Vanity Publishers

As some of you may know I’m a bit of a writer and I want to talk about Publish America (aka PA) or America Star Books (ASB).

I was part of a writing forum called AW (Absolute Writer – still am) and the consensus there, despite PA’s claims at the time, is that PA is a pay to play publisher – more accurately it’s a vanity publisher and a bad one.

Bad Guy Turned Good Guy

I know, that was complicated for an explanation. I keep seeing it in my minds eye. The first page a drawing of a guy (and oh my lord my google searches must be throwing red flags, be careful how you google stuff *eye roll*) has his back to a wall in a room, a child clinging to him, on his haunches, he has been injured…shot several times.

Black Cat Editing & Design

Why did I choose the name Black Cat Editing & Design? It’s a little bit of a story. You see I have this little …(laughs little, that’s an inaccurate description) cat. She is a smoky caramel york cat. Rare breed according to research, kind of an accidental breed.