Authors I have worked with

Below you’ll find a partial list of authors I’ve worked with, including some of the projects they are best known for:

Elizabeth BeckwithRaising the Perfect Child Through Guilt and Manipulation (HarperCollins)

Scott Burnstein – coauthor with Sam Giancana, Family Affair: Treachery, Greed, & Betrayal in the Chicago Mafia (Berkley/Penguin); coauthor with Philip “Crazy Phil” Leonetti, Mafia Prince: Inside America’s Most Violent Mafia Family and the Bloody Fall of La Cosa Nostra (Running Press); Motor City Mafia: A Century of Organized Crime in Detroit (Arcadia Publishing)

Christopher CatherwoodChurchill’s Folly: How Winston Churchill Created Iraq (Carroll & Graf in the US, Constable in the UK); Winston Churchill: The Flawed Genius of World War II (Berkley); A Brief History of the Middle East (Carroll & Graf)

Brendan ConstantineCalamity Joe (Red Hen Press); Birthday Girl with Possum (Write Bloody Publishing); Letters To Guns (Red Hen Press); Dementia, My Darling (Red Hen Press)

Laura Corn101 Nights of Grrreat Sex (Park Avenue); The Great American Sex Diet (William Morrow), New York Times bestseller; 101 Grrreat Quickies (Park Avenue); 237 Intimate Questions Every Woman Should Ask a Man (Park Avenue); collectively more than two million copies in print

Jeffrey L. Diamond – six-time Emmy Award-winning television writer and producer, creator of Dateline NBC; Live to Air (Greenleaf Book Group); Live to Tape (Page Publishing)

Louis Diaz – coauthor with Neal Hirschfeld, Dancing with the Devil (Pocket Books)

Damon DiMarcoNew York Times bestselling author, Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11 (Santa Monica Press); Heart of War: Soldiers’ Voices From the Front Lines in Iraq (Citadel); coauthor with Baiquiao Tang, My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counter-Revolutionary (Prometheus), forward by H.H. the Dalai Lama; coauthor with Roy Simmons, Out of Bounds (Da Capo Press)

Rod Englert – coauthor with Kathy Passero, Blood Secrets: Chronicles of a Crime Scene Reconstructionist (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press)

David Fisher – author of eighteen New York Times bestsellers, including The Pack (Ballantine), Warner Brothers film; Conversations with My Cat (Viking), recipient of France’s ‘Prix Litterature de 1,000,000 Amis’; What’s What, A Visual Dictionary of the World (Smithmark Publishing), more than one million copies sold; Up Till Now: The Autobiography of William Shatner (Thomas Dunne); The War Magician (Weidenfeld & Nicolson), optioned by Tom Cruise; coauthor with Dan Abrams, Lincoln’s Last Trial (Hanover Square Press)

Jordana FrankelThe Ward (Katherine Tegen Books); The Isle (Katherine Tegen Books)

Diana GarvinFeeding Fascism: The Politics of Women’s Food Work (University of Toronto Press)

Tony Gonzalez – eight-time Pro Bowl, All-Pro Kansas City Chiefs tight end; The All-Pro Diet: Lose Fat, Build Muscle, and Live Like a Champion with Mitzi Dulan, RD (Rodale)

Allison GreenThe Ghosts Who Travel with Me: A Literary Pilgrimage Through Brautigan’s America (Ooligan); Half-Moon Scar (St. Martin’s)

Tara Hardy – founder of Bent Institute and Seattle’s 2002 Poet Populist; My, My, My, My, My (Write Bloody Publishing), winner of the Washington State Book Award; Bring Down The Chandeliers (Write Bloody Publishing)

Tony HaysThe Killing Way (Tor/Forge); The Beloved Dead (Tor); The Divine Sacrifice (Tor)

Homer HickamOctober Sky a.k.a. Rocket Boys (Delacorte), #1 New York Times bestseller, New York Times Notable Book, Universal film; Carrying Albert Home: A somewhat true story of a man, his wife, and her alligator (William Morrow/HarperCollins), published in 17 languages; The Dinosaur Hunter (Thomas Dunne Books); coauthor with Anousheh Ansari, My Dream of Stars: From Daughter of Iran to Space Pioneer (Palgrave Macmillan); The Far Reaches (St. Martin’s); The Coalwood Way (Island Books); Red Helmet (Thomas Nelson)

Col. Christopher HolshekTravels with Harley: Journeys in Search of Personal and National Identity (Inkshares)

Eri IkeziLes Génies du chocolat (éditions Renards), winner of the Gourmand World Cookbook Award

Nya Jade – The Phoebe Pope series: The Year of Four (Dreamwell Publishing); The Blood of Kings (Dreamwell Publishing)

Jocelyn Nicole JohnsonMy Monticello (Holt), finalist for the Kirkus Prize, New York Times Notable Book, forthcoming Netflix film; “Control Negro” in Guernica (Best American Short Stories)

Katina Z. Jones – coauthor, The Total Cancer Wellness Guide with Kim Thiboldeaux and Mitch Golant (BenBella); I DO with Jessica Simpson (IW Press); The Everything Get Ready For Baby Book (Adams Media); coauthor with Norma Rist, Small Business Savvy: A Woman’s Guide to Building a Business (Adams Media); The Little Book of Feng Shui (Adams Media)

Joel KellyScolding the Winds (Inkshares); No Greater Love Than This (Fierce Ink Press)

Michael LargoFinal Exits (HarperCollins), recipient of the Bram Stoker Award; The Portable Obituary (HarperCollins); God’s Lunatics (HarperCollins); Genius and Heroin (HarperCollins); The Big Book of Beasts (William Morrow)

