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Meghan Pinson

Meghan Pinson - Editor

St. Louis, MO, United States

From first draft to faithful readers: Expert editing and manuscript critique for novels and nonfiction manuscripts.

Overview

I offer novelists and nonfiction authors comprehensive manuscript critique and a full range of copyediting services, and I’d love to hear about your book. Every manuscript, like every author, has its own needs, and I listen hard to help you figure out what they are.

I revel in great author-editor relationships, and because many of my clients are indie authors, I’ve made it my business to get dirt under my nails in the wildly blossoming self-publishing industry.

I’ve been a full-time freelance editor since 2009, and have attended every publishing conference and literary event I can. I go to all the sessions, take a million notes, make lots of new friends, and then bring the latest industry news and knowledge back to my clients, the most successful of whom are enthusiastic marketers and savvy networkers.

My passion, my joy, my life’s work is to help writers connect with readers. Everything I do is to that aim.

What’s the point of editing, if not to remove every possible barrier between the author and the reader? What’s the point of writing, if not to send a message from the writer’s head to the reader’s heart?

Writing a book is a big deal, and editing it is no small endeavor. It’s much more fun if we both know what to expect, so I like to connect with my clients over a good old-fashioned phone call before tucking into a new project.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you think we might be a good match. I’m almost always available and I’d love to hear from you.

Member of the Editorial Freelancers Association, Independent Book Publishers Association, Greater Los Angeles Writers Society, and the Author Marketing Club

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Crime & Mystery Cultural & Ethnic Themes Fantasy Historical Fiction Literature Romance Thriller Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Publishing

Work experience

Editorial Director

Meghan Pinson is self-employed

August, 2014 – Present (over 2 years)

I give attentive, insightful guidance and support to authors in pursuit of publication.

Founder, CEO, Editor

Meghan Pinson is self-employed

September, 2009 – Present (over 7 years)

I provide line editing, copyediting, proofreading, critique, mentoring, and more. Each project is considered on its own merits. Contact me now to see if we're a good match!

Notes: The projects listed below are published books that I copyedited; I critiqued some of them, as well. They're all good reads.

English & Social Studies Teacher

Los Angeles Unified School District

September, 2006 – June, 2008 (over 1 year)

Bookseller/Manager

Subterranean Books, St. Louis, MO

September, 2003 – January, 2005 (over 1 year)

Bookseller/Manager

The Book House, St. Louis, MO

June, 1994 – May, 2001 (almost 7 years)

Portfolio (42 selected works)

The Garden on Sunset: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood (Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels Book 1)

Martin Turnbull

Have you ever wanted to climb into a time machine and visit Hollywood during its heyday?Right before talking pictures slug Tinsel Town in the jaw, a luminous silent screen star converts her private estate into the Garden of Allah Hotel. The lush grounds soon become a haven for Hollywood hopefuls to meet, drink, and revel through the night. George Cukor is in the pool, Tallulah Bankhead is at t... read more

Have you ever wanted to climb into a time machine and visit Hollywood during its heyday?Right before talking pictures slug Tinsel Town in the jaw, a luminous silent screen star converts her private estate into the Garden of Allah Hotel. The lush grounds soon become a haven for Hollywood hopefuls to meet, drink, and revel through the night. George Cukor is in the pool, Tallulah Bankhead is at t... read more

The Trouble with Scarlett (Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels Book 2)

Martin Turnbull

Have you ever wanted to climb into a time machine and visit Hollywood during its heyday?Summer, 1936: Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell's first novel, takes the world by storm. Everyone in Hollywood knows Civil War pictures don't make a dime, but renegade producer David O. Selznick snaps up the movie rights and suddenly America has just one question: Who will play Scarlett O'Hara?When Gwen... read more

Have you ever wanted to climb into a time machine and visit Hollywood during its heyday?Summer, 1936: Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell's first novel, takes the world by storm. Everyone in Hollywood knows Civil War pictures don't make a dime, but renegade producer David O. Selznick snaps up the movie rights and suddenly America has just one question: Who will play Scarlett O'Hara?When Gwen... read more

Citizen Hollywood: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood (Hollywood's Garden of Allah Novels Book 3)

