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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Writing, Editing, & Design

I love to write, but I also love to edit, and to design captivating images. Partly it is the creativity in me that is unable to rest, and partly it is the side of me that loves to see my friends and fellow writers succeed. Something about helping other writers is very rewarding for me. It is part of why I co-created the #WritersRoad chat and took part in organizing the very first #WriteOnCon, a free online conference for writers.

Many of you might not know this, but aside from writing books for Entangled and Kensington, I'm also an editor for City Owl Press, and a graphic designer of book covers.

And now I'm opening my doors for freelance editing jobs for authors who want a highly polished manuscript to self-publish, or to submit their best possible work to agents and publishers. As a hybrid author myself, I understand all too well how important a polished book is, and how expensive it can be to hire a freelance editor. Which is part of what prompted me to want to do freelance on the side. I want authors to be able to afford that vital help with their work. For that reason you'll see some very competitive prices when it comes to my freelance editing. Of course I'm still an acquisitions editor for City Owl Press, which means I can only take on a few freelance editing projects a year (and using me as a freelance editor does not constitute as another means of submitting to me at City Owl. My freelance work and City Owl are completely separate!). But if I can help even a few authors a year achieve their dreams, I'm happy. Come check me out at Enigmatic Editor for freelance editing, or at McCorkle Creations for book cover or graphic design work. I am currently closed to unagented queries at City Owl.  

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Emerald Belles 2 Releases!

The second in the Emerald Belles series has released!

Here is the official blurb:

The Civil War has ended, but for Corporal Patrick “Rick” Fergusson the battle rages on. Still haunted by what he witnessed on the battlefield, the earnest Irishman is heading west, seeking only to be free of the past. His services are in high demand; wealthy East Coasters in need of escort clamor to join him on the journey. But one client, a beautiful lady named Cat, disturbs Rick’s newfound equilibrium.

High society widow Catriona O’Brian is anxious to get to California, even if it means traveling with the handsome corporal who seems to dislike her so. Cat no longer seeks marriage; she has pinned all her hopes on making it to the west coast and starting her own winery. Between the elements, wild animals, and hostile natives, however, everything seems to be conspiring against her. Time and again, Rick comes to her rescue. And soon, the independent lass discovers that her biggest obstacle may be the longing of her own traitorous heart . . .

To learn more about it, and read an excerpt, check it out HERE.

Thursday, May 18, 2017