I spent nearly a decade at Simon & Schuster, editing in the Pocket Books and Gallery Books imprints, and was fortunate to have acquired and edited New York Times and USA Today bestsellers, as well as RITA winners. I began freelance developmental editing in 2011 and have helped numerous authors craft proposals and transform drafts into finished books they can be proud of. I am grateful for the opportunity to work closely with authors and continue to pursue my love of a good story.
I am passionate about quality writing and stories and believe editing to be a collaboration between author and editor to produce the best book possible. A good developmental edit should take your words, your ideas, and your voice and make them shine. My extensive experience as an acquiring editor at Simon & Schuster gives me the insight into what attracts agents, publishers and readers. Each project will receive rigorous, sympathetic, honest edits and thoughtful feedback that will guide you to a compelling finished manuscript or proposal. I edit books in the following genres: fiction, memoir, and narrative nonfiction.
Spent nearly a decade working closely with New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors. Acquired and edited mainly fiction, specifically romance, urban fantasy, young adult, and women's fiction at Pocket Books and Gallery Books.
After Gin’s family was murdered by a Fire elemental when she was thirteen, she lived on the streets and eventually became an assassin to survive. Now, Gin is given an assignment by her handler to rub out an Ashland businessman, but it turns out to be a trap. After Gin’s handler is brutally murdered, she teams up with the sexy detective investigating the case to figure out who double-crossed he... read more
A fascinating look at compulsive hoarding by a woman whose mother suffers from the disease.To be the child of a compulsive hoarder is to live in a permanent state of unease. Because if my mother is one of those crazy junk-house people, then what does that make me?When her divorced mother was diagnosed with cancer, New York City writer Jessie Sholl returned to her hometown of Minneapolis to hel... read more
Losers, now you can get the bad-boy rep the girls find positively irresistible! Unleash your dark side with the Doug Schaffer plan for drug addiction and rehabilitation! (Kids, don't try this at home.) At sixteen years old, Doug Schaffer knows two things for sure: 1. He is doomed to live in the shadow of his older brother, Trevor, a former high school football star who is stationed in Iraq. 2.... read more
In the second hilarious and sexy novel from author Gwyn Cready, a divorcée suffering from "carnal deprivation" has a racy one-night stand with one of literature's most irresistible heroes -- and learns that you really can't judge a book by its cover. Mr. Darcy just isn't Flip Allison's style. She prefers novels with hot sex on the bathroom sink to the mannerly, high-tension longing of Jane Aus... read more
MALCOLM MACDOWYLT sees himself a failed warrior, haunted by the death of the woman he married to become laird of Clan MacGahan. Neither his Viking heritage nor his claim to descend from Norse gods can restore his confidence in his ability to protect his people. His sister is held captive, her life in jeopardy, and his Magically powerful half brother wants him dead. The last thing he needs is m... read more
Suburbia is a jungle, filled with lots of vicious creatures. Take the Paradise Heights Women’s League board. Lyssa Harper should have warned golden-haired DILF du jour Harry Wilder what he was getting into when she invited him to meet the mommies who run their suburban, gated community. At least he brought cupcakes. Since meeting the former Master-of-the-Universe turned stay-at-home single dad... read more
The Nanny Diaries meets The Wedding Planner in this smart, dishy novel from the author of Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives—featuring a woman who runs San Francisco’s premier baby planning company and the mommies-to-be who seek out her services. Today’s trend seems to be that long before a professional woman’s baby bump becomes obvious under her Armani suit, she turns to San Francisco’s premi... read more
What kind of assassin works pro bono?It’s hard to be a badass assassin when a giant is beating the crap out of you. Luckily, I never let pride get in the way of my work. My current mission is personal: annihilate Mab Monroe, the Fire elemental who murdered my family. Which means protecting my identity, even if I have to conceal my powerful Stone and Ice magic when I need it most. To the public... read more
