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I’m a writer, editor, and mentor specializing in speculative fiction. I’ve edited a variety of projects, including business nonfiction and Bible studies, but I am a novelist at heart and have edited novels in many genres for both the general market and the Christian submarket. I’m a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and Christian Editor Connection.
I am currently booked through the middle of 2019, so I am unable to accept any projects with a deadline before August 2019.
As a writer, editor, and mentor, I help writers bring their creative visions into print by providing a full range of editorial services.
During my years in OBJ’s newsroom, I produced more than a thousand articles, columns, and opinion pieces. I copyedited articles for both the print edition and the website and did a lot of page design. I also wrote and recorded daily stock market reports for a local radio station. Before my transfer to the newsroom in 2001, I held a variety of roles at the paper, including graphic artist and advertising coordinator.
Havok magazine, an imprint of Splickety Publishing Group, is the premier publication for speculative flash fiction. We publish stories in genres including, but not limited to, science fiction, fantasy, steampunk, cyberpunk, all the other -punks, paranormal, supernatural, horror, techno-thriller, superhero, and more.
Tales are often told of heroes who fulfill ancient prophecies. Alara’s Call is the tale of a woman who gives new ones. Alara sees visions of other’s futures, but never her own.A young clergywoman with a fiery passion for her Telshan faith, she has been assigned to a mission abroad but longs to lead a congregation in her homeland. Her father, the prime minister, jeopardizes her dream and her sa... read more
A future terraformed Mars, where civilization crashed back into a Medieval Era. Christian Knights called “riders” patrol the Pilgrim Road from Olympus to New San Diego, on the Chryse Sea. The technological past is known as the “Age of Magic” and only a handful of people understand how the remaining ancient devices really work. Lighter gravity in dense air makes flying dragons and bird riders a... read more
A future Mars, one thousand years from now, which has collapsed back into a Medieval age--that's the backdrop for Tales of the Phoenix, three combined novellas set in the story world of Medieval Mars. Flight, Storm, and Battle take place in a future Mars that will be gifted with an even thicker atmosphere than Earth, which coupled with Mars’ lower gravity, makes airships like the Phoenix a pos... read more
In a future one thousand years from now, an echo of the Victorian past thrives. A future terraformed Venus sees our era of high technology as one of innumerable dangers. Dominated by the most advanced technological society on the planet, New Berlin, the nation and city-states of Venus deliberately imitate both the technology and culture of the Victorian Era. As nations chafe under the yoke of ... read more
For the second year in a row, Havok Magazine presents the world with a contest of epic proportions, forever settling the debate between the best of two genres. First, it was Steampunk vs. Cyberpunk, in a battle where the best story which determined the best genre.This year, the stakes are even higher as two classic speculative genres go head-to-head: Fantasy vs. Science Fiction. Which is the b... read more
Art touches us. It speaks to the human spirit and inspires us to greater things. And what’s greater than love? In November’s Spark Magazine, you’ll find romance at the museum, ballet, and library. Sparks fly between a crystal maker and an apprentice. Opera reunites a musician with his lost love.And make sure you check out feature author Kristi Ann Hunter’s historical story about a clumsy woman... read more
The legendary White Buffalo Calf Woman said that when the last buffalo dies, the world will end. The zookeeper caring for the only remaining American Bison is about to see that prophecy fulfilled.Dr. John Hollow Horn is a veterinarian entrusted with the world’s last American Bison. Hollow Horn is dying of lung cancer, and the world around him is dying, too, suffocated and starved by pollution ... read more
An Austrian pastor finds it difficult to preach with Nazis in the pews, but since the Anschluss, he has no choice. When a Jewish family seeks his help, he willingly agrees, seeing it as a way to oppose the troops that have invaded Austria.He hides the family in the church, in a service corridor behind the organ pipes. The younger family members plan their escape to New York, but soon realize t... read more
On a space station far from Earth, animal liberationists inadvertently jeopardize thirty-eight innocent turkeys. The station’s cook, Stevens, ensures the fowl shall not have died in vain.In this short science fiction Christmas comedy, cultures clash, hearts are won, and dinner is served.
