Readers are what it’s all about, aren’t they? If not, why am I writing? – Evan Hunter

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'Wisconsin Autumn Hikes' available for pre-order

I'm proud Wisconsin Autumn Leaves EBOOK COVER to announce that pre-orders for ebooks are now being taken for my forthcoming and latest title, "Wisconsin's Best Autumn Hikes."

The book lists the state’s top 10 fall foliage trails, as well as offers the best hikes in each of its regions and counties. More than 100 fantastic day hikes are described in the volume, and all are guaranteed to delight. Downloadable 8 x 11 inch trail maps are available online for all featured trails.

Release date for the book is Aug. 28 and on that date also will be available in paperback (in full color!).

You can pre-order the book here.

Need an editor? Having your book, business document or academic paper proofread or edited before submitting it can prove invaluable. In an economic climate where you face heavy competition, your writing needs a second eye to give you the edge. Whether you come from a big city like Miami, Florida, or a small town like El Moro, Colorado, I can provide that second eye.


Editor publishes his first children’s book

I’m proud EBOOK COVER to announce the publication today of my first children’s book, A No-Good, Worthless Book, the tale of a book who lacks self-esteem but with the reader’s help finds it.

From the back cover blurb:

On a shelf in your library is a no-good, worthless book. It ought to remain on the shelf. There is no need to remove it and look at its cover.

This is that book.

So put this book back!

NOW!

What they’re saying about this book:
“A favorite of non-readers everywhere.” – Nonreaders Review

“Absolutely never ever bring this book to my classroom.” – Mrs. Crabapple, second-grade teacher, Grumpstown Elementary School

"I can’t believe we wasted money on this book." – Mr. Shush, children’s librarian, Quiettown Public Library

“Makes an excellent paperweight.” – International Journal of Presse-Papiers

"Hey, where did I put that no-good, worthless book? Oh, who cares about it anyway?" – Mr. I.M. Isplacedit, famous book critic

The title is the first in my planned Misfit Books series. Forthcoming titles include: This Book is NOT about Balloons; The Book That Doesn’t Want To Be Read; Don’t Wake Up This Book; and This Book Needs a Break.

The book can be purchased online.

Professional Book Editor: Having your novel, short story or nonfiction manuscript proofread or edited before submitting it can prove invaluable. In an economic climate where you face heavy competition, your writing needs a second eye to give you the edge. I can provide that second eye.



The writer's life: Hard days, lots of work, no money, too much silence. Nobody's fault. You chose it. - Bill Barich

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Professional Book Editor: Having your novel, short story or nonfiction manuscript proofread or edited before submitting it can prove invaluable. In an economic climate where you face heavy competition, your writing needs a second eye to give you the edge. I can provide that second eye.


Editing client publishes his first military SF novel

A recent Screenshot_20200227-153925editing client has published his first military sci-fi novel.

Jermey Mapes' "The Ammalgathon" tells the tale of Operative Fox, a member of the Arsagorian Special Forces Regiment.

From the book description: "Third-world countries like Mekahnashan rarely warrant deployment of 'The Animals,' but the invasion stalls, and Command wants a harder push where the grunts have gone soft. Fox’s team touches down for intel, and they should have torn through the opposition with ease. Farmers and fishermen don’t fair well against silencers. But war seldom goes as planned . . . Fox’s team is wiped out, and trapped behind enemy lines, he’s forced to build a new one from survivors of the initial invasion. They are just as much in need as he is, and their collective survival is dependent upon cooperation and trust. But how can there be trust in a war built on lies? The others didn’t see what Fox saw. Command hadn’t told him what he would find. It wasn’t farmers or fishermen that massacred his team. It was something that had been watching and waiting all along. It was older, wiser, and far deadlier . . . and it wasn’t human."

Mapes' book can be purchased online.

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A book is really like a lover. It arranges itself in your life in a way that is beautiful. - Maurice Sendak

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Professional Book Editor: Having your novel, short story or nonfiction manuscript proofread or edited before submitting it can prove invaluable. In an economic climate where you face heavy competition, your writing needs a second eye to give you the edge. I can provide that second eye.


