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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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!

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


  • Yale and Radcliffe Publishing Degrees; SCBWI


  • Colorado Book Award; Moonbeam Picture Book Award

Work experience


January, 1988 – Present (over 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As editor and agent, I work with previously published and unpublished children's book authors, specializing in picture books.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 101 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Dianne Gouin
Sandy had the ability to get inside my children’s picture book story. She brought out the best, by adding such wonderful wisdom, and wit! Sandy was so easy to work with, and so understanding. I truly don’t think another editor could have made my manuscript as clever, and cute, as she did. I am over the moon, with how my story turned out! I hope to collaborate on many more stories, with Sandy,...
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Dianne Gouin, June 2022

Sandy Fuller
Dianne definitely made the most of our collaboration! She communicated frequently, asked lots of questions and added thoughtful comments/ideas re my edits. She's very appreciative. Our result was...
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Sherado Sands
Sandy was a pleasure to work with and produced quality work. I'd recommend her and will also use her again.

Sherado Sands, June 2022

Sandy Fuller
I love Sherado's picture book, especially the character and the Maine theme, close to my heart. We combined two different drafts into a polished manuscript, now ready for traditional submission or...
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Mercedes Talbert
She was very thorough. She helped bring my vision to life. She was worth every penny. Her pro tips are great and useful. I look forward to working with her in the future.

Mercedes Talbert, June 2022

Sandy Fuller
Mercedes is a thoughtful, committed author and passionate about her picture book, Also very appreciative of my time and inputl She has found a good illustrator for her story. We have now polished ...
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sarah Pedersen
Sandy did a great job editing my children's picture book. this is my first book and she was very helpful and patient. I have more books in the works and I will definitely work with her again. She was flexible when I wanted to change something she suggested and gave helpful feedback when I had questions. Very punctual with communication. She really had great ideas.

sarah Pedersen, June 2022

Sandy Fuller
I loved working on Sarah's book. The voice, story and illustration samples are so appealing and resonate completely with me. Together we were able to polish some of the text and also revise the fo...
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Alysha Milligan
Sandy was extremely helpful, prompt, and professional. She was also warm and understanding of my personal situation that extended our time together. I would work with her again if given the chance and highly recommend her to others looking for someone to help with their work! Thank you Sandy! Best of luck in all your do!

Alysha Milligan, June 2022

Sandy Fuller
Alysha was eager for guidance and information, also appreciative of the editing provided. Her first manuscript is now polished and ready for publisher/agent submission or self-publishing, once she...
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