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Jen Blood

Jen Blood - Editor

Cushing, Maine, United States

Experienced professional offering expert editing of plot-driven fiction, particularly mystery, thriller, romantic suspense, and fantasy.

Overview

I'm owner of Adian Editing and Publishing Consultation, and have worked as a professional editor for over ten years. I have an MFA in Creative Writing/Popular Fiction, and specialize in content and copy editing of plot-driven fiction, particularly mystery, thriller, and suspense. I am also the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Erin Solomon mysteries, and thus have insight not only on the writing end of things, but the publishing and marketing side as well. You can check out the editing Q&A I did with Joanna Penn, a client of mine, at http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2014/07/14/how-to-find-the-right-editor/.

Services
Languages
English (AUS) English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Crime & Mystery Romance Thriller Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Owner, Head Editor

Adian Editing and Publishing Consultation
April, 2014 – Present (over 3 years)

Started Adian Editing officially in April of 2014, geared toward independent and traditionally published authors seeking specialized content and copy editing of plot-driven fiction, specifically mystery, thriller, suspense, romance, some fantasy, and some YA. I provide editing assistance from the first notion to the final proofread, and also provide supplemental publishing and marketing consultation for my clients.

Portfolio (9 selected works)

Gates of Hell (ARKANE Book 6)

J.F. Penn

An ancient manuscript that leads to the Gates of Hell. A woman’s revenge for the death of her father. ** From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author J.F.Penn **When the last of the Remnant is murdered at the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, ARKANE agent Dr Morgan Sierra is drawn into the hunt for a supernatural Key. She's joined by agent Jake Timber, who must face his own fears as they d... read more

An ancient manuscript that leads to the Gates of Hell. A woman’s revenge for the death of her father. ** From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author J.F.Penn **When the last of the Remnant is murdered at the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, ARKANE agent Dr Morgan Sierra is drawn into the hunt for a supernatural Key. She's joined by agent Jake Timber, who must face his own fears as they d... read more

Day of the Vikings (ARKANE Book 5)

J.F. Penn

A ritual murder on a remote island under the shifting skies of the aurora borealis. A staff of power that can summon Ragnarok, the Viking apocalypse. ** From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author J.F.Penn **When Neo-Viking terrorists invade the British Museum in London to reclaim the staff of Skara Brae, ARKANE agent Dr. Morgan Sierra is trapped in the building along with hostages un... read more

A ritual murder on a remote island under the shifting skies of the aurora borealis. A staff of power that can summon Ragnarok, the Viking apocalypse. ** From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author J.F.Penn **When Neo-Viking terrorists invade the British Museum in London to reclaim the staff of Skara Brae, ARKANE agent Dr. Morgan Sierra is trapped in the building along with hostages un... read more

Darker Water (Once and Forever Book 1)

Lauren Stewart

Some fairytales begin with a kiss...After another painful breakup, Laney Temple finally understands love is a fairytale and sex rarely comes with a happy ending. She’s too busy for it right now anyway—she has a business to run, art to create, and candy to crush. Sure, eventually she’ll be ready to switch from her plastic-and-silicon lover to a flesh-and-blood one. But before that happens, she ... read more

Some fairytales begin with a kiss...After another painful breakup, Laney Temple finally understands love is a fairytale and sex rarely comes with a happy ending. She’s too busy for it right now anyway—she has a business to run, art to create, and candy to crush. Sure, eventually she’ll be ready to switch from her plastic-and-silicon lover to a flesh-and-blood one. But before that happens, she ... read more

Liar, Liar, Tabloid Writer

Suzie Quint

Cleo Morgan's dream of being a respectable member of the mainstream press is waylaid when her mother, a retired Las Vegas showgirl, gets into a financial jam. Instead of following up her Pulitzer-nominated story with more hard-hitting news, she’ll be writing a different kind of exposé. Soon it will be stories about Bigfoot sightings and alien abductions and having dinner with Elvis. And the da... read more

Cleo Morgan's dream of being a respectable member of the mainstream press is waylaid when her mother, a retired Las Vegas showgirl, gets into a financial jam. Instead of following up her Pulitzer-nominated story with more hard-hitting news, she’ll be writing a different kind of exposé. Soon it will be stories about Bigfoot sightings and alien abductions and having dinner with Elvis. And the da... read more

