…Helping Authors Make Their Work Shine…
Words can leave us breathless, sentences can stir hearts, paragraphs can spark the mind, and stories can enrich the soul. It all starts not with words, but with the right words.
I’ve learned this after reading and editing dozens of aspiring or self-published authors: the world offers a modest number of decent storytellers, but precious few writers who can stir one’s soul. The art and craft of writing requires dedication, a commitment to continual learning, an acceptance that quality and professionalism are a must, and an understanding that none of us can make it to the top without a little help.
I would not even dream of publishing a piece without my editor first taking a swipe at it.
Those who succeed at and make a living in this game have embraced those truths with gusto. The rest are, dare I say it, still languishing as amateurs. I say this not to discourage anyone; the last thing I want to do is dash anyone’s dreams on the rocks. I say it to encourage writers to do the right things. Success comes not to those who merely dream, but to those who weave perspiration into their aspirations.
I repeat: It all starts with the right words.
If you’re not there yet, fear not. That’s why we’re here. Let us help each other to achieve those great dreams.
(I also serve as Evolved Publishing’s primary interior designer for our books. That’s in addition, of course, to being an author myself, as well as the CEO and Managing Publisher/Editor of EP.)
Featured Books Edited by
THE TORMENTING BEAUTY OF EMPATHY
Literary Fiction /
When a mute peasant woman flees Civil War-torn Guatemala for the United States, she and her daughter soon—and forever—change the world as we know it.
Book Awards 2021
Fiction – Religious
“…a beautiful, touching, and redeeming tale that I can highly recommend to everyone. When as a reader you feel better inside for having read a book, you know the author has achieved his or her goal. This is such a book.” ~ Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews, Grant Leishman (5 STARS)
THE SPINNER’S WEB
Epic Fantasy /
Grims’ Truth – Book 1
Who is responsible for spinning this web of lies beneath the surface of all we see? Are the ancient immortals responsible, or is it the new breed of mortal beings that, as their population grows, threatens the very existence of the immortals?
Book Awards (x3)
Know this: everything that has happened, is happening, and will happen again.
Epic Fantasy /
Red Death – Book 1
Forced to flee Eden, the only home they’ve ever known, Aaliss and her brother Wilky plunge into the land of the Soulless, where everything is as they feared—only different.
Best Sci-Fi (Dystopian)
Young Adult Fantasy
US Review of Books (RECOMMENDED): “Where dystopian novels are a dime a dozen, Altabef creates an epic tale that stands out.”
TRAMPLING IN THE LAND OF WOE
Religious Fantasy /
Hellbound – Book 1
In New Dis, Purgatory, there is no rest for the dead. Sprouting from the rim of Hell’s depths, not even this bohemian city of the afterlife—full of mercantile enterprises, engineering innovations, and political intrigue—is immune to the tragedies filtering down into it as war and endless suffering rage on Earth above.
Best Religious Fiction
“…a superb work of religious fantasy fiction… well planned, well plotted, and cinematically written….” ~ Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews, K.C. Finn (5 STARS)
Books Edited as of 5-13-23: 187
More coming soon…