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Annie Sarac

Annie Sarac - Editor

Asheville, USA

Fiction editor, writing coach, proofreader, cookie fan. I'm here to clean up your story for your readers to enjoy!

Overview

I specialize in mysteries, cozies, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, and urban fantasy. My adventures include some years as adjunct faculty, teaching story structure and development, and working with new playwrights, getting their work from page to stage. After gathering up years at Disney, then some freelance writing fun, I am now editing full time for fiction authors. Whether it's developmental, line editing, or proofreading, let's work together to clean up your manuscript so your fans can enjoy an absorbing story.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Historical Fiction Humor & Comedy Paranormal Romance Plays & Screenplays Romance Urban Fantasy Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
New Age

Work experience

Fiction Editor

Self-employed
May, 2006 – Present (over 11 years)

Editorial

Disney.com
June, 1993 – December, 2003 (over 10 years)

Portfolio (23 selected works)

Poison and Prejudice (An Eat, Pray, Die Humorous Mystery Book 4)

Chelsea Field

When Izzy agreed to become an undercover poison taster, she didn't anticipate that it might involve driving around the streets of Los Angeles with a corpse in the trunk. Because the police asked her to.She also didn't think finding a body together could be considered a bonding experience until she met Connor's family.But fate delights in marking its territory all over Izzy's expectations. And ... read more

When Izzy agreed to become an undercover poison taster, she didn't anticipate that it might involve driving around the streets of Los Angeles with a corpse in the trunk. Because the police asked her to.She also didn't think finding a body together could be considered a bonding experience until she met Connor's family.But fate delights in marking its territory all over Izzy's expectations. And ... read more

Earthrise (9 Book Series)

Daniel Arenson

From Book 1: They came from deep space. They came to destroy us. Fifty years ago, bloodthirsty aliens devastated the Earth. Most of humanity perished. We fell into darkness. But now we rise from the ashes. Now we fight back. Marco Emery was born into the war. After his mother is killed, he joins the Human Defense Force, Earth's ragtag army. Emery must survive basic training, become a soldier, ... read more

From Book 1: They came from deep space. They came to destroy us. Fifty years ago, bloodthirsty aliens devastated the Earth. Most of humanity perished. We fell into darkness. But now we rise from the ashes. Now we fight back. Marco Emery was born into the war. After his mother is killed, he joins the Human Defense Force, Earth's ragtag army. Emery must survive basic training, become a soldier, ... read more

Magic of Dimmingwood (3 Book Series)

C. Greenwood, C. Greenwood

From Book 1: Blessed. Betrayed. Imprisoned. The captive has escaped and he wants revenge... Luka’s carefree existence as the spoiled son of a minor noble ended the day his family was arrested and imprisoned in the Eyeless Tower. His father, a political rival to the praetor of Camdon, would never live to see freedom again. Luka should have joined his father on the scaffold but fate – or the sch... read more

From Book 1: Blessed. Betrayed. Imprisoned. The captive has escaped and he wants revenge... Luka’s carefree existence as the spoiled son of a minor noble ended the day his family was arrested and imprisoned in the Eyeless Tower. His father, a political rival to the praetor of Camdon, would never live to see freedom again. Luka should have joined his father on the scaffold but fate – or the sch... read more

Complicated

Claire Kent

The only wild thing Victoria has ever done is have a hot fling with a wealthy, sexy, much-older man. They want to keep it simple—just a hot secret they hide from the world—and it works fine for a couple of months. They get together and have sex. Great sex. A lot of sex. The hottest sex she’s ever had. But suddenly their simple fling becomes tangled and messy when their personal lives—and feeli... read more

The only wild thing Victoria has ever done is have a hot fling with a wealthy, sexy, much-older man. They want to keep it simple—just a hot secret they hide from the world—and it works fine for a couple of months. They get together and have sex. Great sex. A lot of sex. The hottest sex she’s ever had. But suddenly their simple fling becomes tangled and messy when their personal lives—and feeli... read more

Sharp Practice: Bourbonland Book 1

Jennifer Bramseth

For years, attorney Nina Cain thought she'd end up with Judge Garner Robson, the well-to-do and politically connected great-grandson of a former governor. But Nina's vision of her future was shattered after a bitter breakup, followed by Garner's quick marriage to another woman and fatherhood.Then tragedy strikes. And Garner returns to her a chastened, lonely man.As she wrestles with her feelin... read more

For years, attorney Nina Cain thought she'd end up with Judge Garner Robson, the well-to-do and politically connected great-grandson of a former governor. But Nina's vision of her future was shattered after a bitter breakup, followed by Garner's quick marriage to another woman and fatherhood.Then tragedy strikes. And Garner returns to her a chastened, lonely man.As she wrestles with her feelin... read more

