Adam Wilson

Adam Wilson - Editor

New York, NY, USA

Collaborative editor with 15+ years in editorial acquisition and development at New York houses across genres, age groups, and interests

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Overview

As an editor with over 15 years of experience in acquisitions, story development, and brand management across a wide range of commercial categories, my journey in publishing has been fun, if unorthodox for its lack of a narrow focus. Nearly seven years at Harlequin doing young adult, sci fi, and romance, years copywriting for DC Comics, and another seven years at Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books publishing fiction, pop culture nonfiction, SFF, YA crossover, graphic novels, and whatever else the popular market was hungry for.

At Gallery, I co-launched Gallery 13—the company’s first dedicated adult graphic novel imprint; ran Derek Jeter’s Jeter Publishing imprint; innovated publishing models in partnership with Wattpad; and acquired a broad range of literary and commercial fiction and nonfiction. Highlights of my editorial career include discovering global publishing superstars Christina Lauren (Beautiful Bastard) and Anna Todd (After), restoring the V.C. Andrews franchise to the bestseller lists, and proudly publishing debut and bestselling authors of all stripes like Benjamin Whitmer, Andrea Kane, Jennifer Estep, Robert Levy, Jeff Somers, Sophie Littlefield, Heather Graham, JB Smoove, Michael Kupperman, and Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith.

This varied experience has taught me that every writer is different, has different needs, strengths, and concerns, and that collaboration is the key to a successful project of any sort.
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Comics & Graphic Novels
Contemporary Fiction
Contemporary Romance
New Adult
Post-Apocalyptic
Psychological Thriller
Romantic Comedy
Urban Fantasy

Work experience

Senior Editor

Simon & Schuster / Gallery Books
October, 2011 – May, 2018 (over 6 years)

Editor

Harlequin
May, 2005 – October, 2011 (over 6 years)

Portfolio (18 selected works)

Love and Other Words

Christina Lauren

After a decade apart, childhood sweethearts reconnect by chance in New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren’s touching, romantic novel Love and Other Words…how many words will it take for them to figure out where it all went wrong?The story of the heart can never be unwritten. Macy Sorensen is settling into an ambitious if emotionally tepid routine: work hard as a new pediatrics resi... read more

After a decade apart, childhood sweethearts reconnect by chance in New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren’s touching, romantic novel Love and Other Words…how many words will it take for them to figure out where it all went wrong?The story of the heart can never be unwritten. Macy Sorensen is settling into an ambitious if emotionally tepid routine: work hard as a new pediatrics resi... read more

Roomies

Christina Lauren

From subway to Broadway to happily ever after. Modern love in all its thrill, hilarity, and uncertainty has never been so compulsively readable as in New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren’s Roomies...and don’t miss her newest romantic comedy The Unhoneymooners, coming soon! Marriages of convenience are so...inconvenient. For months Holland Bakker has invented excuses to descend in... read more

From subway to Broadway to happily ever after. Modern love in all its thrill, hilarity, and uncertainty has never been so compulsively readable as in New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren’s Roomies...and don’t miss her newest romantic comedy The Unhoneymooners, coming soon! Marriages of convenience are so...inconvenient. For months Holland Bakker has invented excuses to descend in... read more

After (1) (The After Series)

Anna Todd

Experience the internet's most talked-about book, now a major motion picture, from Anna Todd, the writer Cosmopolitan called “the biggest literary phenomenon of her generation.” Now with new exclusive material! There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there’s everything AFTER... Life will never be the same. #Hessa Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She... read more

Experience the internet's most talked-about book, now a major motion picture, from Anna Todd, the writer Cosmopolitan called “the biggest literary phenomenon of her generation.” Now with new exclusive material! There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there’s everything AFTER... Life will never be the same. #Hessa Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She... read more

Cry Father: A Book Club Recommendation!

