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Stacey Donovan

Stacey Donovan - Editor

East Hampton, NY, United States

Novelist. Writing, editing, ghosting, coaching for two decades: literary and genre Fiction, varied Non-fiction, Memoir, Young Adult.

Overview

Writing, editing, ghosting, coaching for two decades: literary and genre Fiction, varied Non-fiction, Memoir, Young Adult.


Publishing and media consulting.

In addition to my infinite appreciation for words themselves, my passion is to help writers create the best possible books before approaching the marketplace.

Depending on circumstances, I provide behind-the-scenes direction and promote connections between clients and literary agencies. In some instances I work with clients as they approach independent publishing.

As an editor in a top editing network, I enjoy an international clientele.

Specialties: My work, as well as the work of my clients, has received critical acclaim. Of my editing projects, two mysteries became New York Times Bestsellers, another won First Novel Finalist from the International Thrillers Awards. Nearly 20 published books follow.

Most recently, several memoirs have topped my editing list. Whether a work is "real" or "imagined," the same stuff of storytelling applies.

Services

Work experience

Writer & Editor/Publishing & Media Consultant

Donovan Edits

December, 1988 – Present (almost 28 years)

Writer and Editor/Publishing and Media Consultant
Donovan Edits
1989 – Present

Senior Editor
1stdibs.com
January 2008 – July 2008 (7 months)

Consulting Editor
Bridge Works Publishing
1998 – 2003 (5 years)

Portfolio (9 selected works)

Dive

Stacey Donovan

Sometimes questions have no answers. Fifteen-year old Virginia Dunn finds that out after her dog is run over, her dad is diagnosed with a mysterious illness, and her mom's drinking worsens. The people she has known forever are sudden strangers. Into this mystery walks Jane, and V soon realizes that she has become a stranger to herself as well. "A masterfully descriptive psychological novel ful... read more

Sometimes questions have no answers. Fifteen-year old Virginia Dunn finds that out after her dog is run over, her dad is diagnosed with a mysterious illness, and her mom's drinking worsens. The people she has known forever are sudden strangers. Into this mystery walks Jane, and V soon realizes that she has become a stranger to herself as well. "A masterfully descriptive psychological novel ful... read more

Dive

Stacey Donovan

The emptiness of suburban life seems fated to Virginia Dunn—commonly known as V. It’s spring, and the Dairy Barn, the stubborn bicuspids of her sister, the Neanderthal indifference of her brother, and her mother’s bottle of scotch remain the same. Then Lucky, beloved canine, ends up a bloody wreck from a hit-and-run, and life careens downhill. Lucky’s in a cast, V’s best friend begins avoiding... read more

The emptiness of suburban life seems fated to Virginia Dunn—commonly known as V. It’s spring, and the Dairy Barn, the stubborn bicuspids of her sister, the Neanderthal indifference of her brother, and her mother’s bottle of scotch remain the same. Then Lucky, beloved canine, ends up a bloody wreck from a hit-and-run, and life careens downhill. Lucky’s in a cast, V’s best friend begins avoiding... read more

Four on the Floor (Red Shoe Diaries)

Zalman King, Stacey Donovan, Elise D'Haene

THE 20 MILLION FANS OF TV's RED SHOE DIARIES ARE INSATIABLE... And so, especially for them--whether men, women, or couples-comes this hot anthology of stories inspired by the wildly popular and groundbreaking cable series: The Psychiatrist is a woman intrigued by the explicit confessions of her promiscuous patient, Linda. Has she any limits at all? As Linda reveals even more, it's the psychiat... read more

THE 20 MILLION FANS OF TV's RED SHOE DIARIES ARE INSATIABLE... And so, especially for them--whether men, women, or couples-comes this hot anthology of stories inspired by the wildly popular and groundbreaking cable series: The Psychiatrist is a woman intrigued by the explicit confessions of her promiscuous patient, Linda. Has she any limits at all? As Linda reveals even more, it's the psychiat... read more

Red Shoe Diaries Strip Poker

Zalman King, Stacey Donovan, Elise D'Haene

Three erotic tales inspired by the hot, hit Showtime series. A new volume of hot fiction inspired by the man who delivered the erotic classics 9 1/2 Weeks, Two Moon Junction, and Wild Orchid Zalman King's sensational and groundbreaking Red Shoe Diaries has elegantly explored the most compelling sexual fantasies imaginable. Now, the boundaries of erotic entertainment are shattered once again in... read more

