SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES“You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what’s burning inside you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke.” — Arthur Plotnik, author and editor

Hi there! Perhaps you love to write or enjoy reading what others have written. You’ve certainly come to the right place! As a published author and a professional editor who edits full time, I completely understand what it’s like to work with words so that they communicate those burning thoughts inside us. I’d love to chat about writing, editing, and books with you!

For You, the Writer

If you’re looking for a range of editing services, please know that I serve a wide audience of clients, who have a variety of writing styles and backgrounds; some have even finaled in or won contests—and I’m so proud of their hard work and accomplishments!

I love to edit fiction as well as nonfiction. Click here for my editing services should you be curious…

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For You, the Reader

  • Do you like reading historical fiction where characters strive to live authentically?
  • Do you like reading about horses, the world wars, and little known history facts?
  • Do you enjoy social and cultural history?
  • Do you enjoy author interviews and book giveaways?
    I’d love to keep in touch with you through my newsletter and my blog as I share my writing and research journey!

Author Newsletter—to subscribe, click here, and I’ll send you my award-winning short story, Puddle of Remorse, for free!


Can’t wait to see you on the inside!

Book News!

Nonfiction Essays

Contributor for The Horse of My Dreams: True Stories of the Horses We Love, available from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

horses, true stories, Revell, Callie Smith Grant, nonfiction essays

My contribution “The Meaning of an Heirloom” explores the treasures that we leave behind come in intangible form, the love we share betweeen our pets and families.

Buy Links: Baker Book House or Amazon.

Writer’s Conferences

Check this space often for new writer’s conferences happening around the US… Now that they’re online for 2020, it’s easier and fun to get involved!


Breathe Writers Conference. October 2020.

Write-to-Publish Conference.

FlourishWriters. LIVE June 2020, for FlourishWriters Academy students only. 

Taylor University’s Professional Writing Conference. July 2020.