Kathleen typically reads and edits Adult or YA in the following genres: domestic or psychological thrillers, domestic suspense, gothic fiction/horror, historical and historical fantasy, supernatural/paranormal, some book club fiction, and some rom coms. She is great with dual or multiple POVs and dual timelines. Please note that epic/high fantasy and science fiction are not typically genres she reads heavily. Structurally, her areas of expertise are in the above-mentioned genres. Stylistic and copy edits can be booked in any genre (unless the story contains any of the Hard No elements listed below).
Hard No stories: extreme gore and ruthless violence from the beginning to the end of the story, explicit/repeated rape, erotica, highly religious stories, heavy politics, or stories where animals or children are harmed (intentionally) on the page.
She particularly loves twisty, jaw-dropping thrillers, haunted houses, ghosts, ancestry, time travel, witches, and anything to do w/ soulmates/soul connections, reincarnation, and past lives. Kathleen is happy to provide edits on a wide range of word counts, but generally speaking, stories in the above-mentioned genres are typically under 100,000 words (especially for debuts!).
NOTE: If this is for a query or synopsis critique or a short/flash fiction critique, Kathleen is happy to accept any genre (except for the noted graphic content above). If you're not sure if your genre would be a good fit, please don't hesitate to ask.
Please let Kathleen know any additional information you feel will help her understand the scope of your project. If you have questions or would like to inquire about her availability, please contact her here.