Sean Fletcher

Sean Fletcher - Editor

Denton, TX, United States

Editor of bestselling, award-winning YA and middle grade. Passionate about YA and working with you to make your book publication-ready.

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Overview

You’ve got a story inside you.

I’m here to help you get it out to the world.

I'm a developmental editor of award-winning and bestselling YA fantasy and sci-fi. I am also an award-winning and bestselling self-published author, with numerous works already out. For developmental editing I focus in the areas of YA and middle grade fiction, specializing in YA: fantasy, sci-fi, dystopian, thriller, and most areas of contemporary.

Need a new pair of eyes on your work? Stuck in a story rut? Unsure of what plot point to work on next to take your book to the next level? I assist authors in building multidimensional characters, engaging plots, original voices, and deep themes across all age groups.

As an author, I also understand how tough it can be to get edits back on a book you’ve poured your heart and soul into. Nobody likes hearing that their epic plot twist ‘really sucked’, or that their favorite character was a complete, unredeemable jerk and must be removed or the book will fail. That’s why my professional suggestions are just that: suggestions. I offer comprehensive, compassionate feedback that doesn’t try to change your work or voice, while still giving you insight that can help elevate your work. I’m available throughout the entire editing process if you have any questions.

My developmental edits offer a complete, detailed overview of your book and what works and what doesn’t. I read over your work, marking specific areas for improvement using Track Changes. At the end, I write up an extensive eval that gives you a guide to start your rewrites. As a literary agent scout and bestselling Amazon author, I also looking at marketability to make sure your work is hitting the mark to interest your readers and potential agents.

My rates are affordable, and my comments are considerate to you and your story. I look forward to us working together!

Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure
Children's - Middle Grade
Dystopian
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Urban Fantasy
Young Adult & Teen

Awards

  • Pacific Northwest Writing Conference Literary Contest (2017) First Place Middle Grade Category for The Thunderbird Seeker (Working Title)

Work experience

Developmental Editor

Self-employed
July, 2018 – Present (4 months)

Developmental editor of award-winning, bestselling authors. I offer developmental editing, editorial evaluations, and editorial consults specifically tailored to YA and MG authors. My professional suggestions on your work are just that: suggestions. I offer comprehensive, compassionate feedback that doesn’t try to change your work or voice, while still giving you insight that can help elevate your work. I’m available throughout the entire editing process if you have any questions.

Developmental Editor

Andrea Hurst and Associates, LLC
February, 2015 – Present (over 3 years)

I offer developmental editing in the areas of adult, YA, and middle grade fiction, specializing in the following genres: Sci-Fi, fantasy, thriller, and most areas of contemporary fiction. I assist authors in building multidimensional characters, engaging plots, original voices, and deep themes across all age groups. As an author myself I understand the importance of an editor that won't tear an author's work to shreds. I offer firm but kind comments, respect an author's voice and vision, and will help give a clear direction of where to go after an edit, whether you want to self-publish, or take your work traditional.

Speaker and Workshop Leader

Andrea Hurst and Associates
January, 2014 – Present (almost 5 years)

I have spoken at numerous venues ranging from small classroom settings, to hundreds of attendees at conferences. As a teacher and workshop leader I have been a presenter at the Pacific Northwest Writers Conference, co-taught at the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts MFA on Whidbey Island Washington, presented classes at the Skagit Valley Writers Group, Sno-Isle Library System, Romance Writers of America San Jose Chapter, Seattle Writing Workshop Conference, Writers Digest Webinars, and co-written a feature article for the Writer’s Digest annual Agent issue.

Author

Self-employed
January, 2006 – Present (almost 13 years)

I am a #1 Amazon bestselling author of YA fiction, and have written over ten books in genres ranging from Young adult and middle grade science fiction/fantasy, to adult contemporary. Currently my middle grade is being represented and pitched by an agent at Dystel, Godreich, and Bourret literary agency based out of LA and New York. Five of my self-published titles are currently on Amazon with three more being released this year, and four being released early next year. Over the years I have honed my craft of writing and learned the intricate steps necessary to successfully write, edit, and publish in today's crowded market.

