Karinya Funsett-Topping

Editor specializing in manuscript critique, developmental editing, and traditional publishing support for most categories of fiction and nonfiction.

karinyaKarinya Funsett has experience as a book reviewer, bookseller, arts desk writer for a newspaper, literary journal editor, and as chief bedtime story reader for her two children. She began working with The Editorial Department in their Tucson office in 2006, when she came on board as the submissions director of the Agent Matchmaking Program. She loves working directly with writers in our development program and supporting authors who wish to traditionally publish to find the right literary agent.

Karinya especially enjoys working with authors of romance, women’s fiction, mainstream fiction, literary fiction, young adult fiction, short stories, and anything with a bit of magical realism. In nonfiction, she enjoys working on memoirs and essay collections.

Karinya graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Creative Writing (fiction and nonfiction) in 2005 and an MFA in creative nonfiction in May 2008, both from the University of Arizona. She now works from Michigan, where she lives with her husband, two children, an orange cat, and far more books than she has shelf space for.