Molly Hodgin

Molly Hodgin - Editor

Brentwood, TN, USA

With 15+ years of experience as an editor and publisher, I know how to grab an agent's attention and get your book acquired!

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Overview

Hi I'm Molly. I'm an author, ghostwriter, and editor who is passionate about telling amazing stories.

Most recently, I served as the Associate Publisher for the Specialty Division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing working to create gift books, children's books, and new media products with authors and brands including Sarah Young, Max Lucado, Shauna Niequist, Candace Cameron Bure, Melanie Shankle, Ann Voskamp, Annie F. Downs, Lee Strobel, Coffee + Crumbs, Karen Kingsbury, and Mark Batterson.

Prior to my six years at HCCP, I worked as an editor for Penguin Young Readers Group and a Senior Editor for Scholastic, Inc. In addition to my editorial and consulting work, I've also written over 50 children’s books under various pen names for films such as Annie and Mirror Mirror, for TV shows like Liv & Maddie and Jessie, and from brands including Strawberry Shortcake, Chuggington, and American Girl.
Languages
English (AUS)
English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Christian Non-Fiction
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits
Design
Entertainment
Fiction
Middle Grade
Picture Books
Urban Fantasy
Young Adult

Work experience

Founder

Self-employed
September, 2018 – Present (over 3 years)

The Foreword Collective was founded in 2017 and employs a wide variety of creative professionals on a per project basis including experienced editors and ghostwriters. Molly has over a few 16 years of publishing experience, and she wants to put that experience to work for you.

Associate Publisher

HarperCollins Christian Publishing
June, 2010 – May, 2017 (almost 7 years)

I served first as the Editorial Director and then as the Associate Publisher for the Specialty Division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing working to create and acquire gift books, children's books, and new media products with authors and brands including Sarah Young, Max Lucado, Shauna Niequist, Candace Cameron Bure, Melanie Shankle, Ann Voskamp, Annie F. Downs, Lee Strobel, Coffee + Crumbs, Karen Kingsbury, and Mark Batterson.

Senior Editor

Scholastic, Inc.
June, 2008 – May, 2010 (almost 2 years)

I worked as a Senior Editor for Scholastic, Inc., acquiring, editing, and managing products for brands such as Star Wars, Pokemon, Bakugan, Barbie, Zhu Zhu Pets, and numerous movies including the Harry Potter films.

Editor

Penguin Young Readers Group
November, 2005 – May, 2008 (over 2 years)

I started as an editorial assistant and worked my way up to editor while acquiring and editing books for major brands including Strawberry Shortcake, All Aboard Reading, Backyard Sports, and numerous film tie-ins. I also worked on fiction series such as Flirt, Monster Squad, and Katie Kazoo Switcheroo.

Portfolio (15 selected works)

Tenney’s Journal (American Girl: Tenney Grant)

Molly Hodgin

Tenney Grant doesn't go anywhere without her songwriting journal! Her notebook is filled with lyrics-in-progress, favorite recipes and crafts, goals and to-do lists, ticket stubs and keepsakes, photos and doodles, and journal entries on life's big moments. Running parallel to the events in Tenney's first two novels, this beautifully designed scrapbook offers readers a deeper look into Tenney's... read more

Tenney Grant doesn't go anywhere without her songwriting journal! Her notebook is filled with lyrics-in-progress, favorite recipes and crafts, goals and to-do lists, ticket stubs and keepsakes, photos and doodles, and journal entries on life's big moments. Running parallel to the events in Tenney's first two novels, this beautifully designed scrapbook offers readers a deeper look into Tenney's... read more

Love What You Do: A plan for creating a life you love filled with passion and purpose

Dana Spinola

Do you live out your passions through your daily job? Do you know what your passions are? Through the hustle and bustle of the working adult life, it can be easy to let those things that make your heart swell slide to the back burner. In Love What You Do, founder of fab’rik, Dana Spinola, will help you embrace vivid clarity of what makes your heart beat and what makes your heart break. She cha... read more

Do you live out your passions through your daily job? Do you know what your passions are? Through the hustle and bustle of the working adult life, it can be easy to let those things that make your heart swell slide to the back burner. In Love What You Do, founder of fab’rik, Dana Spinola, will help you embrace vivid clarity of what makes your heart beat and what makes your heart break. She cha... read more

