Saturday, March 20, 2021

My Life as a Playwright for School Children

This memory from 2012 popped up in my social media, and I had to make it into a graphic to share. It's so gratifying when someone looks for contact info in order to offer their thanks! Writers live for that sort of thing! Has anything like this happened to you?


 

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Thanksgiving Favorites


 The cranberry salad and cherry cheesecake are ready for the feast, which will consist of goat cheese and cranberry stuffed chicken breasts, sweet potato casserole, sweet & sour green beans and carrots with apples and bacon, and rolls, served for people who live here plus one granddaughter. It's a different kind of Thanksgiving, but we have much to be thankful for. Not the least of which is making a living as a writer and editor. I love doing what I love! I enjoy cooking for my family too.

What are your favorite Thanksgiving treats?

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Book List, Published

Wondering about my book-manuscript editing experience and whether you should trust me with your manuscript? To help you, I’ve compiled a list of all the books Ive edited that I know went on to be published since I began editing books in 2011. In that time Ive edited fiction in the genres of mystery/suspense, romance, historical, contemporary, multicultural, family saga, fantasy, action & adventure, and humor. 

Looking at nonfiction, Ive edited inspirational, devotional, Bible study, theological, as well as business, relationship, missions, memoirs, and even a cookbook and an allegory or two. 

For children, Ive edited picture books, chapter books, middle grade readers, and young adult, and it has been a pleasure! 

As a teenager, I dreamed of being a librarian sitting in a corner reading books all day. Then I grew up and found out they are too busy to read on the job. How fitting that I became an editor and get paid to read (and polish) book manuscripts all day! Every day brings something new and exciting. Working with an author to make their best even better is the cherry on top of my career!


LIST BY AUTHOR, TITLE, PUBLISHER, AND YEAR PUBLISHED 

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Bridgette ni Brian, Azure Maris, (YA) Ambassador International, 2013

Bridgette ni Brian, Azure Lights, (YA) Ambassador International, 2014

Miriam Jones Bradley, The Double Cousins and the Mystery of the Russian Jewels (Book 5), Ambassador International, 2016

Wayne Cameron, Slingblade’s Curse, Book 1, independently published, 2014

Wayne Cameron, Slingblade’s Curse – Retribution, Book 2, independently published, 2017

Wayne Cameron, Slingblade’s Curse – The King’s Tomb, Book 3, independently published, 2019

Adra V. Cooper, Eber – a Tale of Hidden Beauty,  (YA) Ambassador International, 2015

Cindy Murray Hamblen, Johanna’s Journey: Call to Freedom, Ambassador International, 2014

Cindy Murray Hamblen, Johanna’s Journey: In the Shadow of the Mountain, Ambassador International, 2015

Crystal Hoblit, Catching Raindrops, Ambassador International, 2012

S.A. Jewell, Visit from a Shepherd Boy, (YA) Ambassador International, 2014

Belinda Ford Kramer, Jesus and the Children of Galilee, Ambassador International, 2015

Laura Taylor, E.E. Otter and the Bullfrog Bullies, Ambassador International, 2015


PICTURE BOOKS

Maria Bostian, What Should Daisy Do?, Ambassador International, 2015

Maria Bostian, Firefighters’ Busy Day, Ambassador International, 2016

Carrie Daws, A New Home for Allie, Ambassador International, 2018

Holly Durst, Chocolate Socks, Ambassador International, 2012

Kenneth Good, If I Were a Puzzle, Ambassador International, 2014

Ashley N. Grisham and Gary L. Kersey Jr, Everyone Smiles, Ambassador International, 2015

Kate Hanscom, Literal Lily, Ambassador International, 2013

Kate Hanscom, Fickle Fiona, Ambassador International, 2013

Kate Hanscom, Creative Christopher, Ambassador International, 2015

Becky Hunt, My Grandma’s Crazy, Ambassador International, 2014

Cheryl Kincaid, The Little Clay Pot, Ambassador International, 2015

Margaret Davis Ledford, Where in the World is Thailand, Ambassador International, 2017

Margaret Davis Ledford, How Far Away Is Heaven?, Ambassador International, 2015

Stephanie Robinson, The Scotties Learn About Respect, Ambassador International, 2013

Doug Routledge, Waking the World, Ambassador International, 2013

Benjamin Schipper and J. Aaron Culpepper, Chesed’s Order: a Christmas Story, Ambassador International, 2014.

