Michelle Morgan

Michelle Morgan - Editor

Dallas, TX, USA

You have a story to tell. Romance novel editing is my passion. 2018 RITA Finalist Editor - "In His Arms" by Jules Dixon. #LoveYourManuscript

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Overview

When readers purchase your book, they’re hoping for a good story. They expect you’ll take them on a journey they can lose themselves in, with well-drawn, dynamic characters they’ll fall in love with. Whether your romance is steamy or sweet, dark or comedic, your readers want an adventure. They want to feel. They might even hope to learn something. Your job is to not disappoint - or better, to blow them away. It is that brand of satisfaction that earns the five-star reviews, the five-figure (and greater) incomes, and loyal fans eagerly waiting for what comes next.

The quality of your latest book is the best marketing for your next book. So how do you know if you’ve written a quality book? A professional book editor is plugged in to the industry daily. She knows what readers are buying now - and errors don’t sell. Her eagle eye catches mistakes, large and small, that could ruin the moment and pull the reader out of the story. Typos are jarring and unprofessional. Story-level inconsistencies sound alarms in readers’ minds. An amateur love story won’t elicit the yearning in readers that compels them to turn pages. Paired with forgettable writing, it won’t sell.

I like to approach a writer’s endeavor for what it is: your business, as well as your art. An investment in quality romance novel editing is for you, the writer who’s gotten this far and isn’t about to stop already. It’s for your characters, the ones who keep you up at night, urging you to pen their stories. Most importantly, it’s for your readers: those persnickety creatures who buy your books, sustaining you, trusting you’ll deliver a powerful story.

Need a book editor or writing coach? I want to know about your story. Contact me with a 1,000-word sample of your work and I will respond within one business day. A phone call isn’t mandatory, but I do recommend it so we can get to know each other. Your readers deserve the best from you: a polished, unputdownable romance. Let’s delight your audience with a love story that makes them swoon and realizes their greatest desires.

Not writing a romance novel? Each year I select a handful of projects in other genres, especially women’s fiction, fantasy, and memoir.

Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Fiction
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Paranormal Romance
Romance
Thriller
Urban Fantasy
Women's Fiction

Work experience

Romance Novel Editor

Self-employed
August, 2013 – Present (over 5 years)

Few things in life give me greater pleasure than my work as a romance novel editor. I help aspiring and experienced authors from around the world realize their writing dreams. Editing is my passion.

Hi, I’m Michelle Morgan. I founded in 2013 after 8 years of freelance writing, critiquing, and editing fiction. Since then, I have collaborated with dozens of authors to edit and critique more than 100 romantic novels. Whether your hero is sweet, sexy, or dark, together we’ll make your readers blush and swoon – and come back for more. I’d love to be the advocate who helps launch your first romantic novel, or, if you already have an established brand but lack a true editing partner, I’m your gal.

Completing a manuscript is an accomplishment you should feel proud of, whether it’s your first book or your twentieth. You worked hard and you love your story. Let’s make sure your readers love it, too.

Portfolio (15 selected works)

Sweetly Scandalous (A Willow Creek Novel)

Jacqueline Winters

Romance novel enthusiast Allie Jordan has a closet secretly stacked full of steamy bodice-rippers and a past relationship gone wrong. Her vicious ex, Travis, demeaned her love of her favorite books, leaving Allie to seriously doubt the existence of happily ever afters beyond their fictional pages. One unfortunate night, Allie falls victim to his rage. Years later, with Travis behind bars, the ... read more

Romance novel enthusiast Allie Jordan has a closet secretly stacked full of steamy bodice-rippers and a past relationship gone wrong. Her vicious ex, Travis, demeaned her love of her favorite books, leaving Allie to seriously doubt the existence of happily ever afters beyond their fictional pages. One unfortunate night, Allie falls victim to his rage. Years later, with Travis behind bars, the ... read more

More Than a Threat

Kennedy L. Mitchell, Kennedy Mitchell

In the face of danger, the thin line between love and hate is blurred and rules are broken. But are these two prepared to face the consequences?Dr. Kate Wheeler is an independent, feisty emergency-medicine doctor with a perfect life, or at least that’s what everyone sees from the outside. Her world is turned upside down when she is forced to allow twenty-four-seven protection, disrupting her i... read more

In the face of danger, the thin line between love and hate is blurred and rules are broken. But are these two prepared to face the consequences?Dr. Kate Wheeler is an independent, feisty emergency-medicine doctor with a perfect life, or at least that’s what everyone sees from the outside. Her world is turned upside down when she is forced to allow twenty-four-seven protection, disrupting her i... read more

R.I.L.Y Forever

Norah Bennett

Remember I Love You Forever...When Julia Walker unexpectedly runs into Dr. Ethan Sullivan, the man who stole her heart twenty-two years ago and whose heart she shredded in return, their reunion is emotional and explosive. While sparks fly and their passion reignites, the past rears its ugly head and the lovers soon discover that a foundation built on secrets and lies will always crumble. Can E... read more

