I was recently interviewed by the talented author and poet Leslie Tate about my work as a developmental editor. You can read the interview here: https://leslietate.com/2018/10/5984/
For the writers and would-be writers who follow this blog, I’ve just uploaded a new resource to my editing website–a list of helpful books to get you started. Just scroll to the bottom of the page to download the free PDF titled ‘Books about the writing process’.
Over on my editing website I’m sharing part two of my Adventures in Book Mapping series and a #FREE book mapping template. If you’re a writer you might be interested in learning more about this helpful revision tool. Here’s the link: https://kendraolsoneditorial.com/2017/09/06/adventures-in-book-mapping-part-2/
Over on my editorial website, I have a new blog post about my experience with book mapping. https://kendraolsoneditorial.com/blog/
I’m now offering Manuscript Appraisals and Mentoring as well as Developmental Editing. For more information, please visit: https://kendraolsoneditorial.com/
For those of you who are looking for some assistance with your writing / publishing which does not include the above, you may wish to check out these helpful links: https://kendraolsoneditorial.com/additional-resources-for-writers/
Being a big fan of the Selkie Moon Mystery series, I was delighted when Virginia offered to let me be involved with the editing of book 3, The Third Note. Of course, I said I’d love to. One of the great pleasures of editing is being able to appreciate a book on a deeper level. Watching the story develop and take flight was a privilege. Getting to read it again later, as a regular reader would, only enhanced the experience.
There’s a pattern here—the losing and the finding take me on incredible journeys of discovery. Things I need to know about myself. It’s what happened when I lost my memory and had to travel across the world to get it back. I mustn’t forget what I discovered then: that the answers are in my own heart.
Virginia King weaves a mystical web of suspense, psychic intuition and self-discovery in The Third Note. With Selkie now attempting to settle in Hawaii, her great-grandmother Bridie’s much delayed parcel comes as a huge surprise to her. Why did Bridie wait until 35 years after her death to send it to her, and what is the significance of her mysterious gift? While Selkie knows that Bridie was Irish, she doesn’t know why she left Ireland nor why she chose Selkie as the recipient.
When Selkie meets up with her old friend Davina, she asks Selkie to accompany her on a trip to Ireland—Davina’s birthplace. Davina has secrets of her own which need investigating. Selkie figures it’s the perfect opportunity to do some research into her own family history. What she finds will both shock her and have far reaching repercussions.
Exploring the idea that our past affects our present far more than we realise, The Third Note is a chilling, yet thoughtful, page turner with a good dose of humour thrown in to lighten things up.
If you enjoyed the first two books in the Selkie Moon Mystery series, then you’ll love The Third Note. In fact, even if you didn’t read the first two books in the series, chances are you’ll be fascinated enough by book 3 that you’ll want to go back and read them too. Oh yes, and, did I mention there’s a free prequel available on Virginia’s website?
The Third Note is available from Amazon.
You can purchase the first two novels in the Selkie Moon Mystery series from Amazon.
Download Laying Ghosts, the free prequel to the Selkie Moon Mystery series here: http://www.selkiemoon.com/laying-ghosts/
Check out Virginia’s website to learn more about the series and Virginia’s writing: http://www.selkiemoon.com/
Like her page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/selkiemoonmysteries/
Follow her on Twitter: @selkiemoonbooks
Some of you may have noticed that my Developmental Editing Service page has now moved. I’ve decided to give it a home of its own and to keep this blog as a space dedicated to my writing and book reviewing.
You can visit my new website at: https://kendraolsoneditorial.com/
Besides my own editing service, I’ve listed a few other services I recommend for new authors. I’d love it if you visited and let me know your thoughts. 🙂
Meanwhile, I’d better get back to my book reviewing–it’s been awhile!
Announcing the launch of my new developmental editing service for writers of fiction and creative non-fiction. Are you a writer who needs a bit of extra help with your manuscript? Or are you simply curious as to what developmental editing involves? You can learn more about developmental editing, and how it can help your writing, by clicking here: https://kendraolson.wordpress.com/development-editing-service/