Bio: Hi there. I am Christa Bedwin, an editor and writer with twenty years of experience in publishing, consulting, and teaching. It has been an interesting, winding path.

• Grew up on a cattle ranch in the Rocky Mountains of Canada, descendent of Irish, English, and Ukrainian pioneers. Rode horses. Chased cattle. Toughened up. Got to know a lot of trees and rocks better than people.

• Have earned a B.Sc. in Chemistry and a B.Ed., a yoga teacher's certificate, and a professional chemist's designation. Taught high school in three provinces. Worked in a chemistry lab. Had about two dozen other interesting jobs (jilleroo, logger, bellydance teacher, baker...). Wrote books, including kids' books, romance novels and Chemistry textbooks, which had always been a dream of mine. Fell in love with some interesting people and sometimes the wrong ones but never yet the right one. Travelled the world (45 countries so far).

Still to do:
•Write more books. Continue raising my son well. Find the love of my life. Inspire people. And I'm still travelling.

Current Writing:
I have just finished (2017) a new novel (Caterina's Renaissance, a romantic time travel between a west coast island and Renaissance Venice, with a dragon and some other d
elicious aspects) th
at has been well-received by beta readers (even male readers!).
The cover to the right is not at all official, but gives you a good idea of some elements of the book's magic.

It is going to appear in this awesome boxed set, which includes 22 ebooks with other fantasy and adventure authors for hardly any money at all (0.99 for pre-order at the Amazon shop of your choice, or 4.99 after it's released May 1, 2018. That's cheaper than some library cards!)

I am now working on the sequel, Blodwyn's Redemption, in which the villainess from the first novel goes back in time to post-Roman, pre-Christian Cornwall and finds a better self than she ever knew she had. It has not one but two dragons, and not one but two sexy heros.

In book three, an 18th century Acadian widow meets a WWII Navajo code-talker from Arizona. The magic is accompanied by not a dragon, but a phoenix this time (certainly appropriate both to Acadians who survived what the British did to them, and to all indigenous people everywhere).

CONTACT: My e-mail address is my full name, no space, at gmail dot com.
I'd love to hear from you!

Professional Services
editing: About half my income over the past 20 years has been helping other people make their words sound and look amazing, whether it's a web page, a biography or book, or a technical report. Presentation is everything in the way that you're perceived!
technical writing: revising and writing reports, marketing, & journal articles for folks like chemistry researchers, engineers, and business people. I teach seminars on this too.
teaching: I've taught many things, including chemistry, bellydancing, mathematics, yoga, writing to engineers, meditation, fiction writing... :)

I am also open to new editing and writing client relationships with great people, and the chance to teach writing seminars in-person or online.

If you want writing help, I can help you to communicate better by:
  •  editing or writing your material so that it is easier, faster, and more pleasant to read
  •  teaching you how to write and edit better for yourself
I have taught technical writing to engineers and scientists in 12 different cities in 3 countries so far, and have taught lots of other things too, from yoga to math and chemistry to horseback riding and chainsaw use (yes, I'm pretty good with a chainsaw, just in case you wanted to know. And a horse. Maybe not at the same time, though my great-grandmother was famed for being a fine shot from horseback -- particularly at the coyotes during calving time... but that's another story).