Jodi Henley

Jodi Henley - Editor

Seattle, WA, USA

Experienced developmental editor specializing in romance, mystery, and YA. All heat levels. Inspy/faith journeys enjoyed and welcome.

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Overview

Hi! My name is Jodi! I am a developmental editor specializing in character-driven fiction and people who've hit the limits of what they can do by themselves. I won't correct your grammar and I can't make you sell, but if you have unlikable or unsympathetic characters, plots that go haywire, bad openings, unsatisfying endings or mushy arcs, I can help. A long-time presenter with Savvyauthors before moving to All Writer Workshops, I have worked on literally hundreds of stories and presented tons of workshops on everything from the transformational character arc, to blurbs, continuing arcs, structure of all sort, troubleshooting, subplots, deconstructions and conflict/motivation. I am very proud of my body of work and my repeat clientele. If you write romance or cozy mysteries, let's talk!
Languages
English (AUS)
English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Contemporary Romance
Cozy Mysteries
New Adult
Paranormal Romance
Romantic Comedy
Romantic Suspense
Time Travel Romance

Work experience

Developmental editor

Self-employed
March, 2008 – Present (over 12 years)

If it's broken and you want someone to go in and fix it, I'm that person. If you want to level up, I can help. If you can't get your tenses straight or your commas perfect--I'm not the droid you're looking for.

Portfolio (17 selected works)

Scent Of A Mate: League Of Gallize Shifters

Dianna Love

New York Times Bestseller Dianna Love’s League of Gallize Shifters are back with a wild ride and sizzling romance in Scent Of A Mate. Gan never wanted to be a shifter and now he’s got a monster Siberian Tiger inside of him. He’s spent his whole life as a prisoner. This is no different. The minute he convinces the happens, Gan plans to vanish and live in a wilderness, leaving shifters behind fo... read more

New York Times Bestseller Dianna Love’s League of Gallize Shifters are back with a wild ride and sizzling romance in Scent Of A Mate. Gan never wanted to be a shifter and now he’s got a monster Siberian Tiger inside of him. He’s spent his whole life as a prisoner. This is no different. The minute he convinces the happens, Gan plans to vanish and live in a wilderness, leaving shifters behind fo... read more

Evalle and Storm: Belador Book 10.5

Dianna Love

New York Times bestseller Dianna Love’s Beladors are back with a special story for Evalle and Storm! This the book fans have been waiting for - Evalle and Storm's. To bond or not to bond should be a simple question, but nothing is ever easy in the life of this particular Skinwalker and Belador couple. Investigating a strange death in unfamiliar territory threatens to rip them apart forever as ... read more

New York Times bestseller Dianna Love’s Beladors are back with a special story for Evalle and Storm! This the book fans have been waiting for - Evalle and Storm's. To bond or not to bond should be a simple question, but nothing is ever easy in the life of this particular Skinwalker and Belador couple. Investigating a strange death in unfamiliar territory threatens to rip them apart forever as ... read more

Coast To Coast: Vancouver Vice Hockey 5

Melanie Ting

Gabriel Olsson is falling in love.From the moment I saw Lily Larson—lost in the middle of campus—I knew she was a golden girl. She’s blessed with charm, beauty, and confidence. Yet out of all the guys in my Swedish hometown, she chose me. I’m not questioning why because Lily is my sunshine in the dark Nordic night. She awakens a romantic side I didn’t know I possessed.Everything was perfect un... read more

Gabriel Olsson is falling in love.From the moment I saw Lily Larson—lost in the middle of campus—I knew she was a golden girl. She’s blessed with charm, beauty, and confidence. Yet out of all the guys in my Swedish hometown, she chose me. I’m not questioning why because Lily is my sunshine in the dark Nordic night. She awakens a romantic side I didn’t know I possessed.Everything was perfect un... read more

Witch Smitten (Witches of Night Meadow Book 3)

V. Vaughn, Violet Vaughn

Kay Knight thinks she’s falling in love with Tucker Eagan all over again. Her childhood crush has returned to Night Meadow Island and is working with the mainland police force, and he’s enlisted Kay to use her magical gifts to help rid the town of the spirits creating havoc. When word gets about Kay’s success, Damon Hawke, a famous wizard, is intrigued by more than just her magical abilities. ... read more

Kay Knight thinks she’s falling in love with Tucker Eagan all over again. Her childhood crush has returned to Night Meadow Island and is working with the mainland police force, and he’s enlisted Kay to use her magical gifts to help rid the town of the spirits creating havoc. When word gets about Kay’s success, Damon Hawke, a famous wizard, is intrigued by more than just her magical abilities. ... read more

The Billionaire's Blind Date (Billionaires in Love Book 2)

Violet Vaughn, V. Vaughn

Diana Russo thought retiring early from her billion-dollar cosmetics company would give her time to find the love and happiness she’d set aside during the years she’d spent striving to be a corporate giant. But months after she’d handed Bellae off to her daughters, she was lonely … until Charlie Pierce stormed into her life. With a mischievous twinkle in his eye, he swept her off her feet for ... read more

