Robert Blevins

Robert Blevins - Editor

Seattle, WA, USA

Managing editor and co-founder at Adventure Books of Seattle since 2004. Have edited more than sixty books for other authors.

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Overview

My editing approach is to make authors look sharp and entertaining on paper, not hack and slash their work to pieces. I concentrate especially on dialogue, trying to make it more realistic. When I'm not editing or writing, I spend much time camping and fishing the Pacific Northwest of Washington state, USA. My last book has been optioned for a dramatic feature film that will be shot and released in late 2020, titled 'Into The Blast'. It is about the famous 'D.B. Cooper' skyjacking case, the only unsolved air piracy case in U.S. history. I'm fairly easy to work with, as long as the author is willing to consider reasonable changes to their work that makes it flow more smoothly and read entertainingly. Although my profile shows I am a ghostwriter, my bread and butter is editing full-length book manuscripts for both grammar and quality content. I work with most fiction genres and some non-fiction.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Fiction
Science Fiction

Certifications

  • Minor degree in English

Awards

  • Nominated for Best Anthology of the Year by the British Science Fiction Association (editing)

Work experience

Co-founder and managing editor

Adventure Books of Seattle
August, 2004 – Present (almost 16 years)

AB of Seattle is a small press specializing in science fiction and some non-fiction, but most of our work is in editing other authors' works. Since we are a US-registered wholesale trade publisher and release at the trade rate, most sales come through Ingram, not Amazon. More than 95% of sales are wholesale via Ingram and their printer/distributor, Lightning Source. We also publish eBooks exclusively through Amazon Kindle.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Into the Blast: The True Story of D.B. Cooper, Revised Edition

Skipp Porteous, Robert Blevins

November 24, 1971 - A man using the assumed name of 'Dan Cooper' leaped from the aft stairwell of a Boeing 727 jetliner after demanding four parachutes and $200,000 in cash. He was never seen again, and four decades later, he has never been identified - until now. Kenneth Peter Christiansen, a former World War II paratrooper and later a purser for Northwest Airlines, was the man who pulled off... read more

November 24, 1971 - A man using the assumed name of 'Dan Cooper' leaped from the aft stairwell of a Boeing 727 jetliner after demanding four parachutes and $200,000 in cash. He was never seen again, and four decades later, he has never been identified - until now. Kenneth Peter Christiansen, a former World War II paratrooper and later a purser for Northwest Airlines, was the man who pulled off... read more

Revenge Story

Robert Blevins

Former U.S. Army officer and decorated Iraq War vet Ray Morris has fallen on hard times. He and his wife Karen have lost their home and most of their money. They pull up stakes and start a trip to Texas to find work. But an incident on a dark road with an overzealous police officer thrusts them into a situation from which there is no return. They are now wanted by the law, and take refuge with... read more

Former U.S. Army officer and decorated Iraq War vet Ray Morris has fallen on hard times. He and his wife Karen have lost their home and most of their money. They pull up stakes and start a trip to Texas to find work. But an incident on a dark road with an overzealous police officer thrusts them into a situation from which there is no return. They are now wanted by the law, and take refuge with... read more

The 13th Day of Christmas

Robert Blevins

Seattle sci-fi author Robert Blevins' third novel is an exciting tale in the spirit of works such as Marooned and Red Planet. A new U.S. President with vision has challenged NASA to do the impossible - launch a manned mission to Mars within four years, when Earth and Mars make their closest approach in a decade. The Mars 1 mission is a calculated risk and the stakes are high for both NASA and ... read more

Seattle sci-fi author Robert Blevins' third novel is an exciting tale in the spirit of works such as Marooned and Red Planet. A new U.S. President with vision has challenged NASA to do the impossible - launch a manned mission to Mars within four years, when Earth and Mars make their closest approach in a decade. The Mars 1 mission is a calculated risk and the stakes are high for both NASA and ... read more

Escape Velocity: The Anthology

Escape Velocity, the science fiction magazine from Adventure Books of Seattle, was host to some of the most talented writers in the genre. Presented here are many of the best short stories from the magazine, as well as others specially submitted for this collection by authors from around the world. This very unique book contains forty-eight sci-fi stories, such as 'Scream Quietly' by Sheila Cr... read more

Escape Velocity, the science fiction magazine from Adventure Books of Seattle, was host to some of the most talented writers in the genre. Presented here are many of the best short stories from the magazine, as well as others specially submitted for this collection by authors from around the world. This very unique book contains forty-eight sci-fi stories, such as 'Scream Quietly' by Sheila Cr... read more

Big Bang

A. J. Desmond

A group of eclectic characters finance the construction of a huge underground complex beneath the streets of London, to use as a retreat in case of nuclear war. The complex is run by a supercomputer that can twist reality around to its own ends. None of the group thought they would ever have to use the complex - right up until the day they did. Welsh writer A.J. Desmond takes readers on a wild... read more

A group of eclectic characters finance the construction of a huge underground complex beneath the streets of London, to use as a retreat in case of nuclear war. The complex is run by a supercomputer that can twist reality around to its own ends. None of the group thought they would ever have to use the complex - right up until the day they did. Welsh writer A.J. Desmond takes readers on a wild... read more

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