Editor and sci-fi author with experience at an award-winning traditional publisher in the mystery/suspense genre. Skilled in editing manuscripts at all stages of production, from submissions and early story formation, to more extensive redline edits, final proofreading, interior formatting and widows/orphans.
Henery Press is an award-winning publisher in the mystery/suspense genre.
- Interned at Henery Press during its start-up year (2012-2013), became associate editor in 2014.
- Created and edited marketing copy (back cover content, targeted social media posts, newsletter content, tip sheets) for new book releases.
- Actively publicized and supported Henery authors in person and online (through all possible social media outlets).
- Participated in strategic sales brainstorming for how to best reach the target audience, during a time in which the publishing market evolved rapidly.
- Handled manuscripts in all stages of the editorial process, including: acquisitions, submissions, story guidance and formation, revisions, interior formatting, final edits and proofreading.
- Communicated with authors regarding editorial story formation and deadlines.
- Acquired new submissions at conferences and events, taught and co-taught classes about the publishing industry as a representative of Henery Press.
- Indie Author of the award-winning, comprehensively-researched Enhancement Series: sci-fi thrillers featuring hackable biotech.
- OPEN SOURCE (#1, on sale now), INSIDE SOURCE (#2, March 2017), CROWD SOURCE (#3), plus several spin-off short stories featured in anthologies.
- Created and maintained my website/blog using an HTML-modified Wordpress theme.
- Created my own book cover (digital and print), formatted the typeset interior, and designed my own bookmarks, business cards and promotional banners using PhotoShop.
- Acted as my own publicist and marketing director.
Technical editor for the peer-reviewed journal Biological Psychiatry.
-Proofread typeset journal articles before final publication.
-Communicated regularly via phone and email with authors/reviewers to enforce deadlines in the peer-review process.
-Participated in weekly conference calls between our editorial office at UTSouthwestern in Dallas, and the Journal board led by Dennis Charney (then director of the NIMH) in Bethesda, MD.
-Attended relevant national psychiatry conferences to meet authors/reviewers in person.
A MIND-BENDING SCIFI THRILLER“Open Source hits the ground running and never slows down. If you like CSI: Cyber or Scorpion, you'll love Open Source.” – Bruce Bethke, Philip K. Dick Award-winning author of Headcrash“In a plausible near future, in response to a terror attack, Americans must be microchipped if they want health care or a job. Privacy is a lie, digital torture is real, and the well... read more
RELENTLESSLY SUSPENSEFUL DEEP-SEA ADVENTURE…“Kait Carson’s Florida is dead on in this action-packed mystery! The enviable setting, compelling characters, and the author’s expertise on diving make for a fresh plot and an intriguing story masterfully woven into a satisfying conclusion.” – Krista Davis, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Domestic Diva MysteriesSub-Genre Keywords: Suspense, ... read more
“Tyson gives us an evocative sense of place, a bit of romance, and dimensional characters with interesting backstories. Readers are left looking forward to the next book in the series and hankering for organic mushroom tartlets.” – Publishers Weekly “A warmhearted mystery with an irresistible cast of characters, two- and four-legged alike. Tyson’s small town setting is a lush bounty for the se... read more
A SUSPENSEFUL, THOUGHTFUL, SEXY DEBUT…“A psychological thriller that reveals the Ivory Tower to be a hothouse full of monstrous egos, where bullying thrives long past playground days and ‘academic discipline’ requires research skills of the detective kind.” – Kate Manning, Author of My Notorious LifeSub-Genre Tags: Suspense, Women Sleuths, Romantic SuspenseA famous journalism dean is found dea... read more
CLEVERLY REVEALING PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER…“An edgy page-turner that pulls the reader into a world where image is everything and murder is all about image. Great start to a new series!” – Erika Chase, Author of The Ashton Corners Book Club MysteriesAs Philadelphia’s premier image consultant, Allison Campbell helps others reinvent themselves, but her most successful transformation was her own af... read more
INTRIGUING PLOT, FASCINATING CHARACTERS…“Part mystery, part women’s fiction, part poetry, Mulhern’s debut, The Deep End, will draw you in with the first sentence and entrance you until the last. An engaging whodunit that kept me guessing until the end!” – Tracy Weber, Author of the Downward Dog MysteriesSub-Genre Keywords: Humorous Mystery, Historical Mystery, Whodunnit, Amateur Sleuth, Women ... read more