Portfolio (20 selected works)

The Demon City (Atlantis Rising Book 2)

Evan Currie

Born in flame and flood, the newly born community of Atlantis has begun to rebuild from being forced from their homes by the Demonic hordes. For Elanthielle however, the war is still out there. Plagued by dreams that may mean more than they seem—as well as her own burning urge to strike back at the demons that took everything from her—Elan becomes convinced that something vital is about to hap... read more

Born in flame and flood, the newly born community of Atlantis has begun to rebuild from being forced from their homes by the Demonic hordes. For Elanthielle however, the war is still out there. Plagued by dreams that may mean more than they seem—as well as her own burning urge to strike back at the demons that took everything from her—Elan becomes convinced that something vital is about to hap... read more

Brew: A Post-Apocalyptic Witch Thriller (Salem's Revenge Book 1)

David Estes

Salem’s Revenge strikes without warning or mercy, ravaging the powerless human race under the forces of united gangs of witches, wizards, and warlocks. During the slaughter, Rhett Carter's foster parents and sister are killed, and his best friend and girlfriend are abducted by a gang of witches calling themselves the Necromancers, who deal in the dark magic of raising the dead. Rhett’s sword-w... read more

Salem’s Revenge strikes without warning or mercy, ravaging the powerless human race under the forces of united gangs of witches, wizards, and warlocks. During the slaughter, Rhett Carter's foster parents and sister are killed, and his best friend and girlfriend are abducted by a gang of witches calling themselves the Necromancers, who deal in the dark magic of raising the dead. Rhett’s sword-w... read more

De Oppresso Liber (On Silver Wings Book 6)

Evan Currie

The war may be over, but the fighting continues as SOLCOM learns of an excursion by the Ross'El against an unaffiliated pre-space civilization in the no man's land between Earth and the Alien Alliance. With always more questions than answers, SOLCOM dispatches a ship to quietly survey the situation and determine what, if any, course of action is best.Captain Sorilla Aida and her team are the g... read more

The war may be over, but the fighting continues as SOLCOM learns of an excursion by the Ross'El against an unaffiliated pre-space civilization in the no man's land between Earth and the Alien Alliance. With always more questions than answers, SOLCOM dispatches a ship to quietly survey the situation and determine what, if any, course of action is best.Captain Sorilla Aida and her team are the g... read more

The Tiger's Fate (Chronicles of An Imperial Legionary Officer Book 3)

Marc Alan Edelheit

2017 Gold Medal Winner for Best Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror E-Book Independent Publisher Book Awards The third installment of the award-winning Chronicles of an Imperial Legionary Officer series is here!A nobleman from an infamous family, imperial legionary officer, and a born fighter…Captain Ben Stiger has successfully thwarted the attack from an army of the Cyphan Confederacy. Now Stig... read more

2017 Gold Medal Winner for Best Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror E-Book Independent Publisher Book Awards The third installment of the award-winning Chronicles of an Imperial Legionary Officer series is here!A nobleman from an infamous family, imperial legionary officer, and a born fighter…Captain Ben Stiger has successfully thwarted the attack from an army of the Cyphan Confederacy. Now Stig... read more

In the Depths of Darkness

Sean Fletcher

A Top Ten Best Book Finalist at the 2017 San Francisco Writers ConferenceFour dangerous outcasts. Two warring factions. One chance to escape. If they can.When Alyx Starburn is arrested for stealing food, he’s given a choice: join a new branch of the Earth Alliance, created to rehab convicts like him into the service to defend Earth from alien threats, or rot in a quarry on a backwater planet a... read more

A Top Ten Best Book Finalist at the 2017 San Francisco Writers ConferenceFour dangerous outcasts. Two warring factions. One chance to escape. If they can.When Alyx Starburn is arrested for stealing food, he’s given a choice: join a new branch of the Earth Alliance, created to rehab convicts like him into the service to defend Earth from alien threats, or rot in a quarry on a backwater planet a... read more

