As a contract editor with Indigo, I have taken on a variety of book projects, but those I like best are the scientific and historical labors of love. Authors who have poured years of research and hours of writing into a project and are in search of some perspective and guidance as they move toward self-publishing are my favorite authors to work with.
Thinking whimsically makes serious science accessible. That's a message that should be taken to heart by all readers who want to learn about evolution. Do Elephants Have Knees? invites readers into serious appreciation of Darwinian histories by deploying the playful thinking found in children’s books. Charles R. Ault Jr. weds children’s literature to recent research in paleontology and evoluti... read more
Assigned as a nurse to a hospital ship during the Civil War, Dr. Rose Barnett hopes someone will apprentice her in the modern art of surgery. But she has more to learn than how to amputate the ruined limbs of Union soldiers. Confronted by her own preconceived notions of class, love, and race, she struggles to untangle life’s persistent contradictions. As a pacifist, her greatest challenge is c... read more
An Irish Volunteer is based on the true stories of Joe Plunkett and Grace Gifford. Joe is an eccentric, mystical poet and the Catholic son of a count. He joins a secret rebel organization of writers, professors, philosophers, and activists in a revolution against the British Empire. Theirs is a desperate bid for Ireland’s freedom in 1916, as World War I rages in Europe. After hundreds of years... read more
Two days before he would die from a cardiac arrest and be resuscitated following a routine medical procedure, Fred Swan wrote a skeptical prayer in a journal. Discouraged and depressed he asked the Universe that he might wake from his upcoming procedure a “changed man, a man with a differing view” of his life. In the days ahead, a physician cautioned his family, “Before we start worrying about... read more
For several decades educators have struggled to identify the attributes all sciences have in common. In the popular mind this effort constitutes the importance of teaching “the” scientific method. In the policy maker’s world this pursuit yields standards for all Americans that unify the sciences. For teachers, the quest for unity has typically meant teaching science as process. However, a curr... read more
This guide for teachers provides a new look at classroom systems to support students on the autism spectrum. The easily adaptable accommodations in From Surviving to Thriving address common areas of need for students on the spectrum who are capable of participating in standard classrooms but need specific supports. Educators will learn not only what works but also why it works and how to imple... read more
Linnie Ann Adams and her father leave Illinois for Denver expecting abundant rewards from a gold mine investment. All too soon both the stock and Linnie Ann’s father die, and she is left penniless and without prospects.She agrees to assist a mining town doctor in Rhodochrosite, Colorado, where explosions, cave-ins, barroom violence, childhood epidemics, and home childbirths fill her days. As t... read more
"The Groundhopper's Guide to Soccer in England, 2018-19 Season" is your comprehensive guide to seeing soccer in England. With profiles of more than 50 clubs and plenty of tips on getting tickets, understanding the schedule, and picking the best game to go see, the Groundhopper's Guide will give you everything you need to plan the perfect English soccer adventure.Whether you're working a game i... read more
The athlete’s guide to building a personal brand and a future beyond sports.Athletes Are Brands Too teaches athletes at every level how to build a brand that can lead to success in life, regardless of what happens in their athletic career. One part road map, one part call to arms, this guide gives athletes the tools to build their influence, beat the odds, and leverage their athletic accomplis... read more
In 1879 life offers very few choices for a seventeen-year-old girl. Eliza Jane Ludlow, eldest daughter of a large family, must leave her beloved grandma behind in New York and move with Mumma and the other children to join Papa on a virgin farm near Huron City, Michigan. She struggles to meet the expectations of her family: to find a job, to be courted, and to marry. Burdened with the position... read more
The mission was a failure. The crew is dead or dying. Soon, a derelict ship will be the only remnant of this expedition, towering above the primeval landscape of a prehistoric planet. But the ship's AI holds the seeds of a new mission in a program designed by the last surviving crew member—one that will take decades, if not centuries, to complete, and will possibly set a new course for all of ... read more
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