ONE PEDAL TO THE METAL MYSTERY…“Artist and accidental detective Cherry Tucker goes back to high school and finds plenty of trouble and skeletons…Reinhart's charming, sweet-tea flavored series keeps getting better!” – Gretchen Archer, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Davis Way Crime Caper SeriesThe curtain rises on Cherry Tucker’s debut as a high school set designer at the posh Peerless Day ... read more
USA TODAY BESTSELLERFILLED WITH HUMOR AND FRESH, ENDEARING CHARACTERS..."Funny & wonderful & human. It gets the Stephanie Plum seal of approval.” – Janet Evanovich“Archer navigates a satisfyingly complex plot and injects plenty of humor as she goes. This madcap debut is a winning hand for fans of Janet Evanovich and Deborah Coonts.” – Library JournalDavis Way thinks she’s hit the jackpot when ... read more
“Set in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1974, this cozy mystery effectively recreates the era through the details of down-to-earth Ellison’s everyday life.” – Booklist“Mulhern’s lively, witty sequel to The Deep End finds Kansas City, Mo., socialite Ellison Russell reluctantly attending a high school football game…There she stumbles on a dying teenage boy covered in blood, who asks that she tell his ... read more
WILL KEEP READERS GUESSING FROM BEGINNING TO END…“Forget the shower scene in Psycho; Shadow of Doubt will make you scared to take a bath!” – Diane Vallere, Author of the Material Witness, Style & Error, and Mad for Mod Mystery SeriesSub-Genre Tags: Suspense, Women Sleuths, Amateur SleuthsWhen a top Hollywood Agent is found poisoned in the bathtub of her home, suspicion quickly turns to one of ... read more
*** An AGATHA AWARD Nominee for BEST FIRST NOVEL ***A CRACKLING GOOD MYSTERY..."LynDee Walker sure knows her way around a plot twist. She kept me turning pages late into the night, following the rollercoaster adventures of her fashionably feisty heroine...smart, funny, and loaded with surprises." - Laura Levine, Author of the Jaine Austen Mystery SeriesCrime reporter Nichelle Clarke's days can... read more
** Book 2 in the AGATHA AWARD Nominated Headlines in High Heels Series **SMARTLY WRITTEN AND CLEVERLY PLOTTED WITH A NIFTY SURPRISE ENDING…“A must read for any mystery fan. I loved Front Page Fatality, but Buried Leads may be my favorite in the series to date. If you’re a fan of mysteries or contemplating trying a new genre, I highly recommend Buried Leads. Five stars!” – Literary, etc.When an... read more
FULL OF ROMANCE, BETRAYAL, AND HEARTBREAK...“Cupp writes with an insider's knowledge of the human condition. [When Lies Crumble] is a breathtaking look behind the mask we all wear.” – Brandt Dodson, Author of The Sons of JudeSub-Genre Keywords: Private Investigator Books, Whodunnit, Traditional Mysteries, Hard-Boiled MysteriesChicago PI Carter Mays is thrust into a house of lies when local ric... read more
THE SECOND IN THE CARTER MAYS MYSTERY SERIES...“This story starts off with a bang and does not let up. And the twists? Yeah, you don't see them coming either…a strong storyline with likable characters and I totally recommend that you should buy this book!” – Booklikes“I started this thriller last intending to read only a little...I didn't put down until was done…The twists and turns led to a s... read more
WELL-WRITTEN, FAST-PACED, AND EXCITING…"The Ambitious Card is intelligently written and ... entirely engrossing.” – Ellery Queen Mystery MagazineThe life of a magician isn’t all kiddie shows and card tricks. Sometimes it’s murder. Especially when magician Eli Marks very publicly debunks a famed psychic, and said psychic ends up dead. The evidence, including a bloody King of Diamonds playing ca... read more
*** An AGATHA AWARD Nominee for BEST FIRST NOVEL ***PACKED WITH HUMOR, ROMANCE, DANGER, AND ADVENTURE... "A solid and satisfying mystery, yes indeed, and the fabulous and funny Elliott Lisbon is a true gem! Engaging, clever and genuinely delightful." - Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony and Macavity Award-Winning Author of The Other Woman "Kendel Lynn captures the flavor of the South, right ... read more
“A snappy, clever mystery that hooked me on page one and didn’t let go until the perfectly crafted and very satisfying end. Faith Hunter is a delightful amateur sleuth and the quirky characters that inhabit the town of Eden are the perfect complement to her overly inquisitive ways. A terrific read!” – Jenn McKinlay, New York Times Bestselling Author of Copy Cap Murder “Christina’s characters s... read more
A LITTLE TOWN, A LITTLE ROMANCE, A LITTLE INTRIGUE…“A fast-paced crafting cozy that will keep you turning pages as you try to figure out which one of the attendees is an identity thief and which one is a murderer.” — Lois Winston, Award-Winning Author of the Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery SeriesSub-Genre Tags: Cozy Mystery, Amateur Sleuths, Women Sleuths, Crafting MysteryWhen Faith Hunter ... read more
