I'm a multi-published award winning author and freelance editor specializing in Christian fiction. As a general editor with Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolina's Smitten line and a freelance copyeditor for Serenade Press, I'm privileged to work with exceptionally talented romance and historical romance authors. I love mentoring new authors and helping established authors polish their books. I enjoy reading and editing almost every clean YA and adult genre. I am also one of the authors of '5 Editors Tackle the 12 Fatal Flaws of Fiction Writing', an in-depth guide to self-editing.
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“Her feedback was so valuable that I hired her to edit the rest of the story. We worked through my manuscript in easy-to-manage chunks. She not only marked-up pages but also answered questions and helped further develop my writing skills. To me, Robin is more than an editor. She’s a writing coach who professionally invests in and personally cares about my writing and me.”
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"Robin is a godsend to my writing. I’ve worked with her on my manuscripts for two years now and believe my dreams of becoming published wouldn’t have been achieved so quickly without her expertise. When my editor sent me my first round of edits, she said she was impressed with how clean the manuscript already was. The credit goes to Robin.”
“Robin has pushed and pulled me –sometimes kicking and screaming–to be a better writer. I was a finalist in ACFW’s First Impressions Contest for 2013 thanks to her nasty . . . um . . . I mean . . . helpful red pen. Don’t be afraid of it! Embrace the red ink.”
“Simply put, my Southern Heart Series wouldn’t be the same without Robin’s editing. She challenged me to take each novel to its best form. Her professionalism and knowledge grew my writing and continues to do so. If you have a fictional story, you need an experienced fiction editor like Robin.”
“Teaming with Robin as my editor is one of the best things I did to develop my writing skill. Her ability to spot bigger issues in my story, as well as her solid command of grammar and craft, have made her editing services invaluable to me. I appreciate how she takes the time to teach the reasons for each edit she recommends. I highly recommend Robin’s editing services!"
"As I read over Robin’s edits, I must have muttered “wow” about 276 times (which happens to be the same amount of pages in my book). Her edits were spot on. She is not afraid to call you out on issues, but in an encouraging and at times comical voice. And I don’t even want to think about what I would do if she decided to give up editing!”
“Robin is much more than a proofreader or grammarian. She truly cared about the words I wrote and helped me make them better. I could not have accomplished the feat of editing my son’s story without Robin. I owe her my heartfelt gratitude and sincere appreciation. I recommend Robin to any writer, amateur or professional, who wants to make the words of their heart the best that they can be.” -
General editor for LPC's Smitten Line of Christian historical romance.
Copyeditor for Serenade Press, a Christian romance line.
Provides developmental editing, line editing, copyediting, critiquing, and mentoring services to authors who range in experience level from newbies to bestsellers.
Even with shorter hair and with fourteen years added to her age, Emily looked as beautiful as ever standing there in the faded evening. A man didn’t forget some things, no matter how far he ran.Linda Goodnight is a RITA award-winning, New York Times and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author of more than 3 million books sold.About A BABY FOR THE COWBOY:She’s had one too many broken hearts. Emil... read more
He breathed her name—her real name. It was the first time she’d heard it since she’d been on the ranch. And then, as if he couldn’t help himself, he bent his head and kissed her.Lacy Williams is a USA Today bestselling author of the acclaimed Wyoming Legacy and Cowboy Fairytales series.About ONCE UPON A COWBOY:A princess on-the-run finds sanctuary where she least expects it… After nearly dying... read more
“What do you want to get your mama for Christmas?”“A husband.”Lacy Williams is a USA Today bestselling author of the acclaimed Wyoming Legacy and Cowboy Fairytales series.There’s a little matchmaker on the loose…Cowboy Trey Markson might have quit his job as a hand on the Triple H, but he still has a soft spot in his heart for seven-year-old Scarlett—and her mama, part-owners of the Texas ranc... read more
A Christian Historical Romance NovelThe wild Montana mountains are no place for an aging widow to live alone with dementia. And when Cathleen Donaghue discovers the poor woman’s condition, there’s no way she’ll walk away without helping. After all, she left her comfortable Boston home to help her brothers with their mining town medical practice because she wanted to make a difference. But the ... read more
She’s always longed for more…Running a thriving daycare keeps Terri Hayes busy. Add a new foster daughter to the mix and Terri shouldn’t have time to want more—but she does. At twenty-nine, her biological clock is ticking away. When a busted pipe floods her home, she finds temporary sanctuary in a basement apartment—one that just happens to be owned by her long-time crush, single dad Steve Eva... read more
Two lives. One hour. A lifetime consequence. I believe in choice, not fate. I chose to nurse a broken heart at the kitschy country bar that night. I chose to let Isaac Cordova buy me a drink. I chose to spend one hour with a near stranger in an attempt to soothe my pain. No last names, no details about our lives, just one hour where I was allowed to forget, and then we would never see each oth... read more
