I met Craig Fear in a business networking group, and after we became housemates, we also became great friends. While we no longer even live in the same state, we remain close. Craig was a skilled
How to Choose Between Self-Publishing and Traditional Publishing
Note: My work with new clients always begins with a conversation on the options they have for publishing, the timetables associated with those choices, and the costs. The majority of my clients choose
Prolific Valley Author to Launch New Collection
John Sheirer is at it again. A prolific writer of fiction and memoir, John has published a new collection of linked short fiction, “Stumbling Through Adulthood,” which carries the Janice Beetle
Helping a seasoned writer tell his story
Nick Grabbe was a longtime editor of the Amherst Bulletin, a weekly paper that covered Amherst, Massachusetts, and was owned by the DeRose brothers, who also were the publishers of the Daily Hampshire
Feedback from a Client
Charlene Moses is the author of Given to Submission: A journey of shame, truth, and forgiveness, which is available in my Shop. I believe Charlene’s memoir of her early life will resonate with adult
New Book Has a Giving Mission
Mixed Words is a book with a mission. A giving mission.
Feedback from a Client on the Editing Process
Recently, an author who was considering the idea of hiring me to edit and help self-publish his memoir asked if I could connect him to Judith Kelliher, the author of “A Wartime PhD,” so she could
The Evolution of a Book Name and Cover Design
As I considered a name for my first book, I went through a process that was methodical but not very productive in terms of getting me to a name I loved.
A Q & A with a New Author on Inspiration, Feedback
My summer intern, Olivia Greeley, a student at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, interviewed my friend and fellow author Judith Kelliher this week about the publication of Judy’s book, “A
New Memoir, “Core Strength,” to be Released Soon!
Note: The name of the book has since changed to "Willful Evolution." About a year and a half ago, I asked my intern from Westfield State University to review all the blogs I’ve written over the