BORNE by Jeff VanderMeer (book review)

Another gorgeous and strange novel from the mighty lighthouse keeper of the Weird, Jeff VanderMeer (whose Southern Reach Trilogy blew me away a few years ago and is still the series I most often recommend to my friends and clients). Borne is a story about nature vs nurture, and about love, set in a city ruined by a biotech-related ecological disaster. The[…]

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Editing for the Voices of Reason!

Are you an atheist, humanist or science-loving writer who’s looking a professional editor? I’m seeking new clients who write about free-thought, skepticism, and science, or whose love for these things seeps through into their fiction worlds and characters.   Years ago when I first started out as an editor, I worked for a company where I had to[…]

The Romeo Catchers – Book Release Party in New Orleans

Recently, I got to do an editor’s favorite thing… attend a book launch and see a shiny new novel released into the wilds! Then watch the books be carried away into the night, clutched to the hearts of excited fans. And best of all, it was in the magical city of New Orleans. Editing Alys Arden’s[…]

The Sundered Oath series by Ciara Ballintyne

On the Edge of Death, the sequel to In the Company of the Dead, is approaching release date! As Ciara Ballintyne’s editor for both of these books, I’ve had the pleasure of reading them multiple times in various drafts, and I’ve enjoyed every single reading. Ballintyne is a brilliant author who writes deeply layered characters, and the series[…]

THE ROMEO CATCHERS Cover Reveal!

Happy cover reveal day to Alys Arden! At long last, here is the gorgeous cover for The Romeo Catchers, the much-anticipated sequel to the Amazon #1 bestseller, The Casquette Girls! I’m so excited to finally  be able to show you this. I’ve been helping Alys edit Romeo Catchers over the last year, watching the story unfold and get better and better[…]

Two #1 Bestsellers in One Day!

Oh my goodness, this has to be my most favorite work day ever!? Two of my super-amazing Authors hit #1 bestseller rankings on Amazon in the same day. I’m so excited for these inspiring women… both killer writers who wrote two incredible and totally unique novels, and I was lucky enough to be hired as a co-editor on both of their[…]

New Release! A Mortal Song by Megan Crewe

I’m SO excited to see this gorgeous novel available for pre-order today! A Mortal Song is a YA adventure set in the enchanted forests and villages surrounding Mt Fuji and starring two of my newest favorite characters: seventeen-year-old Sora and her dragonfly named Midori. I hope you’ll check this one out, friends. This novel is such a gem — an escape to[…]

NEW RELEASE! In the Company of the Dead

At long last, it’s release day for IN THE COMPANY OF THE DEAD!! This is a dark and beautiful epic fantasy by Ciara Ballintyne with deeply layered characters you cannot tear your gaze from. Ellaeva, the Left Hand of Death, has to be one of my new favorite protagonists. This story has everything: magic, love, revenge,[…]

Two-Book Publishing Deal for Alys Arden

I’m so very excited about this, and so late with my blog post! In April, it was announced that Alys Arden’s The Casquette Girls (self-published in 2013) has scored her a 2-book deal with Skyscape, one of Amazon’s publishing imprints. >>*throws confetti*<< Alys and I worked together editing the original version, and more recently we dedicated a few months to[…]