Dr. Lori Beth Wagner is an experienced book editor, ghost writer, author, and creative strategist. She works with both experienced and beginning authors to help them create manuscripts that resonate and sell.
A meticulous content editor, intuitive reader, and innovative thinker, Dr. Wagner helps non-fiction and fiction authors identify audiences, develop a unique and dynamic voice, create a solid structure and argumentation, and cultivate a style that will connect with targeted readers.
As a ghost writer, Dr. Wagner helps authors’ dreams and visions come alive in print. She works closely with authors to understand their goals, conceptualize their book, and establish the desired voice for whatever project they envision.
In addition to book manuscripts, Dr. Wagner has additional experience in creating dynamic marketing materials, grant applications, and has published articles in peer-reviewed journals.
With a background working in academics, nonprofits, corporate, and in churches, Dr. Wagner's experience spans vast interdisciplinary areas.
Dr. Wagner holds a BA degree in German and Religion from Lebanon Valley College, an English major and certification from Albright College, and a masters and PhD program in Germanic Languages and Literatures from the University of Pennsylvania. She also completed an MDiv from Drew University, and a DMin from Portland Seminary of George Fox University.
Dr. Wagner is a regularly featured weekly writer for sermons.com (for the last three years) and a former weekly writer and site/content manager for preachthestory.com (for five years prior). Her "Story Lectionary," a two-year metaphorical lectionary has been circulating internationally since 2015. She is the co-author of the fiction novel "The Seraph Seal" and the author of the book "Slant," due out in 2023.
Dr. Wagner is an affiliate faculty member and graduate mentor for the Kairos Project and Portland Seminary, a dissertation editor for United Seminary and Portland Seminary, and the Content Editor for Invite Press. She has taught courses for Wesley Seminary and Lancaster Seminary and currently teaches courses in writing for Penn State's Brandywine campus.
Dr. Wagner lives in Pennsylvania but spends beloved time researching and writing in the Pacific Northwest or anywhere near the sea.