Dragon's Awakening (Heir of Dragons: Book 1)

Sean Fletcher

"WARNING: easy to read for a much longer time than you plan! The plot and characters are awesome." -littlekaylee ★★★★★What she becomes may kill her. If they don’t do it first.Kaylee Richards just blasted her first date with lightning. It sounds bad, but when the creep pulls a sword on her, what’s a girl to do? Turns out Kaylee’s a dragon-kin, a half dragon/half human with the rare power to sum... read more

"WARNING: easy to read for a much longer time than you plan! The plot and characters are awesome." -littlekaylee ★★★★★What she becomes may kill her. If they don’t do it first.Kaylee Richards just blasted her first date with lightning. It sounds bad, but when the creep pulls a sword on her, what’s a girl to do? Turns out Kaylee’s a dragon-kin, a half dragon/half human with the rare power to sum... read more

Stiger’s Tigers (Chronicles of An Imperial Legionary Officer Book 1)

Marc Alan Edelheit

Winner of the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Bronze Award for Fantasy!!!The empire has endured many centuries but is now threatened by multiple wars and a major rebellion in the South. A nobleman from an infamous family, imperial legionary officer, and a born fighter… Captain Ben Stiger finds himself reassigned from a crack legion to the rebellion simmering in the South. Placed in command of ... read more

Winner of the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Bronze Award for Fantasy!!!The empire has endured many centuries but is now threatened by multiple wars and a major rebellion in the South. A nobleman from an infamous family, imperial legionary officer, and a born fighter… Captain Ben Stiger finds himself reassigned from a crack legion to the rebellion simmering in the South. Placed in command of ... read more

The Tiger (Chronicles of An Imperial Legionary Officer Book 2)

Marc Alan Edelheit

Abandoned and cut off from friendly lines, Stiger takes the fight to the enemy!A nobleman from an infamous family, imperial legionary officer, and a born fighter… Captain Ben Stiger captured Castle Vrell and rid it of a minion of a dark god. Now he finds himself cut off from the empire with a hostile rebel army marching on the legion’s fortress where they guard the entrance to the Vrell Valley... read more

Abandoned and cut off from friendly lines, Stiger takes the fight to the enemy!A nobleman from an infamous family, imperial legionary officer, and a born fighter… Captain Ben Stiger captured Castle Vrell and rid it of a minion of a dark god. Now he finds himself cut off from the empire with a hostile rebel army marching on the legion’s fortress where they guard the entrance to the Vrell Valley... read more

Boil: A Post-Apocalyptic Witch Thriller (Salem's Revenge Book 2)

David Estes

"The Walking Dead for teens, with ruthless witches instead of bloodthirsty zombies.” --Katie Reed, agent at Andrea Hurst & AssociatesRevenge. That’s all that’s left for orphan witch hunter Rhett Carter. The magic-born have stripped everything from him—killed his friends, cursed his warlock father, shattered his future—leaving him bare and broken, but not dead. Their mistake.When Rhett and Lane... read more

"The Walking Dead for teens, with ruthless witches instead of bloodthirsty zombies.” --Katie Reed, agent at Andrea Hurst & AssociatesRevenge. That’s all that’s left for orphan witch hunter Rhett Carter. The magic-born have stripped everything from him—killed his friends, cursed his warlock father, shattered his future—leaving him bare and broken, but not dead. Their mistake.When Rhett and Lane... read more

The Diagnosis is Murder (A Dr. Valorian Mystery Book 1)

Steven Gossington

A talented but troubled ER doctor will not give up until her patient's mysterious death is explained.Laura Valorian is an emergency room physician who, because of severe emotional trauma after a missed diagnosis, vows to perfect her diagnostic skills and, as a result, detects subtle evidence of foul play in a surgeon who is declared dead in her ER. When she cannot let go of her suspicions and ... read more

A talented but troubled ER doctor will not give up until her patient's mysterious death is explained.Laura Valorian is an emergency room physician who, because of severe emotional trauma after a missed diagnosis, vows to perfect her diagnostic skills and, as a result, detects subtle evidence of foul play in a surgeon who is declared dead in her ER. When she cannot let go of her suspicions and ... read more

