I am a writer, editor, and founder of Eastern Point Lit House, a full-service literary center located in Gloucester, MA. I have experience editing a wide variety of projects.
"If you are looking for a serious, thorough and insightful reader for your manuscript I strongly recommend Chris Anderson. His precise editing made it extremely helpful for me to move my work forward. He not only knows the rules of good writing, he honors the voice of the writer. Easy and accessible, Chris made our work together invaluable." Carol St. John, Rockport, MA & Tubac, AZ
I have experience editing fiction, memoir, historical fiction, short stories, and self-help books. At The Lit House we are writers helping other writers to achieve their goals.
With Lily Woodhouse Carol St. John has given us a voice at once recognizable, yet entirely original. Lily is a small town girl with a simple life, perched on the verge of the future. When her family begins to fracture she finds an unlikely ally in Strange, a boy with little left to lose. But it's when Lily meets Marshall, known as Brother Barry at the small church he runs in a nearby town, tha... read more
Moss on Stone was inspired by the diary of the young Susannah Norwood Torrey (1826-1908) and is told from her perspective in an afterlife. She speaks to us who live in a very different time, but not so different in experience. All times are times of change, fraught with the joys and sorrow of being human. Here is Susannah's story of dreams and dreams fading, of love and loss, of time passing, ... read more
**** 5-Star Amazon Review: "A confidence and a love of storytelling..."Spirits occupy a seaside inn, technology invades a marriage, troubled voices rise from an airliner graveyard, and an atheist is hijacked to Heaven. “One Before Bedtime” gathers a bewitching collection of original short stories for young adults, and everyone older—sweeping together Gothic tales, dark mystery, and fantasy, wi... read more
In a small New England city, Matilda Dante struggles with hazy childhood memories - the most haunting of which is the spontaneous appearance of crosses on her wrists. Matti's stigmata, along with the bizarre death of her mother, were both chronicled in the local newspapers but get her no closer to bringing to light hidden family secrets. Guided by a gilded talisman and unsullied love, Matti be... read more
Sylvia Morton, a graphic artist at an LA design firm, develops mild depression and starts working from home. Her son Richard is away at school and her husband, Miles Harrison, an architect, is becoming distant. Fogged in by a pervasive ennui, she drifts through her life as if she were not part of it. Suffering from the dissociation that comes with depression, she starts to withdraw. A pile of ... read more
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