Sandy Fuller

Sandy Fuller – Editor

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

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!


Services
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction
Fiction
Picture Books
Languages
English (US)
Awards
  • Colorado Book Award; Moonbeam Picture Book Award
Certifications
  • Yale and Radcliffe Publishing Degrees; SCBWI

Work experience

Self-employed

Jan, 1988 — Present

As editor and agent, I work with previously published and unpublished children's book authors, specializing in picture books.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

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A Tiger Like Me

Engler, Michael

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The Nifty Thrifty

Ferguson Fuller, Sandy

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The Bunny Poets

Toboni, Barbara

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Tall Tall Tree

Fredericks, Anthony D.

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Solar The Polar

Constantinesco, Kim

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Moon Loon

Fuller, Sandy Ferguson

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Downward Mule

Hammond, Jenna

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Fish House Door

Baldwin, Robert

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Thank You Aunt Tallulah!

Carmela Lavigna Coyle

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Goober Man

Frazier, Peter

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I Love Outside

Gelsthorpe, Amy

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Sandy has 196 reviews

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Chaun D.

Chaun D.

May, 2024

Sandy was so quick with her responses and thorough in her edits and suggestions. I will definitely reach out with my next manuscripts!
Sandy F.
My collaboration with Chaun presented me with a new, fun challenge. I love editing rhyme, but I’ve never tackled a developmental edit adhering to Haiku. I refreshed my knowledge of this special p...
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Erica S.

Erica S.

May, 2024

I was very pleased with Sandy's work on my picture book. It took several rounds of back and forth revisions and Sandy stuck with me through them and was prompt with her follow-ups. She also got her initial suggestions back to me well before the end date I had requested to allow for some time with those back and forth questions without it delaying when the final product was ready which was app...
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Sandy F.
Erica has created a unique, original story which celebrates books, reading and writing! No one has thought of this storyline yet!! Librarians will LOVE this and so will kids (of all ages!) who love...
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Tristan B.

Tristan B.

May, 2024

What a pleasure it was to work with Sandy on my project. I can tell you that she went beyond my expectations for a copy edit and even had some developmental ideas. It was so helpful to get her opinion on rhyming and she helped tweak my story without major changes to my original ideas. Sandy is friendly and easy to talk to. She definitely puts her heart into her work and it shows. Thanks ag...
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Sandy F.
5-2-24 Although often investing more time and effort required on my part, I especially enjoy collaborations when the author really digs into my edits and weighs some of the changes re original voi...
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Jime W.

Jime W.

May, 2024

What I loved most about Sandy was noted from the very beginning. Her responses were personable, friendly and on point. When I received the initial response, it wasn't a 'blanket' copy/paste response, it was a sincere interest that demonstrated that she actually read my proposal. This exhibited what kind of person I would be working with and it held true! Sandy was crystal clear to work with, an...
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Sandy F.
What an inspiring, successful project! This picture book is destined for self-publishing with fabulous illustrations by the author-illustrator and, I believe, an engaging, delightful voice and stor...
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Claire C.

Claire C.

May, 2024

I'm happy I collaborated with Sandy for my debut children's book! She's a true master of her craft, especially when it comes to rhyme. Our editing process was seamless, resulting in a significantly polished, flowing, and well-developed story.
Sandy F.
It’s special to hook up with a Colorado author and fellow skier! Claire and I both enjoyed this successful collaboration and the end result is a very marketable, appealing picture book story. Rhyme...
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