I am a publisher, author, and librarian. I've got 15 years in the book industry. My company has 50 titles out. I know what it takes for a book to go from okay to good, or good to great, and I know how to sell it once it's polished. I'm an avid reader. I appreciate everything from literary fiction to comic books. I also write professional book reviews. So this is my first and last love, my alpha and omega.
Edits research papers for English classes (developmental through literature analysis), Business Classes, Science classes. Creates instructional content for coursework and for research instruction. Teaches research skills, citation-building, and scholarship.
As editor-in-chief, edits fiction for content and structure. Works in all genres--literary, Christian, science fiction, fantasy, gay and lesbian, teen, mysteries, women's fiction. Gives feedback and guidance to authors through a multi-draft process. Nurtures award-winning authors in series development and arcs.
As publisher, writes and edits marketing and promotional materials for authors, writes reviews and summaries.
Joss Kurtis kills people for a living, and she is very dedicated to her work. She has structured her entire life around her job, marrying a man and having his children to establish a stable, Midwestern family facade to hide behind. When she isn’t working she’s Jocelyn Webb, a dedicated if detached mother whose job often takes her out of town. She works for an anonymous company, contacted only ... read more
The first day of her junior year in college was supposed to go off without a hitch. But when Ainsley Jacobs sat in her memoir class with a professor she’d never had before, her life took an unexpected turn. She couldn’t get her well-dressed professor, Meredith Frenz, out of her head. Meredith had lived a lonely yet comfortable life for the past fifteen years, and despite flings here and there,... read more
Karen Everett isn't looking to join a band the day she loses her notebook of poetry. She plays the cello and is unsure about what she wants in life, but she's pretty sure it doesn't involve being a professional musician. But a crush on the band's beautiful lead singer Lana Kent, along with the desire to have her poetry shared with a larger audience, leads her to throw caution to the wind and p... read more
Eleven years after the love of her life dies, James hopes everything would be normal and works to construct her reality as such. Her adopted daughter, Lily, finishes her sophomore year of high school with nothing other than good grades, a best friend for life, and goals for the future. James, after stepping back into the dating world, has a girlfriend with a steady, non-life-threatening job. L... read more
Seattle is under siege.An ancient ceremony known as “wolf manoth,” in which human hunters kill as many canidae as possible, has been revived. The hunters have arrived in force, focusing on the Pacific Northwest due to its high wolf population. Ariadne Willow, alerted to the danger by her mother, goes undercover with a group of hunters in an effort to minimize the damage. Unfortunately the hunt... read more
Everyone in Seattle knows the name Melody Louise Scott. The little blonde girl with a mischievous grin disappeared three days ago, and every night since her photo has appeared on the news with pleas for any information that leads to her being found safe. Not everyone knows the name Jenna Morris who was just reported missing. The only difference between the two girls is that Melody is white and... read more
In nineteenth century New York, safes aren't living up to their name. A thief so wily, so impossible to capture the police dub her "the Smoke" has been targeting the wealthy. In reality the Smoke is a woman named Kezia Cyr, a woman born in prison, stolen from her mother, and raised by runaways and pickpockets. When her emotions cause a job to blow up in her face, Kezia's adoptive family scatte... read more
n the sequel to Chasing Dragons, Claire Lance’s road is coming to an end…Lance and Jodie take to the road together, wandering through the southwest with no particular destination in mind. In the middle of the Nevada desert, they stumble across something neither of them can ignore and walk into the middle of a local sheriff’s private kingdom. Offended by the abuse of power the cops display, Lan... read more
Phin Patterson is an educational consultant dissatisfied with his job and his life. On a mission to complete one last assignment before escaping his unfulfilling career and figure out what he wants, he accepts a commission from Donald Murdock at the New York State Education Department. Suddenly, he finds himself on his way to evaluate a tiny school in New York’s Southern Tier, not far from the... read more
2010 Rainbow Award Finalist: Best Lesbian Contemporary2011 Golden Crown Literary Society Finalist: Mystery/ThrillerClaire Lance is on the run. For the past year, she has kept on the move, keeping her head down, keeping out of trouble. Until she reaches a tiny town in Texas and trouble finally corners her. Forced to take action to save another woman’s life, she suddenly finds herself over her h... read more
