Aaron Schlechter has over a decade of experience as an editor working in publishing houses both large and small, including The Overlook Press and Henry Holt and Company, where he was a Senior Editor.
Aaron has edited a wide variety of both literary and genre fiction including P. F. Kluge's Gone Tomorrow, which was named one of NPR's best books of the year; Kim Zupan's The Ploughmen; and Frank Deford's Bliss, Remembered. Mystery and thriller novels he has edited include R. J. Ellory's internationally bestselling A Quiet Believe in Angels, which was Strand Magazine's thriller of the year; Ted Kosmatka's Prophet of Bones; David Carkeet's From Away; and Guy Saville’s The Afrika Reich.
Notable nonfiction works Aaron has edited include Mark Derr’s How the Wolf Became the Dog, David Hayward Bain’s Bitter Waters, and the New York Times Best Sellers The Longest Road by Philip Caputo and The Midnight Assassin by Skip Hollandsworth.
Aaron's select booklist can be found below.
One of The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Top 10 Fiction titles of the Year
“A sharply observed yet tender novel…A quirky, tart yet unexpectedly generous story.” - The New York Times
“A sparkling new novel, witty and astute.” - Entertainment Weekly
"A mesmerizing tale whose intrigue will pull you from one page to the next without pause…R.J. Ellory's remarkable talent for probing the unknown establishes him as the master of the genre." - Clive Cussler
“A remarkable novel, beautifully executed and dark as pitch. It’s almost hard to believe that it’s a debut...It’s absolutely beautiful, from its tragic opening scene to its tough, necessary end.” - NPR
“I'm not sure how Carkeet does it, but I'm glad he does. Fresh and unafraid. Enjoyment guaranteed." - T. Jefferson Parker
“Beautifully plotted, emotionally resonant and, most of all, hilarious." - Jonathan Kellerman
"Undoubtedly modern America’s finest literary tribute to the baseball since Bernard Malamud’s novel The Natural." - The Chicago Tribune
“Ted Kosmatka is both an excellent writer and a hell of a storyteller…Prophet of Bones is truly hard to put down. This is what a novel is about” - Nelson DeMille
"If Stephen Hawking and Stephen King wrote a novel together, you'd get The Flicker Men. Brilliant, disturbing, and beautifully told." - Hugh Howey
"Peter Quinn just might make it into the history books himself. He is perfecting a genre you could call the history-mystery. The Man Who Never Returned is a dazzling story.” - James Patterson
“Beautifully written...This multilayered, finely crafted, and elegantly constructed novel will appeal both to readers of historical fiction and to those who crave any kind of writing that is genuinely inspiring.” - Booklist
"Compared to how artfully Dave Zeltserman handles the similar question of reality or psychosis, [Stephen] King never rises above pulp fiction." - The Boston Globe
"While tales of dysfunctional families abound, this one separates itself from the pack with concise prose, escalating tension, and wry humor." - Elle
“[An] engaging travelogue of a remarkable journey packed with plenty of intriguing tidbits for armchair travelers.” - The Boston Globe
“The ultimate road trip.” - The Denver Post
“Fans of Erik Larson’s 2003 hit, The Devil in the White City… will find similar pleasures here. This is true crime of high quality… Mr. Hollandsworth handles gruesome details with a smart, restrained touch… Chilling." - The New York Times
“Thoroughly researched, excitingly written history...absorbing.” - The Wall Street Journal
“How the Dog Became the Dog offers a particularly ambitious and detailed version of how the wandering wolf became the drifting dog.” - The New Yorker
"Intriguing… Derr's book seeks to get at the existential mystery of that ancient link between people and dogs." - The Los Angeles Times
“David Haward Bain paints a vivid picture of the ambitious, visionary seafarers and their bold adventure...Bitter Waters captures this fascinating moment in American history." - History Book Club