Reviewed hundreds of short story and non-fiction article manuscripts under the direction of the Managing Editor
Edited and evaluated fiction and non-fiction manuscripts for a wide variety of authors and subjects.
Nominated for the Brooklyn Public Library's Brooklyn Eagles Literary Prize for Fiction"Wakefield wrote an intrepid nonfiction book about modern squatting, Not for Rent (1996), and now vividly fictionalizes the experience, portraying various oddball characters in her charmingly laid-back, dialogue-rich first novel with empathy and insight."--Booklist"Wakefield...draws on personal experience for... read more
"Do you want the secret to your child's success in school and beyond? Rod Baird, veteran high school teacher, tells us the truth of it in Counterfeit Kids, but the truth may be hard to swallow. Swallow it you must if you want your high schooler to succeed in the complex 21st century. With courage and vision, Baird trumpets the obvious reality that the emperor wears no clothes; he unmasks the c... read more
When innovation, progress, and brilliance matter, it’s time to unleash moxie in the middle lane. It’s time for business as unusual. It’s time we all stop selling ourselves and our people unacceptably short. As a middle leader, you have the power to strike the match that will start it all. You are a clandestine superhero with the power to influence people’s behaviors and actions. Your power onl... read more
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Experienced editor within various genres, including Mind Body Spirit, travel, cookbooks, and fiction (YA, women's fiction and thrillers).
Former HarperCollins Publishers and Delacorte Press acquisitions editor, specializing in mind-body-spirit books and book packaging.