015
  • Deborah Wiley Scholarship Recipient 2014

Work experience

Proofreader/Copyeditor

Self-employed
September, 2017 – Present (about 1 year)

YA proofreading, copyediting, and line editing projects. I'll also proofread just about anything conforming to Chicago Manual of Style. I'm experienced with and love all subcategories of young adult fiction—scifi, contemporary, speculative, romance, fantasy, you name it! I've done production editorial for big-name YA authors with Penguin Young Readers, and I'm looking to help out less experienced indie authors in developing their manuscripts for affordable rates. I offer timely, knowledgeable, and friendly service with sharp but encouraging feedback.

Associate Production Editor

Penguin Young Readers
February, 2017 – Present (over 1 year)

Copyediting and proofreading children's books including picture books, middle grade, and YA. Handling editorial production of fiction and nonfiction titles from copyediting through final PDF creation. Communicating with editorial, design, and production departments to solve problems and maintain schedules. Corresponding with freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers and reviewing their work. Copyediting and proofreading both cover and interior materials. Collating author and proofreader corrections. Coding and electronically tagging manuscripts for design elements.

Assistant Production Editor

HarperCollins
December, 2015 – February, 2017 (about 1 year)

Managed production editorial schedule of 100+ annual adult genre-fiction digital-first books. Copyedited and proofread manuscripts and covers. Corresponded with freelance proofreaders and copyeditors and reviewed their work. Created purchase orders, distributed freelancer contracts, and managed freelancer invoices. Coordinated with editorial, design, and production to ensure timely delivery of final products.

Production Assistant, Copyeditor

Scholastic Inc.
December, 2014 – December, 2015 (about 1 year)

Managed production schedule of 100+ annual adult genre-fiction digital-first books. Copyedited and proofread manuscripts and covers. Corresponded with freelance proofreaders and copyeditors and reviewed their work. Created purchase orders, distributed freelancer contracts, and managed freelancer invoices. Coordinated with editorial, design, and production to ensure timely delivery of final products.

Portfolio (29 selected works)

SHOUT

Laurie Halse Anderson

A searing poetic memoir and call to action from the bestselling and award-winning author of Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson!Bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Now, inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in our culture has changed since her groundbreaking novel Speak was first published... read more

A searing poetic memoir and call to action from the bestselling and award-winning author of Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson!Bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Now, inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in our culture has changed since her groundbreaking novel Speak was first published... read more

Once and for All

Sarah Dessen

From Sarah Dessen, the beloved New York Times bestselling author of SAINT ANYTHING and JUST LISTEN, comes a new novel set in the world of wedding planning!Is it really better to have loved and lost? Louna's summer job is to help brides plan their perfect day, even though she stopped believing in happily-ever-after when her first love ended tragically. But charming girl-magnet Ambrose isn't abo... read more

From Sarah Dessen, the beloved New York Times bestselling author of SAINT ANYTHING and JUST LISTEN, comes a new novel set in the world of wedding planning!Is it really better to have loved and lost? Louna's summer job is to help brides plan their perfect day, even though she stopped believing in happily-ever-after when her first love ended tragically. But charming girl-magnet Ambrose isn't abo... read more

Rookie on Love

Tavi Gevinson

A single-subject anthology about the heart's most powerful emotion, edited by Tavi Gevinson. Featuring exclusive, never-before-seen essays, poems, comics, and interviews from contributors like Jenny Zhang, Emma Straub, Hilton Als, Janet Mock, John Green, Rainbow Rowell, Gabourey Sidibe, Mitski, Alessia Cara, Etgar Keret, Margo Jefferson, Sarah Manguso, Durga Chew-Bose, and many more!

A single-subject anthology about the heart's most powerful emotion, edited by Tavi Gevinson. Featuring exclusive, never-before-seen essays, poems, comics, and interviews from contributors like Jenny Zhang, Emma Straub, Hilton Als, Janet Mock, John Green, Rainbow Rowell, Gabourey Sidibe, Mitski, Alessia Cara, Etgar Keret, Margo Jefferson, Sarah Manguso, Durga Chew-Bose, and many more!

