Houston Writers Guild Annual Conference

Tomorrow will be a big day for this editor! I’m going to be a speaker at the Houston Writers Guild annual conference. My presentation is called “Preparing to Work with and Later Working with an Editor.” It was an honor to be asked to speak. I’ll also serve on the Q&A panel again with a few literary agents.

This conference is a big event in the Houston writing community, and it offers so many great resources for writers (both beginners and pros). Some writers set up tables to promote their latest works, other professionals in the publishing industry feature their skills and services, and a few agents make themselves available to hear pitches from writers. Registration is available via the link above. Come say hi if you see me!

Editor Amy

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A Great New Children’s Book

I had the pleasure of working with author Denise Ditto Satterfield on her first book in the series The Tooth Collector Fairies. It’s truly a sweet, special children’s book, and I’m so happy that it came out how it did. Check it out here.

Here’s a brief description:

“In the magical land of Brushelot, it is Batina’s first day collecting teeth. She is determined that her humongous wings will not interfere with her mission. But on her way back, with a tooth secure in her pouch, her wings cause her to tumble, and the tooth is lost. Batina must call on her best friends, Lainey the brainiac and little Lulu, to work together to save the day.”

This book is even coming to life as a musical at a local performing arts center!

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I enjoy keeping up with many clients, even after our work together is done. Many of them have produced amazing works and are on their way to making even more. There are a lot of great ideas out there, and I’d love to help as many authors as possible reach their goals.

Editor Amy

Another Successful Client

I just love when my clients meet their ultimate writing goals. It’s a great feeling when they come back to me and excitedly tell me that their books (that I edited) have been published. I know how important their work is to them, and it’s a privilege to help shape those books into even greater works.

This children’s book was written by Cathey Nickell, and it’s such a unique concept and has beautiful illustrations to go with it. It’s available here.

Here’s a description: “Arthur Zarr is a quiet man with few friends. His life is rather plain, and his car is plain too. But not for long! Mr. Zarr finds happiness and makes friends by building an amazing art car. In this whimsical story, children learn about recycling, community, friendship building, and the power of imagination. The book includes a History of Art Cars page for readers who’ve never heard of this creative form of artistic expression.”

Those of you still working toward publishing goals, keep at it! And if you’d like my help, please let me know.

Merry Christmas!

Editor Amy