Alissa McGowan

Alissa McGowan - Editor

Chattanooga, TN, USA

Editor. Writing Coach. Book Scribe. Ghostwriter.

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I work holistically and intuitively, meeting my clients where they are now and helping them to produce a polished final product.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Fantasy
LGBTQ (Fiction)
Science Fiction

Work experience

Founder

Self-employed
August, 2012 – Present (over 7 years)

Portfolio (27 selected works)

The Affair

Cori Kane

Linda and Robin have never counted on being anything but colleagues, working together on an advertisement for a new perfume, especially since both are married. But soon, their close working relationship throws them into a passionate affair, which becomes so much more than both women wanted it to be—they’re falling in love. Linda is trying to deal with her husband’s infidelity and welcomes her ... read more

Linda and Robin have never counted on being anything but colleagues, working together on an advertisement for a new perfume, especially since both are married. But soon, their close working relationship throws them into a passionate affair, which becomes so much more than both women wanted it to be—they’re falling in love. Linda is trying to deal with her husband’s infidelity and welcomes her ... read more

At The Rainbow's Very End

Franklyn Jones

In the community of Celadon (on a Caribbean island) the residents - family, friends and neighbors - helped each other, shared food, mêlée, and responsibilities. On weekends they drank a little, quarreled some, cooked big meals, and attended church. The community was unique on the island, which was experiencing the heavy hand of developers as it made the transition from agriculture to industry ... read more

In the community of Celadon (on a Caribbean island) the residents - family, friends and neighbors - helped each other, shared food, mêlée, and responsibilities. On weekends they drank a little, quarreled some, cooked big meals, and attended church. The community was unique on the island, which was experiencing the heavy hand of developers as it made the transition from agriculture to industry ... read more

All the Little Moments

G Benson

A successful anaesthetist, Anna is focused on herself, her career, and her girlfriend. Everything changes abruptly when her brother’s and sister-in-law’s deaths devastate her and her family. Left responsible for her young niece and nephew, Anna finds herself dumped and alone in Melbourne, a city she doesn’t even like. She tries to navigate the shock of looking after two children battling with ... read more

A successful anaesthetist, Anna is focused on herself, her career, and her girlfriend. Everything changes abruptly when her brother’s and sister-in-law’s deaths devastate her and her family. Left responsible for her young niece and nephew, Anna finds herself dumped and alone in Melbourne, a city she doesn’t even like. She tries to navigate the shock of looking after two children battling with ... read more

Almost-Married Moni (Girl Meets Girl Series Book 4)

Cheyenne Blue

Three years ago, Sue Brent proposed to Moni Kratzmann in the corridor of the Royal Flying Doctor Base. Now, with marriage equality finally the law in Australia, their wedding is on. As friends and family from near and far gather at Jayboro Outstation in outback Queensland, Moni and Sue strive to keep their wedding plans—and their lives—on track. Between well-meaning families, ex-girlfriends, a... read more

Three years ago, Sue Brent proposed to Moni Kratzmann in the corridor of the Royal Flying Doctor Base. Now, with marriage equality finally the law in Australia, their wedding is on. As friends and family from near and far gather at Jayboro Outstation in outback Queensland, Moni and Sue strive to keep their wedding plans—and their lives—on track. Between well-meaning families, ex-girlfriends, a... read more

Battle at the Comic Expo

Richard Andreoli

Get ready for Klingon-speaking Cosplayers, cutthroat convention politics, and the unlikeliest heroes ever known inside the epic dark comedy Battle at the Comic Expo. Ron Lionel is the hottest creator working in comic books today. His comic series, The Enduring, sells out every month and is set to become a major motion picture. Ron has no problem using his status to get what he wants, whether t... read more

Get ready for Klingon-speaking Cosplayers, cutthroat convention politics, and the unlikeliest heroes ever known inside the epic dark comedy Battle at the Comic Expo. Ron Lionel is the hottest creator working in comic books today. His comic series, The Enduring, sells out every month and is set to become a major motion picture. Ron has no problem using his status to get what he wants, whether t... read more

Between the Lines (Cops and Docs)

