Andrew Shattuck McBride has been my editor since his work on my historical novel, Tree Soldier, starting in 2010. Published in 2011, Tree Soldier went on to win two awards including the 2012 EPIC ebook award and the 2013 Grand Prize for fiction from Chanticleer Book Reviews. It was selected as an Everybody Reads for the Palouse and Lewis and Clark Valley communities for 2013. Additionally, it was selected for Bellingham Reads for 2013. Reviews at PW Select and in newspapers have all been positive.
I’m especially appreciative of his work on my latest novel, Timber Rose. Historical fiction can be tricky but Andrew is a thorough and meticulous editor. He not only is excellent on sentence and other copy-editing skills, he is excellent on structure, storytelling flow and details that might bump a reader out of the story. I’m excited about the release of Timber Rose. It’s beautiful from beginning to end.
March 19, 2014