K.J. Wetherholt

K.J. Wetherholt - Editor

New Orleans, LA, USA

Consultant with expertise shaping publishing/media projects from their inception and research through to development and execution stages.

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I'm the Publisher/Executive Editor of MIPJ: Media, Information, International Relations & Humanitarian Affairs, as well as Humanitas Media Publishing. But I also write about international crisis and conflict, media (primarily film and photojournalism), literature, history, and philosophy. I also consult on others' projects, helping them in the initial stages to both focus and to organize their thoughts and inspiration toward a streamlined, original whole.

My expertise includes fiction (literary, historical, cultural, military/war, etc.), non-fiction, academic articles and monographs, journalism, photo and art books. Expert with Chicago, MLA, APA styles, as well as AP style for journalism.
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Cultural & Ethnic Themes
Historical Fiction
Literature
Themes & Motifs
Non-Fiction
History
Photography
Politics & Current Affairs
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Work experience

Consultant

Humanitas Media
January, 2012 – Present (over 7 years)

I'm the Publisher/Executive Editor of MIPJ: Media, Information, International Relations & Humanitarian Affairs, as well as Humanitas Media Publishing. But I also write about international crisis and conflict, media (primarily film and photojournalism), literature, history, and philosophy. I also consult on others' book and media projects, helping them in the initial stages to both focus and to organize their thoughts and inspiration toward a streamlined, original whole.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Ghosts & Birthdays

Red Shuttleworth

"Ghosts & Birthdays is Red Shuttleworth’s invocation and – 'levitation with the dead' – a poet’s cultural measure of the human menagerie: heroes, villains, antiheroes, writers, painters, boxers, poets, politicos, cowboy robbers, killers – an incredible range of characters in the large world Red Shuttleworth breathes alive. His poetry is always true to reveal human folly – the absurdities that ... read more

"Ghosts & Birthdays is Red Shuttleworth’s invocation and – 'levitation with the dead' – a poet’s cultural measure of the human menagerie: heroes, villains, antiheroes, writers, painters, boxers, poets, politicos, cowboy robbers, killers – an incredible range of characters in the large world Red Shuttleworth breathes alive. His poetry is always true to reveal human folly – the absurdities that ... read more

High Plains Fandango

Red Shuttleworth

"Red Shuttleworth is one of the finest poets of the American West, past, present, and future. Some of us also know him as one of the finest, imaginative living playwrights writing for a challenged American theatre. In Shuttleworth's daring and galvanizing, dark tragi-comedy, High Plains Fandango, he offers a perceptive and prophetic account of romance, life, and danger on the High Plains of Ne... read more

"Red Shuttleworth is one of the finest poets of the American West, past, present, and future. Some of us also know him as one of the finest, imaginative living playwrights writing for a challenged American theatre. In Shuttleworth's daring and galvanizing, dark tragi-comedy, High Plains Fandango, he offers a perceptive and prophetic account of romance, life, and danger on the High Plains of Ne... read more

Journey to the Heart of the World: A Humanitas Media Publishing Edition

John Lundin

"The world is so weary and filled with fear; our souls are longing now for enchantment and hope. John Lundin has traveled to the heart of things, emerging with the light that guides our fearful hearts back home." -- Marianne Williamson, Author of A Return to Love"John Lundin has written a book that carries ancient wisdom, wrapped in a vision quest, inside an adventure story." -- Michael Brune,... read more

"The world is so weary and filled with fear; our souls are longing now for enchantment and hope. John Lundin has traveled to the heart of things, emerging with the light that guides our fearful hearts back home." -- Marianne Williamson, Author of A Return to Love"John Lundin has written a book that carries ancient wisdom, wrapped in a vision quest, inside an adventure story." -- Michael Brune,... read more

MIPJ 2012

The Inaugural Edition of the MIPJ, examining the Nexus of Media, Information, International Relations and Humanitarian Affairs. Edited by K.J. Wetherholt and Gary Knight of VII. Subject matter includes the wars and effects in Iraq and Afghanistan, Bosnia, Arab Spring, Mexican drug cartels, War and famine in the Horn of Africa, Feral Cities, the Environment and Human Security, Information and t... read more

