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Beta Readers Needed!


I’m looking for a few people who would be interested in reading my next book, chapter by chapter, as I go through the entire writing process. With Wake-Robin Ridge, I had several good folk who read the rough draft for me, as I went along, and gave me input that was invaluable in shaping my story. This is not the same thing as an Advanced Copy reading, and won’t be something everyone would be interested in. But if you think you’d enjoy being in on the ground floor and being able to offer suggestions about plot or character issues, at a time when it could influence the final outcome, please use the Contact Me button at the top of this page and email me for more details.

This second novel will be a romantic suspense set in Florida, with murder and mayhem on the wild and scenic rivers I’ve spent many years canoeing. Hope some of you might think it an interesting enough concept to want to come along for the ride. You will be able to read and comment at your own pace. Please don’t hesitate to write for more information if you are at all intrigued. Thanks for considering this. 


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  1. Reblogged this on Who's Your Granny? and commented:

    Let me hear from you, if you think this would be fun!


  2. I would love to do something like this, but things being the way they are lately I barely have enough time to eat! I know it will eventually change and maybe by time your third book comes along I will be able to devote my time to reading it over for you. I have always wanted to be a editor!;) Good luck with your search.


    • Hi, Patty! You know, this project will take months, and there is no pressure at all for how long a reader has to give to it. I only put up a chapter or two a week, with the last one, and my Betas would just read them when they had time, and comment underneath them. (I use a private blog for this). There’s no deadline involved.

      If you are really interested, you could give it a try and see if you can fit in a chapter now and then. You can always just let me know if it’s too much to deal with. No obligation whatsoever, but loads and loads of appreciation coming to anyone who wants to give it a try. Email me if you think you even MIGHT be interested. It probably wouldn’t be as big a time-consumer as you might think.

      And useful comments will still be useful, even if the chapter’s been up for a while. I won’t start major revisions until the story is told. At that point, I’ll be taking the finished story and turning it into a book, with lots of revising and a good editor on hand. (And any readers who still want to stick with it for the final advanced copy.)

      Anyway…think about it. Nothing to lose if you want to try. No penalty for dropping out, honest!



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