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Merry Bond

Merry Bond - Designer

Washington, DC

I've been helping new authors get started self-publishing, formatting their books and giving general guidance as needed.

Overview

I am an award winning author of historical romance and a formatter of books for indie-authors.

Services
Fiction
Anthologies Crime & Mystery Fantasy Historical Fiction Romance Science Fiction Thriller

Work experience

Formatter

Anessa Books

January, 2012 – Present (almost 5 years)

Formatting books for indie-authors.

Adjunct Faculty

Frederick Community College

September, 2007 – November, 2015 (about 8 years)

I teach a series of writing courses taking students from organizing themselves and their novels straight through to publishing them.

Portfolio (12 selected works)

Hard Scoop: A Cauley MacKinnon Mystery (Cauley MacKinnon Mysteries Book 1)

Banished to the "Dead Beat" at the Austin Sentinel after sleeping with her boss, Cauley MacKinnon is eager to shed her dubious title as the Obituary Babe and put her new journalism degree to good use. When her childhood friend Scooter Barnes, exotic pet store owner and former Dallas Cowboy, threatens suicide, she sneaks into the crime scene and manages to talk him out of it. But Scooter is lat... read more

Banished to the "Dead Beat" at the Austin Sentinel after sleeping with her boss, Cauley MacKinnon is eager to shed her dubious title as the Obituary Babe and put her new journalism degree to good use. When her childhood friend Scooter Barnes, exotic pet store owner and former Dallas Cowboy, threatens suicide, she sneaks into the crime scene and manages to talk him out of it. But Scooter is lat... read more

Darryl's Reunion

John B Wren

Darryl's Reunion is the story of a young boy, killed in his first year of high school. His murder goes unsolved for nineteen years. The interest of the town's newest detective is drawn because it is an unsolved murder and peaked when he finds out the victim's intended graduating class from the local high school is holding it's fifteenth year reunion. Detective Ian McLarry meets with the reunio... read more

Darryl's Reunion is the story of a young boy, killed in his first year of high school. His murder goes unsolved for nineteen years. The interest of the town's newest detective is drawn because it is an unsolved murder and peaked when he finds out the victim's intended graduating class from the local high school is holding it's fifteenth year reunion. Detective Ian McLarry meets with the reunio... read more

Claiming the Rebel's Heart

Alison Stuart

July 2015: CLAIMING THE REBEL'S HEART has been republished as HER REBEL HEART and is available in Kindle and print editions from Amazon. As the English Civil War divides England and tears families apart, Deliverance Felton will do whatever it takes to defend her family home against the royalist forces ranged against it. Anything she needs to know about siege warfare she has learned from a book... read more

July 2015: CLAIMING THE REBEL'S HEART has been republished as HER REBEL HEART and is available in Kindle and print editions from Amazon. As the English Civil War divides England and tears families apart, Deliverance Felton will do whatever it takes to defend her family home against the royalist forces ranged against it. Anything she needs to know about siege warfare she has learned from a book... read more

STONE (A Time to Love Book 1)

Mardi Maxwell

In 2230 Earth was invaded by an alien species. After years of war, the men are gone and the women are left to fight for the survival of the human race. When one of the aliens’ time travel devices is discovered a task force is formed to bring some of Earth’s most elite soldiers into the future. Lieutenant Sunny Blake is ordered to travel back to 2125 and retrieve Lieutenant Jefferson W. Stone. ... read more

In 2230 Earth was invaded by an alien species. After years of war, the men are gone and the women are left to fight for the survival of the human race. When one of the aliens’ time travel devices is discovered a task force is formed to bring some of Earth’s most elite soldiers into the future. Lieutenant Sunny Blake is ordered to travel back to 2125 and retrieve Lieutenant Jefferson W. Stone. ... read more

Soren's Bondmate (Zarronian Warriors Book 3)

Mardi Maxwell

Soren Valanson's mating fever has reached its limits and his death is eminent. As a Zarronian warrior he's determined to die in battle. He searches the Universe for a war and finds one on the planet of Krystali. Skye is a Krystali enchantress. She can conjure the most deadly substance in the Universe but she can't use it to defend herself. For that she needs a worthy mate. What are the odds th... read more

Soren Valanson's mating fever has reached its limits and his death is eminent. As a Zarronian warrior he's determined to die in battle. He searches the Universe for a war and finds one on the planet of Krystali. Skye is a Krystali enchantress. She can conjure the most deadly substance in the Universe but she can't use it to defend herself. For that she needs a worthy mate. What are the odds th... read more

Buried (Twisted Cedar Mysteries Book 1)

C. J. Carmichael

Justice is overdue in the coastal town of Twisted Cedars where two unsolved mysteries lay buried in the past.Over thirty years ago a series of murders targeting Oregon librarians was never solved. Now someone with inside knowledge is feeding clues to true crime writer Dougal Lachlan, promising him the best story of his career. Pursuing the leads means returning to Twisted Cedars, where his sis... read more

