Read ebook manuscripts and edited from a big-picture perspective, considering structure, pacing, tone, and progression of thought. Ebooks represented a variety of topics including business and leadership, relationship, health /wellness, and tech.
As an editor for Atria, I acquired and edited commercially-viable books - fiction and nonfiction, award-winners and bestsellers. I sought to expand underrepresented voices in the literary marketplace and publish books that were entertaining and resonating socially and intellectually.
For anyone who has suffered pain, disappointment, or a broken heart, entrepreneur and motivational speaker Rob Hill, Sr. shares the transformational personal story of his struggles and the invaluable lessons those difficult challenges have taught him about looking within to find the power to heal and live a purposeful life.Often the greatest opponent we face in the game of life is ourselves. W... read more
“An incredibly vivid look at one of music’s most iconic groups.” —Associated Press “Kennedy is a deft storyteller.” —Los Angeles Times “An entertaining account.” —Kirkus Reviews “In-depth portrait of a seminal group.” —Booklist “A nonstop, can't-put-it down ride.” —Library Journal Discover the stunning rise, fall, and legacy of N.W.A, one of America’s most revered and iconic enduring music gro... read more
“An engrossing journalistic thriller.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Thought-provoking thriller...Loaded with tension and full of unexpected twists and turns.”—Jan Burke, bestselling author and Edgar Award winner for Bones “Extremely well-written tale of good vs. evil.”—Huffington Post Half a century after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, someone is killing people on the stre... read more
2019 First Novelist Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association Malcolm Hansen arrives on the scene as a bold new literary voice with his stunning debut novel. Alternating between the Deep South and New York City during the 1960s and early '70s, They Come in All Colors follows a biracial teenage boy who finds his new life in the big city disrupted by childhood memories of t... read more
Named a Best Book of 2016 by Kirkus Reviews A New York Times Editor’s Choice Nautilus Award Winner “A worthy and necessary addition to the contemporary canon of civil rights literature.” —The New York Times In this “thought-provoking and important” (Library Journal) analysis of state-sanctioned violence, Marc Lamont Hill carefully considers a string of high-profile deaths in America—Sandra Bla... read more
In this “beautiful, evocative” (Booklist, starred review) memoir, Yvette Johnson travels to the Mississippi Delta to uncover the moving, true story of her late grandfather Booker Wright, whose extraordinary act of courage would change his and, later, her life forever.“Have to keep that smile,” Booker Wright said in the 1966 NBC documentary Mississippi: A Self-Portrait. At the time, Wright was ... read more
“A delight and highly recommended.” —Booklist “Showcases the truth and fullness of people of color.” —Book Riot In the tradition of Best American Short Stories comes Everyday People: The Color of Life, a dazzling collection of contemporary short fiction.Everyday People is a thoughtfully curated anthology of short stories that presents new and renowned work by established and emerging writers o... read more
In this shocking memoir from a former corrections officer, Gary Heyward shares an eye-opening, gritty, and devastating account of his descent into criminal life, smuggling contraband inside the infamous Rikers Island jails.Gary Heyward’s life changed forever when he received a letter from the New York City Department of Corrections announcing he was accepted into the academy for new recruits. ... read more
A New York Times and Washington Post Bestseller In this timely and important collection of personal essays, black men from all walks of life share their inspiring stories and ultimately how each, in his own way, became a source of hope for his community and country.Reach includes forty first-person accounts from well-known men like the Rev. Al Sharpton, John Legend, Isiah Thomas, Bill T. Jones... read more
Shortlisted for the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing “A searingly honest and intimate portrait of a captivating icon.” —Baxter Holmes, ESPN NBA reporter Through extensive research and interviews with those closest to Iverson, acclaimed Washington Post sportswriter Kent Babb gets behind the familiar, sanitized, and heroic version of the hard-changing, hard-partying athlete who played ... read more
Don’t get stuck in your career – take it to the next level.Are you so frustrated with your job that you want to quit? You consider yourself a highly-motivated worker who has done everything to get promoted, and yet it still hasn’t happened. Your career is important, and you don’t want to leave it to chance. It’s time to make a change.For over twenty years, executive leadership coach and author... read more
Artificial intelligence is rapidly transforming our lives, from workplace to home, from jobs to recreation. In this time of rapid change, how can you stay relevant and not be left behind? This book gives you the knowledge needed to understand what is happening in the AI world, what future jobs will look like, and what upcoming trends and products you can expect. Through this book, you willLear... read more
What is the real cost of divorce when children are involved?You can calculate the legal and economic costs associated with divorce. However, there is no way to calculate the devastation a divorce has on the children involved. They become innocent bystanders, screaming in silence as their lives are affected the most. Despite the insurmountable challenges you face as a co-parent, it is possible ... read more
