In her nearly thirty-year career in publishing, Jaime Levine has worked at multiple prominent publishing companies including Warner Books, Grand Central Publishing, William Morrow Books, Thomas Dunne Books (an imprint of St. Martin’s Press), and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, where she discovered new talent, nurtured authors across many stages of writing and publishing achievement, celebrated titles reaching bestseller status and starred reviews, and saw authors and titles win awards. She was an editorial director of a fantasy/science fiction imprint and publisher of a small independent press during a period of high growth, giving her greater insight into aspects of the business and infrastructure of publishing. Additionally, she has been an independent editor working with aspiring writers and authors who self-publish, giving her insight into the experience of creators who aren’t a part of the traditional machine.
Jaime specializes in commercial fiction, specifically the genres of fantasy, science fiction, horror (for adults and young adults) as well as suspense, crime, mystery, and thrillers. She has worked with F/SF authors, including the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien, Veronica Roth, Hugh Howey, Octavia Butler, Jacqueline Carey, Michael Moorcock, Benjamin Percy, the Estate of Arthur C. Clarke, Nalo Hopkinson, and David Eddings. She has worked with YA authors including Lauren De Stefano, Renée Ahdieh, and April Daniels. In the genres of thrillers, suspense, mystery, and crime, she has worked with Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, getting them their first #1 New York Times bestseller in hardcover for Cold Vengeance, the estate of Robert Ludlum, Eric Van Lustbader, Jamie Freveletti, Kyle Mills, Derek B. Miller, Walter Mosley, and the estate of Ian Fleming.
Jaime’s love of the art and craft of writing and storytelling dovetails with a mission of nurturing creative talent at any point in its trajectory. To that end, she routinely performs seminars, lectures, and discussions about craft and professional development for writers at conferences, classes, and private writing groups.