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 (almost 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As editor and agent, I work with previously published and unpublished children's book authors, specializing in picture books.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 113 reviews

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Communication & Punctuality

Lexi Walters
Very kind and honest. Would highly recommend!

Lexi Walters, September 2022

Sandy Fuller
Lexi has created the first in a potential picture book series and we've polished the first book to our mutual satisfaction! I look forward to helping her develop future titles. I’ve also provided ...
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Justina Walford
While experienced in another field of writing, I am very new to children's books so I needed all the help I could get. Sandy is such a gentle and wise soul that her help surpassed my expectations. Reading her suggestions brought tears to my eyes. I truly hope to work with her again.

Justina Walford, September 2022

Sandy Fuller
Justina and I enjoyed a satisfying consult. She's a professional screenwriter so she needed a helping hand to guide her manuscript into a traditional voice and format. I think we've accomplished b...
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Dianne Gouin
After Sandy so diligently worked on the development of my story, I asked her to format the book. She did a great job. As a first time author she was very patient about answering all of my questions. Looking forward to our next project, Sandy!

Dianne Gouin, September 2022

Sandy Fuller
Dianne and work well together and I look forward to our next collaboration. This time, we finalized/polished the formatting/layout for her first book. Formatting can be time-consuming and tricky;...
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Vanessa Rush
Sandy was awesome to work with! She was prompt in her responses and gave thoughtful feedback. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for an editor!

Vanessa Rush, September 2022

Sandy Fuller
Vanessa and I work so well together! Through the complete editing process (now she has a polished manuscript), she has definitely opted to self-publish. She will need to engage an illustrator and...
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Alexander Janda
Working with Sandy Fuller has been an incredible experience. I am a total rookie when it comes to writing, editing, and producing a book. Sandy did a great job massaging my story and provided guidance with the layout and overall design. We have finished the first step of producing my first book. I look forward to working with Sandy again to get this book out online and in peoples hands.

Alexander Janda, August 2022

Sandy Fuller
Alexander and I have brought his picture book through initial development in preparation for self-publishing – complete editing, redesign of layout and formatting for 32 pp. His illustrator will n...
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