Benjamin Whitmer

The second novel from the critically acclaimed writer of Pike, which was nominated for France’s prestigious Grand Prix de Littérature Policière crime fiction award and “easily rivals Larry Brown’s most renowned novels” (Spinetingler Magazine). In the tradition of Cormac McCarthy and Larry Brown comes a haunting story about men, their fathers, their sons, and the legacy of violence.For Patterso... read more

The second novel from the critically acclaimed writer of Pike, which was nominated for France’s prestigious Grand Prix de Littérature Policière crime fiction award and “easily rivals Larry Brown’s most renowned novels” (Spinetingler Magazine). In the tradition of Cormac McCarthy and Larry Brown comes a haunting story about men, their fathers, their sons, and the legacy of violence.For Patterso... read more

Unraveled (Elemental Assassin Book 15)

Jennifer Estep

After the shocking revelations of the previous book, Bitter Bite, the world of Ashland’s become even more sinister, and Gin Blanco (aka Ashland’s most fearsome assassin, the Spider) no longer knows who—or what—she can count on. Only one thing is for certain: danger and new enemies await Gin in Unraveled, Book 15 in the New York Times bestselling Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series that RT ... read more

After the shocking revelations of the previous book, Bitter Bite, the world of Ashland’s become even more sinister, and Gin Blanco (aka Ashland’s most fearsome assassin, the Spider) no longer knows who—or what—she can count on. Only one thing is for certain: danger and new enemies await Gin in Unraveled, Book 15 in the New York Times bestselling Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series that RT ... read more

The Murder That Never Was: A Forensic Instincts Novel

Andrea Kane

A serendipitous crossing of paths between two women leaves one of them dead and the other a fugitive— hiding behind one lie after another to escape a cold-blooded killer.A 16-year-old female gymnast’s dream of Olympic gold is shattered when the “supplement” she has been taking turns out to be a designer performance enhancing drug. Her trainer, Julie Forman, is furious at the people who victimi... read more

A serendipitous crossing of paths between two women leaves one of them dead and the other a fugitive— hiding behind one lie after another to escape a cold-blooded killer.A 16-year-old female gymnast’s dream of Olympic gold is shattered when the “supplement” she has been taking turns out to be a designer performance enhancing drug. Her trainer, Julie Forman, is furious at the people who victimi... read more

All The Answers

Michael Kupperman

A 2019 EISNER AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST REALITY-BASED WORK A NPR BEST BOOK OF 2018 A VULTURE BEST COMIC OF 2018 A PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST BOOK OF 2018 A LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF 2018 A NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BEST BOOK OF 2018 WINNER OF THE PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 2018 GRAPHIC NOVEL CRITICS POLL In this moving graphic memoir, Eisner Award-winning writer and artist Michael Kupperman traces the life o... read more

A 2019 EISNER AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST REALITY-BASED WORK A NPR BEST BOOK OF 2018 A VULTURE BEST COMIC OF 2018 A PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST BOOK OF 2018 A LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF 2018 A NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BEST BOOK OF 2018 WINNER OF THE PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 2018 GRAPHIC NOVEL CRITICS POLL In this moving graphic memoir, Eisner Award-winning writer and artist Michael Kupperman traces the life o... read more

We Are Not Good People (Ustari Cycle Book 1)

Jeff Somers

Learn the Words. Get the blood. Rule the world. The Ustari Cycle starts here. From the "exhilarating, powerful, and entertaining" (Guardian) storyteller of the Avery Cates series comes a gritty supernatural thriller featuring a pair of unlikely heroes caught up in the underground world of blood magic. Magicians: they are not good people.The ethics in a world of blood are gray—and an undergroun... read more

Learn the Words. Get the blood. Rule the world. The Ustari Cycle starts here. From the "exhilarating, powerful, and entertaining" (Guardian) storyteller of the Avery Cates series comes a gritty supernatural thriller featuring a pair of unlikely heroes caught up in the underground world of blood magic. Magicians: they are not good people.The ethics in a world of blood are gray—and an undergroun... read more

The Glittering World: A Book Club Recommendation!

