Rachel Brune

Rachel Brune - Editor

Seaside, CA, USA

Writer, editor, coach, veteran, swim/bike/runner, SF/F nerd. I specialize in developmental editing and love working with new authors.

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Overview

I'm an author and writing coach who just took the plunge and started an indie press. I started as a military journalist, continued into academia, and now write and edit fiction.
Languages
English (US)
Science Fiction
Dystopian
Fiction
Fantasy
Literary Fiction
Romance
Science Fiction
Short Story
Thriller & Suspense
Horror
Romance
Paranormal Romance

Certifications

  • MA Communication
  • Master of Criminal Justice
  • BFA Film & Television Production (NYU)

Work experience

Author & Writing Coach

Self-employed
May, 2014 – Present (over 5 years)

With short stories placed in anthologies across a spectrum of the speculative fiction genre, as well as experience writing and editing blog content, news stories, and short fiction pieces, I can provide you a close edit of your work, presented from a coaching and mentoring perspective. As a writer, I know the value of a good editor, and I aim to provide exceptional quality of experience to all my clients.

Portfolio (11 selected works)

Soft Target

Rachel Brune

Mark is a cub reporter looking for his big break. Scott is a New York City cop, trying to fit back into his life after a tour of duty in the Middle East. They're about to discover a plot that will bring the city to its knees.

Mark is a cub reporter looking for his big break. Scott is a New York City cop, trying to fit back into his life after a tour of duty in the Middle East. They're about to discover a plot that will bring the city to its knees.

Cold Run (The Rick Keller Project Book 1)

Rachel Brune

It is amazing how quickly a phone call can interrupt your life, even when you're a werewolf. Rick Keller hangs up from the unwanted call, but the shadowy organization he once belonged to doesn't take such an answer lightly. Waking up collared and caged by MONIKER is a quick way to learn retirement isn't always permanent. Death will be if he doesn't accept their assignment.Keller and his new te... read more

It is amazing how quickly a phone call can interrupt your life, even when you're a werewolf. Rick Keller hangs up from the unwanted call, but the shadowy organization he once belonged to doesn't take such an answer lightly. Waking up collared and caged by MONIKER is a quick way to learn retirement isn't always permanent. Death will be if he doesn't accept their assignment.Keller and his new te... read more

Night Run: The Rick Keller Project, Book 1.5

Rachel A Brune

I’m a crappy friend. But I’m not bad for a last resort.In the stone walls of a New York City cathedral, something old and uncanny is waking up.Up North, out of reach of cell phone signals and easy surveillance, Rick Keller—enthusiastic werewolfand reluctant secret agent—answers an urgent message from one of the last friends he has left.Together, Rick and his friend, Victoria, must face the pre... read more

I’m a crappy friend. But I’m not bad for a last resort.In the stone walls of a New York City cathedral, something old and uncanny is waking up.Up North, out of reach of cell phone signals and easy surveillance, Rick Keller—enthusiastic werewolfand reluctant secret agent—answers an urgent message from one of the last friends he has left.Together, Rick and his friend, Victoria, must face the pre... read more

Vegas Run (The Rick Keller Project Book 2)

Rachel A. Brune

Retirement is not working out for Rick Keller.Betrayed by a friend. Tortured by the agency he used to work for. A debt called in by an old adversary. While Rick has been hiding in the north country, MONIKER has been building a supernatural army. This time when they call him in, they don’t need an agent — they’re eliminating the competition. No matter how fast or far he runs, it won’t be enough... read more

Retirement is not working out for Rick Keller.Betrayed by a friend. Tortured by the agency he used to work for. A debt called in by an old adversary. While Rick has been hiding in the north country, MONIKER has been building a supernatural army. This time when they call him in, they don’t need an agent — they’re eliminating the competition. No matter how fast or far he runs, it won’t be enough... read more

Trial Run (The Rick Keller Project)

Rachel A. Brune

MONIKER may be history, but the shadowy men behind the agency have not given up their efforts tocreate the perfect supernatural weapon.After a surprise attack obliterates Rick Keller’s latest sanctuary–and puts the lives of his best friend’sfamily in the cross hairs–the formerly retired werewolf makes a deal with powerful friends.They will protect his loved ones, and in turn, he will take down... read more

MONIKER may be history, but the shadowy men behind the agency have not given up their efforts tocreate the perfect supernatural weapon.After a surprise attack obliterates Rick Keller’s latest sanctuary–and puts the lives of his best friend’sfamily in the cross hairs–the formerly retired werewolf makes a deal with powerful friends.They will protect his loved ones, and in turn, he will take down... read more

Dragons, Droids & Doom: Year One

Mike Resnick, Ken Liu, Piers Anthony, Cat Rambo, Rachel Pollack, Tony Peak, Alex Shvartsman

Wanna date a dragon? How about defend yourself in court with an orc as your lawyer? Or maybe you want to just sit in your loft and have a couple beers with your imaginary friend, or follow Merlin on his final days as he fights to stay alive.No seriously, what if your girlfriend’s skin was stolen by a hag? Or if you found sheet music to a song to end the world... what would you do?Dragons, Droi... read more