Diana Russo thought retiring early from her billion-dollar cosmetics company would give her time to find the love and happiness she’d set aside during the years she’d spent striving to be a corporate giant. But months after she’d handed Bellae off to her daughters, she was lonely … until Charlie Pierce stormed into her life. With a mischievous twinkle in his eye, he swept her off her feet for ... read more

Called by the Bear - The Complete Trilogy (Northeast Kingdom Bears Book 1)

V. Vaughn

Join the adventure readers don't want to end! Who up and moves from California to Maine based on a recurring dream? No one who’s thinking straight—but that’s what I convinced my best friend, Sierra, we should do.Did I mention that dream includes smoking-hot guys? Or that we both have tattoos nobody else can see?Like I said, this isn’t normal. Neither is the fact our cross-country road trip nab... read more

Join the adventure readers don't want to end! Who up and moves from California to Maine based on a recurring dream? No one who’s thinking straight—but that’s what I convinced my best friend, Sierra, we should do.Did I mention that dream includes smoking-hot guys? Or that we both have tattoos nobody else can see?Like I said, this isn’t normal. Neither is the fact our cross-country road trip nab... read more

Tempted by the Bear - Complete Trilogy (Northeast Kingdom Bears Book 2)

V. Vaughn

Annie Le Roux finds Tristan De Rozier hot enough to be the reason his polar bear clan’s glacier is melting. But his personality leaves something to be desired, because every time he opens his mouth he makes her blood boil in anger. Their true mate attraction means they need to find a way to get along before they kill each other.Isabelle De Rozier came to Maine with her brother to conquer a kin... read more

Annie Le Roux finds Tristan De Rozier hot enough to be the reason his polar bear clan’s glacier is melting. But his personality leaves something to be desired, because every time he opens his mouth he makes her blood boil in anger. Their true mate attraction means they need to find a way to get along before they kill each other.Isabelle De Rozier came to Maine with her brother to conquer a kin... read more

Dragon Lovers: A Collection of 3 Books of Fated Mates Dragon Shifter Romance

Kara Lockharte

You’re in the right place if you love dark and dangerous shifters. These billionaire heroes searching for their fated mates would make you drool....Read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!"Kara Lockharte always surprises me. I look forward to her books eagerly, knowing I will not find a cookie-cutter plot that I've read a hundred times." -- PurrToday, Amazon ReviewerDevastatingly ripped billionaire drag... read more

You’re in the right place if you love dark and dangerous shifters. These billionaire heroes searching for their fated mates would make you drool....Read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!"Kara Lockharte always surprises me. I look forward to her books eagerly, knowing I will not find a cookie-cutter plot that I've read a hundred times." -- PurrToday, Amazon ReviewerDevastatingly ripped billionaire drag... read more

Wanted By The Werewolf Prince (Space Shifters Chronicles Book 1)

Kara Lockharte

Wait, what do you mean I’m that arrogant oversexed egotist’s MATE?Prince Ral of the House of Nightclaw, Duke of Some Random Planet, Lord Master Stud may be the handsomest prince in the universe.But that doesn’t mean he can tell me what to do.I’m a military pilot with higher orders; get Prince Arrogance out of enemy territory and back to where he belongs.His Royal Cockiness wants to go back to ... read more

Wait, what do you mean I’m that arrogant oversexed egotist’s MATE?Prince Ral of the House of Nightclaw, Duke of Some Random Planet, Lord Master Stud may be the handsomest prince in the universe.But that doesn’t mean he can tell me what to do.I’m a military pilot with higher orders; get Prince Arrogance out of enemy territory and back to where he belongs.His Royal Cockiness wants to go back to ... read more

YIELD - Emily & Damon (Fettered Book 1)

Lilia Moon

She's a wedding planner. He owns a BDSM club. The last thing they're expecting... is each other.Emily Madigan is Seattle’s best wedding planner. Her superpower is managing a thousand details without dropping a single one, and her deepest desire is an hour-long bubble bath and a foot rub.Until her newest clients want to get married at a BDSM club.Damon Black owns Fettered. He’s proud of who he ... read more

She's a wedding planner. He owns a BDSM club. The last thing they're expecting... is each other.Emily Madigan is Seattle’s best wedding planner. Her superpower is managing a thousand details without dropping a single one, and her deepest desire is an hour-long bubble bath and a foot rub.Until her newest clients want to get married at a BDSM club.Damon Black owns Fettered. He’s proud of who he ... read more

Princess Shanyin: The Complete Obsession Saga

Liliana Lee, Jeannie Lin

Books 1-3 of the Erotic Tales of Princess Shanyin. This is the complete saga as well as an additional bonus short story: "Wanderers at the House of Floating Happiness" (Princess Shanyin #3.5). Though Princess Shanyin has a harem of male concubines to serve her every sexual fantasy, from the moment she sees the handsome Chu Yuan, she has to have him. At her request, the Emperor gives the aristo... read more