Winter Maessen didn't ask for the gift of prophecy. She's happy being a freak - but now everyone thinks she's crazy. Or evil. Goths aren't all the same, you know. Some are Christians. ...Christians to whom God sends visions. Students at her university are being attacked, and Winter knows there's more than flesh and blood at work. Her gift means she's the only one who can stop it - but at what ... read more
"Embrace your differences."That's what Shree Mandvi's father is always telling her. If only he knew just how different she really is. Being a teenage girl from the Bronx is not what makes Shree stand out at her new private school in Cambridge—it's her ability to turn into a bee. And she’ll need her newfound powers when she discovers a map-filled book from the 1600s claiming that there's a myst... read more
Shree Mandvi thought she and her close friends—the Freaks—were the only ones with special powers, until she discovers that her long-missing uncle has the greatest gift of all: the ability to foretell the future.A future in which Shree and the rest of the League of Freaks die at the hands of the Evil One.Despite their fears, Shree’s friends rally behind her on a mission to rescue her uncle, who... read more
Are prophecies warnings or facts set in stone?Shree’s best friend Tanya can’t stop drawing beautifully detailed pictures of the future— pictures showing Shree and the rest of The League of Freaks being tortured by a mysterious boy working for an evil ambassador. Tanya also draws a woman who might be able to save Shree and her friends from this fate—if only they can find her. The two go on a mi... read more
If love is supposed to make everything better, why do things keep getting worse?The school’s new quarterback, Josh Faust, gets under Shree’s skin in ways that are both scary and exciting. His amazing mind and deep connection with her start to feel stranger than all the League’s powers combined. At the same time, a ring of torture and evil is tightening around the Freaks. Shree can feel the amb... read more
Doctor by day.Vigilante by night.Robert lives a double life in New York City. He spends his days treating patients at the St. Jude’s Hospital ER and his nights going after the psychopaths who wrong them: the child molesters, wife beaters, and rapists. But when the fiery, beautiful new social worker discovers his secret identity and their love affair takes off, Robert is forced to face some har... read more
Amal is a young woman just starting college. She hopes to get a degree in business and make her way in the world free of her parents’ socializing and scheming. But a chance encounter with the university’s most notorious player throws her into an unexpected rivalry. Hunter has seen too much of the world to view it without cynicism. After he spots Amal in a compromising situation with a fellow e... read more
The most important fact about Ehla’s life has been hidden from her.Ehla is beautiful and intelligent, but she lives a sheltered life at her father’s estate in the mountains of Pakistan. Her quiet world is shattered when her father’s friends arrive with their son, who brings with him a mysterious stranger. Ehla fears an arranged marriage, but the truth lies far beyond her imagination.Asfand rem... read more
Premise: A dead girl spawns multiple ghosts.Synopsis: The Ghosts Of Emily Gray follows Erin, the surviving identical twin of Emily who wastragically killed exactly one year ago. Multiple apparitions of the dead teen simultaneously haunt the family while Erin tries to cope with the guilt of Emily's death, horrifying visions, a jilted ex-boyfriend who taps into supernatural forces to enact reven... read more
In a world that is crying out, "Look at me," or "This is who I am-deal with it," what are we to do as Christians? Follow the example of the world? Fit in? Clash and fight? The battle lines have been drawn, and the war is being fought on the battlefield of identity. Who am I? Is there any purpose to my life? If so, what is it? Have I blown it and missed my chance? In His Masterpiece, Carl Dulin... read more
GOLD MEDAL WINNER IN THE 2015 ILLUMINATION AWARDS (for books with a Christian world view); FINALIST IN FOREWORD MAGAZINE'S INDIEFAB BOOK AWARDS."And did those feet in ancient time, walk upon England's mountains green?" England's national Jerusalem Hymn puts into verse ancient legends that Jesus traveled to Britain during the "missing years" that are not covered in the Bible. The Making of the ... read more