KD Williamson

Psychiatrist Dr. Tonya Preston lives a life of cool detachment, often sacrificing her personal needs to appease her opinionated father. She often finds it easier to deal with patients than confront her family or her own issues. When her path dramatically crosses that of irrepressible rookie police officer Haley Jordan, she’s thrown out of her comfort zone. Things have come easy for Haley, who ... read more

Psychiatrist Dr. Tonya Preston lives a life of cool detachment, often sacrificing her personal needs to appease her opinionated father. She often finds it easier to deal with patients than confront her family or her own issues. When her path dramatically crosses that of irrepressible rookie police officer Haley Jordan, she’s thrown out of her comfort zone. Things have come easy for Haley, who ... read more

Beyond and Begone

Lois Cloarec Hart

Erin has retreated from the world after the loss of her wife, Gwen, in a hit-and-run accident. Her best friend, Mariel, who is also her late wife’s sister, is the only person she’s interacted with for years. Finally, Erin dips her toes back into the dating pool, only to find that very odd things begin to happen. Mariel’s medium, Zahra, insists that Gwen is trying to reach her with a warning. E... read more

Erin has retreated from the world after the loss of her wife, Gwen, in a hit-and-run accident. Her best friend, Mariel, who is also her late wife’s sister, is the only person she’s interacted with for years. Finally, Erin dips her toes back into the dating pool, only to find that very odd things begin to happen. Mariel’s medium, Zahra, insists that Gwen is trying to reach her with a warning. E... read more

Bitter Fruit

Lois Cloarec Hart

Fuelled by booze and boredom, Jac Lanier accepts an unusual wager from her best friend. Victoria, for reasons of her own, impulsively challenges Jac to seduce Lauren, her co-worker and a young woman Jac’s never met. Under the terms of their bet, Jac has exactly one month to get Lauren into bed or she has to pay up. Though Lauren is straight and engaged, Jac begins her campaign confident that s... read more

Fuelled by booze and boredom, Jac Lanier accepts an unusual wager from her best friend. Victoria, for reasons of her own, impulsively challenges Jac to seduce Lauren, her co-worker and a young woman Jac’s never met. Under the terms of their bet, Jac has exactly one month to get Lauren into bed or she has to pay up. Though Lauren is straight and engaged, Jac begins her campaign confident that s... read more

Chasing Stars (The Superheroine Collection) (Volume 3)

Alex K. Thorne

For superhero Swiftwing, crime fighting isn’t her biggest battle. Nor is it having to meet the demanding whims of Hollywood screen goddess Gwen Knight as her mild-mannered assistant, Ava. It’s doing all that, while tracking a giant alien bug, being asked to fake date her world-famous boss, and realizing that she might be coming down with a pesky case of feelings. A fun, sweet, and sexy lesbian... read more

For superhero Swiftwing, crime fighting isn’t her biggest battle. Nor is it having to meet the demanding whims of Hollywood screen goddess Gwen Knight as her mild-mannered assistant, Ava. It’s doing all that, while tracking a giant alien bug, being asked to fake date her world-famous boss, and realizing that she might be coming down with a pesky case of feelings. A fun, sweet, and sexy lesbian... read more

Coyote Ate the Stars (Adumbrate in Darkness) (Volume 1)

E.A. Van Stralen

Obese and disfigured, Coyote Jones has spent his life in hiding. Trapped by the demands of his abusive mother and his mentally-ill sister, Coyote spends his day working to pay the family bills. When his dead father shows up to ask him to come to another world and save it from destruction, Coyote is forced to confront his self-imposed prison and the fear that keeps him in chains. With his siste... read more

Obese and disfigured, Coyote Jones has spent his life in hiding. Trapped by the demands of his abusive mother and his mentally-ill sister, Coyote spends his day working to pay the family bills. When his dead father shows up to ask him to come to another world and save it from destruction, Coyote is forced to confront his self-imposed prison and the fear that keeps him in chains. With his siste... read more

Easy Nevada and the Pyramid's Curse (The Cushing-Nevada Chronicles) (Volume 1)

Georgette Kaplan

Easy Nevada is a fortune hunter with an eye on a pyramid buried for two thousand years. She’ll do anything to get her hands on its untold riches, if she can just get past the deadly traps that protect them. Candice Cushing is an archaeologist born in Sudan and raised in Britain, who is drawn toward the mysterious pyramid that she sees as a piece of her heritage. Farouq Al-Jabbar doesn’t see it... read more