R. Mitchell Scott, A Donkey’s Little Tale, Ambassador International, 2014

Tica Tallent, Jazzy and the Dog Walk, Ambassador International, 2013

Donna Thornton, The Easter Donkey, Ambassador International, 2014

Elaine Tomski and Chris Danger, Behind My Bellybutton, Ambassador International, 2014

Ellie Wakeman, Bella Gets Rescued, Ambassador International, 2017

Wanda Wyont, Barkley’s Great Escape, Ambassador International, 2015


CHRISTIAN FICTION 

Linda A. Born, The Children Are Tender, Ambassador International, 2013

Joanie Bruce, Alana Candler - Marked for Murder, Ambassador International, 2013

Joanie Bruce, A Memory Worth Dying For, Ambassador International, 2014

Joanie Bruce, Murder for the Time Being, Ambassador International, 2016

Hannah Buckland, Dusters and Dreams, Ambassador International, 2018

Hannah Buckland, Rebecca Stubbs - The Vicar's Daughter, Ambassador International, 2015

Sarah Martin Byrd, The Color of My Heart, Ambassador International, 2013

Sarah Martin Byrd, The River Keeper, Ambassador International, 2015

Sarah Martin Byrd, In the Coal Mine Shadows, Ambassador International, 2017

AnnaLee Conti, Till the Storm Passes By, Ambassador International, 2013

AnnaLee Conti, A Star to Steer By, Ambassador International, 2015

Carrie Daws, Ryan's Crossing, Ambassador International, 2012

Carrie Daws, Romancing Melody, Ambassador International, 2013

Carrie Daws, Crossing's Redemption, Ambassador International, 2014

Carrie Daws, Kindling Embers, independently published, 2016

Carrie Daws, Igniting Embers, independently published, 2017

Carrie Daws, Extinguishing Embers, independently published, 2018

Carrie Daws, Seeking Isabel – Sacred Trust Series, Book 1, independently published, 2018

Carrie Daws, Finding Benjamin – Sacred Trust Series, Book 2, independently published, 2018

Carrie Daws, Banishing Felipe – Sacred Trust Series, Book 3, independently published, 2019

Cynthia Goyang, Just One Touch, Ambassador International, 2013

Kathy M. Howard, From Dishes to Snow, Ambassador International, 2014

Kathy M. Howard, From Driftwood to Sapphire, Ambassador International, 2015

Andrea Rodgers, The 20th Christmas, Ambassador International, 2014

Andrea Rodgers, Caged Dove, Ambassador International, 2015

Scott Bitely, Simmer Down, Mr. C, Ambassador International, 2012

Corinne F. Gerwe, Murder in a Moonlit Mason Jar – Selena Mountain Mystery Series, Book #2, Inkswift, 2016

Debbie Gilliland, Mine to Love, Ambassador International, 2016

Simeon Harrar, Finding Tom, Ambassador International, 2012

Janice Cole Hopkins, Cleared for Planting, Ambassador International, 2015

Dr. Patrick Johnston, The Reliant, Ambassador International, 2017 (also made into a movie)

Jeff J. Miller, The Secret of Nexus, Ambassador International, 2012

Will Montgomery, Lukewarm, Ambassador International, 2013

Robert Parlante, Patch Town: A Letter From Miss Wingate, Ambassador International, 2014

D.M. Webb, Mississippi Nights, Ambassador International, 2011

Eric Young, The Unreconciled, Ambassador International, 2012

 

CHRISTIAN / INSPIRATIONAL NONFICTION

Moody Adams, The Titanic’s Last Hero, Ambassador International, 2012 (revised reprint)

Lisa S. Arnold, For Sanity's Sake - Devotions for the Temporarily Insane otherwise known as the Menopausal Woman, Ambassador International, 2015

Lisa S. Arnold, Chaos to Calm: Fulfilling Life's Purpose Through True Worship, Ambassador International, 2016

Abby Banks, Love Him Anyway: Finding Hope in the Hardest Places, Ambassador International, 2017

Dr. Mark Becton, A Confident Peace: Letting Revelation Change the Way You Live, Ambassador International, 2013

Baker, Beutler, & Whisnant, Organizing from the Heart, independently published, 2012

Randy Blankenship Sr, The Mystery and the Masterpiece: The Message of Marriage, Ambassador International, 2017

Miriam Jones Bradley, All I Have Needed - a Legacy for Life, Ambassador International, 2013

P. Diane Buie, Out of the Depths I Cry, A Journey with Depression, independently published, 2020

Cindy Chapnella, PhD, The 12 Gifts of Life, Ambassador International, 2012

Chrystie Cole, Biblical Femininity, Ambassador International, 2015

Chrystie Cole, Body Matters, Ambassador International, 2015

Dr. Deandre Collier, From Victim to Victor: Walking by Faith and Not by Sight, Ambassador International, 2018

Nancy Cretacci, For His Name's Sake: A Daily Devotional Journal, Ambassador International, 2013

John Crosby, Called to Lead, Ambassador International, 2012

John Crosby, Called to Shepherd, Ambassador International, 2012

John Crosby, Called to Coach, Ambassador International, 2012

David Daly, One Way to Grace, Ambassador International, 2013

Carrie Daws, Living in the Shadow of Death, Immeasurable Works, 2019

Carrie Daws, More Than Meets the Eye: United States Air Force (Home Front Heroines Book 1), Immeasurable Works, 2018

Carrie Daws, Not My Ways: United State Navy (Home Front Heroines Book 2), Immeasurable Works, 2020.

