I am currently a senior editor at Skyhorse Publishing, an independent publishing company with more than ten imprints.
I acquire cooking/lifestyle and its subcategories (crafting, travel, humor, mind/body/spirit, health/nutrition/diet, art/interior design, pets, and sex/sexuality). In the past, I have taken on adult and young adult fiction titles but am shifting my focus back to nonfiction (adult and children's) in the previously mentioned areas.
I enjoy working with debut authors and I don't tend to shy away from projects that may need a bit more development and attention than others. Please examine my past acquisitions and review the genres in which I'm currently acquiring and query me if you think you have something I'd like! Please include the name of the project in the subject of the email.
Since Skyhorse allows direct submissions to its editors, we receive many (many) proposals every day. Please allow me a few weeks to evaluate your proposal, but do feel welcome to send a follow up if I haven't confirmed receipt. Fiction will take me longer to review than nonfiction, as I like to read the entire manuscript, if possible.
On a side note, I am also taking on freelance clients looking for help with their query letters, cover copy, manuscripts, or short stories. Please visit my website at nicolefrail.com for services available. Note this service is not available through my full-time employer.