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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)

Christmas Bizarre: Mina Kitchen Cozy Comedy Mystery #2 (Mina Kitchen novels)

Lizz Lund

READERS' FAVORITE 5-STAR REVIEW !Do you love cozy mysteries? Christmas Bizarre will keep you smiling - when you're not laughing-out-loud!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 w... read more

READERS' FAVORITE 5-STAR REVIEW !Do you love cozy mysteries? Christmas Bizarre will keep you smiling - when you're not laughing-out-loud!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 w... read more

Confection Connection: Mina Kitchen Cozy Comedy Mystery #3 (Mina Kitchen Novels)

Lizz Lund

From the author of Kitchen Addiction! AND Christmas Bizarre:5-STAR READER’S FAVORITE REVIEW for CHRISTMAS BIZARRE: "It kept me laughing all the way through and brought to mind Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum stories. Ms. Lund has a bit of a winner on her hands here... "Valentine’s Day stinks - literally - after a shift at The Shrimp Shack, getting showered with a vat of marinara and being hau... read more

From the author of Kitchen Addiction! AND Christmas Bizarre:5-STAR READER’S FAVORITE REVIEW for CHRISTMAS BIZARRE: "It kept me laughing all the way through and brought to mind Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum stories. Ms. Lund has a bit of a winner on her hands here... "Valentine’s Day stinks - literally - after a shift at The Shrimp Shack, getting showered with a vat of marinara and being hau... read more

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

Isle of Wysteria: The Reluctant Queen

Aaron Yeager

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 foreign delicacies. But the world won't allow it, war has come to Aetria. A massive invasion fleet of ten-thousand airships has been dispatched to the Isle of Wysteria in response to the tiny ... read more

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 foreign delicacies. But the world won't allow it, war has come to Aetria. A massive invasion fleet of ten-thousand airships has been dispatched to the Isle of Wysteria in response to the tiny ... read more

The Dazzling Darkness

Paula Cappa

Henry Brooke, five-years old, is missing. In Old Willow Cemetery, Elias Hatch protects the secret power buried inside his cemetery, and he knows Henry has managed to get inside the locked gates. Who let him inside? Antonia Brooke and her husband Adam frantically search the woods and all of Concord to find their little boy. Not until Detective Mike Balducci discovers the crystal sculpture burie... read more

Henry Brooke, five-years old, is missing. In Old Willow Cemetery, Elias Hatch protects the secret power buried inside his cemetery, and he knows Henry has managed to get inside the locked gates. Who let him inside? Antonia Brooke and her husband Adam frantically search the woods and all of Concord to find their little boy. Not until Detective Mike Balducci discovers the crystal sculpture burie... read more

Night Sea Journey, A Tale of the Supernatural

Paula Cappa

A demon haunts artist Kip Livingston in her cottage by the sea. The demon is a firehawk, a dark invader who lives inside her dreams. But the firehawk does not dissolve when Kips wakes up. Supernatural powers drive the firehawk into Kip's waking life. Even Kip's Jungian therapist, Dr. Laz Merlyn, cannot resolve Kip's dilemma. When Kip turns to Raymond Kera, an exiled priest, she captures him wi... read more

A demon haunts artist Kip Livingston in her cottage by the sea. The demon is a firehawk, a dark invader who lives inside her dreams. But the firehawk does not dissolve when Kips wakes up. Supernatural powers drive the firehawk into Kip's waking life. Even Kip's Jungian therapist, Dr. Laz Merlyn, cannot resolve Kip's dilemma. When Kip turns to Raymond Kera, an exiled priest, she captures him wi... 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 relati... 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 relati... 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

Tony Bertauski

AUDIOBOOK HAS ARRIVED ON AUDIBLE.COM! 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 him... read more

AUDIOBOOK HAS ARRIVED ON AUDIBLE.COM! 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 him... read more

Kharmic Rebound

Aaron 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.... 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.... read more

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