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 (about 35 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As editor and agent, I work with previously published and unpublished children's book authors, specializing in picture books.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 (19 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

Fish House Door

Baldwin, Robert, Sheckels, Astrid

Downward Mule

Hammond, Jenna, Page, Steve

Sandy has 127 reviews

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Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Cynthia Mackey
Sandy was willing to work within my budget, which I so appreciated. Her communication style was clear, she gave excellent feedback and helped me make a manuscript I felt was already strong even stronger! It now has added internal rhymes, wordplay, humour, and I truly feel Sandy helped me achieve the goal I was working toward with this persuasive picture book. Her guidance about next steps in th...
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Cynthia Mackey, February 2023


golan vaknin
Sandy is a real professional that paying attention to the small but sugnbificant detials and fun to work with.

golan vaknin, February 2023


Renee Whitley
Working with Sandy was an eye opener. She helped me in so many ways. She is great to work with.

Renee Whitley, January 2023

Sandy Fuller
What an absolute joy and privilege to work with Renee on her true story picture book about Turbo (a special giraffe who lives at the Asheville, NC Zoo). This was lots of work for us both (probably...
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Frankie Martin
Sandy was very professional and got the work done in a timely manner. In addition, she was generous with her feedback. I would give her 5 stars because she made some really great edits on my children's book, while also maintaining my voice as a writer throughout. She was easy to work with and kind.

Frankie Martin, January 2023

Sandy Fuller
Frankie is so creative, very appreciative and receptive to editing. This book was a challenge for me, but I believe that we've "got it right!" I also tried to suggest guidelines for reputable agen...
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Jane Wilkens
Very helpful suggestions. A pleasure to work with

Jane Wilkens, January 2023

Sandy Fuller
Jane is easy to work with, prompt with her responses and receptive to revision. Her picture book text is now poised to submit to agents and/or traditional publishers. I also tried to give her som...
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