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 34 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As editor and agent, I work with previously published and unpublished children's book authors, specializing in picture books.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 77 reviews

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Communication & Punctuality

Carla Chapin
Sandy was a compassionate and precise editor. I so enjoyed working with her; I'm new at this and she helped me to grow as a writer. She added layers and depth to the story and strengthened the characters. Because I write children's picture books in a series of 10 each, I will need many edits and will not hesitate to hire Sandy again.

Carla Chapin, January 2022


Diane Davis
Sandy was an absolute delight to work with. She is knowledgeable, supportive, very professional, and reasonable in the fees she charges. Whenever I had a question she got back to me right away, and she even finished her project for me ahead of time. I am so impressed with her that I have asked her to work on another project of mine. I highly recommend her as an editor and look forward to workin...
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Diane Davis, January 2022


Elsie E
Sandy is on point and easy to work with. In addition to her editorial guidance, she provided a comprehensive publishing assessment and literary agent's perspective on my manuscript. I very much value her input.

Elsie E, January 2022

Sandy Fuller
Elsie is creative, receptive and appreciative! We've polished up her first story and I know she has more on the back burner--hope I can help her. It's refreshing to work with someone who is profes...
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Joe Morey
Sandy was great to work with very knowledgeable and helpful. I would have no problem working with her again.

Joe Morey, December 2021

Sandy Fuller
I would love to work with Joe again. His (now-polished) story is charming and original and hopefully I've given him a few tips re traditional publishers to approach. It's not often that I come ac...
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Justin Ehresman
Overall, we had a good collaboration. I think my book is now better as a result of the editing. My only suggestion (and I should have probably requested this at the beginning) is that there are more justifications for changes so I understand the rationale behind the key edits. In the end I asked and she followed up, so it worked well.

Justin Ehresman, December 2021

Sandy Fuller
This was a challenging but rewarding collaboration. Justin and I both agree that the manuscript has improved. He was thorough in responding to all of my edits. He asked good questions and challen...
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