Reviews submissions and queries. Actively seeks manuscripts for publication. Takes books from query to publication, managing all the details of editing.
Works as a freelance editor for a variety of clients, including individual authors and publishing companies, such as Hollen Publishing, Covenant Communications, Cedar Fort Publishing & Media, and Inkshares.
Reviewed every query submitted to North Star Editions and their imprints, Flux Books and Jolly Fish Press, who specialize in young adult and middle grade fiction. Gave critical feedback on whether or not to acquire books. Copyedited, proofread, and performed developmental work for books throughout each stage of the publication process.
Reviewed creative writing submissions. Edited poetry and short stories for publication in the journal, both online and in print.
Twelve-year-old Ollie Oxley is moving-again. His mom is starting another new job, this time at the Bingham Theater in Granite City, California. Moving all the time means Ollie has struggled in the making friends department, but he quickly connects with a boy named Teddy. To Ollie's surprise, though, his first friend in town is a little more . . . unique than those he's made in the past. Teddy ... read more
Legend has it, The Living God will bring about the destruction of the world in order to rebuild it into a paradise. Some worship and welcome His coming, others fear Him and would do anything to stop it. Kaytalin Platt’s The Living God follows the internal struggle of two mages, Saran and Keleir, as they confront their fears and attempt to find meaning in the hand that life has dealt them. Sara... read more
A retelling absent of the Red Sea For fifteen years, Thom believed he was a prince of Alpenwhist. He had climbed the castle turrets to survey his kingdom, learned to duel with the sharpest blades, and stirred up palace intrigue in disguise. That is, until one day when his identity is suddenly shattered by the revelations of a blind woman: He learns that he isn’t a prince at all, but a wretched... read more
What do you remember, what is important, what do you simply let go, sand piling on sand, until only the important events and memories are left? Much to the delight and good fortune of Arthur and Mary Bell, they were the proud parents of four strapping sons. Such a stroke of luck was vital to their survival on the Idaho plain, where every able-bodied young man was desperately needed to work the... read more
When the gods bless you with great power, evil men will seek your life. But, there are worse things than men.The children of the blessing have never met. Renn wanted to be a farmer and Avaris a warrior, but their birth and blessing set an ancient prophecy in motion that promises to shift the balance of power on the continent of Lemuria. The two boy’s dreams and innocence are shattered by those... read more
Faded words on yellowed newsprint tell stories of an Apache war party led by a she-wolf. Forthe frontier newspaperman, Kepler, the accounts beckon him to finish the battles he fought in theColorado mountains.Kepler’s quest brings stagecoach attacks, waterless days in the Arizona desert, and an unholy alliance with a creature of darkness. In a barroom in a town called Vengeance, Kepler faces do... read more
As WWII draws to a close, war widow Vera Larsen Trumbell knows all too well the sacrifices of those left on the home front. Working on her family’s farm has sustained Vera and her young children, but she now yearns for a sense of normalcy. The end of the war has been bittersweet for the Larsen clan, as they and the members of their small Wyoming town continue to pick up the pieces of their for... read more
They had only one thing in common . . . Jane Caulfield has a best friend who worries too much, a boss who thinks she's broken, and a secret she's hoping to outrun when she heads to her grandmother's Iowa farm.Jag Winchester is a handsome actor with a successful but unremarkable career. Tired of Hollywood flings, he'd give anything to find real love. As he prepares for his next movie role, Jag ... read more
For as long as Kaven can remember, Lantrelia has been at war. Yet its foe is not flesh and blood, but the eternal rage of the god Na'lek. Incarnate in a mighty storm called the Fury, Na'lek's rage has butchered mankind by sending forth armies of supernatural monsters. Soon, the Fury's attacks will sweep humanity away.Determined to become a war hero like his father, Kaven sets out on a treacher... read more
All Geronimo wanted was to live out his quiet gnome life drawing unicorns while imagining himself on epic adventures. It's not until his twelfth birthday that his parents offer him a real adventure. The gnome exchange program sends Geronimo to the north pole where he's sent on a perilous journey to save Christmas from Santa's evil half-brother. Encountering polar bears, centaurs, wizards, and ... read more
To the common world, Aurora Falon is merely the pampered daughter of a rich and influential family. But to the secret world of The Order, she is Luna, the powerful and formidable warrior knight, under the rule of her master, Cole Iver. Together, they strive to bring down Damon Lexus, a wicked master who uses her knights in cowardly and dishonourable ways for her own selfish desires. But when t... read more
Psychologist Natalie Marsh’s dream is now reality: her mental health services clinic has opened and is housed in an elegant, newly renovated nineteenth-century building. Unfortunately, not everyone is happy with the clinic’s presence, including Heather Osbourne, a troubled young woman who wholly objects to the occupation of the building. Heather has spent years wandering the halls of the aband... read more
Opposites attract in the Alaskan wilderness. Journalist, Madeline Abernathy, is desperate to finally be taken seriously by her boss. When he calls her in on a Saturday night, she’s hopelessly optimistic that this is her big break. That is, until she finds herself face to face with Liam, the billionaire party boy, who’s been dominating the newsstands all month. Now she finds herself committed t... read more