Martin Turnbull

Have you ever wanted to climb into a time machine and visit Hollywood during its heyday? Hollywood, 1939: When Tinseltown begins to woo wunderkind Orson Welles, he stashes himself at the Chateau Marmont until he’s ready to make his splashy entrance. But gossip columnist Kathryn Massey knows he’s there. Kathryn has been on the outs with Hollywood since her ill-fated move to Life, but now that s... read more

Have you ever wanted to climb into a time machine and visit Hollywood during its heyday? Hollywood, 1939: When Tinseltown begins to woo wunderkind Orson Welles, he stashes himself at the Chateau Marmont until he’s ready to make his splashy entrance. But gossip columnist Kathryn Massey knows he’s there. Kathryn has been on the outs with Hollywood since her ill-fated move to Life, but now that s... read more

Searchlights and Shadows: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood (Hollywood's Garden of Allah Novels Book 4)

Martin Turnbull

Have you ever wanted to climb into a time machine and visit Hollywood during its heyday? At the dawn of 1942, the dark days of Pearl Harbor still loom over Los Angeles. America is now at war, and posters warn home-front Hollywoodites that loose lips sink ships. Wartime propaganda is the name of the game, and the studios are expected to conjure stories that galvanize the public for the war effo... read more

Have you ever wanted to climb into a time machine and visit Hollywood during its heyday? At the dawn of 1942, the dark days of Pearl Harbor still loom over Los Angeles. America is now at war, and posters warn home-front Hollywoodites that loose lips sink ships. Wartime propaganda is the name of the game, and the studios are expected to conjure stories that galvanize the public for the war effo... read more

Reds in the Beds: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood (Hollywood's Garden of Allah Novels Book 5)

Martin Turnbull

Have you ever wanted to climb into a time machine and visit Hollywood during its heyday? Hollywood history is more than just colorful. It’s dripping with red. As World War II ends, a new boogieman emerges: the Red Menace. When a scandal accuses Tinseltown of being riddled with Communists, MGM writing department head Marcus Adler needs to keep his reputation beyond reproach. Unfortunately in Ho... read more

Have you ever wanted to climb into a time machine and visit Hollywood during its heyday? Hollywood history is more than just colorful. It’s dripping with red. As World War II ends, a new boogieman emerges: the Red Menace. When a scandal accuses Tinseltown of being riddled with Communists, MGM writing department head Marcus Adler needs to keep his reputation beyond reproach. Unfortunately in Ho... read more

Old Wounds to the Heart (Whippoorwill Hollow Book 2)

Ken Oder

A violent southern romanceThe second Whippoorwill Hollow novelShenandoah National Park, Thanksgiving Morning, 1967The morning mists are still rising in Whippoorwill Hollow when two aging friends find themselves staring at each other: one pointing a gun and the other beaten and chained to a tree. Their love for the same woman has buckled under the weight of a long-held secret -- until now.Out o... read more

A violent southern romanceThe second Whippoorwill Hollow novelShenandoah National Park, Thanksgiving Morning, 1967The morning mists are still rising in Whippoorwill Hollow when two aging friends find themselves staring at each other: one pointing a gun and the other beaten and chained to a tree. Their love for the same woman has buckled under the weight of a long-held secret -- until now.Out o... read more

The Closing (Whippoorwill Hollow Book 1)

Ken Oder

2014 Foreword Reviews INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards FinalistThe first Whippoorwill Hollow novelMay 5, 1968Virginia State PenitentiaryWhen two men meet in a maximum security visitation room on May 5, 1968, they have only one thing in common: they both want their lives back. On one side of the window sits Kenneth Deatherage, sentenced to death for the brutal rape and murder of a young woman. ... read more

2014 Foreword Reviews INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards FinalistThe first Whippoorwill Hollow novelMay 5, 1968Virginia State PenitentiaryWhen two men meet in a maximum security visitation room on May 5, 1968, they have only one thing in common: they both want their lives back. On one side of the window sits Kenneth Deatherage, sentenced to death for the brutal rape and murder of a young woman. ... read more

The Tigress and the Yogi: Book I of the Sadhana Trilogy

Shelley Schanfield

A talking tigress. A wandering yogi. A young Untouchable’s harrowing journey through an ancient land where chaos threatens gods and mortals alike. When an outcaste girl named Mala flees from a talking white tigress, she stumbles upon an irascible old yogi whose stories awaken her hunger for forbidden spiritual knowledge. Even after the girl is brutally orphaned and enslaved, the Mother Goddess... read more