The Inaugural Edition of the MIPJ, examining the Nexus of Media, Information, International Relations and Humanitarian Affairs. Edited by K.J. Wetherholt and Gary Knight of VII. Subject matter includes the wars and effects in Iraq and Afghanistan, Bosnia, Arab Spring, Mexican drug cartels, War and famine in the Horn of Africa, Feral Cities, the Environment and Human Security, Information and t... read more

Mipj 2014

Photo Features: NOOR: The Water War by Francesco Zizola; Haiti's Shock by Pep Bonet; Brazil's Range War by Kadir van Lohuizen; Fractured: The Shale Play by Nina Berman; In the Oil Sands: Alberta by Jon Lowenstein / VII: Syrian Refugees by Lynsey Addario; Hurricane Sandy by Ed Kashi (with SDN) / Sean Gallagher / Black Tsunami by James Whitlow Delano / Condemned by Robin Hammond / Lwa Mountain: ... read more

Photo Features: NOOR: The Water War by Francesco Zizola; Haiti's Shock by Pep Bonet; Brazil's Range War by Kadir van Lohuizen; Fractured: The Shale Play by Nina Berman; In the Oil Sands: Alberta by Jon Lowenstein / VII: Syrian Refugees by Lynsey Addario; Hurricane Sandy by Ed Kashi (with SDN) / Sean Gallagher / Black Tsunami by James Whitlow Delano / Condemned by Robin Hammond / Lwa Mountain: ... read more

MIPJ 2016: Indigenous Edition

Interview: Camille Seaman - K.J. Wetherholt/MIPJ • The 7.5% Native: Do I still Exist? - Melissa Ulto • Maya Healers: A Thousand Dreams - Fran Antmann/SDN • The Dam Boom - Yuri Kozyrev /NOOR • Colombia: Mochilas - Natasha Johl •The Berberes - Rui Pires/SDN • The Plight of Yazidi Women: An Interview With Johanna Higgs • Ah Dalibandla: The Sangomas of Mthatha - Nathalie Bertrams/SDN • The San: Th... read more

Interview: Camille Seaman - K.J. Wetherholt/MIPJ • The 7.5% Native: Do I still Exist? - Melissa Ulto • Maya Healers: A Thousand Dreams - Fran Antmann/SDN • The Dam Boom - Yuri Kozyrev /NOOR • Colombia: Mochilas - Natasha Johl •The Berberes - Rui Pires/SDN • The Plight of Yazidi Women: An Interview With Johanna Higgs • Ah Dalibandla: The Sangomas of Mthatha - Nathalie Bertrams/SDN • The San: Th... read more

MIPJ 2016: Refugees, IDP's, and Statelessness

K.J. Wetherholt

Cover photo by Kadir Van Lohuizen of MIPJ partner NOOR.Partners represented: NOOR, IRIN, Socialdocumentary.net, MediaStorm.Features/Contributors: A Light in the Dark - Sean Mullan • The Definitions and Status of Refugees, IDP’s, and Stateless Communities - Leigh Barrett • Daily Life of Yazidi Refugees - Jodi Hilton / SDN • No Way Out: How Syrians Are Struggling to Find An Exit - Eleonora Vio /... read more

Cover photo by Kadir Van Lohuizen of MIPJ partner NOOR.Partners represented: NOOR, IRIN, Socialdocumentary.net, MediaStorm.Features/Contributors: A Light in the Dark - Sean Mullan • The Definitions and Status of Refugees, IDP’s, and Stateless Communities - Leigh Barrett • Daily Life of Yazidi Refugees - Jodi Hilton / SDN • No Way Out: How Syrians Are Struggling to Find An Exit - Eleonora Vio /... read more

The Illumination: A Novel of the Great War (Humanitas Media Edition)