The Lost Kids (Never Ever)

Sara Saedi

This stormy sequel to Never Ever is packed with more of everything you loved in Book 1: twists, action, revenge, and romance!Just a few weeks ago, Wylie Dalton was living on magical Minor Island where nobody ages past seventeen, and in love with Phinn, the island's leader. Now, her home is a creaky old boat where she's joined a ragtag group of cast-offs from the island, all dead-set on getting... read more

This stormy sequel to Never Ever is packed with more of everything you loved in Book 1: twists, action, revenge, and romance!Just a few weeks ago, Wylie Dalton was living on magical Minor Island where nobody ages past seventeen, and in love with Phinn, the island's leader. Now, her home is a creaky old boat where she's joined a ragtag group of cast-offs from the island, all dead-set on getting... read more

The Sacrifice Box

Martin Stewart

A horror story about friendship, growing up, and finding a place in the world: Gremlins meets The Breakfast Club by way of Stephen King and Stranger Things.In the summer of 1982, five friends discover an ancient stone box hidden deep in the woods. They seal inside of it treasured objects from their childhoods, and they make a vow:Never come to the box alone. Never open it after dark. Never tak... read more

A horror story about friendship, growing up, and finding a place in the world: Gremlins meets The Breakfast Club by way of Stephen King and Stranger Things.In the summer of 1982, five friends discover an ancient stone box hidden deep in the woods. They seal inside of it treasured objects from their childhoods, and they make a vow:Never come to the box alone. Never open it after dark. Never tak... read more

The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik

David Arnold

“An epic wonder”* from the bestselling author of Mosquitoland This is Noah Oakman → sixteen, Bowie believer, concise historian, disillusioned swimmer, son, brother, friend. Then Noah → gets hypnotized. Now Noah → sees changes: his mother has a scar on her face that wasn’t there before; his old dog, who once walked with a limp, is suddenly lithe; his best friend, a lifelong DC Comics disciple, ... read more

“An epic wonder”* from the bestselling author of Mosquitoland This is Noah Oakman → sixteen, Bowie believer, concise historian, disillusioned swimmer, son, brother, friend. Then Noah → gets hypnotized. Now Noah → sees changes: his mother has a scar on her face that wasn’t there before; his old dog, who once walked with a limp, is suddenly lithe; his best friend, a lifelong DC Comics disciple, ... read more

The Merciless IV: Last Rites

Danielle Vega

The fourth book of the scream-worthy cult series The Merciless combines Stephen King-level terror with true crime stories like the Amanda Knox case.The ropes tighten on Berkley Hubbard's wrists. Blood drips down her fingers and lands with a smack on the cold floor of the church basement. She's trapped, bound, and petrified by fear. A knife punctures her fragile skin as Berkley's captors search... read more

The fourth book of the scream-worthy cult series The Merciless combines Stephen King-level terror with true crime stories like the Amanda Knox case.The ropes tighten on Berkley Hubbard's wrists. Blood drips down her fingers and lands with a smack on the cold floor of the church basement. She's trapped, bound, and petrified by fear. A knife punctures her fragile skin as Berkley's captors search... read more

Undead Girl Gang

Lily Anderson

"A fun, fast read...it will resonate with readers who dabble in any sort of arts, dark or otherwise." --NPR.org"With a singular and hilariously cutting teen voice, UNDEAD GIRL GANG is sure to be one of the most talked-about YA novels of the year." --BookPageVeronica Mars meets The Craft when a teen girl investigates the suspicious deaths of three classmates and accidentally ends up bringing th... read more

"A fun, fast read...it will resonate with readers who dabble in any sort of arts, dark or otherwise." --NPR.org"With a singular and hilariously cutting teen voice, UNDEAD GIRL GANG is sure to be one of the most talked-about YA novels of the year." --BookPageVeronica Mars meets The Craft when a teen girl investigates the suspicious deaths of three classmates and accidentally ends up bringing th... read more

Orphan Monster Spy

Matt Killeen

Her name is Sarah. She's blonde, blue-eyed, and Jewish in 1939 Germany. And her act of resistance is about to change the world.After her mother is shot at a checkpoint, fifteen-year-old Sarah meets a mysterious man with an ambiguous accent, a suspiciously bare apartment, and a lockbox full of weapons. He's part of the secret resistance against the Third Reich, and he needs Sarah to hide in pla... read more

