I am here to help YOU! After a long, successful career in writing and editing, I now enjoy ghostwriting books to help others see their dreams come to life in the form of the written word. It gives me great pleasure to help you create the book you envision. I work extremely hard, I am extraordinarily dedicated, and I offer top-notch quality writing. I am easy to work with and will delight in helping you create an outstanding book.
I will produce thought-provoking characters, fresh storylines, and content that will make your readers want to come back for more! Whether I am writing fiction or nonfiction, writing for the young or the old, you will get nothing but the best I can give. I bring a great deal of industry expertise to the table, and I will do whatever I can to help you understand what you would like to know about the publishing process.
I specialize in children’s books of all kinds. I also focus on women’s fiction, suspense, drama, thrillers, mystery, science fiction, and drama. In addition, I have also done a wide variety of memoirs in many forms, plus educational materials from preschool through adult, along with both fiction and nonfiction Christian content including numerous instructional materials for the church. On top of all that, I have worked on every kind of book imaginable, plus eBooks, scripts, articles, puppet shows, marketing materials, internet projects, poetry, lyrics, and much more!
MY CAREER HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
> Publishing Director and Writer for Big Idea Inc. (VeggieTales) and Exclaim Entertainment
> I successfully built the book and curriculum departments for both of these companies from the ground up.
> I have written and edited books for over 25 industry publishers, including Scholastic, Harper Collins, Sony
Entertainment, Disney, Tyndale, Zondervan, Simon & Schuster, McGraw-HIll, Thomas Nelson, Candlewick, and many more.
> I am the writer of over 75 of my own published books, numerous curriculum programs, scripts, and more, including best-sellers, award winners, and chart-toppers!
> I won the Editor of the Year Award, along with Gold and Silver Medallions for writing; series
development; plus numerous other contest awards.
My writing stands out because it is fresh, innovative prose that meets the needs of readers. I have an eye for detail and a keen understanding of market trends. I create intelligent, engaging material leaving readers wanting for more.
I will help you develop your voice and shape your story to make your content memorable. I will provide you with insightful, honest, and constructive feedback that will create a collaborative, encouraging atmosphere and will work to help make your book shine! I am committed to providing my best work and assisting clients in obtaining top-notch products.
Because I work as both a writer and editor, I know and understand what it takes to produce an outstanding book from fruition through to sale. To create a page-turner, I will work through each aspect of your story, including setting, plot, voice, pacing, characterization, dialogue, tone, style, and structure. I can identify strong points and help to correct weaker ones.
In addition to providing ghostwriting, I will deliver top-of-the-line editing, and I am also happy to go over any questions or concerns that you may have as we work through changes and development. That means you get a TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE DEAL! While many clients hire a ghostwriter and then hire an editor to have their work reviewed afterward, that won't be necessary with my services.
I have worked with best-selling authors, celebrities, first-time writers, and clients that wanted no part of the writing process. Now I look forward to working with YOU! Together we will create a book that is everything you hope it will be. I am very anxious to hear from you and all about your book.
Contact me to reserve your time today!
> EFFECTIVE WRITING, ENGAGING STYLE, & COMPELLING CONTENT THAT CREATES A LONG-LASTING IMPRESSION
> VAST EXPERIENCE, QUALITY EXPERTISE, AND A PASSION FOR CREATING CONTENT THAT BRINGS READERS BACK FOR MORE
> EDITING THAT ENHANCES, CORRECTS, SHARPENS, AND FOCUSES ON MEETING YOUR NEEDS
> ON TIME AND ON TARGET, STRIVING TO MAKE EVERY PROJECT A CUT ABOVE THE REST
Please check out my LinkedIn profile for a plethora of outstanding career reviews! Thank you!
I look forward to working with you.
