I'm Angie, and I help fiction authors make their books soar.
My specialty is speculative fiction. I love all things fantasy, sci-fi, and horror. When you work with me, you get a wholehearted advocate for your writing. As your editor, I will nurture your unique voice, guide you to uncover the essence of your story, and help you craft a fantastic novel.
A little over a year ago, I decided to write a novel - and my world changed. I dove headfirst into the writing scene and discovered the joy of critique groups. I joined Scribophile, where I have offered over 224 critiques comprising over 100,000 words.
Soon I realized I love critiquing as much as I love writing. I joined two local critique groups and created a group of my own with classmates from an Author's Publish course. We've been meeting weekly since October 2022. I'm also in a critique group on Scribophile. On average, I spend 12 hours a week critiquing other peoples' fiction.
To level up my writing and editing game, I began taking courses and pursuing certification. I am working towards certification in book coaching from Author Accelerator and story coaching with Fictionary. And I'm training to be a spiritual director :)
I am also a writer. My first manuscript, a dual-POV YA Occult novel entitled The Stonecrafters, won a 2023 Claymore Award for best Juvenile/YA.
I have a PhD in Sociology from Purdue University. My area of specialty was Self & Identity Theory. Then I spent 12 years as an adjunct sociology professor and eight years as a sociologist of religion. Before that, I was an elementary art teacher.
Sociology provides a rich foundation for a writer. It provides a deeper understanding of human behavior, social dynamics, and societal issues. It equips writers with valuable insights, research skills, and critical thinking abilities.
Fictionary StoryCoach certification, expected November 2023
Author Accelerator Book Coach certification, expected March 2024
Plot Your Novel, Plot Your Scenes with John Claude Bemis, Authors Publish, March 2023
The Writer's Room: Seven Weeks of Successful Storytelling with Emily Colin and Emily Harstone, Authors Publish, October 2022
Midwest Writers Workshop, 2022
Imaginarium Convention, Louisville, KY, 2022
So many webinars; I didn't keep track
Editorial Freelance Association, member, 2023 - present
Louisville Literary Arts, Board of Directors, 2023 - present
Spiritual Directors International, member, 2021-present