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 delightful, resilient clients who have a variety of writing styles and backgrounds; some are beginners while others have finaled in or won contests—I’m so proud of their hard work and accomplishments!

I love to edit fiction as well as nonfiction and am a “consummate book person,” as my editing friend and colleague Robert Hudson (author of The Christian Writer’s Manual of Style) said about me. Click here for my editing services should you be curious…

If you’d like to keep in touch about special offers, where I’ll be speaking, and receive great self-editing tips, please subscribe to my newsletter. Click here, and I’ll send you 10 Self-Editing Hacks for a Better Manuscript.

Self-Editing Newsletter

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For You, the Reader

  • Do you like reading historical fiction where authentic characters want to live out their truth and thrive?
  • Do you like reading about horses, the world wars, and little known town history?
  • 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, (Currently revising the material and the link), 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.

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My contribution “The Meaning of an Heirloom” explores the treasures we have can be intangible, like the joys we share between our pets and loved ones.

Buy Links: Baker Book House or Amazon.





Writer’s Conferences

Check this space for new writer’s conferences happening around the US. Now that they’re hybrid, it’s easier and fun to get connected!