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Recent Publications about my books: 

Check out the 11 Psychologocal Thrillers Full of Tension and Suspense article. Thank you to the author of this article. 

In November of 2018, I was asked to do an interview with Dave Farrow of BrainHackers.com for his Brains Behind It series. Here is the interview: https://youtu.be/Wa6U5zsXCU8

Welcome! Thank you for visiting my website. So far, I have published seven different books. There are three nonfiction books, a poetry book, a short story compilation, and two full-length fiction novels. I am currently working on three more fiction books. I take my time writing stories as I prefer quality over quantity. I want the words I write to strike a chord with my readers.

I am also here to give other writers or would-be writers a helping hand. Whether you are looking write your manuscript, articles, web content, or any other writing services, I am here to help you. I only want to see your business, website, or book succeed. As the owner of Harmony’s Freelance Writing World, I pride myself on customer satisfaction. Please feel free to look around the website and see if I can help you succeed. If you have any questions about my services or are looking for a price quote, then fill out the contact form with some details about the project, and I will get back in touch with you.

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Harmony Stalter

(E) harmonystalter@harmonysfreelancewritingworld.com ·  5735 SE 163rd Court, Ocklawaha, FL 32179· (H) 352-625-0126 (C) 352-216-4768

http://www.harmonysfreelancewritingworld.com/

Summary

Dedicated and focused writer/editor and administrative assistant who excels at prioritizing, completing multiple tasks simultaneously and following through to achieve project goals. Seeking a role of increased responsibility and authority.

Highlights

  • Exceptional interpersonal communication

  • Skilled trainer

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Inventory control

  • Effective workflow management

  • Adherence to high customer service standards

  • Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel

  • Exceptional telephone etiquette

Accomplishments

  • Writing: Professional writer for 6 years, with experience in magazine. Author of 18 articles in a local publication; author of five books.

  • Editing: Editor of three books, one website. Experienced in copyediting, content editing, and proofreading.

Experience

Ocala Star Banner | Ocala, FL

Telephone Sale Representative August 2015 – Present

  • Created legal ads, resulting in them running in a timely manner

  • Created obituaries for funeral homes and private parties, resulting in family and funeral satisfaction

  • Adhered to all confidentiality requirements at all times.

Ritzy Readers

 | Micanopy, FL

Customer Service Manager January 2012 – July 2015

  • Investigated and resolved customer inquiries and complaints in an empathetic manner.

  • Adhered to all confidentiality requirements at all times.

  • Met all customer call guidelines including service levels, handle time and productivity.

  • Solved unresolved customer issues.

  • Promptly responded to inquiries and requests from prospective customers.

  • Facilitated inter-departmental communication to effectively provide customer support.

  • Updated customer orders from start to finish in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Devised and published metrics to measure the organization's success in delivering world class customer service

  • Maintained accurate records of past due customer account activity.

  • Developed highly empathetic client relationships and earned a reputation for exceeding service standard goals.

  • Maintained up-to-date knowledge of product and service changes.

  • Managed workflow to exceed quality service goals.

Harmony’s Freelance Writing World | Ocklawaha, FL

Freelance Writer January 2006– Current

  • Reviewed products and websites, resulting in better sales and more traffic

  • Written articles on health, money, and technology, resulting in a raised awareness, learning how to save money, and an increase of interest       

  • Edited manuscripts, resulting in publication of books and e-books     

  • Written newsletters for Miami-Dade College, resulting in an understanding of what the college had to offer

Education

Kaplan University

January 2012 Bachelors of Science in Communications

  • 3.76 GPA

  • Member of Ambassador's & Leaders

  • Business Communications coursework

Southern New Hampshire University

June 2017 Master of Arts in English and Creative Writing

  • 3.20 GPA

  • English and Creative Writing coursework

Publications

  • Books:

  • Stalter, Harmony. Dancing the Night Away, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2010.

  • Stalter, Harmony. The Great Wolf Travel Guide 2011, Lulu.com, 2010.

  • Stalter, Harmony. Employee Body Language Revealed: How to Predict Behavior in the Workplace by Reading and Understanding Body Language, Atlantic Publishing Company, 2010.

  • Stalter, Harmony. Bulk Cooking: Everything You Need to Know, America Star Books, 2010

  • Stalter, Harmony. Rhyme Tyme: A Book of Poetry, Booktango, 2012.

