Meet the editors of The Writing Consultancy!
For the past eighteen years Britta Jensen has taught creative writing and edited books for both traditional and indie authors. She has received numerous awards for her innovative teaching of creative writing. She loves both writing coaching and editing books! Britta also enjoys sharing her experiences in the indie author publishing space. Her debut novel Eloia Born won the Writer’s League of Texas 2019 YA Discovery Prize and was long-listed for the 2016 Exeter Novel Prize Her subsequent novels include: Hirana’s War and Ghosts of Yokosuka. She has a BA from Fordham University and an MA from Columbia University. Britta is the proud product of many cultures: Japan, South Korea, and Germany before settling in Austin, Texas where she resides with her awesome husband. Her favourite non-writing hobbies include latin dancing, cooking spicy curries and volunteering in her community!
Areas of specialty:
Women’s Fiction (especially multi-cultural narratives)
YA and Middle Grade (selective chapter books)
Coming of Age
Literary Agent Submissions & Indie Publishing Preparation
Alex Herrera received her Bachelor’s degree from BYU-I and spent many undergrad hours taking journalism courses at the University of Texas. She taught English as a second language for three years and has apprenticed with Britta Jensen of The Writing Consultancy. As an editor, Alex loves the opportunity to help blend the author’s vision with the demands of the market. Alex holds a pink belt in the Gracie Jiu-jitsu women’s self-defense program and spends her free time reading and running after her four kiddos.
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Rachel Carter is the author of three young adult novels published with HarperTeen, including So Close to You, which was nominated for a Teen Choice Book Award, This Strange and Familiar Place, and Find Me Where the Water Ends. Her nonfiction and journalism has appeared in The New Republic, The Faster Times, and Booktrib.com, where she has published over 500 articles. She holds an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University and has also taught creative writing at Columbia University, Montclair State University, Champlain College, and through the MFA program at SNHU. She is currently the Executive Director of the Green Mountain Book Festival in Burlington, Vermont, and runs writing courses through Onion River Press.
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