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I. BOOKS FOR WRITERS

Don't Sabotage Your Submission:
Insider Information from a Career Editor to Save Your Manuscript from Turning Up D.O.A.

Chris Roerden

Bella Rosa Books
www.bellarosabooks.com

Note: DON'T SABOTAGE YOUR SUBMISSION is the 2008 expanded, all-genre edition of:

Don't Murder Your Mystery:
24 Fiction-Writing Techniques To Save Your Manuscript from Turning Up D.O.A.

Chris Roerden

Bella Rosa Books
www.bellarosabooks.com

To read first 4 chapters, click: For All Genres.pdf

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Don't Sabotage Your Submission:
*
2009 Benjamin Franklin Award for Literary Criticism
* Florida Writers Assn. Royal Palm Book
of the Year
2009
* Florida Writers Assn. Royal Palm Award for Best Educational / Informational Published Book
* 2009 ForeWord Review Writing Book of the Year Bronze Medal


Don't Murder Your Mystery:
* 2006 Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction Book
* Macavity Award Finalist for Best Nonfiction Book
* Anthony Award Finalist for Best Nonfiction Book
* ForeWord Review Finalist for Best Reference Book of the Year
* USA Book News Finalist
*
Writer's Digest Book Club Alternate Selection
* Southern Review of Books Noteworthy Small Press Selection

 


II. ARTICLES ABOUT WRITING

"Pssst: Commit to Yourself (Pass it On)"  Chris Roerden, in Writes of Passage: Adventures on the Writer's Journey,
edited by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Sisters in Crime 2014
www.sistersincrime.org/resources
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"Introduction"  Chris Roerden, in Fish Tales: The Guppy Anthology
Wildside Press 2011
tinyurl.com/GuppyFishTales
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"Submitting Can Be Murder: Strategies for Survival"  Chris Roerden, in Breaking & Entering 3rd edition
Sisters in Crime 2010
www.sistersincrime.org
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"How to Make a Scene"  Chris Roerden, in The Independent, April 2009
Independent Book Publishers Association
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"An Editor's Guide to Submissions," Chris Roerden, in The Writer's Journey Journal
Wolfmont Press
www.wolfmont.com
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"A Double-Barreled Marketing Experiment" Chris Roerden, in The Independent, April 2007
Publishers Marketing Association

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"Market-Savvy Editing" Chris Roerden, in 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, 6th edition, by John Kremer
Open Horizons 2006

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"Tips for Screening a Prospective Freelance Editor"  Chris Roerden, in Breaking and Entering 2nd edition
Sisters in Crime 2004
www.sistersincrime.org
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"Edits Aren't Edicts" Chris Roerden, in
The Independent
, October 2000 cover article

Publishers Marketing Association
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"Market-Savvy Editing" Chris Roerden, in
1001 Ways to Market Your Books, 5th edition,
by John Kremer
Open Horizons 1998
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"There's Method to the Marketing" Chris Roerden, quarterly column 1998-1999 in Badger Books Quarterly
Badger Books, Inc.

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III. FICTION EDITED FOR OTHERS:


MYSTERY & SUSPENSE



Say No More ***coming Nov. 2016!
Hank Phillippi Ryan
Forge 201
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What You See
Hank Phillippi Ryan
Forge 2015
•Library Journal Best Book of 2015
www.hankphillippiryan.com

Truth Be Told
Hank Phillippi Ryan
Forge 2014
•Agatha Award, Best Contemporary Novel
•Anthony Award finalist
•Romantic Times Book Review Best Suspense Thriller nominee
•Library Journal Editor's Pick


The Wrong Girl
Hank Phillippi Ryan
Forge
2013
•Agatha Award, Best Contemporary Novel
•Anthony Award finalist
•Daphne nominee for Mainstream Mystery/ Suspense
•Left Coast Crime nominee
•RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Awards nominee, Best Suspense/Thriller
•Boston Globe bestseller


The Other Woman  

Hank Phillippi Ryan
Forge 2012
•Mary Higgins Clark Award (presented at May 2013 Edgars®)

•Anthony Award finalist
•Macavity Award finalist
•Agatha Award finalist

www.hankphillippiryan.com


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Thank you so much. You are incredible!
xoxo
—Hank Phillippi Ryan

 


You did NOT play a minor role in
my book, dear Chris Roerden! You are a major major major influence, and I cannot live without you.
Just saying.
And thank you!
xoo
—Hank






"I am bowled over by your skill. You're amazing!" —Hank


The Bitches of Brooklyn
Rosemary Harris
Chestnut Hill Books
www.rosemaryharris.com

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The GERTIE JOHNSON Adventure Series:
Murder Passes the Buck 

Deb Baker

Murder Grins and Bears It
 
Deb Baker

Llewellyn Midnight Ink Books
www.debbakerbooks.com

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"Chris, I owe SO much to you. Thank you!" —Deb Baker

The DOLLS TO DIE FOR MYSTERY Series:
Dolled Up for Murder
 

Deb Baker

Goodbye Dolly 

Deb Baker

Berkley Prime Crime
www.debbakerbooks.com

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#5 in VERMONT MYSTERY / RUTH WILLMARTH Series:
Mad Cow Nightmare
Nancy Means Wright
St. Martin's Minotaur
www.nancymeanswright.com

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"Your comments are extremely insightful. Such helpful detail."
—Nancy Means Wright, Mad Cow Nightmare

MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT Series
The Nightmare
Nancy Means Wright
Perseverance Press
www.nancymeanswright.com
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A Well-Manicured Murder
Georgia Adams
A LitChix Mystery
Due West Publishing
www.thelitchix.com
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"Chris Roerden, editor extraordinaire, who encouraged us after reading our first effort." —Georgia Adams (aka Patricia Browning, Joann Dunn, Karen McColgan)

The Body in the Transept
Jeanne Dams
Walker & Co.
* Winner of AGATHA AWARD for BEST FIRST MYSTERY, 1995
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"To Chris, who is quite literally responsible for the existence of this volume, with appreciation." —Jeanne M. Dams, The Body in the Transept


Cassidy McCabe Mystery Series:
3 AWARDS

Cat's Claw
Alex Matthews
Satan's Silence
Alex Matthews
Secret's Shadow
Alex Matthews
Vendetta's Victim
Alex Matthews
Wanton's Web
Alex Matthews  
Death's Domain
Alex Matthews  
Wedding's Widow Alex Matthews
Blood's Burden Alex Matthews  
Wedding's Widow Alex Matthews
  Intrigue Press
Murder's Madness Alex Matthews

Healer's Heresy Alex Matthews
Veiled Intent
Press
www.AlexMatthews.com

www.veiledintentpress.com
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"After a pile of rejections on Secret's Shadow, first in a psychological mystery series, I decided I needed the help of a professional editor to figure out what I was doing wrong. Chris provided the kind of developmental editing that illuminated my blind spots and enabled me to greatly improve my craft. Beyond giving me exactly what I needed, she provided tons of support and encouragement. For anyone who wants to improve his or her writing skills, I recommend Chris any day." —Alex Matthews, Cassidy McCabe Mystery Series


Sam Casey Mystery Series: 2 AWARDS
Nothing Else Matters
  S. D. Tooley
When the Dead Speak
  S. D. Tooley
Full Moon Publishing
www.fullmoonpub.com
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Chase Dagger Mystery Series:
The Good Die Twice
  Lee Driver
The Unseen Lee Driver
Full Moon Publishing

www.fullmoonpub.com

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"My profound thanks to Chris Roerden, who can take a paragraph of hodge-podge and make meaning out of it so effortlessly." —Lee Driver, Chase Dagger Mystery Series

Dr. Eli Branch Medical Thrillers
Rupture
A. Scott Pearson
Public Anatomy
A. Scott Pearson
Oceanview Publishing
www.ascottpearson.com

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"Thank you for all your assistance with my writing life, and congratulations on all your writing success.
—A. Scott Pearson, M.D., Dr. Eli Branch Medical Thrillers

Death by a Dark Horse
Susan Schreyer
CreateSpace, 2010
www.susanschreyer.com
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"I have learned so much from you, for which I am very grateful — not only about writing, but about what good editing is. Thank you so much."
—Susan Schreyer

Limestone Gumption
Brian E. Robinson
Gale/Five Star Publishers
www.bryanrobinsonnovels.com
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Special acknowledgment goes to the professional assistance of Tommy Hays, Vicki Lane, and Chris Roerden—whose expert guidance taught me how to write fiction. —Bryan E. Robinson

Tide of Darkness: The Lost Colony Theater Murders
Joseph L. S. Terrell
Bella Rosa Books
www.bellarosabooks.com/
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The Susan Chase Mystery Series
Color Her Dead
Steve Brown
Stripped to Kill
Steve Brown    
When Dead Is Not Enough
Steve Brown
Dead Kids Tell No Tales Steve Brown
Hurricane Party Steve Brown
Sanctuary of Evil
Steve Brown
Chick Springs Publishing
www.susanchase.com
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"I never had an editor before
who treated me as a colleague
and offered input regarding
the subject and readability.
In the past I have only had an editor who worked on my
grammar. Chris, I want you
to be all that you can be
and show me how to be a
better author."
—Steve Brown, Susan Chase Mystery Series; Independent Women Novels of Suspense; and The Charleston Thriller Series

Standalone Novels
Fallen Stars Steve Brown
Radio Secrets
Steve Brown
Rescue
Steve Brown
Woman Against Herself
Steve Brown
River of Diamonds Steve Brown
The Charleston Ripper Steve Brown
The Pirate and the Belle Steve Brown
The Charleston Vampire Steve Brown
The Charleston Ripper Steve Brown
The Old Maids Club
Steve Brown
Chick Springs Publishing
http://www.chicksprings.com
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Scorpion House Maria Hudgins
Amazon Kindle
www.Amazon.com
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"I took your advice on almost everything and changed several parts to add more action and more suspense. I also changed the name to Scorpion House because, as you said, [the working title] doesn't sound like a mystery." — Maria Hudgins

YOUNG ADULT


Matty's War Carroll Thomas
Smith & Kraus Publishers
www.mattytrescott.com

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Restoration in the Barrens
Joe Riederer
Big Bluestem Press
Winner of the Council for Wisconsin Writers' Arthur Tofte Juvenile Fiction Award

www.bigbluestempress.com
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GENERAL FICTION



Realizing You: A Novel Approach to Changing Your Life
Ron Doades with Susan Sloate
www.
realizingyoubook.com
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"Your skilled editorial assistance added immeasurably to Realizing You"
—Ron Doades


Hanging Out with Shorts & Short Shorts
Morris Gandelman Edit It Publications
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Click here for IV: Selected Nonfiction Books Edited for Others
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