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At the End of the Rainbow

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The first time my husband and I went on a geocaching hike in the mountains, I thought, "Wouldn't it be fun to work this into a story?" Hmm. It could be a murder mystery, with various clues found in different caches. But, you know, I don't write mysteries, so that wouldn't work. So . . . romance. A romance with geocaches. Sure, why not?
When a friend and I started brainstorming a novella collection for proposal to Barbour Publishing in January, 2011, the idea I'd ignored for several years percolated to the top of my mind. Thankfully, Nicole was intrigued and thought it sounded fun. In a day or two we had the basic premise for the anthology worked out and found two other authors to join our team.
What if--what if a church decided to host a geocaching hunt as a summer-long outreach event? What if the whole thing was set up to remind participants that the treasure most of us seek is temporary, but there is treasure that will last into eternity?
We set up a few …

Now Available for Consultations

Daily, I receive e-mails requesting help in all aspects of the publishing industry. While I try to help as much as I can, I also need to provide income for our family, so I offer a few hours each month for mentoring and consultations. I keep my prices low and my schedule flexible to fit your needs.

Some of the areas I can help you with include:

Manuscripts

I can provide an overall assessment of your manuscript (just pointing out your manuscript's strengths and weaknesses) or I can perform various edits, depending on your needs.I can guide you through the process of crafting a proposal, pitch, and marketing plan.I can work with you outlining chapters, overcoming writer's block, or chapter-by-chapter or scene-by-scene help as needed.I love brainstorming sessions, and will be happy to help you in this regard. There's a reason I earned the nickname "Idea Queen" from writers, friends, and even family!
Self-Publishing

I can walk you step-by-step through publishing your firs…