Cinderella: Princessography

Molly Hodgins

Cinderella: Princessography is a unique, in-world account of Cinderella’s story featuring lush, original illustrations on every page.Told from the perspective of her Fairy Godmother, readers experience a truly enchanting visual adventure as they move through the village, visit the Chateau, meet the prince and several animal friends, and of course, encounter a bit of bibbidi-bobbidi-boo!The boo... read more

Cinderella: Princessography is a unique, in-world account of Cinderella’s story featuring lush, original illustrations on every page.Told from the perspective of her Fairy Godmother, readers experience a truly enchanting visual adventure as they move through the village, visit the Chateau, meet the prince and several animal friends, and of course, encounter a bit of bibbidi-bobbidi-boo!The boo... read more

When I Grow Up: Taylor Swift (Scholastic Reader, Level 3)

Scholastic

Taylor Swift is one of today's biggest music superstars with millions of fans around the world. But before she was famous, Taylor was just a young girl who loved to sing and dreamed of sharing her music with others. Learn how she made it all the way to the top in this exciting level 3 biography!

Taylor Swift is one of today's biggest music superstars with millions of fans around the world. But before she was famous, Taylor was just a young girl who loved to sing and dreamed of sharing her music with others. Learn how she made it all the way to the top in this exciting level 3 biography!

Me, Myself, and Pie (The Pinecraft Collection)

Sherry Gore

Filled with classic pie recipes such as apple and pecan, yet bolstered with modern pie innovations like pie pops, Thanksgiving Pie, and pies-in-a-jar, this is a collection of simple, straightforward recipes and stories of Amish life that will help bakers bring their families together around the table.Brimming with full-color photography of more than 100 recipes full of simple, wholesome ingred... read more

Filled with classic pie recipes such as apple and pecan, yet bolstered with modern pie innovations like pie pops, Thanksgiving Pie, and pies-in-a-jar, this is a collection of simple, straightforward recipes and stories of Amish life that will help bakers bring their families together around the table.Brimming with full-color photography of more than 100 recipes full of simple, wholesome ingred... read more

Savor: Living Abundantly Where You Are, As You Are

Shauna Niequist

Sink deep into the everyday goodness of God and savor every moment!In this daily devotional, Shauna Niequist becomes a friend across the pages, sharing her heart with yours, keeping you company, and inviting you into the abundant life God offers.And there are recipes, too, because spiritual living happens not just when we read and pray, but also when we gather with family and friends over dinn... read more

Sink deep into the everyday goodness of God and savor every moment!In this daily devotional, Shauna Niequist becomes a friend across the pages, sharing her heart with yours, keeping you company, and inviting you into the abundant life God offers.And there are recipes, too, because spiritual living happens not just when we read and pray, but also when we gather with family and friends over dinn... read more

Swipe (Swipe Series)

Evan Angler

“Apocalyptic dystopian fiction at its best. Angler’s sharp wit and dexterity with political themes are matched only by the thrilling suspense on every page.” —Lis Wiehl, New York Times bestselling author and FOX News correspondent Everyone gets the Mark. It gives all the benefits of citizenship. Yet if getting the Mark is such a good thing, then why does it feel so wrong? Set in a future North... read more

“Apocalyptic dystopian fiction at its best. Angler’s sharp wit and dexterity with political themes are matched only by the thrilling suspense on every page.” —Lis Wiehl, New York Times bestselling author and FOX News correspondent Everyone gets the Mark. It gives all the benefits of citizenship. Yet if getting the Mark is such a good thing, then why does it feel so wrong? Set in a future North... read more

Wings #1 (The Mysterious Mr. Spines)

Jason Lethcoe

When Edward?s mother dies, his aunt sends him to a school for troubled youths. There, Edward develops an itch in his back that he can?t scratch, and when he gets angry it seems like he can move things with his mind. When the itch erupts into a set of wings, an evil teacher tries to cut them off. Edward is rescued by Mr. Spines, who reveals that Edward is a Guardian, a magical being who guards ... read more

When Edward?s mother dies, his aunt sends him to a school for troubled youths. There, Edward develops an itch in his back that he can?t scratch, and when he gets angry it seems like he can move things with his mind. When the itch erupts into a set of wings, an evil teacher tries to cut them off. Edward is rescued by Mr. Spines, who reveals that Edward is a Guardian, a magical being who guards ... read more

Liv and Maddie: Sisters Forever: Look Inside for an Interview with Dove Cameron! (Disney Junior Novel (ebook))

