Tanya Egan Gibson


These are some of the acclaimed, award-winning & amazing writers with whom I've had the privilege to work.
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Nancy Tandon

I credit Tanya's editing with the reason my manuscript sold to a traditional publisher. She especially helped me dig deep to create memorable characters, and it meant a lot to me that I knew I could always rely on her encouragement when things got tough. Tanya has a special talent for teasing out the heart of a story -- I have no doubt she can do the same for yours! 

The Way I Say It 
ABA Indies Introduce Title Winter/Spring 2022
Indies Next List Jan/Feb 2022
Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
Devil's Chew Toy Book Cobver
Rob Osler, MWA Award-Winning Author
Good editors ask questions, seeking not to put their stamp on a story but to guide an author’s work to its best possible expression. By this measure, Tanya is an outstanding editor.
Devil's Chew Toy

2023 Left Coast Crime Best Debut Mystery Novel Nominee
2023 Agatha Awards Best First Novel Nominee
A Crime Reads Best Traditional Mystery of 2022

A BOLO Books Review Years Best 2022

A PopSugar Best Mystery of 2022

A Book Riot Best Mystery of 2022

Catch a Falling Star Book Cover
Kim Culbertson
I trust Tanya Egan Gibson with my manuscripts— she balances both the macro and micro needs of my narrative with empathy and attention to amplifying what I most want to create in my books.
Author of:
Songs for a Teenage Nomad
Instructions for a Broken Heart

Booklist Top Ten Romance Title for Youth: 2011 2012 Northern California Book Award for YA Fiction.

Catch a Falling Star
The Possibility of Now

Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year

The Wonder of Us
A Bird on Water Street book cover
Elizabeth Dulemba
Tanya walked me through editing my novel, pulling it apart and putting it back together again - an experience akin to piecing together a jigsaw puzzle with the image face-down - all while being a joy to work with. I was so grateful for her guidance. She helped draw the best out of both me and my story, helping to shape it into the award-winner it became. 
A Bird on Water Street
Georgia Author of the Year Award
Green Earth Book Award Honor
Southern Independent Booksellers Association (SIBA) OKRA Pick
The 2014 National Book Festival Featured Title for Georgia
GOLD Mom's Choice Award Winner 
eLit 2014 Gold Medal Winner in the Environment/Ecology/Nature category 
GOLD Moonbeam Children's Book Award in the Pre-teen fiction, historical/cultural category 
Academics' Choice Award Winner 
2015-16 Georgia Children's Book Award 
2015 SIBA Book Award Nominee 
Finalist for the 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards 
Georgia Center for the Book's 10 Books All Young Georgians Should Read list 
Nominated for Tennessee's Volunteer State Book Award 
2018 Parent Picks Award Winner