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Beth Kallman Werner

Beth Kallman Werner - Editor

I work with authors and publishers all over the globe.

My company, Author Connections (AC), offers professional A2Z Editing™ and Custom Book Marketing Plans (CBMP) for authors and publishers.

Overview

After 22 years in corporate marketing and b2b sales, I launched Author Connections, LLC (AC), in 2010. This company is designed to educate, encourage, and empower authors. With A2Z Editing™ and custom marketing services, we cater to an exclusive roster of talents and titles that deserve to shine.


The AC mission is to support high quality content for hungry readers. I'm an Advisor to the Next Generation Indie Book Awards (NGIBA) www.indiebookawards.com, and I serve on the Board of Directors for the Association of Independent Authors (AiA) www.independent-authors.org.

In my personal life, I proudly serve as an Advisor to the Board of Directors of 4 Real Women International, www.4rwi.org, an organization devoted to mentoring and leadership development for women of all ages and backgrounds.

My passions are travel, gourmet cooking, photography, gardening, and BOOKS. My own book, Travels of an Independent Woman (#readtiw) is scheduled for Summer 2015. www.facebook.com/readtiw

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Fiction
Adventure African American fiction Children's Picture Books Christian Classics Crime & Mystery Cultural & Ethnic Themes Historical Fiction Humor & Comedy Inspirational Literature Romance Short Story Thriller Women's Fiction

Portfolio (21 selected works)

Dragon Whisperer

Vanessa Ricci-Thode

Dionelle was born unique: she is immune to fire. Shortly after marrying Reiser, Dionelle's unique talents catch the attention of a wicked noblewoman, Lady Karth, who is in need of a new dragon whisperer. Dionelle is crudely thrust into the position, but shows a natural talent for dealing with dragons. Reiser is against the idea, but Dionelle loves what she does and grows fond of the dragons, b... read more

Dionelle was born unique: she is immune to fire. Shortly after marrying Reiser, Dionelle's unique talents catch the attention of a wicked noblewoman, Lady Karth, who is in need of a new dragon whisperer. Dionelle is crudely thrust into the position, but shows a natural talent for dealing with dragons. Reiser is against the idea, but Dionelle loves what she does and grows fond of the dragons, b... read more

Camelot's Cousin: An Espionage Thriller

David R. Stokes

THE SPY WHO BETRAYED KENNEDY...Was One of President Kennedy's Closest Friends a Soviet Mole? Is It Fiction or Fact? When a Dad tries to dig a hole in his Northern Virginia yard to bury the remains of the family pet, he chances upon a mysterious briefcase. Its contents include a journal with cryptic writing. He turns to his friend, and boss, Templeton Davis, a Rhodes scholar, popular national r... read more

THE SPY WHO BETRAYED KENNEDY...Was One of President Kennedy's Closest Friends a Soviet Mole? Is It Fiction or Fact? When a Dad tries to dig a hole in his Northern Virginia yard to bury the remains of the family pet, he chances upon a mysterious briefcase. Its contents include a journal with cryptic writing. He turns to his friend, and boss, Templeton Davis, a Rhodes scholar, popular national r... read more

The Lost Art of House Cleaning: A Clean House Is a Happy Home

Jan M. Dougherty

If you're old enough to remember Erma Bombeck's irreverent look at life, you'll love this book. It's funny, entertaining and shows you step-by-step how to clean a house. Even if you don't want to clean your house you'll enjoy a good laugh. Jan Dougherty, lovingly referred to as, 'the Head Rag Dragger', has written a book that gives you, "THE PATH" to clean your house. As she says, "Follow me m... read more

If you're old enough to remember Erma Bombeck's irreverent look at life, you'll love this book. It's funny, entertaining and shows you step-by-step how to clean a house. Even if you don't want to clean your house you'll enjoy a good laugh. Jan Dougherty, lovingly referred to as, 'the Head Rag Dragger', has written a book that gives you, "THE PATH" to clean your house. As she says, "Follow me m... read more

Real Dirt: An Ex-Industrial Farmer's Guide to Sustainable Eating

Harry Stoddart

Real Dirt is a groundbreaking book for any reader interested in learning more about where food comes from. Harry Stoddart shares years of experience and knowledge in his quirky dissection of agriculture and what we eat. Among his many achievements, he has developed a farming system he believes is the starting point for genuinely sustainable agriculture. A sixth-generation farmer, Harry bought ... read more