  • Stalter, Harmony. Two Romantic, Two Suspenseful: A Short Story Compilation, Booktango, 2013.

  • Stalter, Harmony. The Stable Boy, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014.

  • Stalter, Harmony. The Paynes Prairie Murders, Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015.

BIO

        After losing my job in the architectural drafting field and discovering the local music scene in 2006, I embarked on a career change and had never looked back.  I have always been a writer of sorts.  I write down thoughts, poetry, and just stories that seem to come from nowhere.  Being that I love writing so much, I decided on making a career out of it.  Since starting my new career, I have written for a local music magazine called Music Entertainment Magazine and have since moved on to writing for All Access Music Magazine as well as Man-Up Magazine, Session Magazine, and Examiner.com.  Combining my love for writing with music and the local music scene only seemed like a natural thing to do. 

       Since discovering my new career path, I have been writing on various other topics as well as continuing to write about music. I am in the process of helping to write a book called The Anomaly.  Writing has always been my passion, my solace, my one true lover.  It has never let me down or left me with a broken heart.  To this day, even though I am working for magazines and writing a book, I still will write poetry, thoughts, and stories that derive out of nowhere.  The passion for writing comes from within the very depths of my soul and runs rapidly through my veins.  There isn't anything I won’t place pen to paper or key strokes to a keyboard over, just as long as I get to do it with the heart and soul I feel it deserves.

 

MY PROMISE TO YOU:

I will have the work that you need to be done promptly.  I never take on an assignment that I can't handle.  If I feel I am unable to do the work you have requested of me I will tell you.  If it is a larger project (i.e., book, more than one article, large editing job), I will remain in constant contact with you, so that you may be updated on the progress of your project.

 

SERVICES..... 

The services I offer are as follows: Ghostwriting, Script/Screenplay Writing, Advertisement Writing, Re-Writes, Reviews, SEO Writing, Articles, Stories, Transcriptions, Editing, Website Content, and Newsletters.  If you are interested in retaining my services, please feel free to contact me.

THANK YOU...

Thank you for visiting my site!  If you find yourself in need of any of the services listed above, please feel free to view my prices and contact me through my contact page. Have a great day and happy writing!

SAMPLES

 Here is a sample from The Stable Boy

 

He came walking across the field in his tight blue jeans, dark brown boots, beige plaid shirt, and dark brown cowboy hat. He was walking my unruly colt by a lead rope with ease. The colt had broken the fence and ran off. He found him. How he got the horse calmed down was a mystery to me. I could not get that horse to walk on a lead rope. He reached my door. I stepped out from behind the screen door.

"Ma'am, I believe he is yours," he said with a slight southern drawl.

"Yes, he is. Thank you for bringing him back," I said, taking all of him in. He had ice blue eyes, a five o'clock shadow, and broad shoulders. His tight shirt showed off his muscular arms and tight torso. "How did you know he was mine?"

"I pass by your house sometimes in the morning on the way to the Everett farm," he said. "I work there when they need an extra hand." 

"Thank you for bringing him back. Can you please put him in the paddock with the other horses?"

"Sure can," he replied. "Do you need help fixing the fence?" 

"Thank you; I would appreciate it."

"Be happy to help. If you don't mind, I'd like to take a look around the farm and help you out in any way I can. It does not seem that you have much help around here," he said, as he looked me up and down. 

I was wearing my blue jeans and a white t-shirt. My long, chestnut brown hair was pulled back into a ponytail.

"Unfortunately, I do not. I had a farm hand, but he got married recently, and they moved out west. I don't have enough money to hire someone else." 

"That is a real shame. This is a nice farm. I will work for you for the price of a home cooked meal."

"I think I can oblige you. Thank you. After you put him in the paddock, why don't you come in for some sweet tea? It is quite hot out there."

"Thank you, I appreciate the offer, but I would prefer to get started on fixing that fence."

"Okay, but let me ask you how you got him to walk with you on that lead rope? He will not take to me doing it."

"I have a way with horses. They seem to like me. C'mon boy, let's go this way," he said as he turned to walk away. That is when I got a real good look at just how tight his jeans were. A shudder ran down my spine. 

 

 A short called Sara's Way:

It was Halloween night when one sleepy little neighborhood went from being quite and peaceful to disturbed. Sara was 12 years old that fall. It was going to be her first Halloween she got to walk the neighborhood with her friends. She could not wait. After dinner, she put her costume on. She was going as Bat Girl. She donned the black outfit with her cape and mask. Her three friends showed up just as she ran down the stairs.

