The Value of an Editor

by Mary Sutton / @mary_sutton73

Apologies for the late posting today. I was going to write about JK Rowling, but something has trumped that post.

Some writers don’t like editors. They think that, somehow, letting an editor in messes with the “purity” of their story, as if the editor’s goal is to rip everything to shreds and rewrite it to fit their (the editor’s) own vision of the story. Or if they want an “edit,” they only want a copy edit. Go find all the typos and leave the rest alone, lest you mar my beautiful creation. Continue reading “The Value of an Editor”

Book Review: Alligators Overhead

by Mary Sutton / @mary_sutton73

Author: C. Lee McKenzie
Personal Rating 4/5 stars

When Pete Riley loses his parents and is shipped off to live with his Aunt Lizzie, he doesn’t think life can get much worse. Hadleytown is down-right boring. The only excitement comes from pranks and hanging with his friend Weasel. That is, things are boring until the Hadley Mansion, which hasn’t been seen in 100 years, appears out of nowhere. Now Pete is hearing Harriet Hadley’s voice in his head, making wishes come true, and talking to alligators. And what is all this about Aunt Lizzie being a witch? Continue reading “Book Review: Alligators Overhead”