I am an adventurous sort, always into something... I was also the kid you saw in the field sitting alone with a book for company. I read to my brothers and sisters at night and later to my children. I am a Texas Lady, born and bred and I love this State, but I love the North Georgia Mountains and Colorado. I love everywhere I have traveled because I see beauty in all things.
I have priorities like God and family... then writing is a close third. The true love(s) of my life are my children, but my passion is the written word.
I have honed my craft over a lifetime of experience working in Journalism Law, Private Investigations, Newspaper Journalism, and Publishing. I have written the first book of a trilogy I call “The Gaia Factor.” More about that later.
As I became involved in Writer’s Groups online and began to Beta Read Manuscripts I realized what fantastic stories are languishing out there for lack of direction and just a little help. In the writing of my own novel. I felt I would be more comfortable with another set of eyes so I paid an editor (previously unknown to me) to edit my manuscript...what a fiasco! She did a terrible job for a lot of money. Wasted time, effort and funds! Lesson learned. The struggle is real.
There are some high quality, excellent editors out there that are worth every penny! I feel like I could offer a service, somewhere in between... depending on the amount of work involved for a more reasonable rate than I see in the market today. I am well qualified to offer assistance to other writers in their journey. I have been doing just that for years!
So... I decided to offer a variety of services so that almost everyone can afford some type of direction and assistance if they feel they need help.
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Qualifications and Experience
When I was young my first job was with a Newspaper, The Crosby Times Review. The Owner’s name was Roy Foster and he taught me a lot with his ability to assess a situation quickly, how to interview people and respond to them so that they were comfortable giving me the information I needed. In my writing, he took me from journalism class into the real world and gave me experience in how to capture people’s attention with just the ‘right words’ that enable them to understand and experience the moment I am writing about. During these years he acted as an Agent for me and I published in several magazines, A Ladies Journal that was local and Reader's Digest and Better Homes and Gardens. He also sent me back to school to learn to take pictures. Not that it helped much, I am a terrible photographer.
I had a couple kids and then a couple more. I went back to school and became a paralegal and I loved it. There was something new everyday and it also gave me a solid opportunity to help people, on a daily basis. I loved the work because my job was writing and research, (after a fashion) and knowing without a doubt that I made a difference in someone’s life. I began in Federal Law and learned most of it over a 10-year period. I wrote briefs, constructed reports, did research, and evidential reports. I was trained by Law Enforcement and FBI in CEU's, classes and and eventually worked with the same It wasn’t creative writing... but it was close and some of that stuff you can’t make up anyway!
During this time I continued to write and was published in three Collaborative Novels of fiction and I served as developmental editor and line editor for the first book. I wrote the outline and articles on Human Trafficking that were used for a Showcase on Discovery ID, and published in several sources, online and tabloid. I have been published in Coffee Table Books, most specifically Viva Texas. Contributing writer to online news and human interest stories. Some of them I probably don't remember.
When my last child spread her wings and flew, I had some time on my hands and went to work for the Private Investigation Company. Someday, we will write a book about that adventure, but again I was in a place to practice and hone my craft as well as make a contribution, which is important to me.
Then I met Julie Corley who had just opened the Hill Country Herald Newspaper in the beautiful Texas Hill Country! The rest, as they say, is history. We became friends and ultimately spread our wings into the publishing world, where we publish two Texas Hill Country Visitor's Guides each year and books/mag on local lore! Sadly, she closed the paper in December of 2018, but we will continue the Visitor's Guides.
A few years ago, I met someone who is literally, the wind beneath my wings.
He encouraged me to write that book I was always talking about...
So, I did. Check out the Page Gaia Factor Trilogy. (Not Published-Querying 2019)
I still work for the PI Company and the Publishing Company in a limited capacity.
Mostly, I write...