A Bit About Me
I am a senior editor at Skyhorse Publishing, a New York City–based independent publishing company with more than ten imprints that has grown incredibly over the past decade. I work with both fiction and nonfiction at Skyhorse—specifically cooking, lifestyle, and some young adult.
In addition to editing full time for Skyhorse, I have offered freelance editorial services and have spoken about traditional publishing and careers in publishing at colleges and conferences. If I'm not reading, writing, editing, or talking about books, it's probably because I'm eating or hanging out with my little boy. (Although I frequently multitask.) There's a special place in my heart for coffee, cookbooks, and quality time spent in kitchens. I'm not often the cook in the kitchen, but I enjoy being part of the process, though admittedly my help is often limited to sitting on a nearby stool/step and talking at you while you do the cooking. You can earn my adoration with coffee, popcorn, and/or ice cream.
Before moving to New York in 2012, I was a content developer/editor at an educational book production company in Pennsylvania. In the past, I have solved word puzzles, folded tiny baby clothes, supervised book sellers, and checked groceries. I graduated from Wilkes University with a bachelor's degree in communications/journalism.
After spending some time in New Jersey, I returned to northeastern Pennsylvania in the spring of 2018 with my husband, Matt, a trained chef who helps keep me grounded and well-fed. We have one child, Cooper Reece, who enjoys reading the same books over . . . and over . . . and over . . . and over.
BOOKS I'VE WRITTEN
A collection of quotations about food, kitchens, cooking, and sharing a meal with those you love. This one's special; I am all about these things and I was able to put it together with my husband.
Pub Date: April 1, 2014
Also available in ebook, 9781629141473
Advice for any bride-to-be planning her wedding. Includes information on the basics, quotes from wedding planners, cake bakers, and past brides and grooms. Conveniently sized to fit in your bag so you can take it from one appointment to the next. Also special, as I wrote it while planning my own wedding!
Pub Date: January 5, 2016
Also available in ebook, 9781510700659
PAST PANELS, PRESENTATIONS & CONFERENCES
American Library Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA
Skyhorse Publishing representative, 2015
Book Con, New York, NY
Association of American Publishers/BookJobs.com recruiter, 2015
Book Expo America, New York, NY
Columbia University, New York, NY
Association of American Publishers/BookJobs.com panelist: Careers in Publishing, 2015
HippoCamp: A Creative Nonfiction Conference, Lancaster, PA
Panelist: Agents & Editors on Creative Nonfiction Today (2015–2018)
Workshop Leader: Query Letter Writing (2015)
Presenter: Flash Sessions, Adding a Practical Element to your Manuscript (2016)
1-on-1 Query Sessions (2016)
King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Association of American Publishers/BookJobs.com solo presenter: Careers in Publishing, 2015
Pitch to Pub 2016 (#p2p16)
Mentor to Anne Stubert
Revise & Resub (#revpit)
Contributed first-chapter critiques for runners up (2017)
NaNoWriMo Team Leader, #teamnicole (2018)
Simon & Schuster, New York, NY
Association of American Publishers/BookJobs.com panelist: Careers in Publishing, 2015, for Bard & Vassar Colleges
Unicorn Writers' Conference (Summer 2016), Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
Panelist: Editor's Panel
1-on-1 MS Critiques
Wilkes University, MFA Residency (Summer 2016, 2018), Wilkes-Barre, PA
Panelist: Agent/editor panel
Panelist: Pitch sessions with MFA graduates
1-on-1 MS Critiques
Wilkes University, MFA Residency (January 2017, July 2017, January 2018), Wilkes-Barre, PA
Off-campus 1-on-1 MS Critiques
Yeshiva University, New York, NY
Association of American Publishers/BookJobs.com discussion: Careers in Publishing, 2015