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From the Staff of The Editorial Department

January 4, 2017
Write what you know

What Do I Know?
One author's take on an old adage

By J.S. Anderson “Write what you know.” For years I struggled with this common little sliver of advice. What did I know? I was not a detective or former prosecutor. I was not a physician or politician or Olympian or scholar of history. What I knew well was […]
October 12, 2016

You Need a Good Editor
What I wish I'd know before I started: Part 1

Now that my novel, Flaming Harry Sweeney, is self-published, I can offer a hearty congratulations to none other than myself—and more importantly, advice on “What I Wish I’d Known Before I Started” to you fellow travelers and aspiring authors. First off, do it! Writing a book turned out to […]
May 26, 2015

Client Successes

Client Successes A selection of titles we’ve worked on as editors, designers, or supporting traditional publication.
June 18, 2014
Book cover

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 […]
January 5, 2014
deadly straits by re mcdermott book cover

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 […]