A talking tigress. A wandering yogi. A young Untouchable’s harrowing journey through an ancient land where chaos threatens gods and mortals alike. When an outcaste girl named Mala flees from a talking white tigress, she stumbles upon an irascible old yogi whose stories awaken her hunger for forbidden spiritual knowledge. Even after the girl is brutally orphaned and enslaved, the Mother Goddess... read more

The Alexandrite: A Hollywood time-travel noir

Rick Lenz

A time-travel noir that slips between the shimmering worlds of modern and midcentury Los Angeles. How many times does Jack have to die before he gets his life right? And is sleeping with Marilyn Monroe worth getting murdered again? When Jack Cade is fired from a no-pay production of Hamlet, he has no inkling his next role will be opposite Marilyn Monroe — forty years back in time, in 1956. As ... read more

A time-travel noir that slips between the shimmering worlds of modern and midcentury Los Angeles. How many times does Jack have to die before he gets his life right? And is sleeping with Marilyn Monroe worth getting murdered again? When Jack Cade is fired from a no-pay production of Hamlet, he has no inkling his next role will be opposite Marilyn Monroe — forty years back in time, in 1956. As ... read more

Critical Connection: A Practical Guide to Parenting Young Teens

Andy Kerckhoff

Parenting 10-14 years olds can be the most challenging of all the stages of development. Middle school is a time of tremendous change for families. Critical Connection is for parents of young teens who have said:"So much is changing. I just don't get my daughter any more. I don't want her to slip away.""My son wants to spend every moment on some sort of electronic screen.""My daughter has thes... read more

Parenting 10-14 years olds can be the most challenging of all the stages of development. Middle school is a time of tremendous change for families. Critical Connection is for parents of young teens who have said:"So much is changing. I just don't get my daughter any more. I don't want her to slip away.""My son wants to spend every moment on some sort of electronic screen.""My daughter has thes... read more

Transformed by Postpartum Depression: Women's Stories of Trauma and Growth

Walker Karraa

Transformed by Postpartum Depression is a poignant tale of 20 women’s journeys through postpartum depression and the growth that they experienced as a result. These women described severe suffering as they had been taken completely by surprise by their depression. They also experienced failure of care providers to screen for or treat depression, and finally reached a place where they determine... read more

Transformed by Postpartum Depression is a poignant tale of 20 women’s journeys through postpartum depression and the growth that they experienced as a result. These women described severe suffering as they had been taken completely by surprise by their depression. They also experienced failure of care providers to screen for or treat depression, and finally reached a place where they determine... read more

Being and Awesomeness: Get Rad, Stay Rad

Tiffany Tuttle Psy.D

Being and Awesomeness: Get Rad, Stay Rad is the first book by clinical psychologist Dr. Tiffany Tuttle. In her attempt to take the “sigh” out of psychology, Dr. Tuttle breathes new life into the field by celebrating self-help. She is unapologetic about her sense of humor and uses it to keep readers engaged so they can learn how to enhance their quality of life. Coming to terms with the past, u... read more

Being and Awesomeness: Get Rad, Stay Rad is the first book by clinical psychologist Dr. Tiffany Tuttle. In her attempt to take the “sigh” out of psychology, Dr. Tuttle breathes new life into the field by celebrating self-help. She is unapologetic about her sense of humor and uses it to keep readers engaged so they can learn how to enhance their quality of life. Coming to terms with the past, u... read more

Paw Tracks Here And Abroad: A Dog's Tale

James Mikel Wilson

Paw Tracks Here and Abroad is a book for children ages 6 to 96. It chronicles the adventures of Snickers, a stray dog with a strong will to survive. When Snickers is adopted in Peoria, Illinois, she quickly becomes part of the family--but that doesn't keep her from trying to escape whenever the opportunity presents itself! Over her twenty-two long years as a beloved member of the Wilson family... read more

Paw Tracks Here and Abroad is a book for children ages 6 to 96. It chronicles the adventures of Snickers, a stray dog with a strong will to survive. When Snickers is adopted in Peoria, Illinois, she quickly becomes part of the family--but that doesn't keep her from trying to escape whenever the opportunity presents itself! Over her twenty-two long years as a beloved member of the Wilson family... read more