Wanna date a dragon? How about defend yourself in court with an orc as your lawyer? Or maybe you want to just sit in your loft and have a couple beers with your imaginary friend, or follow Merlin on his final days as he fights to stay alive.No seriously, what if your girlfriend’s skin was stolen by a hag? Or if you found sheet music to a song to end the world... what would you do?Dragons, Droi... read more

What We've Unlearned: English Class Goes Punk (Writerpunk Project Book 4)

Jeffrey Cook, Carol Gyzander

14 high school English class favorites reborn. 14 ’punk versions you’ll have to read to believe!As a Connecticut Yankee is drawn from her bleak future life into the past, will the love and purpose she finds endure?After the robot Tom Sawyer’s house burns down, will Aunt Polly be safe if she takes him in?When Beowulf’s diesel-mechanized force of mercenaries goes up against their strongest foe y... read more

14 high school English class favorites reborn. 14 ’punk versions you’ll have to read to believe!As a Connecticut Yankee is drawn from her bleak future life into the past, will the love and purpose she finds endure?After the robot Tom Sawyer’s house burns down, will Aunt Polly be safe if she takes him in?When Beowulf’s diesel-mechanized force of mercenaries goes up against their strongest foe y... read more

Merely This and Nothing More (Writerpunk Project Book 3)

Jeffrey Cook, Jenny Blenk, Michelle Cornwell-Jordan, Carol Gyzander, Voss Foster, Virginia Carraway, Lee French, Lindsay Schopfer, Sechin Tower

A clockwork raven. Two sets of irresistible teeth. A house brought to life by nanobots.A heart that won’t stop beating.All this and much more in the Writerpunk Press version of the beloved suspense stories by Edgar Allan Poe. We’ve pulled out all the stops this time around to bring you the very best punked versions of classic Poe tales, complete with shiny gears and tiny bots!In addition to th... read more

A clockwork raven. Two sets of irresistible teeth. A house brought to life by nanobots.A heart that won’t stop beating.All this and much more in the Writerpunk Press version of the beloved suspense stories by Edgar Allan Poe. We’ve pulled out all the stops this time around to bring you the very best punked versions of classic Poe tales, complete with shiny gears and tiny bots!In addition to th... read more

Hideous Progeny: Classic Horror Goes Punk (Writerpunk Project Book 5)

Jeffrey Cook, Carol Gyzander, Lee French, K.M. Vanderbilt, Rachel Brune, Anthony Stark, Jeanne M. White, Leo McBride, Teel James Glenn

Eleven stories and one chilling poem, inspired by classic tales of terror and suspense.Can Tesla’s invention animate the creature in the Wild West in time to save the girl?What destroyed the cyber-greenhouses—was it the meteor from out of space?How will the radiation affect her—and will love survive the transformation? Hideous Progeny: Classic Horror Goes Punk is the fifth charity anthology fr... read more

Eleven stories and one chilling poem, inspired by classic tales of terror and suspense.Can Tesla’s invention animate the creature in the Wild West in time to save the girl?What destroyed the cyber-greenhouses—was it the meteor from out of space?How will the radiation affect her—and will love survive the transformation? Hideous Progeny: Classic Horror Goes Punk is the fifth charity anthology fr... read more

Stardust, Always: A Charity Anthology for Cancer Research

Andrew Barber, S.R. Betler, Laura Roberts, Caroline Centa, Clara Ryanne Heart, D.R. Perry, Fiona Teh, Virginia Carraway Stark, R.R. Virdi, Carol Gyzander, Zoé Perrenoud, Georgette Frey

David Bowie: Rockstar, Free Spirit, Goblin King. Cancer victim. Alan Rickman: Angel, Alien, Potions Master. Cancer victim. Lost to us early in 2016, the shock of learning of their private battles--as well as personal experiences with cancer--galvanized a group of authors, editors, publicists and artists to come together and do what we do best--donate our talents to the fight against cancer. Al... read more

David Bowie: Rockstar, Free Spirit, Goblin King. Cancer victim. Alan Rickman: Angel, Alien, Potions Master. Cancer victim. Lost to us early in 2016, the shock of learning of their private battles--as well as personal experiences with cancer--galvanized a group of authors, editors, publicists and artists to come together and do what we do best--donate our talents to the fight against cancer. Al... read more

Stories We Tell After Midnight

Rachel A. Brune, Jane Hawley, M.P. Giddings, Elizabeth Donald, Nicholas Belardes, Christy Mann, Cristel Orrand, Adam N. Leonard, Jennifer Nestojko, Adam Messer

A changeling binds a young girl to a mirror and takes her place…A salesman pursues closing a deal until it costs him everything…An ancient Duchess graciously invites you on a tour of her orangerie…This is the world of Crone Girls Press. Here, the shadows keep their secrets and the moon hides from deeds cast in her glow. In these pages, the Fae walk as human, the dead burn with their anger at t... read more

A changeling binds a young girl to a mirror and takes her place…A salesman pursues closing a deal until it costs him everything…An ancient Duchess graciously invites you on a tour of her orangerie…This is the world of Crone Girls Press. Here, the shadows keep their secrets and the moon hides from deeds cast in her glow. In these pages, the Fae walk as human, the dead burn with their anger at t... read more

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