Who am I? I am the Book Babe. So dubbed by bestselling author James A. Owen. It's a long story, click here if you want to read it. Or, the next time you see James ask him to tell you the story. I have been in the book industry for a gajillion years (since 1999) serving in numerous capacities. I have worked as a Children’s Book Buyer, audio book buyer manager at 6 different bookstores, professional editor, event planner and coordinator, and booking agent specializing in setting up school visits for Middle Grade authors.
I have been editing professionally since 2007 and have worked with authors who are traditionally published as well as those who have published independently. My clients have included Robin Brande, Barry Lyga, Aprilynne Pike, Shannon Messenger and Frank Beddor.
I have been thanked in the acknowledgements of books written by Shannon Messenger, Stephenie Meyer, Jon Lewis, Derek Benz, Barry Lyga and Lisa McMann. Check out the pics here.
Currently I am a Children's Book Specialist at an indie bookstore as well as on the advisory board for Kids Need to Read, a literacy non-profit.
Basically, I am the most amazing person in the world. You should totally hire me.