Courtenay Dodds

Courtenay Dodds - Editor

Exeter, NH

Developmental, substantive and line editor, I work with Independent and Self-Published Authors.

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Overview

As a writer, reader, and editor, I have decades of experience working with people in a wide number of industries, from the more traditional - publishing and graphic design - to the more outlandish – road side rug salesmen and traveling artists. My extensive business background enables me to offer budding novelists and story tellers a professional experience with the encouragement and thoughtfulness of someone who’s been in their shoes. I work from my home in New Hampshire where I do freelance editing, write fiction and dabble in backyard farming.
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Anthologies
Fantasy
Horror
Mystery & Crime
Romance
Science Fiction
Short Story
Thriller & Suspense
Women's Fiction
Young Adult
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs

Portfolio (8 selected works)

First Magyc (Guardians of the Path Book 1)

Nicole DragonBeck

An ancient Prophecy. A girl with a mysterious power. Will she save magyc, or destroy it?If a door suddenly appeared in your apartment building, would you open it?Ria - a perfectly normal twelve year old girl - is hesitant to do so, but the ethereal song spilling from behind the door persuades her to help the Guardian who is trapped behind the door and between worlds. She discovers a land of ma... read more

An ancient Prophecy. A girl with a mysterious power. Will she save magyc, or destroy it?If a door suddenly appeared in your apartment building, would you open it?Ria - a perfectly normal twelve year old girl - is hesitant to do so, but the ethereal song spilling from behind the door persuades her to help the Guardian who is trapped behind the door and between worlds. She discovers a land of ma... read more

The Death of Jimmy

Lisa Barry, Dalia Lance, D.J. Kemp, Erika Lance, Jenifer Paquette, Laura Price, Nicole DragonBeck, Rhiannon Matlock, Anne Cargile

Dear Reader,My name is Jimmy and I am going to die.Not to worry, I haven't given away anything important. I instead wanted to talk about, what you will soon see, is the inevitable.In the following pages you will glimpse my many lives. Some were filled with adventure, some with love, and some danger. You shouldn’t feel bad for me. I have loved living and more importantly, I know I am going to d... read more

Dear Reader,My name is Jimmy and I am going to die.Not to worry, I haven't given away anything important. I instead wanted to talk about, what you will soon see, is the inevitable.In the following pages you will glimpse my many lives. Some were filled with adventure, some with love, and some danger. You shouldn’t feel bad for me. I have loved living and more importantly, I know I am going to d... read more

Behind the Veil

Nicole DragonBeck, Lisa Barry, Angel Woolery, Erika Lance, JM Paquette, Laura Price, Rhiannon Matlock, Dalia Lance

Dearest Reader,I hope you're comfortable all snuggled up in the apparent comfort of your own home. Perhaps you are enjoying a crackling fire, a hot cup of cocoa, or maybe you're wrapped in a warm blanket.Have you ever felt like you are being watched, only to turn and find no one there? Do you ever hear whispers and dismiss them as the wind? Footsteps in an otherwise empty house? The trail of f... read more

Dearest Reader,I hope you're comfortable all snuggled up in the apparent comfort of your own home. Perhaps you are enjoying a crackling fire, a hot cup of cocoa, or maybe you're wrapped in a warm blanket.Have you ever felt like you are being watched, only to turn and find no one there? Do you ever hear whispers and dismiss them as the wind? Footsteps in an otherwise empty house? The trail of f... read more

The Guardians (Gargoyles Den Book One)

Lisa Barry

For empath Sloane, love is a joke.When you can read Aura’s, it makes for terrible date material. While trying to live a normal life, Sloane keeps to herself and trusts no one.Until she meets sexy Liam, with the unreadable Aura.Jumping headlong into the Guardian’s hidden world, Sloane discovers that the creatures of the night are not always the scary bedtime stories she thought.But some of them... read more

For empath Sloane, love is a joke.When you can read Aura’s, it makes for terrible date material. While trying to live a normal life, Sloane keeps to herself and trusts no one.Until she meets sexy Liam, with the unreadable Aura.Jumping headlong into the Guardian’s hidden world, Sloane discovers that the creatures of the night are not always the scary bedtime stories she thought.But some of them... read more

Waitress: a memoir

Angel Woolery

Thirty years of hefting trays full of food, warming the muffins of strangers and dealing with cranky customers has brought this waitress to the edge. From ice machine shenanigans to children running amok, you’ll experience the restaurant business from an insider’s view and guaranteed, you’ll never look at your fellow diners the same again.Alternately hilarious and horrifying, Waitress is sure ... read more

Thirty years of hefting trays full of food, warming the muffins of strangers and dealing with cranky customers has brought this waitress to the edge. From ice machine shenanigans to children running amok, you’ll experience the restaurant business from an insider’s view and guaranteed, you’ll never look at your fellow diners the same again.Alternately hilarious and horrifying, Waitress is sure ... read more

My Home on Whore Island: A Randi Michaels Novel

Dalia Lance

What happens when you stop looking for Mr. Right and start looking for Mr. Right Now? A day comes in every girl's life when she tosses a few condoms in her purse, throws caution to the wind, and says, “Let’s Do This!" Well, maybe not every girl, but when Randi Michaels finds out her boyfriend has cheated on her, she decides to turn the tables and take control. Giving each playmate a nickname a... read more

What happens when you stop looking for Mr. Right and start looking for Mr. Right Now? A day comes in every girl's life when she tosses a few condoms in her purse, throws caution to the wind, and says, “Let’s Do This!" Well, maybe not every girl, but when Randi Michaels finds out her boyfriend has cheated on her, she decides to turn the tables and take control. Giving each playmate a nickname a... read more

Klauden's Ring: Klauden's Ring Saga Book 1

JM Paquette

When Hannah van Kreeosk fled from her father’s castle and all of the expectations of being First Daughter, she thought that finding a willing meal would be the worst of her problems. A natural born vampire, she never expected an attack that would leave her wounded and in need of protection.Traveling with the handsome elven warrior Rory Tallerin proves a tempting way to spend her time.Unfortuna... read more

When Hannah van Kreeosk fled from her father’s castle and all of the expectations of being First Daughter, she thought that finding a willing meal would be the worst of her problems. A natural born vampire, she never expected an attack that would leave her wounded and in need of protection.Traveling with the handsome elven warrior Rory Tallerin proves a tempting way to spend her time.Unfortuna... read more

Dark Legends (presented by the Ink Slingers Guild)

Lisa Barry, Anne Cargile, Alanna J. Rubin, Nicole DragonBeck, JM Paquette, Rhiannon Matlock, Desiree Matlock, Erika Lance, Brandon Scott

The Ink Slinger's Guild kills it once again with a creepy collection of short stories. Every story is required to have a pumpkin involved, in whatever way the author delights. House in the Wood by Alanna J. RubinDaegon Rell has mourned the loss of his love for centuries. When an unexpected package arrives, his perception of the past will be challenged and, perhaps, holds promise of a future he... read more

The Ink Slinger's Guild kills it once again with a creepy collection of short stories. Every story is required to have a pumpkin involved, in whatever way the author delights. House in the Wood by Alanna J. RubinDaegon Rell has mourned the loss of his love for centuries. When an unexpected package arrives, his perception of the past will be challenged and, perhaps, holds promise of a future he... read more

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