From Stone Mountain, GA

I had never heard of Stone Mountain, GA before we started planning this trip, but it was a place Mark wanted to see.  It just so happened that I have another friend I had never met before who lives on the opposite side of Atlanta and he and his wife were free to meet us tonight.  Here are today’s pictures: Continue reading

Messin’ around with my site

Today is the first working day in California when I’ve been unemployed as a Workamper.  Mark has this week left to work and then we have a couple weeks to get packed up and head to Oregon for several weeks.  So I’ve spent today doing research for my editing business and working on my web site. Continue reading


Modesty prevents me from singing my own praises, but one of my authors has done so on YouTube!  John Greaves III is in the process of a rewrite on his book for Young Adults called A Different Kind of Giant.  His was the first book my newly formed team tackled together, so the credit goes to Donna and Mark as well.  Here is the link: Continue reading

Repost from John Greaves III

I had taken a break from editing for a few months as we prepared to move from Oregon, and then for the first few months we were in California.  Then I posted a question on LinkedIn about wanting to get some children’s or young adult books to edit, and John Greaves wrote to inquire about me editing his YA book.  Tonight he sent me a post he’d written on his blog, and he gave me permission to repost it here. Continue reading

New service offered

It’s been over a week since I posted the last of Nate’s story.  Mark and I moved to a new space in the same location this week and we’ve been occupied with making the change.  However, I have some exciting editing news!  I have formed a team with two other people for editing manuscripts.  I have always done three read-throughs of a Continue reading

Bless me, Father! It’s been a couple days since my last post!

My posts may be rather sporadic during the month of July as we get ready to move.  We had a garage sale last weekend, but didn’t sell as much as we’d hoped to, so we’re going to have another garage sale this weekend.  We’re still looking for homes for our cats.  We’re sorting through what to put in storage and what to get rid of and what will fit in our Continue reading

Final notes from the SCBWI picnic

My last two posts have been notes from Lisa Nowak’s talk at the SCBWI.  I took some of my own notes from her talk too.  A spare tidbit for you writers is that you don’t have to stick with one way of publishing.  You can self-publish and get picked up by a traditional publisher, as Christopher Paolini did.  (He wrote the Inheritance series; a fantasy Continue reading