Jane von Mehren spent more than 25 years as an editor and publisher at Random House, Penguin, Houghton Mifflin, and Crown Publishers. An accomplished editor of fiction, the award winning and bestselling novelists she has worked with include Jamie Ford, author of HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET; Susan Vreeland, author of numerous novels including GIRL IN HYACINTH BLUE; Gwyn Hyman Rubio, author of the Oprah Book Club selection, ICY SPARKS; Jessica Hagedorn, author of the National Book Award finalist, DOGEATERS; and Jonis Agee author of numerous critically acclaimed novels including SWEET EYES and THE RIVER WIFE. Jane has also edited a great deal of nonfiction including such bestsellers as Susan Faludi's BACKLASH, Deborah Rodriguez's THE KABUL BEAUTY SCHOOL, Dave Ramsey's FINANCIAL PEACE, and numerous books from the Harvard Negotiation Project including DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS as well as such critically acclaimed books as WHEELS FOR THE WORLD: Henry Ford, His Company and a Century of Progress by Douglas Brinkley; LEARNING TO BOW by Bruce Feiler; ONE NATION AFTER ALL by Alan Wolfe; and the National Book Award Finalist PLACES LEFT UNFINISHED AT THE TIME OF CREATION by John Philip Santos. In response to the rapidly developing e-book marketplace she conceived and spearheaded Random House Readers Circle Deluxe e-books, an innovative e-book program targeted to the book club market. In addition to her editorial experience, Jane's expertise is in helping authors position themselves and their work for today's challenging marketplace.