Her name is Sarah. She's blonde, blue-eyed, and Jewish in 1939 Germany. And her act of resistance is about to change the world.After her mother is shot at a checkpoint, fifteen-year-old Sarah meets a mysterious man with an ambiguous accent, a suspiciously bare apartment, and a lockbox full of weapons. He's part of the secret resistance against the Third Reich, and he needs Sarah to hide in pla... read more

Always Never Yours

Emily Wibberley, Austin Siegemund-Broka

“An utterly charming story of love, family, heartbreak, and drama. I absolutely loved it!”—Morgan Matson, New York Times bestselling author of Since You’ve Been GoneMegan Harper is the girl before. All her exes find their one true love right after dating her. It's not a curse or anything, it's just the way things are. and Megan refuses to waste time feeling sorry for herself. Instead, she focu... read more

“An utterly charming story of love, family, heartbreak, and drama. I absolutely loved it!”—Morgan Matson, New York Times bestselling author of Since You’ve Been GoneMegan Harper is the girl before. All her exes find their one true love right after dating her. It's not a curse or anything, it's just the way things are. and Megan refuses to waste time feeling sorry for herself. Instead, she focu... read more

The Waning Age

S. E. Grove

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Glass Sentence, a lightly speculative, relevant puzzle box with undertones of Never Let Me Go.The time is now. The place is San Francisco. The world is filled with adults devoid of emotion and children on the cusp of losing their feelings--of "waning"--when they reach their teens.Natalia Peña has already waned. So why does she love her little b... read more

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Glass Sentence, a lightly speculative, relevant puzzle box with undertones of Never Let Me Go.The time is now. The place is San Francisco. The world is filled with adults devoid of emotion and children on the cusp of losing their feelings--of "waning"--when they reach their teens.Natalia Peña has already waned. So why does she love her little b... read more

Lies You Never Told Me

Jennifer Donaldson

"A compulsive page-turner with a shocking twist--get ready to stay up all night!" --Sara Shepard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Little Liars"This conversation-starting page-turner is...Fatal Attraction meets Big Little Lies." --Kirkus ReviewsGabe and Elyse have never met. But they both have something to hide.Quiet, shy Elyse can't believe it when she's cast as the lead in her ... read more

"A compulsive page-turner with a shocking twist--get ready to stay up all night!" --Sara Shepard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Little Liars"This conversation-starting page-turner is...Fatal Attraction meets Big Little Lies." --Kirkus ReviewsGabe and Elyse have never met. But they both have something to hide.Quiet, shy Elyse can't believe it when she's cast as the lead in her ... read more

When the Sky Fell on Splendor

Emily Henry

The Serpent King meets Stranger Things in Emily Henry's gripping novel about a group of friends in a small town who find themselves dealing with unexpected powers after a cosmic event.Almost everyone in the small town of Splendor, Ohio, was affected when the local steel mill exploded. If you weren't a casualty of the accident yourself, chances are a loved one was. That's the case for seventeen... read more

The Serpent King meets Stranger Things in Emily Henry's gripping novel about a group of friends in a small town who find themselves dealing with unexpected powers after a cosmic event.Almost everyone in the small town of Splendor, Ohio, was affected when the local steel mill exploded. If you weren't a casualty of the accident yourself, chances are a loved one was. That's the case for seventeen... read more

Song of the Dead (Reign of the Fallen)

Sarah Glenn Marsh

The Dead must stay buried.Karthia is nothing like it used to be. The kingdom's borders are open for the first time in nearly three hundred years, and raising the dead has been outlawed. Odessa is determined to explore the world beyond Karthia's waters, hoping to heal a heart broken in more ways than she can count. But with Meredy joining the ocean voyage, vanquishing her sorrow will be a diffi... read more

The Dead must stay buried.Karthia is nothing like it used to be. The kingdom's borders are open for the first time in nearly three hundred years, and raising the dead has been outlawed. Odessa is determined to explore the world beyond Karthia's waters, hoping to heal a heart broken in more ways than she can count. But with Meredy joining the ocean voyage, vanquishing her sorrow will be a diffi... read more