Star Crossed (Fly Me to the Moon) (Volume 4)

Emma Barry, Genevieve Turner

Houston, Texas, 1964 Geraldine Brixton is ready to make history as the first female American astronaut. After a childhood traveling the air show circuit, she works as a pilot, so she’s more than prepared for the flying. But space demands more than operating equipment, and the last obstacle in her way is also the most serious: math. Beverly Fox has made a career crunching the numbers that launc... read more

Houston, Texas, 1964 Geraldine Brixton is ready to make history as the first female American astronaut. After a childhood traveling the air show circuit, she works as a pilot, so she’s more than prepared for the flying. But space demands more than operating equipment, and the last obstacle in her way is also the most serious: math. Beverly Fox has made a career crunching the numbers that launc... read more

Embracing Willendorf: A Witch's Way of Loving Your Body to Health and Fitness

H. Byron Ballard

This is a saga both serious and ridiculous of how the author came to love her body and listen to it, even when it whispered nonsensical things. Embracing Willendorf: A Witch’s Way of Loving Your Body to Health and Fitness is a kind of memoir, a story of walking and pondering, of thongs and tight Levis. And it is about transformation. About choosing to be healthier and achieving that through a ... read more

This is a saga both serious and ridiculous of how the author came to love her body and listen to it, even when it whispered nonsensical things. Embracing Willendorf: A Witch’s Way of Loving Your Body to Health and Fitness is a kind of memoir, a story of walking and pondering, of thongs and tight Levis. And it is about transformation. About choosing to be healthier and achieving that through a ... read more

Ghost Machine: A Gothic Steampunk Novel

Kristen Brand

Ella Rosenfeld is a lunatic. Locked away in the remote Auttenberg Asylum, she undergoes torturous treatment to cure her hallucinations. Yet the longer she remains within Auttenberg's austere halls, the more gruesome her visions become, until Ella is sure she's seeing ghosts and Auttenberg's doctor knows it. He doesn't plan to cure her; he wants to study her ability by dissecting her.Ella refus... read more

Ella Rosenfeld is a lunatic. Locked away in the remote Auttenberg Asylum, she undergoes torturous treatment to cure her hallucinations. Yet the longer she remains within Auttenberg's austere halls, the more gruesome her visions become, until Ella is sure she's seeing ghosts and Auttenberg's doctor knows it. He doesn't plan to cure her; he wants to study her ability by dissecting her.Ella refus... read more

Princess Dracula

John Patrick Kennedy

All power comes at a price…Ruxandra learned everything she knows while growing up in a convent. Training to be the perfect nobleman’s wife, she relishes the prospect of a simple life. But everything changes when her father, Vlad Dracula, retrieves her on her eighteenth birthday. Securing her a marriage is the last thing he has in mind…After he performs a mysterious ritual over her, Ruxandra ga... read more

All power comes at a price…Ruxandra learned everything she knows while growing up in a convent. Training to be the perfect nobleman’s wife, she relishes the prospect of a simple life. But everything changes when her father, Vlad Dracula, retrieves her on her eighteenth birthday. Securing her a marriage is the last thing he has in mind…After he performs a mysterious ritual over her, Ruxandra ga... read more

Billionaire Shifters Club (3 Book Series)

Diana Seere

From Book 1: When Lilah Murphy started serving drinks at the exclusive Platinum Club, she never expected she would be on the menu. Biotech billionaire Gavin Stanton had one taste of the new, curvy server and his craving could never be satisfied until he had her fully. Completely. Eternally. Fate brought them together, but a centuries-old secret could tear them apart, for the Stanton family hol... read more

From Book 1: When Lilah Murphy started serving drinks at the exclusive Platinum Club, she never expected she would be on the menu. Biotech billionaire Gavin Stanton had one taste of the new, curvy server and his craving could never be satisfied until he had her fully. Completely. Eternally. Fate brought them together, but a centuries-old secret could tear them apart, for the Stanton family hol... read more

Bay Song

Noelle Adams

Her mother used to say you can feel the truth in your throat. Maybe when her story is finally told, she'll be able to breathe again.For six years, Holly has lived a reclusive life--with the Chesapeake Bay, the wild animals on her property, and dark memories as her only companions. Then she meets Cade. He's smart and handsome and sensitive and sexy, and he simply will not go away. He wants to k... read more

Her mother used to say you can feel the truth in your throat. Maybe when her story is finally told, she'll be able to breathe again.For six years, Holly has lived a reclusive life--with the Chesapeake Bay, the wild animals on her property, and dark memories as her only companions. Then she meets Cade. He's smart and handsome and sensitive and sexy, and he simply will not go away. He wants to k... read more