Justice is overdue in the coastal town of Twisted Cedars where two unsolved mysteries lay buried in the past.Over thirty years ago a series of murders targeting Oregon librarians was never solved. Now someone with inside knowledge is feeding clues to true crime writer Dougal Lachlan, promising him the best story of his career. Pursuing the leads means returning to Twisted Cedars, where his sis... read more

A Frost Family Christmas Anthology: (Frost Family & Friends)

C. J. Carmichael, Roxy Boroughs, B.C. Deeks

“Great new Christmas Series!” says Jamie at ONE MORE CHAPTER Want a little mystery with your holiday romance stories? Then come meet the Frost Family in Carol Falls, Vermont, and follow their adventures and romances. This 3-book series contains three separate romances with a connecting mystery that is solved in the final book. (Plus a bonus short story.) WHAT CHILD IS THIS by C.J. Carmichael: ... read more

“Great new Christmas Series!” says Jamie at ONE MORE CHAPTER Want a little mystery with your holiday romance stories? Then come meet the Frost Family in Carol Falls, Vermont, and follow their adventures and romances. This 3-book series contains three separate romances with a connecting mystery that is solved in the final book. (Plus a bonus short story.) WHAT CHILD IS THIS by C.J. Carmichael: ... read more

Dead Rising

Debra Dunbar

Solaria Ainsworth was born a Templar, destined to take up the mantle of responsibility and duty as her family’s Order had done for hundreds of years. Except she refuses to take her Oath of Knighthood. Barely making ends meet in Baltimore, Aria finds it difficult to obtain gainful employment with no work experience and skills in jousting and swordsmanship. Just before she’s served an eviction n... read more

Solaria Ainsworth was born a Templar, destined to take up the mantle of responsibility and duty as her family’s Order had done for hundreds of years. Except she refuses to take her Oath of Knighthood. Barely making ends meet in Baltimore, Aria finds it difficult to obtain gainful employment with no work experience and skills in jousting and swordsmanship. Just before she’s served an eviction n... read more

Changing Lanes (The Lone Stars Book 3)

Katie Graykowski

Professional Football Player, Devon Harding found his soul mate at the age of seventeen. Trouble is, he can’t remember her last name. For the last fourteen years, he’s been waiting for The Universe to send her back to him. When that day comes, he nearly falls all over himself to get to her. But he plays it cool and waits for her to come to him. And she walks right past him. Pediatric Oncologis... read more

Professional Football Player, Devon Harding found his soul mate at the age of seventeen. Trouble is, he can’t remember her last name. For the last fourteen years, he’s been waiting for The Universe to send her back to him. When that day comes, he nearly falls all over himself to get to her. But he plays it cool and waits for her to come to him. And she walks right past him. Pediatric Oncologis... read more

An INSIDE OUT SERIES Extra

Lisa Renee Jones

Now, for a short time, a free look into the breathtaking mystery and romance that is the INSIDE OUT series, now in development for a cable television series. Plus a free look into the steamy spinoff series CARELESS WHISPERS featuring Ella! Chapter one and a thrilling, sexy excerpt are included! Read the first 4 chapters of book 1, IF I WERE YOU, and as a bonus, experience the erotic "window sc... read more

Now, for a short time, a free look into the breathtaking mystery and romance that is the INSIDE OUT series, now in development for a cable television series. Plus a free look into the steamy spinoff series CARELESS WHISPERS featuring Ella! Chapter one and a thrilling, sexy excerpt are included! Read the first 4 chapters of book 1, IF I WERE YOU, and as a bonus, experience the erotic "window sc... read more

Necklaces & Nooses (The Presley Thurman Mysteries Book 2)

Laina Turner

When Presley’s boss is found hanging she thinks its suicide until the police discover its homicide. Who would want to kill a the owner of a high end women's boutique? Presley's not sure but she’s determined to find out.

When Presley’s boss is found hanging she thinks its suicide until the police discover its homicide. Who would want to kill a the owner of a high end women's boutique? Presley's not sure but she’s determined to find out.

Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks and Other Creeps: Volume 1

Joe Bruno

What people are saying about "Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks, and Other Creeps - Volume 1." Excellent Book on Organized Crime! - Mathew J. Mari – New York City Criminal Attorney - Joe Bruno has hit the mark in presenting Old New York the way it really was. Rough and bloody! Great Book for a True Crime Fix! - RJ Parker - "Bestselling Author" - Author of 7 True Crime Books - Top 500 Reviewer Mobsters, ... read more

What people are saying about "Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks, and Other Creeps - Volume 1." Excellent Book on Organized Crime! - Mathew J. Mari – New York City Criminal Attorney - Joe Bruno has hit the mark in presenting Old New York the way it really was. Rough and bloody! Great Book for a True Crime Fix! - RJ Parker - "Bestselling Author" - Author of 7 True Crime Books - Top 500 Reviewer Mobsters, ... read more

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