 

“Sara, take a jacket with you,” her mother said.

 

“Aw, but Mom,” Sara whined.

 

“It is going to get cold out, and you just got over a cold. You don’t need another.”

 

“Okay,” Sara said. She put her jacket on. She left the house after giving her mother a brief hug. Walking along through the neighborhood the kids stopped at every house with a light on.

 

“Let’s go to the next neighborhood,” said Heather. “I heard they give out better candy than what we get here.”

 

“Okay,” said Sara. They cut through the woods to the next neighborhood. Hitting as many houses as they could before the rain began to fall. The girls ran back through the woods. Sara dropped her pillowcase of candy. She stopped to pick it up, falling behind. When she looked up, her friends were gone. Sara walked along the woods. She came to a tree she thought she saw before.  She kept walking until she reached a clearing. She did not remember the clearing before. She began to panic. She saw a light up in the distance. She walked toward it, passing by an oak tree where he was waiting for her. She only got a few more feet before two strong arms grabbed her from behind. One hand went over her mouth to stifle her scream, the other arm around her waist lifting her off the ground. Again, she dropped her pillowcase of candy. The man carried her to the house. Opening the screen door with his foot, he carried her inside. Taking her to the back room by the kitchen, he tied her to the bedpost. Sara struggled, trying her best to get away. She kicked him and screamed. No one could hear her. He went to the kitchen and grabbed a butcher knife. He came back with a grin across his chapped lips, revealing gnarled, and blackened teeth. He sliced off her costume and into her stomach, pulling out her intestines. Sara screamed at the beginning but stopped after only a few seconds. He liked the sounds of their screams.

 

When she did not come home, her mother went looking for her.  Her friends could not remember her following them home. A search party was formed. They found Sara’s mangled, cut up body in the clearing of the woods. A cross was put there in her memory. That clearing is now known as Sara’s Way. They never found the man who mutilated her. It is said he still lives in that town. Children of that neighborhood are warned to never go into Sara’s Way. 

 

A Short called The Shattered Mirror:

She lived alone in apartment 3c. It was a small quaint place that she decorated herself. It consisted of 2 rooms. An open spaced living room, dining room and kitchen and a bedroom with an attached bathroom. It was not in the best part of the city, but she felt safe there. She lived in an artsy neighborhood. She loved the eccentric people that she was surrounded by. She could step outside her door and see a street performance taking place or find someone painting a portrait on the street. There were singers who would walk the street, gathering crowds wherever they went. 

 

She would purchase paintings from the local artist to decorate her apartment. She had found one painting that she fell completely in love with the moment she saw it. It was a fall scene. It reminded her of her childhood in the country. Living in the city, she did not see the colors of fall anymore. She had placed the painting behind the couch on the east facing wall of her apartment. Across from the painting was a mirror. She placed the mirror there so she could see the painting even when she was not looking directly at it. It was not until she sat down on the couch after a long day at work that she noticed the shattered mirror. 

 

Two questions came to her mind. Was she alone in her tiny apartment and how fast could she make it to the door?

 

A short called The Dive:

 

While I may not have won the flash fiction contest, I entered.  I am still very proud of my story. We are given a prompt, aka a painting or picture to get inspiration from. Here is what I wrote:

 

 

Carolina had been on 50 dives. To her, solo dives were more exciting. Diving off the coast of Florida allowed her to see so many wonders. The beautiful, rusty, orange coral peeking up through the floor of the crystal, blue waters and the many different colors of fish swimming all around her always gave her joy. She found a cave and began to explore it.

 

There was a small opening in the cave above her. She could see the water above with bright white of the sky. A shadow passed overhead.

 

Curiosity and fear took over. She was afraid the shadow might have been a shark. What she found was something completely different. A boat of pirates had stopped just past where the cave was. She could see them diving one by one into the ocean and headed her way. She swam back toward the cave, swimming deeper into the confines of the cave than she had before. She came upon what she believed the pirates were after. There was jewelry hidden in the cave. She heard their approach. There was only one way in or out of the cave. Panic set in. She tried to hide in the shadow of the water. One of the men had an underwater light. He shined it around the cave, spotting her. One of the men swam toward her. Her back was against the wall. She kicked and flailed her arms wildly. He smashed her head against the back wall. All went dark.