Chimene Shipley Dupler, The High Calling of Motherhood, Ambassador International, 2017

Naomi Fata, Beyond Head Knowledge, Ambassador International, 2014

Lindon Gareis, Sherry Gareis, Declutter Now! Study Guide, Ambassador International, 2014

Jim Geyer, Dad & Mom’s Country Wisdom, Ambassador International, 2012

Richard Geyer & Patricia Geyer, Chaplains of the Bible, Ambassador International, 2012

Stephen Goode, Marriage Triage, Ambassador International, 2012

Joanna Graham, The Inconceivable Truth: Rethinking Infertility, Ambassador International, 2016

Hope Griffin, Finding Joy, Ambassador International, 2015

Dr. Jim Halla, Being Christian in Your Medical Practice, Ambassador International, 2012

Dr. Jim Halla, Joy in Grief: God’s Answer for Hard Times, Ambassador International, 2012

Dr. Jim Halla, Endurance, Ambassador International, 2012

Judith Hartzell, By God’s Design, Ambassador International, 2015

Larry W. Hicks, God’s Sustaining Power, Ambassador International, 2014

Lindsey Holder, Waiting While Dating, Ambassador International, 2017

Dale Ingraham, Tear Down This Wall of Silence, Ambassador International, 2015

Margaret Johnson, Favorite Flavors of Ireland (cookbook), Ambassador International, 2015

Tricia Kline, On Borrowed Time: Stories of Unlikely Survivors and the Grace That Conquers All, Ambassador International, 2016

Amanda Robin Larcher, The Song of the Viola – a true story, Ambassador International, 2014

Michael E. Loomis, 10 Lepers: a Bible Study, Ambassador International, 2012

Craig D. Lounsbrough, Flecks of Gold on a Path of Stone, Ambassador International, 2012

Craig D. Lounsbrough, An Intimate Collision: Encounters with Life and Jesus, Ambassador International, 2013

Tonya May, Position or Platform: The Pursuit of Purposeful Living, Ambassador International, 2016

Anna McCarthy, Forgiveness Is Not An Option: A Journey to Freedom and Healing, Ambassador International, 2012

Kevin J. McCarthy, PhD, Surviving the Justice Experience, Ambassador International, 2013

Pip McCracken, Speed Bumps and Roundabouts, Ambassador International, 2014

Renee Metzler, Total Home Makeover, Ambassador International, 2012

Donald C. Moore, What If Jesus Carried a Briefcase: A Christian Devotional for Business Leaders, Ambassador International, 2015 

Kenneth D. Moore, Why Me? Reasoning with God’s Sovereignty in the Midst of Suffering, Ambassador International, 2013

John Murray, Real Faith, Ambassador International, 2012

Hisashi Nikaidoh MD, Healing Hearts, Ambassador International, 2013

Stacie J. Ourlian, On the Edge: a Solo Hiker’s Journey, Ambassador International, 2015

Kelly McCorkle Parkison, He Knows Her Name: An Amazing Pursuit to Adopt From India, Ambassador International, 2016

Brett Parks, Miracle Man, Ambassador International, 2014

Kashyap Patel, MD & Maharshi Patel, From Raindrops to an Ocean, Ambassador International, 2012

Ruth Perry, What If, Ambassador International, 2012

Sherry Matthews Plaster, The Divine Deal: Life Lessons on Preparing for Adulthood, Ambassador International, 2017

Christen Price, Invited: Live a Life of Connection, Not Perfection, Ambassador International, 2017

CK Quarterman, Fallen Angels, Ambassador International, 2012

Marion Reeves, Perfectly Imperfect, Ambassador International, 2017

Bill Renje, A Chosen Bullet: workbook edition, Ambassador International, 2012

Brian Ridolfi, Useful Maxims in a World of Empty Speak, Ambassador International, 2012

Jennifer Ross, Isaiah’s Story, Ambassador International, 2013

Lester Stephenson, A Biblicist View of Law and Gospel, Ambassador International, 2017

Laurie Elmore Thompson, Laurie’s Story: Discovering Joy in Adversity, Ambassador International, 2011

Dee Travis, Celebrate Life, Ambassador International, 2015

Beth Troyer, Stand Still O Moon, Ambassador International, 2012

Bob Weber, Coming Attractions: Previews of the Kingdom of God, Ambassador International, 2018

Carolyn Wells, Walking in the Word: A Family Journey From Genesis to Revelation, Ambassador International, 2015

Blake Western, Astonished Beyond Measure: Surprising Responses to Jesus, Ambassador International, 2016

Steve Whigham, Eclipse of Faith, Ambassador International, 2013

Rosie Williams, Repurposed Faith: Breathing New Life Into Your Quiet Time, Ambassador International, 2016

Robert Wilson, Nullifying God: Evolution's End Game, A Scientist's Challenge, Ambassador International, 2017

Ann Greenleaf Wirtz, Hand of Mercy: A Story of God's Grace, Ambassador International, 2015

Lee Wyndham, My Oh My: a Journey of Faith, Ambassador International, 2012

Mary Zimmer, Scenic Walks and Deep Thoughts, Ambassador International, 2015


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