Category: Portfolio

May 3rd, 2019 by Melanie3101

A slightly belated update on the amazing novels I’ve had the pleasure to work on during April.

The month began with the second in Solomon Carter’s, soon to be released latest series featuring DI Hogarth, who as usual is in the thick of things – The Secret Dawn.  The first series featuring DI Hogarth is available as a four-book set. The Darkest Series – DI Hogarth – Solomon Carter

This was followed by the first in a new detective series – more information when I have it.

A complete change of scene was the first draft of a memoir about the trials and tribulations faced by a young woman in her struggle to raise and keep her family of ultimately eight children together in a time of great hardship – updates on Agnes in Bloom nearer publication.

I then had the pleasure of working on a novella by Hilary Pugh, a first time author. This prelude to a new series is now available free via her website – Bagatelle – Hilary Pugh – FREE copy.

The brilliant sci-fi novel, Federation, by Tony Harmsworth will also be available soon – again, more details to follow.

Moira and Mammy travel to Vietnam in Michelle Vernal’s third novel in the O’Mara’s – Guesthouse on the Green series – available to pre-order now. What Goes on Tour – Michelle Vernal

And the month ended with the third in the revenge thriller series by Sharon M Thompson, also soon to be published.  Secrets and Vengeful the first two in the series are available now.

 

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April 29th, 2019 by Melanie3101

The wink of an eye and life can change for ever.

 

Rosalie fell in love when Piers winked at her across the top of a grand piano.

But soon there was a distance of 11,000 miles between them. And a lot more besides…

Can a Scottish detective with a limp mend Rosalie’s broken heart?

 

To find out sign up for a FREE copy of Bagatelle.

 

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April 25th, 2019 by Melanie3101

I would like to give a big shout-out to all the Indie authors who are producing such wonderful stories.

There is not much I will give Amazon credit for but the revolution in the publishing industry that has allowed so many new authors to have their work published has been amazing and as a result, many superb stories that would never have seen the light of day are now reaching readers.

Yes, there may be some dross slip through, but the authors with whom I’ve been privileged to work over the last few years are writing fantastic novels in a wide variety of genres.

I’m now lucky enough to be working with some first-time authors as well as those who are more seasoned and the quality of some of the writing and the imaginative storytelling is incredible. Yes, some are better than others, but every single novel I’ve edited has been a pleasure to work on and the talent of the writers, whilst different in each case, is impressive and in many, many cases much better than some ‘best-selling’ authors I’ve read recently.

Many, many thanks to Solomon Carter, John Carson, Michelle Vernal, Sharon M Thompson, Tony Harmsworth, Leopold Borstinski, Bo Brennan, Sean Campbell, Steve Pearse, Graham H Miller, A T Melville and, soon to be published, Hilary Pugh, Gail Griffiths, and Karen Brady.  There are many more to follow and I look forward to working with you all throughout the year.

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April 1st, 2019 by Melanie3101

A very busy and incredibly enjoyable month with such a wide variety of novels in several different versions of English and a wide selection of genres.  I’m so lucky to be working with such lovely authors.

The end of February/beginning of March saw me working on the first novel in the new The Secret Fear series featuring DI Hogarth and set in Southend, written by Solomon Carter.

Next up was the twelfth in John Carson’s Di Miller series, Time of Death, followed by Secrets and Vengeful, the first and second novels in Sharon M. Thompson’s Australian revenge thriller series.

I then worked on an – as yet unpublished – autobiographical story of a young boy growing up in South Africa in the days of apartheid followed by Michelle Vernal’s beautiful tale, The Promise, a beautifully written story of romance and relationships across the generations in the Isle of Wight.

A sexually charged tale of life in the high-octane world of finance in the City, a sci-fi novel with a modern-day theme, and the second in the DI Hogarth series by Solomon Carter, The Secret Dawn completed the month.

April is just as busy with a line-up of detective stories, revenge thrillers, romance, sci-fi, and even a non-fiction work to keep me out of mischief.

Many thanks to all the wonderful authors I work with for making my work such a pleasure.

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March 29th, 2019 by Melanie3101

The first novel in this revenge thriller series set in Australia is fast-paced and murderous!  It’s also a great first novel by Sharon Thompson.

Secrets – Sharon M. Thompson

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