 

 MY OTHER WORK.....

I have written articles on Health Care, Financial, Motorcycles and racing and other topics.  If given half a chance, I can write on any topic.  I have also written for Music Entertainment Magazine, All Access Music Magazine, Session Magazine,  Man-Up Magazine, AllVoices, and Weird Worm.

 

Visit Session Magazine here:

http://www.sessionmagazine.com

Visit Man-Up Magazine here:

http://www.manup-mag.com

Visit Weird Worm here:

http://www.weirdworm.com/

Visit All Voices:

http://www.allvoices.com/users/harmonys

Visit All Access Music Magazine here

allaccessmusicmagazine.com/

Some of the articles I have written include:

Turning a Book into a Screenplay

Writing a Mystery Novel

Writing Short Stories

BOOKS

About the Book: Rhyme Tyme: A book of Poetry follows an emotional journey of one person's life. You will feel the happiness, sadness, hurt, anger, and resentment one woman goes through as she goes from a teenager to an adult.

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About the Book: Dancing the Night Away: A Short Story (Single) is about two people, who have been hurt countless times, finally find love in the unlikeliest of places."

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About the Book: Bulk Cooking: Everything You Need to Know will teach you about bulk cooking, when it started, and how it is slowly becoming popular once again. It will give you tips on how to properly care for the bulk quantities of meat you are buying. It gives you a list of appliances, utensils, and storage items you may need when you are adopting this way of cooking. It will give you recipes and show you how to make them in bulk along with storing them and reheating them. It goes through every meal of the day including snacks and appetizers. It even gives you helpful charts in the appendix of the book to help you in adapting your recipes to this cooking style. 

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About the Book: Employee Body Language Revealed - Only 7 percent of communication is verbal, and 38 percent is vocal (pitch, speed, volume, the tone of voice). The largest chunk then, 55 percent, is visual (body language, eye contact). People form 90 percent of their opinion about you within the first 90 seconds of meeting you. Understanding body language is a skill that can enhance your life. This understanding can be a plus in the workplace. You can know what an employee or co-worker thinks and feels by examining their subconscious body language. And, like the world's best communicators, you can have strong body language that reflects confidence, competence, and charisma. This groundbreaking new book will make you an expert on body language. You will have the ability to read people’s minds. Would you like to know if a co-worker is interested or attracted to you, when an employee or co-worker is lying or telling the truth, how to make instant friends, and persuade and influence others? This book contains proven techniques that will make people, including employers and co-workers, like you and trust you. You can use your body language to your advantage by transmitting only the messages you want people to receive. This specialized book will demonstrate step by step how to use body language to your benefit in the workplace and in everyday situations.

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Atlantic Publishing Group

About the Book:  The Great Wolf Lodge is one of the best vacation destinations for any child or adult. The lodges are indoor water parks. Most of the lodges have Magiquest which is an indoor interactive game which puts the kids in the game using a magic wand that brings hundreds of books, treasure chests, trees, animals, pictures, and much more to life.

This book is a comprehensive travel guide for your family getaway with water park attractions for every age. Don't miss our themed restaurants, interactive arcades, full-service spas for adults and kids, fitness centers, and so much more including Magiquest at most locations.

This book covers not only what's inside of each Great Wolf location but the local area attractions around each location and the places around the hotel to eat and save money.

 

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Indie Bound

 

About the Book: Two Romantic, Two Suspenseful has four very different short stories.


The Former Student- A shy girl returns to her school to see the teacher she has always had a crush on still there. When fantasy becomes a reality for them both, the teacher becomes the student.

The Stolen Child – A mother chooses to ignore the warning given to her by a strange and mysterious woman. When her child is taken, it becomes a race against time to rescue the child alive.

My Death- A woman chooses to put her career first, but at what consequence. Witness the accounts of a break gone terribly wrong. 

Dancing the Night Away - Two people, who have been hurt countless times, finally find love in the unlikeliest of places.

 

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About the Book: The Stable Boy
Claire is a 40-year-old widowed farm owner. She lost her husband in a terrible freak accident. In a constant state of depression for the past two years, her farm is failing. She barely has enough money to survive, and her last farmhand just left to follow his new wife’s dreams. She is all alone until he walks into her life. She knows she needs the help, but does she want his help? Can she resist his good looks, charm, and flirting or will she give into temptation and open her heart and bed to him?

