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Teresa Kennedy

Teresa Kennedy - Editor

St. Louis, MO

Great writers need experienced, professional editors. No matter what stage of the process, you and your book deserve the best.

Overview

I am a editor and publishing professional with more than 30 years' experience in the industry. I'm also an author with more than 30 published books to my credit, authored under various pseudonyms.

Services
Fiction
Adventure African American fiction Anthologies Children's Picture Books Crime & Mystery Fantasy Historical Fiction Humor & Comedy LGBTQ Literature Romance Science Fiction Thriller Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen

Awards

  • PEN France

Work experience

Senior and Acquisitions Editor; freelance editorial consultant

Penguin, Berkeley, S&S; Rio Nuevo Books, Various others
March, 1983 – December, 2014 (almost 32 years)

I've worked with hundreds of authors at every stage of the writing process--from concept development through the final polish! With extensive experience in both fiction and non-fiction, I can help bring your book to the next level and get it ready for Prime Time! Here's a recent testimonial from author Aaron Lee Yeager:
"Teresa is awesome. She's professional, easy to work with, and she's a great person on top of that. She always keeps to her schedule, and stays in communication to keep you in the loop. Her edits are skillful and her advice is insightful and always spot on. I had used other services in the past, but after working with her she's the only editor I use anymore. I cannot recommend her highly enough. I plan to use her services on all my future projects."

Portfolio (10 selected works)

The Black Elf of Seaward Isle (The Seaward Isle Saga Book 1)

Joni Parker

The first volume in the extraordinary new fantasy trilogy from Joni L. Parker. Trapped on an island, shipwrecked time travelers struggle first to survive and then--to escape. Elves,dwarves and mortals mingle in a world filled with pirates, political intrigue and magic. Their fates rest in the hands of one young woman, the orphan Lady Alexin. Half Elf and sole descendant of a Titan ancestor, sh... read more

The first volume in the extraordinary new fantasy trilogy from Joni L. Parker. Trapped on an island, shipwrecked time travelers struggle first to survive and then--to escape. Elves,dwarves and mortals mingle in a world filled with pirates, political intrigue and magic. Their fates rest in the hands of one young woman, the orphan Lady Alexin. Half Elf and sole descendant of a Titan ancestor, sh... read more

Christmas Bizarre: Humorous Cozy Mystery - Funny Adventures of Mina Kitchen - with Recipes (Mina Kitchen Cozy Comedy Series - Book 2)

Lizz Lund

READERS' FAVORITE 5-STAR REVIEW !What do Santa’s Sidekick, a dead lawyer and a geriatric vampire have in common? Meet Mina Kitchen--a forty-something single who finds trouble quicker than she can whip up a batch of breakfast breads. Plural. Her catering disorder runs neck-and-neck with her weird luck, and her cat’s weirder tendency toward gnawing elf gear. Okay, and getting kidnapped a couple ... read more

READERS' FAVORITE 5-STAR REVIEW !What do Santa’s Sidekick, a dead lawyer and a geriatric vampire have in common? Meet Mina Kitchen--a forty-something single who finds trouble quicker than she can whip up a batch of breakfast breads. Plural. Her catering disorder runs neck-and-neck with her weird luck, and her cat’s weirder tendency toward gnawing elf gear. Okay, and getting kidnapped a couple ... read more

Confection Connection: Humorous Cozy Mystery - Funny Adventures of Mina Kitchen - with Recipes (Mina Kitchen Cozy Mystery Series - Book 3)

Lizz Lund

From the funny author of Kitchen Addiction! AND Christmas Bizarre:5-STAR READER’S FAVORITE REVIEW for CONFECTION CONNECTION: "Lizz Lund uses humor and a delightfully quirky cast of supporting characters to keep Mina hopping from one plot point to the next. I was annoyed every time real life interrupted my reading of Confection Connection. I would have loved to curl up with a mug of hot chocola... read more

From the funny author of Kitchen Addiction! AND Christmas Bizarre:5-STAR READER’S FAVORITE REVIEW for CONFECTION CONNECTION: "Lizz Lund uses humor and a delightfully quirky cast of supporting characters to keep Mina hopping from one plot point to the next. I was annoyed every time real life interrupted my reading of Confection Connection. I would have loved to curl up with a mug of hot chocola... read more

Isle of Wysteria: The Reluctant Queen

Aaron Lee Yeager

The four seasons live inside us all.Summer is the season of friendship, when we reach out and forge connections with those around us, bonds of fellowship that protect and enrich our lives.Athel and Alder are deeply in love, newly married, and all Athel wants to do is live out the life she has always dreamed about; sailing the skies, discovering new places, meeting new people, and sampling fore... read more

The four seasons live inside us all.Summer is the season of friendship, when we reach out and forge connections with those around us, bonds of fellowship that protect and enrich our lives.Athel and Alder are deeply in love, newly married, and all Athel wants to do is live out the life she has always dreamed about; sailing the skies, discovering new places, meeting new people, and sampling fore... read more

