About Me  

I have loved books all my life. Bedtime stories only made me wider awake, and as a kid I'd ride my bike to the local bookstore and come home with a stack of novels to devour. So it’s probably no surprise that after a summer internship at Simon & Schuster and graduating with Honors in English from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, I landed my first job as an editorial assistant at Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, in New York.

In my first few years, I assisted four editors in what was informally called the romance group, where I had the opportunity to work with New York Times bestselling authors such as Jude Deveraux, Julie Garwood, Judith McNaught, and Linda Lael Miller. I soon began editing romance novels myself, and got an early start in nonfiction, editing several health books. My first acquisition was Elliot Engel’s A Dab of Dickens and a Touch of Twain, a collection of brief and entertaining literary biographies. When I was promoted to Associate Editor, I launched Pocket Books’ mystery program, focusing on cozy mysteries and acquiring and editing multiple books that became Independent Mystery Bookseller Association (IMBA) bestsellers and award nominees, including Maddy Hunter’s Passport to Peril series and Jan Burke’s mystery anthology Eighteen.

In 2004, I moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to become the first editor of Center Street, a newly launched imprint of Hachette Book Group (which was then Time Warner Book Group). I acquired and edited general market fiction by both established bestselling novelists like Charles Martin and Philip Gulley, as well as debut novelists like Neil Abramson, whose first novel Unsaid became an Indie Next List pick and USA TODAY bestseller, and Kevin Alan Milne, whose novels have since been published in eighteen languages.

I also continued to acquire and edit nonfiction in an array of categories, including New York Times bestselling memoirs by Bob Barker and Florence Henderson, fitness books by Denise Austin and Leslie Sansone, self-help books by Jordan Christy and Judge Glenda Hatchett, three official books with The Grand Ole Opry, and over twenty books by #1 leadership author John C. Maxwell, including his #1 New York Times business bestseller The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth and Wall Street Journal bestselling derivative How Successful People Think.

While editing for Center Street, I further expanded my role by taking over the FaithWords Christian fiction program and had the opportunity to edit novels by New York Times bestselling authors Ted Dekker and Karen Kingsbury, and nationally bestselling authors Lauraine Snelling and Stephanie Grace Whitson. In 2013, I was honored to be nominated for the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) Editor of the Year Award.      

In 2018, I launched CEB Editorial Services, where I am excited to have the opportunity to work with authors, agents and publishers in a variety of categories.

When I’m not reading, you might find me spending time with my family, planting irises in my garden, exploring a unique museum in a new city, or creating something with a needle, paintbrush, or camera.

Snelling_Someday Home
Gulley_A Gathering in Hope
Unsaid 9781609419059
Ms. Bitch Final Cover
Priceless Memories 9781599952352
Get Energy 9781599953847
smart mama 9781599952147
AD 30 9781455558841
15 laws 9781455575749
Your Hearts Desire 9781455528134
Yellow House 9781599952673
How to Be a Hepburn 9781455598670
place called hope 9781455519811
home and away 9781599954318
where mercy flows 9781599953014
life is not a stage 9781455504916
this side of heaven 9781599951454
Grand Ole Opry 9781599952482
dog that whispered 9781455562558
from hope to higher ground 9781599951102
unwritten 9781455503940
sapphire season 9781455575626
moving forward 9781599951393
papeer bag xmas 9781599951829
Eat Smart Walk Strong 9780759514973
tale out of luck 9781599951768
welcome committee 13033976
HSPT 9781599951683
wild woman 9781455597543
one perfect day 9780446544580
hatmaker's heart 9781455549962
guitar and a pen 9781599951386
faal mistake 9781455596447
slim and howdy 9781599951379
Proctor_The College Hook
kiss of night 9781455504978
gratitude in motion 97814555711471
flood 97814789707671
make elephants fly 97814789929361
kissing father christmas 9781455565580
Aiken_For Such A Time As This
Winning Nice
Try Dying tr
book of mistakes 9781478970934
herb of grace 9781455548613
start love repeat 97814789207553
daughter of the regiment 9781455529049
Litz_Scent of Fear
Turner_My Fathers Business

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