Three erotic tales inspired by the hot, hit Showtime series. A new volume of hot fiction inspired by the man who delivered the erotic classics 9 1/2 Weeks, Two Moon Junction, and Wild Orchid Zalman King's sensational and groundbreaking Red Shoe Diaries has elegantly explored the most compelling sexual fantasies imaginable. Now, the boundaries of erotic entertainment are shattered once again in... read more

Zalman King's Red Shoe Diaries: Forbidden Zone

Stacey Donovan, Elise D'Haene

Four erotic tales about men and women letting go-and loving it. In The Art of Loneliness, a late-night radio host spins erotic tales for her listeners. But on this night she's not alone. Someone in the dark has a tale for her. In Forbidden Zone, a woman invents fantastic stories to share with her married lover. But the wildest fantasy of all transports them to an alternate erotic reality-one a... read more

Four erotic tales about men and women letting go-and loving it. In The Art of Loneliness, a late-night radio host spins erotic tales for her listeners. But on this night she's not alone. Someone in the dark has a tale for her. In Forbidden Zone, a woman invents fantastic stories to share with her married lover. But the wildest fantasy of all transports them to an alternate erotic reality-one a... read more

Another Woman's Lipstick: Red Shoe Diaries #5

Zalman King, Stacey Donovan, Elise D'Haene

The 35 million fans of TV's Red Shoe Diaries want more... Shatter the limits of erotic entertainment once again in this sensual quartet of tales inspired by the hit series-stories of men and women letting go and loving it. ...and we're giving it to them. In Just Like That, an orderly receptionist in a law firm has her world turned upside down when she meets two men. Together they're ompeting t... read more

The 35 million fans of TV's Red Shoe Diaries want more... Shatter the limits of erotic entertainment once again in this sensual quartet of tales inspired by the hit series-stories of men and women letting go and loving it. ...and we're giving it to them. In Just Like That, an orderly receptionist in a law firm has her world turned upside down when she meets two men. Together they're ompeting t... read more

The Art of Loneliness: An Erotic Tale

Stacey Donovan

She’s a late night radio host who speaks your desires out loud. He’s a trumpet player who longs for what he left behind. She can’t see you. He can’t hear you. Maybe they belong together. “It’s a beautiful thing when a lover takes your hand, a thrill when he parts your fingers with his own and pulls you close. And what a dream come true when she finally kisses you. How is it that your lips meet... read more

She’s a late night radio host who speaks your desires out loud. He’s a trumpet player who longs for what he left behind. She can’t see you. He can’t hear you. Maybe they belong together. “It’s a beautiful thing when a lover takes your hand, a thrill when he parts your fingers with his own and pulls you close. And what a dream come true when she finally kisses you. How is it that your lips meet... read more

I'll Get There. It Better Be Worth The Trip.: 40th Anniversary Edition

John Donovan

The 40th anniversary edition of a groundbreaking teen classic When the grandmother who raised him dies, Davy Ross, a lonely thirteen-year-old boy, must move to Manhattan to live with his estranged mother. Between alcohol-infused lectures about her self-sacrifice and awkward visits with his distant father, Davy’s only comfort is his beloved dachshund Fred. Things start to look up when he and a ... read more

The 40th anniversary edition of a groundbreaking teen classic When the grandmother who raised him dies, Davy Ross, a lonely thirteen-year-old boy, must move to Manhattan to live with his estranged mother. Between alcohol-infused lectures about her self-sacrifice and awkward visits with his distant father, Davy’s only comfort is his beloved dachshund Fred. Things start to look up when he and a ... read more

Your Fate Is in Your Hands: Using the Principles of Palmistry to Change Your Life

Donna McCue, Stacey Donovan

Take a look at your hand. Did you know that it tells the unique and true story of your life? Or that you can actually influence and change the lines on your hand? Believe it. There are many maps to which we may turn to gain self-awareness and achieve greater happiness, hut none is more readily available -- or more accurate -- than the one on your own hand. The lines and markings on your palm, ... read more

Take a look at your hand. Did you know that it tells the unique and true story of your life? Or that you can actually influence and change the lines on your hand? Believe it. There are many maps to which we may turn to gain self-awareness and achieve greater happiness, hut none is more readily available -- or more accurate -- than the one on your own hand. The lines and markings on your palm, ... read more

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