I have worked on over sixty books plus many more short stories, blogs, and websites, and here is a list of just a few of the various published books that I have had the honor to work on. I have worked on fantasy, young adult, middle grade, self-help, educational, Christian, and children's books just to name a few. For these books listed below, I have provided either line editing, copy editing, proofreading, or a combination of those services.
GOLD WINNER - 2017 Literary Classics Book Awards, Fantasy Fiction
He needs to stop a war. She needs to start a revolution. Can they combine forces in time to stop the predators from using their political ambitions to destroy the fragile peace between the Realms?
For Chiari and Matthias to succeed, they must uncover a conspiracy of continental proportions and join forces to root out the war-mongers who are threatening to destroy the fragile peace between the Realms. But Vampires aren't the only monsters hiding in the dark—and they're not the only predators our for blood. Their shared hope of preventing the coming war may be nothing more than another impossible dream.
Light in My Dark (Beyond the Wall Book 1) by Jean Gilbert & William Dresden
Two boys love her. Two worlds need her. Only she can save them both.
Sixteen-year-old Harper Deveraux has longed for an adventure ever since her mother died of cancer four years ago. Much to her dismay, she is stuck in Glen Eden, a small mountain town in upstate New York, that does little to fuel her hopes and dreams.
Another year of high school has begun, and with the Moon Dance only a few weeks away, Harper suddenly finds herself torn between the affections of two boys: her best friend Jack and a new boy from the city named Knes who might not be from this world.
Strange things begin to happen in Glen Eden when Harper uncovers a mystery that involved her mother and a realm shrouded in darkness that lies beyond the wall...a realm that Knes intends to take her to. Only Jack stands in his way.
Light in My Dark is an action-packed, modern YA fantasy, filled with dark forces, love, and self-discovery.
African Women Connect: How I started and grew a networking group of African immigrant women for friendship, business, and community by Rita Jackson Apaloo
African Women Connect (AWC) was created for African immigrant women to come together, get to know each other, build valuable relationships, share experiences and resources, and find solutions to issues affecting them and their community. This book is about the founder’s experiences starting and growing AWC, a social and professional networking group, over a period of six years. This was accomplished through events involving over four hundred attendees from twenty different African countries and the United States. Through experimentation and observation and implementing a set of guiding principles, the founder, Ms. Apaloo, was able to generate interests and build on what was most common. She relied on social norms in African immigrant communities in the United States in general and Minnesota in particular. Her story includes successes, missteps, and discoveries along the way.
A Game of Truths by Karen Ann Wirtz
There are no monsters under the bed, and things that go "bump" in the night are just the product of an overactive imagination--or are they?
Little sisters aren't always made of sugar, spice, and all things nice--but annoying little pests. Just ask Owen and Hugh, Imogen's bigger twin brothers who are tired of their four-year-old sibling constantly getting them into trouble and lying about it.
The two teenagers are woken up by a loud crash one night--and discover that Imogen has gone missing and their parents are in a deep sleep from which they cannot be woken. Frantically searching the house and garden, they soon find themselves in the forest--a dark, foreboding place at night filled with dangerous secrets.
As the boys venture deeper into the forest, they find themselves dragged into a world filled with mysterious creatures--some out to help them, others dark creatures who seek to harm them.
One thing is for sure: they have only a few short hours to find Imogen and get back home before it's too late.
As Owen and Hugh race against the relentless ticking-down of the clock, they find themselves battling monsters in a magical dimension. Breakfast is coming--and if they don't find Imogen before sunrise, they may never see her again. Can Owen and Hugh triumph against the darkness and rescue their sister?
After living the nomadic lifestyle of a military child, Aster Finlay’s father is retiring, and her family is settling down into a more “normal” life. But when Aster discovers that she can communicate with animals, she realizes her life is going to be anything but normal.
Have you tried diet and exercise programs before, only to find you can never stick with anything, or that the weight just won't come off? Or maybe you're physically fit but nothing else in life is quite adding up. You are not alone. Every year people all over the world commit themselves to living a healthier life and shedding their extra weight, and every year most people fail.
If this describes you, you need this book. The reason you have failed in your other efforts is because none of those other programs showed you the secret to fitness success. They only gave you part of the puzzle. This book shows you that the real power to get healthy, physically fit, and lose weight is your mindset. Author, and personal trainer, Charlie S. Dannelly II teaches you the secrets to developing a fitness mindset inside his powerful book, Power of the Fitness Mind.
