Professional editor with dozens of bestselling and award-winning titles under my belt. My goal is to make your book the best it can be without charging you an arm and a leg. I am also an oft-published author of both adult and children's books.
Editorial Services of L.A. (ESOLA) offers full-service editing for writers in many genres of adult and children's fiction. I am a former Editorial Director at major New York publishing houses and have worked both sides of the line as an author and an editor. I have edited hundreds of books, some bestsellers and award-winners. I am also Editor in Chief of the world's premier online-only book review site. I am here to help writers make their books the best they can be at an affordable price. I also offer discounts for members of author's guilds, SCBWI, and need-based clients. Contact me anytime for a quote!
Eva Mozes Kor was just ten years old when she arrived in Auschwitz. While her parents and two older sisters were taken to the gas chambers, she and her twin, Miriam, were herded into the care of the man known as the Angel of Death, Dr. Josef Mengele. Subjected to sadistic medical experiments, she was forced to fight daily for her and her twin's survival. In this incredible true story written f... read more
Financial planner and broker Julie Stav took the world by storm with her PBS financial series and New York Times bestseller Get Your Share-showing women how to strike it rich in the stock market. Now she speaks to everyone-men and women, young and old, new and seasoned investor alike. In this updated edition of Fund Your Future, Stav shows step by step how to set financial goals and examine yo... read more
The Yellowstone super-volcano nearly wiped out the human race. Now, almost a year after the eruption, the survivors seem determined to finish the job. Communities wage war on each other, gangs of cannibals roam the countryside, and what little government survived the eruption has collapsed completely. The ham radio has gone silent. Sickness, cold, and starvation are the survivors' constant com... read more
Sam Baron is about to get the shock of his life. First his substitute English teacher claims to have turned his old teacher into a lizard; then a strange dwarf named Rego arrives and claims Sam is from a magical realm called Orkney. When his friends are taken prisoner, it’s up to Sam to save them. Sam embarks on a journey to Orkney through a stonefire to find his friends―but when he arrives, h... read more
Essie Brightsday has never heard a rock basilisk scream. She has never worn magical armor, stood up to a queen, or run from dragons. Instead, Essie, her sarcastic cat Tigrabum, (just call him "Tig"), and her secretive family struggle to survive on their small farm nestled against the forbidding cliffs of the Valley of Fire. But all that is about to change when a rebellion against the cruel int... read more
Early 1900s, Western America. A lonely, disabled boy with a nasty temper and uncontrolled mystical powers, Moojie is taken by his father to his grandfather's wilderness farm. There, Moojie meets an otherworldly clan of outcasts that he wants to join. Following a series of misadventures--magical and mystical--he is summoned by the call to a great destiny ... if only he can survive one last terr... read more
Everything aspiring authors need to write, publish, and sell a children's book Everyone loves a children's book—and many dream about writing one. But is it actually possible for an unpublished writer—armed with a good story idea and a love of kids—to write, sell, publish, and promote a book? Yes, it is! Clearly and concisely written with straightforward advice and a plethora of specific up-to-... read more
It’s been over six months since the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano. Alex and Darla have been staying with Alex’s relatives, trying to cope with the new reality of the primitive world so vividly portrayed in Ashfall, the first book in this trilogy. It’s also been six months of waiting for Alex’s parents to return from Iowa. Alex and Darla decide they can wait no longer and must retrac... read more
Under the bubbling hot springs and geysers of Yellowstone National Park is a supervolcano. Most people don't know it's there. The caldera is so large that it can only be seen from a plane or satellite. It just could be overdue for an eruption, which would change the landscape and climate of our planet.For Alex, being left alone for the weekend means having the freedom to play computer games an... read more
A Spanish Princess. An American Boy. A King set on revenge. An unrequited love and a disturbing family secret bring a World to the brink of War. Wishing to be the heir her father the king has always wanted, Princess Andrea trains to become a knight. But the king laughs at her efforts and sends her to her mother to be made into a lady. Andrea sulks. She finds the ladies’ company boring, their m... read more
Franklin Bean and John have more to survive than a hurricane. Wild animals are everywhere, and superhero Pancho Frijole is trying to save them. There is more trouble at the command center when a new villain arrives. Will Pancho have the energy to finish what he started? Find out why everyone wants more of Franklin Bean first chapter books!
THE LAST LEAF, is a beautifully illustrated story about a special leaf whose courage and tenacity helps him overcome defeat. This is a story that expresses triumph over adversity and celebrates the underdog. THE LAST LEAF begins on a fine day in early spring as the newly sprouted leaves on The Great Oak Tree laugh when they see a small misshapen leaf blossom on their branch. The bright green l... read more
Young Georgie wakes up to a morning of chores back in 1920s Pennsylvania when he gets the bad news―someone has stolen all the eggs in the henhouse. The culprit is Buster, a stray dog who takes Georgie on an adventure to find more eggs. Follow Buster and Georgie and their mischievous antics in this heartwarming tale of farm life in America’s storied past.
What's a curly girl bear to do? Every day she does her best to tame her hair but nothing seems to work. Every day Mama Bear tells her how beautiful she is with curly, curly hair. But, what do mama bears know? Or daddy bears for that matter?... A refreshingly beautiful, new, read aloud picture book by Uncle/Niece team Jerry & Anne Kosel, whose divine collaboration began at a family reunion. Jer... read more
When little Mica Mouse is scared by thunder booming outside her cozy home, Papa Mouse reaches for just the right story to comfort her. Hugging her close, he begins to read The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm. In this poetic book-within-a-book, a happy little rhinoceros is overwhelmed by a storm that sweeps away everything he loves. Swallowing the storm just makes him feel worse, so Rhino sets off ... read more
How do we equip the next generation with money management skills that they can carry forth into their adult lives? One of the most important lessons that you can teach your kids is how to handle their money. Unfortunately, for most parents, giving their kids a sound financial education is an afterthought at best. Frustrated by the lack of resources that apply the concept of finance to real lif... read more
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Literary & commercial fiction editor with 10 yrs experience, including at HarperCollins. I love stories full of drama, danger and heart.
Expert critique and fearless consulting for authors in pursuit of publication. I specialize in story critique and novel development.