I was very proud to edit my good friend Diane Student’s debut novel, The Shattering – a fascinating Young Adult/Steampunk/Dystopia featuring an impressive 15 year-old female protagonist and a cast of compelling characters. It’s a new twist on the good versus evil theme, set far into the future:
What if you woke up in a different world – only it wasn’t a different world? For fifteen year-old Harper Lewis, that’s the dilemma she faces upon awaking in a jail cell in the year 2050 after The Shattering. In this dystopian Earth of the future, strange creatures, airships, and steam set the backdrop for a war between two brutal factions: the inhuman Dagon and the immortality-obsessed Malucians.
With the help of newfound friends Z, Cricket, Baldr, Annie Devlin, and Captain Yazu, Harper must fight her way out of this prison and find her way back home to 2013. But when circumstances conspire to test her will, she finds herself in an unenviable position: Should she risk a return home, or join her friends in battle against the evil forces of the Malucians, led by the despotic Donald Carver, and the cyborg legion of the Dagon, led by the demonic Abaddon?
Perhaps you’ve overcome countless obstacles in your life and would like to share the lessons you’ve learned with others. Or maybe you have a brilliant idea for a contemporary romance novel, a paranormal thriller, or a compelling mystery.
Well, what’s stopping you?
Could it be that although you’ve got the content or the concept, you have no idea where to begin? That in spite of your rich life experience and boundless creativity, you’re stuck….and stumped. For a variety of reasons.
Maybe writing’s just not your thing. Or, maybe you haven’t a clue as to how to find a good editor, navigate through the independent publishing process and/or use social media to connect with your audience. The consequences?
You — and most importantly — your readers are missing out. Because even though technology has leveled the playing field for new and unknown authors, your fabulous idea remains locked inside your head or hidden away in private journals because publishing and marketing in the age of the internet is just too overwhelming.
As a seasoned ghostwriter and editor, I know how to bring a client’s concept to life. Whether it’s a slightly fictionalized or straightforward memoir, or a creative work of fiction, I consult with each client to make their dream of writing and publishing a book a reality. All while remaining true to their vision and voice. Now I offer this service through Writestream Publishing, in addition to a full menu of services to enable our clients to reach their publishing goals, no matter how big or small.
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Whether it’s simple set-up and training, or ongoing social media management, we can help you create your brand; establish and maintain important relationships with your readers; and ultimately attain your desired level of success.
Please note: In the slider above, I’ve included ghostwriting, editing, web content, and social media clients. While some of these services overlap depending on the client and book, all work together to help them reach their audience.
I’m on Day 4 of Get Fit, Feel Fabulous with Britt — counting down to her Saturday debut on Writestream — and I’ve made it to my first “Cleanse.” Don’t be alarmed; this is NOT a colon cleanse (thank goodness!). Over the next two days I’ll be taking a liquid formula designed to help the body rid itself of toxins at the cellular level. Crazy at it may sound, I’ve been looking forward to this part because I’ve been on a healthy eating and exercise regimen for years — daily workouts with Leslie Sansone and/or 4-5 mile walks outside, a gallon of water a day, no sugar, no grains, no bread, good fats and protein — and the excess weight simply will not budge.
If I sat around all day typing at my computer while gorging on chocolate chips, soda, ice-cream, cake and every other fattening food, at least I’d have a good reason.
But that’s not the case.
Which is why I’m hopeful that this two-day cleanse will in fact remove the toxins that may be playing a role in this struggle. On Wednesday I return to the “Shake Days,” which include snacks and one regular meal in addition to the usual supplements.
Through it all Britt has been an amazing coach. She checks in with me every day to see how I’m doing and constantly sends motivating quotes and photos. And doing the program along my dear friend Damalis has been a blessing. By the way, after just three days I have noticed a remarkable difference in her: she’s definitely losing weight.
Although I haven’t posted any Before pics, I have in fact taken a few. But they won’t be published until I have some nice After pics to accompany them. 😉