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Clare Ellis

Clare Ellis - Editor

San Francisco, CA, United States

Bring us your manuscripts, rough drafts, and penciled sketches! Our team can help whip your book into shape - and design and market it too.

Overview

I'm the director of Stone Pier Productions, a creative agency devoted to writers.

Services
Languages
English (AUS) English (US)
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Historical Fiction LGBTQ Plays & Screenplays Romance Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Children's Books (Non-Fiction) Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts

Work experience

Director

Clare Ellis is self-employed

May, 2016 – Present (7 months)

Stone Pier Productions offers editing, design, and marketing services for authors and screenwriters. We can help you develop a manuscript or proof it and fine-tune a play or screenplay. We can design a distinctive book cover and interior, and develop a professional looking book proposal, too. We can build you a killer author website, help you find an audience, and provide copywriting backup if you're too tired to crank out another word.

Portfolio (7 selected works)

Stiltsville: A Novel (P.S.)

Susanna Daniel

One sunny morning in 1969, Frances Ellerby finds herself in a place called Stiltsville, a community of houses built on pilings in the middle of Biscayne Bay. It's the first time the Atlanta native has been out on the open water, and she's captivated. On the dock of a stilt house, with the dazzling Miami skyline in the distance, she meets the house's owner, Dennis DuVal—and a new future reveals... read more

One sunny morning in 1969, Frances Ellerby finds herself in a place called Stiltsville, a community of houses built on pilings in the middle of Biscayne Bay. It's the first time the Atlanta native has been out on the open water, and she's captivated. On the dock of a stilt house, with the dazzling Miami skyline in the distance, she meets the house's owner, Dennis DuVal—and a new future reveals... read more

Sea Creatures: A Novel (P.S.)

Susanna Daniel

In Sea Creatures, a riveting domestic drama by Susanna Daniel, a mother must make the unthinkable choice between her husband and her son. When Georgia Qullian returns to her hometown of Miami, her toddler and husband in tow, she is hoping for a fresh start. They have left Illinois trailing scandal and disappointment in their wake, fallout from her husband’s severe sleep disorder. For months, t... read more

In Sea Creatures, a riveting domestic drama by Susanna Daniel, a mother must make the unthinkable choice between her husband and her son. When Georgia Qullian returns to her hometown of Miami, her toddler and husband in tow, she is hoping for a fresh start. They have left Illinois trailing scandal and disappointment in their wake, fallout from her husband’s severe sleep disorder. For months, t... read more

What Burns Away

Melissa Falcon Field

"A debut novel with a bighearted sensuality and a bull's-eye precision on a par with our best working writers today. A must-read." -Jan Elizabeth Watson, author of What Has Become of You and Asta in the WingsGood wife, good mother. That's all Claire Spruce is trying to be, but the never-ending snow in this new town and her workaholic husband are making her crazy. Even the sweet face of her tod... read more

"A debut novel with a bighearted sensuality and a bull's-eye precision on a par with our best working writers today. A must-read." -Jan Elizabeth Watson, author of What Has Become of You and Asta in the WingsGood wife, good mother. That's all Claire Spruce is trying to be, but the never-ending snow in this new town and her workaholic husband are making her crazy. Even the sweet face of her tod... read more

Life Among Giants: A Novel

Bill Roorbach

This funny, exuberant novel captures the reader with the grand sweep of seven-foot-tall David “Lizard” Hochmeyer’s larger-than-life quest to unravel the mystery surrounding his parents’ deaths. It’s a journey laden with pro football stars, a master chef and his beautiful transvestite lover, a world-famous ballerina and her English rocker husband, and a sister who’s as brilliant as she is unsta... read more

This funny, exuberant novel captures the reader with the grand sweep of seven-foot-tall David “Lizard” Hochmeyer’s larger-than-life quest to unravel the mystery surrounding his parents’ deaths. It’s a journey laden with pro football stars, a master chef and his beautiful transvestite lover, a world-famous ballerina and her English rocker husband, and a sister who’s as brilliant as she is unsta... read more

Sh*tty Mom: The Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us

Laurie Kilmartin, Karen Moline, Alicia Ybarbo, Mary Ann Zoellner

Sh*tty Mom is the ultimate parenting guide, written by four moms who have seen it all. As hilarious as it is universal, each chapter presents a common parenting scenario with advice on how to get through it in the easiest and most efficient way possible. With chapters such as “How to Sleep Until 9 A.M. Every Weekend” and “When Seeing an Infant Triggers a Mental Illness That Makes You Want to H... read more

Sh*tty Mom is the ultimate parenting guide, written by four moms who have seen it all. As hilarious as it is universal, each chapter presents a common parenting scenario with advice on how to get through it in the easiest and most efficient way possible. With chapters such as “How to Sleep Until 9 A.M. Every Weekend” and “When Seeing an Infant Triggers a Mental Illness That Makes You Want to H... read more

What Has Become of You

Jan Elizabeth Watson

What if a teacher’s most promising pupil is also her most dangerous? A tautly plotted psychological thriller, as intelligent as it is mesmerizingWhat Has Become of You follows Vera Lundy, an aspiring crime writer and master of self-deprecation who, like many adults, has survived adolescence but hasn’t entirely overcome it. When she agrees to fill in for a private school English teacher on mate... read more

What if a teacher’s most promising pupil is also her most dangerous? A tautly plotted psychological thriller, as intelligent as it is mesmerizingWhat Has Become of You follows Vera Lundy, an aspiring crime writer and master of self-deprecation who, like many adults, has survived adolescence but hasn’t entirely overcome it. When she agrees to fill in for a private school English teacher on mate... read more

How Gone We Got

Dina Guidubaldi

From the wood-paneled basements of Ohio to the end of the world, Dina Guidubaldi's characters have gone wandering, searching for a way home. In How Gone We Got, their efforts to befriend the unfamiliar result in confusion, frustration and violence, but their awkward interactions-with everything from robots to sea creatures to fallen celebrities-send the reader into unexpected and unapologetic ... read more

From the wood-paneled basements of Ohio to the end of the world, Dina Guidubaldi's characters have gone wandering, searching for a way home. In How Gone We Got, their efforts to befriend the unfamiliar result in confusion, frustration and violence, but their awkward interactions-with everything from robots to sea creatures to fallen celebrities-send the reader into unexpected and unapologetic ... read more

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