City of Ghosts: A Mystery in Vienna

Shawn Kobb

VIENNA. A city of history and culture, where Mozart, Freud, and Beethoven once walked the streets. For American university student Jake Meyer, it is a chance to recover from a family tragedy he left behind. Surrounded by the baroque palaces and charming squares of the city, he hopes to pull his life back together.However, Jake quickly learns danger lurks in the most beautiful of places and his... read more

VIENNA. A city of history and culture, where Mozart, Freud, and Beethoven once walked the streets. For American university student Jake Meyer, it is a chance to recover from a family tragedy he left behind. Surrounded by the baroque palaces and charming squares of the city, he hopes to pull his life back together.However, Jake quickly learns danger lurks in the most beautiful of places and his... read more

The Sense of Reckoning: An Ann Kinnear Suspense Novel (The Ann Kinnear Suspense Novels Book 2)

Matty Dalrymple

After solving the Philadelphia Socialite murder, Ann Kinnear should be riding high. Instead, she's depressed and considering abandoning her spirit sensing business. To add to her problems, Ann has suffered a series of injuries to her hands—could these be the ghostly repercussions of the violence that ended her last case?Ann goes to Maine to solicit help from fellow spirit senser Garrick Masser... read more

After solving the Philadelphia Socialite murder, Ann Kinnear should be riding high. Instead, she's depressed and considering abandoning her spirit sensing business. To add to her problems, Ann has suffered a series of injuries to her hands—could these be the ghostly repercussions of the violence that ended her last case?Ann goes to Maine to solicit help from fellow spirit senser Garrick Masser... read more

Lyon's Roar: Zodiac Assassins Book 1

Artemis Crow

Twelve Zodiac Assassins. Forged in the Darkness of the InBetween, Ruled by the Shadow Side of their Stars, The Only Hope for the Light of Humanity. The InBetween, a subterranean haven created by the goddess Hecate for persecuted paranormals and ruled by twelve formerly-human princes, has been hidden for centuries, their numbers growing, and their hatred for humans festering. So when the parano... read more

Twelve Zodiac Assassins. Forged in the Darkness of the InBetween, Ruled by the Shadow Side of their Stars, The Only Hope for the Light of Humanity. The InBetween, a subterranean haven created by the goddess Hecate for persecuted paranormals and ruled by twelve formerly-human princes, has been hidden for centuries, their numbers growing, and their hatred for humans festering. So when the parano... read more

Unearthed (The Heights Book 2)

Lauren Stewart

“What would you give up for freedom?”“Everything.”“Even if it wasn’t yours?”For three years, Keira lived in hell on earth, kept and tortured by a psychopath. He should’ve killed her. Because now she’s looking for payback, to see his face when she shoves a stake into his chest, to feel his dust under her boot. Then she’ll finally be free…of everything but the memories, scars, and nightmares. Un... read more

“What would you give up for freedom?”“Everything.”“Even if it wasn’t yours?”For three years, Keira lived in hell on earth, kept and tortured by a psychopath. He should’ve killed her. Because now she’s looking for payback, to see his face when she shoves a stake into his chest, to feel his dust under her boot. Then she’ll finally be free…of everything but the memories, scars, and nightmares. Un... read more

CLUB MEDicine: A gripping psychological thriller with a shocking twist

Jack Kinsley

“An exceptionally well-written novel and a psychological thriller in the best sense of the word.” -Readers+Writers JournalWhat drives a reasonable man to commit murder? Travis Martin was the great American success story. A former addict who started the premiere private rehab in the hills of Malibu, California, he had it all: a thriving business, a beautiful wife, and a daughter who was the cen... read more

“An exceptionally well-written novel and a psychological thriller in the best sense of the word.” -Readers+Writers JournalWhat drives a reasonable man to commit murder? Travis Martin was the great American success story. A former addict who started the premiere private rehab in the hills of Malibu, California, he had it all: a thriving business, a beautiful wife, and a daughter who was the cen... read more

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