Ask the Editor

Posted by Jeff Markowitz on Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I'd like to introduce you to my friend and colleague, Alice Duncan.  That's Alice, hiding behind the funny papers.

When I asked Alice for a brief bio to use with today's post, this is what she sent me  -

Award-winning author Alice Duncan lives with a herd of wild dachshunds (enriched from time to time with fosterees from New Mexico Dachshund Rescue) in Roswell, New Mexico. She's not a UFO enthusiast; she's in Roswell because her mother's family settled there fifty years before the aliens crashed. Since her two daughters live in California, where Alice was born, she’d like to return there but can’t afford it. Alice would love to hear from you at And be sure to visit her website at http//

But I'd like to tell you a little bit more about Alice Duncan.  Alice is, quite possibly, the most prolific author that I know.  She has written more than 60 published novels, including historical fiction, mystery, romance and westerns.  Her latest book, Hungry Spirits, was published just last week.  And she has another new book, Pecos Valley Revival, scheduled for release in January. 

You might think that writing 60 novels would keep Alice busy, but she still finds the time to work as a book editor.  I can tell you from personal experience that she's one helluva talented editor.  Alice has done the editing on each of my last two books.  And now, Alice has agreed to answer our questions.

Here's how this is going to work.  If you have a question about editing or writing, or about Alice's books (or dachshunds or UFOs) leave the question as a comment to this post.  Over the next few days, I'll be collecting your questions and forwarding them to Alice.  I can't promise you that Alice will pick your question, but sometime in the next week or so, Alice will write a guest post addressing the questions.

So if you're struggling to edit your manuscript, or you're struggling to edit someone else's manuscript, or you're  curious about what an editor really does, or you'd like to know more about Alice's books (or dachshunds or UFOs) here's your chance to ask.

Let's make Alice feel welcome.  Perhaps we can convince her to peek out from behind that newspaper.

EDIT: Alice claims not to be a blogger, but I think we've drawn her out.  So you may not have to wait very long to get an answer to your question.   And here she is, out from behind the newspaper.

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