About the Editor:


Darren Todd

…Helping Authors Make Their Work Shine…

We never read enough books in school, so I would remove the dust jacket from my mom’s books and steal minutes during class to read. It always felt like I was getting away with something, or discovering a world few of my peers knew existed.

I’ve been writing since middle school, doing it reasonably well for the last decade. While getting my masters in English from Arizona State, I worked at a daily newspaper as columnist and then opinion editor, and also as editor of the Phoenix Air Guard newspaper.

Since living in Roanoke, Virginia, I’ve formed a weekly writers group and become active in the online peer review community. I published a non-fiction book on digital piracy in 2011, and have several short stories in print. I dabble in horror and YA, but feel at home in literary fiction. Some of my favorites include Neil Gaiman, Cormac McCarthy, Kurt Vonnegut, and Stephen King, but I’m not a hard sell: I’ll read anything.

If I’m not reading, I’m listening. Audiobooks comprise at least half of what I consume, and offer a great excuse to go on long walks. I have narrated four commercially available titles and produced a dozen more.

For me, editing is taking something I already love and helping it grow. I appreciate thick skin and an open mind. In writing, often both are necessary for success. After all, writing is rewriting.

Featured Books Edited by
Darren Todd


Young Adult Fantasy

Essence of Ohr –
Book 1

As a dark flame consumes the world, a larger threat looms over the refugees of Solpate.

Pinnacle Book Achievement
Award, Winter 2020 –
Best YA Fantasy

Readers’ Favorite
Book Awards 2020 –
Bronze Medal –
YA Fiction-Epic Fantasy


Crime Fiction /
Murder Mystery /
Political Thriller 

Duncan Cochrane –
Book 1

Duncan Cochrane wanted to be governor… until the murder of his daughter.

“…a compelling picture of the Windy City when it was still in thrall to the mob and its own unique political machine.” ~ Shots Magazine

“It works as a whodunit, but it’s Cochrane’s story and political life that’ll provide the fuel for this series.” ~ Crime Thriller Hound


Science Fiction /
Young Adult

Whitewashed – Book 1

The ruthless Grifters want Ella Kepler, and they won’t stop until she’s theirs.

Amazon #1 Bestseller
in 3 Countries!
Pinnacle Book Achievement
Award, Summer 2019 –
Best Science Fiction


Paranormal Crime /
Suspense Thriller

Zoë Delante Thriller –
Book 101

No rest for the Wiccan.

WINNER (x3 Books):
Pinnacle Book
Achievement Award –
Best Paranormal Suspense

3 extraordinary, award-winning books in one boxed set:
> Book 1: Whispers of the Dead
> Book 2: Whispers of the Serpent
> Book 3: Whispers of the Sidhe

All Books Edited by Darren Todd




Coming soon….