When I Was Summer

J. B. Howard

A relatable novel about unrequited love, rock 'n' roll, and what you find when you go searching for yourself.Sixteen-year-old Nora Wakelin has always felt like an outsider in her own family. Her parents and older sister love her, but they don't understand anything about her: not her passion for music, not her all-encompassing crush on her bandmate Daniel (who is very much unavailable), not her... read more

A relatable novel about unrequited love, rock 'n' roll, and what you find when you go searching for yourself.Sixteen-year-old Nora Wakelin has always felt like an outsider in her own family. Her parents and older sister love her, but they don't understand anything about her: not her passion for music, not her all-encompassing crush on her bandmate Daniel (who is very much unavailable), not her... read more

Toss the Gloss: Beauty Tips, Tricks & Truths for Women 50+

Andrea Q. Robinson

"Forget about makeup reclaiming youth,” says Andrea Q. Robinson. “Good makeup reclaims you.” Robinson, whose illustrious career has included positions such as the chief marketing officer of Estée Lauder, president of Tom Ford Beauty, beauty editor of Vogue, and president of Ralph Lauren Fragrances, is the ultimate industry insider. In this fully updated edition of Toss the Gloss, she shares he... read more

"Forget about makeup reclaiming youth,” says Andrea Q. Robinson. “Good makeup reclaims you.” Robinson, whose illustrious career has included positions such as the chief marketing officer of Estée Lauder, president of Tom Ford Beauty, beauty editor of Vogue, and president of Ralph Lauren Fragrances, is the ultimate industry insider. In this fully updated edition of Toss the Gloss, she shares he... read more

The 3-Day Reset: Restore Your Cravings For Healthy Foods in Three Easy, Empowering Days

Pooja Mottl

Eating healthy can be a struggle. It’s hard to choose broccoli and brown rice instead of hot, cheesy pizza. And diets often ask you to cut out different foods all at once, leaving you feeling deprived.In The 3-Day Reset, Pooja Mottl outlines 10 simple ways you can change your cravings and start eating whole, healthy, delicious foods—three days at a time. Each reset takes only 72 hours to compl... read more

Eating healthy can be a struggle. It’s hard to choose broccoli and brown rice instead of hot, cheesy pizza. And diets often ask you to cut out different foods all at once, leaving you feeling deprived.In The 3-Day Reset, Pooja Mottl outlines 10 simple ways you can change your cravings and start eating whole, healthy, delicious foods—three days at a time. Each reset takes only 72 hours to compl... read more

Absolutely Alfie and the Furry, Purry Secret

Sally Warner

Seven-year-old Alfie Jakes has a kitten-sized secret in her debut chapter book—perfect for fans of the Judy Moody books! Seven-year-old Alfie Jakes isn't thrilled when her mom organizes end-of-summer playdates with her soon-to-be classmate, Hanni. Hanni is kind of bossy. So Alfie is relieved when Hanni is more fun to play with then she thought. Even better, she shows Alfie her cat--who has kit... read more

Seven-year-old Alfie Jakes has a kitten-sized secret in her debut chapter book—perfect for fans of the Judy Moody books! Seven-year-old Alfie Jakes isn't thrilled when her mom organizes end-of-summer playdates with her soon-to-be classmate, Hanni. Hanni is kind of bossy. So Alfie is relieved when Hanni is more fun to play with then she thought. Even better, she shows Alfie her cat--who has kit... read more

Absolutely Alfie and the First Week Friends

Sally Warner

Alfie Jakes is starting second grade in the follow-up to Alfie Jakes and the Furry, Purry Secret, perfect for fans of the Judy Moody books! Alfie Jakes's summer was better than she expected. Even though her best friend Lulu was away on vacation, she found a new friend in her next door neighbor, Hanni. Hanni even let her take home a kitten! Now that second grade is about to start and Lulu is ba... read more

Alfie Jakes is starting second grade in the follow-up to Alfie Jakes and the Furry, Purry Secret, perfect for fans of the Judy Moody books! Alfie Jakes's summer was better than she expected. Even though her best friend Lulu was away on vacation, she found a new friend in her next door neighbor, Hanni. Hanni even let her take home a kitten! Now that second grade is about to start and Lulu is ba... read more