Real Dirt is a groundbreaking book for any reader interested in learning more about where food comes from. Harry Stoddart shares years of experience and knowledge in his quirky dissection of agriculture and what we eat. Among his many achievements, he has developed a farming system he believes is the starting point for genuinely sustainable agriculture. A sixth-generation farmer, Harry bought ... read more

Von Lagerhaus

Dave DiGrazie

Two careless women. Two total strangers. Suddenly far from the world they knew only moments earlier. Crack head Rawanzel Johnson got as high as she could. TV news babe Karen Dawson ran a red light. Suddenly, they’re together, in a cold wilderness, on a deserted two-lane road. Soon there are others: Eleven people, fast friends and famous strangers. When the strange music stops; when the next my... read more

Two careless women. Two total strangers. Suddenly far from the world they knew only moments earlier. Crack head Rawanzel Johnson got as high as she could. TV news babe Karen Dawson ran a red light. Suddenly, they’re together, in a cold wilderness, on a deserted two-lane road. Soon there are others: Eleven people, fast friends and famous strangers. When the strange music stops; when the next my... read more

Lexus Sam

Bp Gallucci

A man, nameless, wakes up in Manhattan in a stranger's apartment with few memories of who he is. He remembers a life in California and the love of a girl named Sarah—memories that don’t match the life he now finds himself in. Losing hold of what he can say for certain about his life, he turns to a doctor who claims he can help recover more memories through hypnotic regression. But when the ses... read more

A man, nameless, wakes up in Manhattan in a stranger's apartment with few memories of who he is. He remembers a life in California and the love of a girl named Sarah—memories that don’t match the life he now finds himself in. Losing hold of what he can say for certain about his life, he turns to a doctor who claims he can help recover more memories through hypnotic regression. But when the ses... read more

BawBs Raven Feathers (Vol II)

Robert Chomany

BawB's Raven Feathers is pure and simple. It kickstarts moments of self-reflection and inner peace, drawing on nostalgia while pushing the reader to live in the present and dream of tomorrow. Alternating brief chapters of prose with perfectly rhythmic, adult rhymes, this book holds appeal for the masses.

BawB's Raven Feathers is pure and simple. It kickstarts moments of self-reflection and inner peace, drawing on nostalgia while pushing the reader to live in the present and dream of tomorrow. Alternating brief chapters of prose with perfectly rhythmic, adult rhymes, this book holds appeal for the masses.

Cheers to Life - True to Myself

A. H. Cameron Strother

INSPIRATIONAL GIFT BOOK - Powerful New Book Encourages Self-Awareness, Reflection, and Honesty.Sometimes in life, a book comes along that has the power to reach out and touch readers in a personal and profound way; inviting them on a soulful journey that inspires, teaches, and motivates; persuading them to embrace the journey of life and lessons learned along the way. First Projection, Inc. is... read more

INSPIRATIONAL GIFT BOOK - Powerful New Book Encourages Self-Awareness, Reflection, and Honesty.Sometimes in life, a book comes along that has the power to reach out and touch readers in a personal and profound way; inviting them on a soulful journey that inspires, teaches, and motivates; persuading them to embrace the journey of life and lessons learned along the way. First Projection, Inc. is... read more

One Moment With God

Ridgley B. Merritt Jr.

The events of this story revolves around my true personal experience that occurred during the Fall of l982, while sport diving in the Gulf of Mexico with three friends, John, Kitty, and Carlos. Danger was obvious for me, as a change in my breathing equipment occurred. At that moment I knew my life was in jeopardy and I was fighting with all my strength. After being retrieved from the water and... read more

The events of this story revolves around my true personal experience that occurred during the Fall of l982, while sport diving in the Gulf of Mexico with three friends, John, Kitty, and Carlos. Danger was obvious for me, as a change in my breathing equipment occurred. At that moment I knew my life was in jeopardy and I was fighting with all my strength. After being retrieved from the water and... read more

Stress Pandemic: The Lifestyle Solution

Paul Huljich

Are you stressed? Do you feel anxious or on edge a lot of the time? Do you know you suffer from stress but feel powerless to stop it? Do you have trouble sleeping, lack energy and patience, feel frequent sadness or tension, or experience even larger stress-related health problems? Many people would answer yes to these questions. The modern world is a breeding ground for stress; it comes in man... read more

