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From the Staff of The Editorial Department

July 21, 2014
For today’s authors, the publishing industry seems a strange and brave new world of networking and negotiating the tidal ebb and flow of the internet. With more books reaching the market than ever before, authors are having to take responsibility for marketing their own work regardless of the […]
June 18, 2014
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The Art of the Short Story
Alive and Well with Taylor Brown's Latest Collection

Author and TED client Taylor Brown’s latest collection of short stories, In the Season of Blood & Gold, is a bit of a rarity in an era when short fiction has somewhat fallen out of favor. And like the book itself the stories have their share of anachronism […]
March 4, 2014

Man of Action

John H. Cunningham Strikes Adventure Gold by Writing What He Knows Second Chance Gold is the fourth release in John H. Cunningham’s mercilessly entertaining and seriously fun Buck Reilly series. Cunningham, a commercial real estate broker by day, could fool (and frustrate) us all by claiming that his […]
January 5, 2014
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Deadly Straits
A new novel considers terrorism on the sea

Where were you on September 11, 2001? R.E. (Bob) McDermott was in Singapore when the Twin Towers fell. The increased airport security after that was a constant reminder of the new threats we faced. But Bob was thinking about another area of vulnerability: shipping. McDermott knows ships. He is […]
December 10, 2013

Author Andy Gavin Tackles the Wild Adventure of Time Travel in Untimed

Video game designer, polymath, and author of acclaimed debut novel The Darkening Dream, Andy Gavin has been thinking about time travel for decades. His newest book, young adult adventure Untimed, explores travelling through the time continuum. Says Gavin, “Untimed began from a fusion of ideas. Lingering in my mind for […]
December 28, 2012
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“Diabolically Clever:” Rich Silvers Leaves Fortune 500 Finance and Launches a Second Career as a Suspense Novelist

Rich Silvers spent twenty-five years working in the finance departments of Fortune 500 companies. Early on, during his lunch breaks, he would browse bookstores in mid-town Manhattan and dream about writing a novel of his own. “I knew exactly the format I wanted to write.” His dream came […]