I review adult, YA, and children's fiction and nonfiction books
You can view my reviews by searching Zaboski on Shelf Awareness's website.
While working for Lana, I read dozens of manuscripts with an eye toward improving each manuscript's saleability to publishers. For each manuscript, I wrote a report critiquing the story, outlining issues with plot, characters, themes, and overall narrative arc. I would explain what worked and what didn't, always offering suggestions on how to resolve the manuscript's issues.
Additionally, I read queries daily and created submission lists of editors at publishers for client manuscripts.
Together with Lana, I helped edit the following published books, all with fantasy elements:
-The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry (Penguin Random House)
-A Million Junes by Emily Henry (Penguin Random House)
-The Hidden Memory of Objects by Danielle Mages Amato (Harper Collins)
-The Dark Beneath the Ice by Amelinda Berube (Sourcebooks Fire)
-Here There Are Monsters by Amelinda Berube (Sourcebooks Fire)
I worked at the University Press of Florida in various capacities. I began work as a publicist, marketing and promoting authors' books and events, pitching books for review and awards, and pitching authors for appearances, readings, and book exhibits.
As subsidiary rights manager, I pitched, negotiated, managed, and tracked all translation, film/tv, audiobook and other rights deals. I also managed all permissions requests.
My work involved continual communication with authors, media outlets, and book stores, as well as with international subagents and publishers.
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