UNIQUE AND SUSPENSEFUL MYSTERY SERIES…“Narratives alternate in this continually shifting novel, as characters evaluate their relationships with old lovers and are surprised by new ones...a truly unique and enjoyable series of reinvention and, oddly enough, acceptance.” – Kings River Life Magazine“Tyson paints image consultant Allison Campbell with an intricate brush, telling an emotional, rive... read more
“With The Rise of the Red Queen, Bourne Morris is poised to become the queen of academic mysteries and suspense.” – Gigi Pandian, USA Today Bestselling Author of Quicksand“Red Solaris is intelligent, tough, and vulnerable, a tricky combination to pull off, yet Bourne Morris does so beautifully and has given us a lead character we care deeply about. The Rise of the Red Queen, second in the seri... read more
AN ENGAGING COZY DEBUT…“O’Brien deftly combines motherhood and mayhem in this lively tale of a single mom tracking down a missing teen. Lots of fun!” – Laura Levine, Author of the Jaine Austen Mystery SeriesSub-Genre Tags: Humorous Mysteries, Amateur Sleuths, Cozy Mysteries, Women Sleuths, Private InvestigatorsShe’s a parent. She’s (almost) a P.I. No one gets on your case like mom.Suburban wid... read more
USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR“Double Strike is special—funny, unique, and I love Davis.” – Janet EvanovichBellissimo Resort and Casino Super Spy Davis Way knows three things: Cooking isn’t a prerequisite for a happy marriage, don’t trust men who look like David Hasselhoff, and money doesn’t grow on Christmas trees. None of which help when a storm hits the Gulf a week before the most anticipated... read more
Agatha Award nominee for best debut novel! "A GUT-SPLITTING MYSTERY... A HILARIOUS RIFF ON AN AVANT-GARDE PRODUCTION OF 'THE SCOTTISH PLAY'...Yet Macdeath isn't just onelong Shakespeare jokeathon. It also has a heart...Combining humor and pathos canbe risky in a whodunit, but gifted author Brown makes it work." Mystery Scene MagazineSub-Genre Tags: Humorous Mysteries, Amateur Sleuths, Women Sl... read more
COMPASSION, CONNECTION, AND INSPIRATION... The path of a writing career can be rocky and twisty and full of dead ends. But it's also well-traveled-and in Writes of Passage, fifty-nine mystery authors offer the secrets that helped them navigate their success. When you're in need of an author's roadmap, "pick up this book," as Hank Phillippi Ryan says in the introduction. "Open it to any page. T... read more
Winner of the Agatha Award for Best First NovelFinalist for the Anthony Award for Best First NovelFinalist for the Macavity Award for Best First NovelDel's a small time crook with a moral conscience--robbing convenience stores only for tuition and academic expenses. Brash and sassy Louise goes from being a holdup victim to Del's lover and accomplice. All they want is a fresh start, an honest l... read more
From the USA TODAY Bestselling Author of the AGATHA AWARD-WINNING Liz Talbot Mysteries:UNIQUE SOUTHERNISMS, GRACIOUS CHARM, AND A CAST OF ECCENTRIC CHARACTERS..."Susan Boyer delivers big time with a witty mystery that is fun, radiant, and impossible to put down. I LOVE THIS BOOK!" - New York Times Bestselling Author, Darynda JonesLiz Talbot thinks she's seen another ghost when she meets Calist... read more
“Swan Dive reunites us with Elli, a delightful amateur sleuth with an aversion to germs, who’s always willing to right a wrong. Using her uncanny cleverness and deep-seated loyalty, she deftly handles whatever comes her way–eventually…in this perfectly delightful cozy mystery series.” – Fresh Fiction “I devoured this cleverly and well-written humorous drama that kept me both entertained and en... read more
EXPERT DETAILS AND GRIPPING STORYTELLING...Zoe Chambers, paramedic and deputy coroner in rural Pennsylvania’s tight-knit Vance Township, has been privy to a number of local secrets over the years, some of them her own. But secrets become explosive when a dead body is found in the Township Board President’s abandoned car. As a January blizzard rages, Zoe and Police Chief Pete Adams launch a des... read more
A SURPRISING, ENGAGING, AND ENTERTAINING PAGE-TURNER…“Intriguing, with as many twists and turns as the Pennsylvania countryside it’s set in.” – CJ Lyons, New York Times Bestselling Author“Even better than her first book, Circle of Influence...As well-crafted as the mystery is, and if you figure this one out before the end you should be a detective, it’s the characters that make this series so ... read more
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I'm a detail-oriented editor, specializing in YA and Romance, with experience at a New York–based publishing house and a literary agency.
I am a novelist and editor, literary consultant and writing coach who specialises in assessing and editing fiction and mentoring authors.