Do Not Go Gentle

C.A. Larmer

Lulu Gold has just been stabbed and is hovering above the crime scene, feeling pretty pissed off. Her dead grandmother is beckoning furiously from the tunnel but Lulu's not going anywhere, thanks very much. Not until she uncovers who killed her and why... So begins the extraordinary story of one woman's quest to uncover the truth before she is dragged, kicking and screaming, to eternity fearin... read more

Lulu Gold has just been stabbed and is hovering above the crime scene, feeling pretty pissed off. Her dead grandmother is beckoning furiously from the tunnel but Lulu's not going anywhere, thanks very much. Not until she uncovers who killed her and why... So begins the extraordinary story of one woman's quest to uncover the truth before she is dragged, kicking and screaming, to eternity fearin... read more

Bourbon Springs Box Set: Volume II, Books 4-6 (Bourbon Springs Box Sets Book 2)

Jennifer Bramseth

Get Books 4-6 in the Bourbon Springs Series in this box set. Included works:Distiller’s Choice (Book 4): CiCi Summers isn’t used to being the center of gossip in Bourbon Springs and she doesn’t like to date divorced guys. But she can’t resist Walker Cain, the new master distiller at Old Garnet Bourbon Distillery. Will her choice to make an exception for the new hot nerd in town be the right on... read more

Get Books 4-6 in the Bourbon Springs Series in this box set. Included works:Distiller’s Choice (Book 4): CiCi Summers isn’t used to being the center of gossip in Bourbon Springs and she doesn’t like to date divorced guys. But she can’t resist Walker Cain, the new master distiller at Old Garnet Bourbon Distillery. Will her choice to make an exception for the new hot nerd in town be the right on... read more

Roommating (Preston's Mill Book 1)

Noelle Adams, Samantha Chase

Forget all those other roommate romances you might have read.Heather and Chris don't hate each other…very much. And they don’t have sex all the time…at least not at first. Chris doesn’t go around shirtless, flexing his muscles and driving Heather wild…too often. And he doesn’t get jealous and possessive every time she goes out with another man…well, maybe occasionally.But they definitely don’t... read more

Forget all those other roommate romances you might have read.Heather and Chris don't hate each other…very much. And they don’t have sex all the time…at least not at first. Chris doesn’t go around shirtless, flexing his muscles and driving Heather wild…too often. And he doesn’t get jealous and possessive every time she goes out with another man…well, maybe occasionally.But they definitely don’t... read more

The Deadly Art of Deception (Caribou King Mysteries Book 1)

Linda Crowder

Only two seasons matter in Coho Bay, Alaska - cruise ship and winter. Caribou King, owner of The Broken Antler Gallery, is hip-deep in tourists when her old college pal Taylor shows up asking for refuge, saying she has no place else to go. Cara is cautious; Taylor was the wife of one of Alaska's most renowned artists––Jonathan Snow, who was mauled to death by a bear the previous year. Why woul... read more

Only two seasons matter in Coho Bay, Alaska - cruise ship and winter. Caribou King, owner of The Broken Antler Gallery, is hip-deep in tourists when her old college pal Taylor shows up asking for refuge, saying she has no place else to go. Cara is cautious; Taylor was the wife of one of Alaska's most renowned artists––Jonathan Snow, who was mauled to death by a bear the previous year. Why woul... read more

Keeping Her SEAL (ASSIGNMENT: Caribbean Nights Book 8)

Kat Cantrell

Jace Custer followed his former SEAL team to the Caribbean in hopes of answering the question: what’s next? But he doesn’t fit in at Duchess Island like he did in Iraq. While searching for a place to call his own, Jace unexpectedly finds a home tending bar for Stella Chase, but when the chemistry between them heats up, he realizes he wants more from her than just a job. Stella can’t trust her ... read more

Jace Custer followed his former SEAL team to the Caribbean in hopes of answering the question: what’s next? But he doesn’t fit in at Duchess Island like he did in Iraq. While searching for a place to call his own, Jace unexpectedly finds a home tending bar for Stella Chase, but when the chemistry between them heats up, he realizes he wants more from her than just a job. Stella can’t trust her ... read more

Murder on the Orient (SS): The Agatha Christie Book Club 2

C.A. Larmer

IN her best-selling whodunnit THE AGATHA CHRISTIE BOOK CLUB, C.A. Larmer introduced the motley collection of crime buffs who channel their inner Miss Marple to help solve real-life mysteries. Now the good friends are back in the much-anticipated sequel…WHEN the Agatha Christie Book Club takes a short cruise on a replica steamship, the SS Orient—a real ship that once sailed between London and t... read more

IN her best-selling whodunnit THE AGATHA CHRISTIE BOOK CLUB, C.A. Larmer introduced the motley collection of crime buffs who channel their inner Miss Marple to help solve real-life mysteries. Now the good friends are back in the much-anticipated sequel…WHEN the Agatha Christie Book Club takes a short cruise on a replica steamship, the SS Orient—a real ship that once sailed between London and t... read more