- 2004 Gold Medallion Award for Series Creator of "The Mess Detectives"
- 2004 Silver Medallion Award for "God Loves You Very Much"
- 2006 Best in Curriculum Award for Big Idea's VeggieTales "Veggie Connections" for ages preschool through 6th grade
- 2007 "VeggieTales Bible Storybook" - Top 5 Children's Nonfiction books of the Year
- 2008 First Place Winner of Gideon Film Conference Screenplay Award
- 2010 First Place Winner of Midwest Writer's Conference Novel Contest
A media company specializing in entertainment and education. The creators and producers of the hit program, Barney, and the hit series, BOZ the Bear.
I developed book and curriculum publishing from the ground up, responsible for all book and curriculum creation from idea through product sale. I produced and managed timelines, pipelines, and budgets and obtained and maintained publishing and licensing partnerships.
I created fun, innovative products for educational and entertainment purposes. I wrote and edited many books and curriculum materials in addition to training, acquiring, and supervising a publishing staff and freelancers. I developed a pipeline of over 20 books and 4 curriculum programs over a period of just two years.
I provided key support in all aspects of brand development and formed an effective system of operations while building revenue.
I integrated episodic video into curriculum programs to help build brand value and increase revenue and awareness.
I trained staff, freelance writers, and editors. I also represented the company at conventions and conferences offering keynote presentations, writing, and educational workshops.
Big Idea Productions
A media company specializing in family edutainment and publishing. The creators of the award-winning children's series, VeggieTales, 3-2-1 Penguins, Larryboy, and the feature films Jonah and The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything.
I developed and produced a successful book and curriculum product line from the ground up by creating innovative products. I cultivated and supervised production, timelines, pipelines, and budgets. I served as the lead writer and editor in publishing while providing fresh, imaginative ideas and insight into both the curriculum and book marketplaces.
I collaborated with, supervised, and trained all writers, editors, artists, design, marketing, sales, internet, music, and video team members to advance the brand and provide key creative support in all aspects of product development.
I developed long-term relationships with business partners to foster growth and increase sales. This included partnerships with other publishers, licensees, and mission opportunities.
I integrated backlist products and new video into curriculum products to increase public awareness and increase revenue. I wrote,
directed, and produced training and music videos for use in curriculum programming.
I represented the company at conventions and conferences around the country, providing keynote presentations and a variety of teaching and educational workshops while also mentoring writers.
I provided content creation for blogs, articles, and websites. I crafted compelling storylines that captivated our fan base and created new audiences, increasing website visitation.
A freelance entrepreneur providing writing, editing, consulting, and speaking in the publishing arena.
Major clients include (among many others):
- Harper Collins - Sony Entertainment - Zondervan Publishing - Simon and Schuster - Walt Disney Entertainment - McGraw-Hill Publishing - Quarasan Publishing - WinePress Publishing - Free Spirit Publishing - Celebration Health - Tyndale Publishers - Discovery House - Houghton Mifflin Publishing - B and H Publishing - Precious Moments - The Safe Side - Candlewick Press - Exclaim Entertainment - State Farm - Scholastic - Pearson Publishing - Thomas Nelson - Alpha Omega Publications - Big Idea - Harvest House - Super Snoopers - Angel Press - Christian Broadcast Network - Houghton Mifflin - Candlewick - MacMillan - Big Idea
I am a talented expert with 25 years of solid writing and editorial experience. I provide expert publishing, consultation, writing, editing, and ghostwriting across a variety of genres for fiction, nonfiction, educational, and business content, increasing overall productivity, innovation, and revenue.
I deliver innovative projects from concept development to product launch. I provide a guaranteed deadline delivery along with fast and efficient turn around without sacrificing thorough content development, creativity, and research.
My business has flourished since the start due to effective planning, follow-through, successful product delivery, top-notch customer service, and innovative marketing. I provide strategic problem solving and work hard to create and uncover cost-cutting and revenue-producing opportunities.
I implement strong creativity, leadership, and training while developing content that meets customer needs.
I write and edit extensive projects related to fiction, nonfiction, curriculum, internet, scripts, and much more.