The year is 2010. John Howard can barely stand upright as he stumbles through the streets, his crushing headache a brutal reminder that he’s the only person who knows the fate of humanity: he can see what will happen in the next one thousand years.The year is 3027. The Zerseck 6,000 Tri-Universal, the grand race of the cosmic universes, has just begun—and the last human straps in as The Makers... read more
Renowned actress Ruby Chadwick, The Darling of Drury Lane, has long planned and prepared for her final performance. With exceptional beauty comes the unwanted attention of men, and after years of fending off odious suitors, Ruby is ready to leave it all behind in favor of a quiet life. The first step is to reclaim a piece of her past: her true identity as Lavinia Fernley. But leaving town unno... read more
The union of the five realms stands on the brink of destruction. All hope lies with the secret heirs of Toran, but no one knows who they are, not even the heirs themselves. Reann, a 17-year-old keeper of the library in Toran's former castle, must find the next heir or leave the castle when she turns 18. With the help of Verick, a handsome young nobleman, Reann seeks to solve the mystery of the... read more
When a 200-year-old witch attacks her, sixteen-year-old bookworm Lainey Styles is determined to find a logical explanation. Even with the impossible staring her in the face, Lainey refuses to believe it—until she finds a photograph linking the witch to her dead mother.After consulting a psychic, Lainey discovers that she, like her mother, is a Keeper: a witch with the exclusive ability to unlo... read more
In the gang-ridden Wormpile District, 16-year-old Larin shouts nonsense words into the decaying alleyways, a magical tourette’s syndrome that has brought him grief from every neighborhood thug. Protected from the worst beatings by his drug-addicted warrior-uncle, Larin’s life is one of loneliness, trapped in his uncle’s four block safe zone where no gang member dares tread. But when he learns ... read more
The Old Gods have seized control of the capital in an orgy of executions and murder. Now, Larin and the others flee for their lives, as the High Wizard’s creatures fall upon them like a steel rain. Thus begins Book 2 of Spellgiver, a tale of heroism, hatred, wonder and betrayal. A tale in which Larin will meet his Master, Akul will reconcile with one horrible mistake from the past, and nothing... read more
When jaded and overworked Los Angeles literary agent Daniel Ashe hires Annie Doherty, an Irish dog walker, he’s simply looking for someone to care for his dogs so he can focus on landing a dream client and save his career. He certainly doesn’t expect to come home each night to find Annie has left him a new and fantastical story about the secret lives of his dogs—or that she’s cast him, a man w... read more
As if 17-year-old Alexandra Lucas' anxiety disorder isn't enough, mysterious holograms suddenly appear, heralding the end of the world. They bring an ultimatum: heed the warning and step through a portal-like vertex to safety, or stay and be destroyed by a comet that is on a collision course with Earth. The holograms,claiming to be humans from the future, bring the promise of safety. But witho... read more
The holograms lied to everyone on Earth and only Alexandra Lucas knows the truth. Now she's trapped in the year 2359 without family or friends—worse, without her anxiety medication. Alex attempts to reconcile the marvelous scenery, technological advances, and luxurious living with the knowledge that the holograms weren't being completely honest—what else are they lying about? With a secret tha... read more
Teenager Cason Martin is the youngest ballerina in the Atlanta Ballet Conservatory. She never really had a choice of whether she learned to dance or not. Her mother, the conservatory's artistic director, has made all the decisions in Cason's life. But that's about to change. Cason has been hiding an injury, and it's much worse than anyone imagines.
Welcome Home collects a number of adoption-themed fictional short stories, and brings them together in one anthology from a diverse range of celebrated Young Adult authors. The all-star roster includes Edgar-award winner Mindy McGinnis, New York Times best-selling authors C.J. Redwine (The Shadow Queen) and William Ritter (Jackaby), and acclaimed YA authors across all genres. The full list of ... read more
Sixteen-year-old Finley Price has perfected two things: how to direct a world-class production, and how to fly way, way under the radar. The only person who ever seems to notice Finley is her best friend and godparents' son, Oliver Bertram. Since Finley moved in with her godparents after the death of her father, she and Oliver have grown close. If Finley could just take Oliver's constant encou... read more
Grace Lafferty only feels alive when she's dangling 500 feet above ground. As a post-World War I wing walker, Grace is determined to get to the World Aviation Expo, proving her team’s worth against flashier competitors and earning a coveted Hollywood contract.No one’s ever questioned Grace’s ambition until Henry Patton, a mechanic with plenty of scars from the battlefield, joins her barnstormi... read more
Despite what his brother and his sponsor think, Tate isn’t an addict. He has the 30-day chip to prove it. But when his father learns Tate’s been running an illegal card room out of a friend’s dorm to pay off old gambling debts, Tate is cut off. With his family no longer talking to him, his aunt Nora offers him a chance to intern for her political campaign. Juggling school with the intense inte... read more
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An astute copyeditor focusing on literature, thrillers and crime/mysteries while balancing pragmatism with compassion and diplomacy.
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