Do you have an overwhelming desire to become extraordinary and to do great exploits for the Lord, instead of being an average, mundane Christian? As you read, you will discover that this book is for pastors who want to see exponential growth in their churches, young evangelists, washed up leaders, mediocre Christians, burned-out preachers, and desperate believers who want to be effective soul ... read more
The Financial Rescue Plan for Nonprofits addresses the financial issues facing the nonprofit organization in today’s challenging economy. The book contains background information that will be helpful to every administrator and board member serving nonprofit organizations, and it contains a helpful diagnostic tool so that each organization can evaluate its financial condition.The book provides ... read more
Senioritis, acne and rampant hormones have turned the odds against a 17 year-old ever graduating, getting a driver's license, or taking his dream girl to the prom. It does not help that he is "mentored" by an acerbic, off-the-wall driving instructor, is harassed daily by an in-your-face bully, and has accidentally invited not one, but three girls to the prom. His biggest challenge, however, is... read more
One day before her arranged marriage, Princess Glorya disappears – presumed assassinated by rebels opposed to peace between the warring nations. With a sixteen year old truce threatening to unravel, the king secretly substitutes his rebellious second daughter Dyana as the missing bride. If she reveals the secret, she will be the first to die. But Glorya lives, trapped in an underground city wh... read more
Clinical Problem Solving: Case Management integrates innovative problem solving techniques with a case management approach to therapy. Guerra introduces the LIBRE Model (Listen-Identify-Brainstorm-Reality-test-Encourage) and LIBRE Model Stick Figure Tool as integral social cognitive behavioral methods that establish a client-clinician partnership in which the client can learn to identify and d... read more
This is a story about the differences between the world’s view of retirement and God’s view of retirement. For example, the world says store up your treasures for yourself, but the Bible says be a cheerful giver. The world says just take care of number one, but the Bible asks you to be a caregiver for others. The world says when you retire it’s time for fun and travel, but the Bible asks you t... read more
Ex-Navy Seal Michael Quinn is called in by the CIA to investigate a key undercover operative's brutal murder. From the peaceful seaside town of Laguna Beach, the trail soon leads him across the globe, and into a world beyond anything he imagined. Amidst violent twists and turns, Quinn's journey takes him from the crowded streets or Rome to a quiet cove off the Mexican coast. Along the way he c... read more
Kara, Blake, and Wesley are American children who move to the jungles of Papua New Guinea with their missionary parents. They grow up in a tropical paradise where their nearest neighbors are a primitive tribe whose lifestyle has not changed in centuries. Every day is an exciting adventure growing up in this wild and exotic place. The only transportation to and from their village is a small Ces... read more
“Let’s start a revolution. I want us to start a revolution. We need to start a revolution. I don’t mean an armed rebellion against the government or other forms of authority. I mean an intellectual and behavioral revolution that questions the status quo at every level and then makes changes based on that which we deliberately determine to be most important.” These are the words of Dr. Bill Svo... read more
Iknorlans is a town where everybody is perfect . . . but only if you take their word for it. The truth is Clergyman John Emerson has a dreadful secret that will rock his faith and wrench his sanity.One chilly October night, as screams ring out from the haunted forest, a man dies a strange and sudden death. This tragedy sets into course a barreling chain of events that threatens to bring John's... read more
James and Theobald arrive in Oxford University to study Theology. One is searching for evidence of his biological father, who mysteriously disappeared before he was born. The other finds himself caught up in a movement to reform Christianity led by the Evangelical Doctor, John Wyclif. Though separated by centuries, the two tales intertwine, both finding more, and less, than they originally tho... read more
A haven for myths and legends . . . until evil discovers a way in.With evil darkening the mountains to the north, the fairy queen, Fauna, must journey from the island realm of Bellanok to the modern world to find the man the Creator appointed to save their kingdom. A man she has been dreaming of her whole life.Brian is a down-on-his-luck pastor on the verge of giving up on God. He's tired and ... read more
