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NF Historical

Are you into Non-Fiction Historical? “Images of America Tacoma’s Haunted History” will be out soon and in the hands of paranormal buffs. Teresa Nordheim and Ross Alison have bound together Tacoma’s paranormal history that spills over with Native American culture, mysterious deaths, and curses that linger in the shadows. You won’t want to miss this […]

Upcoming Series

If you’re like me, you like a story that lasts at least through three books. Canoples Investigations, a great young-adult syfy that keeps you turning the pages,will be at least that many. Book one is out, as advertised on this site, and book two is heading to the book world shelves as we speak. Another […]

“In There” Series Coming Along

Did you enjoy “In There”? The first book of Jill Johse’s mid-grade historical series is packed full of suspense and adventure as Linh Roberts gets transferred through time and takes on the Nazis invading Denmark. The second book of the series, “In There, Where They Fade Away” takes Linh back to the late 1800s where […]

Ghostly Clues is Out!

Kay Lalone’s Ghostly Clues is perfect for the tweens and early teens. Readers have said the thing they like the most about this story is how believable Kay makes her characters. She balances perfectly the real world with the paranormal world. She also brings in a realistic setting of a tween having to deal with […]

My Services

Block reading is not the same as your critique group. Block reading comes after your manuscript is finished, when you’re done running it through your critique group. A block reader is used when you’re ready for one last scrutinizing before you send it off. I have a keen eye when block reading that will give you that last once-over. What’s the difference? A critique group goes through your story a couple chapters at a time. Block reading is when an editor goes through the whole manuscript at one time, or a ten chapter block of your manuscript, if you prefer. If you’re a writer working on WIPS, a critique group is a must. Any successful published author will tell you critique groups are your saving grace. A block reader is just as valuable. They come in at the very end, after your manuscript has run its course through your experienced reading groups and is completely finished. The block reader reads it all the way through to make sure there is nothing your critique group missed. Why is this necessary? Because critique groups read only a few chapters at a time, then it could be two weeks later, or for some critique groups a whole month, before they get the next couple of chapters. By then, the critiquer has forgotten some of the setting or some of the details in a story, therefore not catching an inconsistency or something that doesn’t add up. This is where the fresh pair of eyes from the block reader, me, comes in. I’ve been writing for a long time, keep up with current writing techniques, and know that the Chicago Manual of Style is the final word in editing. In stories I’ve edited I’ve caught things such as, in chapter five the author wrote that a student had waist-length hair, then a few chapters later wrote that the student’s hair was shoulder-length. In chapter two the author wrote that a pair of twins was the only set in the entire family, but eleven chapters later wrote that every generation had at least one set of twins. I will scrutinize while reading your manuscript and catch these things that your critique group didn’t. I will not double book. I will read only one story at a time. There are no breaks in reading, not even one day. I will read as many chapters as you send me at one time, meaning–  I won’t read a couple chapters, and then put the manuscript down for a couple days until I can pick it back up again. So go check out my prices. I think you’ll like them. When you’re ready for my services, click the “Contact Me” button at the top of the page. Jill Johse