Developmental editor for Relay Publishing, LLC, providing comprehensive feedback to their authors prior to a story's publication. Successfully editing for Relay requires a sharp awareness to current market trends, an understanding of the author's specific style, and an ability to tease out the best story elements possible to make the book a standout.
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.
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.
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.
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. My titles are currently successfully self-published on Amazon. 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.
When Alveria is plunged into a pitch-black darkness, can a dragon-shifter labelled as "Untameable" and the dragon-hunter sent to kill her, bond together to save their world?Laini Unclaimed, a maid at the Alveria Palace, thought supervising a kid's birthday party of young dragons was going to be the hardest part of her day. Then a never-ending darkness falls across Alveria, and an army of monst... read more
A darkness grows outside the Academy. But the biggest threat comes from within…It’s finally here: After four boring years of underclassman studies, I’m beyond ready to move up into the New York Academy of Magic’s advanced program. Tougher classes, real-world assignments, supernatural thrills. It’s gonna be epic. Until someone releases a manticore at the entrance ceremony. And my best friend is... 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
Loyalty will bind them together—or tear them apart.Nightfall still holds Alveria in its grip. Terrifying ghosts continue to haunt the stricken kingdom, while crops wither in the fields from lack of sunlight. If the light doesn’t return soon, thousands will starve.But a worse fate awaits the Untameables.Laini Unclaimed has revealed the shocking truth discovered after her journey to the hallowed... 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
"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
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
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
"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
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
"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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
An ancient evil is murdering the Mages. And she might be the next to die…In the magical boroughs of New York City—filled with supernatural races like the Vamps, shifters, Fae, and witches—evil lurks, waiting for its chance to kill again.Things are bad for Aspen Rivest, the newest—unwanted—Mage of New York. The Council of Mages is in shambles, Lucien’s confession has left her wondering if she c... 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
The hunt for the Cursed One is on…I thought I could catch a break. After my near-death encounter with the psychotic leader of the Society, Kasia Armani, and still dealing with the Dark Prince trying to possess my body, I should be on the first flight out to a resort island.Too bad the universe has other plans.Reports of an ancient, legendary being called the Cursed One are popping up all over ... read more
The Mages have fallen. New York is defenseless. Maladias is here...With the evil entity Maladias preparing to invade New York, Aspen Rivest—one of the last surviving Mages of the Council—is running out of options to stop him. She needs allies. Fast.But gathering enough strength to oppose Maladias means calling on help from the remaining Supernaturals of New York—Supes that have become enemies ... read more
Vampires. Shifters. Fae. Mages. This ain’t the New York City you know… Aspen is a Norm. A non-magic. A human. And in the magically hidden boroughs of New York City, that’s a quick way to wind up dead. Or worse. So instead of magic, Aspen relies on her skills as a thief to stay alive.She didn’t plan to get caught stealing from Lucien Dunadine, one of the strongest members on the Council of Mage... read more
Our intellect directs us. Our humanity defines us.What if the key to unlocking our genetic code and our future lay within some of our most disenfranchised individuals? Would we still shun them?Seattle in the year 2330: centuries of conflict have led to this precipice. If the world is to move forward, Olivay has the difficult task of teaching Alucia her history. Olivay knows that without unders... read more
If I want to tame my darkness, I’ll have to trust an enemy of magic…My best friend, Mia, is missing, leaving behind nothing but a cryptic note as to where she went.Worse, a deadly fugitive has escaped a high-security prison in Paris; and all clues indicate that he wants Mia.If we’re going to find them both in time we’ll have to become fugitives ourselves. But with allies and enemies alike afte... 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
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
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
Bestselling, award-winning author of STIGERS TIGERS, Marc Alan Edelheit, delivers a new action-packed fantasy epic filled with gods and magic.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 has been tasked with pursuing ... read more
The only way to save Alveria is to end the war—by any means necessary.After horrendous losses among their ranks, the Untameables are still reeling, none more than Laini Unclaimed. The battles against the forces of Hel have stripped Laini of those she loves most. Now with Hel closing in, little hope remains to save the reincarnated gods trapped in the underworld, including the young man she lov... read more
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A former Hachette editor of SF/F, romance, and commercial fiction. Lover of all things nerdy, steamy, and everything in between.
Twenty years' experience in commercial fiction and non-fiction for such publishers as HarperCollins, Virgin, Harlequin and Little, Brown.