I’m a literary agent with Books and Such Literary Agency based in California. I’m also an experienced editor, writing/publishing coach, and speaker.
I’ve been working in publishing since 1995. Nowadays I’m lucky to do my work at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. I never get tired of talking about books and publishing, and working with authors is my dream job. See below for my full story.
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My Publishing Story
I became an agent in 2007 with WordServe Literary Group in Denver, and joined Books and Such Literary in 2012. I’ve done 150+ book deals between authors and publishers.
I’ve been in publishing since 1995, working in various positions encompassing marketing, sales, international rights, acquisitions and editorial. Just prior to starting as an agent, I ran my own freelance writing and editing business from home. Before that, I was Senior Editor with NavPress, where I developed and launched the NavPress Fiction line, including three Christy Award finalists and an ECPA Award finalist in its first year. I acquired and edited numerous nonfiction books as well.
From 1995 to 1998, I worked at General Publishing Group in California, where I was Director of Rights and Marketing, managing departments of special sales, subsidiary rights, international rights, international sales and domestic marketing. Among other things, I built and managed a team of international sales agents; and represented the company in Frankfurt, London, Tokyo, Chicago and New York.
I’ve written eight published books (as a ghostwriter) and edited over 100.
I’ve Done Other Things Besides Publishing
Just out of college, I spent five years at Fox Broadcasting Company where I served as Special Programming Coordinator, working on more than sixty network television specials including the Emmy Awards and Billboard Music Awards. My bachelor’s degree is in Communications from California State University, Fullerton, and I later did graduate studies in Psychology at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.
When I’m not reading, you can usually find me out hiking the local trails, riding my bike, haunting bookstores, or having coffee at Starbucks.