Mollie Bryan

Mollie Bryan - Ghostwriter

Waynesboro, VA, United States

Published by Kensington Books, Random House, Ten Speed Press, Midnight Ink, and many magazines and websites. I can tell your story.

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Overview

I'm a multi-published author and skilled editor. I've been very lucky to work with some fabulous editors and writers in my writing career, learning a great deal along the way. I have the utmost respect for the editorial process and the writer's or client's voice. I love working with clients and other writers to find and tell just the right story, with just the right words. I enjoy the challenge of short, well-crafted short pieces, like blog posts, as much as longer work, like e-books, essays, novels, and works of non-fiction.

I'm highly collaborative end enjoy the give and take of the creative process. If we will work together, I will listen, ask questions, and touch base with you along the way. I'm open to changes during the project and welcome constructive feedback. I'm also just as happy to take initiative and finish the project with feedback at the end.

Testimonials

"As a freelance writer, Mollie is at the top of the list when I need a recipe article. When assigned an article, she is on time, precise, and her recipes are terrific! And I've requested last-minute articles, and it's the same - quick work, on time, excellent article and recipes, and Mollie is great to work with as well. She's helped me out of a tough spot or two!" Jean Teller, Ogden Publication (Grit Magazine)

"I had the pleasure of working with Mollie when I was a cookbook editor at Ten Speed Press. We put together her book, Mrs. Rowe's Restaurant Cookbook: A Lifetime of Recipes from the Shenandoah Valley. She was one of the most passionate, sincere, hard-working, and team-playing authors I met. All of those values are reflected in her writing, too. She observes and records the world around her in a beautiful, poetic way, and she is committed to telling authentic stories about people's lives. I can't wait to see what she does next" Lily Binns, editor, Ten Speed Press.

“Mollie Cox Bryan is a social media maven. She has long been my role model for staying cheerfully and informatively present in the myriad of available social media platforms. When I grow up and become social media savvy, I shall BE Mollie!” Martha Woodroof, author of Small Blessings and NPR reporter.

“Mollie Cox Bryan, in addition to being a first-rate storyteller in her own fiction, brings her plot-building skills to bear in her editing work. Chenille Books asked Mollie to do a developmental edit on a client’s memoir project, and the results were subtle and powerful. I look forward to working with her again.” Anne M Carley, CEO, Chenille Books.

“Mollie is a superb researcher, always willing to dig deep and then dig some more. I threw her some curveballs here and there — from slang used in bakeries to coming up with names for menu items that diners in the throes of a breakup might especially appreciate — and she always came up with a long list of real zingers and then some! Hire this woman!” Best Selling non-fiction author Lisa Rogak.

“Mollie has done some editing work for me—both in fiction and non-fiction. She has a keen eye for detail and grammar. She often gives choices in her edits, as well. I like that. She is mindful about letting the author’s voice shine through.” Monica Bhide, author of Modern Spice.

“I recently used Mollie Bryan to set up a social networking presence for me in advance of a release of a new book. Mollie did an excellent job. She is fast, efficient, easy to work with, and reasonably priced. I definitely will employ Mollie again in the future.” Elaine Grant, RITA-nominated author of Roses for Chloe (and more).






Services
Short-Form Content
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
DIY & Crafts
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Romance
Women's Fiction

Awards

  • Shortlisted for the Agatha Award and the Daphne du Maurier Award
  • APEX Award for Newsletter Writing

Work experience

Writer/author

Self-employed
January, 2011 – Present (almost 9 years)

I'm a prolific author of several mystery novels and cookbooks, and a copywriter who can produce content across a wide spectrum of platforms. I can write blogs, social media posts, e-book, novels, and whatever you need. I'm also a skilled editor and Wordpress site builder. Reedsy only allows you to choose one skill, but' I'm a well-rounded, multi-faceted pro.

Portfolio (13 selected works)

Death Among the Doilies (A Cora Crafts Mystery Book 1)

Mollie Cox Bryan

“The perfect weekend getaway: crafting, food, and a murder or two!”—New York Times bestselling author Lynn CahoonFor thirty-something blogger Cora Chevalier, small-town Indigo Gap, North Carolina, seems like the perfect place to reinvent her life. Shedding a stressful past as a counselor for a women’s shelter, Cora is pouring all her talents—and most of her savings—into a craft retreat busines... read more

“The perfect weekend getaway: crafting, food, and a murder or two!”—New York Times bestselling author Lynn CahoonFor thirty-something blogger Cora Chevalier, small-town Indigo Gap, North Carolina, seems like the perfect place to reinvent her life. Shedding a stressful past as a counselor for a women’s shelter, Cora is pouring all her talents—and most of her savings—into a craft retreat busines... read more

No Charm Intended (A Cora Crafts Mystery Book 2)

