Are you lost in the gray area between a first draft and a finished draft? Do you need to breathe some life back into your writing project? Do you have an idea for a book you’ve always wanted to write?
I offer mentoring and editing for both fiction and non-fiction writers of all genres. I work with writers to support and guide them through any stage of writing a book, from generating ideas and getting organized, all the way through polishing the final draft and sending it out to agents and publishing houses.
As a result of being a dedicated, working writer myself, as an editor, I am committed to not only identifying problem areas in your work, but helping you figure out how to solve them from a writer's perspective.
For those writers who have a portion or all of their text written, I offer a free edit of the first 10 pages so that the writer can determine if I am a good fit for his or her project.
I am the author of the novel Point of Direction, named to Oprah Magazine's list of Top Ten Books To Pick Up Now.
I teach fiction craft classes at the Boulder Writing Studio.
I teach a variety of craft classes along with the Intro to Fiction class throughout the year. During the summer conference, LitFest, I participate in panel discussions, give readings, and teach classes as well.
I run a writing group of approximately 375 members in which we offer monthly craft classes taught by myself and several other faculty along with monthly critique groups in which we discuss ten pages from six different authors.
I work with authors one on one to get their books ready for publication. Content editing includes a close assessment of character and plot arc, character development, tension, overall cohesiveness of themes, scene work, point of view, dialogue and pacing.
“What a Ride!”"Brilliant book! Absolutely loved it!!""This first book was great. Could not stop reading it""Wonderful story! Well written"Lieutenant Commander Jason Reynolds has had a string of bad luck lately -- evident by the uncomfortable house arrest bracelet strapped to his right ankle. Worse yet, he’s relegated to his grandfather’s old house and rambling scrapyard. To complicate things, ... read more
A compelling memoir of a gay Catholic woman struggling to find balance between being a daughter and a mother raising her son with a loving partner in the face of discrimination.From the time she was born, Michelle Theall knew she was different. Coming of age in the Texas Bible Belt, a place where it was unacceptable to be gay, Theall found herself at odds with her strict Roman Catholic parents... read more
“Buckle up--this is another crazy ride!”The Scrapyard Ship sci-fi "cliff-hanger" adventures continue with HAB 12, the second book in the series: Captain Jason Reynolds faces new challenges, not only on Earth but from the far side of the universe as well. The only way to stop the Craing this time will be to square off with them on their home turf. Jason's been informed that three powerful Crain... read more
“Definitely the best of the series!”“Felt like I was part of the team--so much flippen fun.”“Devoured it. Ready for the next book, like right NOW.”----- Welcome to the fourth installment of the Scrapyard Ship series, Realms of Time. Captain Jason Reynolds and his team are up against a new, and unexpected foe—an adversarial force that has every intention of aligning with the powerful and dreade... read more
Ten strangers trapped in time...A ticking sound fills the air as Tim MacGregor enters The Daily Edition Café to meet his new girlfriend for coffee. Moments later, the café is transported 67 million years back in time, along with everyone inside. Time is running out as ten unlikely companions search for a way home, while one member of the group plots to keep them all in the past. Who will survi... read more
“A haunting story about the long reach of the past.”—Maureen Corrigan, NPR’S Fresh Air“In this intriguing book, [Nordhaus] shares her journey to discover who her immigrant ancestor really was—and what strange alchemy made the idea of her linger long after she was gone.” —PeopleLa Posada—“place of rest”—was once a grand Santa Fe mansion. It belonged to Abraham and Julia Staab, who emigrated fro... read more
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