Craig LarsenThe Second Winter (Other Press), winner of the National Indie Excellence Award for Literary Fiction; Mania (Kensington), debuted at #2 on’s Kindle Store bestsellers list

Joe LaydenA Smile as Big as the Moon (St. Martin’s), film rights acquired by Jerry Bruckheimer Productions and Walt Disney Pictures; The Rock Says with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (HarperCollins), international bestseller; coauthor with Cary Elwes, As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride (Simon & Schuster), #1 New York Times bestseller; coauthor with Dr. Peter Salgo, Heart of the Matter (Harper); The Last Great Fight: Mike Tyson, Buster Douglas and the Day That Changed Boxing (St. Martin’s Griffin)

Arnold Mann – coauthor with the world’s foremost neurosurgeon, Keith Black, MD, Brain Surgeon: A Doctor’s Inspiring Encounters with Mortality and Miracles (Hachette); They’re Poisoning Us! From the Gulf War to the Gulf of Mexico, An Investigative Report (34th Street Press)

Cilla McCainMurder in Baker Company: How Four American Soldiers Killed One of Their Own (Chicago Review Press)

Patricia MorenoThe IntenSati Method: The Seven Secret Principles to Thinner Peace (Simon Spotlight)

Peter Mountford – winner of the Gar LaSalle Storyteller Award; The Dismal Science (Tin House), New York Times Editors’ Choice Book; A Young Man’s Guide to Late Capitalism (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), winner of the Washington State Book Award, in development for television by Campanario Entertainment

Kathy PasseroLaguna Beach: The Early Years (Simon & Schuster/MTV Books), New York Times bestseller; coauthor with Rod Englert, Blood Secrets: Chronicles of a Crime Scene Reconstructionist (Thomas Dunne/St. Martin’s Press)

Mira PtacinPoor Your Soul (Soho Press), winner of the Maine Literary Award, Kirkus Best Book of the Year; The In-Betweens (Liveright-Norton)

Burton Rocks – coauthor, Bob Feller’s Little Black Book of Baseball Wisdom (Contemporary Books); Me and My Dad with Paul O’Neill (William Morrow), New York Times bestseller

Chudney RossLone Bean (Harper Children’s)

Yann RousselotDawn of the Algorithm (Inkshares)

Laura Vaccaro Seeger – Emmy Award-winning artist and animator; Green (Roaring Brook Press), a Caldecott Honor Book, New York Times bestseller; First The Egg (Roaring Brook Press), a Caldecott Honor Book and recipient of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor, New York Times bestseller, New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year; One Boy (Running Brook Press), recipient of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor, Publishers Weekly Book of the Year; Dog and Bear (Roaring Brook Press)

Joel Selvin – coauthor with Sammy Hagar, Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock (It Books/HarperCollins), #1 New York Times bestseller; Summer of Love: The Inside Story of LSD (Cooper Square Press); Ricky Nelson: Idol for a Generation (Contemporary Books), nominated for the Ralph J. Gleason Award as Music Book of the Year

Mia St. John – WBC Super Welterweight Champion of the world; The Knockout Workout: 3 Winning Steps to Improve Your Body and Your Life with Robert Wolff (John Wiley & Sons)

Edward StantonWide as the Wind (Open Books Press), recipient of the Next Generation Indie Book Award, the Silver Feathered Quill Award, and the Silver Moonbeam Children’s Book Award; Hemingway and Spain: A Pursuit (University of Washington Press); Road of Stars to Santiago (University Press of Kentucky); VIDAS: Deep in Mexico and Spain (Waterside Productions)

Lisa TaddeoThree Women (Simon & Schuster), #1 New York Times bestseller, forthcoming Showtime series; Animal (Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster); Ghost Lover (forthcoming, Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster); “42” in New England Review, 2017 Pushcart Prize winner; “A Suburban Weekend” in Granta, 2019 Pushcart Prize winner; “Lebron James: The Rise of the Superathlete” in Esquire, (Best American Sports Writing); “The Man Who Made Obama” in Esquire (Best American Political Writing)

Robert TuchmanYoung Guns: The Fearless Entrepreneur’s Guide to Chasing Your Dreams and Breaking Out on Your Own (AMACOM); The 100 Sporting Events You Must See Live: An Insider’s Guide to Creating the Sports Experience of a Lifetime (BenBella)

Julie TriminghamWay Elsewhere (Lettered Streets Press); Mockingbird (MP Publishing)

Jericho VincentCut Me Loose: Sin and Salvation After My Ultra-Orthodox Girlhood (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday)

A.J. Vrana – The Chaos Cycle series: The Hollow Gods (Parliament House Press); The Echoed Realm (Parliament House Press)

Dr. Belisa VranichGet a Grip: Your Two Week Mental Makeover (Wiley); Boys Lie: How Not to Get Played (HCI); Breathe (The Breathing Class Press); The Seven Beliefs: A Step-By-Step Guide to Help Latinas Recognize and Overcome Depression (Rayo)

Buddy Wakefield – two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Champion; Gentleman Practice (Write Bloody Publishing); Live For A Living (Write Bloody Publishing); Some They Can’t Contain (The Wordsmith Press; reissued by Write Bloody Publishing)

Elissa WashutaWhite Magic (Tin House); My Body Is a Book of Rules (Red Hen Press); Starvation Mode (Instant Future); coeditor with Theresa Warburton, Shapes of Native Nonfiction: Collected Essays by Contemporary Writers (University of Washington Press)

Kara WeissLate Lights (Colony Collapse Press), winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Award

Aurelia WillsSomeone I Wanted To Be (Candlewick Press)