Adam Marsh

Adam Marsh - Editor

Portland, OR

I help writers see their own works in new and sometime surprising ways while ALWAYS working toward the writers' personal visions . . .

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Overview

For the past 20 years I've had the honor and privilege to work with writers of every level and genre in helping them realize their dreams, and along the way have formed many amazing friendships that continue to add value and creative adventure to my life.

I offer honest and supportive exchanges of opinions and suggestions, often drawing from my personal and professional experiences, while at the same time assisting writers to develop their writing skills via focused, one-on-one conferences (in-person or teleconference). I am very careful to not add my own "fingerprints" to the works of my clients, as I am committed to each writer's personal vision of the work.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Philosophy
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Historical Fiction
Horror
Literature
Science Fiction
Thriller

Certifications

  • B.A. Film Studies (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
  • M.F.A. Creative Writing (San Francisco State University)

Work experience

Owner / Editor

Self-employed
October, 2006 – Present (about 13 years)

After six years working as literary agent and editor at Reece Halsey North Literary Agency (Tiburon, CA, Paris, France), I opened ADAM MARSH EDITORIAL SERVICES, which allows me to focus full-time on what I love most . . . Working one-on-one with writers to develop and refine their projects.

Also, from 2001-2006 I served as judge for The Rupert Hughes Award in Fiction at the Maui Writers Conference, and am a contributing author of THE PORTABLE WRITER'S CONFERENCE: (Quill Driver Books, 2007).

Partial List of Published Works:

*BLACK RAIN, by Graham Brown (Random House)
*HAMMERJACK, by Marc Giller (Bantam Dell) **Optioned for film/television rights by Ian Levy Productions!!
*CATEGORY FIVE, by Philip S. Donlay (Simon & Schuster)
*CODE BLACK, by Philip S. Donlay (Simon & Schuster) **Optioned for film/television rights by John and Paul Buckholts at Our Thing Productions!!
*MALE OF THE SPECIES, by Alex Mindt (Delphinium/HarperCollins)
*POPE ANNALISA, by Peter Canova (Trimountaine Publishing) **Film in development w/ Phoenix Pictures!!! **Winner of the 2011 Indie Excellence Award for fiction in two separate categories, making this the sixth and seventh awards the book has taken since its publication!
*JULES VERNE: THE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY (proposal), by William Butcher (Thunder’s Mouth Press)
*THE BRIGHT SIDE: THE KIDS’ GUIDE TO SURVIVING DIVORCE, by Max Sindell (Health Communications)
*ROOSTER, by Brian Fielding (Bodhisattva Press)
*KARMA: THE ANCIENT SCIENCE OF CAUSE AND EFFECT, by Jeffrey Armstrong (Palace Press International)
*AYURVEDA: A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO HEALTH, by Reenita Malholtra (Palace Press International)
*SINK OR SWIM(e-version), by Thuy and Milo Sindell (Adams Media Corporation)
*JUMP START YOUR CAREER(e-version), by Thuy and Milo Sindell (Adams Media Corporation)
*CRY JUDAS, by Frederick F. Meyers, Jr. (HEARTLAND/ROSEHEART PUBLISHING)
*A CATCH IN TIME, by Dalia Roddy (Medallion Press)

Portfolio (12 selected works)

The Portable Writers Conference: Your Guide to Getting Published

More than 45 agent, editor, and author-written chapters--called workshops in the book--provide instruction on the writing craft and the business of getting published.

More than 45 agent, editor, and author-written chapters--called workshops in the book--provide instruction on the writing craft and the business of getting published.

Category Five: A Novel (A Donovan Nash Thriller Book 1)

Philip Donlay

In the Atlantic Ocean, hurricane Helena is gathering strength, becoming the most powerful storm in recorded history. As Helena bears down on Bermuda, Donovan Nash, along with other members of the scientific research organization Eco-Watch, are called to fly in and extract key government people who have been studying Helena. For Donovan Nash, the routine mission turns deadly when an attempt is ... read more

In the Atlantic Ocean, hurricane Helena is gathering strength, becoming the most powerful storm in recorded history. As Helena bears down on Bermuda, Donovan Nash, along with other members of the scientific research organization Eco-Watch, are called to fly in and extract key government people who have been studying Helena. For Donovan Nash, the routine mission turns deadly when an attempt is ... read more

Black Rain: A Thriller (Hawker & Laidlaw Book 1)

Graham Brown

From Graham Brown, co-author of the New York Times bestselling thriller Devil’s Gate with Clive Cussler, comes Black Rain . . .Covert government operative Danielle Laidlaw leads an expedition into the deepest reaches of the Amazon in search of a legendary Mayan city. Assisted by a renowned university professor and protected by a mercenary named Hawker, her team journeys into the tangled rain f... read more

From Graham Brown, co-author of the New York Times bestselling thriller Devil’s Gate with Clive Cussler, comes Black Rain . . .Covert government operative Danielle Laidlaw leads an expedition into the deepest reaches of the Amazon in search of a legendary Mayan city. Assisted by a renowned university professor and protected by a mercenary named Hawker, her team journeys into the tangled rain f... read more

Hammerjack: A Novel

Marc D. Giller

In this dark, futuristic thriller, Marc Giller defines the cutting edge of suspense with a relentless tale of murder, techno-terrorism, and a conspiracy one man is driven to uncover—even if he must undo reality in the process. . . . They ride virtual waves of code and pirate high-tech secrets to sell to the highest bidder—they are faster and smarter than your security system, and are only too ... read more

