Collections Galore!

Hello everyone! My editing schedule has kept me hopping lately. I’ve been working on a few different collections from different authors.

I transitioned from the Transmonstrified project over to a project from dark fiction writer Jack Campbell, Jr. He’s working on putting together a collection of his short stories–both published and not–that he’s written up to this point in his writing career.

All Manner of Dark Things is very different from the fantasy collection I just came off of, but it’s been fun and challenging in its own right.

all-manner-of-dark-things-frontI’ve only got a couple more stories left to edit for him, and then I’ll send it back his way. He’s hoping to get this thing out sometime in April or May. If you like horror and dark fiction/fantasy, this is the collection for you. Jack manages to balance horror and humor within this collection, although I will admit it can be pretty bleak at times. He is a master of capturing the darker sides of the human condition.

I’ll put out an update here when it’s available for purchase. It will be available in ebook form, and I know he’s pricing it very reasonably.

Once I put this collection to rest, I will dive into Slow Boat to Fast City. I finally got the first batch of stories from Sean Demory for that, and I’m excited to begin work on them in earnest.

Oh! And before I forget: Transmonstrified is now also available in paperback! I received my copy, and it is just gorgeous. If you are a tactile person like me, definitely go get yourself a copy. Completely worth it.

Slow Boat to Fast City

I am about to start on a project for local author Sean Demory. He recently started up a small publishing imprint called Pine Float Press. He’s putting together a collection called Slow Boat to Fast City. I’ll be editing a handful of stories for him over the next few weeks. From what I’ve read so far, it’s sort of a sci-fi meets western feel, so it’ll be a nice change of pace.

Stay tuned for more details!

New business cards have arrived!

10492277_10152656622510878_8764978439196070031_nThe first step to get my new freelance editing career up and running was to get a website.

Thanks to the amazing help of my writing friend Kevin Wohler, you are looking at my new internet home.

Once I had my website, the next step was to get business cards with website and contact information.

Again, Kevin designed me a gorgeous card using the image from the banner he created.

I got them ordered a couple of weeks ago, and they have finally arrived!

I’m excited to start handing these things out. They are super snazzy. You are welcome to take as many as you want the next time I see you, completely free of charge.

That will help me with my next step: drumming up some more amazing clients to work with.


Transmonstrified now available

Transmonstrified_ebook_FinalI am excited to announce that R.L. Naquin’s collection, Transmonstrified: Stories from Monster Haven and Other Places Close to Home, is now available for purchase!

You can find it in the following places:

Smashwords (epub or Kindle)
Amazon (Kindle)
Barnes & Noble (Nook)

We are also working on getting it formatted so that you can buy a print version, as well. I’ll let you all know when that is available. I’m excited to hold this gorgeous book in my hands!

It’s come together so nicely, and it’s already sitting up next to Neil Gaiman’s newest anthology under “Hot New Releases” on Amazon.

I should have another day or two of downtime, but then I’ll be on to the next project. Stay tuned for information about what comes next!

Transmonstrified story collection

Transmonstrified_ebook_FinalI have been working with one of my favorite authors, R.L. Naquin, for the past several months to put together a collection of her short stories.

In my opinion, Rachel’s mind must be a pretty strange and wonderful place. This collection is a delicious sampling of what I imagine it might be like to go there for a short vacation.

The collection includes poetry, flash fiction, stories from her established Monster Haven world, and an awesome glimpse into her upcoming series, Mount Olympus Employment Agency.

With all this to choose from, you’ll find a story for any conceivable chunk of time you might have to read. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll probably start checking for monsters under your bed.

These are some great stories, friends. You don’t want to miss this collection.

Transmonstrified is scheduled to be published by the end of January. Sign up for Rachel’s newsletter here to be notified the minute it’s available for purchase. Really, sign up for her newsletter anyway. She doesn’t email often, and when she does, it quite often includes free stuff.

We’re putting out the ebook version first, but we are dreaming big. We’re going to do a print version, too.

How could we not, with a cover this gorgeous?

We’re putting this out through indie press Bottlecap Publishing. Keep an eye on this company. I expect great things to emerge through them, and I am hoping they’ll keep me on as editor for future projects.

Thanks for tuning in! I’ll have more news soon.

Hello world!

Here I am! I finally have an official website. That’s the biggest news there is at the moment. Things are quiet as I await news on upcoming projects.

I’ll talk about new projects, upcoming appearances, and editing tips here. Check back from time to time to see what’s new.

Feel free to email me if there’s anything else you’d like to see here.

Thanks for stopping by!