TRANSFORM: The Secret To Unlocking The Perfect You

Dede Barbanti

Finally, a book that will provide you with the answers that change your body and your life! TRANSFORM really is the SECRET TO UNLOCKING THE PERFECT YOU. Once weighing over 200 pounds, Fitness and lifestyle expert Dede Barbanti not only gives you the tools to achieve your weight-loss goals, but helps you dig deep to fix the core issues that keep you from lasting success and your true potential.... read more

Finally, a book that will provide you with the answers that change your body and your life! TRANSFORM really is the SECRET TO UNLOCKING THE PERFECT YOU. Once weighing over 200 pounds, Fitness and lifestyle expert Dede Barbanti not only gives you the tools to achieve your weight-loss goals, but helps you dig deep to fix the core issues that keep you from lasting success and your true potential.... read more

The Time Travel Journals: Bridgebuilders

Marlene Dotterer

The second novel in the Time Travel Journal series The second universe is doing fine. But how is the first one faring? When Sam Altair went back in time to 1906, he created a second universe, one with its own alternate future. In this universe, humans surpass the technology of the first, so that by 1980, their world is cleaner, more free, and less populated than the original. In the alternate ... read more

The second novel in the Time Travel Journal series The second universe is doing fine. But how is the first one faring? When Sam Altair went back in time to 1906, he created a second universe, one with its own alternate future. In this universe, humans surpass the technology of the first, so that by 1980, their world is cleaner, more free, and less populated than the original. In the alternate ... read more

The Pedestal

Daniel J Wimberley

Wilson Abby’s life as a carefree programmer has reached a crossroads. Since birth, Wilson has known unconditional comfort and security in a global super-community. Thanks to the planet’s NEXUS framework, instant gratification is a mere transaction away. But when his closest friend mysteriously turns up dead, Wilson suspects that not all is as it seems. Peeling back a veneer of half-truths, Wil... read more

Wilson Abby’s life as a carefree programmer has reached a crossroads. Since birth, Wilson has known unconditional comfort and security in a global super-community. Thanks to the planet’s NEXUS framework, instant gratification is a mere transaction away. But when his closest friend mysteriously turns up dead, Wilson suspects that not all is as it seems. Peeling back a veneer of half-truths, Wil... read more

T-Bull and the Lost Men

Paul Moser

Have you heard the one about the lesbian pixie called Tinker Bull, who takes on a shipload of Roman Catholic pirates without the help of her old friend Peter Plan, who has become an investment banker? Or the one about the Crocodazzi, an insatiable investigative journalist who happens to be a crocodile? The punch lines are all in the story called "T-Bull and the Lost Men"--a fun house mirror ma... read more

Have you heard the one about the lesbian pixie called Tinker Bull, who takes on a shipload of Roman Catholic pirates without the help of her old friend Peter Plan, who has become an investment banker? Or the one about the Crocodazzi, an insatiable investigative journalist who happens to be a crocodile? The punch lines are all in the story called "T-Bull and the Lost Men"--a fun house mirror ma... read more

Before the Sun Hits

arthur swan

When an unrelenting universe threatens to end Earth in an instant, one man could make a difference . . . In a small North Carolina college town, a disillusioned math professor, Drew Bauer, discovers the sun is dying. His abandoned research could hold the key to survival, but he needs more information, and he needs help against the growing conspiracy to stop him. Trenton Smith, a sadistic billi... read more

When an unrelenting universe threatens to end Earth in an instant, one man could make a difference . . . In a small North Carolina college town, a disillusioned math professor, Drew Bauer, discovers the sun is dying. His abandoned research could hold the key to survival, but he needs more information, and he needs help against the growing conspiracy to stop him. Trenton Smith, a sadistic billi... read more

Box-Shaped Heart

Thomas C. Gahr

Evocative and visually rich, Box-Shaped Heart transports the reader to 19th-century Upstate New York, where society is poised on the brink of the modern world. From dusty rural villages to the smokestacks of industry, the American landscape is changing. Newt Rowell is an up-and-coming industrialist with a bright future. Flush with success, he moves his factory to the boomtown of Batavia, New Y... read more

Evocative and visually rich, Box-Shaped Heart transports the reader to 19th-century Upstate New York, where society is poised on the brink of the modern world. From dusty rural villages to the smokestacks of industry, the American landscape is changing. Newt Rowell is an up-and-coming industrialist with a bright future. Flush with success, he moves his factory to the boomtown of Batavia, New Y... read more