Mollie Cox Bryan

“The perfect weekend getaway: crafting, food, and a murder or two!” —New York Times bestselling author Lynn CahoonSettling into her new life and career in small-town Indigo Gap, North Carolina, Cora Chevalier is preparing to host a “wildcrafting” retreat at her Victorian home. But a specter hangs over the venture when beloved local nanny Gracie Wyke goes missing. Amidst leading their guests in... read more

“The perfect weekend getaway: crafting, food, and a murder or two!” —New York Times bestselling author Lynn CahoonSettling into her new life and career in small-town Indigo Gap, North Carolina, Cora Chevalier is preparing to host a “wildcrafting” retreat at her Victorian home. But a specter hangs over the venture when beloved local nanny Gracie Wyke goes missing. Amidst leading their guests in... read more

Macramé Murder (A Cora Crafts Mystery Book 3)

Mollie Cox Bryan

"The perfect weekend getaway: crafting, food and a murder or two!" —New York Times bestselling author Lynn CahoonAs the head of a bustling crafting retreat, Cora Chevalier could use a break of her own. So she and her creative cohorts temporarily swap small-town Indigo Gap for the Sea Glass Island Craft Retreat, where they teach classes and create beachy crafts like shell mosaics and sea glass ... read more

"The perfect weekend getaway: crafting, food and a murder or two!" —New York Times bestselling author Lynn CahoonAs the head of a bustling crafting retreat, Cora Chevalier could use a break of her own. So she and her creative cohorts temporarily swap small-town Indigo Gap for the Sea Glass Island Craft Retreat, where they teach classes and create beachy crafts like shell mosaics and sea glass ... read more

Assault and Beadery (A Cora Crafts Mystery Book 4)

Mollie Cox Bryan

All of Cora Chevalier’s dreams are coming true. Since moving to Indigo Gap, North Carolina, the busy crafting maven has been blessed with a great boyfriend, a lovely home, and a booming craft retreat business. But on the eve of her first Crafty Mom’s Escape Weekend, tragedy strikes again in Indigo Gap. This time, it’s curtains for Stan Herald, the disagreeable director of the local theater gro... read more

All of Cora Chevalier’s dreams are coming true. Since moving to Indigo Gap, North Carolina, the busy crafting maven has been blessed with a great boyfriend, a lovely home, and a booming craft retreat business. But on the eve of her first Crafty Mom’s Escape Weekend, tragedy strikes again in Indigo Gap. This time, it’s curtains for Stan Herald, the disagreeable director of the local theater gro... read more

The Jean Harlow Bombshell (A Classic Star Biography Mystery Book 1)

Mollie Cox Bryan

When it comes to writing Golden Age Hollywood biographies, the pen is deadlier than the sword Justine Turner is a world-famous biographer of Hollywood stars. She's also Charlotte Donovan's overbearing boss. So it comes as no surprise to Charlotte when Justine requests an emergency meeting related to her latest in-progress biography. It is a surprise, though, when Justine up and dies before the... read more

When it comes to writing Golden Age Hollywood biographies, the pen is deadlier than the sword Justine Turner is a world-famous biographer of Hollywood stars. She's also Charlotte Donovan's overbearing boss. So it comes as no surprise to Charlotte when Justine requests an emergency meeting related to her latest in-progress biography. It is a surprise, though, when Justine up and dies before the... read more

Mrs. Rowe's Little Book of Southern Pies

Mollie Cox Bryan

Legendary Recipes from Virginia's Queen of Pie Mrs. Rowe, known fondly as "the Pie Lady" by legions of loyal customers, was the quintessential purveyor of all-American comfort food. Today her family carries on this legacy at the original Mrs. Rowe's Restaurant and Bakery in Staunton, Virginia, as well as at the new country buffet. The restaurant's bustling take-out counter sells a staggering 1... read more

Legendary Recipes from Virginia's Queen of Pie Mrs. Rowe, known fondly as "the Pie Lady" by legions of loyal customers, was the quintessential purveyor of all-American comfort food. Today her family carries on this legacy at the original Mrs. Rowe's Restaurant and Bakery in Staunton, Virginia, as well as at the new country buffet. The restaurant's bustling take-out counter sells a staggering 1... read more

Mrs. Rowe's Restaurant Cookbook: A Lifetime of Recipes from the Shenandoah Valley

Mollie Cox Bryan, Mrs Rowe's Family Restaurant

A collection of beloved comfort food recipes from the legendary Shenandoah Valley restaurant, Mrs. Rowe's.In 1947, single mother Mildred Rowe started a small restaurant in the foothills of Appalachia. Today, her restaurant serves half a million locals and visitors a year, making it the most popular reason to stop over in Staunton, Virginia. MRS. ROWE'S RESTAURANT COOKBOOK tells the story of th... read more

A collection of beloved comfort food recipes from the legendary Shenandoah Valley restaurant, Mrs. Rowe's.In 1947, single mother Mildred Rowe started a small restaurant in the foothills of Appalachia. Today, her restaurant serves half a million locals and visitors a year, making it the most popular reason to stop over in Staunton, Virginia. MRS. ROWE'S RESTAURANT COOKBOOK tells the story of th... read more