 

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About the Book: The Paynes Prairie Murders

There is a serial killer on the loose. Women have been disappearing for years in Orange County, New York and Marion County, Florida, hundreds of cases have gone unsolved. How many murders has he committed? Ocala Police Officers, Peter Michaels and Dave Weston, will need to figure that out. Enlisting the help of Newburgh Detective, Jacob Mason, their suspect's deadly past comes to light, haunting their dreams. Can they stop him before he kidnaps another woman? Will he confess to his crimes? Are you ready to meet David Checkowich? Let the nightmares begin. 

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About the Book: Small Book of Shorts

This is a book of seventeen short stories, each one is different. Some stories are disturbing, others are quirky, and some are fun. This book is intended to let your mind wander through different worlds and scenarios.

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About the Book: Big Book of Shorts

This compilation of short stories will take you through different worlds and scenarios. There are 40 different stories in this book. Each one is different, and some were inspired by each other. Everyday events inspired others. Some may cause you to never look at your friends, family, or coworkers the same again.

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TESTIMONIALS

"I liked it a lot. It's great. Thanks again for your interest in our mag. We look forward to your future contributions." - Alex Robinson, Man-Up Magazine

"I like your article. I look forward working with you on further articles for our publication." - Jovan Maric, Session Magazine

 

"Harmony is a very trustful and reliable person. 
Her work is very professional and accurate.
She provides all the experience and technique to write in an outstanding way. Also, she works and delivers any project on time.- Danilo
Luzuriago, Chouwe.com

Thank you.  You did a great job...just what I was looking for. I will definitely be using you again. - Jeff Stephenson, Esco Web Marketing

 

“I would like to take this time out now, in advance of publishing my first novel called The Anomaly, and thank Harmony Stalter for her undying professionalism on our project.  The Anomaly will be five years old on the 4th of July this year with research going back another 4.  Harmony came recommended to me through a writing staff member for Knight Newspapers, Heather Perkins, who published for the University of Central Florida and others, Heather worked with me in recruiting a person to become my editor/proofer/ agent on this self-publishing project.  I am not a computer person.  I am an old fashioned 61yr old geezer of a writer that still works with an American classic #2 pencil and a soft white eraser. 

After corresponding with me through snail mail, Harmony was the only person to still have the knowledge of old world communication skills, envelopes, and stamps.  April celebrates our 8th month of working together that has brought us to the middle of the road on this 80 Chapter project.  I am extremely happy with the results we have come up with, and I am positive you will be too.  Harmony's professionalism can come to you through the touch of your keyboard.  For more information about the Anomaly and our working together on this project write to me via Harmony's web and I will snail mail you back.  Happy Writing!” - C.Charles R Kelleher, author of the novel The Anomaly, which will be released later this year."

 

"Harmony did a good job with my articles. I would gladly use her again. Thank you for the article. It was exactly what I was looking for." - Joanne Greco, JAG Enterprises

 

"Excellent work, fast and on time."  - Sean Odom. MediaWorks, Publishing

 

NEWS & EVENTS

Currently, there are three books in the works. I do not have proposed released dates as I like to take my time. Keep coming back to check on the progress of these books and for little snippets. 

If you will be in the Tampa area in mid-July, you can come meet me at the Tampa Indie Author Book Convention. Find out more information here: https://tampaindieauthorbookconvention.wordpress.com/

CONTACT

PRICE RANGE:

Ghostwriting, Transcriptions, Stories, SEO Writing, and Articles are 5 cents a word.

Script/Screenplays $3-$10 per page.

Advertisements (depending on the length of the advertisement) $5-$50

Re-writes $1-$30

Website Content (depending on how much) $10-$1,000

Newsletters (depending on type and how many pages) $20-$75

Editing (depending on the length of the document) $15-$500

All prices are negotiable.

All contracts must be signed and sent back to me before work will begin.

NO THIRD PARTY CHECKS ACCEPTED

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Name: Harmony R Stalter

Address: 5753 SE 163rd Ct

                Ocklawaha, Fl 32179

Phone number: 352-216-4768

Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 am - 11 pm EST

           Friday 11am - 8pm EST

            Saturday & Sunday Closed

 If you are looking for a quote on a project, please fill out the form below or for immediate assistance call the number above. Thank you and have a wonderful day.