When love storms in…Wealth manager Sam Conrad is accustomed to his domineering father ordering him around, especially at the bank where they both work. But when his father demands that Sam manage the inheritance of his bossy ex-fiancée, Sam has finally had enough. He leaves in search of a new life, and attorney Big Roy Bosarge from Mobile, Alabama, agrees to mentor Sam on his quest for directi... read more
“There were regular men and then there were real men. Nate Caldwell was the latter.” Linda Goodnight is a RITA award-winning, New York Times and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author of more than 3 million books sold.About TWINS FOR THE COWBOY:Her daughters are everything to her...Single mom Whitney Brookes needs this fresh start. A long-lost relative passed away and left her the ranch that's ... read more
A single cop and a childless woman team up to keep an abusive father from stealing his little girl.Annie Mac’s estranged husband vows that nothing will stop him from getting his baby girl. Not Annie Mac and certainly not that boy of hers.Only four blocks away, Hannah Morgan lives in comfort with her husband and dog, making pottery and waiting for her best friend to come home. When she discover... read more
Nine historical romances revive the brief era of the Pony Express. Join the race from Missouri, across the plains and mountains to California and back again as brave Pony Express riders and their supporters along the route work to get mail across country in just ten days. It is an outstanding task in the years 1860 to 1861, and only a few are up to the job. Faced with challenges of terrain, we... read more
She was blindsided once…Four years ago, Pam’s divorce devastated her. The cruelty of her ex-husband crushed her spirit. After battling personal demons, she’s finally made a life for herself. Now remarried, raising her kids, working at a job she loves, the scars of her ex-husband’s emotional abuse are beginning to fade. But her newfound happiness turns to bitterness when Alan returns to Garfiel... read more
She’s turned her life around… Four years ago, Samantha Evans was easy prey for con man Louis Cantrell, who left her broke and pregnant. Now, surrounded by a loving family, her life seems to be headed in the right direction as she cares for her young daughter, pursues her dream of becoming a child welfare worker, and dreams of marrying the law student who loves her daughter like his own. He’s a... read more
She’s sworn off marriage…Twice widowed, Kate Archer believes she’s better off alone. She’s not sure she could survive the heartache of losing another husband. Instead of romance she pours herself into a project close to her heart: establishing a foundation to meet the needs of military widows—just like the grief-stricken woman she was twenty years ago when her husband was killed by friendly fi... read more
Tragedy tore her world apart… Karla Black had everything she ever wanted until one night stole her husband and her identity. Twelve months later, she is a shadow of the woman she used to be, struggling through her grief, living with bankrupt emotions, and resisting any suggestion that God might give her a second chance at love. He made a promise… Ian McAlister was a helpless bystander as breas... read more
She can’t escape the mistakes of her past…Callie Stillman has done everything she can to bury the memories of a tiny, baby-sized coffin. She lives life one day at a time, basking in the love of a good man and doting on her grandchildren. Until she crosses paths with a little girl who is obviously in trouble—but tries to hide it.They can’t trust anyone…Iris and Samantha Evans are living on borr... read more
Scottlyn Rich is sixty-seven days from her wedding to Grant Weber. When the conversation she hoped would bring reconciliation with her estranged father turns to disaster, she is left adrift and feeling more orphaned than ever. Until her mother walks through the door.Grant Weber has spent two years earning Scottlyn’s trust. He can’t believe how easily she’s willing to accept her mom’s excuses a... read more
Scottlyn Rich has overcome tragedy--and moved on. She's now a confident college student and about to celebrate her daughter's first birthday when she receives news that the young man who set her life on its unexpected course has died in prison.Grieving mother Penny Nelson believes there is only one way to assuage her grief--take the baby and raise her. After all, Mercie is all she has left of ... read more
Sixteen-year-old Scottlyn Rich survives a horrifying experience only to discover she’s pregnant. When she refuses to abort her unborn baby, her father kicks her out. She has no idea how to handle the obstacles ahead, she only knows that giving her daughter, Mercie, a chance to live is the most important thing she'll ever do.Widowed schoolteacher Diana Kensington lost everything she held dear t... read more
His hands came to rest gently on her hips. She held up her arm to fend him off, lips parted to protest, and that's when he did it. Kissed her. Right there in public.Lacy Williams is a USA Today bestselling author of the acclaimed Wyoming Legacy and Cowboy Fairytales series.He nearly missed his chance…When the love of his life is injured in combat overseas, Ryan Michaels promises himself that h... read more
What do you feel? Too much. He wasn't good enough for her. If he made any advances toward her, she would find out soon enough. He wasn't brave like she was, chasing after her dream. He was a coward, and so he stayed silent, just holding her. Because this moment, here, now, was all he would have.Lacy Williams is a USA Today bestselling author of the acclaimed Wyoming Legacy and Cowboy Fairytale... read more
Then he tipped her chin up, used the pad of his thumb to catch the tears she'd missed. And kissed her.Lacy Williams is a USA Today bestselling author of the acclaimed Wyoming Legacy and Cowboy Fairytales series.Only one thing could've forced Haley Carsten to return to her hometown—her beloved aunt’s failing health. Being home again stirs up painful memories of the high school best friend that ... read more
