Hi, I’m Michele, a former children’s
book editor with a passion for the
Michele Coppola Ames
I was a children’s book editor for ten years before starting my own business. I’ve worked at a number of large publishing houses, including Little, Brown; Simon & Schuster; William Morrow; Penguin; and Clarion Books.
Among the authors I’ve worked with are Frank Asch (author of the Moonbear series), Andrew Clements (author of the best-selling novel Frindle), Kitty Griffin, David Lubar, Roni Schotter, Marilyn Singer, and Jane Breskin Zalben.
I’ve worked on books for all ages and in a range of formats—picture books, chapter books, and novels—and I love both fiction and nonfiction.
In addition, I’m a certified English teacher with a Master’s in Education from Fairfield University. I love to teach the craft of writing and work one-on-one with writers to bring out the best in their writing.
I’m a writer, too, so I wear both hats. I wrote the libretto for an opera based on Rumpelstiltskin that was performed in 2012 at Opera America in New York City.
I’m currently working on several projects for children and am represented by the Transatlantic Literary Agency.
I offer workshops tailored to your specific needs—either in person or via Zoom, a digital platform used for “virtual” meetings. Workshops are interactive and may involve feedback from me on your work.