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—specifically cooking, lifestyle, and 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. (Although I frequently multitask.) There's a special place in my heart for coffee, cookbooks, and quality time spent in kitchens. Though I'm not often the cook in the kitchen, I enjoy being part of the process, whether that means assisting with a roux, icing a cupcake, licking the spoon (or egg beater), reading the instructions from the book aloud, or simply sitting on a nearby stool 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.

I live in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, with my husband, Matt, a trained chef who helps keep me grounded and well-fed. We have one child, Cooper Reece, who enthusiastically listens to the manuscripts read aloud to him.


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 guy.

ISBN: 9781626360822

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.

ISBN: 9781632202772

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
    • Attendee, 2014
    • Association of American Publishers/BookJobs.com recruiter, 2015
  • Book Expo America, New York, NY
    • Attendee, 2012–2015
  • Columbia University, New York, NY
    • Association of American Publishers/BookJobs.com panelist: Careers in Publishing, 2015
  • HippoCamp2015: A Creative Nonfiction Conference, Lancaster, PA
    • Panelist: Agents & Editors on Creative Nonfiction Today
    • Workshop Leader: Query Letter Writing
  • HippoCamp2016: A Creative Nonfiction Conference, Lancaster, PA
    • Presenter: Flash Sessions, Adding a Practical Element to your Manuscript
    • Panelist: Agents & Editors on Creative Nonfiction Today
    • 1-on-1 Query Sessions
  • 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 2017 (#revpit) 
    • Contributed first-chapter critiques of all runners up
  • 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), 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), 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