15+ years editing fiction for publishers including HarperCollins and Penguin Random House. Love working on fantasy, sci-fi, and romance.
Edit, copyedit, fact-check, and proofread fiction (and sometimes nonfiction) trade books for both children and adult imprints. Clients have included HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, Albert Whitman, Candlewick, Sourcebooks, Beacon Press, Seal Press, and Kirkus. Work one-on-one with authors to improve aspects (structure, dialogue, characterization, tone, etc.) of their fiction manuscripts prior to publication.
Managed and scheduled all freelance copy editors, fact-checkers, and proofreaders for the children’s imprints Grosset and Dunlap and Price Stern Sloan, which publish close to 300 titles per year. Reviewed and evaluated all freelance work. Managed all in-house copyediting and proofreading from manuscripts to proof stages, while adhering to tight editorial and production schedules. Created and maintained all style guides.
The Before I Fall movie—based on Lauren Oliver’s beloved first novel and starring Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, and Kian Lawley—is opening in theaters in spring 2017.This special enhanced edition of the New York Times bestselling Before I Fall by award-winning author Lauren Oliver includes two brand-new stories set in the world of Before I Fall, an essay by the author about the “greatest hits” of... read more
An NPR Best Young Adult Book of 2016Tor.com's Best YA SFF of 2016A Bustle Best Book of 2016 SelectionA Paste Magazine's Best Books of 2016The only way to get her family back is to travel to a land in between, as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland...Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation...and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid h... read more
From the author of The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender comes a haunting maelstrom of magic and murder in the lush, moody Pacific Northwest.When Rona Blackburn landed on Anathema Island more than a century ago, her otherworldly skills might have benefited friendlier neighbors. Guilt and fear instead led the island's original eight settlers to burn "the witch" out of her home. So R... read more
A novel about freaks, geeks, crushes, and friends—and how sometimes you can be all of them at once.Charlie is the freak. Gloria is the freak magnet. They're pretty much destined to meet. And when they do, sparks fly . . . for Charlie. Gloria, well, she just thinks he's like every other freak who feels compelled to talk to her, although a little better-looking than most.While Charlie has his he... read more
What really happened to Anastasia Romanov? Anastasia Romanov thought she would never feel more alone than when the gunfire started and her family began to fall around her. Surely the bullets would come for her next. But they didn't. Instead, two gnarled old hands reached for her. When she wakes up she discovers that she is in the ancient hut of the witch Baba Yaga, and that some things are wor... read more
A Pulitzer Prize winner makes her debut for young readers.Abby Lovitt has been riding horses for as long as she can remember, but Daddy hasn't let her name a single one. He calls all their geldings George and their mares Jewel and warns her not to get attached. The horses are there on the ranch to be sold, plain and simple.But with all the stress at school (the Big Four—Linda, Mary A., Mary N.... read more
"Redemption and grief, and the love that exists even when people are gone."-The BookbagNot alive. Not dead. Somewhere in between lie the Beautiful Dead.It's all been building to this moment...After everything Darina has been through, she knows it's time. She must expose the secrets behind Phoenix's death and set him free for eternity, even though it means this will be their last good-bye.With ... read more
Katie Pickard Fawcett