Are you stressed? Do you feel anxious or on edge a lot of the time? Do you know you suffer from stress but feel powerless to stop it? Do you have trouble sleeping, lack energy and patience, feel frequent sadness or tension, or experience even larger stress-related health problems? Many people would answer yes to these questions. The modern world is a breeding ground for stress; it comes in man... read more

A Year in the Life of Dr. Fox

Frederick L. Malphurs

During the years of Mexican President Calderone, drug cartels fought pitched battles against other cartels, the police, the army, and the good citizens of Mexico. Kidnappings, murder, threats, and intimidation by drug cartels impinged on every facet of Mexican life. This story of the de la Vega family in Culiacan, the state capital of the Mexican state of Sinaloa, tells of their struggles with... read more

During the years of Mexican President Calderone, drug cartels fought pitched battles against other cartels, the police, the army, and the good citizens of Mexico. Kidnappings, murder, threats, and intimidation by drug cartels impinged on every facet of Mexican life. This story of the de la Vega family in Culiacan, the state capital of the Mexican state of Sinaloa, tells of their struggles with... read more

The Cost of Living

M Pressman

Spanning the course of 30 years, a mother-and-daughter relationship is put to the test due to the mother’s eccentric, compulsive hoarding habits. Beginning in the 1980s, “The Cost of Living” follows Caroline Kurchowski (C.C.) as she grows from an 8-year old girl into adulthood with her single mom. Jean Kurchowski lives by the motto “If it’s free, it’s for me” – which explains the mile-high pil... read more

Spanning the course of 30 years, a mother-and-daughter relationship is put to the test due to the mother’s eccentric, compulsive hoarding habits. Beginning in the 1980s, “The Cost of Living” follows Caroline Kurchowski (C.C.) as she grows from an 8-year old girl into adulthood with her single mom. Jean Kurchowski lives by the motto “If it’s free, it’s for me” – which explains the mile-high pil... read more

Sweetspot Confessions of a Golfaholic: A laugh out loud tale of obsession

John O'Hern

Breaking Bad meets Caddyshack! Tom and Carol have the perfect life: good job, happy home, two wonderful kids. While Carol yearns for Tom to join in her search for new age spiritual bliss, Tom's boss insists he take up golf as a business networking tool. In a classic cautionary tale of a happy marriage gone adrift, follow our hero Tom as his obsession takes hold and steers him down a dark twist... read more

Breaking Bad meets Caddyshack! Tom and Carol have the perfect life: good job, happy home, two wonderful kids. While Carol yearns for Tom to join in her search for new age spiritual bliss, Tom's boss insists he take up golf as a business networking tool. In a classic cautionary tale of a happy marriage gone adrift, follow our hero Tom as his obsession takes hold and steers him down a dark twist... read more

The Beverly Hills Anti-Aging Prescription

M.D. Andre Berger

Do you find yourself frequently moody and tired? Are you forgetting things more easily and often? Stressed out by life's daily challenges? Do you look in the mirror and wonder where your healthy body and youthful appearance have gone? It doesn't have to be that way. Turn back the clock and improve your quality of life. For the first time ever, Dr. Andre Berg er, renowned anti-aging physician a... read more

Do you find yourself frequently moody and tired? Are you forgetting things more easily and often? Stressed out by life's daily challenges? Do you look in the mirror and wonder where your healthy body and youthful appearance have gone? It doesn't have to be that way. Turn back the clock and improve your quality of life. For the first time ever, Dr. Andre Berg er, renowned anti-aging physician a... read more

Anaphylaxis: A Medical Thriller

Alan Anson Wanderer

A well-known scientist, who has recently discovered an effective vaccine for cocaine addiction, dies from anaphylaxis after a routine injection in the office of his allergist, Dr. Leonard Haberman. A malpractice lawsuit ensues, fanned by a politically ambitious senator. Questions arise when it is discovered that the cocaine vaccine specifications are missing along with the head technician who ... read more

A well-known scientist, who has recently discovered an effective vaccine for cocaine addiction, dies from anaphylaxis after a routine injection in the office of his allergist, Dr. Leonard Haberman. A malpractice lawsuit ensues, fanned by a politically ambitious senator. Questions arise when it is discovered that the cocaine vaccine specifications are missing along with the head technician who ... read more

Quincy Finds a New Home (Quincy the Horse Books)

