Memoir Ghostwriter

I make experts into authors.

My first project in 2004 was working for Denny and Lisa Bellesi, the originators of the Kingdom Assignment missions plan. I helped them with the second book in a series of three, Kingdom Assignment Two. It was an enjoyable and successful project. Though they ended up self publishing it they have marketed all of their books around the world with their innovative ministry.

I began freelance editing in 1999, with A-1 Editing Services in Oregon. I worked primarily with beginning novelists, helping them perfect their fiction craft, improve their overall writing skills, and develop revision strategies in order to successfully complete a rewrite of their work. Several have gone onto publication. I edited over one hundred books during my time with A-1.

In 2005 I began freelance editing for Christian Manuscript Critique Service. I’ve edited novels, theology, memoirs, and self-help books. Many of my clients went on to publication.

Since 1999 I’ve edited over 200 books of every genre.

From 2004 to 2012 I was the Director of the OC Christian Writers Conference held annually each spring in Irvine, California. During this time, the conference has grown to become one of the largest one-day inspirational conferences in California.

In 2011, over 250 people were in attendance at Mariners Church in Irvine to hear a diverse panel of writers, agents and editors from major Christian publishers.

In 2005 my first novel, Leonardo's Chair, was published by River Oak Publishers. It’s an art mystery based on Da Vinci’s life. It received good reviews and sold well.

From 2008 to 2011, I was an adjunct professor at Biola University where I taught freshman composition. I worked with freshman, teaching and motivating them to write with excellence and precision.

In May 2012 I won a Norman Mailer Fellowship and lived on Cape Cod for a month where I completed a draft of my fourth novel, Road to Delano. A truly invigorating experience, I lived in Provincetown, and wrote every day, all day, for five weeks.

Since 1999 I’ve mentored writers, edited books, and written books of almost every genre.

I recently complete a memoir for Natalie Suleman, Lost and Found. It will be published by BenBella Books.

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