Remember I Love You Forever...When Julia Walker unexpectedly runs into Dr. Ethan Sullivan, the man who stole her heart twenty-two years ago and whose heart she shredded in return, their reunion is emotional and explosive. While sparks fly and their passion reignites, the past rears its ugly head and the lovers soon discover that a foundation built on secrets and lies will always crumble. Can E... read more

Roomie Wars

Kat T. Masen

ZoeyTurning thirty is overrated. Who said you had to be married with a fabulous career and three kids? I had a great life. Single, freedom to do whatever I please, and best of all, stay home on a Friday night in my sweats, eating pizza while listening to the best of the ’80s. I’m fine.DrewWhen a woman says she’s fine, she’s not fine. Zoey had it all. Stunning looks, ambition, the whole package... read more

ZoeyTurning thirty is overrated. Who said you had to be married with a fabulous career and three kids? I had a great life. Single, freedom to do whatever I please, and best of all, stay home on a Friday night in my sweats, eating pizza while listening to the best of the ’80s. I’m fine.DrewWhen a woman says she’s fine, she’s not fine. Zoey had it all. Stunning looks, ambition, the whole package... read more

A Covert Affair

Kennedy L. Mitchell

Agent Lucia Rizzo A mole within the SEALs and I’m the one to find him. Simple for someone like me. Everything was laid out, we had a plan. A good plan. Go in undercover as a reporter, gather intel, identify the mole and come home. But it didn’t turn out that way. Not even close. Of course, the Sr. Officer over the platoon in question is a former one-night stand who became way too clingy. And t... read more

Agent Lucia Rizzo A mole within the SEALs and I’m the one to find him. Simple for someone like me. Everything was laid out, we had a plan. A good plan. Go in undercover as a reporter, gather intel, identify the mole and come home. But it didn’t turn out that way. Not even close. Of course, the Sr. Officer over the platoon in question is a former one-night stand who became way too clingy. And t... read more

You Will Never Be Him

K. Lee Schwartz

When Chelsea Thames’ family moves the summer before her senior year, her life is turned upside down. No more small town living, no more quiet social life, no more Roger. In an effort to move on from all she’s ever known, Chelsea creates a whole new persona with one goal: survive high school. Her plan unfolds surprisingly well as she scores Garrett Murphy, star football player, as a rebound boy... read more

When Chelsea Thames’ family moves the summer before her senior year, her life is turned upside down. No more small town living, no more quiet social life, no more Roger. In an effort to move on from all she’s ever known, Chelsea creates a whole new persona with one goal: survive high school. Her plan unfolds surprisingly well as she scores Garrett Murphy, star football player, as a rebound boy... read more

Cake in Bed

Sheri Fink

Thirty-something divorcee Julie has everything going for her. An exciting career. Friends who adore her. Everything but the thing she desires most: everlasting, romantic love. After eating cake in bed--alone--on what would have been her one-year wedding anniversary, Julie embarks on a delightfully humorous, sometimes heartbreaking, and often unpredictable journey on her quest to find true love... read more

Thirty-something divorcee Julie has everything going for her. An exciting career. Friends who adore her. Everything but the thing she desires most: everlasting, romantic love. After eating cake in bed--alone--on what would have been her one-year wedding anniversary, Julie embarks on a delightfully humorous, sometimes heartbreaking, and often unpredictable journey on her quest to find true love... read more

Falling: Small Town Love Anthology

Jules Dixon, Kristin Cox, Wynter S.K., Sandra Falk, M.A. Jewell, Nikki Hyson, Jacqueline Winters

Welcome to quaint Monroe Falls, Vermont. Get ready to embark on a journey of unexpected love that won’t be forgotten. Who’s keeping secrets with the power to destroy everything? Who can’t let the past go? Who regrets returning but just can’t leave? Who’s had love staring them in the face for years, but never had the courage to make a move? Will their chance at love be stolen away? Seven author... read more

Welcome to quaint Monroe Falls, Vermont. Get ready to embark on a journey of unexpected love that won’t be forgotten. Who’s keeping secrets with the power to destroy everything? Who can’t let the past go? Who regrets returning but just can’t leave? Who’s had love staring them in the face for years, but never had the courage to make a move? Will their chance at love be stolen away? Seven author... read more

Rest, My Love (Triple R Book 2)

Jules Dixon

~Editor's Pick~Ex-soldier Rahl Vendetti returned to his hometown after watching three of his friends die. He should’ve died too. The guilt weighs on him and every breath is fed by a demon of war that taunts his future. Singer and interior designer Sage Whiteman hit a genetic jackpot when it comes to dying young. She’s living on borrowed time, so letting people in isn’t easy, but the bartender ... read more