You want more for yourself, your sales team, and your family. You want success.You’ve tried it all: books, podcasts, coaching, and you’ve implemented dozens of strategies, but for some reason, you can’t break the cycle. Sales are stagnant or falling, teammates keep quitting, you could soon lose your job, and the stress carries over when you get home. You are sick and tired of the same game. Yo... read more
Take back control of your health and your life A health crisis is one of the most challenging situations you will experience in your lifetime. It leaves you frightened, confused, and asking, “Why did this happen to me?”Transformational coach Rory Reich knows this feeling personally. He experienced his first healing crisis when he was twenty-five, and, without anyone to guide him, he struggled ... read more
Get through the worst parts of your life.Do you feel like your life will never be the same? Do you worry that this horrible event in your life will be all that people remember about you?You are not alone. Nina Sossamon-Pogue, former world-class gymnast and award-winning television personality turned successful corporate executive, pulls from decades of high, lows, and public pain to write This... read more
Develop leaders who drive results.You want to develop the best leaders, the kind who people want to follow, who know how to break through silos and get people to work well together. The truth is that one of the biggest obstacles to effective leadership is gaining trust and collaboration. It’s about finding the courage to build meaningful relationships. Leaders who can build trust and touch hea... read more
Now is the time for women of color to step into their distinct power and be the transformative force for good at work.With the emergence of the #MeToo, #TimesUp, and #BlackLivesMatter movements, as well as the election of the most diverse and female Congress in history, America is experiencing a referendum on what power and leadership looks like. Women of color are the answer to that referendu... read more
You’ve built an accomplished life by mastering financial success – now why not take charge of your health, too? The biggest impact you can make on your life is achieving and sustaining great health. Author Maria Teresa Kline has a tried and proven method of achieving just that. She has done the research on highly-effective, alternative healing methods, and cutting-edge practices to achieve lon... read more
Something has to change with this neck and back pain!You desperately want to fix your neck and back pain because none of the therapies you’ve tried have worked. If you’ve been told that you’ll just have to “live with it” or if don’t like the usual answers for chronic pain, there’s something you can do about it. Veteran massage therapist Vienna Schmidt has worked with hundreds of people with ch... read more
From the award-winning video game writer of such hits as Star Wars Battlefront and BioShock comes an exclusive “compelling look into a world that doesn’t like to spill its secrets to outsiders” (NPR): the video game industry.When his satirical musings in a college newspaper got him discharged from the Air Force, it became clear to Walt Williams that his destiny in life was to be a writer—he ju... read more
In this spellbinding true story, a pair of award-winning CNN investigative journalists track down the mysterious French psychic at the center of an international scam targeting the elderly and emotionally vulnerable, resulting in an exposé of one of the longest running cons in history.While investigating financial crimes for CNN Money, Blake Ellis and Melanie Hicken were intrigued by reports t... read more
In this gripping memoir, perfect for true crime fans, former San Francisco 49er Kermit Alexander recounts his thirty-year-journey to redemption after the brutal and senseless murder of his family in South Central Los Angeles. “A deeply moving story of one man’s pain and hard-won peace” (Booklist, starred review).With vivid detail, former NFL All Pro and president of the NFL Players Association... read more
“I read it in two sittings.”—Sandra Brown, New York Times bestselling author "Smart, juicy...highly satisfying.” –Publishers Weekly “Belsky is a tantalizing, devilish, mesmerizing writer.”—Killer Nashville Following up his “engrossing journalistic thriller” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) The Kennedy Connection, R.G. Belsky brings back New York City newspaper reporter Gil Malloy in a gripping... read more
“Insightful and genuinely interesting characters, gritty atmospherics, and a wry sense of humor power the plot, which is filled with enough bombshell twists to keep readers guessing until the very last page.” —Publishers Weekly “This excellent thriller....establishes Malloy as a formidable hard-boiled hero.” —Booklist From the author of the “thought-provoking thriller” (Jan Burke) The Kennedy ... read more
"As lively, thorough, and engaging as the team it chronicles" (Nathaniel Friedman), Betaball is a compelling look at how the Golden State Warriors embraced savvy business practices, next generation science, and Silicon Valley's technocentric culture not only to produce one of the greatest basketball teams in history but also to revolutionize the NBA--perfect for fans of Moneyball and The Book ... read more
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A professional editor with specialized education and over 17 years of experience, 10 of which were spent in-house at a major book publisher.
Talented editor and writer with a decade of experience in news and narrative nonfiction, enjoys a good read and helping others