Both as a writer and an editor, I've dabbled with a little bit of everything from newsprint and magazine glossies to the pages of novels and academic journals.
Though I can and do edit everything, at the end of the day the place I hang my hat, my true dwelling, is the home of the strange, the unreal, the fantastic—that broad umbrella known as speculative fiction. Whether it's fantasy, sci-fi, horror, supernatural, I feel most at ease when things are slightly askew.
Collaborated with editorial board in designing, marketing, and launching a biannual literary and arts magazine for Addison Count, VT. Defined house style. Reviewed submissions. Copyedited premiere issue.
Proofread fiction, poetry, and non-fiction for a weekly Hugo-nominated speculative fiction magazine.
Provided developmental, content, line, copy editing for authors and clients. Edited manuscripts (fiction and non-fiction), journalistic work, business materials, and academic articles.
Founded and served as managing editor and reporter for the Otter Creek Current, an online hyperlocal news source for Addison County, Vermont.
Provided line and copy editing for full-length manuscripts, both non-fiction and fiction.
Contributed articles to a number of publications including Business People–Vermont, Seven Days, Destination VT, the Shelburne News and The Citizen. Wrote for several businesses including BzzAgent and Trouve/Dog Day Publishing.
Hanyma, a spirited young woman from the remote village of Kepler, is at a crossroads in her life. She wants to explore the unfamiliar, wide-open country outside her croft. But rumblings of dark, inexorable forces terrorizing the sparsely-populated continent dampen her aspirations.That was before devastation gripped her. Now, driven by a wandering quest for vengeance, the headstrong survivalist... read more
Step into a world of Trinidadian folklore and fantasy, where supernatural characters come to life.This collection of stories highlights the rich and diverse culture of Trinidad and Tobago, bringing to life some of our local customs and traditions. Immerse yourself in a world where fantasy and Caribbean life intertwine, and indulge in the vibrancy that is the Trini life.
Are you publishing a book? The road to publishing, whether you are seeking an agent and publisher or whether you are self-publishing, can be a rocky road. This book, for new authors just entering the publishing landscape, will guide you through the different choices, with advice and tips on editing, preparing your manuscript, querying agents, self-publishing, marketing, financial matters, and ... read more
Filled With Memorable Moments That'll Keep You Turning Pages!The amazing Bob Mayes lives a contended life. His fast-draw show thrills the tourists and pays the bills. His loving wife, Ellie, keeps him happy. What more could he ask for? One fateful night, an incident after a show confronts him with an evil so brutal and far-reaching, he realizes he can never return to his simple life again. He ... read more
For Special Agent Jana Baker, fear has a face.Terrorist Waseem Jarrah steals a nuclear weapon, and Jana's swirling nightmare begins again. He's got the United States in his crosshairs, and Baker might be the only asset that can stop him. But Jarrah is way ahead in the game, and Jana's terrifying flashbacks begin to scratch at her psyche. If she doesn't gain control of them, the next scream she... read more
Reading minds can be dangerous.Parsley Walker can hear people’s thoughts and it’s made her a target. As a natural-born telepath who’s also telekinetic—two things that can be disturbingly lucrative in the wrong person’s hands—she’s learned to hide who she is. To be always moving and never at ease. To run from that inevitable moment of discovery. She’s a nomad in a waitress’s uniform. This is ho... read more
There is no sanctuary without him.At last, she has it all. Everything she thought she’d never have. Acceptance. Friendship. Love. Parsley Walker is finally home. Allswell, the magical refuge for supernaturals, is all she’d imagined and more. She’s making friends. Learning not to hide her telepathic and telekinetic abilities. Learning not to fear. And, most importantly, planning a future free f... read more
1863 Weeksville, Brooklyn: The free Black community of Weeksville becomes home to an unusually small boy and his mother who fled Manhattan during New York’s Draft Riots. When his mother succumbs to her injuries, the boy swears revenge against everyone and everything that contributed to her death. His diminutive size and acrobatic climbing abilities make him a spectacle to behold, while his awk... read more
Can music really change the world?Nadja's life was perfectly planned: marry Luca, learn his trade, have their children. But the night of their betrothal celebration, an accidental murder changes everything.Now on the run, she'll have to leave behind the only life she's ever known. And to stay alive, she'll have to become something that defies everything she's been taught to believe.But Nadja i... read more
A nuclear device, a ruthless terrorist, and only one asset that can stop him Special Agent Jana Baker’s worst fears are about to be realized. A terrorist has a nuclear device and intends to detonate deep within the San Andreas Fault line. The resulting explosion would kill millions. But when terrifying post-traumatic stress episodes threaten to pull her from active duty, Jana struggles to main... read more
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An experienced editor and published author, I have worked on Man Booker longlisted books and Amazon bestsellers. Qualified, kind and honest.
I am a proofreader, copy editor, and developmental editor, specializing in historical & romance fiction, & nonfiction.