The Dazzling Darkness

Paula Cappa

BRONZE MEDAL WINNER, Readers' Favorite International Book Award, 2014.GOTHIC READERS BOOK CLUB CHOICE AWARD WINNER, 2013.A cemetery. A lost child. An ancient secret. Do you believe in ghosts? In Old Willow Cemetery, Elias Hatch protects the secret power buried inside his cemetery, and he knows five-year-old Henry Brooke has managed to get inside the locked gates. Who let him inside? Where is h... read more

BRONZE MEDAL WINNER, Readers' Favorite International Book Award, 2014.GOTHIC READERS BOOK CLUB CHOICE AWARD WINNER, 2013.A cemetery. A lost child. An ancient secret. Do you believe in ghosts? In Old Willow Cemetery, Elias Hatch protects the secret power buried inside his cemetery, and he knows five-year-old Henry Brooke has managed to get inside the locked gates. Who let him inside? Where is h... read more

Night Sea Journey, A Tale of the Supernatural

Paula Cappa

An Eric Hoffer Book Award Winner, 2015. U.S. Review of Books: "Stunning and absorbing plot on par with--if not better than--a Dan Brown novel."Perfect for supernatural thriller fans. Beautiful. Seductive. Wild. Kip Livingston, an artist living on Horn Island, is struggling with the powers of a dark invader haunting her dreams. Every night this winged creature chases her deeper to the bottom of... read more

An Eric Hoffer Book Award Winner, 2015. U.S. Review of Books: "Stunning and absorbing plot on par with--if not better than--a Dan Brown novel."Perfect for supernatural thriller fans. Beautiful. Seductive. Wild. Kip Livingston, an artist living on Horn Island, is struggling with the powers of a dark invader haunting her dreams. Every night this winged creature chases her deeper to the bottom of... read more

Deep Enough to Bleed

Margie Church

Orphaned on the brink of adulthood, Jolene must make decisions for herself and her younger, disabled brother, Adam. Decisions as painful as the blows they suffered at their father's hands. Cutting herself is the only thing making Jolene feel something besides misery and worthlessness.Jolene has never dated, yet quickly recognizes Brendan is a great guy. She wants a serious and intimate relatio... read more

Orphaned on the brink of adulthood, Jolene must make decisions for herself and her younger, disabled brother, Adam. Decisions as painful as the blows they suffered at their father's hands. Cutting herself is the only thing making Jolene feel something besides misery and worthlessness.Jolene has never dated, yet quickly recognizes Brendan is a great guy. She wants a serious and intimate relatio... read more

The Taxi Chronicles

S. G. Rogers

Honey Walker, taxi driver in the small town of Northampton Massachusetts, just wants to make rent money and maybe enough to buy those red spike heeled shoes in a downtown window. But the local mob wants her to move more than people in her cab. Combine this with her new love life with police lieutenant Jon Stevens and the fun begins. The Taxi Chronicles is fast paced and hilariously funny. Roma... read more

Honey Walker, taxi driver in the small town of Northampton Massachusetts, just wants to make rent money and maybe enough to buy those red spike heeled shoes in a downtown window. But the local mob wants her to move more than people in her cab. Combine this with her new love life with police lieutenant Jon Stevens and the fun begins. The Taxi Chronicles is fast paced and hilariously funny. Roma... read more

The Discovery of Socket Greeny: A Science Fiction Saga

Tony Bertauski

One of IndieReader's Best Books of 2014!Work has always come first for Socket Greeny's mother, ever since his father died. But when she shows him the inner workings of the Paladin Nation, he discovers why. Paladins traverse the planet through wormholes to keep the world safe, but from what, they won't say. Although his parents were not actually one of them, Socket is different. He soon finds h... read more

One of IndieReader's Best Books of 2014!Work has always come first for Socket Greeny's mother, ever since his father died. But when she shows him the inner workings of the Paladin Nation, he discovers why. Paladins traverse the planet through wormholes to keep the world safe, but from what, they won't say. Although his parents were not actually one of them, Socket is different. He soon finds h... read more

Kharmic Rebound

Aaron Lee Yeager

Nineteen years ago, the ArchTyrant and his army were finally defeated at the Battle of Embers. The path of slaughter, which had reduced over a thousand worlds to ash, had finally come to an end.Nine months later, little Gerald Dyson was born on earth. As the reincarnation of the ArchTyrant, he inherited an astonishing amount of bad kharma, bringing misfortune to him and everything he touches.P... read more

Nineteen years ago, the ArchTyrant and his army were finally defeated at the Battle of Embers. The path of slaughter, which had reduced over a thousand worlds to ash, had finally come to an end.Nine months later, little Gerald Dyson was born on earth. As the reincarnation of the ArchTyrant, he inherited an astonishing amount of bad kharma, bringing misfortune to him and everything he touches.P... read more

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