"Kristen Weber is a truly professional editor. She treats authors with consideration
and their work with care and sensitivity. She is always prompt and responsive.
You are in good hands with Kristen."
- Dominick Abel, Dominick
Abel Literary Agency, Inc.
"I always appreciated the
way Kristen honored writers' intentions while helping their manuscript reach its
full potential. It's a comfort to know that with experience as an acquiring editor
for two major houses, Kristen knows what agents and editors are really looking
- Christina Hogrebe, Jane Rotrosen Agency
known Kristen for years and was thrilled when we were able to find a project to
work together on. She has a keen editorial eye and really knows what it takes
to make a book a success, as evidenced by the vast number of award-winning projects
she has edited. There's no question I would recommend Kristen to anyone seeking
the best in editorial guidance."
- Jessica Faust, BookEnds,
"Kristen Weber is the consummate editor. While she was at Penguin, I worked with
her on two mysteries and gained greatly from her expertise. She crawls directly
into your writing, embraces all its components, and suggests ways to make it even
stronger and more viable. I found her smart, professional,insightful, and she
knows the publishing business thoroughly. On top of all that, she's very nice!
I don't think they come any better. "
Goldenbaum, author of DEATH BY CASHMERE and PATTERNS IN THE SAND
"Kristen Weber took me on as a rookie and shepherded me through three novels in
eighteen months. She's extremely bright and insightful, she knows the elements
of story and character better than most writers, and she's accessible and courteous.
In sum, she was an absolute pleasure to work with. I'll miss her."
Scott Pratt, author
of AN INNOCENT CLIENT, IN GOOD FAITH, and INJUSTICE FOR ALL
"Kristen Weber is a remarkably talented editor--smart, savvy, and always a pleasure
to work with. I was blessed to have had her guidance as a fledgling author at
Mysterious Press and attribute a great deal of my first novel's success to Kristen's
dedication, precision, and impeccable taste. Since Maxwell Perkins is no longer
with us, you could not entrust your manuscript to a finer editor."
Cornelia Read, author
of A FIELD OF DARKNESS
"Kristen Weber is a uniquely talented
editor with an extraordinary ability to help structure a complete manuscript or
hone specific scenes, characters and pacing. Whether you're looking for help with
overall story structure or fine-tuning a manuscript before sending it out to agents,
Kristen is the editor you need. I'm one of the lucky ones whose work caught Kristen's
eye when she was an in house editor. She took my first novel, Forcing Amaryllis,
with all its new-born naiveté, and taught it how to dance. That book went on to
win the Shamus Award for Best First Novel. She provides editorial help at its
best. I'm living proof."
Ure, author of FORCING AMARYLLIS, THE FAULT TREE, and LIAR'S ANONYMOUS
"Kristen Weber edited my first five books, and her insights and instincts were
always spot on. Her experience and skills as an editor helped me go that extra
mile and write a better book. She was a pleasure to work with, always accessible,
enthusiastic, and gentle but firm when she had to be."
E. Olson, author of the Annie Seymour mystery series and THE MISSING INK (Obsidan,
"I worked closely with Kristen Weber over the course
of several years and eight novels at Penguin/New American Library/Obsidian. She
is a dedicated, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable editor who brings out the best
in the writers that she works with. Kristen is also well-liked and widely respected
throughout the publishing industry. Her support, creativity, and willingness to
take chances are why the MONK books have been such a big success. You can count
on her bringing those same great creative instincts and exceptional people skills
to whatever new projects and challenges that she takes on."
"Kristen was easy to work with, had an excellent eye for what needed re-working,
and was always responsive when I sent her emails. I don't think you could do any
better for a private editor. She has the best possible experience, having worked
with some of the biggest houses-that means she knows what they are looking for."
Lowe, author of POISON PEN, WRITTEN IN BLOOD, and DEAD WRITE (Obsidian)
"Kristen Weber was wonderful to work with. To other writers I say this: she's
on your side. She's experienced and she has people skills, she listens."
Beattie, author of THE LANGUAGE OF EVIL
"When I first contacted Kristen, I was confused
by conflicting feedback on my manuscript. She gave me permission
to tell my story, my way. She made herself at home in my world,
made friends with my characters, asked all the right questions,
and made all the right observations. She gave me confidence in
my own work, and in the end helped me tell the story I wanted
to tell in the strongest way possible."
M. Boyer, author of LOWCOUNTRY BOIL
(Golden Heart Finalist® / Henery Press, September, 2012)
"Kristen Weber brings sophisticated Big Six editing
skills to her clients. Smart, knowledgeable, and insightful, she
is excellent at suggesting remedies for problems, not just identifying
the problem itself."
Levine, author of the Jake Lassiter series