K J Wetherholt

Synopsis: On the Western Front in 1918, during what was to have been the “war to end all wars,” three people meet at an Allied camp near Amiens. One English, one American, and one Irish, they forge a friendship which transcends nationality, surviving the harrowing nature of a war which would devastate an entire generation. What happens during those weeks and in its aftermath will shape not onl... read more

Synopsis: On the Western Front in 1918, during what was to have been the “war to end all wars,” three people meet at an Allied camp near Amiens. One English, one American, and one Irish, they forge a friendship which transcends nationality, surviving the harrowing nature of a war which would devastate an entire generation. What happens during those weeks and in its aftermath will shape not onl... read more

4,500 Miles: Taking Jack Back On the Road

Ciara Shuttleworth

The ghost of Jack Kerouac accompanies Shuttleworth on her way back from her residency at the Jack Kerouac House in Orlando, FL to the scablands of Washington state, meeting friends and interesting characters on the road. The book, featuring artistically rendered images starring a cut-out of Jack Kerouac ("Flat Jack"), is depicted accompanying author Ciara Shuttleworth from her residency at the... read more

The ghost of Jack Kerouac accompanies Shuttleworth on her way back from her residency at the Jack Kerouac House in Orlando, FL to the scablands of Washington state, meeting friends and interesting characters on the road. The book, featuring artistically rendered images starring a cut-out of Jack Kerouac ("Flat Jack"), is depicted accompanying author Ciara Shuttleworth from her residency at the... read more

Rumors and Borders: Eight Western Plays

Red Shuttleworth

Red Shuttleworth eats tumbleweeds for breakfast. He would rope a few calves before noon if it weren’t for a bum shoulder. The West settles down in him like a dog in the grass: the sound of his dialogue, the cadences of his characters, the smartness of their responses to one another. But it’s deeper than that. In Rumors and Borders, there’s a savage wind off the desert, the hiss of snakes in th... read more

Red Shuttleworth eats tumbleweeds for breakfast. He would rope a few calves before noon if it weren’t for a bum shoulder. The West settles down in him like a dog in the grass: the sound of his dialogue, the cadences of his characters, the smartness of their responses to one another. But it’s deeper than that. In Rumors and Borders, there’s a savage wind off the desert, the hiss of snakes in th... read more

K.J. has 5 reviews

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Communication & Punctuality

William Rose
I can't leave a short review. K.J is far too valuable to not write about her skills and abilities. Although I am not an experienced writer, K. is bringing me up to speed faster than a speeding bullet. She has consistently provided my manuscripts with incredibly readable assessments and in the process has given me an opportunity to learn on the fly. She is quick, quick-witted, and quick to a...
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William Rose, September 2019


Dana Glossbrenner
K.J. has gone above and beyond. We're getting close to the end, and I have a book that's gone from being a C to an A. It's in a form that will be much more likely to interest a publishers or agent, with features ironed out in a complex, multiple-narrator story. I started this project with dissatisfaction over the feeling of disunity in my MS but couldn't put finger on what to do. K.J.'s analysi...
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Dana Glossbrenner, August 2019


William Rose
I just finished reading your assessment. First, I wish to say thank you. You have done a superior job and I am truly more than impressed with your exceptional skills. You are an articulate and well-formed writer, providing a view of absolute correctness and clarification. The depth of content that you presented is succinct, rare and a reflection of your high quality.

William Rose, July 2019


Dana Glossbrenner
K.J.'s analysis was just what I was looking for. I felt a dissatisfaction with my novel and sought advice on how to improve it. Her comments clarified what I need to do to get the book ready to seek a publisher. She was very specific and clear in her critique, finding strengths as well as ways to improve. Excellent psychological insight into the characters.

Dana Glossbrenner, June 2019


Dan Sobieck
My work with K.J. Wetherholt has been very productive. She reviewed a draft of my historical fiction novel and provided insightful, objective feedback which helped the novel significantly. As an accomplished essayist, novelist and independent publisher, K.J. brings a lot to the table. I appreciated her direct style and timely responses to our communications. Beyond the basics, she understa...
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Dan Sobieck, June 2019

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