Editing, consulting, teaching memoir and pitch classes.
As acquiring editor and then editor-in-chief, I worked with authors from query to manuscript to book, through completion of marketing plan.
"When I was a young horse, I thought if I wasn’t always good, I could at least be useful. Then I broke my leg." When Snoopy was three years old, he won the 2007 Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Association Trail Futurity. His trainer and his owner had his career mapped out—he would be campaigned around the circuit and qualify to be invited to the AQHA World Show. Then in 2008, Snoopy broke his left... read more
Experience a chef s fifty-year journey beginning as a dishwasher, on to the Army mess tents, through a day from hell at one of his successful restaurants, to his thriving charter dinner cruise business. An insider s exploration of the challenges and triumphs of a life in the kitchen told with humor, frankness, optimism, and his favorite recipes.
Between the Lines tells the story of three girls who become friends during the racially-charged aftermath of the 1967 Detroit Riots. Hattie Percha is crushed when the riots start on her tenth birthday, and when she must move away from her treasured childhood home and friends, attending public school for the first time, she’s afraid her life is over. Then, she meets Beverly Jo Nichols, her firs... read more
Winner of three independent book awards: NIEA, Readers’ Favorites and Beverly Hills Book AwardsAfter her mother and father divorce at age seven, Leslie quickly learns the hard lessons of being Dad's favorite. The abuse begins at age nine and doesn't end until she begins to fight back at Fourteen. Her father, a larger-than-life Norwegian, assumed full custody of Leslie and her two sisters and m... read more
A journey of self-discovery unfolds as a woman travels with her adult daughters to the Galapagos to see natural selection in action. Her memoir of family bonding is set amongst giant tortoises, salt-crested marine iguanas, and crimson-throated Magnificent Frigatebirds; includes photographs and an essay on the life and work of Charles Darwin.
The journey of a good girl to glittery party girlTel Aviv. Israel's very own city of sin. And for Sarah Dakar, the metropolis becomes just that once she is evacuated from her home in Gush Katif, Gaza by the army she once loved and admired -- an army to which her brother lost his life. She never believed the "Expulsion" -- as she called this historic 2005 event -- would happen. As she settles i... read more
Teacher Samantha Stitsill is a fixer, and her hot detective, Jim McGrath, has lost his memory. In hopes of spurring his recovery, she plans a trip to the Wendell Gilley Museum in Bar Harbor, Maine, where McGrath will carve by day and woo her by night. When the trip leaves Samantha with extra time on her hands, she finds a friend in local psychologist, Katharine Nelson. Katharine joins Sam in h... read more
The year is 1985 in Deadly Little Secrets, a story about taking sides and playing dirty. A work of fiction, in many parts of the USA, the issue of AIDS education in public high schools is still the hot button it was back when the virus first took hold and this story takes place. The political divide clearly demarcated now was just beginning to ‘crack’ in many communities resembling Corona Cove... read more
She was looking for a horse. What she found was romance. And danger.Willie Adams is at the L.A. Equestrian Center shopping for her first horse. A young widow struggling with the idea of dating again, she never expected that a gorgeous trainer like Tyler Ransome would notice her. But he did.He wasn’t the only one, either. Bobby Fermino is not as handsome, nor as pleasant. After attacking Willie... read more
Christa, a shy college student, is interning at a Chicago law firm. One morning, she spots a mysterious stranger across the street from her office. This seemingly casual incident tears Christa from her world and sends her into a terrifying struggle with the remorseless immortal, Mack.Mack comes from another time and place, not so long ago in years, but very far from Christa’s urban world. Mack... read more
A collection of three decades of poetry by Diane Shea, peace activist, artist, and celebrant.
Thirty-seven writers are represented in this third anthology from San Diego Writers, Ink, in a collection that includes poetry, short stories, novel and memoir excerpts, creative nonfiction, and flash fiction.
The story of the Spanish expedition to help found San Diego is told through diary excerpts and the author's comments, taking the reader day-by-day on the journey through the unexplored, desolate wilderness of northern Baja California. Listed for the first time are the names of all Hispanic members of the expedition party. Full-color maps provide a graphic statement of the journey.
In the early 1970s, Michael Humfreville and his wife left their surburban home and their jobs at NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena and headed to Baja Californias Bahia de los Angeles. Living in a tiny hut they constructed on a remote beach, they bonded with each and the special place theyd found. In 1985 they did it again, taking their boys, aged 6 and 8, and living in another beachs... read more
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Freelance book editor and writing/editing teacher with over fifteen years' publishing experience, specializing in manuscript development.
Over 8 years experience in literature, anthologies, and short fiction at Macmillan. I'm always looking for exciting new projects!