Meet the Team


Rishonda Anthony

Rishonda Anthony: Rishonda is a voracious reader, who is fond of fantasy, historical fiction, thrillers, and young/new adult manuscripts. Any of those genres would be a great match for her skill set, including mysteries, erotica, and some non-fiction (true crime, history, and personal finance based are a plus). If you aren’t sure that your project would be a good fit, please feel free to email her with details and questions.

Credentials: Rishonda completed her first novel, Seraphim, in 2012. The novel, which is currently being considered for publication, was a finalist in both the “Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest” and the “New Visions Award Contest,” held by Tu Books (in conjunction with Lee and Low Publishing). She has six years’ experience in critiquing novels, including being a contributing critique member of Agile Writers, Richmond Children’s Writers, and a board member of James River Writers.

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Julie Turner

Julie Turner: Julie has a lifelong love affair with books. Her knowledge and expertise of fiction spans genre-specific (sci-fi, horror, romance, etc) to classic literature. Julie also enjoys non-fiction, particularly memoir, autobiography, and biography. As an out and proud bisexual, Julie encourages the work of LGBTQ writers.

Credentials: Julie is the “manuscript whisperer” and her published editing credits include Carol Maloney Scott’s There Are No Men, Chris Paynter’s To Love Free, Ruth Perkinson’s Letters from the J Underground,  and J. Andrew Killian’s Channel Surfing. Author Ruth Perkinson says, “She’s the full package: she knows grammar, style, punctuation and what writers need to get their book off the ground and into the world of publishing.”

Julie spent twenty years working as a paralegal. Her insight into the inner workings of law firms and courtrooms make her the ideal person to finesse your legal thriller.

Julie offers proofreading, line editing, content editing (includes proof and line edits) and coaching/critique at reasonable rates.


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