Robert Levy

SHIRLEY JACKSON AWARD FINALISTLAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALIST In the tradition of Neil Gaiman (The Ocean at the End of the Lane), Scott Smith (The Ruins), and Jason Mott (The Returned), award-winning playwright Robert Levy spins a dark tale of alienation and belonging, the familiar and the surreal, family secrets and the search for truth in his debut supernatural thriller.AS A BOY, HE VANISHED ... read more

SHIRLEY JACKSON AWARD FINALISTLAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALIST In the tradition of Neil Gaiman (The Ocean at the End of the Lane), Scott Smith (The Ruins), and Jason Mott (The Returned), award-winning playwright Robert Levy spins a dark tale of alienation and belonging, the familiar and the surreal, family secrets and the search for truth in his debut supernatural thriller.AS A BOY, HE VANISHED ... read more

Other People: Days of the Bagnold Summer & Driving Short Distances

Joff Winterhart

Days of the Bagnold Summer—soon to be a feature film! Collecting the first two graphic novels from “one of the most talented graphic novelists in the UK” (Zadie Smith), Other People brings Joff Winterhart and his penchant for endearing, peculiar couples to the US for the first time.Evocatively wrought and gorgeously illustrated, Other People collects Days of the Bagnold Summer and Driving Shor... read more

Days of the Bagnold Summer—soon to be a feature film! Collecting the first two graphic novels from “one of the most talented graphic novelists in the UK” (Zadie Smith), Other People brings Joff Winterhart and his penchant for endearing, peculiar couples to the US for the first time.Evocatively wrought and gorgeously illustrated, Other People collects Days of the Bagnold Summer and Driving Shor... read more

Just One Night

Kyra Davis

In this New York Times bestselling erotic enovella trilogy, a buttoned-up businesswoman takes her friend’s advice and has a fling with a stranger on a trip to Vegas—only to find herself under his mysterious, sexy power both in the boardroom and the bedroom. Kasie Fitzgerald knows who she’s supposed to be. She’s a rising-star-workaholic at a global consulting firm. She’s the fiancée of a well-c... read more

In this New York Times bestselling erotic enovella trilogy, a buttoned-up businesswoman takes her friend’s advice and has a fling with a stranger on a trip to Vegas—only to find herself under his mysterious, sexy power both in the boardroom and the bedroom. Kasie Fitzgerald knows who she’s supposed to be. She’s a rising-star-workaholic at a global consulting firm. She’s the fiancée of a well-c... read more

Geekomancy (Ree Reyes Series Book 1)

Michael R. Underwood

Clerks meets Buffy the Vampire the Slayer in this original urban fantasy eBook about Geekomancers—humans that derive supernatural powers from pop culture. Ree Reyes’s life was easier when all she had to worry about was scraping together tips from her gig as a barista and comicshop slave to pursue her ambitions as a screenwriter. When a scruffy-looking guy storms into the shop looking for a com... read more

Clerks meets Buffy the Vampire the Slayer in this original urban fantasy eBook about Geekomancers—humans that derive supernatural powers from pop culture. Ree Reyes’s life was easier when all she had to worry about was scraping together tips from her gig as a barista and comicshop slave to pursue her ambitions as a screenwriter. When a scruffy-looking guy storms into the shop looking for a com... read more

The Girl Who Disappeared Twice (Forensic Instincts Book 1)

Andrea Kane

New York Times bestselling author Andrea Kane sets new standards for suspense with THE GIRL WHO DISAPPEARED TWICE, originally published in 2011. THE GIRL WHO DISAPPEARED TWICEDespite all her years determining the fates of families, judge Hope Willis couldn’t save her own. Her daughter taken, she’s frantically grasping at any hope for Krissy’s return. Desperate, Hope calls upon an unconventiona... read more

New York Times bestselling author Andrea Kane sets new standards for suspense with THE GIRL WHO DISAPPEARED TWICE, originally published in 2011. THE GIRL WHO DISAPPEARED TWICEDespite all her years determining the fates of families, judge Hope Willis couldn’t save her own. Her daughter taken, she’s frantically grasping at any hope for Krissy’s return. Desperate, Hope calls upon an unconventiona... read more

