Developmental and line editing, collaborative writing, manuscript critique, writing coach.
Acquired and developed non-fiction books for two different product lines.
First published in 1989, Dan Allender's The Wounded Heart has helped hundreds of thousands of people come to terms with sexual abuse in their past. Now, more than twenty-five years later, Allender has written a brand-new book on the subject that takes into account recent discoveries about the lasting physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual ramifications of sexual abuse.With great compas... read more
“But Mom, it’s not the same as when you were a teenager….”Your daughter is right. Never before have teenage girls been so inundated with the idea that sex is a natural part of teenage relationships. The media, the Internet, and your daughter’s peers reinforce this myth daily. In fact, the majority of teenage girls will experiment with sex. And never before has the price tag of teen sexual beha... read more
"Birthdays may be difficult for me.""I want you to take the initiative in opening conversations about my birth family.""When I act out my fears in obnoxious ways, please hang in there with me.""I am afraid you will abandon me."The voices of adopted children are poignant, questioning. And they tell a familiar story of loss, fear, and hope. This extraordinary book, written by a woman who was ado... read more
When all seems lost, where can hope be found?Katherine and Jay married right after college and sought adventure far from home in Los Angeles, CA. As they pursued their dreams, they planted their lives in the city and in their church community. Their son, James, came along unexpectedly in the fall of 2007, and just 6 months later, everything changed in a moment for this young family.On April 21... read more
Carol and Gene Kent’s son is in prison. When I Lay My Isaac Down tells their story and shares the transformational principles they learned about forgiveness and faith.Dealing with her anger, grief, and shame, Carol could have given up. Instead she tells a highly personal, heartbreaking, and uplifting story that will bolster your faith. Updated and revised, this edition contains a new chapter a... read more
A Brave Lament encourages the scandalous invitation into the belly of grief. Pain matters and is the doorway to knowing God more fully. With heart-wrenching grief accessible through poetic writings, hope is found in the most unlikely place, in the pain itself. This book undertakes the enormous task of stepping into our own heartache with the tragic loss of our son, Jackson Brave Bauman while i... read more
Tired even after a full night's rest? Gaining weight and having trouble losing it? Craving sweets? Is your mind fogging when forced to make quick decisions? All these symptoms can result from a lack of energy. In The Energy Edge, you'll discover how to combat the energy "vandalizers" that drain your energy supply, including lack of sleep, depression, junk food, anxiety, and unhealthy relations... read more
Captivating stories of how a young doctor’s first year of medical practice in the Smoky Mountains shaped his practice of life and faith The little mountain hamlet of Bryson City, North Carolina, offers more than dazzling vistas. For Walt Larimore, a young “flatlander” physician setting up his first practice, the town presents its peculiar challenges as well. With the winsomeness of a James Her... read more
A must-have resource for pursuing wellness, coping with illness, and developing a plan to care for the health needs of life.For Yourself and Those You LoveExpert, current, and full of surprises.Medically reliable. Biblically sound.10 Essentials of Highly Healthy People is like having your very own health mentor to guide you in your total health picture, from treating illness and navigating the... read more
There is no one else like a grandmother. Grandmas hold a superlative place in the family. They have something to give a grandchild that is entirely different from what a parent gives. And this book of gentle, playful stories—all written about grandmothers or by grandmothers—offers a rich taste of what that wonderful “something” is. Within the pages of this volume, readers will find a collectio... read more
Now with updated content.“I’m not picking up a heartbeat.” These are the most dreaded words an expectant mother can hear. As joy and anticipation dissolve into confusion and grief, painful questions refuse to go away: Why me? Did I do something wrong? How will this affect my ability to have a family? What do I say to my children without scaring them? With the warmth and compassion of a License... read more
Many adopted or foster children have complex, troubling, often painful pasts. This book provides parents and professionals with sound advice on how to communicate effectively about difficult and sensitive topics, providing concrete strategies for helping adopted and foster children make sense of the past so they can enjoy a healthy, well-adjusted future.• Presents age-appropriate, specific gui... read more
In order to survive the rigors of everyday life and thrive, our physical bodies demand rest, exercise, food, recreation, and protection. So, also does our spiritual life; our souls need refreshment, refueling, retreat, and activity, attention, care and healing.Webster's Dictionary defines 'soul' as a "vital or essential part" and 'spirit' as "the life principle". Your soul, like your body, nee... read more
As many as 50% of people with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) use drugs, alcohol, and other addictive behaviors to self-medicate their ADD symptoms. Here's what you need to know to get help or help others in this situation.Includes:• self tests• checklists of symptoms• practical solutions
Dr. Crabb has provided a much needed call to repentance from the sins of the heart---sins which often keep us from the freedom to change and growth in our personal faith-walk with Jesus.--Joe L. Wall, Colorado Christian University.
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I'm a freelance editor and collaborator who worked at HarperCollins Publishers for nine years before going freelance. Non-fiction only.
A lifetime of reading, editing, and writing books—this work is my dream. It would be an honor to help you get your book ready for the world.