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. The Vertigo horror anthology Flinch won Best Graphic Story from the International Horror Guild; the Justice League miniseries Vixen: Return of the Lion won a Glyph Comics Award. As a DC Universe editor, I edited The Flash, Birds of Prey, and Batman, and worked extensively with Warner Bros. and Cartoon Network as managing editor of the Kids Line. 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, a member of the PowderKeg writers’ residency and a principal of the independent editorial group 5E (download the latest newsletter here.) I also serve on the editorial advisory board of Symbolia, the tablet magazine of illustrated journalism.