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Wendy Beckman

Wendy Beckman - Editor

Ohio and Massachusetts

Writer, ghost writer, editor, and technical editor specializing in working from both sides of my brain.

Overview

I am a freelance writer and editor, and I have published eight nonfiction books. I am in the middle of writing two novels and a true crime book, and I have a list of eight more to start when they're finished.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
African American fiction Anthologies Children's Picture Books Crime & Mystery Historical Fiction Thriller Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Career Guides Education & Reference Engineering Health & wellbeing History Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry Nature Publishing

Certifications

  • Graduate certificate in professional writing
  • Master's of English with a concentration in editing and publishing

Portfolio (13 selected works)

Akin to the Truth: A Memoir of Adoption and Identity

Paige Strickland

In 1961, adoption was still one of those private and taboo topics. Not much identifying information was provided for adoptive families or for birth parents by the agencies. In Ohio, records were sealed forever. Adoptees and birth mothers were supposed to be thankful for the adoptive family and never look back. Adoptive parents thought their deal was signed and sealed.As a child and teenager, g... read more

In 1961, adoption was still one of those private and taboo topics. Not much identifying information was provided for adoptive families or for birth parents by the agencies. In Ohio, records were sealed forever. Adoptees and birth mothers were supposed to be thankful for the adoptive family and never look back. Adoptive parents thought their deal was signed and sealed.As a child and teenager, g... read more

Over My Shoulder: 1931 - 1945

Mr. Ewin D Gaby

History books generally avoid the details of human life. They tell of what happened at a time, but not how it affected those living through that time. The depression of the 1930's and the war of the early 1940's changed the world, and history books provide great detail as to the causes and of the changes brought about. Still, how families handled these challenges cannot be told in a book of hi... read more

History books generally avoid the details of human life. They tell of what happened at a time, but not how it affected those living through that time. The depression of the 1930's and the war of the early 1940's changed the world, and history books provide great detail as to the causes and of the changes brought about. Still, how families handled these challenges cannot be told in a book of hi... read more

The Sum of Our Gods: A Comedy as Black as God's Coffee

Benjamin Gorman

Joe has been cursed. He must meet with Yahweh, the Creator, once a week for coffee and listen to God complain. Yahweh is a crotchety old deity with a pantheon of family problems. His wife, Frigga, has basically stopped talking to Him, except to keep nagging Him about retiring. His son, Jesus, suffers from crippling depression. Jesus’ estranged wife is plotting a terrorist attack to try to star... read more

Joe has been cursed. He must meet with Yahweh, the Creator, once a week for coffee and listen to God complain. Yahweh is a crotchety old deity with a pantheon of family problems. His wife, Frigga, has basically stopped talking to Him, except to keep nagging Him about retiring. His son, Jesus, suffers from crippling depression. Jesus’ estranged wife is plotting a terrorist attack to try to star... read more

Seeds of the Lemon Grove

Joe D'Amato

Every young man has a journey and every journey has an end. Against the background of Sicily, Phillip LaChiana is transformed from an American on vacation to a young man overwhelmed by his newfound Sicilian culture. Sangue lava lu sangue, blood washes blood, demands he must confront his father's killer. -------------- Reminiscent of The Godfather, Seeds of the Lemon Grove envelops you in the f... read more

Every young man has a journey and every journey has an end. Against the background of Sicily, Phillip LaChiana is transformed from an American on vacation to a young man overwhelmed by his newfound Sicilian culture. Sangue lava lu sangue, blood washes blood, demands he must confront his father's killer. -------------- Reminiscent of The Godfather, Seeds of the Lemon Grove envelops you in the f... read more

Giant Slayers

Wendy Raven McNair

Chainey Fields, a declining African American community, is experiencing significant changes. Taylor Charles and her two best friends, Leticia and Renee, are all back together again in their old community. But Chainey Fields is undergoing the same growing pains as the trio's relationships. The three women learn to negotiate their neighborhood as adults while tackling the challenges presented by... read more

Chainey Fields, a declining African American community, is experiencing significant changes. Taylor Charles and her two best friends, Leticia and Renee, are all back together again in their old community. But Chainey Fields is undergoing the same growing pains as the trio's relationships. The three women learn to negotiate their neighborhood as adults while tackling the challenges presented by... read more

Book by HEUBERGER BARBARA

Blended Families An Anthology

Valarie Coleman

With divorce, single-parent households and family crises on the rise, many people are experiencing the tumultuous dynamics of blended or stepfamilies. Learn biblical principles and practical tools to successfully blend your family. Contributors include award-winning Christian authors, Kevin Wayne Johnson, Vanessa Miller and Dr. Vivi Monroe Congress. Edited by Valerie L. Coleman, this book will... read more

With divorce, single-parent households and family crises on the rise, many people are experiencing the tumultuous dynamics of blended or stepfamilies. Learn biblical principles and practical tools to successfully blend your family. Contributors include award-winning Christian authors, Kevin Wayne Johnson, Vanessa Miller and Dr. Vivi Monroe Congress. Edited by Valerie L. Coleman, this book will... read more

Corporate High School

Benjamin Gorman

Harriet has to start at a new corporate high school. Switching schools is always rough, but it's harder for her because The Corporation got her dad fired and tossed her mother into jail. Now she's moving across the country to be closer to her mom, and that means going to a new school, the kind of school The Corporation has been using for decades to make sure everyone does as they are told. But... read more

Harriet has to start at a new corporate high school. Switching schools is always rough, but it's harder for her because The Corporation got her dad fired and tossed her mother into jail. Now she's moving across the country to be closer to her mom, and that means going to a new school, the kind of school The Corporation has been using for decades to make sure everyone does as they are told. But... read more

Cleaning Closets

Susan DeBow

One hanger, one child, one secret, and one messy stack of stuff at a time; Lydia Calypso cleans out the closets of her life. The truths she uncovers as she tidies up help her see her life, her children, and herself, in a much less hung up way. Lydia finds herself and realizes she is much stronger than she thought and has a lot of live yet to live. Susan DeBow reminds us that families, like lif... read more

One hanger, one child, one secret, and one messy stack of stuff at a time; Lydia Calypso cleans out the closets of her life. The truths she uncovers as she tidies up help her see her life, her children, and herself, in a much less hung up way. Lydia finds herself and realizes she is much stronger than she thought and has a lot of live yet to live. Susan DeBow reminds us that families, like lif... read more

A Fiddler's Journey: Based on the Letters of Judy Justice

Mace Justice

A Fiddler’s Journey is an epistolary memoir, told through letters written by Judy Justice to her family. With a scholarship to study “avant-garde music,” Cincinnatian Judy Justice sailed to Germany in May 1960 to break traditions and taste new personal and professional freedoms in a country that was experiencing a rebirth of freedom of its own. Even more significant; however, Judy’s trip took ... read more

A Fiddler’s Journey is an epistolary memoir, told through letters written by Judy Justice to her family. With a scholarship to study “avant-garde music,” Cincinnatian Judy Justice sailed to Germany in May 1960 to break traditions and taste new personal and professional freedoms in a country that was experiencing a rebirth of freedom of its own. Even more significant; however, Judy’s trip took ... read more

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