A hilarious, irreverent, and touching account of one seriously Christian girl’s struggle to please any available savior. . . . K. Dawn Goodwin’s holy crusade to be the Lord’s sexiest spokesperson began at the tender—but far from innocent—age of seven. And while she always thought Jesus was kinda hot, even He could not quiet the avalanche of prepubescent lust and the burning wish for a man to f... read more
Ancient magic sends a modern woman on a passionate adventure to the thirteen-century Scottish Highlands in this enchanting time-travel romance by award-winning author Melissa Mayhue.Scotland, 1272. Connor MacKiernan, a descendant of the Fae Prince, is a warrior who lives only for honor and duty. Though he’s vowed never to marry, that’s exactly what he must do to save his sister. Enter a little... read more
Maggie Leigh just wants to be a normal teenager, but when German bombs tear apart London during World War II, her ultra-religious mother sees the destruction as divine punishment. She sends Maggie to a remote boarding school in coastal Wales, supposedly to keep her safe, but also to keep her in line. The school is creepy, the headmistress is a lunatic, and the students range from spoiled rich ... read more
Finalist in the 2014 New Adult Category of the LVRWA I Heart Indie Contest!!!!I’ll be honest with you—I’m no hero. Sure, the media tries to brand every Navy SEAL as some kind of Batman dressed in cammies. There’s even a line in one of our cadences: Superman is the man of steel, he ain’t no match for Navy SEAL. You’ve seen the movies—we’re infallible, invaluable, invincible. But that night, the... read more
It’s time for this identical triplet to meet her match.Can a wild child ever really be tamed? Growing up in foster care has made Roxie Cannon tough and self-reliant, but being alone isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. She’s finally found her sisters. Is it time she met her match?Roxie should be on top of the world. She’s formed bonds with identical sisters she never knew she had, and she’s buying... read more
BURNED is the third and final installment in the Black Cipher Files trilogy.Zeke Hawthorne, a programmer and hacker at the NSA, is in trouble. Red-badged and under investigation to make sure had hasn’t divulged national secrets, he’s sent on a boondoggle. All he has to do is keep an eye on Sunshine, from afar, and make sure she’s safe.Sunshine Smith’s entire world was blown apart thirteen year... read more
Recipe for a perfect Mai Tai MarriageFirst, you need one drunk sailor.Couple him with a sexy, feisty shop manager.Pour in a whole lot of spiced rum, a little orange liqueur, a splash of coconut rum and a pineapple spear just for fun.Stir in one hazy accidental marriage.But don't forget the runaway bride or the cheating dirtbag.Mix them with some crazy friends and one meddling mother.And there ... read more
THIS IS BOOK 1 OF AN 8-PART EPISODIC SERIES. Each book completes a story arc, but it includes a series cliffhanger that connects Books 1-4. IN BOOK 1 OF THE TOTLANDIA SERIES:The Pacific Heights Moms & Tots Club is the most exclusive children's playgroup in all of San Francisco. For the city's ultra-competitive elite, the club's ten annual spots are the ultimate parenting prize.But not everyone... read more
It's her last chance at freedom... And only her enemy can save her Andrasta, Celtic goddess of victory, has fled the cold, sterile wasteland of Otherworld for the steamy South American jungle. It's only a matter of time before the vengeful gods catch and punish her - unless she can convince the man she betrayed two thousand years ago to help… Born in Otherworld to the life of a god, Camulos we... read more
The magic she tries to hide . . . Born a lady, but reduced to surviving in the slums of Dublin, Catriona O’Connell has been hired to steal a mysterious book from Aidan Douglas, Earl of Kilronan. But Cat is secretly Other, an age-old mixture of Fey and human—something Aidan recognizes immediately when he surprises the lovely young burglar in his library, about to steal a magical diary. . . . is... read more
TRUE OR F A L S E ? It’s only a week into summer break and already seventeen-year-old Gates has . . . a) Hustled millionaires on the golf course b) Tried to stop his mother from having a(nother) nervous breakdown c) Promised to lose his virginity with his girlfriend, Mel . . . which would be great if he hadn’t already lost it to his forty-year-old godmother d) Almost killed a man Yeah, Gates h... read more
Dear Reader:Willow is a novel from early in my career, and it was originally shorter than many of my other historical romances. Now, I’m delighted to be able to share this brand-new edition with you. I’ve taken the opportunity to expand Willow to include the subplots, love scenes, and deeper characterization that are possible with a longer book. I hope you enjoy reading this retelling as much ... read more
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