You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children. –Madeleine L’Engle
Here’s a SparkNotes version of my story.
I am living a childhood dream: I work in a publishing house surrounded by books and people who love books. It’s as wonderful as you might imagine; it’s harder work than you might imagine. As a senior developmental editor, I’m privileged to help nonfiction authors shape their stories and realize their dreams of publication.
Before entering the publishing industry, I worked in higher ed marketing, taught college writing, and founded Word Ninja writing and editing services.
When I’m not editing books or contributing to ThePerennialGen, the blog collective I co-founded, I’m filling a 5-subject notebook with my second young adult fantasy.
I believe words and stories should always offer hope. I find that hope in my love for my family, in time spent hiking the local forests, and in my acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord of my life.
A Chasing After the Wind (forthcoming) follows 15-year-old Hattie as she discovers a rare gift to heal bleeders in a post-Depression world of strict religious beliefs and superstition that is ruled by her Grandma Mymie, the town healer. — Young Adult (YA) historical/supernatural
Series in progress — Armed only with a few weird relics — including their weapon-wielding Aunt Esther — adopted siblings Asher, Quinn, and Gracie fight three entities from their countries of birth to save the people and place they call home. — YA fantasy