Happy New Year! Kudos to Clients Who Published Books in 2018

As we begin the new year, I’d like to raise a toast to the dozen clients who published their books in 2018. Whether I provided editing services, developmental input, or book therapy, it was a great pleasure to work with you all! Just off the presses is The Hilco Story: Discovering a Diamond in Our Own Backyard, Art Hilsinger’s refreshingly candid look at starting and growing a company over 41 years.  Also fresh off the printing presses is Bye-Bye, Computer Guy! How to Do IT Yourself, Do It Better, and Save Lots of Money, Mark Beckley (Bits and Bytes Publishing, 2018). Mark, the owner of Small Business Computing, has put together a book of helpful computer tips for business owners.

Kudos to Cliff and Linda Hoyt, whose reference guide A Century of Cures: Dr. J.C. Ayer & Company, Lowell, MA., USA (Lowell Historical Society, 2018), is a beautifully illustrated resource for collectors interested in the wonderfully quirky history of “patent medicines” in the US.

After a long journey – for both author and editor, Sylvia Ruth Gutmann published A Life Rebuilt: The Remarkable Transformation of a War Orphan, (Epigraph Publishing, 2018). I am beyond proud of Sylvia, the end result, and this memoir’s incredible relevance to some of the most pressing issues of our day.

Several clients focused on health issues. Deb Nelson offers inspiration in Finding Health After Cancer: Stories of Renewal and Healing (Deb Nelson Consulting LLC, 2018). Dr. George Beilin tackles chronic pain with insight and good humor, from the points of view of patients and healthcare providers, in two books: How to Reduce Your Patients’ Chronic Pain: A New Model to Restore Hope (Yours and Theirs) and How to Reduce Your Chronic Pain: A New Model to Help You Restore Hope (Dr. Painless Publishing, 2018).

Crocker Snow Jr., who has spent much time on Nantucket and in Alaska, created a book that features essays along with images by Inupiaq photojournalist Brian Adams. Nantaska: The Minnow & the Whale: The Curious Parallel Lives of Nantucket and Alaska (Snow Publishing, 2018)

Philip A. Duker published The Confederacy: A Great Kingdom Against a Powerful Confederation, the first novel in a planned trilogy about the origins of the African slave trade.

Albert Halstead published a revised second edition of Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey: How Patterns, Archetypes and Style Inform a Narrative (Leonine Productions, LLC, 2018) to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary. Film buffs will enjoy the new interview with Douglas Trumbull, who created the film’s memorable visual effects.

Mark C. Bodanza offers food for political thought in Lou D’Allesandro, Lion of the New Hampshire Senate: Thoughts for Presidential Hopefuls, (North Hill Press, 2018). And in An Extremely Dangerous Piece of Lint: A Collection of Humorous and Thought-Provoking Essays (And a Few Pathetic Poems) (Blue Boat Books, 2018), Jeri Kroll offers thoughts on other issues, including the struggles of being a good Unitarian.

Several other clients I worked with in 2018 will have their books out soon – more on their stories in future posts. Happy 2019 to you! And if this is the year you’d like to make your book happen, please get in touch!


1 Comment

  1. Susan Wadia-Ells

    Hi Kate,
    I am more than impressed with your work; just by looking at your website just now. I am clearly needing to talk with you as soon as possible.

    I have a 70,000 word (300 page) manuscript that needs fact checking, line and copy editing, and the rest of the steps to get it into print in paperback format, via PrenticeSpark, BookBaby.. or you tell me!

    This is the first book on breast cancer prevention, based on the new metabolic theory of cancer. It has been endorsed by the BC biologist, Thomas Seyfried, who introduced this metabolic theory for the first time in his 2012 book, published by John Wiley.. Cancer as a Metabolic Disease.

    I am in Manchester, MA… 978 578 1546. I am also speaking at the North Shore Business Forum this Friday.

    Looking forward to talking with you ASAP… today (Sunday) is even fine! BTW.. My current website does not yet include the actual book cover; nor its new design…… just an older cover concept that has now been tossed; The new cover is quite welcoming and fun. The website will also have a different format.
    All best,


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