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Company Information

Finish the Story is a full-service editing house, founded in 2012 by Claire Ashgrove and Bryan Thomas Schmidt on the combined experience of over 15 years of editing in the fiction markets. We specialize in fiction of all genres. Non-fiction is accepted on a project-by-project basis.

Owned and Operated by:

Claire Ashgrove, Christine Amsden & Dennis Young
Kansas City, Missouri
Email: Claire Ashgrove /

Past and Present Clients:

National Bestselling Author Tenaya Jayne
USA Today Bestselling Author Nana Malone
Award-Winning Author Julianne Reeves
J.F. Ridgley
USA Today Bestselling Author Megan Erickson
Ellen C. Maze
Entangled Publishing
Leon C. Metz
Flying Pen Press
Leah St. James
The Wild Rose Press
New York Times Bestselling Author Angie Fox
Award-Winning Author Kat Bastion
Allison Rushby
Jennifer Duffey
Grail Quest Books
New York Times Bestselling Author Kevin J. Anderson
Phillip Vargas
Award-Winning Author Caryn Moya Block
Golden Heart Finalist Evie Anderson
RITA Finalist A.E. Jones
Award-Winning Author M.L. Guida
D.K. Holmberg
Twilight Times Books

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