Book editor in the fields of fiction and non-fiction. I edit, copywrite and/or coach writers to achieve their publishing goals. Collaborating with writers from Iowa to Texas, Dublin to Dubai, Singapore to Switzerland -- anywhere in the world. Gripping storytelling is my guiding principle.
For fans of Tom Clancy, an action-packed mystery thriller series.Detective Superintendent Kate Bowen is plunged into a warren of France's disenfranchised Muslim youth when her Dublin surveillance crew tail a terrorist from a border stakeout. Unknown to her, the rogue faction Sean O'Hare is assembling has already formed an unholy alliance, one with a price tag that threatens the U.S. Navy's Sec... read more
Don't cry. Don't pout... the jolly one's watching.Rovaniemi, Finland, is a town dedicated to Santa Claus with the jolly one’s village at its heart. This is a place for children. A ground zero for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, not terrorism. But for Christmas this year a madman wants to give an unspeakable biological weapon to re-engineer the world’s children. Konrad Loki is a charismatic pro... read more
Part love story, part adventure mystery, part travel guide for the soul, the award-winning novel The Longest Distance is a meditation in traveling from our heads to our hearts, and an awakening to what lies within. Shaken by tragedy in the wilds of Africa, Jeremy Braddock sets off in search of the answers to our questions about life, truth, and the all-too-trying-yet-wonderful emotion of love.... read more
Life in Switzerland. The not-made-for-TV version. In 2006, American Chantal Panozzo moved to a spa town near Zurich ready for a glamorous life as an expatriate. She would eat chocolate. She would climb mountains. And she would order cheese in four languages. Instead, she lived a life more in tune with reality than fantasy. Contrary to popular American belief, Switzerland isn’t just a setting i... read more
"This book is a lovely insight into life in France thirty years ago, seen through the eyes of a young American." -FrenchVillageDiariesLinda Kovic's story continues in From Tours to Paris - the final book in the French Illusions series based on her diaries from 1979 and 1980. Still determined to learn French and fulfill her dream of becoming an international flight attendant, Linda puts her dis... read more
Outstanding "Non-Fiction Travel" in the 2016 IAN Book of the Year Awards and a "Readers' Favorite" Award-Winning Memoir."This is an engaging read, all the more because it is true." - Patricia Sands, award-winning author of The Promise of Provence.French Illusions: My Story as an American Au Pair in the Loire Valley, is the first of two coming-of-age memoirs based on the author's diaries from 1... read more
“How can you be sick of living in Paris?” Life unravels when American psychotherapist Kristin Louise Duncombe faces being uprooted again—to follow her husband from their secure nest in Paris to bourgeois Lyon. The result is a touchstone memoir for anyone facing a move, dealing with marital ghosts, or confronting the professional death of starting anew. Duncombe’s unique specialty is helping “t... read more
“This book has the capacity to change the world. I don’t know about you, but I have been very concerned about where our world is heading. This beautifully written story has the capacity to change our thinking and our world. Yes, it’s radical. But we need radical. It’s not a band-aid. It’s a life and world changing solution. This book brings with it a hope I have not felt till now. It’s the key... read more
In the gaping cracks between our mommyhood expectations and the messy reality, magic shines through.So much legend, tradition, and everyday talk makes pregnancy out to be a magical experience. But there’s no sparkle, no glitter and glamour when you need to pee 3,302 times per night or are struggling to understand what each baby wail means. Finding the Magic in Mommyhood punctures those myths t... read more
Imagine handing over your passport in Saudi Arabia, being sent away with the ‘women and children’ in an evacuation from Congo, or catching a ride on the back of a stranger’s bike in China. These are just some of the surprising moments recounted by authors in this book. There's also the moment of unexpected intimacy with an Italian mother-in-law; learning Arabic in a Syrian mosque; and the writ... read more
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Award-winning editor and writer, 14 years at Harlequin. Want readers to have all the feels? I specialize in romance and women's fiction.
Experienced freelance copyeditor/indexer with HarperCollins, Harlequin, Avon, Hanover, Carina Press, Penguin Random House, among others.