In more than 30 years of acquiring both fiction and nonfiction, I am proud to have published the following titles, among many more:
SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY
Encounter with Tiber, Buzz Aldrin and John Barnes
Dark Matter: A Century of Science Fiction from the African Diaspora, edited by Sheree Renee Thomas (winner of the World Fantasy Award)
Empire of Ivory, Naomi Novik (New York Times bestseller)
Hyperion (winner of the Hugo Award), Dan Simmons
Parable of the Talents (winner of the Nebula Award), Octavia Butler
The Deed of Paksenarrion, Elizabeth Moon
The Baker's Boy, J.V. Jones
Golden Trillium, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Julian May, and Andre Norton
The Reality Dysfunction, Peter F. Hamilton
Midnight Robber, Nalo Hopkinson
Armageddon's Children (New York Times bestseller), Terry Brooks
Riptide, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Without Warning, John Birmingham
The Flight, Clair Runyan
The Brass Bed, Jennifer Stevenson
The Hacker Crackdown, Bruce Sterling
Sometimes the Magic Works, Terry Brooks
Freedom in the Family: A Mother-Daughter Memoir of the fight for Civil Rights, Tananarive Due and Patricia Stephens Due
You Just Don't Duct Tape a Baby: True Tales and Sensible Suggestions from a Veteran Pediatrician, Dr. Norman Weinberger and Alison Pohn
The Exile, Diana Gabaldon
In Odd We Trust, Dean Koontz and Queenie Chan
Blood Work, Kim Harrison
Betsy was a good, tough editor from day one, and she made every one of my books better as a consequence of her thorough and thoughtful editing.
Betsy has been my editor, off and on, for stories and books spanning nearly my entire career. She remains one of the best and brightest in the business, and I look forward to working with her again in the future.
Betsy Mitchell is hands-down the best editor I've ever had. What makes her such a great editor for writers at every phase of their career? Her ability to discern what the writer is trying to do--to get into a writer's back-brain, into the core of the writer's idea, rather than derail the book and try to make it fit her own ideas. And she can communicate what she perceives tactfully enough for the thin-skinned to endure and firmly enough for the stubborn to hear, all in the service of making the writer's book better. --Elizabeth Moon, author of The Deed of Paksenarrion and the Vatta's War series
Betsy Mitchell is the kind of professional editor that no author should be without. In the decade I've worked with her she has always provided insightful and accurate comments on my first draft manuscripts which helped turn those books into bestsellers on both sides of the Atlantic. She fully understands the principles of narrative and character, and how these should be combined to enhance any story. I don't know how I'd manage without her.
--Peter F. Hamilton, New York Times bestselling author of Pandora's Star
Betsy Mitchell helped me turn a rough, ragged thriller into a novel I was proud to publish. It was a privilege to work with and learn from her.
--Harry Connolly, author of Child of Fire, a Publishers Weekly "Best 100 Books of 2009" selection