Things I Love

LA
My dragon fountain pen
Greek sailors
My daughter

Things I Hate

Hummingbirds
Wind chimes
The patriarchy

Things I’ve Tried

Kicking people’s asses for a living (I enjoyed this)
Unloading trucks for a living (less fun)
Working as a literary agent (wasn’t that a time!)
Running a fiction imprint (I like to call this a learning experience)

Things I do

Write novels (and sometimes nonfiction books)
Teach story development/developmental editing to editors
Consult with editors, publishers, and authors on editorial matters

Publishers I’ve written and/or edited for include Simon & Schuster · Penguin Compass · McGraw-Hill · Lippincott Williams & Wilkins · Thomas & Mercer · Montlake Romance  · and many others