Lady Isabella

Vicki Hopkins

Seduced at the tender age of sixteen, Isabella Stuart did not understand what one poor decision could do to a person’s life. The consequences of her flirtation with the stable boy infuriate her parents, who make arrangements to hide her scandalous behavior. As a result, they send her into hiding to give birth and insist she give up her child for adoption. Upon her return to England, she discov... read more

Seduced at the tender age of sixteen, Isabella Stuart did not understand what one poor decision could do to a person’s life. The consequences of her flirtation with the stable boy infuriate her parents, who make arrangements to hide her scandalous behavior. As a result, they send her into hiding to give birth and insist she give up her child for adoption. Upon her return to England, she discov... read more

Wolf's Heart: A Wolf Pack Motorcycle Club Book (A Breed MC Book 1)

Anne Marsh

In a seductive new shape shifter romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Anne Marsh, to take over a local pack Cajun werewolf Jace Jones must first take a mate… but she wants nothing to do with a big, bad biker who sometimes turns furry.“You don’t have to do anything. I’m gonna take care of everything.” I mean it, too. While sinking my d*ck inside her tops my current wish ... read more

In a seductive new shape shifter romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Anne Marsh, to take over a local pack Cajun werewolf Jace Jones must first take a mate… but she wants nothing to do with a big, bad biker who sometimes turns furry.“You don’t have to do anything. I’m gonna take care of everything.” I mean it, too. While sinking my d*ck inside her tops my current wish ... read more

Granny Snows A Sneak (Fuchsia, Minnesota Book 3)

Julie Seedorf

Granny may be retired as Fuchsia, Minnesota’s one-woman undercover sleuth for the Fuchsia Police Department, but that doesn’t mean she still doesn’t need a trusty weapon. Her weapon of choice? A pink snow shovel. When Granny runs over a dead body with her snowmobile, she unwittingly sets off a chain of events that involves mislabeled corpses, empty graves, and stolen money—lots of it! Who’s at... read more

Granny may be retired as Fuchsia, Minnesota’s one-woman undercover sleuth for the Fuchsia Police Department, but that doesn’t mean she still doesn’t need a trusty weapon. Her weapon of choice? A pink snow shovel. When Granny runs over a dead body with her snowmobile, she unwittingly sets off a chain of events that involves mislabeled corpses, empty graves, and stolen money—lots of it! Who’s at... read more

Bloodline: A Witch Cat Cozy Mystery Book One (Witch Cat Mystery 1)

Vicki Vass

Fleeing from the witch trials in Salem, Terra Rowan finds herself in modern day Asheville, North Carolina. A dark spirit from the past hunts the last witch of Salem. With the help of the ladies of the Biltmore Society, Asheville aristocrats with untapped powers and a crooked-legged fat orange cat named Pixel, Terra must discover the secret within the forest to preserve the bloodline. Combining... read more

Fleeing from the witch trials in Salem, Terra Rowan finds herself in modern day Asheville, North Carolina. A dark spirit from the past hunts the last witch of Salem. With the help of the ladies of the Biltmore Society, Asheville aristocrats with untapped powers and a crooked-legged fat orange cat named Pixel, Terra must discover the secret within the forest to preserve the bloodline. Combining... read more

Listed: Volumes I-VI

Noelle Adams

They make a deal to get married, for the last three months of her life.Just before her eighteenth birthday, the doctors tell Emily she has three months to live. Not much time to complete the bucket list she's had since she was twelve. The first item is the hardest--"Get married"--so she turns to the only man she knows who can help.Paul, a barely reformed bad boy, has inherited a fortune from h... read more

They make a deal to get married, for the last three months of her life.Just before her eighteenth birthday, the doctors tell Emily she has three months to live. Not much time to complete the bucket list she's had since she was twelve. The first item is the hardest--"Get married"--so she turns to the only man she knows who can help.Paul, a barely reformed bad boy, has inherited a fortune from h... read more

Scriptwriting Structure: To-the-Point Pointers

Bob May

Are you a beginning playwright? A new screenwriter? Are you a seasoned professional seeking proven practices in scriptwriting? Solid structure is the key, and in Scriptwriting Structure: To-the-Point Pointers, Bob May has spun Aristotle's theories and modern practices together to form his own structural techniques that have led to twenty-five of his scripts being published and hundreds of prod... read more

Are you a beginning playwright? A new screenwriter? Are you a seasoned professional seeking proven practices in scriptwriting? Solid structure is the key, and in Scriptwriting Structure: To-the-Point Pointers, Bob May has spun Aristotle's theories and modern practices together to form his own structural techniques that have led to twenty-five of his scripts being published and hundreds of prod... read more

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