About Me

That's me on the left with the
fabulous Diana Gabaldon, and my
book-loving best friend, Lyn Rae.
I love historical fiction! I edit across all of its subgenres including romance, mystery, inspirational, fantasy, supernatural, time travel, steampunk, gay/lesbian, and young adult. I also enjoy working with traditional fantasy and paranormal and contemporary romance.

I hold a B.A. in history from Virginia Tech and a copyediting certification from UCSD. I am a voracious reader with an analytical mind, an eye for detail, and a passion for historical fiction and good books in general. I maintain a book review blog for historical fiction, fantasy, and romance, Let Them Read Books; I review new releases for Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours and I'm an Amazon Vine Voice. I moderate the American Historical Fiction Group on Goodreads, I am a member of the Historical Novel Society, and I closely follow news and trends in the industry. My education in history is well-rounded and ongoing, and I am confident editing across all time periods, but I have concentrated experience in Colonial, Revolutionary, and Civil War America, and in medieval England.

Me with another author I worship:
Susanna Kearsley!
Design has always been a hobby of mine, and in recent years I was able to pursue it professionally, collaborating on award-winning print and online advertising campaigns for a daily newspaper and creating promotional materials for the fastest-growing real estate company in Virginia. I still do some freelance work for that company and I'm currently designing book covers for Legacy Romance, and I've just begun to offer my services to independent authors.

When I'm not working I like to have fun! My husband is a fellow history buff--he's a Civil War reenactor and a relic hunter--and we love to travel throughout the southeastern US, visiting historic sites, having some fun in the sun, and eating good food! My hobbies include photography, gardening, observing nature and wildlife, and hanging out at the pool with my large family, and of course, reading. I am a farmer's daughter--my dad raises Black Angus beef cattle--and I was raised with goats and pigs and chickens, too. I like to visit a city from time to time, but my heart belongs to the country. I love country music, football, dogs, and big trucks, and my nose is perennially stuck in a book!

Contact me anytime to chat about your project: jennyq@historicaleditorial.com