There are two great loves of my life. Well . . . okay, three: Jesus, family, and books. I fell in love with reading when a short, Hispanic woman used to read me the classics, such as The Pokey Little Puppy and Good Night, Little Bear. (She was my mother.) My love for books never left me. So when I went to Liberty University it seemed only natural that I’d choose a major where I had to read scores of books, write dozens of research papers, take classes such as creative writing and southern fiction, and complete an internship with a publishing house.
Once I graduated with my BA in English and married the one person I could never get enough of, I was lucky enough to start working as a developmental editor for a publishing house–reading, writing, editing, working with authors, trying to keep up with deadlines, and making good use of online dictionaries. After a decade of working for a traditional publisher, I had my third baby and decided to transition to freelance work. Along with being an editor, I’m the author of After the Rain, Looks Like Love, The Romano Family Collection (a trio of foodie novels), and the award-winning novel The Last Summer.
My husband and I make our home in Virginia, where we live with our beautiful daughter, Ashtyn Noel, our adorable son, Lincoln Everett, and our sweet little Lillian Paisley. When I’m not editing manuscripts or writing novels, I love traveling, watching movies with Jeff, baking any kind of cheesecake, browsing bookstores, reading, and keeping up with friends.
I love reading and reviewing novels, if you’d like me to post a review for a book you’ve written or if you’re looking for a freelance copyeditor, substantive editor, or proofer, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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*2017 Bookvana Award for Chick lit/Womens Lit