Easy Nevada is a fortune hunter with an eye on a pyramid buried for two thousand years. She’ll do anything to get her hands on its untold riches, if she can just get past the deadly traps that protect them. Candice Cushing is an archaeologist born in Sudan and raised in Britain, who is drawn toward the mysterious pyramid that she sees as a piece of her heritage. Farouq Al-Jabbar doesn’t see it... read more

Face It (The Scissor Link Series) (Volume 2)

Georgette Kaplan

In college, Elizabeth Smile shared a magical tryst with her roommate, Michelle Harlow. She had no idea the night would leave Elizabeth pining after her for the next ten years. Now Michelle is back with a strange offer: Will she pretend to be Michelle’s lesbian lover to beat Michelle’s cheating husband? Of course, it’s a terrible idea. And it would mean leaving the New York nightlife behind and... read more

In college, Elizabeth Smile shared a magical tryst with her roommate, Michelle Harlow. She had no idea the night would leave Elizabeth pining after her for the next ten years. Now Michelle is back with a strange offer: Will she pretend to be Michelle’s lesbian lover to beat Michelle’s cheating husband? Of course, it’s a terrible idea. And it would mean leaving the New York nightlife behind and... read more

Grounded (The Flight Series) (Volume 2)

A.E. Radley

City professional Olivia Lewis is coming to terms with her latest romantic failure by attempting to throw herself into her work. But with clients suddenly leaving Applewood Financial in their droves it becomes clear that old enemies have decided to strike and Olivia realises that she is losing everything.Meanwhile the world of first-class flight attendant Emily White comes crashing down around... read more

City professional Olivia Lewis is coming to terms with her latest romantic failure by attempting to throw herself into her work. But with clients suddenly leaving Applewood Financial in their droves it becomes clear that old enemies have decided to strike and Olivia realises that she is losing everything.Meanwhile the world of first-class flight attendant Emily White comes crashing down around... read more

Killers, Traitors, & Runaways: Outcasts of the Worlds, Book II

Lucas Aubrey Paynter

As reality nears its final days, worlds fall to ruin. A benevolent god is shackled, and when freed, will create a new one ... allowing only the pure of heart. A company of seven have united on a bloody quest to stop him, but have little hope of emerging victorious. The outcasts are adrift--they have a mission but no means to fulfill it. Airia Rousow, the fallen goddess who set them on their pa... read more

As reality nears its final days, worlds fall to ruin. A benevolent god is shackled, and when freed, will create a new one ... allowing only the pure of heart. A company of seven have united on a bloody quest to stop him, but have little hope of emerging victorious. The outcasts are adrift--they have a mission but no means to fulfill it. Airia Rousow, the fallen goddess who set them on their pa... read more

The Kingdom of Oceana

Mitchell Charles

SURFER. SHARK TAMER. FIRE WALKER. EXPLORER. TEENAGER. HERO.Five Centuries Ago,On the Island Now Called Hawaii,There was a Kingdom Filled with Adventure, Beauty, and Magic.When 16-year-old Prince Ailani and his brother Nahoa trespass on a forbidden burial ground and uncover an ancient tiki mask, they unleash a thousand-year-old curse that threatens to destroy their tropical paradise.As warring ... read more

SURFER. SHARK TAMER. FIRE WALKER. EXPLORER. TEENAGER. HERO.Five Centuries Ago,On the Island Now Called Hawaii,There was a Kingdom Filled with Adventure, Beauty, and Magic.When 16-year-old Prince Ailani and his brother Nahoa trespass on a forbidden burial ground and uncover an ancient tiki mask, they unleash a thousand-year-old curse that threatens to destroy their tropical paradise.As warring ... read more

Momentous Living: Better self. Better world.

