November 2022

The Hummingbird Wars by Ron Paschall


The Hummingbird Wars by Ron Paschall We're so proud of our new book for young adults. Check out our editorial review of The Hummingbird Wars by Ron Paschall, beautifully illustrated by Sue Hull. Buy the book here:

The Hummingbird Wars by Ron Paschall2022-11-20T18:30:30-08:00

October 2022

Roadkill on the Telecommunications Highway


New Book by William W. King This book is a retrospective of my career in the telecommunications industry. It is not a novel. Though it does include some biographical information, it is not an autobiography. Rather it is a series of vignettes and anecdotes. Some are humorous, some are tragic,

Roadkill on the Telecommunications Highway2022-10-12T12:19:10-07:00

Preorder The Hummingbird Wars!

2022-10-12T11:41:03-07:00   Use the link above to preorder The Hummingbird Wars, a new book by Ron Paschall. The avian kingdom comes alive in this suspenseful and beautifully illustrated story of family, vengeance, and redemption in the animal world. The descendants of the Hubert Hummingbird family have lived with a secret

Preorder The Hummingbird Wars!2022-10-12T11:41:03-07:00

September 2022

Our Handy Reference for Creating Children’s Books


Children's books are special. They have to be designed from the beginning. Just like a movie, every children's book needs a director. Here is our simple guide to art direction elements you need to know before you start your project. You can review the presentation full screen or download this

Our Handy Reference for Creating Children’s Books2022-09-12T16:48:40-07:00

July 2021

Free book today and tomorrow!


The Brass Starling is free on kindle today and tomorrow! stop by and pick up your copy! We're thrilled with the reviews we're getting on the book and amazed to be in the top ten in three categories today: #1 in Jewish American Fiction #8 in Alternative History #9 in

Free book today and tomorrow!2021-07-01T22:29:05-07:00

May 2021

What are the clichés?


Avoid clichés in writing. Rewrite them assiduously. But some might be wondering--- what are the clichés? As a history professor, I see things like "the winds of change" or "the sands of time" or the "March of history" all the time in student papers. What would be fun would be

What are the clichés?2021-05-25T22:22:52-07:00

Powers Revealed


A New Book in an Epic Fantasy World We are so proud of C. T. Fitzgerald's Threat of Angeals Series. It's an epic fantasy that will keep Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings fans mesmerized. Click the link to jump into the series. Learn more about the

Powers Revealed2021-05-11T00:42:12-07:00

February 2021



(a/k/a Marketing is Worth it!) Yesterday, Isaac and I spent the day calculating royalties for all of the Emerald authors. Our books earned over $6000 for the last 4 months of 2020, with sales throughout the USA, in bookstores, via Kindle and internationally in Europe, Great Britain, Canada, and India.


Write toward vulnerablility


Inspired by the upcoming Cup & Quill workshop on writing, I pulled out a copy of Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird. The advice that just shines through the page in her conclusion is about writers making ourselves vulnerable. How does this translate on the page? Create imperfect ("embarrassing?") characters. Make

Write toward vulnerablility2021-02-12T20:05:25-08:00