Mari Barnes

Mari Barnes - Ghostwriter

Hammond, IN, USA

A proud Word Nerd with more than 30 years' experience. I know where the commas go...and where they don't.

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Overview

I adore childrens' books and have ghostwritten 5 of them. Partnering with authors to make good books better is a passion of mine; mystery/thrillers, fantasy, historical and science fiction are my favorites. I've edited several Christian fiction novels. An author myself, I understand how precious our work is to us. I'm patient, respectful, honest and deadline-driven.
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
African American fiction
Christian Fiction
Cozy Mysteries
Historical Romance
Middle Grade
Picture Books
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Children's - Non-fiction

Work experience

Editor/Publisher

Self-employed
May, 2010 – Present (about 10 years)

Portfolio (6 selected works)

A Straw Hat So Big

Lori Bortnick

Mei vacations with a loving grandmother who gives her too many gifts. Opportunities to practice several math operations and concepts. Learn about patterns and math vocabulary. Paperback includes drawing pages and a paper doll.

Mei vacations with a loving grandmother who gives her too many gifts. Opportunities to practice several math operations and concepts. Learn about patterns and math vocabulary. Paperback includes drawing pages and a paper doll.

Ruby's Red Squiggle

Mari Lumpkin

A little girl's drawing decides that it's a great work of art that the whole world should see. Follow Ruby's Red Squiggle as she races through an art museum, trying to find a place to belong. Introduces young readers to an array or art genres and museum careers. Exposure to different art styles is an excellent way to teach children that there is no wrong way to create visual art.

A little girl's drawing decides that it's a great work of art that the whole world should see. Follow Ruby's Red Squiggle as she races through an art museum, trying to find a place to belong. Introduces young readers to an array or art genres and museum careers. Exposure to different art styles is an excellent way to teach children that there is no wrong way to create visual art.

Eyes Like Sapphire Stones

Doris L. Davis

There aren’t many black people with blond hair and blue eyes, so members of the Bradley family turned heads wherever they went. The stock market crash of 1929 causes some of the Bradley family to move from Florida to the Windy City of Chicago, where God begins to take control. Laugh and cry with the Bradleys as the powerful movement of the Holy Spirit sweeps through this family’s lives, losses... read more

There aren’t many black people with blond hair and blue eyes, so members of the Bradley family turned heads wherever they went. The stock market crash of 1929 causes some of the Bradley family to move from Florida to the Windy City of Chicago, where God begins to take control. Laugh and cry with the Bradleys as the powerful movement of the Holy Spirit sweeps through this family’s lives, losses... read more

Parting River Jordan (Volume 1)

ML Barnes

Deanna “Dee” Ramsey is NOT nosy, but things at Chicago’s River Jordan Church give her reasons to snoop. Trouble brews when feuding factions become TWO churches, sharing the building they’ve literally split down the middle. After the separation, the Mothers Board quickly hires a handsome young single minister, Pastor Darnell Davis, who soon finds himself doing Romeo and Juliet with his rival’s ... read more

Deanna “Dee” Ramsey is NOT nosy, but things at Chicago’s River Jordan Church give her reasons to snoop. Trouble brews when feuding factions become TWO churches, sharing the building they’ve literally split down the middle. After the separation, the Mothers Board quickly hires a handsome young single minister, Pastor Darnell Davis, who soon finds himself doing Romeo and Juliet with his rival’s ... read more

Don't Cast the First Stone

Doris L. Davis

God moves mightily in the lives of four young women. They were called and chosen of God before the beginning of time to do a work in the Kingdom of God. The devil tricked them into the vilest of lifestyles-prostitution; a sin that causes that self-righteous, judgmental Christian to shudder and look the other way.Satan stole from these women the most precious gift that God gives to a woman, her... read more

God moves mightily in the lives of four young women. They were called and chosen of God before the beginning of time to do a work in the Kingdom of God. The devil tricked them into the vilest of lifestyles-prostitution; a sin that causes that self-righteous, judgmental Christian to shudder and look the other way.Satan stole from these women the most precious gift that God gives to a woman, her... read more

Cracked Magic

Mari Lumpkin

Aiko Brass and her best friend, Candace Faulkner, have been preparing for the adventure of a lifetime for as long as they can remember. But are they ready to take on a world unlike anything they’ve ever imagined? Welcome to Terrene! A land of natural magic where you have to believe in everything and fish may be more dangerous than dragons.

Aiko Brass and her best friend, Candace Faulkner, have been preparing for the adventure of a lifetime for as long as they can remember. But are they ready to take on a world unlike anything they’ve ever imagined? Welcome to Terrene! A land of natural magic where you have to believe in everything and fish may be more dangerous than dragons.

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