I'm a nonfiction book editor who specializes in biography, memoir, pop culture, and general narrative nonfiction. I'm also a poet, fiction writer, and reviewer who lends a hand to several literary mastheads (Slice Magazine and The Scofield) and who has read prose at over twenty venues across Brooklyn and Manhattan. Happy to assist with developmental editing, copy-editing, and proofreading. Let me know what you're working on!
At Dey Street, I published the national bestseller The Trump Survival Guide by Gene Stone, and the New York Times bestsellers From the Outside by NBA hall-of-famer Ray Allen and What Does This Button Do? by Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson. My other titles include Twilight of the Gods, music critic Steven Hyden's cultural look at the decline of classic rock as a genre and way of life, named a New and Noteworthy pick by The New York Times; Springfield Confidential, a narrative history of the genius behind the making of The Simpsons from the longest-employed head writer on the show; A History of Video Games in 64 Objects, a visual history of video games from the World Video Game Hall of Fame; Guts: The Anatomy of The Walking Dead by Paul Vigna, the first narrative account of the hit TV show's success and cult following; Snake: The Legendary Life of Ken Stabler by Mike Freeman, a biography of the legendary Oakland Raiders quarterback; The Close Encounters Man by Mark O’Connell, a narrative biography of Dr. J. Allen Hynek, an astronomer recruited by the United States Air Force to help disprove UFO sightings (only to believe in them himself); The Art of Archer, a visual behind-the-scenes look at the hit FX show Archer; and Revolution for Dummies, Bassem Youssef's hilarious, poignant distillation of the Arab Spring and the Egyptian uprising.
Forthcoming titles include Lands of Lost Borders, a literary memoir from Kate Harris, one of Canada's most esteemed adventurers; The Hunter's Way by Craig Raleigh, a meditative appreciation of hunting and its indelible legacy; Inside Family Guy: An Illustrated History, an art-of book from the creators of the hit animated show Family Guy; a humorous self-help book from The Try Guys, Buzzfeed's flagship comedy series; and The NFL at 100, a celebration of the NFL's centennial by hall-of-fame wide receiver Jerry Rice and co-writer Randy O. Williams.
In March 2014 I acquired Byers Shaw, MD.'s narrative memoir about organ transplant surgery; in May 2014 I acquired comedian Josh Gondelman and journalist Joe Berkowitz' You Blew It!, an irreverent and humorous look at faux pas in America; in October 2014 I acquired Ryan Britt's Luke Skywalker Can't Read, a collection of essays about pop culture and science fiction; In April 2015 I acquired a short story collection and novel by Ohio State MFA-grad Nick White.
New York Times BestsellerThe record-holding two-time NBA champion and recently inducted hall-of-famer reflects on his work ethic, his on-the-court friendships and rivalries, the great teams he's played for, and what it takes to have a long and successful career in this thoughtful, in-depth memoir.Playing in the NBA for eighteen years, Ray Allen won championships with the Boston Celtics and the... read more
A long-awaited memoir from the larger-than-life, multifaceted lead vocalist of Iron Maiden, one of the most successful, influential and enduring rock bands ever.Pioneers of Britain’s nascent Rock & Metal scene back in the late 1970s, Iron Maiden smashed its way to the top, thanks in no small part to the high-octane performances, operatic singing style, and stage presence of its second, but twi... read more
A September 2018 Indie Next List Pick"Lands of Lost Borders carried me up into a state of openness and excitement I haven’t felt for years. It’s a modern classic." —Pico IyerA brilliant, fierce writer makes her debut with this enthralling travelogue and memoir of her journey by bicycle along the Silk Road—an illuminating and thought-provoking fusion of The Places in Between, Lab Girl, and Wild... read more
A "Must" pick by Entertainment WeeklyAn A.V. Club "Best Books of June" selectionA "New and Noteworthy" selection by USA TodayIn celebration of The Simpsons thirtieth anniversary, the show’s longest-serving writer and producer offers a humorous look at the writing and making of the legendary Fox series that has become one of the most revered artistic achievements in television history.Four-time... read more
National BestsellerDon’t despair. Don’t retreat. Fight back.The stunning election of Donald J. Trump rocked an already divided America and left scores of citizens, including the nearly sixty-five million voters who supported Hillary Clinton, feeling bereft and powerless. Now, Gene Stone, author of The Bush Survival Bible, offers invaluable guidance and concrete solutions they can use to make a... read more
