I’ve been editing authors for more than three decades: books, stories, and articles, in fiction, memoir, and nonfiction. I’ve published a novel, Viral Times. My books — the memoir Stealing Home, plus a my historical novel Sins of Liberty — have earned their way to Finalist shortlists in the Writer’s League of Texas.
Four novelists have been traditionally published after working in my manuscript groups; one earned her way to the New York Times Bestseller List. Several of the Workshop’s writers have won or been named Finalists in the Writer’s League of Texas Manuscript Contest.
I’m the only editor and creative coach in Greater Austin who uses the methods of the Amherst Writers & Artists
to nurture and coach authors and polish their writing. Personal editing with professional results guides my work practices. I’ve been a panelist at the Writer’s League of Texas Third Thursday program
, speaking on workshopping fundamentals. I’ve been a League member for more than 25 years as a volunteer, as conference faculty, as an editing and publishing resource, and as an author. I’m a WLT Community Member.
I volunteer at the Austin Bat Cave literacy program
, tutoring in public schools. I served a three-year tour of duty in the US Army to pay for my college degree through the GI Bill. I’ve also cycled 35,000 miles over the last 18 years, starting with fundraising rides for the Hill Country Ride for AIDS. Dozens of miles a week on a bike are good practice for finishing lengthy projects like book edits.