All the People in My Life
A heartfelt thank you to the great team I have, that makes my books possible, my editor: Barbara Ardinger her input and assistance has been over the top! Sherry Wachter and her excellent skill of proofing and designing. Sara McCormick and her beautiful artwork that grace my book covers. Cheri Levenson and her continued guidance on my path in life, she is proof to me that angels do walk among us.
My friend and editor Barbara Ardinger, Ph.D. (www.barbaraardinger.com), is a published author and freelance editor. Her most recent book is Secret Lives, a novel about grandmothers who do magic. Her previous novel, Quicksilver Moon, is also realistic…except for the vampire. Her earlier nonfiction books include the daybook Pagan Every Day, Finding New Goddesses (a pun-filled parody of goddess encyclopedias), and Goddess Meditations. She is also a regular blogger for Feminism and Religion.
Barbara writes: “I began working with Ra Lynn LoneWalker in 2010 and have (so far) edited seven of his novels, plus website material and other pieces he has written. During this time, we have become good friends.
To date, I have edited more than 300 books, both fiction and nonfiction and also including screenplays, children’s books, academic discourse (textbooks and doctoral and master’s theses), website text, and some poetry. Fiction edited includes romance, action-adventure, science fiction, western, mystery, historical, speculative, and horror novels. Nonfiction edited includes philosophy (mostly mainstream metaphysics and New Age), Calvinist theology, holistic health, science and technology, political tracts, business topics, history, and memoirs and biography. The authors live around the U.S. and around the world, and for many of them, English is their second language. I have also taught university classes in writing and public speaking and have worked as a technical editor (four different industries).
I live in Long Beach, California, with an aged, rescued Maine coon cat named Heisenberg. When I can get away from the computer, I go to the theater as often as possible—I love musical theater and movies in which people sing and dance. I have been an active CERT (Community Emergency Rescue Team) volunteer and a member (and occasional secretary pro-tem) of a neighborhood organization that focuses on code enforcement and safety for citizens. I have also been an AIDS emotional support volunteer and a literacy volunteer.”
Sherry has been my book designer for ten years, and she is a joy to work with. She and her son Patrick have the ability to catch the vibe of my work. They know exactly what is needed to make my books stand out. The cover art and attention to detail is what I rely on when it comes to the final touches of a project.
Sherry Wachter has been designing, illustrating, and editing books for both small presses and private authors for more than 20 years; providing a full range of personalized, professional, experienced publishing services. For more information or an estimate email them at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call them at 541.938.6292.
If you are looking for that extra touch for your book don’t hesitate to contact Sherry and Patrick.
Scott Chandler Photography
Scott has been my photographer for over seven years. He’s a creative and hardworking guy with a positive outlook on life. Working with Scott is a pleasure.
Scott writes: “I have been blessed to turn my hobby of photography into a full-fledged commercial photography business. I started out with a 35mm film camera doing landscape and railroad photography, has turned into a full-time job for me doing everything from aerial photos to special events. It has taken me on some unforgettable life experiences, and I have met so many incredible people along the way.”
Rachel writes: “I have been one of the lucky ones to use my degree throughout my career. Marketing is a passion of mine because of its ever changing nature; to stay relevant, it is imperative to always be learning new things. Prior to starting my own freelance business, Rockelle Marketing, I worked for advertising agencies and small businesses. Marketing has been my career for nearly 15 years. My passion is writing so working with Don feels less like work and more like a hobby.
I have the dream to someday write a book of my own. For now, I write a lifestyle blog called Tired as a Mother and work with creative, inspiring authors like Don!”