Books 1-3 of the Erotic Tales of Princess Shanyin. This is the complete saga as well as an additional bonus short story: "Wanderers at the House of Floating Happiness" (Princess Shanyin #3.5). Though Princess Shanyin has a harem of male concubines to serve her every sexual fantasy, from the moment she sees the handsome Chu Yuan, she has to have him. At her request, the Emperor gives the aristo... read more

Of Murders and Mages: Casino Witch Mysteries 1

Nikki Haverstock

Three ways that Ella's life is totally messed up:__ her new coworker is as cranky as he is attractive__ a mischievous cat has decided she needs a familiar__ she just found out she's a witch who can read the emotional hologram of a magical death (and isn't that a mouthful) And oh yeah, there's five dead bodies, and no one knows how they are connected. Now she’s drawn into a madcap investigation... read more

Three ways that Ella's life is totally messed up:__ her new coworker is as cranky as he is attractive__ a mischievous cat has decided she needs a familiar__ she just found out she's a witch who can read the emotional hologram of a magical death (and isn't that a mouthful) And oh yeah, there's five dead bodies, and no one knows how they are connected. Now she’s drawn into a madcap investigation... read more

Lights, Camera, Murder: Reality TV Cozy Mysteries 1

Nikki Haverstock

Anything can happen on a reality show, though finding a body on set—and live on air—is new.Melissa McBallister is young, rich, and beautiful but frustrated. She wants nothing more than to be a famous author like her mother. When the opportunity to be on a new reality TV show comes her way, she grabs the chance, hoping to find some inspiration. When a castmate is murdered during a live broadcas... read more

Anything can happen on a reality show, though finding a body on set—and live on air—is new.Melissa McBallister is young, rich, and beautiful but frustrated. She wants nothing more than to be a famous author like her mother. When the opportunity to be on a new reality TV show comes her way, she grabs the chance, hoping to find some inspiration. When a castmate is murdered during a live broadcas... read more

HIGH FLYING

Kaylin McFarren

First Place for Suspense in the 2019 Independent Press AwardFirst Place for Suspense in the 2019 Global Ebook AwardsFirst Place in Cross Genre in the 2019 New Apple Summer eBook AwardsFinalist in the 2019 M & M Book Awards for Mystery and Mayhem NovelsShelf Unbound 2019 Best Indie Book"...a deliciously twisted sci-fi mystery with plenty of danger and romance!" Official Review, ILoveUniqueBooks... read more

First Place for Suspense in the 2019 Independent Press AwardFirst Place for Suspense in the 2019 Global Ebook AwardsFirst Place in Cross Genre in the 2019 New Apple Summer eBook AwardsFinalist in the 2019 M & M Book Awards for Mystery and Mayhem NovelsShelf Unbound 2019 Best Indie Book"...a deliciously twisted sci-fi mystery with plenty of danger and romance!" Official Review, ILoveUniqueBooks... read more

The Dead Girl's Stilettos (A Bexley Squires Mystery Book 1)

Quinn Avery

A playground for the rich and famous, a murdered Jane Doe, and a beloved celebrity. Journalist Bexley Squires might be out of her league when she’s asked to solve one of the nation’s most infamous unsolved mysteries.But she’s broke and desperate for the means to find her sister after her disappearance, and the world’s sexiest actor will pay generously to save his reputation. Only she didn’t ex... read more

A playground for the rich and famous, a murdered Jane Doe, and a beloved celebrity. Journalist Bexley Squires might be out of her league when she’s asked to solve one of the nation’s most infamous unsolved mysteries.But she’s broke and desperate for the means to find her sister after her disappearance, and the world’s sexiest actor will pay generously to save his reputation. Only she didn’t ex... read more

Rescue Me (A Frazier Falls Small Town Novel Book 1)

Kelly Collins

Her company is failing. His plan could save it. Will their partnership move from business to pleasure? Carla “Carl” Stevenson takes a special joy in running the local timber mill. But when the economy takes a downturn, selling the family business may be her only heartbreaking option. After a prospective buyer takes an interest, she’s horrified by his plans to raze the Frazier forest to make ro... read more

Her company is failing. His plan could save it. Will their partnership move from business to pleasure? Carla “Carl” Stevenson takes a special joy in running the local timber mill. But when the economy takes a downturn, selling the family business may be her only heartbreaking option. After a prospective buyer takes an interest, she’s horrified by his plans to raze the Frazier forest to make ro... read more

Angel Bait (Angel Assassins Book 1)

Tricia Skinner

He's not that kind of angel.Jarrid is a “Bound One”: half angel, half human, trained from childhood to enforce Heaven’s laws on earth. An assassin with no remorse. And no choice. When he discovers an ancient ritual called Ascension, which might give him a shot at freedom, he can’t resist his lifelong dream. He only needs to find one last Renegade angel and take him down…using a certain woman t... read more

He's not that kind of angel.Jarrid is a “Bound One”: half angel, half human, trained from childhood to enforce Heaven’s laws on earth. An assassin with no remorse. And no choice. When he discovers an ancient ritual called Ascension, which might give him a shot at freedom, he can’t resist his lifelong dream. He only needs to find one last Renegade angel and take him down…using a certain woman t... read more

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