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BEVERLEY AS A WRITER (non-fiction articles)
As a freelance writer, Beverley has written on a wide variety of topics and in many different styles. To read some of her articles, click on WRITING SAMPLES and make your selection. It includes feature articles, press releases, restaurant and theatre reviews, human interest pieces, AZ Collectors Guide commentary, and travel articles, as well as some copywriting pieces.
Beverley’s work has appeared in various print newspapers, magazines, and books, as well as the online newspaper Sedona.biz. For a while she was Managing Editor for Four Corners Magazine based in Sedona, Arizona, and was a regular contributor to the glossy AZ Collectors Guide. In 2013, she contributed to Tubac, Arizona’s, The Tubac Visitors Guide.
She has over 220 published articles, to date.
BEVERLEY AS AN EDITOR
As Managing Editor for Four Corners Magazine, Beverley gained on-the-job experience editing all articles in the magazine. In 2012, she co-authored and edited a Spanish-recipe, vegetarian cookbook entitled The Golden Olive. Just recently, she edited a travel photo book entitled The Journey Never Ends for a photographer in Cotacachi, Ecuador.
A SATISFIED CLIENT
Ted Jones, author of The Journey Never Ends, had this to say about his experience working with Beverley. “It has been said that a picture’s worth a thousand words, but a picture without accompanying words is like a ship without a rudder. My recent publication is an excellent example. The 100 photographs from around the world could not have imparted the desired meanings without the use of words, and ‘therein lies the rub.’ While I
was able to attach some verbiage to each photo, my writings were far from clear, cogent, and containing the necessary grammatical correctness. My good fortune was that you, as an editor, were able and willing to rescue the work and transition it into a worthwhile and meaningful project. Your continuing patience and tireless efforts resulted in a work free from errors and full of interest. Thank you for your outstanding work and I look forward to our next project.”
If you are in need of an editor for your current project, look no further. Beverley is ready to help you create the best article or book you could imagine. She is easy to work with and has never missed a deadline. For additional information and references from satisfied clients, visit her editing website, Selecteditingservices.com here.
BEVERLEY AS AN AUTHOR (books)
ALL AVAILABLE ON AMAZON!
Visit Beverley’s Amazon Author Page at: https://www.amazon.com/author/beverleyscherberger.
The “what-came-before” part of the story ~ the background to “STRANDED” now available on Amazon. Go to: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0788BSD5J
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CARL AND LARALEE FIND THEMSELVES SHIPWRECKED ON AN ISLAND INHABITED BY VICIOUS CREATURES–OF THEIR OWN MAKING!
Carl and Laralee and their team of scientists are hired by the Spanish government to develop a highly secret, revolutionary serum. Their goal—to create an army of carnivorous monkeys that would give Spain an indisputable advantage over its enemies. They succeed beyond their wildest dreams. However, greatly increased intelligence is an unexpected side effect that causes serious complications. The beasts are thinking, reasoning, and increasingly dangerous.
After one death and several serious attacks on workers, the scientific team is relieved to learn their request to move the facility to a larger island with more security and built-in safeguards is approved.
While awaiting news of a moving date, additional experiments with orangutans prove successful as well. James and Julie, the most advanced, skilled, and lovable of the facility’s apes, have mated. Will they produce the amazingly intelligent offspring the team expects?
During the facility’s relocation, a terrible storm wreaks havoc with their plans and the new island turns out to be anything but a safe haven. Carl and Laralee, Doc Gustav and Teresa, and the rest of the team battle for survival against their own nightmarish creations.
A novella that will soon be made into a movie. “The Accidental Filmmaker” is now available on Amazon. Go to: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B073Z4MWBJ
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JAIME CHANGES HIS LIFE TO KEEP A DEATHBED PROMISE TO HIS DYING FATHER.
Synopsis: Away at college, Jaime is summoned home by a frantic call from his cousin. His father is dying. He arrives bedside in time for his dad to extract a promise from his only son–to get his last (and best) script made into a movie.
Young, broke, and with no knowledge of or training in filmmaking, Jaime sets out to somehow fulfill his father’s dream. The process is an often-hilarious coming-of-age journey in which he meets a plethora of unusual characters–some who want to help, some who have a different agenda–and gives him a better understanding of the man who had seemed obsessed with filmmaking.
“Legacy of the Fallen Angel” is a new novella now available in ebook and paperback. Go to: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B071VZP7FR
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JIM AND VIKKI BATTLE MODERN-DAY PIRATES AND HUNGRY SHARKS TO TRY AND RECOVER SUNKEN TREASURE!
