Friday, October 18, 2013

Meet Natascha Jaffa - Editor at SPJ Editing

A few weeks back, I had the opportunity to shoot Natascha Jaffa (cue geeky chuckling...sorry the photography humor never gets old). Because my full time job as a professional photographer is filled with opportunities to meet gobs of people, I'm ecstatic when I get the chance to capture images of people in the writing community. After all, writing is my first love. 

Besides being a brilliant editor, Natascha is also absolutely, and ridiculously stunning. Check out her head shots and her bio below!

Natascha Jaffa established SPJ Editing in 2011. With a degree in psychology from Utah Valley University and a bachelors from Nevada State College, she considers herself a teacher rather than solely an editor and strives to help new and veteran authors reach their publishing goals.

Her recent projects include books placed with SirenBookstrand, Evernight Publishing, The Wild Rose Press, Secret Cravings Publishing, Ellora's Cave, Beyond the Page Publishing and Melange Books. She continues to actively build her client list and is currently seeking work in the following genres: Romance (historical, romantic suspense, paranormal, category, contemporary, erotic), urban fantasy, women’s fiction, mystery, thrillers, science fiction, fantasy and young adult.

She is an active PRO member of Romance Writers of America, a member of Mystery Writers of America and a member of International Thriller Writers.

Published in both suspense and romance, she writes under the pen name Nichole Severn.

If you would like more information about Natascha, or you'd like to book a photography session, email me at erinsummerill(at)

Have a great Friday!

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

A phone call.

My phone rang. 

"Hello," I answered in my polite voice. I didn't recognize the number. 

"Mom, it's Henry." Ah, I should probably add the school's number to my contacts.

"What's up?"

"So . . . I punched a kid."

Jaw to the floor. "What?!?"

"Just kidding. You forgot to sign up for parent teacher conferences. My teacher wants to know when you're coming in."

This little scene from today has taught me two things: 
1. Maybe I'm more of a slacker mom than I actually berate myself for. 
2. My 10 year old is HILARIOUS! 

Hope you enjoy this little Tuesday Tidbit!