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 (River Grove Books); Live to Tape (Page Publishing); Live to the Network (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), winner of the American Historical Association’s Marraro Prize for Best Book in Italian History

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 and the LA Book Prize for debut fiction, New York Times Notable Book, winner of the Lillian Smith Book Award, recipient of the Weatherford Award and the Balcones Fiction Prize, 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)

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 Sean Astin, There and Back Again: An Actor’s Tale (St. Martin’s), New York Times bestseller; coauthor with Dr. Peter Salgo, Heart of the Matter (Harper)

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)

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)

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)

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 Award for Young Adult Fiction; 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 Starz series; Animal (Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster), film rights acquired by MGM and Plan B Entertainment; Ghost Lover (Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster); “Lois & Varga” in Granta, forthcoming Amazon limited series; “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)

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 duology: 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), finalist for the PEN Open Book Award; 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)