I created and oversaw BookLife Reviews, a service providing professional, unbiased reviews of self-published books. This project gave me valuable experience with helping self-published authors take on the immense challenge of marketing their books in a very competitive ecosystem.
I edited the SF/Fantasy/Horror and Romance/Erotica sections of Publishers Weekly, covering 24 books a week. Through my years at PW, reading and reviewing over 100 books myself and editing thousands of reviews, I developed a deep familiarity with these genres and the book publishing world.
I’m a freelance editor with over 20 years of experience. I’ve worked on novels, short stories, news articles, book reviews, art books, cookbooks, and more.
In 1514 Hungary, peasants who rose up against the nobility rise again – from the grave. In 1633 Al-Shouf, a mother keeps demons at bay with the combined power of grief and music. In 1775 Paris, as social tensions come to a boil, a courtesan tries to save the woman she loves. In 1838 Georgia, a pregnant woman's desperate escape from slavery comes with a terrible price. In 1900 Ilocos Norte, a f... read more
Koschei the Deathless is to Russian folklore what giants or wicked witches are to European culture: the villain of countless stories which have been passed on through story and text for generations. Valente's take on the legend brings the action to modern times, spanning many of the great developments of Russian history in the twentieth century.Deathless, however, is no dry, historical tome: i... read more
TWO MILLION DOLLARS... It’s the kind of score Karyn Ames has always dreamed of—enough to set her crew up pretty well and, more important, enough to keep her safely stocked on a very rare, very expensive black market drug. Without it, Karyn hallucinates slices of the future until they totally overwhelm her, leaving her unable to distinguish the present from the mess of certainties and possibili... read more
Between 1903 and 1969, scientists and other experts made hundreds of predictions in Popular Mechanics magazine about what the future would hold. Their forecasts ranged from ruefully funny to eerily prescient and optimistically utopian. Here are the very best of them, culled from hundreds of articles, complete with the original, visually stunning retro art. They will capture the imagination of ... read more
Between 1910 and 1970, scientists and military experts made hundreds of predictions in Popular Mechanics about the future of warfare. Some of those prophecies were downright nuts, while others veered eerily close to reality. This collection of vintage articles, with their stunning original art, will spark the imagination of every military buff, retrophile, and futurist. And the jacket unfolds ... read more
THE FALSE VIRGINIt's 2048. Data entry technician Donia Nour wants to smuggle herself out of Egypt—to flee from the prayer monitoring booths, the constant public sermons, the fixation on accumulating computer-tracked good deeds, and the ever-present gaze of the theocratic Nezam. Her only source of funds: one-night "marriages" that require her to undergo hazardous, illegal virginity restoration ... read more
Two brothers must save the world from a dragon, even as everything they love about it is taken from them...Merchants’ son Litnig Jin yearns to be a hero, weaving the souls of the dead into high magic. His brother Cole wants nothing more than to be free of their violent father. After the dragon-god of destruction sinks its claws into their nightmares, both brothers get their wish.A dream of mov... read more
In the “Civilized” future, there is no war, no violence, no cruelty…No love.Juris is a Feeler, his emotions too strong to be controlled by the chip in his brain. If he can't keep his flashes of feeling—joy, anger, lust—boxed up, he'll be Terminated.Lidian is a spy from uninhibited Benori. Her mission: to rescue the Feelers and destroy Civilization. Her first target: Juris, the only pilot who c... read more
Design research is a hard slog that takes years to learn and time away from the real work of design, right? Wrong. Good research is about asking more and better questions, and thinking critically about the answers. It's something every member of your team can and should do, and which everyone can learn, quickly. And done well, it will save you time and money by reducing unknowns and creating a... read more
Capes is a collection of short fiction where the unreal lives of superheroes become all too real. West crafts a world where the most powerful man on Earth is wracked with self-doubt, a lonely boy learns there is more to his useless powers than he imagined, the possible corruption of a city’s heroes has a young costume on the run, and secret identities and vigilante justice have vicious consequ... read more
Brooke was flying high until abruptly halted by a mysterious crimeAce fighter pilot, Brooke Davis, is speeding through Jupiter’s orbit, dreaming of becoming the first human to fly faster than light. Instead she is drawn into a criminal conspiracy— involving terrorists, aliens, and the highest level of government, including her boss at the U.N. — that threatens not only her shot at history, but... read more
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Proofreader for middle grade and YA books. Words are my passion and I love helping authors become strong writers and clear communicators.
Experienced editor of genre fiction offering support specific to the needs of each individual client and story.