~Editor's Pick~Ex-soldier Rahl Vendetti returned to his hometown after watching three of his friends die. He should’ve died too. The guilt weighs on him and every breath is fed by a demon of war that taunts his future. Singer and interior designer Sage Whiteman hit a genetic jackpot when it comes to dying young. She’s living on borrowed time, so letting people in isn’t easy, but the bartender ... read more

More Than a Risk (More Than a Threat) (Volume 2)

Kennedy L Mitchell

Is a life worth living if you don’t risk it all for the one you love? Shot and left for dead, Dr. Kate Wheeler wakes in a familiar hospital, alive, and with the one person she hoped she would never see again. He is back, but why and how are questions she’s still too angry to seek answers to. After abandoning her when she needed him most, it will take a lot to win her heart again—which he is pr... read more

Is a life worth living if you don’t risk it all for the one you love? Shot and left for dead, Dr. Kate Wheeler wakes in a familiar hospital, alive, and with the one person she hoped she would never see again. He is back, but why and how are questions she’s still too angry to seek answers to. After abandoning her when she needed him most, it will take a lot to win her heart again—which he is pr... read more

The Storm: A Novel

Arif Anwar

“A remarkable debut, in which fiction vividly portrays specific events in history.”—Booklist (starred review) “This powerful and important debut is a story for our time.” —Library Journal (starred review) From an immensely talented new voice in international fiction, a sweeping tour de force that seamlessly interweaves five love stories that, together, chronicle sixty years of Bangladeshi hist... read more

“A remarkable debut, in which fiction vividly portrays specific events in history.”—Booklist (starred review) “This powerful and important debut is a story for our time.” —Library Journal (starred review) From an immensely talented new voice in international fiction, a sweeping tour de force that seamlessly interweaves five love stories that, together, chronicle sixty years of Bangladeshi hist... read more

Rock Her (Rock Rhapsody Book 1)

Rachel Cross

She’s a small town nurse who had to grow up fast. He’s rock music’s most infamous guitarist. When a day at the beach turns life or death, their worlds collide, and no one will ever be the same. Kate Gibson’s life has been all about family. She spent her high school years taking care of her dying mother, and her college years raising her younger sister.Alec Sawyer’s past was an excess of everyt... read more

She’s a small town nurse who had to grow up fast. He’s rock music’s most infamous guitarist. When a day at the beach turns life or death, their worlds collide, and no one will ever be the same. Kate Gibson’s life has been all about family. She spent her high school years taking care of her dying mother, and her college years raising her younger sister.Alec Sawyer’s past was an excess of everyt... read more

Remember the Moon: A Novel

Abigail Carter

The Lovely Bones meets Ghost, Remember The Moon is a poignant story of an everlasting love that reaches far beyond the grave. Jay is a successful businessman, husband, and father. His sudden death leaves his wife, Maya, hollow and angry, and their seven-year-old son, Calder, spins destructively out of control. With help from a spirited afterlife therapist, Jay revisits his past, discovering ha... read more

The Lovely Bones meets Ghost, Remember The Moon is a poignant story of an everlasting love that reaches far beyond the grave. Jay is a successful businessman, husband, and father. His sudden death leaves his wife, Maya, hollow and angry, and their seven-year-old son, Calder, spins destructively out of control. With help from a spirited afterlife therapist, Jay revisits his past, discovering ha... read more

No Tomorrow

Carian Cole

The people we love are thieves.They steal our hearts. They steal our breath.They steal our sanity.And we let them.Over and over and over again.* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *They say you never forget your first love.Mine was a homeless musician who wandered straight into my soul.He was my first everything. And fourteen years later, I still can't get him out of my head.He broke all my r... read more

The people we love are thieves.They steal our hearts. They steal our breath.They steal our sanity.And we let them.Over and over and over again.* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *They say you never forget your first love.Mine was a homeless musician who wandered straight into my soul.He was my first everything. And fourteen years later, I still can't get him out of my head.He broke all my r... read more

Cowboys & Firelight (A Starlight Sweet Romance Book 2) (Starlight Cowboys)

Jacqueline Winters

Aspiring romance novelist Trish Meadows still can’t believe her ex ditched her "I finished a book!" celebration for a round of golf. Ready to put her energy into her writing and eager to prove him wrong, Trish jumps at the chance to spend a week at an exclusive romance writer’s retreat on a ranch in Starlight, Wyoming. What could be more inspiring than quiet, starry nights and cowboys?Wade Hol... read more

Aspiring romance novelist Trish Meadows still can’t believe her ex ditched her "I finished a book!" celebration for a round of golf. Ready to put her energy into her writing and eager to prove him wrong, Trish jumps at the chance to spend a week at an exclusive romance writer’s retreat on a ranch in Starlight, Wyoming. What could be more inspiring than quiet, starry nights and cowboys?Wade Hol... read more

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