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Renee Decker

Renee Decker is a developmental editor, who got her start in storytelling thrilling her family with renditions of “The Three Little Pigs” and “The Three Billy Goats Gruff,” and has not stopped loving stories since.  Her goal is to help every writer transfer the story in their head to the one they want to tell… Read more »

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Parul Bavishi

Parul Bavishi is a Certified Story Grid Editor. Prior to this, she edited and commissioned books at Quercus and Random House and has worked with new and established authors such as Andy McNab, Bali Rai, Bernard Beckett, Kevin Crossley-Holland, Mark Miles, Kirby Peterman, John Flanagan, Cat Clarke, Patricia McCormick and Tad Williams. She was a… Read more »

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Marissa Frosch

Marissa Frosch is a Certified Story Grid Editor, a Certified Book Launch Coach (trained by Tim Grahl) and an award-winning author. Marissa worked in publishing for three years before discovering Story Grid and Book Launch. She founded Raven’s Quill Publishing and the Tips in Ten Podcast shortly after completing her training. Marissa is an author… Read more »

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Sheila Lischwe

Sheila Lischwe is fascinated by turn-of-the-century literary salons and likes to imagine Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway and Ezra Pound huddled over a Story Grid spreadsheet.  In her editing practice, she aims to model the same mentorship, guidance and expertise for budding authors that characterized these early precursors of the Story Grid community.  Sheila has spent… Read more »

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Allison Fairhurst

My mom told me I could be anything. My dad told me I could be anything but a vet. My teachers told me that wherever my future lay, it wasn’t in maths, even if I was one of the few with the guts to dissect anything in science class. They told me I was creative…. Read more »

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Ira Heinichen

Ira Heinichen is your SciFi guy. Hailing from Los Angeles, Ira is a published fiction author, avid reader, podcaster for over a decade, and 15-year veteran of the TV/Film Industry. He currently writes and works as a video editor for Netflix. His podcast “Film School” is a weekly show with partner filmmaker Joshua Mclenney that dives… Read more »

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Abigail K. Perry

Abigail K. Perry is a Writer, Certified Story Grid Editor, Agency Relations Assistant for P.S. Literary Agency, Outliner and Editor for Relay Publishing, Monthly Columnist for DIY MFA, and Proud Member of WFWA. She earned her B.S. in TV, Radio, and Film from Syracuse University (S.I. Newhouse School of Publications) and Master’s in Secondary Education… Read more »

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Randall Surles

Randy Surles is a Certified Story Grid Editor.  He served in the U. S. Army for over 20 years as a Ranger and Green Beret, then discovered the Story Grid and began his dream career as a writer and editor.  He became a Story Grid editor to level up his craft and help fellow authors,… Read more »

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Larry Pass

Larry started reading at the age of three and has been reading ever since. He has a B.A. Summa Cum Laude in mathematics and went on to graduate work at M.I.T. where his studies were funded by the National Science Foundation. He has worked as a computer programmer in New York’s financial sector and as… Read more »

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Melanie Naumann

Melanie is a developmental editor and action/thriller writer from Germany. She specializes in applying the Story Grid methodology to songwriting as well as to the art of writing graphic novels. She is currently working on two different case studies to show how the principles of story structure can be applied for 1. writing evergreens and… Read more »

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