I know how to steer big ideas into even bigger books.

I’m a hands-on book editor, a writer, and a self-professed pop culture junkie with a unique combination of significant New York trade publishing experience, resulting in 100+ weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers list (9 weeks at #1).

My sensibility is eclectic and unabashedly commercial, including Young Adult fiction and Adult prescriptive and narrative nonfiction in the categories of celebrity memoir, relationships, modern parenting, lifestyle, self-help, humor. . . and whatever I find refreshingly irresistible.

At Simon & Schuster’s pop culture imprint, Simon Spotlight Entertainment (SSE) turned Gallery Books, I acquired and edited such bestselling titles as the phenomenon He’s Just Not That Into You, Tori Spelling’s tell-all memoir sTORI telling (and all four of her subsequent bestsellers), perennial “new mommy” favorite, Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay by Stefanie Wilder-Taylor, and fashion guru Tim Gunn’s Gunn’s Golden Rules. In 2013 I co-/ghostwrote the commercial novel The Star Attraction with actress and TV personality Alison Sweeney. Most recently, I was Editorial Director at YA imprint Simon Pulse, working with such notable authors as Sarah Ockler, Lauren Barnholdt, Tom Leveen, Terra Elan McVoy, S. E. Green, and Ann Stampler.

My unique background and skill set–I’ve worked for major publishers, a leading literary agency, and been thrice published (a publishing “renaissance man”)–offer insightful and empathetic guidance from developed concept to demystified publication. Whether working with a first-time author or a seasoned pro, I give each project my thoughtful, undivided attention.

Authors have described my editorial style as “a writer’s dream,” “uncannily perceptive,” “at once calming and inspiring,” “contagious enthusiasm,” and a “razor-sharp scalpel of just what readers want to read.”

Successful publishing takes a mix of market knowledge, honed instinct, nurtured relationships, and the confidence to fight for and see through one’s vision. It’s not always easy. But it’s what I do–and deeply enjoy.

  • Proven ability to work under pressure and respect deadlines.
  • Resourceful and diplomatic.
  • Flexible style and knowledgeable in a wide field of interests.

“My Editorial Husband. Without you this process wouldn’t be as fun or seamless. Thanks for getting me. You are my written ROCK.” — Tori Spelling, actress/author of sTORI telling, Mommywood, uncharted terriTORIcelebraTORI, and Spelling It Like It Is