Jodie Renner, a former middle-school teacher and teacher-librarian with a master’s degree, is a sought-after fiction editor, contest judge, blogger, and award-winning author of three craft of writing guides, Captivate Your Readers, Fire up Your Fiction, and Writing a Killer Thriller. She has also published two handy, clickable e-resources for writers, editors, and students: Quick Clicks: Spelling List and Quick Clicks: Word Usage.
Recently, Jodie has been busy organizing and editing two high-quality anthologies for charity. Voices from the Valleys – Stories & Poems about Life in BC’s Interior was published in November 2015, with proceeds to Doctors Without Borders Canada; and Childhood Regained – Stories of Hope for Asian Child Workers, will be out in spring 2016.
Jodie presents workshops at writers’ conferences and to writers’ groups across North America. Click on the “Workshops” page for more details. She also judges novels and short stories for various organizations, including several times for Writer’s Digest.
As a freelance fiction manuscript editor, Jodie specializes in thrillers, romantic suspense, mysteries, and other fast-paced, suspenseful fiction. Her editing clients are all over the world, but mostly in the U.S. Jodie is a member of The Federation of BC Writers (FBCW) and the Penticton Writers and Publishers (PWAP).
Jodie has had a lifelong passion for reading, especially fiction. She worked at a variety of jobs before she became an English and French teacher, received her master’s degree in literature, and became a school librarian. Somewhere in there, she raised two sons, traveled to a lot of different countries and cities, and moved thousands of miles – twice. She now lives in Penticton, BC, Canada.
When she’s not editing, writing, or reading novels or books on writing compelling fiction, Jodie loves to pursue her two other passions, photography and traveling. She has traveled extensively throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East, and continues to sneak away whenever she gets the chance.
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