You’ve no doubt seen the bumper sticker series, “I Love My ______” Wife, Dachshund, Home Town” come to mind. Well, I love my client-authors. Each and every one of them is unique! In anticipation of the first anniversary of A.V. Harrison Publishing I compiled the book cover images of the authors I have assisted this past year in getting published. What better way for me to look back on an exciting, whirlwind year than by gazing at the hard work of nine of my most favorite writers!
Lovely display, isn’t it? Each book cover is designed to professional standards and each book has been third-party edited. Perfection!
Let’s see … We have some accomplished literary luminaries in this crowd…like my (new) guy buddy ‘The Wimpster’…Kevin C. Myers with his ‘Weight Loss for Wimps’. Kevin was good sport enough to let me launch a mini-marketing campaign for his book with one of my double entendres…”Don’t take that body to bed!” For his marketing commitment and overnight success Kevin wins the Kewpie doll.
Then there’s Dee Gigeuere with ‘Old Maid Hazel’. Gutsy Dee barely needed my assist to publish to CreateSpace, Barnes & Noble stores, and Kindle – look at the beautiful cover that designer, Kat Marriner, came up with for Dee’s book (which is now distributed through the IndieBound chain – and beyond). David Gross, author of ‘Animals Don’t Blush’ is my home town favorite. As calm as he is innovative, he is such a fun, straight-forward person to work with. He is currently working on ‘Manhunt’, a historical novel that I expect will be received with cheers and accolades (Traditionally published, release in 2013). Jim Blakeway is another Edmonds author whom I met this past year. I always look forward to laughter-filled lunch breaks whenever Jim can spare a moment. Jim published ‘When the Leaves Fall Early’ after a lifetime dream of becoming an author. The plot twists and structure of ‘Leaves’ is amazing – it’s hard to believe that this book is actually a debut novel.
I have already written about Judith Works book ‘Coins in the Fountain’ and now that it has undergone a much deserved cover re-design I want to make sure that readers are aware of this intelligent look at starting life over – in Italy – as an expatriate. Impeccably written!
Everyone knows I love Civil War history, so it should come as no surprise that ‘I Love Cathy Logan’. Cathy wrote the enticing title, ‘General Hooker’s Gal’. You know the disparaging name for ladies of the night? The term actually came from Hooker and his penchant for soft skin and peals of laughter – among other feminine traits. This is a compelling tale about women who survived the Civil War as camp followers and boudoir femmes.
My internet buddy, and the prolific author, Nancy Naigle, came to me with a few technical glitches to untangle in her co-authored piece, “Ink Blot”. It was a treat to get ‘first peek’ at this title. Nancy is a charmer, as a writer and as a member of the author’s community. Follow her to the ice tea parlor – you’ll have so much fun! Client Karen Wylie has had great success and made a wide array of friends since publishing ‘Twin Bred’ and in that same genre falls Ian Dewar, author of ‘Orphans’. Ian wrote his very ambitious dystopian novel over a decade or so and teamed up with designer, Kathi Humphries for a book that is as stunning to look at as it is compelling to read.
Finally, I too, came up with a few titles…but I’ve already spent the year talking All About Me on this blog.
A.V. Harrison Publishing takes this First Anniversary Moment to boast the following authors:
Jim Blakeway, Ian Dewar, Dee Giguere, David Gross, Cathy Logan, Kevin C. Myers, Nancy Naigle, Judith Works, and Karen Wylie. There’s history, romance, paranormal adventure, ghost stories, and memoir…Something for Everyone! All on Amazon, some available on broader platforms.
“I Love My Authors!” You Will Too!