Lexi Ryals

It's a wrap on Liv's hit TV show, Sing It Loud!—and her sporty twin, Maddie, is so excited to have her back home! But when Liv tries to play matchmaker for Maddie, her grand plan falls flat! Has Liv ruined Maddie's chances with her crush forever? Then, when Maddie is voted basketball team captain, she will need to gain the respect of her teammates—with a little help from Liv! Will this be Liv'... read more

It's a wrap on Liv's hit TV show, Sing It Loud!—and her sporty twin, Maddie, is so excited to have her back home! But when Liv tries to play matchmaker for Maddie, her grand plan falls flat! Has Liv ruined Maddie's chances with her crush forever? Then, when Maddie is voted basketball team captain, she will need to gain the respect of her teammates—with a little help from Liv! Will this be Liv'... read more

Jessie: Livin' the Life (Jessie Junior Novel Book 1)

Lexi Ryals

While Jessie is helping Zuri take care of Lucy, the classroom bunny, Lucy goes missing! Will Jessie track down the runaway rabbit before Zuri realizes Lucy has escaped? Then in an attempt to help Zuri succeed in school, Jessie shows her the importance of winning over her teacher, Mrs. Falkenberg. But instead of impressing the teacher, Jessie's name ends up on the Naughty Board! Will Jessie go ... read more

While Jessie is helping Zuri take care of Lucy, the classroom bunny, Lucy goes missing! Will Jessie track down the runaway rabbit before Zuri realizes Lucy has escaped? Then in an attempt to help Zuri succeed in school, Jessie shows her the importance of winning over her teacher, Mrs. Falkenberg. But instead of impressing the teacher, Jessie's name ends up on the Naughty Board! Will Jessie go ... read more

Staying Stylish: Cultivating a Confident Look, Style, and Attitude

Candace Cameron Bure

Candace Cameron Bure, best known as D.J. Tanner from Full House and Fuller House and a New York Times bestselling author, whose faith and wit have delighted audiences for decades, lets you in on her best-kept secrets for Staying Stylish. This gorgeous manual for beauty, style, health, and spiritual wellness will bring all you need to live your most stylish life.As an actress, producer, New Yor... read more

Candace Cameron Bure, best known as D.J. Tanner from Full House and Fuller House and a New York Times bestselling author, whose faith and wit have delighted audiences for decades, lets you in on her best-kept secrets for Staying Stylish. This gorgeous manual for beauty, style, health, and spiritual wellness will bring all you need to live your most stylish life.As an actress, producer, New Yor... read more

The Magic of Motherhood: The Good Stuff, the Hard Stuff, and Everything In Between

Ashlee Gadd

The Magic of Motherhood celebrates your life as a mom—the good stuff, the hard stuff, and everything in between. From the writers behind the popular blog Coffee + Crumbs comes a beautiful new book to remind you of your identity, both as a woman and as a mother. Motherhood can often feel overwhelming and isolating. You find your feelings swinging between joy and uncertainty, intense love and an... read more

The Magic of Motherhood celebrates your life as a mom—the good stuff, the hard stuff, and everything in between. From the writers behind the popular blog Coffee + Crumbs comes a beautiful new book to remind you of your identity, both as a woman and as a mother. Motherhood can often feel overwhelming and isolating. You find your feelings swinging between joy and uncertainty, intense love and an... read more

Everybody Can Help Somebody

Ron Hall, Denver Moore

Everybody can help somebody—even you! "I used to spend a lotta time worryin' that I was different from other people . . .But I found out everybody’s different—the same kind of different as me.”Little Denver grew up very poor, and he didn’t get to go to school. As time passed, Denver decided to hop a train to the big city for a different life. But that life was difficult, and Denver spent many ... read more

Everybody can help somebody—even you! "I used to spend a lotta time worryin' that I was different from other people . . .But I found out everybody’s different—the same kind of different as me.”Little Denver grew up very poor, and he didn’t get to go to school. As time passed, Denver decided to hop a train to the big city for a different life. But that life was difficult, and Denver spent many ... read more

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Donna Wayles
Molly was extremely professional. Her concise edits and comments helped me make my project best it could be. She was easy to work with and ensured that my author's voice was heard. She was instrumental in helping me get a contract with a traditional publisher to release my book. I highly recommend Molly.

Donna Wayles, August 2020

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