Synopsis: The Fallen Angel, a Spanish fishing boat, went down in a storm near Misteriosa Bank in 1822. Two hundred years later, Jim and Vikki Lansing leave Key West on a mission to locate the downed ship–their curiosity piqued due to a discrepancy in the old charts and manifests. They fight modern-day pirates, their own ‘perfect storm,’ hungry sharks, and an underwater eruption that threatens to send them to a watery grave. Join them on their search for the Fallen Angel and find out if they discover what she was really doing out there…
“The Problem with Men” and can be ordered in both ebook and paperback versions through Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MQM8RCY
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NOW A MOTION PICTURE!
The book was adapted from “The Problem with Men” ~ a movie script written by Bev Scherberger and Bill Coleman.
BARB AND GABI GO TO GREAT LENGTHS TO HELP A FRIEND WHOSE HUSBAND DRINKS TOO MUCH, BRAGS ABOUT HIS OTHER WOMEN, AND PHYSICALLY ABUSES HER.
Synopsis: Fifty-year-old Barb Johnston divorces her cheating husband and moves to bright and lively South America. Adopting a blue-eyed, snow-white kitten named Leche and befriending the Latina neighbor women, changes her life once again. Then, Leche disappears from the garden and Barb fears the worst. She drives to the police station to file a report and meets the charming and attractive Inspector Rafael Muñoz. Initially amused at the gringa’s insistence that his staff look for her cat, he can’t say no to the beautiful woman with tears in her eyes.
As Barb grows closer to Gabi, Lore, and Elena, she discovers many cultural differences. Her heart aches at the stories she hears about the women’s husbands and their deplorable behavior. She determines to change the status quo the day she learns Elena’s dark and horrible secret. Barb and Gabi hatch a plan.
What follows is a comedy of errors as the women attempt to enlist the help of a prostitute. Will they succeed in changing the men’s behavior? Does Barb surrender to Rafael’s magnetism? Do their attempts end in further chaos or promote harmony and marital bliss? “The Problem with Men” is a fictional, sometimes humorous, sometimes gut-wrenching look at cultural issues men and women face today. Laugh and cry with Barb, Gabi, Lore, and Elena as they try to deal with their clueless men.
“Saving Serena” (the novella) is available through Smashwords and Amazon in both paperback and ebook. To order, go to: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KSB3Y4O
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SERENA COMES FACE-TO-FACE WITH A BEAUTIFUL, GRACEFUL, AND UTTERLY RUTHLESS MERMAID.
Synopsis: Following a morning dive, the divers re-enter the water to swim with a pod of wild dolphins. One woman had not yet removed all of her gear before leaping off the boat, in her excitement not realizing she still wore her weight belt. In the ensuing struggle to reach the boat ladder without dropping her weights to the bottom of the sea, she finds herself directly beneath the stern as the craft rises on a swell and drops heavily into the trough. The lowest ladder rung snaps her forearm and the underside of the boat hits her on the head, driving her body deep below the surface–unconscious. When she comes to, she finds herself alone and drifting…but inexplicably able to breathe.
Two mermaids come to her rescue and the rest of the story describes how Serena lives with the mermaids, mermen, and merkids. She finds love and happiness below the sea until one catastrophic event changes everything.
“STRANDED” is a full-length novel and the ebook and paperback both are available on Amazon. To order, go to: https://www.amazon.com/STRANDED-white-knuckle-adventure-above-below-ebook/dp/B01L3J7DGU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1518707931&sr=8-1&keywords=beverley+scherberger&linkCode=ll1&tag=&linkId=008389d47b7d86f40b044aff8b642947viewBook.at/strandedsite
LISSY AND HER FRIENDS BATTLE A LIFE-THREATENING CURRENT, SHARKS, AND A DESERTED ISLAND’S VICIOUS INHABITANTS.
Synopsis: A group of fourteen scuba divers heads out on a morning dive two hours off the coast of Cozumel, Mexico. At Rigo’s urging, Lissy’s new Latino friend, the boat captain takes them to a site not normally visited by tourists. Initially, they find the site pristine and beautiful, as promised, but then the current turns fierce and forces them ever deeper.
Rigo and Lissy maneuver onto a rocky up-thrust to keep from descending and watch their friends fly past to certain death. Another group of four lands on a rocky pinnacle, as well. The two groups struggle across the worst of the current and ascend to find themselves at the surface in the midst of a raging thunderstorm. The boat captain has deserted them and outraced the storm to the mainland.
Eventually, the divers ride a gentler current to a deserted island. Thinking they’ve survived the worst, they encounter aggressive sharks in the pretty little lagoon, vicious monkeys, and giant spiders and snakes. They befriend a group of orangutans who help them fight the hungry, intelligent monkeys in an epic battle on the mountaintop. Read “STRANDED” to find out how many of the survivors actually survive ~ and fall in love with their orangutan friends BigBoy, Rusty, and Frank.