Aftertime (An Aftertime Novel)

Sophie Littlefield

Awakening in a bleak landscape, Cass Dollar vaguely recalls enduring something terrible. Having no idea how many days—or weeks—have passed, she slowly realizes the horrifying truth: her daughter, Ruthie, has vanished. And with her, nearly all of civilization. Instead of winding through the once-lush hills, the roads today see only cannibalistic Beaters—people turned hungry for human flesh by a... read more

Awakening in a bleak landscape, Cass Dollar vaguely recalls enduring something terrible. Having no idea how many days—or weeks—have passed, she slowly realizes the horrifying truth: her daughter, Ruthie, has vanished. And with her, nearly all of civilization. Instead of winding through the once-lush hills, the roads today see only cannibalistic Beaters—people turned hungry for human flesh by a... read more

House of Secrets: A Novel (1)

V.C. Andrews

From the New York Times bestselling author and literary phenomenon V.C. Andrews (Flowers in the Attic, My Sweet Audrina) comes a shivery gothic tale of romance, class divisions, and the secrets that haunt families for generations.Ever since Fern could remember, she and her mother have lived as servants in Wyndemere House, the old gothic mansion of the Davenport family. She may have been a serv... read more

From the New York Times bestselling author and literary phenomenon V.C. Andrews (Flowers in the Attic, My Sweet Audrina) comes a shivery gothic tale of romance, class divisions, and the secrets that haunt families for generations.Ever since Fern could remember, she and her mother have lived as servants in Wyndemere House, the old gothic mansion of the Davenport family. She may have been a serv... read more

She's With Me

Jessica Cunsolo

Arriving in another new town, Amelia Collins vows to fit in and finish her senior year drama free. There can’t be any mistakes. Staying under the radar is what keeps Amelia one step ahead of the man who is trying to find and destroy her. But when she’s befriended by a group of students who make her feel safe and loved, Amelia struggles to maintain her distance, especially when faced with her f... read more

Arriving in another new town, Amelia Collins vows to fit in and finish her senior year drama free. There can’t be any mistakes. Staying under the radar is what keeps Amelia one step ahead of the man who is trying to find and destroy her. But when she’s befriended by a group of students who make her feel safe and loved, Amelia struggles to maintain her distance, especially when faced with her f... read more

Jay & Silent Bob's Blueprints for Destroying Everything

Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith

Just in time for the twentieth anniversary of Clerks! Destroy anything and everything with the help of this illustrated collection of blueprints concocted by the legendary characters Jay and Silent Bob.Need to destroy self-doubt? How about the glass ceiling? Or maybe your aims are less lofty, and your ex-girlfriend just really has to go. In all cases, the iconic Jay and Silent Bob offer practi... read more

Just in time for the twentieth anniversary of Clerks! Destroy anything and everything with the help of this illustrated collection of blueprints concocted by the legendary characters Jay and Silent Bob.Need to destroy self-doubt? How about the glass ceiling? Or maybe your aims are less lofty, and your ex-girlfriend just really has to go. In all cases, the iconic Jay and Silent Bob offer practi... read more

Phoenix Island (Bram Stoker Award for Young Readers)

John Dixon

WINNER OF THE BRAM STOKER AWARD FOR SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A YOUNG ADULT NOVEL John Dixon’s critically acclaimed Phoenix Island reads like “Lord of the Flies meets Wolverine and Cool Hand Luke” (F. Paul Wilson, creator of Repairman Jack). For fans of The Bourne Identity, Alex Rider, and Melissa Marr.The judge told Carl that one day he’d have to decide exactly what kind of person he would beco... read more

WINNER OF THE BRAM STOKER AWARD FOR SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A YOUNG ADULT NOVEL John Dixon’s critically acclaimed Phoenix Island reads like “Lord of the Flies meets Wolverine and Cool Hand Luke” (F. Paul Wilson, creator of Repairman Jack). For fans of The Bourne Identity, Alex Rider, and Melissa Marr.The judge told Carl that one day he’d have to decide exactly what kind of person he would beco... read more

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