Alicia’s input on my work forced me to push myself and my book beyond the average to something I could be really proud of. It’s very easy to get frustrated by your editor constantly bouncing your rewrites, but Alicia seemed to make “No, not right, do it again” a really insightful process. She communicated her points to me in a way that made sense and that showed me where I was going wrong. Throughout the process I felt that she cared about my work and making it all that it could be. The way she gives feedback and advice is like talking to an old friend, effortless and fun. It was a pleasure to work with her and I can’t express how much better my chapters were after her input. She made my book awesome and taught me a lot. Needless to say I’ve already told my publisher I want all my work to go to her in the future. —A L Bates