Ami McConnell is a Nashville-based writer & editor. She founded and directs WriterFest Nashville. McConnell formerly served as Editor-in-Chief and VP of Howard Books/Simon & Schuster. For over a decade she acquired fiction for HarperCollins and helped launch a fiction imprint there. Her editing credits include many New York Times bestsellers as well as numerous award winners. A prolific ghostwriter, McConnell co-authored the USA Today Bestseller Kind Is the New Classy by Candace Cameron Bure. She lives with her family in Franklin, Tennessee.