Flying from the wilds of Manhattan.Caught in the web of the Amazon.Robert returns to Guatemala to find horrors raping its jungles.He and his mentor Guillermo, freedom fighter and medicine man, go on the warpath against drug lords who’ve been ransacking villages, kidnapping young men and women. For the sex trade? Or for something worse?They soon learn that something from hell has moved into the... read more
Wanted by the NYPD for assaulting police officers.Wanted by his lover for rescue from a fiend.Robert has been sent a personal message by the Owl, a serial-rapist who has been torture-killing women in New York City for months:“Find me in 72 hours or I rape-kill Sharon in the most viral video ever.”The clock is ticking.The cops are breathing down his neck.Karma is the new vigilante in the final ... read more
Those who have experienced abortion often feel alone and ashamed. Deserted by partners, condemned by the church, they need a safe place to recover. But they are not alone—many women have an abortion story. They can share their journey on this difficult road with others who can support and empathize. In Transforming Your Story: A Path to Healing after Abortion, author Wendy Giancola will guide ... read more
This book is intended to increase spiritual strength and awareness. It explains how to access the presence of God the Father through the Spirit of Christ which is found in deep and complete forgiveness. It also identifies the true enemy of humanity, and encourages us to awaken to the reality of this almost invisible enemy.I believe that there are a lot of people who want to feel empowered when... read more
Lois Janeway rose from her aisle seat in row twenty-seven and reached up to the overhead storage for a carry-on suitcase. Her figure, outlined by her tight-fitting light green sweater over tan slacks, caught the attention of several nearby male passengers. One looked at another, smiled, and nodded approval.Four months later, and just five miles from the Akron-Canton Airport, Lois Janeaway’s po... read more
The decision was irreversible. . .Vivien would become either the most remarkable female executive in the sports industry, or the biggest failure. Vivien Lee has spent her entire consulting career helping CEOs look good, so when she finally has the chance to go after her dream of running a business, she grabs it. A lifelong athlete, Vivien arrives at the Smart Sports campus in Portland, Oregon ... read more
This is a true story of one ordinary family’s struggle to persevere during WWII living in Germany. In their own words family members recall their adaption to a changing political, economic and social environment occurring under Hitler’s reign. Narrated by the youngest in the family, Helga describes the tragic and happy events that led to her family’s immigration to the United States of America.
Everyone struggles with disappointment or discouragement in life at some point in time. But what do you do when it morphs into depression that is arresting and debilitating, perhaps to the point of wanting to take your own life?Author, speaker, song-writer and professional vocalist Tim Kaufman shares his story of how a person who battles depression can find answers to (1) why a person has depr... read more
There is no other nation in history that has experienced what Israel has. Throughout history, people and nations have tried to destroy the Jewish people. With anti-Semitism on the rise once more and enemies threatening to wipe Israel from the face of the earth, many Christians want to instead show their love for Israel and the Jewish people. However, most Christians have no idea how to show su... read more
Stunned by the loss of her father, Cassie and her family return to her mom's old hometown. As Y2K approaches, Cassie endures a new school and strange surroundings, but new friends make Franklin, Florida a little more like home. Then the visions come, linked to a disturbing mystery buried deep in her family's past.
From the creative imagination of Gregory James Gardner, Jr. comes a Western Genre Fantasy uniquely blended with Eastern Sanskrit Theater. A marvelous, feel-good, moving roller coaster of intrigue and high-fantasy adventure.An encroaching Darkness threatens to veil the light of All Creation. But a Light, along with hope, emerges from beneath the shadow of an eclipse as old enemies find common g... read more
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Former Penguin editor with over 3 years' experience in structural edits, copy-editing and proofreading, specialising in crime and thriller.