Burn: A Post-Apocalyptic Witch Thriller (Salem's Revenge Book 3)

David Estes

"The Walking Dead for teens, with ruthless witches instead of bloodthirsty zombies.” --Katie Reed, agent at Andrea Hurst & AssociatesWhen orphan Rhett Carter finally manages to communicate with his cursed father, he wants nothing more than to discover a way to save him. The only problem: The closer he gets to Martin Carter, the faster he'll die. To help, Laney secretly seeks out Rhett's father... read more

"The Walking Dead for teens, with ruthless witches instead of bloodthirsty zombies.” --Katie Reed, agent at Andrea Hurst & AssociatesWhen orphan Rhett Carter finally manages to communicate with his cursed father, he wants nothing more than to discover a way to save him. The only problem: The closer he gets to Martin Carter, the faster he'll die. To help, Laney secretly seeks out Rhett's father... read more

The Knighthood (Atlantis Wars Book 1)

Evan Currie

A war was fought. Humanity lost.Time for a rematch.The world fell, the invaders won, and Demons now ruled what had once been man's domain. The great works of a once powerful civilization lie in ruins, its people having forgotten the wonders of their forefathers as they now live in the yoke. Not everyone is willing to go quietly into the endless night, however, and for every inch of ground they... read more

A war was fought. Humanity lost.Time for a rematch.The world fell, the invaders won, and Demons now ruled what had once been man's domain. The great works of a once powerful civilization lie in ruins, its people having forgotten the wonders of their forefathers as they now live in the yoke. Not everyone is willing to go quietly into the endless night, however, and for every inch of ground they... read more

Stiger: Tales of the Seventh (Chronicles of An Imperial Legionary Officer Book 4)

Marc Alan Edelheit

The long awaited prequel to the Award Winning Chronicles of an Imperial Legionary Officer series that started with the bestselling military fantasy book Stiger’s Tigers. A nobleman from an infamous family, Ben Stiger finds himself freshly assigned to Third Legion, Seventh Company as a lowly lieutenant in the opening stages of war between the Empire and the Kingdom of the Rivan. Third Legion ha... read more

The long awaited prequel to the Award Winning Chronicles of an Imperial Legionary Officer series that started with the bestselling military fantasy book Stiger’s Tigers. A nobleman from an infamous family, Ben Stiger finds himself freshly assigned to Third Legion, Seventh Company as a lowly lieutenant in the opening stages of war between the Empire and the Kingdom of the Rivan. Third Legion ha... read more

Fractured Eden

Steven Gossington

When a doctor loses everything and is forced to start over, he finds himself in a strange town filled with addiction and mental illness. Dr. Aaron Rovsing, Family Practice Physician, is fired from his medical practice in Connecticut because of alleged incompetence. After he flees and starts over in a town in East Texas, he discovers that things are not as they first appear, and soon Aaron must... read more

When a doctor loses everything and is forced to start over, he finds himself in a strange town filled with addiction and mental illness. Dr. Aaron Rovsing, Family Practice Physician, is fired from his medical practice in Connecticut because of alleged incompetence. After he flees and starts over in a town in East Texas, he discovers that things are not as they first appear, and soon Aaron must... read more

I Am Phantom

Sean Fletcher

With great power...comes a whole lot of trouble...Drake Sinclair is a freak. There’s no other explanation for his superhuman speed, strength, and fighting prowess that make him feared by his peers. But starting school in North Carolina promises a fresh start; a new place with new people, and maybe, just maybe, a chance to discover the origin of his abilities...Until the psychopath arrives. The... read more

With great power...comes a whole lot of trouble...Drake Sinclair is a freak. There’s no other explanation for his superhuman speed, strength, and fighting prowess that make him feared by his peers. But starting school in North Carolina promises a fresh start; a new place with new people, and maybe, just maybe, a chance to discover the origin of his abilities...Until the psychopath arrives. The... read more