In this dark, futuristic thriller, Marc Giller defines the cutting edge of suspense with a relentless tale of murder, techno-terrorism, and a conspiracy one man is driven to uncover—even if he must undo reality in the process. . . . They ride virtual waves of code and pirate high-tech secrets to sell to the highest bidder—they are faster and smarter than your security system, and are only too ... read more

Jules Verne: The Definitive Biography

William Butcher

From the established expert on the subject comes this new biography of one of the world's most successful writers. Breath-taking in scope, and full of the kind of revelations sure to cause press and controversy, Butcher combines existing and new research on Verne’s life with the evidence from Verne's works to explore what sort of man Jules Verne was, how he achieved what he did, what went on i... read more

From the established expert on the subject comes this new biography of one of the world's most successful writers. Breath-taking in scope, and full of the kind of revelations sure to cause press and controversy, Butcher combines existing and new research on Verne’s life with the evidence from Verne's works to explore what sort of man Jules Verne was, how he achieved what he did, what went on i... read more

Pope Annalisa

Peter Canova

What forces were at work when the unthinkable became reality and an African nun was elected the first female pope? Amid conflicting prophecies of destruction and renewal she came. She is a healer, a miracle worker, a captivator of men s souls. But when demonic-looking symbols begin appearing around the Vatican upon her arrival, were her enemies correct about her being the prophesied figure tha... read more

What forces were at work when the unthinkable became reality and an African nun was elected the first female pope? Amid conflicting prophecies of destruction and renewal she came. She is a healer, a miracle worker, a captivator of men s souls. But when demonic-looking symbols begin appearing around the Vatican upon her arrival, were her enemies correct about her being the prophesied figure tha... read more

Hot Lights, Cold Steel (Dub Walker Series)

Douglas P. Lyle

Forensic criminalist Dub Walker is once again called upon when an old friend enlists his help in finding her 19-year-old daughter. When the bodies of two young women show up in a shallow grave, one of whom is the daughter, Dub is back to work and hard at it. Soon other bodies start turning up in similar graves, and each victim has undergone multiple, highly technical surgical procedures requir... read more

Forensic criminalist Dub Walker is once again called upon when an old friend enlists his help in finding her 19-year-old daughter. When the bodies of two young women show up in a shallow grave, one of whom is the daughter, Dub is back to work and hard at it. Soon other bodies start turning up in similar graves, and each victim has undergone multiple, highly technical surgical procedures requir... read more

Kill the Princess: Why Women Still Aren't Free From the Quest for a Fairytale Life

Stephanie Vermeulen

What does it truly mean to be a modern woman? Do women still hunger for that fairytale life?In Kill the Princess author Stephanie Vermeulen tackles a wide range of issues facing women today, from body image to popular notions of femininity, from women’s business personas to the politics of family. In an attempt to keep everything together and strive for unattainably perfect lives, women increa... read more

What does it truly mean to be a modern woman? Do women still hunger for that fairytale life?In Kill the Princess author Stephanie Vermeulen tackles a wide range of issues facing women today, from body image to popular notions of femininity, from women’s business personas to the politics of family. In an attempt to keep everything together and strive for unattainably perfect lives, women increa... read more

Male of the Species: Stories

Alex Mindt

Alex Mindt on Fathers and Sons The title story of this highly praised book, about a small-town Texas science teacher threatening to flunk his high school’s brilliantly talented football star, sets the collection’s timely theme, the conflict between the image of how American men are supposed to act and the way they secretly feel like acting. This theme is skillfully modulated in almost all of t... read more

Alex Mindt on Fathers and Sons The title story of this highly praised book, about a small-town Texas science teacher threatening to flunk his high school’s brilliantly talented football star, sets the collection’s timely theme, the conflict between the image of how American men are supposed to act and the way they secretly feel like acting. This theme is skillfully modulated in almost all of t... read more

Ayurveda: A Holistic Approach To Health (Wisdom Library)

Reenita Malhotra Hora

The ancient concept of the "Science (veda) of Life (ayur)," Ayurveda, dates back more than 5,000 years. Ayurveda provides a holistic approach to healthy living, providing guidance on how to enhance our physical, mental, social, and spiritual harmony. Reenita Malhotra Hora's approach in this book is to provide her readers with insight into understanding and applying Ayurveda to modern life. As ... read more

The ancient concept of the "Science (veda) of Life (ayur)," Ayurveda, dates back more than 5,000 years. Ayurveda provides a holistic approach to healthy living, providing guidance on how to enhance our physical, mental, social, and spiritual harmony. Reenita Malhotra Hora's approach in this book is to provide her readers with insight into understanding and applying Ayurveda to modern life. As ... read more

Karma: A Guide to Cause and Effect (Mandala Wisdom)

Jeffrey Armstrong

Combining the ancient wisdom of the Vedic tradition and the point of view of the modern spiritual seeker, Karma illustrates how to find meaning and purpose in a life that can at times feel random and out of control.In this compelling and in-depth introduction to the ancient Hindu concept of karma, spiritual teacher and award-winning author Jeffrey Armstrong explores reincarnation, the deeper m... read more

Combining the ancient wisdom of the Vedic tradition and the point of view of the modern spiritual seeker, Karma illustrates how to find meaning and purpose in a life that can at times feel random and out of control.In this compelling and in-depth introduction to the ancient Hindu concept of karma, spiritual teacher and award-winning author Jeffrey Armstrong explores reincarnation, the deeper m... read more

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