I'm a writer by night and a full-time freelance editor by day. My stories are generally dark, gritty, and a little disturbing (or maybe a lot, depending on who you are). My aim is not simply to shock, but to explore the darkest and most deranged of human emotions. I write literary fiction and explore many themes, including relationships, humor, sex, psychology, and horror.
I own my own editing and writing business at espressoeditor.com. The business keeps me busy, making it hard to find time for my own writing, but my experience in editing has only served to make me a better writer.
Besides writing, I'm a mother, a runner, and a singer. Writing and music go hand in hand. I sing and play guitar, and sometimes post my vocal stylings on the blog.
Inspiring authors include: Ernest Hemingway, Ellen Hopkins, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nick Hornby, V.C. Andrews, Bret Easton Ellis, Chris Lynch, Chuck Palahniuk, R.A. Nelson, Edgar Allan Poe, and Woody Allen.
Fun fact: most people don't know how to pronounce my last name, and they often come to me for advice on the topic. Kothe rhymes with...well, I'm pretty sure it's like "orange" and rhymes with nothing else in the English language. It's a long O as in Oh! And a hard -th as in Thanks! And a long E as in Weee! That should help put the mystery to rest.
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