As an Award Winning author herself, Joanne recognizes that writing is only half the journey. After you have spent months or even years on that perfect (you think) manuscript, it's the what-to-do-next that stops authors in their tracks.
Simon Publishing LLC is here to help you realize your dreams. She has studied the craft of writing for ten plus years with the best in the industry; people like Stephen King, Jennie Nash, Lisa Cron, and Donald Mass.
She is an active members of IBPA, Independent Book Publishers Association, FAPA, Florida Authors & Publishers Association, FWA, Florida Writers Association , WFWA. Women's Fiction Writers Association and FWA, Florida Writers Association and MIW, Marco Island Writers Inc.
Robin’s business, Robin Ludwig Design Inc., has served clients with design and print services nationally since 2002. She has worked with authors and book industry clients as a book cover artist and graphic designer worldwide since 2010. Robin works with authors, publishers and industry professionals creating book cover designs and marketing materials. We are so pleased to have her as a free-lance contributor to our team. www.gobookcoverdesign.com
Joe Eckstein is a children’s book author, illustrator, and cartoonist who loves to encourage and inspire people through art and stories. Originally from Ohio and drawing and writing stories since he can remember, he has a Bachelor’s degree in fine art from Bowling Green State University and has worked as an illustrator for leading children’s education publisher Carson-Dellosa. His work has been published in books, greeting cards, magazines, and newspapers.
Joe is the creator of the cartoon character Herby the Parrot, author and illustrator of Herby Gets a Life, and illustrator of numerous other books for children including Twee’ and the “Between You and Me” series, Two Homes for Daniel and the “Daniel the Dinosaur and Friends” series, Stanley’s Colors, and the recent republication of The Ghost of Black Hawk Island by renown author August Derleth. He currently has more exciting books in the works.
Joe lives on the beautiful southwest coast of Florida and is married to the love of his life, Kristen.
Editor and Award-Winning Writer
Patience, a good eye, knowledge and experience all lead to great editing skills. What are the author’s intentions? Is the prose filled with color, texture and emotion? Jill Yris is an established, professional editor and writer whose portfolio includes national subjects such as actress Shirley Jones, Wall Street Journalist Foster Winans, renowned artist Taylor Oughton and Coach Johnny Majors. She treats her clients and subjects with respect and the attributes of honesty, integrity and loyalty are paramount in her professional and personal life. When editing your book, she’ll check for flow, facts, content and accuracy because every single one of your words matter.
Suanne Schafer has served as editor for a mainstream/romance publishing house and fiction editor for an online literary magazine. In the latter capacities, she has edited over 200 novels, 1000 short stories, and three anthologies. She has also taken classes through the University of California San Diego’s Copyediting Program. A writer herself, she understands the need to maintain an author’s voice while smoothing out the writing.
A lifelong storyteller, book nerd, actor, and secret author, P. J. Morgan has finally reached the pinnacle of human form as a professional audiobook narrator! She is an empathic performer with a broad skillset who believes in the power of the written and spoken word to transform, educate, elevate, and escape. When not in the booth, she is outside playing with her equine friends, hiking with her demonspawn chihuahua, or crafting hit-or-miss vegan meals. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, P. J. is especially interested in stories featuring diverse characters, and has a soft spot for unusual protagonists and sympathetic villains.
P. J. narrates in her home studio using professional, industry-standard equipment:
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