Editor Joyce Gilmour
About Joyce Gilmour
The picture above is of the hawk that came to visit right outside of our bedroom window on Jan. 17, 2012. The previous day I had seen a hawk fly into our neighbors' tree, and thought that was a treat. But the next day, I looked out of the window and there he sat right on top of the arbor, where we have lots of treats hanging for birds (more than three dozen varieties) and our squirrels. My youngest son thought we were off our rockers when he heard my hubby and me talking about squirrels "by name." We have a dozen that frequent our arbor area, and several have distinguishing features so we know who they are, so to speak. Well, my love for hawks, can you imagine how I am feeling about this visitor to our arbor? Pretty excited to say the least...that is until he carries off one of our other friends in his talons. But he needs to eat, too, doesn't he? I just hope I'm not there to watch him enjoy his dinner!
UPDATE: We've seen this fellow have two meals now...the dove population is going down, but our Cooper's hawk is eating well. He spent seventy-five minutes outside our bedroom window enjoying his meal, and another time he took his catch up into our neighbors' tree and enjoyed his lunch. The picture above and to the right is from that day. A squirrel actually was bugging him after a while, and he dropped his catch...quite a while after his munching spree. I'm pretty sure he was full by that time.
Do you have a manuscript, brochure, poster, story, magazine article, website, or any other writing that is going to be published? Do you need another pair of eyes to critique your work? Well, Gilmour is who you should be contacting. I've used her services for many years now, and I feel that she's the best there is.
The services she provides are to assist you to get your project to perfection before it goes to publication. Please take a look at her reference letters to see what authors are saying about her technical literary critique.
Copy Editor Joyce Gilmour (a.k.a. Hawkeyes) Dorene J. Stamper
I first met Joyce when I submitted my first, and so far my only, novel into the MWSA (Military Writers Society of America) for a Review. Here is what she had to say regarding Jeanetta Lynn Parker in The Birth of a Nation.
Jeanetta Lynn Parker and the Birth of a Nation by Dorene Stamper
Dorene Stamper has written a fine book for middle schoolers and beyond. Jeanetta Lynn Parker and the Birth of a Nation is a great work of historical fiction combined with fantasy that makes the time travel almost believable. If you are familiar with the Magic Tree House Series, this book takes that concept and really bumps it up for readers beyond the elementary grades and those that enjoy learning about history through other channels than history books. This book will be enjoyed by tweens through adults.
The content is not all fluff by any means. This book deals with the reality of what it took for a nation to be born, and readers must face the cold, hard facts that people died and whole families lost their lives, and read how this affected those left behind to continue the fight for our nation. Ms. Stamper does a great job of tying in the fantasy of the time travel and making the connections happen between different historical time periods.
Readers will fall in love with the main character, Jeanetta Lynn Parker, her cousin Serenity Stewart, and their wonderful “Auntie” who introduces them to the Society of Time Travelers. The society members find that when asked to travel back in time, a mission will be given to them, and they must do what they can to accomplish the mission, but are not allowed to do anything that would change the course of history.
Ms. Stamper, through her series of Jeanetta Lynn Parker books, is on a mission of her own, and that is to introduce a generation of readers to the very important history of the United States of America in a fun and exciting way. Ms. Stamper has been writing for many years, but in this her first book, the reader will find himself/herself asking for more and more books to appear in the series.
My son, John Hall, his wife Julia and I have been redesigning the book cover for the future Jeanetta Lynn Parker e-Books that hopefully will be out soon. The Hall's are professional graphic artists, and I'm also an artist and photographer. So far there are several designs we are tossing about, and eventually we'll come up with a winner.
Dorene J. Stamper
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