Carol Taylor, a former Random House book editor, is a 25-year publishing veteran. She has worked as an editor, co-author, book doctor, and ghostwriter with literary and commercial writers, noted academics, public figures, and celebrities. She is editorial director at McKinnon Literary Agency where she focuses on editorial strategy and conceptual development. Carol teaches in the Publishing Certificate Program at City College. At New York University, she teaches Creative Writing. She has also written ten books.