I help writers improve their craft, find community, and connect to experts. I help writers self-publish manuscripts, find literary agents, develop early drafts into marketable books, and perfect their prose.
I offer a variety of services from coaching, project management, developmental editing, copy editing, and proof reading. I also offer ghost writing services for the right projects.
A large part of my expertise in editing and publishing comes from my work interning with literary agent Carrie Pestritto. As Carrie's intern, I read her queries and provided feedback on current and prospective client manuscripts. I also helped her authors with marketing plans, contest entry, and brainstorming and outlining new projects.
As the Membership and Social Media Coordinator for my SCBWI region, I welcome new members to the region, stay abreast of regional news and publishing trends, and help organize regional events where I work with agents and editors.
At the University of Baltimore, I taught my students how to embrace the process of drafting and revision to improve their writing and thinking skills. I worked with my students to analyze purpose, audience, and genre so they would have the tools to approach any writing situation in their academic and professional careers. I worked with many multi-language learners at the University of Baltimore and enjoy working one-on-one with writers whose first language was not English.
I strategically planned and executed marketing programs for clients at a marketing agency and as an independent consultant. I worked on a mix of content strategy, social media strategy, social media management, project management, account management, content creation, and content editing. I wrote, edited, and published many white-labeled non-fiction articles, white papers, and ebooks in this role.
Finding the perfect lip gloss? Easy. Finding your way in the world? A whole lot harder . . .Who would have thought that a teenager could have a successful career creating makeup tutorial videos on YouTube? For Lacey Robbins, this dream has been her reality. An up-and-coming YouTuber, she has thousands of fans and can't wait for the day when her subscriber count reaches the one million mark. An... read more
A heartbreaking and lyrical debut novel about twins who navigate first love, their Jewish identity, and opposite results from a genetic test that determines their fate--whether they inherited their mother's Huntington's disease.Eighteen-year-old twins Adina and Tovah have little in common besides their ambitious nature. Viola prodigy Adina yearns to become a soloist--and to convince her music ... read more
From the author of The Truth Beneath the Lies, which the bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying, Karen M. McManus, called "smart, suspenseful, and unpredictable," comes a psychological thriller about a girl who must keep her arsonist ways hidden--or watch her life go up in flames.Jenny didn't want to move to the creepy, possibly haunted town with her dad. But the cops are on to her, and the ... read more
Rafael Alvarez composed a narrative to put the Baltimore Love Project into context. Hear stories from a spectrum of perspectives, see the project in a new light through Sean Scheidts photos and spread Love using your own stencil insert from the book. Let the conversations about love continue. A poster will be include with every book purchase.
A three-nosed performer who escaped from a small town, A man in love with a neuro-bot in a futuristic dome world, A lone seeker questing for a name in a psychedelic desert. Blood of Other Worlds is a kaleidoscopic universe, a celebration of the strange and surreal. From the strangers of a damned fair to the grid-lines of technological lust, themes of identity and existence are explored. "All t... read more
Xantan County is about the people you remember on your way out of town. Its seven loosely connected short stories about mythologized local heroes, superstitions and those quiet moments alone when you're forced to face the noisiest parts of your life. They're character driven stories about identity and growing up, moving on, life andLove, in whatever way that presents itself. Between friends, f... read more
War and Wilderness, book two: Mandated* * *--BACK COVER DESCRIPTION--She’s a teen, not a survivalist. He’s a villain, not a hero.Louise steadied herself by exhaling slowly. "After all I’ve done to help him, he’s been so thankless." Granted, she hadn’t been perfectly gracious, either.Canada, September 2016—A refugee of war, Louise Stella has been forced into the forests of Quebec to fend for he... read more
The demons want her soul. The colony wants her hanged. No one said being a sorcerer’s apprentice would be easy.Kate Finch is desperate to outrun the murderous spirits stalking her. The sixteen-year-old orphan couldn’t save her family—but once she sets foot in Boston in 1736, she swears she won’t lose another person in her life to a demon. When her path leads to the abandoned town of Salem, she... read more
Sixteen-year-old Samuel, son of devout cleric, has endured shame and prejudice his entire life. Though he is destined to follow in his father’s footsteps, he longs for an ordinary life in the whitelands away from talk of demons and holy roots. When the mayor claims to have captured a mute demon-girl, Samuel is forced to become her caretaker. But as Samuel gets to know the prisoner, he finds he... read more
Would you haunt your family to save them?Held captive for thirty-eight years by the demon responsible for his death, Tim Lane grasps a sliver of hope. But escape means unwinding the demon’s harrowing deceptions—by driving his beloved family out of their home. Tim’s choice? Move on to the afterlife proper, or risk everything to put an end to his infernal captor’s terrible scheme. One desperate ... read more
A leading figure in the art world unravels the mystery of the world’s most controversial relic.The history of the Christian church is strewn with holy relics and artifacts, none more controversial than the Shroud of Turin, the supposed burial cloth of Christ. In The Holy Shroud Gary Vikan shows that the shroud is not the burial cloth of Jesus, but rather a photograph-like body print of a medie... read more
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I have copyedited and proofread more than five hundred books, adult and children's, nonfiction and fiction, in all genres.
Hello and welcome! I have 16 years of editing experience and specialize in YA, MG, lit fic, LGBT+, women's fiction and authenticity reads.