Border Post 99: No Man's Land

Kedar Patankar

March, 2011 - In the pine forest that marks the No Man's Land along the volatile India-Pakistan border, leopards roam freely across enemy lines, instigating fear in a pair of rival soldiers who are each guarding an illegal post and trying desperately to follow the strict orders they've been given: Don't shoot.Lt. Sharma is a 25-year-old Indian rookie, fresh out of military training school and ... read more

March, 2011 - In the pine forest that marks the No Man's Land along the volatile India-Pakistan border, leopards roam freely across enemy lines, instigating fear in a pair of rival soldiers who are each guarding an illegal post and trying desperately to follow the strict orders they've been given: Don't shoot.Lt. Sharma is a 25-year-old Indian rookie, fresh out of military training school and ... read more

In the Country of the Blind

Matthew Arkin

"A dead body is a lousy way to end a first date."So begins In the Country of the Blind, a modern noir tale that takes readers into the world of former attorney-turned building superintendent Zach Brandis. When Zach abandoned his promising legal career, it confused everyone, including himself. Now, with no apparent purpose in life, he has time enough on his hands to get into some very hot water... read more

"A dead body is a lousy way to end a first date."So begins In the Country of the Blind, a modern noir tale that takes readers into the world of former attorney-turned building superintendent Zach Brandis. When Zach abandoned his promising legal career, it confused everyone, including himself. Now, with no apparent purpose in life, he has time enough on his hands to get into some very hot water... read more

The Parts I Remember

A.K. Mills

Act first. Think never. Remember nothing. Welcome to Kelly Rockport’s existence at Haysville University, where responsibility is just an elective. After all, fake IDs, alter egos, and one-night stands are all part of the college experience, right? So what if she blacks out from time to time? Memory is overrated. When freshman year lasts about as long as a one-night stand and is quickly followe... read more

Act first. Think never. Remember nothing. Welcome to Kelly Rockport’s existence at Haysville University, where responsibility is just an elective. After all, fake IDs, alter egos, and one-night stands are all part of the college experience, right? So what if she blacks out from time to time? Memory is overrated. When freshman year lasts about as long as a one-night stand and is quickly followe... read more

The Golden Apple of Discord (The Discord Trilogy Book 1)

Lauren Hodge

***Winner of the Compulsion Reads Quality Book Endorsement*** Taralie Severin and her three sisters are a powerful coven of modern-day witches who banish mythical creatures in between classes and shifts at the police station. But when Taralie is kidnapped by vampires and converted into the undead, her sisters are ordered to execute her for crimes against the Milunfran order. Refusing, the sist... read more

***Winner of the Compulsion Reads Quality Book Endorsement*** Taralie Severin and her three sisters are a powerful coven of modern-day witches who banish mythical creatures in between classes and shifts at the police station. But when Taralie is kidnapped by vampires and converted into the undead, her sisters are ordered to execute her for crimes against the Milunfran order. Refusing, the sist... read more

Bordello Politique

Hank Chapot

Dolly Fine called it: “There’s only one mob in San Francisco—the police.” Bordello Politique is a historic crime novel based on the true story of San Francisco’s most notorious madam, a clever and resourceful woman trapped in the police graft scandal of 1937.

Dolly Fine called it: “There’s only one mob in San Francisco—the police.” Bordello Politique is a historic crime novel based on the true story of San Francisco’s most notorious madam, a clever and resourceful woman trapped in the police graft scandal of 1937.

Text. Love. Power. The Ultimate Girls Relationship Guide for Texting and Dating in the New Millennium

Vanessa Taylor

Text. Love. Power. rejects the idea that women should be open and easy-going with their dates, and orders them to put down the smartphone if they want to get their man.In this riveting, controversial dating guide for the new millennium, Vanessa Taylor continues the work of Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider, authors of The Rules: Time-Tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right.Endorseme... read more

Text. Love. Power. rejects the idea that women should be open and easy-going with their dates, and orders them to put down the smartphone if they want to get their man.In this riveting, controversial dating guide for the new millennium, Vanessa Taylor continues the work of Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider, authors of The Rules: Time-Tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right.Endorseme... read more

