Courtney B. Jenkins

Courtney B. Jenkins - Editor

Montpelier, VT, USA

Specializing in memoir and first-person fiction, I am eager to help you tell your story in the most compelling way.

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Overview

I am enthusiastic about cadence and flow. I have a gift for keeping readers engaged with your story, and I spot errors like a ninja.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Health & wellbeing
Home & Garden
Fiction
Humor & Comedy
Women's Fiction

Work experience

Freelance Copy/Line Editor

Self-employed
February, 2014 – Present (over 5 years)

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Fading Past

Mary Kathleen Mehuron

As America exploded into the swinging sixties, nine-year-old Mary Patricia's parents fled their old melting pot neighborhood to join the upwardly mobile members of the cocktail generation. Abandoned at seventeen when her family moves yet again, Mary Patricia is left to ride out a tsunami of struggle, including lying about her age in order to land a job working for the Chicago Mafia. Gut instin... read more

As America exploded into the swinging sixties, nine-year-old Mary Patricia's parents fled their old melting pot neighborhood to join the upwardly mobile members of the cocktail generation. Abandoned at seventeen when her family moves yet again, Mary Patricia is left to ride out a tsunami of struggle, including lying about her age in order to land a job working for the Chicago Mafia. Gut instin... read more

The Opposite of Never: A Novel

Mary Kathleen Mehuron

Life is mostly a mixed bag.Devastated when they lose their spouses, both Kenny Simmons and Georgia Best carry on for the sake of their children, although they are certain that the best part of their lives is long over. Then Georgia and her lifelong companions, Linda and Yvonne, meet Kenny while walking down a dusty Vermont country road, and the four of them hit it off. Soon, Kenny becomes a re... read more

Life is mostly a mixed bag.Devastated when they lose their spouses, both Kenny Simmons and Georgia Best carry on for the sake of their children, although they are certain that the best part of their lives is long over. Then Georgia and her lifelong companions, Linda and Yvonne, meet Kenny while walking down a dusty Vermont country road, and the four of them hit it off. Soon, Kenny becomes a re... read more

A ReefBum’s Guide To Keeping an SPS Reef Tank: A Blueprint For Success

Keith Berkelhamer

Do you want to learn how to achieve optimal growth rates and amazing colors with SPS (small polyp stony coral)? A ReefBum’s Guide To Keeping an SPS Reef Tank – A Blueprint For Success, relates insights from an award winning reef keeper who’s earned tank of the month honors once from Reef2Reef, and twice from Reef Central (one of the few to do so on RC).This reef aquarium book covers a number o... read more

Do you want to learn how to achieve optimal growth rates and amazing colors with SPS (small polyp stony coral)? A ReefBum’s Guide To Keeping an SPS Reef Tank – A Blueprint For Success, relates insights from an award winning reef keeper who’s earned tank of the month honors once from Reef2Reef, and twice from Reef Central (one of the few to do so on RC).This reef aquarium book covers a number o... read more

Burgundy: Twisted Roots (Vengeance in the Vineyard Mysteries)

Janet Hubbard

Max Maguire of the NYPD, daughter of a legendary NY cop and a French mother disowned by her aristocratic family when she married, met examining magistrate Olivier Chaumont over murder at the wedding of an old friend in the Champagne wine region. They remained on-again-off-again partners and lovers over more murder again, this time in Bordeaux. And now, six months later, Max is on her way to Bu... read more

Max Maguire of the NYPD, daughter of a legendary NY cop and a French mother disowned by her aristocratic family when she married, met examining magistrate Olivier Chaumont over murder at the wedding of an old friend in the Champagne wine region. They remained on-again-off-again partners and lovers over more murder again, this time in Bordeaux. And now, six months later, Max is on her way to Bu... read more

Bordeaux: The Bitter Finish: A Vengeance in the Vineyard Mystery

Janet Hubbard

In Bordeaux: The Bitter Finish, thirty-year-old, NYPD detective Max Maguire returns to France as bodyguard to a famous American wine critic. But when her client turns up dead in her hotel room, and a precious bottle of wine goes missing, Max has no choice but to team up with examining magistrate and former lover, Olivier Chaumont. Max, using aggressive tactics learned from her homicide detecti... read more

In Bordeaux: The Bitter Finish, thirty-year-old, NYPD detective Max Maguire returns to France as bodyguard to a famous American wine critic. But when her client turns up dead in her hotel room, and a precious bottle of wine goes missing, Max has no choice but to team up with examining magistrate and former lover, Olivier Chaumont. Max, using aggressive tactics learned from her homicide detecti... read more

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