Twelve-year-old Chili Sue Mahoney has never been outside of her small Appalachian town. Mercy Hill, Kentucky, is home, with its meadows full of flowers, nights full of fireflies, grand mountains surrounding her little town. But it's also a place of poverty and old ways, and Chili longs to see the world.So she's thrilled when the mysterious, world-traveled Miss Matlock returns to Mercy Hill—ami... read more
It was only one shoe. It fit no one. But everyone wanted it. Hap Barlo sits in a cell, wondering how it had all gone so wrong. The blue shoe was ruined, the girl he’d been trying to help was missing, and he’d been branded a thief—again! He would be banished to the far side of Mount Xexnax in the morning. On the bright side, now he might be able to rescue his father, who had been banished last ... read more
"Recommend it to fans of Gayle Forman's If I Stay." ―Library JournalShe Has Everything She Ever Wanted. But Not Her Memory...When Chloe fell asleep in study hall, it was the middle of May. When she wakes up, snow is on the ground and she can't remember the last six months of her life. Before, she'd been a mediocre student. Now, she's on track for valedictorian and being recruited by Ivy League... read more
"Breaking Sky is an action-packed thrill ride that smashes through all kind of barriers at a Mach 5 pace."―Carrie Jones, New York Times bestselling author of the Need seriesA gritty coming of age tale with tons of action, a fascinating dystopian society, humor, friendship, romance and heart-stopping, high-stakes flying that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Chase Harcourt, call sign "Ny... read more
Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
Will it be a summer of fresh starts or second chances? For Lucy, the Jersey Shore isn't just the perfect summer escape, it's home. As a local girl, she knows not to get attached to the tourists. They breeze in during Memorial Day weekend, crowding her costal town and stealing moonlit kisses, only to pack up their beach umbrellas and empty promises on Labor Day. Still, she can't help but crush ... read more
Fairy Tale Survival Rule #32: If you find yourself at the mercy of a wicked witch, sing a romantic ballad and wait for your Prince Charming to save the day.Yeah, no thanks. Dorthea is completely princed out. Sure being the crown princess of Emerald has its perks―like Glenda Original ball gowns and Hans Christian Louboutin heels. But a forced marriage to the not-so-charming prince Kato is so no... read more
Jessica Verdi, the author of My Life After Now and The Summer I Wasn't Me, returns with a heartbreaking and poignant novel of grief and guilt that reads like Nicholas Sparks for teens.It's all Ryden's fault. If he hadn't gotten Meg pregnant, she would have never stopped her chemo treatments and would still be alive. Instead he's failing fatherhood one dirty diaper at a time. And it's not like ... read more
"Swoon worthy! I fell in love with Oliver Perry so fast! This book is feels inducing...I loved every single page!" ―Anna Todd, New York Times bestelling author of the After series"When I met Oliver Perry, I had no clue he was the lead singer for The Heartbreakers. And he had no idea that I was the only girl in the world who hated his music."Stella will do anything for her sick sister, Cara-eve... read more
The thrilling sequel to H2ODEADLY TO THE LAST DROP .Ninety-seven percent of the population is dead. And the killer rain keeps falling. Ruby's not sure she can make it on her own much longer. So when a chance encounter leads her to a camp with the last boy she may ever kiss (it's not easy to date during an apocalypse), Ruby gratefully accepts the army's protection.But safety comes with a price:... read more
Nicola Berry has only one day left to save the world. Armed with little more than her two closest friends, her annoying brother, her more annoying archrival, and an unusually tall alien named Shimlara, Nicola’s not sure she’s up to the task. She must convince the awful princess of Globagaskar to end her sinister plan of turning the Earth into a giant garbage can.
