Mentoring

 Book  Mentor

 

Over many years, I have mentored authors as a developmental editor.

 

Above are three authors whose work I have supported in one capacity or another in recent times.

 

American Goulash by Stephanie Yuhas

 

I had the pleasure of helping Stephanie with her delightful and quirky coming-of-age story, which went on to garner The Nancy Pearl Award in the memoir category for the Pacific Northwest Writers Association in 2015.

 

The Churning by Justin Edison

 

I provided developmental story notes for Justin's psychological tale of a kidnapped soccer player.

 

Stories from the Heart of Dark-Eyed Woman – Sikadiyaki by Olive Lefferson

 

I helped Olive with her wonderful essay by sharing my impressions with her in one-to-one meetings.

 

Other book-related experience

 

Booktrope

I also worked for Booktrope as an editor, project manager and book manager other projects from June 2013 to March of 2016. Duties included

setting and managing book publication schedules, editing manuscripts (developmental), writing press releases, making media contacts, coordinating social media campaigns, arranging blog tours, and contacting reviewers.

 

Storyteller

I have written a number of manuscripts and screenplays featuring stories for young adults and women. Details available upon request. 

 

Classes

I have taught several classes in writing, screenwriting, and interactive writing. Details available upon request.