Sandy Fuller

Sandy Fuller - Editor

Vail, Colorado, USA

Literary agent; picture book consultant and development editor; published author/illustrator; mentored by Maurice Sendak at Yale.

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Overview

I began my children's book career with a year's tutelage from Maurice Sendak. I credit him with my knowledge of the fundamentals of this unique genre and my instinct and passion for creating award-winning picture books. My life's work includes international publishing, agenting, bookselling (library and trade), marketing, and extensive editorial consultation. I have also published several of my own books with traditional companies. I can also advise re self-publishing.

I work closely with authors (and artists) to craft texts (and illustrations) which will attract publishers and
delight and enlighten young audiences. My services include conceptual development, theme/subject appraisal vs/vs current trends, line editing, content editing, formatting, and submissions.The goal is to achieve a picture book proposal offering the best chances at publication in a competitive marketplace.

Snoopy (a.k.a. Literary Ace) is my hero!


Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction
Fiction
Picture Books

Certifications

  • Yale and Radcliffe Publishing Degrees; SCBWI

Awards

  • Colorado Book Award; Moonbeam Picture Book Award

Work experience

Director

Self-employed
January, 1988 – Present (over 33 years)

As editor and agent, I work with previously published and unpublished children's book authors, specializing in picture books. I offer extensive editorial consultation, also selective representation as international literary agent. As editor, I work with ideas from start to finish, at every stage from conception to polished completion. As agent, I have steered a variety of these picture book proposals to successful contracts with established publishers. Prior to establishing my own company, I was employed at Weston Woods, Addison-Wesley Publishing, Yankee Book Peddler, Gordon's/Ingram and as a bookseller, all with children's book focus.

Portfolio (20 selected works)

Moon Loon

Fuller, Sandy Ferguson

Solar The Polar

Constantinesco, Kim, Evans, Jessica Linn

Under One Rock: Bugs, Slugs & Other Ughs

Fredericks, Anthony D., DiRubbio, Jennifer

Tall Tall Tree

Fredericks, Anthony D., Wallace, Chad

The Bunny Poets

Toboni, Barbara, Ferguson Fuller, Sandy

The Nifty Thrifty

Ferguson Fuller, Sandy, Dolby, Jan

Good Morning, Snowplow!

Bruss, Deborah, Fancher, Lou, Johnson, Steve, Fancher, Lou

A Tiger Like Me

Engler, Michael, Tourlonias, Joëlle, Watkinson, Laura

Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots?

Carmela LaVigna Coyle, Mike Gordon, Carl Gordon

The BLUES Go Birding Across America

Malnor, Carol, Fuller, Sandy, Schroeder, Louise

The Blues Go Birding at Wild America's Shores

Malnor, Carol, Fuller, Sandy, Schroeder, Louise

The Blues Go Extreme Birding (Blues Go Birding)

Malnor, Carol, Fuller, Sandy, Schroeder, Louise

I Love Outside

Gelsthorpe, Amy, King, Janet

Goober Man

Frazier, Peter, Wilson, Emily

Thank You Aunt Tallulah!

Carmela Lavigna Coyle, Bruce MacPherson

Tommy Toe

Frazier, Peter, Desai, Makarand

Fish House Door

Baldwin, Robert, Sheckels, Astrid

Downward Mule

Hammond, Jenna, Page, Steve

Sandy has 46 reviews

Professionalism
Professionalism
Quality
Quality
Value
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Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Emily Pray
Sandy was absolutely wonderful. She was encouraging, smart, and provided a level of clarity that I as a first time author desperately needed and deeply value. I'm so grateful for her insights and professional editing. I look forward to working with her again in the future!

Emily Pray, June 2021


mark olson
This may seem a little odd, but I was impressed with the positive attitude in her communication . I have gotten negative responses so often it was a welcome change and it made me feel good.

mark olson, June 2021

Sandy Fuller
Mark's comment is interesting. I found much to be positive about re his manuscript (and admittedly, my glass is usually at least half full on most matters!) He has created an original, if derivati...
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Katherine Perry
I really enjoyed working with Sandy. I am a first time author and was a little nervous turning over my manuscript to be changed but at the end of the day all the changes were for the best and I really loved the final outcome. She was very knowledgeable on publishing options and helping me learn the process a little better as well as providing me with some useful resources. I really appreciated ...
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Katherine Perry, June 2021

Sandy Fuller
Katherine has created a very personal and heartfelt story. She is receptive and eager to absorb knowledge, strategy, and skill to publish successfully. She is new at this, and not afraid to admit...
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Brian McKibbin
Sandy was a really great find - she's a lovely lady and extreme;y knowledgeable, efficient and kind too. A really great Kid Lit editor - you'll do well, and be glad, if she works with you.

Brian McKibbin, June 2021

Sandy Fuller
Brian was a delightful to collaborator on this quick turnaround edit. He needed edits and formatting in a hurry and we were able to accomplish that. He's personable, creative and responsive. He...
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Brian McKibbin
Sandy was great to work with. She's very professional and efficient, but also extremely personable and easy to get along with. I've found this a rare combination, and I was delighted to be able to work with Sandy on my picture book, Siggy Loves Sausages. Her expert input definitely made it better, and she was great value for me too.

Brian McKibbin, June 2021

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