book editing & development

I’m a book packager and developmental editor specializing in cookbooks, kids/teens interest, and art/craft books. Below are titles I’ve developed, including titles from my time as Senior Editor for Callisto Media, a trade non-fiction publisher.



Consent. The New Rules of Sex Education

Every Teen's Guide to Healthy Sexual Relationships
by Jennifer Lang, MD

A contemporary guide to sex education that answers the most pressing questions teens and young adults have about dating, relationships, consent, and sexual safety. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Jennifer Lang delivers a frank, compassionate, and evidence-based guide to healthy sexual relationships, focusing on the crucial role of consent in sex education Teens and young adults will find the information they need to make empowered choices about their bodies, their desires, and their boundaries in Consent.

Kid Chef

Healthy Recipes and Culinary Skills for the New Cook in the Kitchen
by Melina Hammer
Foreword by Bryant Terry

Forget cartoons of flying strawberries and recipes for smiley-face pancakes. Part cooking school and part cookbook, Kid Chef is for aspiring young chefs who want to bring their skills to the table—and make dishes the whole family can be proud of. Delivering a crash course in culinary training for kids ages 8 to 13, they will practice core lessons to increase their kitchen know-how. Featuring over 75 healthy and tasty recipes with easy-to-understand instructions, Kid Chef will be sure to satisfy the curiosity and bellies of young foodies everywhere.

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Kid Chef Bakes

The Kids Cookbook for Aspiring Bakers
by Lisa Huff

When a child is ready to take the spatula into his or her hands, it can be difficult to find recipes suited to their level, ability, and tastes that also capture their interest. Catering to ambitious chefs ages 8–13, this kids cookbook and culinary crash course shows your chef-in-training what it takes to bake from start to finish. With tips for prepping and setting up the kitchen, tutorials fostering basic skills, and sweet recipes that parents will love, Kid Chef Bakes is a kids cookbook to inspire the aspiring chef.

Family Style

Authentic Recipes from My Culinary Journey Through China
by Shanti christensen
Foreword by Bee Yin Low 

Shanti Christensen knows a thing or two about what makes Chinese food authentic. As food editor for Time Out Beijing and an avid traveller, Shanti soaked up China’s culture and food. But the best cuisine she experienced wasn’t from five-star restaurants, but rather from the family kitchens of locals. Family Style is an assemblage of family recipes that Shanti collected during her time with families throughout China. Presented alongside endearing stories, these recipes form a Chinese cookbook that evokes a truly unique experience to excite your curious spirit and surprise your adventurous palate.

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Lemongrass, Ginger and Mint

Classic Vietnamese Street Food Made at Home
by Linh Nguyen

Author Linh Nguyen has been cooking Vietnamese food since she can remember. Her culinary style draws upon inspiration she’s found everywhere―from the recipes of her childhood in the countryside to the local street food vendors in Hanoi and the culinary diversity of New York City.From her current home in Hội An, Linh has created Lemongrass, Ginger and Mint―a collection of easy-to-follow recipes that hold true to the roots of Vietnamese cooking. In this Vietnamese cookbook, you’ll enjoy the straightforward simplicity that comes from years of homegrown expertise.

The Healthy Wok

Fresh Recipes to Sizzle, Steam, and Stir-Fry Restaurant Favorites at Home
by Charmaine Ferrara

When Charmaine Ferrara moved from Malaysia to America more than 15 years ago, she was struck by the difference between the American adaptation of Chinese food and the traditional Chinese fare she’d grown up on. Charmaine began experimenting with her wok, recalling how her mother and grandmother made dishes, to recreate the meals she was missing. Since then, she’s devoted herself to showing others how simple it is to create delicious Chinese recipes the way they were intended―fresh, flavorful, and light―and in her first Chinese cookbook, Charmaine does exactly that.

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The Whole 9 Months

A Week-By-Week Pregnancy Nutrition Guide with Recipes for a Healthy Star
by Jennifer Lang, MD with Dana Angelo White, MS, RD
Foreword by Jessica Alba

Good for baby, good for you: Every mom-to-be knows how important it is to pick the right foods when you’re eating for two―but the information overload on pre-natal nutrition can be stressful and time-consuming. The Whole Nine Months is your all-in-one pregnancy book with simple nutritional guidelines, up-to-date pregnancy research, and real mom-to-mom advice. Through reading The Whole Nine Months you’ll discover how easy it can be to make good food choices for your body while growing a healthy, happy baby.

Cooking with Spices

100 Recipes for Blends, Marinades, and Sauces from Around the World
by Mark C. Stevens
Foreword by Martha Hall Foose

Knowing how to balance flavor and spice can transform a dish. But whether you’re looking to liven up what’s already in the refrigerator or trying something new, figuring out just the right blend of spices to use can be intimidating. Cooking with Spices is a comprehensive reference cookbook that explains the regional origins of spices from around the world and gives you easy-to-follow recipes for rubs, pastes, sauces, and blends. Cooking with Spices serves up recipes with a pinch of history to give your taste buds something to talk about.

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