Flacks & Hacks: Trade Secrets Journalists Want PR Pros to Know

Jennifer Pallanich

The ultimate guide for Flack-Hack relationships What separates effective PR people from ineffective ones? For every public relations professional who lands a story in the industry’s most prestigious trade magazine, some don’t achieve those results. Flacks & Hacks: Trade Secrets Journalists Want PR Pros to Know will let you stop wondering why trade journalists don’t run your stories, don’t call... read more

The ultimate guide for Flack-Hack relationships What separates effective PR people from ineffective ones? For every public relations professional who lands a story in the industry’s most prestigious trade magazine, some don’t achieve those results. Flacks & Hacks: Trade Secrets Journalists Want PR Pros to Know will let you stop wondering why trade journalists don’t run your stories, don’t call... read more

Homebirth Cesarean: Stories and Support for Families and Healthcare Providers

Courtney Key Jarecki

The term "homebirth cesarean" has only recently entered the birth world's lexicon. The phrase, which refers to a planned out-of-hospital birth that ends in the hospital operating room, now represents new understanding and healing pathways for mothers, families, and birth professionals. In capturing more than 250 voices from across the birth world—from mothers and partners, to midwives, OB/GYNs... read more

The term "homebirth cesarean" has only recently entered the birth world's lexicon. The phrase, which refers to a planned out-of-hospital birth that ends in the hospital operating room, now represents new understanding and healing pathways for mothers, families, and birth professionals. In capturing more than 250 voices from across the birth world—from mothers and partners, to midwives, OB/GYNs... read more

Texas Alligators: A Wildlife Profile

Darlene Prescott

Focusing on the American alligator in Texas, the updated book offers a brief, but comprehensive, look at this fascinating reptile, including its range and where the public can view gators in the state. The anatomy of the alligator and its life cycle are discussed, as well as hunting and farming regulations. A glimpse of the animal's history reveals the almost extinction and recovery of the all... read more

Focusing on the American alligator in Texas, the updated book offers a brief, but comprehensive, look at this fascinating reptile, including its range and where the public can view gators in the state. The anatomy of the alligator and its life cycle are discussed, as well as hunting and farming regulations. A glimpse of the animal's history reveals the almost extinction and recovery of the all... read more

Wilfair

Alysia Gray Painter

A late-blooming heiress runs a posh hotel next door to a shy guy and the little motel he oversees. Strange things happen, adventures are had, feelings are felt, and cheese dip is eaten.

A late-blooming heiress runs a posh hotel next door to a shy guy and the little motel he oversees. Strange things happen, adventures are had, feelings are felt, and cheese dip is eaten.

Redwoodian: Wilfair Book 2

Alysia Gray Painter

A late-blooming heiress visits her family's mountain lodge with her cute, motel-running neighbors. A strange building follows them, there's some romantic bickering and a cozy camp-out. And, most importantly, the young hotelier takes a stand on a life-changing issue.

A late-blooming heiress visits her family's mountain lodge with her cute, motel-running neighbors. A strange building follows them, there's some romantic bickering and a cozy camp-out. And, most importantly, the young hotelier takes a stand on a life-changing issue.

Taco Gnome and Other Tales

Christopher Painter

Here are sixteen tales of lust, longing, and lousy fast food.They are told by ghosts who are not dead, and vampires who do not consume blood; by office workers who don't know what they do, and retail customers who don't know what they're buying; puddles of oil that divine the future, and time travelers who cannot change the past.They all take place on the same city block, in a singular collect... read more

Here are sixteen tales of lust, longing, and lousy fast food.They are told by ghosts who are not dead, and vampires who do not consume blood; by office workers who don't know what they do, and retail customers who don't know what they're buying; puddles of oil that divine the future, and time travelers who cannot change the past.They all take place on the same city block, in a singular collect... read more

Dear Maude (The Dear Maude Trilogy Book 1)

Denise Liebig

Emily Stanton is about to discover the real cost of her free education. When a mysterious company offered her a college scholarship, Emily eagerly accepted. Now a graduate, she must face the requirement to serve the company for four years without first knowing her position or repay every dime. Armed only with her sense of responsibility and a journal she addresses to her deceased aunt, Maude, ... read more

Emily Stanton is about to discover the real cost of her free education. When a mysterious company offered her a college scholarship, Emily eagerly accepted. Now a graduate, she must face the requirement to serve the company for four years without first knowing her position or repay every dime. Armed only with her sense of responsibility and a journal she addresses to her deceased aunt, Maude, ... read more

