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Lina Rivera

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I caught the writing bug early on in elementary school after my teacher showed me how to make my own book. Excited by this idea, I ran home and made my first picture book on notebook paper and bound with yarn. I majored in creative writing at the University of Southern California, and entered the world of editing through educational publishing while working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

I love getting lost in a great story, whether it be literary, science fiction, or coming-of-age. In critique groups and workshops, I’ve had the privilege of reading works-in-progress and being a part of a great story from its inception through revisions and beyond. If I can ever help an author along in their process, then I consider that a success for both of us.

When I’m not writing or reading, I’m usually at a concert, on the beach, traveling, or spoiling my two cats. When I am reading, I’m usually reading dystopian novels, young adult, or a literary classic.

Edited or Co-Edited by Lina Rivera:

Kubrick’s Game
by
Derek Taylor Kent

The Colonel and the Bee
by
Patrick Canning

Darren Todd

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We never read enough books in school, so I would remove the dust jacket from my mom’s books and steal minutes during class to read. It always felt like I was getting away with something, or discovering a world few of my peers knew existed.

I’ve been writing since middle school, doing it reasonably well for the last decade. While getting my masters in English from Arizona State, I worked at a daily newspaper as columnist and then opinion editor, and also as editor of the Phoenix Air Guard newspaper.

Since living in Roanoke, Virginia, I’ve formed a weekly writers group and become active in the online peer review community. I published a non-fiction book on digital piracy in 2011, and have several short stories in print. I dabble in horror and YA, but feel at home in literary fiction. Some of my favorites include Neil Gaiman, Cormac McCarthy, Kurt Vonnegut, and Stephen King, but I’m not a hard sell: I’ll read anything.

If I’m not reading, I’m listening. Audiobooks comprise at least half of what I consume, and offer a great excuse to go on long walks. I have narrated four commercially available titles and produced a dozen more.

For me, editing is taking something I already love and helping it grow. I appreciate thick skin and an open mind. In writing, often both are necessary for success. After all, writing is rewriting.
 

Edited or Co-Edited by Darren Todd:

Warden’s Reign
by
Parris Sheets

Children of the
Volcano
by Parris Sheets

Spirit of Warrnambool
by
Barry Metcalf

Lost at Logans Beach
by
Barry Metcalf

They Tell Me You Are
Wicked
by David Hagerty

They Tell Me You Are
Crooked
by David Hagerty

They Tell Me You Are
Brutal
by David Hagerty

They Tell Me You Are
Cunning
by David Hagerty

Whispers of the Serpent
by
C.L. Roberts-Huth

Whispers of the Sidhe
by
C.L. Roberts-Huth

Zoë Delante Thriller –
Boxed Set 1-3
by C.L. Roberts-Huth

 

Audiobook Narration

In addition to editing, Darren Todd also does some audiobook production and narration. Here are the audiobooks he’s done for Evolved Publishing.

They Tell Me You Are
Wicked
by David Hagerty

They Tell Me You Are
Crooked
by David Hagerty

Philip A. Lee

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Some say I was born with a red pen in my hand, so it’s no surprise that my penchant for words and stories ultimately led to a career in writing and editing.

My literary tastes vary, but I largely gravitate toward genre fiction. I’ll read anything sci-fi, fantasy, horror, western, and so forth. Some of my favorite contemporary authors are Dan Simmons, Chuck Wendig, David Brin, George R. R. Martin, and John Scalzi.

One of my passions besides writing and editing is the gaming industry. In addition to having a love for games of all kinds—card games, board games, miniatures games, etc.—I’ve also contributed writing, editing, and game design to a number of different game lines over the years.

Edited or Co-Edited by Philip A. Lee:

Down to Dirt
by
Kevin Killiany

Life on Dirt
by
Kevin Killiany

Rise from Dirt
by
Kevin Killiany

Dirt and Stars – Boxed Set 1-3 by
Kevin Killiany

Avendui 5ive
by
P.K. Tyler

The Jakkattu Vector
by
P.K. Tyler

Moon Dust
by
P.K. Tyler

Twin Helix
by
P.K. Tyler

Two Moons of Sera
by
P.K. Tyler