Jennifer Crosswhite

Jennifer Crosswhite - Editor

Yucaipa, California, USA

Developmental editor with over 15 years of experience specializing in Christian fiction and sweet romance in all forms. Worked at Zondervan.

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Overview

I'm an industry veteran that loves partnering with authors to get the book of their heart out to the world. My experience spans both sides of the publishing desk including as a marketing director, director of communication, and managing editor. I understand the breadth of publishing in all its forms.

I empower authors to write their book, find and keep their voice, and improve their craft. I cut through the overwhelm to help you reach your goals. I'll help you tell your story the best way possible. I love all forms of romance including romantic suspense and historical, religious and inspirational, and women's fiction.

[Jennifer Crosswhite] has revolutionized how I write my stories. [She] provides great structure, helps me to get to know my characters better, and keeps my writing on track. From novice to professional, everyone can benefit.

—USA Today Best-selling author Liz Tolsma

[Jennifer Crosswhite] has provided me with excellent editing, creative story help ... I will be using this service again. I never feel like I did something wrong because the advice, edits, and suggestions are given in a friendly manner.

― Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, CBA Best Selling author of Mind of Her Own

I’m currently writing my first novel and thought I would just be able to sit down and the words and plot would flow. I found this wasn’t the case. Who knew?! Jennifer ... has been invaluable to me, teaching me what I need to write captivating fiction novels. I know I wouldn’t be where I am in my writing without Jennifer’s wisdom and training. Thank you Jennifer!!!

–– Xan Barnard, aspiring author

Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Christian Fiction
Historical Fiction
Romance
Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Inspirational

Certifications

  • PEN

Work experience

Owner

Self-employed
March, 2014 – Present (about 8 years)

A California native who’s spent significant time in the Midwest, I have over 15 years of experience in business, marketing, and publishing. Over this time, I have held the titles of marketing director, managing editor, graphic designer, and director of communication.

My skills include complex project management, writing and editing, marketing, and graphic design. I am an bestselling, agented author, having ghost-written nonfiction and written novels, curriculum, and award-winning articles and short stories.

My clients include Our Daily Bread Ministries, Credo Communications, Zondervan, HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Barbour Publishing, and Concordia. I have degrees in Business Administration, History, and Comparative Literature from the University of California (Riverside and Irvine).

I partner with other industry experts to create a team that will provide you with the best product possible. I look forward to partnering with you to bring your ideas to market.

Managing Editor

Zondervan/HarperCollins
October, 2010 – March, 2014 (over 3 years)

Project managed a $60 million product line, coordinating Editorial, Creative, Marketing, Production, Composition, and Finance. Responsible for checking and signing off on all final edits for cover and interior copy, coordinated editorial workload, and hired freelance editors.

Portfolio (16 selected works)

The Pink Bonnet: True Colors: Historical Stories of American Crime

Liz Tolsma

How far will a mother go to find out what happened to her daughter while in the care of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society in 1932?

How far will a mother go to find out what happened to her daughter while in the care of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society in 1932?

Mind of Her Own

Diana Lesire Brandmeyer

Who knew making dinner could change your life? Louisa Copeland certainly didn’t. But when the George Foreman grill falls out of the pantry onto her head, resulting in a bump and a mighty case of amnesia, Louisa’s life takes a turn for the unexpected. Who is this Collin fellow, claiming she is his wife? And whose kids are those? Her name can’t be Louisa. Why, she is the renowned romance writer ... read more

Who knew making dinner could change your life? Louisa Copeland certainly didn’t. But when the George Foreman grill falls out of the pantry onto her head, resulting in a bump and a mighty case of amnesia, Louisa’s life takes a turn for the unexpected. Who is this Collin fellow, claiming she is his wife? And whose kids are those? Her name can’t be Louisa. Why, she is the renowned romance writer ... read more

A Bride's Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee (Frontier Legacy Brides Book 1)

Diana Lesire Brandmeyer

SHE PROMISED TO PROTECT HER HOME. SHE DIDN'T EXPECT AN ARRANGED MARRIAGE Travis Logan, a Civil War field doctor has sworn off battle and practicing medicine. But when a man collapses at his feet, Travis lends his aid. But once again it’s not enough. Before the man dies, he makes Travis promise to take his land and to find heaven. For months Heaven Wharton has fought off marauders while caring ... read more

SHE PROMISED TO PROTECT HER HOME. SHE DIDN'T EXPECT AN ARRANGED MARRIAGE Travis Logan, a Civil War field doctor has sworn off battle and practicing medicine. But when a man collapses at his feet, Travis lends his aid. But once again it’s not enough. Before the man dies, he makes Travis promise to take his land and to find heaven. For months Heaven Wharton has fought off marauders while caring ... read more

