As an independent book editor specializing in fiction and memoir, I work closely with writers to help their work achieve its full potential. For over a decade I acquired and edited fiction, nonfiction, and memoir for the Nan A. Talese imprint of Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House that publishes an esteemed list of authors, including Margaret Atwood, Ian McEwan, and Pat Conroy.
The books I edited include finalists for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the National Jewish Book Award, the NAACP Image Award, the Thurber Prize for American Humor, the PEN Award for Biography, the Minnesota Book Award, and a Barnes & Noble Discover selection.
I hold a BFA in musical theater from Syracuse University, where I honed my knowledge of storytelling and dramatic theory. I’ve also participated in writing workshops at Columbia University and the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y, and have participated as a panelist at the Writers’ Conference at Hunter College, the Jewish Book Council, and the Sarah Lawrence Writing Program. My essay “Publishing Nonfiction: A Look Behind the Scenes” appears in The Business of Writing (Allworth Press, 2012).
After spending over a decade in New York and New Jersey, I now live in my hometown of Huntington Woods, MI with my husband and two sons.