The Goal House: Jacob's Super Summer of Success by Monica Luedecke
Jacob learns during the last week of school that he must decide on a problem to fix over the summer, fix it, and then write a report about it. When summer is over and school begins again, Jacob and his fifth-grade classmates will all have to make presentations about their summer projects. Jacob's friends introduce Jacob to Mimi and The Goal House. There, he and his friends learn how to set a goal and overcome obstacles as they race against time over the summer to complete their projects. Throughout it all, Mimi and the Goal House are indispensable to Jacob and his friends, who need a place to share their progress and a mentor who will help them be successful.
HR Matters: What you don't know can hurt your ministry by Cindy Powell
Don’t let what you don’t know keep your ministry from reaching its highest potential! As Christ-followers, ministries should be “the best of the best” as employers. Unfortunately, this is not how the staff of most churches and nonprofits describe their work environment. Ministry leaders want to provide a healthy work environment, yet most overlook the critical importance HR matters play in the overall health and success of any organization—including churches and nonprofits. Don’t believe the old adage that what you don’t know won’t hurt you. When it comes to HR matters, what you don’t know can hurt you. In fact, it probably is hurting you and holding back the full impact of your ministry.
HR Matters is here to help! This manuscript provides an easy-to-read overview of areas related human resources and staff satisfaction that are often overlooked by ministries. You will be challenged and equipped to demonstrate the same level of excellence and commitment to your staff, and in your employment practices, as you do in fulfilling your organization’s primary mission. Jesus is worthy of our absolute best in every area--including the way we conduct ourselves as employers.
Bewaji is a 24-year old woman who is hired to investigate a strange case involving an American woman romantically involved with a man living in Nigeria. The presumption is that the woman is a victim of one of the popular "romance scams." Will her suspicions be proven right?
Wura's Woodin Adventures (The Aso-Ebi Chronicles Book 2) by Sharon Abimbola Salu
Someone has been stealing expensive jewelry from Alhaja Munirat Rahman, a fabric and jewelry merchant. It is up to Wura Oyelese, her 20-something year old niece, to unmask the culprit.
As she nurtures a budding romance with the self-proclaimed suave efiko, Kola Adegbenro, and pursues the highly-coveted title of Miss UNILAG, will Wura catch the thief?
Lara's Lace Adventures (The Aso-Ebi Chronicles Book 3) by Sharon Abimbola Salu
One picture can change everything ...
Lara Adefuye stumbles on an old picture, which brings her face-to-face with the bitter truth behind her name. Then, a chance reunion with an old university classmate leads her to start an adventure of her own, working undercover as a private investigator at a prestigious secondary school. As Lara works to solve a puzzling mystery, she discovers the power of relationships, especially when she finds herself entwined in a romance she was not expecting.
Set in Lagos, Nigeria, Lara's Lace Adventures is the third novella in the Aso-Ebi Chronicles, a series of novellas following the lives of four young Nigerian women, solving crimes and finding love in the ever-busy Lagos metropolis.
Violet's Velvet Adventures (The Aso-Ebi Chronicles Book 4) by Sharon Abimbola Salu
Violet Edem leads a relatively boring life as a Finance teacher at a community college in Houston, Texas. Her love life is just as boring as her job, until the unexpected happens. Two men waltz into her life and Violet must decide which one of them has a future with her.
Then as she prepares for a wedding, something terrible happens to the groom. Violet is unwittingly swept up in solving a mystery where she discovers that the past may very well hold the key to the future.
Set in Houston, Texas and Lagos, Nigeria, Violet's Velvet Adventures is the 4th Novella in the Aso-Ebi Chronicles.
Airbrush Temporary Tattoos: Turn your HOBBY into a money making BUSINESS! by Michelle Marriott
Airbrush tattoos are definitely a unique industry. We are the best kind of different. We entertain, we create, and our amazing artwork is worn with pride by our clients.
If you have been looking for a way to earn extra money part-time that can earn you a full-time income, or if you are looking for something different in the unique world of the children’s entertainment industry, you’ve come to the right place. There has never been a better time to become an airbrush tattoo artist.
If you are thinking about starting up an airbrush tattoo business, or if you have started an airbrush tattoo business and found it hard to get work because you didn’t know how, then this little gem of a book is perfect for you!
PRELUDE: Prequel to the SONATA Series by Mari Rey
Twilight meets The Omen in this brand new paranormal gothic romance with a supernatural twist.
Sparks fly when enigmatic pianist Leo helps violinist Miranda Castillo pass an audition to the prestigious Harkness Conservatory. The way she plays when they're together goes beyond anything she's experienced. But while Miranda is impressing the scholarship panel, another candidate goes missing.
From that moment, something ungodly seeps into Miranda's life. The question is--did the music draw in the forces of darkness? Or was it already there?
A gothic romance about two young music students who must face demons and turn to the better angels of their nature.
