Dan Lazar

“Jim Thomas is an extraordinary editor. His knowledge of the children’s book market ranges from the youngest readers just learning to pick up their own chapter books to the farthest reaches of teen and new adult. From the silly, funny, and frothy to the serious, sophisticated, and edgy. I’ve seen Jim work side-by-side with authors to dismantle a manuscript and rebuild the story from the ground up, resulting in a better, faster, stronger book that is more saleable, yes, but also a worthier book at its heart. And most importantly, he understands what the author needs—when to push, and when to listen. I highly recommend him.”

Dan Lazar, Writers House