Verity Gallant is a lonely little girl who doesn't quite fit in. But when a mysterious stranger hands her an ancient book, everything changes. Suddenly it's up to her to solve the riddle of an ancient pledge and protect her family from the evil Mistress of the Storm. What hope does she have against a witch so powerful she can control the wind and create storms at will? Luckily, Verity does not... read more
A kingdom is at war.A princess has been kidnapped by a dragon queen.A brave squire volunteers to set out on a quest to rescue her.But there's just one small problem. He's Thomas, the shortest of all the squires. With little more than a donkey, a vest, and a sword, Thomas will have to use all of his courage and determination to battle a beast with many heads, reach a forbidden island, and rescu... read more
Arlie's face was disfigured by burns when her stepfather's meth lab exploded. After that, Arlie discovered the street smarts and survival skills she needed to shelter her addict mother, since the law and Lloyd, her deranged stepfather, are both looking for them. People died in the explosion and everyone wants answers. But Arlie's carefully constructed world is ripped apart when her mother over... read more
Teenage polio survivor Rowan Collier is caught in the crossfire of a secret war against "the unfit." It's 1922, and eugenics—the movement dedicated to racial purity and good breeding—has taken hold in America. State laws allow institutions to sterilize minorities, the "feeble-minded," and the poor, while local eugenics councils set up exhibits at county fairs with "fitter family" contests and ... read more
Love is everything but expected.Eden Monro came to California for a summer of sun, sand and celebrities – what better way to forget about the drama back home? Until she meets her new family of strangers: a dad she hasn't seen in three years, a stepmonster and three stepbrothers.Eden gets her own room in her dad's fancy house in Santa Monica. A room right next door to her oldest stepbrother, Ty... read more
Everybody needs someone who gets their crazyHank Kirby can't catch a break. He doesn't mean to screw up. It just happens. Case in point: his attempt to ask out the girl he likes literally goes up in flames when he spelled "prom" in sparklers on Amanda Carlisle's lawn...and nearly burns down her house, without ever asking her the big question.Hank just wants to pretend the incident never happen... read more
Filled with magic and fierce emotion, Lisa Jensen's multilayered novel will make you question all you think you know about beauty, beastliness, and happily ever after.They say Château Beaumont is cursed. But servant-girl Lucie can't believe such foolishness about handsome Jean-Loup Christian Henri LeNoir, Chevalier de Beaumont, master of the estate. But when the chevalier's cruelty is revealed... read more
Exchanging their bodies for machines, these teens will defy expectations, brave danger, and defend civilization. They are The Six.Adam's muscular dystrophy has stolen his mobility, his friends, and in less than a year it will take his life. Virtual reality games are Adam's only escape from his wheelchair. In his alternate world, he can defeat anyone. Running, jumping, scoring touchdowns: Adam ... read more
Life in a 1905 Nevada mining town is not easy for any thirteen-year-old. For Kit Donovan, it seems downright impossible. When her mother dies of a fever, Kit is certain she is to blame. Guilt-ridden, she is determined to honor her promises to her mother―namely to be a “proper lady.” Only being a lady is tougher than it looks. When Kit discovers that Papa’s boss at the gold mine (the menacing a... read more
Rafael has dreams. Every chance he gets he plays in the street games trying to build his skills, get noticed by scouts, and―someday―play Major League Baseball. Maya has worries. The bees are dying all over the world, and the company her father works for is responsible, making products that harm the environment. Follow Rafael and Maya in a story that shifts back and forth in time and place, fro... read more
Megan E. Bryant
When thrift-store aficionado Julie discovers a series of antique paintings with hidden glowing images that are only visible in the dark, she wants to learn more about the artist. In her search, she uncovers a century-old romance and the haunting true story of the Radium Girls, young women who used radioactive paint to make the world's first glow-in-the-dark products—and ultimately became radio... read more
In Adam Burch’s thrilling series debut, a young man must choose between violence and peace in a distant world divided between those who thrive in endless sunlight and those who survive in eternal darkness.The isolated planet of Tao is a house divided: the peaceful Daysiders live in harmony while the pale Nightsiders pursue power and racial purity through the violent ritual of the Combat.Edmon ... read more
An ancient mystery. A modern murder. Sir Augustus Wall, a horribly mutilated veteran of the Great War, has left Europe behind to open an antiquities shop in Cairo. But Europe’s troubles follow him as a priceless inscription is stolen and those who know its secrets start turning up dead. Teaming up with Egyptology expert Moustafa Ghani, and Faisal, an irritating street urchin he just can't shak... read more
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Experienced freelance editor, copy editor, and writer, specializing in YA and graphic novels for children and teens.
Kansas City, MO, USA
Fiction editor 25 years. Top publishers, including Penguin, Harlequin. Many bestsellers. Copyediting, line editing, editorial assessments.