Sonata: A Paranormal Gothic Romance: Volume 1 by Mari Rey
Sparks fly when pianist Leo steps in to help Miranda audition for a violin scholarship to the prestigious Harkness Conservatory. He's intense, patient, gorgeously French, and he plays the piano like a dream. The way they play the Kreutzer Sonata goes beyond anything she's experienced.
But while 17-year old Miranda is impressing the panel, another candidate goes missing. From that moment, something ungodly seeps into her life. The question is - did the music draw in the forces of darkness? Or was it already there?
Oblivious to the ongoing search for the missing musician, Miranda and Leo travel to a medieval town in France, to perform in a prize-winners' concert. Their attraction intensifies, even as Leo is revealed to have disturbing, even violent, family connections. Miranda is warned off...but it may already be too late.
Only a secretive, ancient sect can protect Miranda now. How can she accept their help when she can't quite accept that she's in danger?
The King's Daughters (Tales of the Seelie Court Book 1) by Sarah Tanzmann
In this first part of a series of magical tales about the Fair Folk, the Faerie King of Tír na nÓg is caught in a battle between his two warring daughters, Titania and Ophira. As one strives to bring down her father, the other is plotting her revenge against her scheming sister. The king now has a fateful decision to make because he can’t save them both.
Broken Bonds (Tales of the Seelie Court Book 2) by Sarah Tanzmann
In this second installment of Tales of the Seelie Court young Siân is faced with the consequences of the King's Battle. Together with her mother she is sent to Blackpond to aid the pookas, but they are ready to sever their bond with the faeries. As Siân's world threatens to fall apart, she finds comfort in the arms of the pooka Ifor.
Whether you want to quickly learn to knit simple, evenly spaced stitches or more advanced techniques, this step-by-step guide shows you how to knit reversible, double knit fabrics on a double rake loom. This unique book uses innovative looping diagrams and clearly written knitting charts to illustrate how to wrap yarn on a loom to form over 38 stitches, including 11 original ones. You will be amazed by the results!
- Learn basic knitting techniques, including how to cast on, knit, and bind off.
- Learn intermediate skills, including how to seam, shape, and add buttonholes and beads.
- Learn advanced color knitting techniques, including intarsia and stranded knitting.
- Learn how to knit 38 stitches, including basic, beaded, brioche, slip, and cable stitches.
- Includes over 100 photographs, 100 illustrations, and 40 charts.
- Includes links to videos and to the first knitting calculator for double rake knit fabric at www.rakeknitting.com.
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced knitter, this unique book will lead you by the hand through a beautifully illustrated collection of twenty-five easy-to-knit patterns for sweaters, skirts, and accessories. You will be amazed at how quickly you can knit intricate, evenly stitched projects for yourself or your family. Now you can enjoy the rhythmic tranquility and sense of accomplishment that comes from handmade work!
- Includes patterns for sweaters, a suit, gloves, scarves, hats, a saddle bag, and more.
- Includes easy-to-follow written summaries, looping diagrams, and knitting charts that illustrate each project.
- Includes instructions for custom fitting patterns for children and adults, as well as a
The FIRST stitch dictionary for double rake knitting
- Over 100 beaded, brioche, slip, rib, and cable stitches!
- Over 50 original stitches!
- Knitting instructions include written summaries, looping diagrams and knitting charts!
- Over 100 photographs, 80 illustrations, and 50 charts!
- Links to how-to-videos, patterns, and knitting tools www.RakeKnitting.com!
Adam's lifesaving discovery is about to destroy his life.
It isn't Adam's fault that he is six hours late for his date with the lovely Emma Caseton. He's dead. Or at least, he was. After waking up in a morgue freezer completely free of injury, he isn't so sure what he is anymore.
Emma is a fellow student of biological studies at the University of Minnesota, and her brilliant mind just might be what will help him figure it out...if she can forgive him for being late to their date.
Now alone, with nothing but a borrowed hospital gown, Adam has to resort to desperate measures to reach Emma and discover what brought him back.
RE-BUILT (The Adam Fitzgerald Serial Book 2) by NT Jenks
With his life in shreds, Adam tries to build an existence he can live with.
Adam's life has been pulled into pieces by the theft of his discovery: the Lazarus Coleps . He has tried to make something of himself after losing everything, but his new job as a structural iron worker feels like a bandaid over the gaping wound that used to be his hopes and dreams. After running into his ex's old roommate, Tracy, Adam finds out that his enemies are worse than he imagined.
Re-Built, the followup to the biological thriller Lazarus Coleps, will haunt you with the lengths that the conspirators took to steal everything from Adam, and he will surprise you with what he will do to bring them down.