Subject Number One: An I Am Phantom Novella

Sean Fletcher

The prequel novella to the YA superhero novel, I Am Phantom.Visionary. Madman. Murderer.Before he was a renowned serial killer, before he was the vigilante Phantom's greatest foe, Lucius Sykes was a head scientist at a top-secret government facility trying to manufacture a serum to create super humans. But when Lucius is forced into becoming the first test subject, things go disastrously wrong... read more

The prequel novella to the YA superhero novel, I Am Phantom.Visionary. Madman. Murderer.Before he was a renowned serial killer, before he was the vigilante Phantom's greatest foe, Lucius Sykes was a head scientist at a top-secret government facility trying to manufacture a serum to create super humans. But when Lucius is forced into becoming the first test subject, things go disastrously wrong... read more

We Who Remain (I Am Phantom Book 2)

Sean Fletcher

They thought Project Midnight was gone. They were dead wrong.A year has passed since Drake Sinclair—AKA Phantom, the snarky, superpowered vigilante—defeated the psychopath Lucius Sykes and destroyed Project Midnight’s lab in his city.But something remains.Project Midnight is back with a vengeance. They’ve managed to replicate the serum that gave Drake his powers and are using it to create supe... read more

They thought Project Midnight was gone. They were dead wrong.A year has passed since Drake Sinclair—AKA Phantom, the snarky, superpowered vigilante—defeated the psychopath Lucius Sykes and destroyed Project Midnight’s lab in his city.But something remains.Project Midnight is back with a vengeance. They’ve managed to replicate the serum that gave Drake his powers and are using it to create supe... read more

Dragon's Curse (Heir of Dragons: Book 2)

Sean Fletcher

She thought the Slayers were her biggest threat, but an even greater evil awaits…Kaylee may have survived the Slayers' first attack on her life, but now the group dedicated to wiping out all dragon-kin is seeking an ancient relic far deadlier than any they've ever had before. If they succeed, it won't just be the end of Kaylee, but the entire dragon-kin Convocation. But even while the Slayers'... read more

She thought the Slayers were her biggest threat, but an even greater evil awaits…Kaylee may have survived the Slayers' first attack on her life, but now the group dedicated to wiping out all dragon-kin is seeking an ancient relic far deadlier than any they've ever had before. If they succeed, it won't just be the end of Kaylee, but the entire dragon-kin Convocation. But even while the Slayers'... read more

Dragon's Bane (Heir of Dragons: Book 3)

Sean Fletcher

In the caverns beneath New York City, an ancient evil is about to rise…The Herald has returned, and with him the Slayers are one step closer to summoning the Hunt and destroying Kaylee and the rest of the dragon-kin. Worse, Kaylee is attacked by a dragon. An actual dragon. The kind that definitely shouldn’t exist. It seems something is forcing innocent dragon-kins to permanently shift against ... read more

In the caverns beneath New York City, an ancient evil is about to rise…The Herald has returned, and with him the Slayers are one step closer to summoning the Hunt and destroying Kaylee and the rest of the dragon-kin. Worse, Kaylee is attacked by a dragon. An actual dragon. The kind that definitely shouldn’t exist. It seems something is forcing innocent dragon-kins to permanently shift against ... read more

Dragon's Fate (Heir of Dragons: Book 4)

Sean Fletcher

The Hunt has returned. The time of the dragon-kin is over.After failing to stop St. George and the Hunt, Kaylee and her few remaining friends are forced to flee, desperate to find somewhere, anywhere, safe. The Convocation is broken. Slayer attacks come without warning. Innocent people are dying. The only hope to defeat the Hunt and put an end to the destruction lies in an ancient magic, the d... read more

The Hunt has returned. The time of the dragon-kin is over.After failing to stop St. George and the Hunt, Kaylee and her few remaining friends are forced to flee, desperate to find somewhere, anywhere, safe. The Convocation is broken. Slayer attacks come without warning. Innocent people are dying. The only hope to defeat the Hunt and put an end to the destruction lies in an ancient magic, the d... read more

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