Saving Grace (What Doesn't Kill You, #1): A Katie Romantic Mystery (What Doesn't Kill You)

Pamela Fagan Hutchins

Multi-awardwinning, Bestselling Romantic Mystery SeriesSaving Grace kicks off the What Doesn't Kill You series off with voodoo, laughs, and suspense.Katie Connell is a high-strung attorney whose sloppy drinking habits and stunted love life collide hilariously during a doomed celebrity case in Dallas. She flees Texas for the Caribbean and escapes professional humiliation, a broken heart, and a ... read more

Multi-awardwinning, Bestselling Romantic Mystery SeriesSaving Grace kicks off the What Doesn't Kill You series off with voodoo, laughs, and suspense.Katie Connell is a high-strung attorney whose sloppy drinking habits and stunted love life collide hilariously during a doomed celebrity case in Dallas. She flees Texas for the Caribbean and escapes professional humiliation, a broken heart, and a ... read more

Leaving Annalise (What Doesn't Kill You, #2): A Katie Romantic Mystery (What Doesn't Kill You)

Pamela Fagan Hutchins

Multi-awardwinning, Bestselling Romantic Mystery SeriesLeaving Annalise picks up the What Doesn't Kill You series with more romance, hilarity, and thrills.One unexpected and hotly fought-over little boy, two dead bodies, and a series of home vandalisms throw Texas attorney turned island chanteuse Katie Connell into a tizzy. Juggling all of this, Bloody Mary cravings, baggage, and the bad guys ... read more

Multi-awardwinning, Bestselling Romantic Mystery SeriesLeaving Annalise picks up the What Doesn't Kill You series with more romance, hilarity, and thrills.One unexpected and hotly fought-over little boy, two dead bodies, and a series of home vandalisms throw Texas attorney turned island chanteuse Katie Connell into a tizzy. Juggling all of this, Bloody Mary cravings, baggage, and the bad guys ... read more

Finding Harmony (What Doesn't Kill You, #3): A Katie Romantic Mystery

Pamela Fagan Hutchins

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter-Finalist!Finding Harmony takes you on a high stakes race through the islands, with mystery, suspense, romance, a little voodoo, and laughs.Katie’s already on edge when a dead guy shows up at Estate Annalise and shady locals claim there are slave remains in the foundation, but when Nick doesn’t come home to her and the kids one day after work, she’s ready... read more

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter-Finalist!Finding Harmony takes you on a high stakes race through the islands, with mystery, suspense, romance, a little voodoo, and laughs.Katie’s already on edge when a dead guy shows up at Estate Annalise and shady locals claim there are slave remains in the foundation, but when Nick doesn’t come home to her and the kids one day after work, she’s ready... read more

Going for Kona (What Doesn't Kill You, #4): A Michele Romantic Mystery

Pamela Fagan Hutchins

2014 USA Best Book Award Winner, Fiction: Cross GenreGoing for Kona has it all: unforgettable characters, an epic love story, and a page-turning mystery that will keep you guessing until the last page.When her husband is killed in a hit-and-run bicycling accident, it takes all of Michele Lopez Hanson’s strength not to burrow into their bed for the rest of her life. But their kids need her, and... read more

2014 USA Best Book Award Winner, Fiction: Cross GenreGoing for Kona has it all: unforgettable characters, an epic love story, and a page-turning mystery that will keep you guessing until the last page.When her husband is killed in a hit-and-run bicycling accident, it takes all of Michele Lopez Hanson’s strength not to burrow into their bed for the rest of her life. But their kids need her, and... read more

Hot Flashes And Half Ironmans (Women's Health and Triathlon)

Pamela Fagan Hutchins

Women's Health Winner in USA Best Book Awards!Middle-aged Endurance Athletics Meets The Hormonally ChallengedWomen get older, dammit, and sometimes it sucks, especially for women who pride themselves on athleticism and an adventurous spirit. Hot flashes. Weight gain. Sleepless nights. Yes, it can be hard, but middle age doesn’t have to be a flashing red stop light. It’s perfectly acceptable fo... read more

Women's Health Winner in USA Best Book Awards!Middle-aged Endurance Athletics Meets The Hormonally ChallengedWomen get older, dammit, and sometimes it sucks, especially for women who pride themselves on athleticism and an adventurous spirit. Hot flashes. Weight gain. Sleepless nights. Yes, it can be hard, but middle age doesn’t have to be a flashing red stop light. It’s perfectly acceptable fo... read more

