There are a handful of questions that I get over and over. People want to know how I marketed WOOL (A: I didn’t). They want to know what in the world Amber sees in me (A: No clue). And they want to know who I use for an editor, because my prose is so damn tight (That’s what they say, not me!)
My drafts go through several revisions before my wife and my mom tear the manuscripts apart. Then it’s off to the betas before a final round of edits and publication. That’s how things went until David Gatewood came along.
David reached out over a year ago to point out 160 things wrong with the WOOL OMNIBUS. No kidding. That was the title of his e-mail to me, straight out of the blue. And so began a wonderful friendship and a collaboration. David has been an invaluable part of the last five books I’ve published. He is the absolute best at what he does. Not only does he make my work better, he makes the editorial process fun. I laugh out loud at his comments. I read them aloud to my wife. I publish them under a pen name. The film rights have already been optioned.
I’ve been begging David to hang a shingle, but he’s been content to dabble with my works. Until now. Ladies and gentlemen, it is my absolute pleasure to share his brand new website with you: http://lonetrout.com/ If you are looking for an editor for your work, this is the man to harangue. I guarantee he will be in high demand once others use him and begin spreading the word. The guy is freaky smart and wickedly funny. You’ll love him. I know I do.