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Few things in life are as wondrous and wonderful as a good book.


I fell in love with the magic of reading when I was ten years old. Ever since, books have been a big part of my life, and that early passion became a lifelong profession. I've been fortunate to do what I love for forty years, working with authors, building books, and connecting with readers.


In the book retail and publishing world, I've worked as a bookseller / book buyer, as a developmental editor, as an acquisitions editor, and as a literary agent, and I've helped authors sell manuscripts to publishers like Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, Hachette, and HarperCollins, among others.


All told, I've helped bring more than 500 books to print. These are a select few of them


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