Margaret Kingsbury is a freelance writer, editor, and book coach with a passion for helping people. She gushes about books monthly at Book Riot, Think Inclusive, Baby Librarians, The Bronzeville Bee and more, but she still can’t stop talking about books. You’ve been warned. Her experience teaching first-year university English classes has taught her that a good editor needs to help a writer recognize their strengths. Too often she saw students obsess over their failings instead of seeing the many wonderful things they’d accomplished with their writing. Thus, she makes sure she treats every writer and every piece of writing with respect and aims to highlight the strengths of a piece, and then to show how those strengths can be better realized. Whether it’s tightening up the prose or adding more sensory details or letting characters speak, she loves helping writers fully realize their stories and communicate them effectively to an audience. 

Margaret’s favorite genres are fantasy, science fiction, magical realism, and fabulism, but she also enjoys a good mystery, nonfiction, or character-driven books in any genre. 

When she’s not writing, editing, or helping other writers, Margaret is probably reading to her equally bookish toddler. She also enjoys hiking, obsessing over birds, and watching all the SFF shows.

 

  Sensitivity / Expert

  • Disabled
  • Invisible Disability (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome)
  • Chronic Health Issues
  • Postpartum Depression Cesarean Section, High Risk Pregnancy
  • Father with Bipolar Disorder
  • Southern (Tennessee)

 Preferred Genres

Anything!

 Avoided Genres

None!