I’m an independent editor and packager of fiction and nonfiction. I specialize in graphic novels, developing and managing projects for writers, artists, literary agents, and publishers. For more details, see Services.
I’m from Northern California by way of Kentucky and West Africa, earning a BA in visual arts at Brown University with coursework at the Rhode Island School of Design.
As a senior editor at the DC Comics/Vertigo imprint, I acquired and edited award-winning original graphic novels, including Cairo, Cuba: My Revolution, Gone to Amerikay, Shooters, and Bad Houses. Awards include the Eisner Award, Harvey Award, Best Graphic Story from the International Horror Guild, the Glyph Comics Award and Best American Comics 2013. As a DC Universe editor, I edited The Flash, Birds of Prey, and Batman, and directed the Kids Line imprint of Warner Bros. and Cartoon Network comic titles. For more on selected titles, please see Book Projects.
I’m the creator of the syndicated comic strip Bitter Girl, and my work has appeared in the Village Voice, The Advocate, Ms. Magazine, Women’s Review of Books, and numerous indie comics titles. To see clips, please stop in at the Gallery.
I’m a faculty member at the Maryland Institute College of Art and John Jay College of Criminal Justice; a member of the PowderKeg writers’ residency; and a board member of Symbolia, the tablet magazine of illustrated journalism. I’m also a founder of the independent editorial group 5E ; visit our Facebook page or contact me to receive our quarterly newsletter.