"Everyone knows a rancher in possession of a large spread needs a wife."Lacy Williams is a USA Today bestselling author of the acclaimed Wyoming Legacy and Cowboy Fairytales series.About Cowboy Pride:First impressions count.Liza Bennett has two missions in life: keep the family’s shop afloat, and ensure her shy sister finds love. Sparks fly when she meets rancher Rob Darcy at a town dance, but... read more
Book 2 in the Cowboy Fairytales series: a reverse-Cinderella storyIf the boot fits…There’s nothing glamorous about Ethan Townsend’s life. At twenty-five, he’s given up his college education and pretty much everything else to run the family dairy farm in north Texas and provide for his two spoiled stepbrothers. When he meets a real-life princess, he can’t help but be attracted to her beauty—eve... read more
Stranded! Bear Creek sheriff's deputy Matt White is used to being the rescuer, not the rescued. But now the hurt lawman's marooned on Catherine Poole's remote homestead. The little girl he'd known briefly as a child is all grown up—and tugging at his heart. Isolated from the world around her, Catherine's spent her whole life caring for her ailing grandfather. The last thing she needs is a cowb... read more
"What are we doing?" she whispered. She wasn't even sure he could hear her over the noise of voices and music from the carnival games and shouting vendors, but he answered, voice low too, as if the intimacy of their conversation demanded it. "We're holding hands." She swallowed hard. "Is that all?"Lacy Williams is a USA Today bestselling author of the acclaimed Wyoming Legacy and Cowboy Fairyt... read more
"He hesitated, so minutely she might've imagined it, then bent his head and brushed his lips over hers. His kiss was as gentle and sure as the man himself, and she clutched his shoulders, wishing he never had to let her go."Lacy Williams is a USA Today bestselling author of the acclaimed Wyoming Legacy and Cowboy Fairytales series.About Courted by a Cowboy:He’s got one chance to make it right.... read more
From a USA Today bestselling author comes Book 4 in the Cowboy Fairytales seriesHer scars frighten everyone away…Crown Princess Eloise is used to tabloid headlines calling her a monster and touting her fiery temper. The headlines are true, after all. Although an automobile accident years ago scarred her and stole her dreams, she still has a responsibility to her people. So when her dying fathe... read more
A Christian Historical Romance Stripped of the family so important to his Viking heritage, Matthias Bjork is now on the hunt for his sister. Despite combing the entire Wyoming Territory, he hasn’t found any substantial leads regarding his sister’s whereabouts, but he has discovered a most unusual woman. This woodland nymph who’s come to work for his good friend in the quiet town of Mountain Bl... read more
A Christian Historical Romance Novel Claire Sullivan has a soft spot for helping those in need. So when her widowed grandmother becomes blind, Claire is determined to travel to the Montana Territory to care for her. But she never imagined the country would be so wild compared to her North Carolina home. Even the local doctor doesn't seem to have a kind bone in his body. Doctor Bryan Donaghue h... read more
A Christian Historical Romance Novel Miriam Bryant has always dreamed of leaving the never-ending work of her family's remote mountain ranch to travel abroad as a genteel lady. She's thrilled when the opportunity finally arises, but a gruesome hunting accident crushes her plans, leaving her stranded for weeks in a Montana Territory mining town. The single bright spot in her disappointment come... read more
A Christian Historical Romance Novel The Wyoming mountain country seems like the perfect place for Zeche Reid to find himself. When a blizzard sends him scrambling for cover, he stumbles upon a lady and her professor father holed up in a remote cabin. His protective instincts won't let him desert them to continue his travels, especially when the father’s haunting memories from the War of Seces... read more
Leaving Oxford: Christian Fiction~Faith, Humor, Romance, Southern StyleEscaping home to Oxford, Mississippi, seemed like a good idea. Until it wasn’t.A year after a tragic accident in Los Angeles flipped her world upside down, advertising guru Sarah Beth LeClair is still hiding away in her charming hometown of Oxford, Mississippi. And she may well be stuck there forever. Suffering from panic a... read more
Linda Goodnight is a RITA award-winning, New York Times and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author of more than 3 million books sold.About A BRIDE FOR THE COWBOY:He’s desperate for redemption. Rancher Ace Caldwell can’t change the past, but he can try to make amends. His battle with alcohol paralyzed a good friend—and cost Ace the woman he loved. But Ace’s determination to do the right thing fa... read more
"A mix of fear and happiness skittered through her. Garrett held her gaze, telegraphing some unspoken emotion with his velvet eyes. He moved toward her, slowly, cautiously, in the way he’d approach a skittish horse. His strong, cowboy hands cupped the sides of her face so tenderly, she thought she would melt. She knew he wanted to kiss her, and she also knew she’d let him." Linda Goodnight is ... read more
Heart of Excellence finalist - Selah Awards FinalistWhen a Southern woman with a broken heart finds herself falling for a widower with a broken boat, it's anything but smooth sailing.With her days chock full—designing jewelry for the shop she co-owns with her best friend, sailing her sharpie, and hanging out with girlfriends—Tadie Longworth barely notices she's morphing into the town's maiden ... read more
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I am an editor with three years of experience at Penguin Random House. I specialize in YA/middle grade, romance, and mystery.
Whether you have a blockbusting page turner, inspirational memoir, or a complex academic argument, I can help you at any stage.