Books and Editing/Publishing Services

ith thirty years of college English teaching experience and many, varied, publications, including a popular memoir, Baltho, The Dog Who Owned a Man, two books of poetry, an acclaimed scholarly work, and a novel on the way,  I am used to working with all kinds of writing and writers, from basic to advanced. I have taught business and technical writing, expository writing, and creative writing mostly at the university level (but some at high school as well).

For help you can email me your writing, from reports, to emails, to resumes, to creative work. I also offer individual in-person tutorials, with prompt suggestions for improvement so that you are guided to become better, more proficient, and confident in your skills.

You can invite me into your workplace, where I can present interactive writing seminars for your staff. If desired, such help can be combined with various other kinds of business, personal, or executive coaching.

 

Publish Your Books

I have started my own publishing company, Barn Swallow Media, after having all sorts of adventures with publishing my works–agents interested, but then not, publishing companies interested but then not.  Sometimes the reason was lost funding or changing markets.  Sometimes I was offered poor contracts.  And so on.  It seemed that I could get old and die before I finally found a suitable publisher after all those years of searching. Which is hard work–and very time-consuming.

Because many people are writing and hoping to publish their works, I’m offering to help you publish your books through my publishing company. I can help with editing, layout, cover, printing, distribution, publicity, etc.  You’ll be able to keep more of your own royalties than you would be able to do if you went through other venues. Because you’ll have professional help with every step of the process so you will be proud of your finished product.

If you prefer, you are free to publish through someone else.

For a full biography of me and more information on fees, click here.

You decide how much of my time to buy and the exact nature of my help, as various packages can be designed.

 

My Publications

I am a writer of non-fiction, fiction, and poetry. Nominated for Poet Laureate of Colorado, I have published creative and scholarly works in a number of nationally circulated magazines and journals. I have also published a series of magazine/newspaper articles on psychological, sexual, and spiritual integration.

 

My exciting new novel, Reading the Signs:  A Paranormal Love Story, is just out.

You can buy signed copies directly from me.  It’s also available in Kindle and Paperback from Amazon.com.  Soon you will be able to get it at other outlets.

Here is the cover, which is really timely, given our current shocking and appalling political climate that has brought to the forefront the manipulative tactics used by power mongers who rise to the top in so many fields. Sex often becomes a favorite method to gain power over others who serve to gratify the desires of the perpetrators. When sex is denied, or withdrawn, they do not hesitate to destroy their prey.  In the past, victims of such acts were encouraged to keep their mouths shut and move on, as if that were easy.  It is not.  Sometimes it is not possible.  The perpetrators’ wounded egos and need for revenge must not be underestimatedPageflex Persona [document: PRS0000035_00034]

Although inspired by actual events and characters, certain elements are fictionalized.  However, the protagonist’s experiences as a university professor and an Episcopal campus chaplain are very close to my own. So are the paranormal happenings, many of which are echoed in my more clearly autobiographical book of poetry, Love Strings.

PLEASE NOTE:  IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE THE U.S. IT’S VERY DIFFICULT TO GET YOU A SIGNED BOOK BECAUSE POSTAGE IS PROHIBITIVE.  I’VE BASED THE S&H ON U.S. PRICES (MEDIA MAIL). 

IF YOU LIVE IN THE UK, WHERE S&H ARE ONLY A COUPLE DOLLARS MORE, AND WANT AN UNSIGNED COPY, I CAN ABSORB THE S&H AT THE RATE FOR AN UNSIGNED COPY BELOW. 

IF YOU LIVE ANYWHERE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND WANT A SIGNED COPY, I WOULD URGE YOU TO ORDER YOUR BOOK ON AMAZON.  THEN, ORDER A SIGNED ADDRESS LABEL OR TWO BELOW. I ASK BECAUSE OF PROHIBITIVE SHIPPING COSTS AND BECAUSE I DON’T WANT TO BE TOO MUCH IN THE MIDDLE.  PAY PAL ALSO SUBTRACTS A FEE.

IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND WANT A SIGNED COPY OF THE BOOK, AND DON’T MIND PAYING THE NECESSARY POSTAGE, EMAIL ME AND WE’LL MAKE ARRANGEMENTS.

TRW