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Author Services

I offer a variety of Author Services to the general public:

  • Book Assessments
  • Editing – books, articles, etc.
  • Ghostwriting
  • Media Exposure Action Plans
  • Brochure Copy
  • Newsletters
  • Blogs
  • Market Reports for Specific Genres
  • Website Content
  • Business Letters
  • Perspective Market Lists for Specific Bodies of Work
  • Book Proposals
  • Ministry Development
  • And more…

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My writing background

I have spent years in the true vein of freelance writing, accumulating hundreds of bylines in various publications.

I’ve written in many areas including journalistic reporting, poetry, devotionals, articles, essays, teaching materials, ministry development programs, newsletters, website copy, blogs and more.

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I’m particularly fond of writing for anthologies, publishing twice in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series books.

I have contributed to many devotional series books including those for young adults and teen girls such as Steve Russo’s random thoughts and Barbour Publishing’s God Hearts Me. I also write adult devotionals for Standard Publishing. (See My Books page for more)

I was the co-compiler and contributor of Thank You for Your Hero, a book published for those grieving the loss of military personnel. All the proceeds from the book are currently being donated to www.fallenwarriors.org.

My own books are geared directly toward the writing community.

The Heart of a Ready Scribe: 52 Reflections for Writers continues to be well received by the writing community. The book is the recipient of the following awards:

  • 2013 Xulon Christian Choice Award
  • 2012 Indie Excellence Finalist
  • 2012 USA Best Book Award

I am currently working on a six-part series for writers entitled, Let’s Write!.

Awards

  • 2013 Xulon Christian Choice Award
  • 2012 Indie Excellence Finalist
  • 2012 USA Best Book Award
  • 2007-2010 Poetry Judge for IWA! Statewide Poetry Competition
  • 2006 IWA! Writer of the Year
  • 2005 East Texas Writers Association Poetry Award
  • 2005 IWA! Poetry Award
  • 2004 IWA! Poetry Award
  • 2003 Writers Digest Honorable Mention Nonrhyming Poetry

Affiliations

  • Creator and Facilitator of WLG Writers Life Group (2010 to Present)
  • C.S. Lewis Foundation Writers Workshop Coordinator
  • IWA! Writing Group Member
  • American Christian Writers Member
  • Christian Writers Fellowship International Member
  • Extraordinary Story Tellers Speaker Board
  • Volunteer Lay Minister at Lakewood Church, Houston, Texas.

 

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