” Tense, absorbing, intelligent and fulfilling.”

Murder, Mayhem & More

Vigilante Investigator Series

If the law can’t touch you, justice will.

Angela McGlynn is concealing dark secrets: engaging in vigilante activism in an attempt to dismiss self-destructive thoughts.

When she employs recently discharged veteran John Knox to aid her in the search for a missing girl, she soon comes to realize that war has left him broken.

As they both become embroiled ever deeper into a vortex of danger and half-truths rapidly spinning out of control, his need to rescue the girl and her search for justice compel each of them to pursue a course of action with no regard for the potential psychological fallout.

About Me

I’ve always loved storytelling. I started writing short crime stories at school and there’s an English teacher who will always have a special place in my heart for his feedback and encouragement.

When I got serious about craft, I started with the writers’ program at UCLA and was hooked. My journey didn’t stop there though and before I knew it, it had turned into an obsession.

After many years of serious study, I wanted to pass on what I’d learned to others who were beginning their writing journeys.

I eventually came full circle and provide feedback, and hopefully encouragement, to other people in my job as a lecturer in fiction writing.

I’m also a crime thriller author:

I write page-turning thrillers with high stakes, fully-rounded characters and plot twists that never let up until the adrenaline-packed climax. Or so I’ve been told…

And a developmental editor specialising in the thriller genre.

“Angela McGlynn would normally be described as ‘the female Jack Reacher’ or ‘the female Jack Ryan’. That’s selling her short…Tense, absorbing, intelligent and fulfilling.”

Rowena Hoseason – Murder, Mayhem & More

“Sharp has a talent for energetic prose…an engaging read and I look forward to more from her and the further exploits of McGlynn and Knox.”

Crime Fiction Lover

“Everything a fast-paced, gritty, West Coast gumshoe thriller ought to be. And more.”

Andy Martin – Author of Reacher Said Nothing: Lee Child and the Making of Make Me

“Charlie Fox and Angela McGlynn would get along just fine.”

Zoe Sharp – Author of the Charlie Fox series

Books

Angela McGlynn is concealing dark secrets: engaging in vigilante activism in an attempt to dismiss self-destructive thoughts. When she employs recently discharged veteran John Knox to aid her in the search for a missing girl, she soon comes to realize that war has left him broken. As they both become embroiled ever deeper into a vortex of danger and half-truths rapidly spinning out of control, his need to rescue the girl and her search for justice compel each of them to pursue a course of action with no regard for the potential psychological fallout.

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Everything in Angela McGlynn’s life as she knows it is about to change.

When you’re in the law enforcement business, it’s not ideal when your criminal past begins to resurface. Running background checks on the personnel of a local tech company in her native San Francisco, Angela McGlynn finds herself caught up in an impossible situation when the federal government becomes involved. Immersed in a rapidly changing scenario in which allies and allegiances are switching fast, secrets from her dark past begin to surface which threaten to destroy her and those closest to her.

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Ever wondered what early experiences shaped Angela McGlynn thirst for justice?

An incident in McGlynn’s teenage years provides an insight and relates to one particular character from both The Breaks and GET9.

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Read all three. Grab the trilogy box set.

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The series so far:

While each book follows on from the next, each is written as a standalone story. Feel free to read in any order. Start from the beginning or mix it up.


Preview Book One:

Editing Services

Developmental Editing Services

Most editors specialise in one particular area. My specialism is in the thriller genre. I therefore offer developmental editing services to authors writing in this genre.

  • I have a masters degree in Creative and Critical Writing and I am a crime thriller author.
  • I have a postgraduate degree in education and also work as a university lecturer teaching fiction writing and publishing. I am used to breaking down complex work into simple, easy to understand concepts that are accessible and actionable.
  • I have specialised in the study of narratology and structure, particularly in relation to the thriller genre.

Packages

I think it is important for editors to provide a clear idea of what their offer entails and what the costs of these services are up front. This way there is a clear set of expectations which helps towards building trust.

An author must find the right editorial fit. If these packages or price points suit your needs and budget, the next step is to get in contact for a chat to discuss the project further and to get a sense of personality fit before making your final decision. This last point is all important to ensure the working relationship is a good one.

Option 1: Developmental Edit (Comprehensive)

  • Global overview – including lead character development, structural review, scene review
  • Analysis and Commentary
  • Revision stages

Timeframe: Ongoing, subject to contract £3000+

Option 2: Developmental Edit (Content) £2000+

  • Global overview – including lead character development, structural review, scene review
  • Analysis and Commentary

Timeframe: 1-2 months

Option 3: Manuscript Evaluation £750

A 2-page editorial letter for a manuscript up to 80,000 words that evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of the work, followed by a phone call to discuss.

Option 4: Mini Manuscript Evaluation £150

Mini manuscript evaluation. A 2-page editorial letter for the first 50 pages of a manuscript that evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of the work, followed by a phone call to discuss.

Testimonial:

“Eden is an outstanding developmental editor and I am keen to work with her again. My manuscript was a thriller written from multiple points of view and Eden was able to hone in on the protagonist’s inner journey. This really helped me to focus on the heart of the story.”

– Alison Ripley-Cubitt

Contact:

If you think these packages or price points may suit your needs and budget, please get in touch for an informal, no obligation, email chat to discuss your project further: