Thursday, March 19, 2009

Writers Beware

When you submit manuscripts to a publisher, be sure they are appropriate. Don't send fantasy to a publisher of historical novels. Check the publisher's website and find out what they want. Nothing gets a quicker rejection than an manuscript that is inappropriate. These are the quickest to get a decision, but they are the most annoying because they waste precious time and resources.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Hard at work

For the past while I have been hard at work as editor of Chronicler Publishing. We have several new books published: Faces, Souls, and Painted Crows by Dr. Rudi Unterthiner a retired cosmetic surgeon who worked in Hollywood with the famous and celebrated stars, producers, etc. His fictionalized memoir is a fantastic read.
Another interesting book is Anne Marie Martel by Ethel Devlin that is the biography of the woman who founded the Sisters of the Child Jesus in the 18th century in France.
The Originals by William Hay is another intriguing16th book about the foundation of the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry that made a name for themselves during World War I. It chronicles the famous battles in which the Canadians were involved.
Another interesting read is Forty Testoon by Alan Fisk which is the story of a priest who comes to Newfoundland in the 16th century to serve the English fishermen who come out every year to fish for cod on the Grand Banks. As he overwinters, he becomes involved in a conspiracy to dethrone the reigning king of England.
Presently, we have two other books about to be published: Ellen's Story by Dianne Osborne which is the story of a young woman growing up on the Canadian prairies during the Great Depression and World War II.
Another book that we are publishing is a book of poetry, A Tangle Web by Deborah Stewart. This is book quite different from our usual historical novel.