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Stacy Abrams started in the publishing industry in 2002, most recently leaving a seven-year stint at Bloomsbury Publishing’s children’s division to join the Entangled team. Stacy has edited such award-winning and high-caliber YA authors as Jessica Warman, Tracy Deebs, Alex Scarrow, and Michelle Rowen, among many others, and her books have earned starred reviews from all the major review journals. In addition to editing, she has been a freelance copy editor for several major New York publishing houses. She earned her Bachelor’s in English at Northwestern University and currently resides in New York City with her husband and too-cute puppy. Find her on Twitter at @StacyAbramsEdit.
Stacy loves working on contemporary teen stories, even if they have a supernatural bend. Some of her favorite projects she’s edited have been Jessica Warman’s Between (contemporary ghost/murder mystery story), Tracy Deebs’s Tempest series (mermaid paranormal romance), and Loretta Ellsworth’s In a Heartbeat (dual narratives from the POV of an organ donor and recipient). She’d love to see more psychological thrillers, unique paranormal creatures, time travel, gritty across-the-tracks romances, or a historical set in the twentieth century. In the adult genre, Stacy loves light contemporary romances, ripped-from-the-headlines thrillers, friendship stories, and suspense. She doesn’t tend to lean toward vampires, zombies, adult historicals, or high-heat levels—though if any one were done in just the right way, she wouldn’t say no!
Heather Howland began editing in the legal, industrial, and technical sectors eight years ago while working as a Production Manager. Before joining the Entangled family, she worked as a freelance editor and as the acquisitions editor of a small romance publisher. She now edits popular authors such as USA Today bestseller Cari Quinn, Amy Andrews, and Laura Kaye, as well as up-and-coming authors Tonya Burrows, Leah Rae Miller, and Katee Robert. Heather holds a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and psychology, and regularly teaches craft workshops for various organizations. Find her on Twitter at @HeatherHowland.
She loves scintillating category reads with a healthy dose of humor, as well as dark paranormal worlds, quirky sci-fi, cyberpunk, biopunk, flirty contemporary romance, unexpected fairytale retellings, and lighthearted comedies in both the adult and young adult genres. While she’ll look at anything with a fantastic voice, Heather generally avoids cozies, urban fantasy, historical, hard sci-fi, high fantasy, shifters, zombies, and Plain Jane heroines.
Alycia Tornetta is an assistant editor at Entangled Publishing, where she works with Stacy Cantor Abrams on YA and adult romance books. She previously interned at Hodder Children’s Books of Hachette UK, Penguin Press UK, Octopus Books, and D4EO Literary Agency. You can follow her on Twitter at @weechagirl.