The wildly entertaining and eye-opening biography of J. Allen Hynek, the astronomer who invented the concept of "Close Encounters" with alien life, inspired Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster classic science fiction epic film, and made a nation want to believe in UFOs.In June 1947, private pilot Kenneth Arnold looked out his cockpit window and saw a group of nine silvery crescents weaving between ... read more
A USA Today New and Noteworthy Selection This is the definitive biography of one of the most iconic, complex and enduring legends of Hollywood’s golden age, whose major presence in American film, radio, television, stage and theater lasted beyond the second half of the 20th Century, and whose classic films are known throughout the world. Written by New York Times bestselling, prize-winning aut... read more
In this love letter to his father, former professional golfer Nathaniel Crosby shares memories of Bing Crosby on the golf course, and the lessons he taught him about the game and about life. With a Foreword by Jack Nicklaus.“Bing Crosby was a great ambassador for our game, as well as a great man,” hails longtime friend and golf partner, Jack Nicklaus. The beloved singer and star was also an ex... read more
The first in-depth biography of one of the most talented and infamous legends to play in the National Football League—the life and times of pro football’s first bad boy, famed Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler.Ken "The Snake" Stabler was the embodiment of the original Men in Black—the freewheeling, hard-hitting Oakland Raiders. The league’s first swashbuckling pass thrower, the mythical ... read more
“Ryan Britt is . . . the Virgil you want to guide you through the inferno of geekery.” —Lev Grossman, author of the bestselling Magician's trilogy Pop Culture and sci-fi guru Ryan Britt has never met a monster, alien, wizard, or superhero that didn’t need further analysis. Essayist Ryan Britt got a sex education from dirty pictures of dinosaurs, made out with Jar-Jar Binks at midnight, and fig... read more
A hilarious examination of faux pas for readers of Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half and Jenny Lawson’s Let’s Pretend This Never Happened Humankind is doomed. Especially you. It’s already too late. From overstaying your welcome at a party, to leaving passive-aggressive post-its on your roommate’s belongings, to letting your date know the extent of the internet reconnaissance you did on them—y... read more
For readers of Henry Marsh's Do No Harm, Paul A. Ruggieri's Confessions of a Surgeon, and Atul Gawande's Better, a pioneering surgeon shares memories from a life in one of surgery’s most demanding fields The 1980s marked a revolution in the field of organ transplants, and Bud Shaw, M.D., who studied under Tom Starzl in Pittsburgh, was on the front lines. Now retired from active practice, Dr. S... read more
"Jason Porter could find a place on the shelf beside Richard Brautigan, George Saunders, and David Sedaris. This is a quick, odd, wonderful book, one that pinned me back on my heels and made me laugh."–Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World SpinHave we all sunken into a species-wide bout of clinical depression? Porter’s uproarious, intelligent debut centers on Raymond Champs, an illustrat... read more
“Hilarious and Heartbreaking. Comedy shouldn’t take courage, but it made an exception for Bassem.” --Jon Stewart"The Jon Stewart of the Arabic World"—the creator of The Program, the most popular television show in Egypt’s history—chronicles his transformation from heart surgeon to political satirist, and offers crucial insight into the Arab Spring, the Egyptian Revolution, and the turmoil roil... read more
The next frontier of sports training doesn't rest with the body, but with the mind. For years, common wisdom has held that athletic performance is rooted in genetics and peak physical enhancement of the body. But journalist Brandon Sneed has another idea: that mental engineering -- training the cognitive process of the brain -- presents yet a new level of sports performance, and that athletes,... read more
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Literary agent turned publishing consultant, specializing in memoir, travel/adventure, popular science, and other stories strange and true.
I have been editing fiction and nonfiction for over 10 years, with an interest in history and music, clients include Penguin and Wiley