I have been obsessed with stories for almost as long as I’ve been alive. As far back as I can remember, the only thing I’ve ever really wanted to do at any given time was stick my nose in a great book—immerse myself in another world, get inside the heads of interesting characters, analyze and agonize over their conflicts, and celebrate their victories with joy of my own.
This love of story drove me to attend film school, where I was exposed to a wealth of information about how to craft a powerful narrative and present it in an engaging manner. I earned a BA in Cinematic Arts from the University of Southern California, and then I realized that the film/TV industry just wasn’t right for me; I prefer to work on projects alone or with one or two partners rather than as part of a huge team, and I also prefer to be able to switch my focus periodically between big-picture and small-picture analysis. And try as I might, I just couldn’t shake my immense appreciation for the written word.
So here I am, back where I started and where I realize now I probably should have stayed all along: with my nose constantly in a book. And there is nothing that brings me greater satisfaction than playing a role in bringing those books to fruition. When I can look at a story not only as a reader, but also with the goal of ensuring that it becomes the best possible version of itself, I am ecstatic. The more stories there are out in the world that are enticing, impactful, and finessed, the better the world will be. I edit because I love the rush of knowing I am helping to make that happen.