Halley Harper, Science Girl Extraordinaire: Secret Rock Aftershock

Tracy Borgmeyer

Science girl extraordinaire Halley Harper can’t believe she is on live TV, until disaster strikes forcing her to grow up and act like the eleven year old she almost is. But why does she still feel stuck in the middle—too little for some things and too big for others?To prove how responsible she is, she offers to babysit her little brother Ben. But that ends up being a disaster too! To make mat... read more

Science girl extraordinaire Halley Harper can’t believe she is on live TV, until disaster strikes forcing her to grow up and act like the eleven year old she almost is. But why does she still feel stuck in the middle—too little for some things and too big for others?To prove how responsible she is, she offers to babysit her little brother Ben. But that ends up being a disaster too! To make mat... read more

The Auctioneer: A High-Octane International Espionage Thriller (Chase Hardeman Series)

D.J. Williams

"An exciting, well-executed thriller . . . the danger is palpable . . . a highly recommended read that will make readers hope for a sequel." Kirkus ReviewsChase Hardeman, a former special ops veteran, is left questioning whether his past covert missions in the Middle East are the cause of the chaos that's erupted in his life. Dreams of leaving a clandestine war behind and becoming a legend lik... read more

"An exciting, well-executed thriller . . . the danger is palpable . . . a highly recommended read that will make readers hope for a sequel." Kirkus ReviewsChase Hardeman, a former special ops veteran, is left questioning whether his past covert missions in the Middle East are the cause of the chaos that's erupted in his life. Dreams of leaving a clandestine war behind and becoming a legend lik... read more

Courageously Uncomfortable: When the real woman you want to be is on the other side of fear

Lisa J Goins

How many more surface conversations over hazelnut lattes are we going to have before we can finally say out loud, “I’m actually not fine!” If you feel plagued with insecurity and driven by fear, if you spend too much of your time comparing yourself to others but never quite measure up, if you crave genuine conversation without the fear of being judged for current struggles or past mistakes—if ... read more

How many more surface conversations over hazelnut lattes are we going to have before we can finally say out loud, “I’m actually not fine!” If you feel plagued with insecurity and driven by fear, if you spend too much of your time comparing yourself to others but never quite measure up, if you crave genuine conversation without the fear of being judged for current struggles or past mistakes—if ... read more

When the Heart Sings (Music of Hope)

Liz Tolsma

The Nazis have forced Natia and Teodor from their Polish farm to a labor camp. Separated, Natia is chosen to be the housekeeper for the camp's overseer, and her husband Teodor is sent to work in the factory. Despite the strict camp rules--and the consequences for disobeying them--Natia finds a way to communicate with Teodor by sending messages through song as she passes Teodor's dormitory.But ... read more

The Nazis have forced Natia and Teodor from their Polish farm to a labor camp. Separated, Natia is chosen to be the housekeeper for the camp's overseer, and her husband Teodor is sent to work in the factory. Despite the strict camp rules--and the consequences for disobeying them--Natia finds a way to communicate with Teodor by sending messages through song as she passes Teodor's dormitory.But ... read more

The Patriarch: The Crockett Chronicles: Book 1

Jennifer Lynn Cary

Sometimes a hero is born, sometimes he rises to the occasion, but sometimes being a hero runs in the family. See how it all began.Antoine Desaure Permonette deCrocketagné, the dashing second in command of the Versailles palace guards for King Louis XIV, is about to have his world turned on its ear when the king’s beautiful and mysterious cousin, Louise de Saix, arrives for a visit. What begins... read more

Sometimes a hero is born, sometimes he rises to the occasion, but sometimes being a hero runs in the family. See how it all began.Antoine Desaure Permonette deCrocketagné, the dashing second in command of the Versailles palace guards for King Louis XIV, is about to have his world turned on its ear when the king’s beautiful and mysterious cousin, Louise de Saix, arrives for a visit. What begins... read more

Protective Custody: Hometown Heroes: Book 1

JL Crosswhite

He’s spent his life protecting his hometown. Now he’s protecting a woman he’ll risk everything to save.Play-it-safe magazine editor Heather McAlister is in the wrong place at the wrong time. As a key witness in a crime shaking the roots of the town’s power brokers, doing the right thing may cost her everything. Including her life. Detective Kyle Taylor is investigating the town’s seemingly uns... read more

He’s spent his life protecting his hometown. Now he’s protecting a woman he’ll risk everything to save.Play-it-safe magazine editor Heather McAlister is in the wrong place at the wrong time. As a key witness in a crime shaking the roots of the town’s power brokers, doing the right thing may cost her everything. Including her life. Detective Kyle Taylor is investigating the town’s seemingly uns... read more

My Name Is Russell Fink

Michael Snyder

Russell Fink is twenty-six years old and determined to salvage a job he hates so he can finally move out of his parents' house for good. He's convinced he gave his twin sister cancer when they were nine years old. And his crazy fiancee refuses to accept the fact that their engagement really is over. Then Sonny, his allegedly clairvoyant basset hound, is found murdered. The ensuing amateur inve... read more

