Andy Meisenheimer is a former HarperCollins editor in both fiction and nonfiction, as well as a pianist, half-marathoner, and video gamer. He has also edited books for Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House, Hachette, and Amazon. He specializes in science fiction and fantasy, but works across genres, including espionage thrillers, memoir, self-help, horror, comedy, and contemporary fiction.
He has worked with bestselling authors Ann Voskamp, James Mills, Tracy Hickman, Noel Hynd, DeVon Franklin, and Frank Peretti. Additional noteworthy titles are Live It! by motivational speaker Jairek Robbins, The End Is Now, a critically acclaimed satire of religious fundamentalism by Rob Stennett, and Return Policy, a Nick-Hornby style comedy by Michael Snyder.
When it comes to fiction, Andy looks for stories with strong characters and vivid writing, and always pays special attention to dialogue due to his love of television and screenplays. Believing that a good plot is always character driven, he loves to work on upmarket books that blend commercial appeal with strong writing and provocative themes.
Andy’s select booklist can be found below.
"I have to admit that doing as Andy suggested was a revelation...Shifting exposition from dialog to narration allowed some things to be moved to completely different sections, which definitely improved the flow in critical scenes. Thanks so much for pairing us together -- he's a wonderful editor." - Kate Kosel, author of The Legacy of Mortal Gods (Sci-fi)
"I am really impressed with the work Andy has done, and I have learned a great deal from all the changes and suggestions that were made. His notes were clear and comprehensive, which has helped me build a much stronger story. The experience has been fantastic, and I look forward to working with Andy more." - Chad Queen, author of Phantom Pact (Sci-fi/Fantasy)
"I was able to finally get through all of Andy's notes and I couldn't be happier. Please thank Andy for all his hard work and thoughtful insights." - James Smith, author of James Grey and The Song of Fear (Fantasy)
"The book reads like a spy novel set in the immediate future and using Revelations as a plot outline." - Kirkus Reviews
"I thoroughly enjoyed Tim Laye's The End Series. Very interesting characters and great intrigue and action. I would highly recommend it." - Amazon Review
"Frank Peretti may just be the master storyteller of our time - using modern metaphors and fresh images, this remarkable writer helps us visualize the unseen world in ways we never quite pictured before." -Joni Eareckson Tada
"Jordan..writes magical realism, and the result is pure magic...Jordan's talent raises the bar." - Publisher's Weekly starred review
"The intrigue, action and romance will keep readers riveted, but they will also feel a little more informed about political affairs both here and abroad. Alexandra is a strong, capable yet vulnerable spy you won’t soon forget." - RT Book Reviews
"Descriptive storytelling from a classic artist. Clean storyline blending past and present with an affinity for incorporating blended mythology that most fantasy or historical readers would understand." - Amazon Review
"David does a remarkable job of bringing the stark landscapes of Canyon Lands and the Sonoran Desert to life with brilliant and beautiful description. The characters are intensely real, complete with human hang-ups and shortcomings, and the sometimes painful, sometimes poignant transformation of the hero is woven into the plot with masterful skill." - Anne Grant, author of Heart Of Stone
USA Today Bestseller
"With lovely word pictures inspired by everyday life in her family and on her farm, [Voskamp] writes about her struggle to live joyfully amid...sorrow and suffering." - WORLD Magazine
"Any guitar aficionado will love this tale of extraordinary musicians gladly guiding a talented youngster—a journey that began at the tender age of eight when Paisley's grandfather gave him his first guitar." - Publisher's Weekly, starred review
"Robbins' passion for helping others discover and live their dreams infuses every page." - Keith Ferrazzi, New York Times bestselling author