Debby Kerr-Henry

Momentous Living is a contemplative memoir that suggests a better world begins with a better self. This mindset acknowledges the hardness in overcoming hard stuff, but believes there’s much to learn along the way. Momentous Living explores words that are not so black and white, words like divorce and dignity; religion, respect, and peace; community and communication; believing, breathing, and ... read more

Momentous Living is a contemplative memoir that suggests a better world begins with a better self. This mindset acknowledges the hardness in overcoming hard stuff, but believes there’s much to learn along the way. Momentous Living explores words that are not so black and white, words like divorce and dignity; religion, respect, and peace; community and communication; believing, breathing, and ... read more

One Way or Another (The Window Shopping Collection)

A.L. Brooks

Corporate lawyer Sarah Connolly keeps her love life simple—no strings, no complications, and definitely no falling in love. It works for her, even if it’s getting a little, well, boring. Demure teacher Bethany Keane has been out of the dating pool for ages but is ready to dip her toe back in. She would love to be swept off her feet by some beautiful, romantic soul. A chance encounter outside a... read more

Corporate lawyer Sarah Connolly keeps her love life simple—no strings, no complications, and definitely no falling in love. It works for her, even if it’s getting a little, well, boring. Demure teacher Bethany Keane has been out of the dating pool for ages but is ready to dip her toe back in. She would love to be swept off her feet by some beautiful, romantic soul. A chance encounter outside a... read more

Outcasts of the Worlds

Lucas Aubrey Paynter

"Beyond the remnants of Earth lie many worlds, connected by pathways forgotten and invisible. They were left by the gods and have been found by Flynn." A confidence man. A liar. A monster. Flynn has seen himself for what he really is and has resolved to pay for everything. Even if it means spending the rest of his days locked in Civilis, a tower prison for society's unwanted - "half-humans" gi... read more

"Beyond the remnants of Earth lie many worlds, connected by pathways forgotten and invisible. They were left by the gods and have been found by Flynn." A confidence man. A liar. A monster. Flynn has seen himself for what he really is and has resolved to pay for everything. Even if it means spending the rest of his days locked in Civilis, a tower prison for society's unwanted - "half-humans" gi... read more

The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love: The 11 Secrets of Feminine Power

Abiola Abrams

Are you ready to join the Sacred Bombshell r/evolution? It's Time to Step Into Your Greatness! The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love is your passport to become the woman you were born to be. If you've been looking for a sign, this is it. Love-Body-Spirit™ coach, advice columnist, and motivational speaker Abiola Abrams reveals 11 self-worth secrets with assignments to awaken your feminine ... read more

Are you ready to join the Sacred Bombshell r/evolution? It's Time to Step Into Your Greatness! The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love is your passport to become the woman you were born to be. If you've been looking for a sign, this is it. Love-Body-Spirit™ coach, advice columnist, and motivational speaker Abiola Abrams reveals 11 self-worth secrets with assignments to awaken your feminine ... read more

The Shout

Mr Franklyn E Jones

One player's tale of Antigua's Halcyon Steel Orchestra's rise, and the tremendous Shout of appreciation that welcomed the band as Steelband Champions in 1975.

One player's tale of Antigua's Halcyon Steel Orchestra's rise, and the tremendous Shout of appreciation that welcomed the band as Steelband Champions in 1975.

Stone Gardens

Lois Claorec Hart

For eight years, Grae Jordan has been trapped in a purgatory of her own making. She has spiralled from the privileged life into which she was born to the lowest stratum of society. Grae guards her heart with a protective wall as hard as granite, adorns her body with tattoos and metal, and eschews dating the women she once enjoyed. A rash of convictions for petty crimes distances her even furth... read more

For eight years, Grae Jordan has been trapped in a purgatory of her own making. She has spiralled from the privileged life into which she was born to the lowest stratum of society. Grae guards her heart with a protective wall as hard as granite, adorns her body with tattoos and metal, and eschews dating the women she once enjoyed. A rash of convictions for petty crimes distances her even furth... read more

Tragically Broken

NJ Danner

Tragedy destroyed Alex Kohen’s life, until fate offered her a chance to escape her nightmares and possibly find love…Beautiful, compassionate Dr. Alex Kohen had the perfect life – until, in an instant, it was tragically ripped from her. Plagued by her demons, Alex moves to a new city and devotes herself to her work and her patients. But her secrets continue to haunt her, making her afraid to b... read more

