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Editorial and Acquisitions

Juliet Ullman, Editor-In-Chief

  A former Senior Editor at Random House and Editor in Chief at Pugilist Press, Juliet has extensive experience in both acquisitions and development editing.  She is an award-winning editor with extensive experience in trade publication, both corporate and independent, with a particular interest in branding and development. In her own words, she works with “author, imprint, identity — I find the story inside the story, and help you tell it. This is what I do.” Her specialties include intensive developmental/structural editing, branding, and identity. In 2010, she won a coveted Hugo Award for Best Professional Editor in speculative fiction.  

Christopher Golden, Development Editor

Christopher Golden is the award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as The Myth Hunters, Wildwood Road, The Boys Are Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, Of Saints and Shadows, and (with Tim Lebbon) The Map of Moments. He has also written books for teens and young adults, including Poison Ink, Soulless, and the thriller series Body of Evidence, honored by the New York Public Library and chosen as one of YALSA’s Best Books for Young Readers. Upcoming teen novels include a new series of hardcover YA fantasy novels co-authored with Tim Lebbon and entitled The Secret Journeys of Jack London. A lifelong fan of the “team-up,” Chris frequently collaborates with other writers on books, comics, and scripts. In addition to his recent work with Tim Lebbon, he co-wrote the lavishly illustrated novel Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire with Mike Mignola. With Thomas E. Sniegoski, he is the co-author of multiple novels, as well as comic book miniseries such as Talent and The Sisterhood, both currently in development as feature films. With Amber Benson, Chris co-created the online animated series Ghosts of Albion and co-wrote the book series of the same name. As an editor, he has worked on the short story anthologies The New Dead and British Invasion, among others, and has also written and co-written comic books, video games, screenplays, the online animated series Ghosts of Albion (with Amber Benson) and a network television pilot. The author is also known for his many media tie-in works, including novels, comics, and video games, in the worlds of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hellboy, Angel, and X-Men, among others. Chris was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his family. His original novels have been published in fourteen languages in countries around the world.  

Incubation Mentors

Candice Alger

  Before selling her company, Giant Studios, to filmmaker James Cameron, Candace served as CEO and Executive Producer, leading ground-breaking motion capture and visual effects for films like Avatar, The Lord of the Rings, Iron Man, The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, The Incredible Hulk, Warcraft, and many others. Since selling Giant, Candice has been a practice professor at Georgia State University, where she has helped design and build the world’s most advanced virtual production laboratory and has mentored content development with various arts organizations. Previously, as Senior Vice President, she designed and built the satellite broadcast origination and post-production businesses at Crawford Communications.

Lou Aronica

Lou Aronica started the Spectra imprint at Bantam when he was 27 years old. His first acquisition for Bantam Spectra, David Brin’s Startide Rising, won a Hugo and a Nebula award. Bantam Spectra went on to publish New York Times bestsellers for Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, Raymond Feist, William Gibson, Neal Stephenson, and Neil Gaiman. During this phase of his career, Aronica acquired five consecutive winners of the Nebula award. His Full Spectrum anthology series ran 5 volumes. Full Spectrum 4, co-edited with Amy Stout and Betsy Mitchell, won the 1994 World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology. He also started the Star Wars book publishing program. As Mass Market Publisher for Bantam, he launched the Crime Line mystery imprint and worked with bestselling authors Elizabeth George, Robert Crais, and Diane Mott Davidson. After leaving Bantam in 1994, he became Publisher of the Berkley Publishing Group, where he started two imprints, Boulevard and Signature. During this time, he acquired and edited futuristic mysteries by J.D. Robb (a pen name of author Nora Roberts). In 1995, Aronica became Senior Vice President and Publisher for Avon Books, where he launched the Eos science fiction and fantasy imprint and expanded Avon’s romance books program. The author list at Eos has included Raymond Feist, Gregory Benford, Ben Bova, Sheri Tepper, and Dennis Danvers. He left Avon in 1999 after the acquisition of the company by The News Corporation. Since leaving Avon, he has co-authored several books, including The Culture Code with Clotaire Rapaille. His novels The Forever Year and Flash and Dazzle were published under the pen name Ronald Anthony. In 2003, he established The Fiction Studio, a creative development company with a publishing imprint for new authors, and in 2008, with literary manager Peter Miller, he established The Story Plant, a small commercial imprint for strong genre authors.

Peter Miller

Peter Miller has been a prolific literary and film manager for several decades and is President and CEO of Global Lion Intellectual Property Management, Inc. (previously PMA Literary & Film Management Inc. and Millennium Lion, Inc. of New York). He has represented more than 1,400 books, including twenty-three New York Times bestsellers. In addition, his company has had twenty-three movies produced that he either managed, developed or executive produced. Three of those films have been nominated for Emmy Awards: Goodbye, Miss Fourth of July (The Disney Channel, with four nominations); A Gift of Love (Showtime, with two nominations); and Helter Skelter (CBS, with one nomination). In addition, Peter Miller has a number of film and television projects currently in active development, with some nearing production, in association with Warner Bros. Features, Paramount and many other producers and production companies. Known in both the publishing world and Hollywood as the “Literary Lion,” Peter Miller regularly attends colleges, universities, writing conferences, Book Expo America, the London International Book Fair, and the Frankfurt Book Fair. Peter Miller has established contacts nationally and internationally with publishers, international agents, authors, writers’ groups, and the media. Mr. Miller visits Los Angeles and New York regularly and stays in close contact with studio, network, cable and film production company executives as well as with West Coast-based agents, managers, screenwriters and directors.  He is also the author of Author! Screenwriter! How To Succeed As A Writer In New York and Hollywood.  

Chris Soth

  Writer/Director-Producer Chris Soth has authored more than 40 screenplays and is a frequent speaker on the topics of story structure and independent filmmaking, teaching screenwriters around the world how to write great screenplays AND pitch them for success. Chris is the writer of Firestorm, released by 20th Century Fox, and the independent hit Outrage: Born in Terror. He is currently developing a slate of independent films, the first of which, Don’t Fall Asleep, has just received distribution. His directorial debut, SafeWord, is presently in post-production. Chris has taught at USC and UCLA, and currently guides screenwriters from concept to FADE OUT using the “Mini-Movie Method” in his mentorship program at YourScreenplayMentor.com. His ebook “Million-Dollar Screenwriting: The Mini-Movie Method” and DVD “SOLD! How I Set Up Three Pitches in Hollywood,” among other great screenwriting resources, are available at MillionDollarScreenwriting.com.  

Paul Jenkins

  Paul Jenkins is a television and film writer, producer, graphic novel writer, and novelist. Paul began his career at Mirage Studios in 1988, where he worked as editor/production manager. He edited Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird’s books, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and even negotiated their licensing deals. Leaving Mirage, Jenkins followed Eastman to Tundra, another Eastman publishing venture. He once again took up editing duties, and also headed licensing and promotions. Jenkins pitched to several companies as a writer and landed a gig for DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint. In 1994, he took over as writer of Hellblazer. His work on this title gained him attention in the American comic industry. Paul’s Marvel Comics career began in 1998, when he worked on reviving some of the company’s horror-themed properties. He and artist Jae Lee were responsible launching the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Marvel Knights series Inhumans. Jenkins and Lee followed up their collaboration with another five-issue Marvel Knights limited series, this time concerning The Sentry. Although the mentally tortured hero was an original creation of Jenkins and Lee’s, Marvel ran a marketing hoax claiming that the character was a long-lost Silver Age creation of Stan Lee himself. His other comic work has included Batman, Spider-man, and numerous original creations. His first novel, Curioddy, was published by Saint Martin’s in 2016.

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