Classes & Editorial Services & Events

2021 Events, Classes & Editorial Services

CLASSES–take some verse novel writing classes with me!

I teach verse novel specific classes for The Highlights Foundation. Please check their website for updates. Tentatively, I have two classes scheduled for the fall of 2021, one in the winter of 2022 and one in the spring of 2022. You may also email me at cordeliaj@gmail.com for more information.

EDITORIAL SERVICES

I work with verse novelists at every stage of drafting their verse novels. I take on a limited number of clients per year. I offer detailed line edits, developmental story suggestions, an individualized review guide and a follow up call or email. Please email me at cordeliaj@gmail.com for more details.

“Cordelia’s edit notes hit on so many problems that I knew in my gut needed to be fixed but that I couldn’t bring myself to change, her comments helped make this the story that it needed to be.”

–Aimee Lucido, author of Emmy in the Key of Code

“I have started and stopped numerous novels during my lifelong dream to write for young people.  I lacked the confidence and discipline to complete an entire manuscript.   I joined a few writing groups, but I needed more. Then the universe connected me to Cordelia Jensen and everything changed. Her expertise on verse and vignette novels energizes my writing spirit.  I always leave our writing conversations feeling both empowered and challenged because she gives feedback that is specific, clear, and actionable. She always starts by telling me what’s working and WHY it’s working.  That way I can replicate those techniques as I continue to write.

The questions she poses help me clarify plot and character and drive my revisions.  Because of Cordelia, I have a better understanding of story promise and the need to follow it through to the end of the story. With the guidance and encouragement of Cordelia, I am proud to say I have a completed manuscript.”

–Benadette Lambert

EVENTS–10/2: Collingswood Book Festival Featured Author

To book school visits, book clubs, author panels & events please contact me through this website or at cordeliaj@gmail.com.

You can also contact my publicist Kaitlin Kneafsey, kkneafsley@penguinrandomhouse.com or penguinauthorvisits@gmail.com for SKYSCRAPING / THE WAY THE LIGHT BENDS related events/requests or Brooke Shearhouse bshearhouse@abramsbooks.com for EVERY SHINY THING related events/requests.