Tragedy destroyed Alex Kohen’s life, until fate offered her a chance to escape her nightmares and possibly find love…Beautiful, compassionate Dr. Alex Kohen had the perfect life – until, in an instant, it was tragically ripped from her. Plagued by her demons, Alex moves to a new city and devotes herself to her work and her patients. But her secrets continue to haunt her, making her afraid to b... read more

Times of Our Lives

Jane Waterton

„Growing older is not for Sissies…“ Set against the backdrop of OWL Haven, Australia’s first exclusively lesbian retirement community, an irreverent cast of residents share their lives, hopes and dreams together. At 65, Meg Sullivan is very clear about what and who she wants in life. Despite a string of lovers Meg’s first loyalty has always been to her best friend, Allie Richards. After readin... read more

„Growing older is not for Sissies…“ Set against the backdrop of OWL Haven, Australia’s first exclusively lesbian retirement community, an irreverent cast of residents share their lives, hopes and dreams together. At 65, Meg Sullivan is very clear about what and who she wants in life. Despite a string of lovers Meg’s first loyalty has always been to her best friend, Allie Richards. After readin... read more

Tread Lightly (The Window Shopping Collection) (Volume 1)

Catherine Lane

Claire, fairy godmother level one plus, is one of the best operatives at the Fairy Godmother Council, but god-mothering in the twenty-first century isn’t all it used to be. The magic’s drying up; the girls are spoiled brats, and guardian angels poach the council’s best clients whenever they can. When her boss assigns her a VIP case, Claire assumes it’s more of the same. But Frankie, her client... read more

Claire, fairy godmother level one plus, is one of the best operatives at the Fairy Godmother Council, but god-mothering in the twenty-first century isn’t all it used to be. The magic’s drying up; the girls are spoiled brats, and guardian angels poach the council’s best clients whenever they can. When her boss assigns her a VIP case, Claire assumes it’s more of the same. But Frankie, her client... read more

Unseen: Intersecting Faith & Sexuality in the Bible Belt

Meredith Jade

Growing up gay in the Bible Belt is hard— especially when feelings are so suppressed by fear and adherence to “normal.” It took years for Meredith to recognize her identity and realize that her heart’s desires were not wretched. Like many children raised in fundamentalist communities, Meredith heard gay-bashing from the pulpit, underlined scathing Bible passages in red ink, and quelled any sam... read more

Growing up gay in the Bible Belt is hard— especially when feelings are so suppressed by fear and adherence to “normal.” It took years for Meredith to recognize her identity and realize that her heart’s desires were not wretched. Like many children raised in fundamentalist communities, Meredith heard gay-bashing from the pulpit, underlined scathing Bible passages in red ink, and quelled any sam... read more

Unstilled Voices

Lois Cloarec Hart

For decades, Audrey and Marni have been a loving couple, their happiness marred only by the hostility of Audrey’s son, Richard. When Audrey is rendered silent by a stroke and unable to assert her wishes, Richard assumes power of attorney and banishes Marni from his mother‘s life. The women long for each other, but since they aren’t legally married, Richard can prevent them from being together ... read more

For decades, Audrey and Marni have been a loving couple, their happiness marred only by the hostility of Audrey’s son, Richard. When Audrey is rendered silent by a stroke and unable to assert her wishes, Richard assumes power of attorney and banishes Marni from his mother‘s life. The women long for each other, but since they aren’t legally married, Richard can prevent them from being together ... read more

Wicked Things: Lesbian Halloween Short Stories

Jae

Fourteen authors of lesbian fiction contributed otherworldly, thrilling and supernatural short stories that will keep you glued to your seat. Authors: Andi Marquette; Bridget Essex; Catherine Lane; Cori Kane; Elaine Burnes; Erzabet Bishop; Eve Francis; Lois Cloarec Hart; May Dawney; Orhea the dreamer; Q. Kelly; R.G. Emanuelle; S. M. Harding; Steph Gottschalk

Fourteen authors of lesbian fiction contributed otherworldly, thrilling and supernatural short stories that will keep you glued to your seat. Authors: Andi Marquette; Bridget Essex; Catherine Lane; Cori Kane; Elaine Burnes; Erzabet Bishop; Eve Francis; Lois Cloarec Hart; May Dawney; Orhea the dreamer; Q. Kelly; R.G. Emanuelle; S. M. Harding; Steph Gottschalk

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