Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Interview of Jodie Renner, fiction editor and craft writer

Elizabeth Spann Craig of the award-winning Mystery Writing is Murder blog recently contacted me and asked if she could interview me for the December issue of Writer's Knowledge Base newsletter.

Here's the beginning of the interview:

You’re a sought-after freelance editor. Do you specialize in any genres?

Yes, I specialize in editing thrillers, romantic suspense, suspense-mysteries, and other crime fiction, and that’s what I mostly read for pleasure, too, these days. I also enjoy reading and editing quirky cozy mysteries like the excellent ones you write, as well as some middle-grade fiction, YA, mainstream, and historical fiction.

Who are some of your favorite authors?

For my own pleasure and escapism and to keep up with what’s selling in the genre, I read a lot of bestselling thrillers, romantic suspense and suspenseful mysteries. My favorite authors for the past two or three years have been Robert Crais, Lee Child, Sandra Brown, Michael Connelly, Janet Evanovich, Harlan Coben, Lisa Gardner, John Grisham, Nora Roberts, Dean Koontz, and more. Plus the excellent novels my clients write, of course! Notably L.J. Sellers, Allan Leverone, Peg Brantley, Joe Moore & Lynn Sholes, and Ian Walkley. And a couple of authors I’m working with now who are going to be very well-known in a year or two!

How do writers who are looking for an editor find out about you? 
For the rest of the interview on the Writer's Knowledge Base Dec. newsletter, including info on my editing process and what it involves, click this link:

Jodie Renner is a freelance fiction editor who specializes in thrillers, mysteries, and other fast-paced fiction. Jodie publishes her craft-of-fiction articles here and on several other blogs. For more information on Jodie’s editing services and her books, please visit her website. Jodie has published two books to date in her series, An Editor’s Guide to Writing Compelling Fiction: Writing and Killer Thriller, a short e-book, and Style That Sizzles & Pacing for Power, which is available in paperback, as an e-book on Kindle, and in other e-book formats. And you don’t need to own an e-reader to purchase and enjoy e-books. You can download them to your computer, tablet, or smartphone.