Russell Fink is twenty-six years old and determined to salvage a job he hates so he can finally move out of his parents' house for good. He's convinced he gave his twin sister cancer when they were nine years old. And his crazy fiancee refuses to accept the fact that their engagement really is over. Then Sonny, his allegedly clairvoyant basset hound, is found murdered. The ensuing amateur inve... read more

Return Policy

Michael Snyder

In his second book, novelist Michael Snyder introduces us to three very unusual and distinct voices all torn by tragedy: Willy Finneran, washed-up genre novelist with an espresso maker that just won't die and a habit of avoiding conflict even if it means putting the truth on a sliding scale. Ozena Webb, single mother and Javatek's top customer service representative. She spends every evening p... read more

In his second book, novelist Michael Snyder introduces us to three very unusual and distinct voices all torn by tragedy: Willy Finneran, washed-up genre novelist with an espresso maker that just won't die and a habit of avoiding conflict even if it means putting the truth on a sliding scale. Ozena Webb, single mother and Javatek's top customer service representative. She spends every evening p... read more

Once-A-Day Country Faith: 56 Reflections from Today's Leading Country Music Stars

Pour yourself a fresh, cold glass of sweet tea and ease into your favorite chair with a copy of the Once-A-Day Country Faith. You’ll enjoy a front row seat to an intimate look at your favorite country stars as they discuss the personal significance of their favorite Bible passage. With contributions from 56 of today’s top country artists, the Once-A-Day Country Faith includes the Bible passage... read more

Pour yourself a fresh, cold glass of sweet tea and ease into your favorite chair with a copy of the Once-A-Day Country Faith. You’ll enjoy a front row seat to an intimate look at your favorite country stars as they discuss the personal significance of their favorite Bible passage. With contributions from 56 of today’s top country artists, the Once-A-Day Country Faith includes the Bible passage... read more

Handbook to Scripture, eBook: Integrating the Bible into Everyday Life (Handbook To...)

Kenneth Boa, Kenneth D. Boa, Karen Boa

The Handbook to Scripture guides you through the big picture of the Bible by providing 365 daily readings and Scripture highlights. Each daily reading has four elements: brief introductory paragraphs, a Scripture reading, a prayer of application that relates to the Scripture text, and one or more meditation verses from the reading. These four elements work together to help you internalize the ... read more

The Handbook to Scripture guides you through the big picture of the Bible by providing 365 daily readings and Scripture highlights. Each daily reading has four elements: brief introductory paragraphs, a Scripture reading, a prayer of application that relates to the Scripture text, and one or more meditation verses from the reading. These four elements work together to help you internalize the ... read more

Is Heaven Real?, eBook: Meditations on Scriptures about the Afterlife

Zondervan Bibles

Is Heaven Real? It seems this is an eternal question; one that is as relevant today as at any time in history. This much-debated topic has spurred untold numbers of books, blogs, discussions, and sermons – but in the end, what matters most is what the Bible says about heaven. This ebook is the place to turn to find the answer. Packed with carefully selected scripture from the popular New Inter... read more

Is Heaven Real? It seems this is an eternal question; one that is as relevant today as at any time in history. This much-debated topic has spurred untold numbers of books, blogs, discussions, and sermons – but in the end, what matters most is what the Bible says about heaven. This ebook is the place to turn to find the answer. Packed with carefully selected scripture from the popular New Inter... read more

NIV, Once-A-Day Walk with Jesus Devotional, Paperback: 365 Days in the New Testament

Zondervan

Read through the New Testament in one yearThe Once-A-Day Walk with Jesus Devotional introduces you to the New Testament of the Bible through 365 daily readings, allowing you to read through the New Testament in one year. With devotions created by the trusted ministry Walk Thru the Bible, each devotion offers unique ways to center on God and strengthen your faith. Read a Scripture portion, foll... read more

Read through the New Testament in one yearThe Once-A-Day Walk with Jesus Devotional introduces you to the New Testament of the Bible through 365 daily readings, allowing you to read through the New Testament in one year. With devotions created by the trusted ministry Walk Thru the Bible, each devotion offers unique ways to center on God and strengthen your faith. Read a Scripture portion, foll... read more

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Kurt Brouwer
Enjoyed working with Jennifer. She was competent, professional, and kind in her editorial appraisal of my historical novel manuscript.

Kurt Brouwer, April 2022

Jennifer Crosswhite
Thank you, Kurt! I enjoyed working on your project and wish you all success!

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Joyce Hightower
Definitely worthwhile.

Joyce Hightower, January 2022

Jennifer Crosswhite
Thank you, Joyce! It was a pleasure working with you on your project!

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