Elaine Ash works with private clients, helping them shape manuscripts, acquire agents, and land publishing deals. Some notable names are Susan Ouellette, former CIA analyst; M. Todd Henderson, law scholar and professor at the University of Chicago; and Jonathan Brown, Los Angeles musician and son of iconic Canadian politician, the late Rosemary Brown.
She also ghostwrites for Hollywood-bound clients who may not be experienced novelists but desire a quality manuscript suitable for film development and production.
Under the pen name “Anonymous-9,” Elaine’s award-winning, bestselling crime fiction is included in many “Best of” lists, and praised by T. Jefferson Parker, Robert Randisi, Douglas Lindsay and many others.
Among the titles Elaine has edited and produced, Walking the Dunes with Tennessee Williams is especially notable. Authored by the late Mia Elkovsky Phoebus, this first-person memoir fills in a small piece of history dating back to 1940, when Mia shared a ramshackle house with America’s great playwright, Tennessee Williams (The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire). Distribution is through Walmart, Barnes and Noble, Amazon and many other outlets.
Elaine is the inventor of Bestseller Metrics, a system that allows novelists to compare their manuscripts to the metrics of bestselling novels. She self-published a book on her system under the title Bestseller Metrics: How to Win the Novel Writing Game. Currently, she is marketing a YA romance to literary agents for representation, preparing to ghostwrite an international thriller, and serving as a story consultant to a Silicon Valley game developer and his writing team.