PLEASE REFRESH YOUR SCREEN
To new writers:
Thank you for being interested in my editing. I have always been devoted to helping all writers develop more effective writing skills, which is why...
I wrote two books on writing techniques specifically for you: Don't Murder Your Mystery, and Don't Sabotage Your Submission. Each contains the same advice, so I do not expect anyone to buy both. (You can read Part I, which is the same for both books, when you return to the Home page.)
I'm happy to continue speaking at writers' workshops and conferences, as well as for groups of any size.
Since the publication of these two books for writers, each was nominated for several major national awards, then won so many of them and received ever-increasing distribution resulting from terrific "word-of-mouth" spread by readers — for which I am thrilled and very grateful — my workload has grown to the point that I am no longer able to add new writers to my existing client list. I am very fortunate to have a substantial number of authors I've been working with for some time continuing to keep me quite busy.
I am currently working on my 12th and final book, available — I hope — by mid-to late-2016. If you'd like me to notify you when it becomes available, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I truly wish I could take on every manuscript that's sent to me, but that's not possible. However, much of what you need to get right, especially if you are a new writer, I have already gifted to you in the form of a Don't book and also will provide by a workshop presented to your organization.
Please click the microphone on the home page of this website to see where I'm presenting next. And for writers within traveling distance of the High Point, NC, library, I'm almost always available to talk with you or offer a workshop as part of the many free programs that Sisters in Crime of the Triad offers 10 Sundays a year. Details at www.murderwewrite.org
Thank you so much for your interest,
(This page revised September 1, 2015)
PS: If you are curious to see what I had asked all new writers to provide — that is, when I did take on first-time writers — you may click here.