The Clark Kent Chronicles (ADHD & Aspergers)

Pamela Fagan Hutchins

Are you one of "those" parents? If so, pour a cup of coffee, grab a tissue, and stay for a while. You're in the company of a good friend.A Mother's Tale Of Life With Her ADHD And Asperger's SonThey’re the parents who other people secretly believe must be doing a crappy job, the ones whose children don lacrosse gloves to weed the flowerbed, won’t turn in their homework, and throw age-inappropri... read more

Are you one of "those" parents? If so, pour a cup of coffee, grab a tissue, and stay for a while. You're in the company of a good friend.A Mother's Tale Of Life With Her ADHD And Asperger's SonThey’re the parents who other people secretly believe must be doing a crappy job, the ones whose children don lacrosse gloves to weed the flowerbed, won’t turn in their homework, and throw age-inappropri... read more

How to Screw Up Your Marriage (Divorce and Re-Partnering)

Pamela Fagan Hutchins

LOL Funny Relationship Book Full of Great AdviceDo-Over Tips for First-Time FailuresLet's face it. People keep getting into relationships. Yet over 40% of first marriages end in divorce and up to 67% of second do, too, with statistics becoming predictably more dismal as the number of trips to the altar rack up. It seems like, for many of us, the longing to be half of a couple so in love they m... read more

LOL Funny Relationship Book Full of Great AdviceDo-Over Tips for First-Time FailuresLet's face it. People keep getting into relationships. Yet over 40% of first marriages end in divorce and up to 67% of second do, too, with statistics becoming predictably more dismal as the number of trips to the altar rack up. It seems like, for many of us, the longing to be half of a couple so in love they m... read more

How To Screw Up Your Kids (Divorce and Stepparenting)

Pamela Fagan Hutchins

USA Best Book Winner in Parenting/Divorce!Blended Families, Blendered StyleMarried couples with children divorce 40% of the time. In less than three years after that divorce, chances are both mom and dad are remarried, and probably each to someone who has kids of their own. The single most explosive and divisive issue in those marriages? Stepparenting.Wouldn't it be nice if we all lived in a b... read more

USA Best Book Winner in Parenting/Divorce!Blended Families, Blendered StyleMarried couples with children divorce 40% of the time. In less than three years after that divorce, chances are both mom and dad are remarried, and probably each to someone who has kids of their own. The single most explosive and divisive issue in those marriages? Stepparenting.Wouldn't it be nice if we all lived in a b... read more

Puppalicious And Beyond: Life Outside The Center Of The Universe

Pamela Fagan Hutchins

USA Best Book Award Winner in Narrative NonfictionWho says a whacked sense of humor and animal stories don't mix?Do you rank Where The Red Fern Grows along with Wuthering Heights amongst your favorite books of all time? All Creatures Great and Small with Pet Sematary? If so, chances are you get it: there’s something magical about giving literary immortality and a sometimes irreverent voice to ... read more

USA Best Book Award Winner in Narrative NonfictionWho says a whacked sense of humor and animal stories don't mix?Do you rank Where The Red Fern Grows along with Wuthering Heights amongst your favorite books of all time? All Creatures Great and Small with Pet Sematary? If so, chances are you get it: there’s something magical about giving literary immortality and a sometimes irreverent voice to ... read more

What Kind of Loser Indie Publishes, and How Can I Be One, Too? (Writing, Publishing, Promotion)

Pamela Fagan Hutchins

USA Best Book Awardwinner in Business: Writing/Publishing, With March 2016 Updates!Relatable and hilarious, you will wear the pages of this book out. Who knew indie publishing could be this much fun? Whether you have published before or are contemplating your first book, Pamela Fagan Hutchins makes an overwhelming field manageable by presenting tried and true how-tos and a myriad of resources,... read more

USA Best Book Awardwinner in Business: Writing/Publishing, With March 2016 Updates!Relatable and hilarious, you will wear the pages of this book out. Who knew indie publishing could be this much fun? Whether you have published before or are contemplating your first book, Pamela Fagan Hutchins makes an overwhelming field manageable by presenting tried and true how-tos and a myriad of resources,... read more

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Josie Ferguson

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