Camille Matthews

The Quincy the Horse Books, for K-4, will appeal to children who love animals and want to learn more about them. The first book, Quincy Finds A New Home, introduces a red horse named Quincy. It is about the importance of friendship. Quincy's life is turned upside down when he gets a new owner and is taken to a new home, the biggest barn he has ever seen. There are horse shows every Sunday but ... read more

The Quincy the Horse Books, for K-4, will appeal to children who love animals and want to learn more about them. The first book, Quincy Finds A New Home, introduces a red horse named Quincy. It is about the importance of friendship. Quincy's life is turned upside down when he gets a new owner and is taken to a new home, the biggest barn he has ever seen. There are horse shows every Sunday but ... read more

Magnificent Redemption

Mr. Marc Curtis Little

Revenge. Unrequited love. Spirituality Desmond Anderson, an honor student and nationally recognized four-sport athlete with a future destined for greatness, is dealt an unjust hand. Sentenced to a prison in the Deep South in the 1960s for a crime he did not commit, he must learn to overcome the emotional shackles of the 40-year incarceration when he returns to the city of his birth. Desmond's ... read more

Revenge. Unrequited love. Spirituality Desmond Anderson, an honor student and nationally recognized four-sport athlete with a future destined for greatness, is dealt an unjust hand. Sentenced to a prison in the Deep South in the 1960s for a crime he did not commit, he must learn to overcome the emotional shackles of the 40-year incarceration when he returns to the city of his birth. Desmond's ... read more

Imperfect Pairings

Jackie Townsend

Not your typical Italian love story... Smart, career driven Jamie had not intended to fall in love. And to a foreigner no less, an Italian who doesn't reveal his heritage at first. Jack is short for John, he tells her, but she soon discovers that John is short for Giovanni. Insanely handsome and intense but unreadable, Giovanni is a man of few words. When after two months together she accompan... read more

Not your typical Italian love story... Smart, career driven Jamie had not intended to fall in love. And to a foreigner no less, an Italian who doesn't reveal his heritage at first. Jack is short for John, he tells her, but she soon discovers that John is short for Giovanni. Insanely handsome and intense but unreadable, Giovanni is a man of few words. When after two months together she accompan... read more

Reaper 6

Andrew J. Rafkin

A Top Secret Story of Unparalleled Heroism... Staff Sergeant Larry FitzGerald, aka "Reaper 6," of the U.S. Army Special Forces, led a special Black Ops team deployed to Vietnam in 1965. He reported to only two men: General Westmoreland and General Abrams, who were in command of the U.S. Armed Forces. His first assignment-a suicidal mission to assassinate four enemy generals in Laos who were pl... read more

A Top Secret Story of Unparalleled Heroism... Staff Sergeant Larry FitzGerald, aka "Reaper 6," of the U.S. Army Special Forces, led a special Black Ops team deployed to Vietnam in 1965. He reported to only two men: General Westmoreland and General Abrams, who were in command of the U.S. Armed Forces. His first assignment-a suicidal mission to assassinate four enemy generals in Laos who were pl... read more

Creating Madness

Andrew Rafkin

Terrorists have attacked the harbor of Galveston"Terrorists have attacked the harbor of Galveston, Texas, where a dirty bomb was detonated next to a container ship, resulting in major damage to the container ship, and the radiation released by the explosion could be disastrous. We have no further information at this time except that the president and the head of Homeland Security have pushed t... read more

Terrorists have attacked the harbor of Galveston"Terrorists have attacked the harbor of Galveston, Texas, where a dirty bomb was detonated next to a container ship, resulting in major damage to the container ship, and the radiation released by the explosion could be disastrous. We have no further information at this time except that the president and the head of Homeland Security have pushed t... read more

After Obama

Marc Little

THE MOST AMBITIOUS "WHAT IF" POLITICAL NOVEL IN PUBLISHING HISTORY! The repeal of the 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is the only way that President Obama can once again assume the mantle of leadership of the free world. Yet, in spite of their inability to work together to reverse the deterioration of America, elected officials in Washington from both the Democratic and Republican part... read more

THE MOST AMBITIOUS "WHAT IF" POLITICAL NOVEL IN PUBLISHING HISTORY! The repeal of the 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is the only way that President Obama can once again assume the mantle of leadership of the free world. Yet, in spite of their inability to work together to reverse the deterioration of America, elected officials in Washington from both the Democratic and Republican part... read more

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