Absolutely Alfie and The Princess Wars

Sally Warner

Alfie tries to save Halloween from too many princesses in this fourth book in the Absolutely Alfie series!It's almost Halloween at Alfie's school and everyone is excited to dress up in costumes for the class Halloween party. Shy Bella asks Alfie if she wants to be bunny rabbits together. Alfie is happy to agree and to get to know this new and interesting classmate. But when almost all of Alfie... read more

Alfie tries to save Halloween from too many princesses in this fourth book in the Absolutely Alfie series!It's almost Halloween at Alfie's school and everyone is excited to dress up in costumes for the class Halloween party. Shy Bella asks Alfie if she wants to be bunny rabbits together. Alfie is happy to agree and to get to know this new and interesting classmate. But when almost all of Alfie... read more

Warren & Dragon 100 Friends

Ariel Bernstein

With Calvin and Hobbes appeal, a boy and his "pet" dragon take on a new school and attempt to make 100 friends!Warren is a seven-year-old boy. Dragon is a seven-hundred-year-old dragon. Not that most people believe that. Most people are sure that Dragon is a stuffed animal. People such as Warren's twin sister, Ellie, who challenges Warren to a contest at their new school: making 100 new friend... read more

With Calvin and Hobbes appeal, a boy and his "pet" dragon take on a new school and attempt to make 100 friends!Warren is a seven-year-old boy. Dragon is a seven-hundred-year-old dragon. Not that most people believe that. Most people are sure that Dragon is a stuffed animal. People such as Warren's twin sister, Ellie, who challenges Warren to a contest at their new school: making 100 new friend... read more

Warren & Dragon Weekend With Chewy

Ariel Bernstein

With Calvin and Hobbes appeal, a boy and his "pet" dragon take the school hamster home, to hilarious results!Warren is a seven-year-old boy. Dragon is part stuffed animal, part fierce dragon, and part best friend--depending on what you believe most. And Chewy is the class hamster. So when it's Warren's turn to take Chewy home for the weekend, Warren isn't so sure it's the best idea. Do dragons... read more

With Calvin and Hobbes appeal, a boy and his "pet" dragon take the school hamster home, to hilarious results!Warren is a seven-year-old boy. Dragon is part stuffed animal, part fierce dragon, and part best friend--depending on what you believe most. And Chewy is the class hamster. So when it's Warren's turn to take Chewy home for the weekend, Warren isn't so sure it's the best idea. Do dragons... read more

Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol: A Book-to-Table Classic (Puffin Plated)

Charles Dickens

Puffin Plated: A Book-to-Table Reading Experience.A deluxe, full-color hardback edition of the perennial Christmas classic featuring a selection of recipes for your holiday table from Giada de Laurentiis, Ina Garten, Martha Stewart, and Trisha Yearwood!Have your book and eat it, too, with this clever edition of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol featuring delicious recipes from celebrity chef... read more

Puffin Plated: A Book-to-Table Reading Experience.A deluxe, full-color hardback edition of the perennial Christmas classic featuring a selection of recipes for your holiday table from Giada de Laurentiis, Ina Garten, Martha Stewart, and Trisha Yearwood!Have your book and eat it, too, with this clever edition of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol featuring delicious recipes from celebrity chef... read more

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice: A Book-to-Table Classic (Puffin Plated)

Jane Austen

Puffin Plated: A Book-to-Table Reading ExperienceA deluxe, full-color hardback edition of the perennial Jane Austen classic featuring a selection of recipes for tea-time treats by the one and only Martha Stewart!Have your book and eat it, too, with this clever edition of a classic novel, featuring delicious recipes from celebrity chefs. In this edition of Jane Austen's regency classic Pride an... read more

Puffin Plated: A Book-to-Table Reading ExperienceA deluxe, full-color hardback edition of the perennial Jane Austen classic featuring a selection of recipes for tea-time treats by the one and only Martha Stewart!Have your book and eat it, too, with this clever edition of a classic novel, featuring delicious recipes from celebrity chefs. In this edition of Jane Austen's regency classic Pride an... read more

Glimmer of Hope: How Tragedy Sparked a Movement

The March for Our Lives Founders

Glimmer of Hope is the official, definitive book from The March for Our Lives founders. Glimmer of Hope tells the story of how a group of teenagers raced to channel their rage and sorrow into action, and went on to create one of the largest youth-led movements in global history. 100% of the authors’ proceeds will benefit the March for Our Lives Foundation and the ongoing fight for sensible gun... read more

