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Tamson Weston

I am a published children's book author and editor with over 15 years experience at various publishing houses including HarperCollins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Disney Hyperion. I have edited many acclaimed and award-winning books for children of all ages. I love to collaborate with people and help authors, illustrators, agents and publishers bring projects to their full potential.


years experience: 15
SKILLS
Developmental editing, Proposal writing/editing, Book Doctor, Line-editing, Writing, Ghost-writing, Copywriting, Fiction writing
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Juvenile fiction, Children's books
TRADE REFERENCES
Tamson has always been one of my favorite editors. I've worked with her for several years on many different projects, and she's truly someone who appreciates and savors the art of book-making; she loves every decision that goes into making a book and won't stop working on something until it's as perfect as it can be. She's a kind, patient person who loves working with authors and illustrators, and is completely invested in the world of children's books.
--Steven Malk, agent, Writer's House

Tamson understands the picture book, and her love for the form is deep. She's a terrific editor who never forces her vision onto a book, but instead amplifies and brightens the story that is already there. Her taste is impeccable. I trust her completely.
--Mac Barnett, author of Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem and OH NO!

Tamson Weston makes my books better. Everybody should have one.
--Adam Rex, author of Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, Smekday and Fat Vampire

MOST RECENT PROJECTS
Murder Afloat by Jane Conly; Super Chicken Nugget Boy and The Pizza Planet People by Josh Lewis, Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Adam Rex
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich by Adam Rex, Oh No! by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Dan Santat
MOST RECENT PURCHASES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
Poison by Bridget Zinn
SPECIALIZED TRAINING, WORK EXPERIENCE, HONORS
I have an MFA in creative writing and literature, I have published poetry and a picture book and I have worked as an editor for over fifteen years.