I love the art of storytelling.

I strongly believe that we are the tales we tell of ourselves,
our communities, and our world.

Making good stories is more than putting words together in interesting ways.
It’s about solid communication, being open-minded, and seeing ways to deepen an author’s creative vision, while also adding to their creative toolkit.

I am a three-time Hugo Award-nominated developmental fiction editor, freelance writer, public speaker, and all-around nerd, bringing over a decade of Big Five traditional publishing expertise to the table. I’m a former editor at Tom Doherty Associates (for the imprints Tor Books, Tor Teen, Starscape & Tor.com Publishing), where I acquired science fiction and fantasy novels, short fiction, and full-volume comics. I currently work as Story Producer at SerialBox developing unique and cutting-edge science fiction and fantasy stories.

I am available for publishing consulting services, speaking engagements, conference presentations / panels, and workshop teaching. I have expertise in science fiction & fantasy, horror, young adult, middle-grade stories, and comics. With work experience in the areas of editorial, sales & marketing, and social media, I offer a unique view of the publishing & new media industry and your book’s place in it!

Please note that for the rest of 2020 I am closed to freelance editorial work, including editorial assessments, developmental editing, and query reviews.

Sensitivity Reading / Cultural Consultant

Are you writing characters outside of your background and would appreciate some editorial advice? I am also open to sensitivity reading in the following areas, as well as providing general guidance on writing across difference.

  • LGBTQ topics (representation of the community, authenticity of characters, interpersonal relationships between queer folx, family and friendship relationships, social and political elements)
  • Asian-American community (with knowledge of diaspora immigrant communities, first & second generation narratives, immigrant & non-immigration stories, portrayals of the Vietnamese-American community)
  • General editorial sensitivity comments concerning portrayals of disability, mental illness, race & ethnicity, gender & gender roles, ageism

Feel free to contact me to discuss how we can work together.

A selection of notable and award-winning fiction I’ve acquired and edited over the years.