FREE EXPRESSIONS was founded in 1995 by renowned editor/writer/instructor Lorin Oberweger. The company's primary goal is to support new and experienced writers with professional literary services that include editing, story development, ghost writing and select book packaging projects with award-winning designers and illustrators.

In addition to Free Expressions' literary services, the company also produces some of the most sought after national seminars and workshops for both fiction and nonfiction. Upcoming events for 2012 include the Writing the Breakout Novel Intensives and the much anticipated Story Masters Workshop with James Scott Bell, Christopher Vogler, and Don Maass.

Beyond those basics, Free Expressions is “about” you, the writer. It’s about using our decades of experience to help writers achieve their goals. It’s about continuing to dream the dream for our clients, even in the face of a mercurial industry. And it’s about proving over and over again that creativity, diligence, and belief can and will be rewarded.

We understand writers; we understand stories; and we understand the marketplace. Free Expressions is about putting that understanding and experience to work for your success.


Lorin Oberweger

LORIN OBERWEGER is a highly sought-after independent book editor and ghostwriter with almost twenty-five years experience in publishing. Her company, Free Expressions, offers intensive, deep craft workshops nationwide. She’s also known for her one-on-one story development weekends for writers of all genres of fiction and creative nonfiction.

Lorin’s students and clients have millions of books in print and have been published by HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, Scholastic, Simon and Schuster, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Disney, and many other medium and small presses. They have also gained representation with some of the industry’s leading literary agents.

An award-winning author, Lorin’s work has appeared in numerous publications, and her ghostwritten books, commissioned by major publishers, have received glowing notices from the New York Times, Kirkus Reviews, NPR, and others.

With bestselling author Veronica Rossi, Lorin is the author of the New Adult books, BOOMERANG, REBOUND, and BOUNCE, published by Harper/William Morrow under the pen name Noelle August.  The novels were praised by Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, among others, and BOOMERANG was chosen as a “new and notable” selection for Target Stores across the US.

She is represented by Tracey Adams at Adams Literary and can be contacted at

PLEASE NOTE: Lorin has also just taken on an additional role as literary agent for Adams Literary. While she will continue taking on editing and story development clients via Free Expressions, she also welcomes submissions of middle grade, young adult, and select adult MSS (for authors working in MG and YA, too) via the Adams Literary website.

For more on her dual roles, see her post here.


Brenda Windberg

BRENDA WINDBERG has been on the staff of Free Expressions since 2002.

In addition to her work as staff editor and speaker at the Breakout Novel Intensive Workshops and at the Writers Retreat Workshops, Brenda has worked in publishing  for more than a dozen years—both as editor and as an accomplished  freelance writer, whose articles have won numerous awards.

Her work has been featured in such publications as PARENT GUIDE, HARTFORD TIMES PRESS, FLORIDA HEALTHCARE NEWS and many others.

Her fiction is represented by Matt Bialer of The Sanford Greenburger Agency.

Brenda can be contacted at


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