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As editor and agent, I work with previously published and unpublished children's book authors, specializing in picture books.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 208 reviews

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Geraldine O.

Geraldine O.

Jul, 2024

Sandra is fantastic, and that's why I hire her for all my book projects. She is professional, provides timely feedback, and her suggestions are always on point. She is wonderful to work with!
Sandy F.
Often simple rhyming texts are the most challenging to bring to closure! Geraldine’s newest might comprise a board book but we opted for regular picture book formatting. She is receptive to fresh ...
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Allyson J.

Allyson J.

Jul, 2024

Sandy worked on a picture book about my crazy and had some wonderful suggestions to make the story richer. I would definitely hire her again.
Sandy F.
Another super-fun dog story to edit! This was a smooth, effective collaboration. I appreciated Allyson’s receptive input and timely responses. She has a polished story and the tools for formatting...
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Tyler N.

Tyler N.

Jun, 2024

Sandy was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was flexible and incredibly helpful in working through the edit.
Sandy F.
A challenging and rewarding collaboration. I think we’re both pleased with the “final” manuscript. Rhyming text always presents hurdles, but we addressed the tricky portions and added more humor an...
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Edward W.

Edward W.

Jun, 2024

Sandy's professionalism and expertise have been a blessing to my vision of breaking into the market with my first children's book. She is incredibly insightful, easy to work with, and very honest and straightforward in sharing her wisdom. Her broad experience positions her to bring a perspective that would benefit any author no matter where they may be in their path as an author of children's b...
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Sandy F.
What fun to work on this story with Theo. We had to extend our completion date because lots of editing was involved. Still some “pending” choices (including the title) but we reached a “final” dra...
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Jennifer V.

Jennifer V.

Jun, 2024

Sandy was a delight to work with. I feel she really helped improve my work with suggested changes and options along with the editing. She understood and respected my goals with the manuscript which added to the positive experience working with her.
Sandy F.
What a pleasure to work with Jennifer. Her story evolved beautifully with some precise editing and she contributed her own new ideas to the process. The voice and theme of this work border on “abs...
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