Glimmer of Hope is the official, definitive book from The March for Our Lives founders. Glimmer of Hope tells the story of how a group of teenagers raced to channel their rage and sorrow into action, and went on to create one of the largest youth-led movements in global history. 100% of the authors’ proceeds will benefit the March for Our Lives Foundation and the ongoing fight for sensible gun... read more

Steal This Country: A Handbook for Resistance, Persistence, and Fixing Almost Everything

Alexandra Styron

A walk-the-walk, talk-the-talk, hands-on, say-it-loud handbook for activist kids who want to change the world!Inspired by Abbie Hoffman's radical classic, Steal This Book, author Alexandra Styron's stirring call for resistance and citizen activism will be clearly heard by young people who don't accept "it is what it is," who want to make sure everybody gets an equal piece of the American pie, ... read more

A walk-the-walk, talk-the-talk, hands-on, say-it-loud handbook for activist kids who want to change the world!Inspired by Abbie Hoffman's radical classic, Steal This Book, author Alexandra Styron's stirring call for resistance and citizen activism will be clearly heard by young people who don't accept "it is what it is," who want to make sure everybody gets an equal piece of the American pie, ... read more

Boots on the Ground: America's War in Vietnam

Elizabeth Partridge

★ "Partridge proves once again that nonfiction can be every bit as dramatic as the best fiction."*America's war in Vietnam. In over a decade of bitter fighting, it claimed the lives of more than 58,000 American soldiers and beleaguered four US presidents. More than forty years after America left Vietnam in defeat in 1975, the war remains controversial and divisive both in the United States and... read more

★ "Partridge proves once again that nonfiction can be every bit as dramatic as the best fiction."*America's war in Vietnam. In over a decade of bitter fighting, it claimed the lives of more than 58,000 American soldiers and beleaguered four US presidents. More than forty years after America left Vietnam in defeat in 1975, the war remains controversial and divisive both in the United States and... read more

VIRAL: The Fight Against AIDS in America

Ann Bausum

Groundbreaking narrative nonfiction for teens that tells the story of the AIDS crisis in America.Thirty-five years ago, it was a modern-day, mysterious plague. Its earliest victims were mostly gay men, some of the most marginalized people in the country; at its peak in America, it killed tens of thousands of people. The losses were staggering, the science frightening, and the government's inac... read more

Groundbreaking narrative nonfiction for teens that tells the story of the AIDS crisis in America.Thirty-five years ago, it was a modern-day, mysterious plague. Its earliest victims were mostly gay men, some of the most marginalized people in the country; at its peak in America, it killed tens of thousands of people. The losses were staggering, the science frightening, and the government's inac... read more

Tarot

Marissa Kennerson

Her fate is so much more than the cards she was dealt.Anna was never supposed to exist. Born of a forbidden union between the Queen and the tyrannical King's archnemesis, Anna is forced to live out her days isolated in the Tower, with only her mentors and friends the Hermit, the Fool, and the Magician to keep her company. To pass the time, Anna imagines unique worlds populated by creatives and... read more

Her fate is so much more than the cards she was dealt.Anna was never supposed to exist. Born of a forbidden union between the Queen and the tyrannical King's archnemesis, Anna is forced to live out her days isolated in the Tower, with only her mentors and friends the Hermit, the Fool, and the Magician to keep her company. To pass the time, Anna imagines unique worlds populated by creatives and... read more

Explore the Reedsy Community

Reedsy is a community of top publishing professionals. Join Reedsy today to browse 1000+ profiles.

6a04f0a10736862ff6de897ce75b2ea56cd21474

Kirby Gann

From crime and thrillers to memoirs and short stories—accomplished editor/author with over 20 years of experience in publishing and teaching

Louisville, United States

4828598ca3971d578dcf19bd4131fa515c401d82

Jim Thomas

Crafting a work of fiction is a gloriously arduous process. With over twenty years of experience at one of the big NYC houses, I can help.

Perry Hall, MD, United States

To view 1,000+ more profiles, Join Reedsy