Claire Lance is finally ready to settle down. She’s fallen in love again against all odds, the FBI considers her case inactive, and she’s found a place where she thinks she can finally be safe. But Lance’s peace is short-lived as a group of hunters threaten someone close to her and she’s forced to take a stand or see a friend lose the woman she loves.Meanwhile, unbeknownst to Lance, a cold-blo... read more
Riley Parra has returned.Following the unexpected sacrifice at the conclusion of the Angel Maker case, Riley struggles to get things back to normal. While trying to pick up the pieces, Riley also must face the possible loss of her closest ally. Meanwhile, Gail Finney and her demonic guardian increase efforts to stop Riley and win the war. Soon Riley discovers a building that may hold the key t... read more
The war is at a detente, but the battles rage on…With the war on hold until Marchosias names a new champion, a group of acoyltes for the side of Good arrive in the city to bolster Riley’s advantage through the power of prayer. But a lack of hostilities doesn’t mean there’s peace. A new demonic player soon begins making his name among the Five Families, making a power play that would consolidat... read more
Demons Are Real. Riley Parra Plans to Give Them Hell.No Man's Land isn't the kind of place you go after dark, even if you have a badge. But Detective Riley Parra was born there, and she refuses to surrender it to the drug dealers, killers and criminals who have made it there home. The case of a body stuffed into a drainage pipe leads her to discover that there is far more at stake than she eve... read more
Ambitious state prosecutor Natalie Ivans has a headline-making trial about to begin. To escape the pressure of the spotlight, she drives toward the Carolina shore but is left stranded, battered, and broken in a small town after a car accident.Alone in a hospital in the middle of nowhere, her only lifeline is her nurse, Meredith Jameison. Meredith is facing a trial date of her own. Falling for ... read more
Following Riley’s actions during her trial, the battle between Heaven and Hell has been reignited. Riley barely has time to recover before she’s thrown into the middle of a serial killer investigation. Dubbed the Angel Maker, the killer strikes seemingly at random and uses his victim’s blood to paint angel wings around the body. While Riley tries to track down the killer, she also has to try a... read more
In a world where a little knowledge truly is a dangerous thing, Candice “Dice” Bodger is about to get an awful education.Employed by the military as an airship captain, Dice knows exactly as much as she needs to get her cargo from one field to the next. Information is fiercely regulated, and sharing of knowledge is punishable by death. Dice has no interest in learning until she begins an illic... read more
“Heaven take me home.”The Choosing was supposed to be the end. Griffin’s gone, but the world she died to save is quickly crumbling.As Lucifer’s plan to escape Hell comes closer to fruition, Gabriel is forced to act to stop him, reaching across time and space to bring together those who can fight for Heaven, and for humanity.He brings forth Greer Dawson and Damon Mackenzie, two soldiers with su... read more
Griffin Javensen was born to die—to save a world that sought to destroy her and for a God that had forsaken her.Griffin is the Chosen, selected by an accident of birth to decide the fate of the entire human race. Heaven or Hell. God or Lucifer. Her duty is to offer her life as payment and her decision will determine the fate of humanity. As a reward, Griffin is able to ask one thing of either ... read more
After successfully stopping the flood of demons from Hell onto Earth, the Chosen must now permanently re-form the Gates, a dangerous task that requires battling against Lucifer’s chosen warlock, Garrick, and his demonic master, Javal. In order to do this, they need a powerful witch of their own.Aradia has always known she would be called through time to help foil Lucifer’s plan. After a harrow... read more
Cythera is a sacred courtesan, one of the fabulous Adepts of Menaechmi, famed through the Nine Worlds for their opulent beauty and decadence. However, when a fragile peace treaty hangs in the balance, the power to stop an interstellar war suddenly rests with her — a mission for which she is unprepared and unqualified. If she is to save thousands of lives, Cythera must not only rely on her wits... read more
Jane expected six months undercover to be hard; she expected it to be lonely and bleak. She didn’t expect to find love.Jane Butler, a CIA operative, is assigned the task of infiltrating the Xanthians and determining if they’re a threat to humanity. Going undercover as a Xanthian mate, she boards the transport ship and meets Usnavi—her new mate. After spending six days traveling through space, ... read more
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Experienced commissioning editor, enthusiastic about literary fiction and narrative non-fiction. Competitive rates and publishing advice.
I'm a highly experienced fiction copy editor who specializes in editing crime fiction, thrillers, sci-fi, fantasy, and urban fantasy.