Holiday Book Recommendation for Western Fans

If you're Ash Lingam Texas Ranger 3 looking for a good holiday gift for a lover of westerns, check out my editing client Ash Lingam's "Texas Ranger 3: A Western Adventure."

A madman is on the loose along the Texas rivers, and it is the Rangers’ job to stop the killer. Capt. Rowdy Bates, along with three men from the Laredo post, board the Magnolia paddleboat headed for the Brazos River. How many bodies will accumulate before they stop this killing spree?

"Texas Ranger 3" is available on Amazon.com.

Professional Book Editor: Having your novel, short story or nonfiction manuscript proofread or edited before submitting it can prove invaluable. In an economic climate where you face heavy competition, your writing needs a second eye to give you the edge. I can provide that second eye.



Book Recommendation for Parents of Autistic Kids

If you Kathleen Jaeneed a good holiday gift for the parent of an autistic child, check out my editing client Kathleen Jae's "From Prompting to Shaping to Letting Go: My Love Affair with ABA and How Being a 'Bad Mom.' Helped My Daughter with Autism Succeed."

Almost 25 years ago, a school administrator blurted “Only bad moms make their children work and won’t let them play” to Kathleen Jae, who had said she was going to use Applied Behavior Analysis to teach her just diagnosed three-year-old daughter with autism. Jae will be the first admit that at that time she did not know much about autism or ABA, but she understood enough to realize that behavioral therapy was the only way to teach her daughter to learn how to learn.

A quarter of a century later, more parents than ever are receiving the same diagnosis for their children, and ABA is still the only scientific-based intervention recommended for autism. In this book, Jae describes how and she and her daughter encountered a myriad of roadblocks along the way, but their tenacity and courage defeated the naysayers.

"From Prompting to Shaping to Letting Go" is available on Amazon.com.

Professional Book Editor: Having your novel, short story or nonfiction manuscript proofread or edited before submitting it can prove invaluable. In an economic climate where you face heavy competition, your writing needs a second eye to give you the edge. I can provide that second eye.



Holiday Book Recommendation: Be a 'Kid' Again

If you Jana Williamsneed a good holiday gift for someone going through a rough spot in their life, check out my editing client Jana Williams' "Playground Instruction for the Growing Adult."

Of her book, Williams writes:

"Are you fixated on a life that’s not your own? Just can’t seem to get going with realizing your dreams? Feel like you’re stuck in the mud of excuses and your past? Don’t know what to do?

"Then, it’s time to hit the playground!

When children play, they’re learning the skills and life lessons needed to succeed as adults. But as grown-ups, we sometimes forget what we learned as children.

"'Playground Instruction for the Growing Adult' reminds us of those lessons and points the way toward the personal and professional growth needed to propel ourselves forward."

Calls to Action such as “Get physical and don’t just spectate”, “Ditch the hang-ups”, and “Do what you love” are highlighted within the pages of this book.

"Playground Instruction for the Growing Adult" is available on Amazon.com.

Professional Book Editor: Having your novel, short story or nonfiction manuscript proofread or edited before submitting it can prove invaluable. In an economic climate where you face heavy competition, your writing needs a second eye to give you the edge. I can provide that second eye.



Book Recommendation for Grieving Grandparents

If you Jane Elling need a good holiday gift for a grandparent who recently lost a grandchild, check out my editing client Jane Elling "Love You, Jonah: Healing Ideas for Grieving Grandparents."

Grandparents experience a unique grief when suffering the heart-wrenching loss of a grandchild. They mourn not just for the relationship they’ll never have but also for their own grown child’s loss. Unfortunately, their grief often is minimized by others if not simply overlooked.

In "Love You, Jonah," Elling relives a day in the life of her lost grandson, through verse and illustrations, to honor him and to process her own grief. She describes how this project helped her heal and gives practical tips for how fellow grieving grandparents might start their own project to do the same.

"Love You, Jonah" is available on Amazon.com.

Professional Book Editor: Having your novel, short story or nonfiction manuscript proofread or edited before submitting it can prove invaluable. In an economic climate where you face heavy competition, your writing needs a second eye to give you the edge. I can provide that second eye.