I started Bacon Press Books as a small, independent press to help authors re-issue their already published titles in paperback and eBook. We have also published some original fiction and nonfiction.
After my first novel, Waiting for Next Week, was published by Henry Holt & Co., I began teaching college writing and conducting creative writing workshops at colleges, universities, and writers centers. I've been working with authors for more than 25 years as a developmental editor and a book coach. For the past two years, I have been an advanced certified book coach at Author Accelerator working mostly with novelists and memoirists. I am now starting my own book coaching company. I also have a small press, Bacon Press Books, dedicated to re-issuing books in paperback and digital that have already been published in hardcover. I have had two novels published, one under a pen name; several short stories, and award-winning speeches and articles. Many of the authors I've worked with have gone on to publish their books.
The twelve stories in Kate Blackwell’s debut collection illuminate the lives of men and women who appear as unremarkable as your next-door-neighbor until their lives explode quietly on the page. Her wry, often darkly funny voice describes the repressed underside of a range of middle-class characters living in the South. Blackwell’s focus is elemental—on marriage, birth, death, and the entangle... read more
"A rebel for our time"Meet Sigga, a spirited young woman who flees the abusive conditions on an Icelandic farm, only to face grinding poverty in Depression-era Reykjavik. Her struggle for independence runs parallel to Iceland’s quest for freedom from Danish dominance. Born a century before the Me-Too movement, Sigga supports her family, working among men who learn never to touch her without he... read more
After years of living in an abusive marriage, one day Cookie Wagner snaps. She stabs her drunken husband and leaves him dying on the kitchen floor. She flees to remote Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, where she takes on a new name and starts a new life. For a moment, she seems to have gotten away with murder. But is her husband really dead or will he come looking for her and once again ruin her life?... read more
2014 Eric Hoffer Award for Business Books Winner Looking for work? Changing careers? Discover the smart way to search.Ellis Chase, one of Manhattan’s top career management consultants and executive coaches, brings his 25-plus years of experience and expertise to this reexamination of how you can target and find a job that fits. You’ll find strategies you can use to: identify the career that’s ... read more
“Each story is a minor masterpiece of the writer's craft.” Midwest Book Review In these twelve stories, you’ll meet a remarkable cast of complex, quirky characters tangled up in the limits they’ve put on their lives. Driven by love or loneliness, like the man in the title, they’ve boxed themselves in. Frank Tavares tells their stories with humor and compassion. And while the themes may be fami... read more
"Identity Thief is an audacious and cleverly plotted, intriguing mystery that opens up new layers of deceit at every turn, like an endless trove of Russian nesting boxes, with one surprising twist after another." Paul D. Marks, Shamus Award-winning author, White Heat Out of work, down on your luck, desperate for cash. What if you could get rich with a few strokes of the keyboard? All you have ... read more
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Experienced and passionate copyeditor and proofreader specializing in women's fiction, romance, cozy mysteries, and young adult fiction.
I specialize in non-fiction children's books and education/reference texts, so I know how and why we read: for learning or just plain fun!