DEBORAH HALVERSON has been working with authors—bestsellers, veterans, debut, and aspiring—for over fifteen years. The books she’s edited have garnered top industry awards, and many of the aspiring writers she’s coached have landed agent representation and lucrative book deals.
“Deborah’s feedback is smart and focused. She makes the kind of comments you can really do something with. My manuscript was sold at auction for a 2-book deal.”–Jeff Hirsch, author
“Deborah’s perceptive editorial remarks helped me look at my manuscript in a whole new way and gently pushed me and my book to a higher level. After implementing Deborah’s suggestions, I received a 2-book publication deal. Her concise, discerning suggestions taught me many skills I have carried over in the crafting of other novels.”–Kristen Landon, author
“My manuscript received two offers and both publishers agreed to have a two-book offer…. Your touch brought the book to a higher level. I couldn’t thank you enough for that.”–Ji-li Jiang, author
“Deborah is an insightful editor who goes above and beyond what I expected. She has a way of communicating her thoughts in a gently constructive way that makes sense. I incorporated her comments into the revision of my manuscript, LARA’S GIFT, and landed a contract with Knopf.”–Annemarie O’Brien, author
“Deborah is not only an excellent, discerning, and responsive editor, she is also a great pleasure to work with. She has a fine command of language and a great sense of story.”–Jean Ferris, author
“Deborah is a crackerjack editor–creative, caring, and clever–and those are just the C’s.”–Kathleen Krull, author
“In addition to being a keen editor with discerning tastes and inspired vision, Deborah is also an enormously talented writer who is tuned in to the interests and issues that engage young readers. Her energy, experience, enthusiasm, and knowledge make her an extraordinary teacher. She is a clear and engaging communicator, and her sly sense of humor sparkles.”–Robin Cruise, publisher, author