Eric Dalen

Eric Dalen - Editor

Southern California

I am an author, freelance writer, editor, and a confidential ghostwriter for many categories and genres. @TheWritingFreak

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Overview

I am an author, freelance writer, editor, and a confidential ghostwriter for many categories and genres. Go to EricDalen.com for more information, or follow me on Twitter @TheWritingFreak.

Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure
Christian
Crime & Mystery
Historical Fiction
Humor & Comedy
Romance
Thriller
Women's Fiction

Work experience

Writer, editor, ghost

EricDalen.com
March, 2001 – Present (over 17 years)

Offering confidential ghostwriting services to both first-time and established fiction authors, as well as editing and enhancement of existing manuscripts. I can work from outlines and character sketches, using your personalized voice and style to match the tone and design you are looking to achieve. For existing works, I can flesh out characterizations to bring them to life, deepen dialogue, streamline narratives, tighten plotlines, add humor where applicable, and inject suspense and tension.

Past work has been confidentially contracted, mostly for established authors who work under pen names, or who do not want it publically known someone else "assisted" on their creative work. I do not need nor expect co-writing status, bylines or acknowledgments -- I prefer to keep the "secret" between us. You come up with the idea, I put it on paper, and you get the credit.

Specialties: Mystery fiction, suspense fiction, general fiction, western fiction, thriller fiction, women's fiction, Christian fiction and Christian non-fiction.

Portfolio (4 selected works)

The Fear of The Dark

Eric Dalen

Neil Van Ness' life begins to unravel. First, his wife's affair ends their marriage. Almost immediately, Neil finds himself the subject of an FBI manhunt, charged with his parents' deaths, 15 years ago -- murders he didn't commit. Worse, the real killer is pulling every string he can to track down Neil, who has gone on the run. With the help of friends and even his estranged wife, Neil success... read more

Neil Van Ness' life begins to unravel. First, his wife's affair ends their marriage. Almost immediately, Neil finds himself the subject of an FBI manhunt, charged with his parents' deaths, 15 years ago -- murders he didn't commit. Worse, the real killer is pulling every string he can to track down Neil, who has gone on the run. With the help of friends and even his estranged wife, Neil success... read more

Confusion

Eric Dalen

At three in the morning, Aaron Montaine is driving home from his night job, when he sees a terrified and bloodied woman running blindly down the center of the street. Not far behind her is a man in a three-piece suit with a gun. Stop the guy, save the woman, is all Aaron can think - throwing the passenger's side door open, he lets the woman jump in and then takes off. The woman tells him nothi... read more

At three in the morning, Aaron Montaine is driving home from his night job, when he sees a terrified and bloodied woman running blindly down the center of the street. Not far behind her is a man in a three-piece suit with a gun. Stop the guy, save the woman, is all Aaron can think - throwing the passenger's side door open, he lets the woman jump in and then takes off. The woman tells him nothi... read more

Confusion

Eric Dalen

When Aaron Montaine rescues a waitress from a man with a gun, he had no idea it would set off a chain of events that would leave four people dead, get his son kidnapped, and put him at the center of a murder investigation. A crooked state senator, two hitmen, a mistress, a jealous husband, a supreme court justice, and an alcoholic ex-wife only manage to make things more complicated. Can Aaron ... read more

When Aaron Montaine rescues a waitress from a man with a gun, he had no idea it would set off a chain of events that would leave four people dead, get his son kidnapped, and put him at the center of a murder investigation. A crooked state senator, two hitmen, a mistress, a jealous husband, a supreme court justice, and an alcoholic ex-wife only manage to make things more complicated. Can Aaron ... read more

The Fear of The Dark

Eric Dalen

Neil Van Ness' life begins to unravel. First, his wife's affair ends their marriage. Almost immediately, Neil finds himself the subject of an FBI manhunt, charged with his parents' deaths, 15 years ago -- murders he didn't commit. Worse, the real killer is pulling every string he can to track down Neil, who has gone on the run. With the help of friends and even his estranged wife, Neil success... read more

Neil Van Ness' life begins to unravel. First, his wife's affair ends their marriage. Almost immediately, Neil finds himself the subject of an FBI manhunt, charged with his parents' deaths, 15 years ago -- murders he didn't commit. Worse, the real killer is pulling every string he can to track down Neil, who has gone on the run. With the help of friends and even his estranged wife, Neil success... read more

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