Scrapbook of Secrets (A Cumberland Creek Mystery 1)

Mollie Cox Bryan

Having traded in her career as a successful investigative journalist for the life of a stay-at-home mom in picturesque Cumberland Creek, Virginia, Annie can't help but feel that something's missing. But she finds solace in a local "crop circle" of scrapbookers united by chore-shy husbands, demanding children, and occasional fantasies of their former single lives. And when the quiet idyll of th... read more

Having traded in her career as a successful investigative journalist for the life of a stay-at-home mom in picturesque Cumberland Creek, Virginia, Annie can't help but feel that something's missing. But she finds solace in a local "crop circle" of scrapbookers united by chore-shy husbands, demanding children, and occasional fantasies of their former single lives. And when the quiet idyll of th... read more

Scrapped (A Cumberland Creek Mystery Book 2)

Mollie Cox Bryan

The ladies of the Cumberland Scrapbook Crop are welcoming an eccentric newbie into their fold. A self-proclaimed witch, Cookie Crandall can whip up a sumptuous vegan meal and rhapsodize about runes and moon phases with equal aplomb. She becomes fast friends with her fellow scrapbookers, including freelance reporter Annie, with whom she shares shallow roots in a community of established family ... read more

The ladies of the Cumberland Scrapbook Crop are welcoming an eccentric newbie into their fold. A self-proclaimed witch, Cookie Crandall can whip up a sumptuous vegan meal and rhapsodize about runes and moon phases with equal aplomb. She becomes fast friends with her fellow scrapbookers, including freelance reporter Annie, with whom she shares shallow roots in a community of established family ... read more

Death of an Irish Diva (A Cumberland Creek Mystery Book 3)

Mollie Cox Bryan

"A satisfying and surprising read." --Sheila Connolly, New York Times bestselling author on Scrapped Spring is in the air, but the ladies of the Cumberland Creek Scrapbook Crop hardly have time to stop and smell the roses. Not when famed Irish dancer Emily McGlashen is found murdered in her studio just after the St. Patrick's Day parade--and one of the Crop's own members is the prime suspect. ... read more

"A satisfying and surprising read." --Sheila Connolly, New York Times bestselling author on Scrapped Spring is in the air, but the ladies of the Cumberland Creek Scrapbook Crop hardly have time to stop and smell the roses. Not when famed Irish dancer Emily McGlashen is found murdered in her studio just after the St. Patrick's Day parade--and one of the Crop's own members is the prime suspect. ... read more

A Crafty Christmas (A Cumberland Creek Mystery Book 4)

Mollie Cox Bryan

Agatha Award Nominee for Best First Novel"Bryan's voice is rich with empathy, suspense, and Southern charm." --Ellery Adams, New York Times bestselling author Christmas is just around the corner, and the ladies of the Cumberland Creek Scrapbook Crop are thrilled when Sheila wins the first place prize in a scrapbooking design contest: a ten-day scrapbook-themed cruise in the Caribbean. Vera and... read more

Agatha Award Nominee for Best First Novel"Bryan's voice is rich with empathy, suspense, and Southern charm." --Ellery Adams, New York Times bestselling author Christmas is just around the corner, and the ladies of the Cumberland Creek Scrapbook Crop are thrilled when Sheila wins the first place prize in a scrapbooking design contest: a ten-day scrapbook-themed cruise in the Caribbean. Vera and... read more

Scrapbook of the Dead (A Cumberland Creek Mystery 5)

Mollie Cox Bryan

Halloween means spooky scrapbooks for the Cumberland Creek Scrapbook Crop, but what's been happening around town is truly frightening. First a dead woman is found in the freezer at Pamela's Pie Palace, and the next day a second woman is found murdered by the river. Reporter Annie Chamovitz learns the victims were sisters and is certain their deaths are linked. Most bizarre of all, both women w... read more

Halloween means spooky scrapbooks for the Cumberland Creek Scrapbook Crop, but what's been happening around town is truly frightening. First a dead woman is found in the freezer at Pamela's Pie Palace, and the next day a second woman is found murdered by the river. Reporter Annie Chamovitz learns the victims were sisters and is certain their deaths are linked. Most bizarre of all, both women w... read more

Memory of Light: An Aftermath of Gettysburg

Mollie Cox Bryan

Jefferson Coates signed on for the War Between the States, ready to give his life for his country. He wasn’t prepared for blindness. He lost his eyes. He lost his livelihood. But he never lost the stubborn grit that kept him upright. From the Battle of South Mountain to the bloody fields of Gettysburg, through the daily struggle to live as a blind man on the unforgiving American frontier, this... read more

Jefferson Coates signed on for the War Between the States, ready to give his life for his country. He wasn’t prepared for blindness. He lost his eyes. He lost his livelihood. But he never lost the stubborn grit that kept him upright. From the Battle of South Mountain to the bloody fields of Gettysburg, through the daily struggle to live as a blind man on the unforgiving American frontier, this... read more

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