Praise

Agents

“Kristen Weber is a truly professional editor. She treats authors with consideration and their work with care and sensitivity. She is always prompt and responsive. You are in good hands with Kristen.”

- Dominick Abel, Dominick Abel Literary Agency, Inc.

“I always appreciated the way Kristen honored writers’ intentions while helping their manuscript reach its full potential. It’s a comfort to know that with experience as an acquiring editor for two major houses, Kristen knows what agents and editors are really looking for.”

- Christina Hogrebe, Jane Rotrosen Agency

“I’ve known Kristen for years and was thrilled when we were able to find a project to work together on. She has a keen editorial eye and really knows what it takes to make a book a success, as evidenced by the vast number of award-winning projects she has edited. There’s no question I would recommend Kristen to anyone seeking the best in editorial guidance.”

- Jessica Faust, BookEnds, LLC


Authors

“I was a New York Times and USA today bestselling author when I contacted Kristen to help me repurpose my (fantasy) writing for the thriller market. My agent’s feedback on the manuscript indicated that it wasn’t ready for submission, yet I wasn’t sure how to fix it. Kristen saw the major developmental issues that were keeping my story from reaching its potential, and provided enough specific examples that I could then apply her criticism both globally and at the line level. I rewrote the text entirely, pushing myself and taking chances that I wouldn’t have otherwise taken. It was a fantastic editorial and learning experience, and the investment was offset by the resultant advance–the largest of my career. Best of all, I’m a better writer today because of it.”

-  New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Vicki Pettersson

“I’m honored to have worked with Kristen Weber for several years and look forward to working together for many more. Her editorial expertise and professionalism is exceptional, and the effort and patience she puts into her clients and their work is unparalleled. She is by far the most meticulous and knowledgable developmental editor I have ever come across, and I highly recommend her services.”

- New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melissa Foster

“I met Kristen through my first agent, who liked my book, Blood Orchids (now a bestseller with sales of over 200,000), but thought it needed a rewrite. Kristen was able to show me where I was tipping my hand and losing tension in the narrative. She was essential in helping me to avert writing disasters (like killing off the love interest in my series!). I’ve learned and improved incredibly under her tutelage. I can positively say that an investment in Kristen’s services will take you to the next level and recoup itself quickly in sales.”

- Toby Neal, bestselling author of The Lei Crime Series

“When I first contacted Kristen, I was confused by conflicting feedback on my manuscript. She gave me permission to tell my story, my way. She made herself at home in my world, made friends with my characters, asked all the right questions, and made all the right observations. She gave me confidence in my own work, and in the end helped me tell the story I wanted to tell in the strongest way possible.”

- Susan M. BoyerAgatha Award Winner and USA Today bestselling author of the Liz Talbot mystery series 

“Hiring Kristen to edit my first novel was the best career move I’ve made. She forced me to step back and examine the manuscript – something I wouldn’t have done on my own. By breaking the story down I found its heartbeat. Working with her was the best money I’ve ever spent. I came out the other side a better writer.”

- Terri Nolan, author of the Birdie Keane mystery series

“Kristen is a fabulous editor. Without her, I would still be floundering with unpublished manuscripts. She is extraordinarily giving, super-smart, knows everything about thriller and crime novels, and for me, has been an editor, guru and writer’s workshop rolled into one. She completely changed my writing life.”

- Mark Rubinstein, Author of Mad Dog House, Love Gone Mad and Mad Dog Justice

“My agent introduced me to Kristen after I had written, rewritten, and rewritten the first 150 pages of THE LINE (Witching Savannah Book 1), and was still incapable of working my way out of the maze of dead-ends I had written myself into. Kristen’s developmental insights lent me the birds-eye view I needed to find my way out of the morass. Her technical editing skills helped polish the text so that it was in a much better position to catch the eye of a publisher. I don’t believe the Witching Savannah series would ever have happened without Kristen’s magic.”

- J.D. Horn, author of the Witching Savannah series

“Kristen is a remarkably talented editor–smart, savvy, and always a pleasure to work with. I was blessed to have had her guidance as a fledgling author at Mysterious Press and attribute a great deal of my first novel’s success to Kristen’s dedication, precision, and impeccable taste. Since Maxwell Perkins is no longer with us, you could not entrust your manuscript to a finer editor.”

- Cornelia Read, author of A Field of  Darkness

“Kristen is the consummate editor. While she was at Penguin, I worked with her on two mysteries and gained greatly from her expertise. She crawls directly into your writing, embraces all its components, and suggests ways to make it even stronger and more viable. I found her smart, professional,insightful, and she knows the publishing business thoroughly. On top of all that, she’s very nice! I don’t think they come any better. ”

- Sally Goldenbaum, author of Death by Cashmere and Patterns in the Sand

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