about me (and books)



I am an independent book editor based in Los Angeles, I also represent novelist Katie Delahanty through the Bent Agency. Please visit my publishing profile at Publishers Marketplace: here.

Previously, I spent twelve years in the New York City book world with HarperCollins Publishers where I was most recently a Senior Editor acquiring for imprints William Morrow and Harper Perennial. Books that I acquired and published include: Willy Vlautin’s The Motel Life, Northline, and Lean on Pete; Marjorie Hart’s Summer at Tiffany; Daniel James Brown’s The Indifferent Stars Above and Under a Flaming Sky (reprint); Sara James and Ginger Mauney’s The Best of Friends; Catherine Hanrahan’s Lost Girls and Love Hotels, Jennifer Sey’s Chalked Up; Marina Palmer’s Kiss and Tango; Sarah Hall’s Daughters of the North and How to Paint a Dead ManLola Jaye’s By The Time You Read This; and Michael Zadoorian’s The Leisure Seeker, amongst others. A 1997 graduate of Colgate University, I was also a member of the annual faculty of the Colgate Writers’ Conference from 2006-2010. Additionally, I have been guest faculty or a speaker at the following programs dedicated to writers: 

2014 Writing Workshops Los Angeles: The Conference
2013: UC-Riverside/Palm Desert M.F.A. Program
2011: USC’s Master of Professional Writing Program
2010: Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference
2009: James River Writers’ Conference
2009: Colgate University’s “Living Writers” course
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2015: SDSU Writers’ Conference
2007, 2008: South Carolina Writers’ Conference
2006: Asian American Writers’ Workshop
2006: Surrey International Writers’ Conference
2006: Ohio State University Writers’ Conference
2005, 2006: Algonkian and New York Writers’ Workshop
2004: Grub Street: “The Muse and the Marketplace 2004”

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