I have taught five different classes through The Loft's online portal, including:
*Back to Basics: Exploring the Elements of Creative Writing
*The Power of POV: Choose the Best Perspective for Your Story
*The Writer's Muse: Explorations in Creativity
*Writing About Place: Creating an Immersive Setting
*Be Your Own Editor: Getting Your Novel Ready for Publication
For my book, The Subway Chronicles: Scenes from Life in New York, I edited essays from writers such as Colson Whitehead, Francine Prose, Calvin Trillin, Jonathan Lethem, Jennifer Toth, Lawrence Block, and more.
Some seven million people board the New York City subway every day, each one with a story to tell. The Subway Chronicles collects twenty-seven of the tales, dramas and comedies that unfold during the daily commute. From the “mole people” living in the subway tunnels, to the transit employees working behind the scenes, to the locals and tourists riding shoulder-to-shoulder in harmony, discord, ... read more
Fifteen year-old James Simmons lives with his parents in Dallas, Texas; James is an internet artist sensation, he sells pictures on the internet of mystical and magical worlds and creatures but what many people don't realize are that these photos are real. James is a Time Travel Kid, he was born with the ability to open and enlarge subatomic wormholes in a place called the quantum foam.When Ja... read more
Gary Strickland is astonished to lose his job before proposing to his childhood sweetheart Angela and braces for a lengthy search through the maze of New York City companies. Three days later Alex Schneider, a successful trade paper’s CFO, hires the recent college graduate to collect unpaid amounts from advertisers. But no sooner is Gary wedged among stingy clients, selfish coworkers, and his ... read more
In the 1950s Appalachia coal fields of Solitude, VA... Smiley Hanlon is placed in the "Mentally Retarded" Class... Because he is different...Being different in America has never been easy; being born different and in the wrong body in Solitude, Virginia in the 1950’s, is brutal. Smiley Hanlon lives day to day trapped in a Coal Miners town, buffeted by the Appalachian’s and generations of hate ... read more
“In prose as undulating as the ocean by which the story is set, THE MOSQUITO HOURS chronicles the Crawford family, a multi-generational family of widowed and unwed women, momentarily at the ebb tide of their lives. Melissa Corliss DeLorenzo takes us into the world of ordinary women living with pluck and dignity despite unplanned pregnancies, underemployment and the untimely deaths of loved one... read more
New York City is one of the most famous places in the world, but it's also home to more than eight million residents. People who are living everyday lives filled with the wonders and fears we all share. "You, Me and the Rest of Us: #NewYorkStories" is a collection of stories about those people who are all trying to find their place in the world. From the comical to the tragic, these vignettes ... read more
Welcome to Grand Prairie, Louisiana—land of confounding accents, hard-drinking senior citizens, and charming sinners—brought to hilarious life in a bracing, heartfelt debut novel simmering with Cajun spice. . .Father Steve Sibille has come home to the bayou to take charge of St. Pete's church. Among his challenges are teenybopper altar girls, insomnia-curing confessions, and alarmingly allurin... read more
A freak accident forces a New Yorker to return to Louisiana and confront her Cajun pastThere is nothing more dangerous than a spooked rhinoceros. It is just before lunchtime when Huey, the prized black rhino of Broussard, Louisiana, erupts from his enclosure, trampling a zoo employee on his way to a rampage in the Cajun countryside. The incident makes the rounds online as News of the Weird, an... read more
In the halls of Congress, on the streets, in the media, the war on fast food is on. Tofu may be topical, but bacon is eternal. Bacon and Egg Man, Ken Wheaton’s second novel, is a sly send-up of a politically correct food establishment, where the Northeast has split off from the rest of the United States. The new Federation is ruled by the electoral descendants of King Mike, a man who made it h... read more
“Sister” is a sacred word. Cattail Beach is joy. Until one day at its shore, both are lost in a single moment.Family is life, and Amy enjoys a gentle, happy one. Devoted parents, a loving marriage, two little girls, a fulfilling career and a cherished relationship with her sister. Amy and Heather are more than sisters—best friends, inseparable confidants, co-workers and, finally, mothers.Catta... read more
The Common is a print and digital literary journal published biannually, in the fall and spring. Issues of The Common include short stories, essays, poems, and images that embody a strong sense of place. The Common Online publishes original content four times per week, including book reviews, interviews, personal essays, short dispatches, poetry, contributor podcasts and recordings, and multim... read more
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Freelance book editor and writing/editing teacher with over fifteen years' publishing experience, specializing in manuscript development.
Intuitive, expert editor with 30 yrs experience teaching fiction writing at a major university. Well-published, knowledgeable, honest, kind.