Jody began her publishing career as an editorial assistant for Contemporary Books in Chicago. She was promoted through the ranks there, and was transferred to Contemporary’s New York office as senior editor. Jody moved to Dell/Delacorte (soon Bantam/Doubleday/Dell) Publishing Company (now part of Random/Penguin) as editor, and was quickly promoted to senior editor, and then executive editor. She remained with BDD for several years, then joined Morrow/Avon (now part of HarperCollins) as executive editor. Jody stayed with Avon as editor-at-large and consultant after she moved to Colorado, but eventually left the company to start up her literary agency.
- General fiction
- Business / Inbesting / Finance
- Narrative nonfiction
- Self-published fiction and nonfiction