Publishing Partners

In addition to helping my authors self-publish through Amazon CreateSpace, I also offer opportunities for you to work with these outstanding publishing and marketing partners.


Terry Whalin / Morgan James Publishing

Terry understands both sides of the editorial desk as an editor and a writer. Terry is an acquisitions editor at Morgan James Publishing in New York City after working previously as a magazine editor and a book acquisitions editor at Howard Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster and David C. Cook. He also ran his own literary agency before joining Morgan James in 2012.

Founded in 2003, Morgan James was the first hybrid publisher to blend the strength of traditional publishing with the flexibility of self-publishing. Morgan James focuses on four book categories: Nonfiction, Fiction, Faith, and Kids. Morgan James has produced about 3,000 titles and its books have been on the New York Times list 29 different times. Morgan James Publishing is regularly ranked by Publisher’s Weekly as one of the fastest growing publishers in the nation. It ranked #44 on Fast Company’s Fast 50 for its significant accomplishments and impact on the industry over the last ten years. Learn more.


Darren Shearer / High Bridge Books

Darren is the founder and CEO of High Bridge Books in Houston, TX, which offers professional book publishing and author consulting services for inspiring thought leaders. High Bridge Books has published 60 books since 2013. Darren is also the director of the Theology of Business Institute, a global think tank with the mission of helping marketplace Christians to disciple their co-workers, companies, industries, and communities. He has authored three books, including Marketing Like Jesus: 25 Strategies to Change the World and The Marketplace Christian: A Practical Guide to Using Your Spiritual Gifts in Business.

High Bridge offers three full-service professional publishing packages offering generous author royalties in return for book production, sales set up, and promotion services, as well as website development, social media content distribution, and podcasting services for its authors. Adam Colwell’s WriteWorks authors Jeff Holler and Lorinda Martinez have published through High Bridge Books. Learn more.


Grael Norton / Wheatmark, Inc.

Grael is the Director of Marketing for Wheatmark, Inc., founded in 1999 in Tucson, AZ. Grael has helped thousands of authors prepare their projects for market and launch effective book marketing programs. Prior to joining Wheatmark in 2007, he worked as an editorial assistant for Fodor’s Travel Guides, a division of Random House, and is the author of one produced and four unproduced screenplays.

Wheatmark combines digital printing technologies and Internet-based distribution channels with the talents and expertise of experienced publishing professionals to provide a trade-quality publishing experience to the authors it serves. Wheatmark also helps authors with building their platforms online, pitching their projects to agents, and setting up their own publishing companies. Wheatmark has published more than 1,700 titles. Learn more.


My Core Values

INTEGRITY: I will be honest and not lie or mislead in anything I do.

WORK ETHIC: I will have a consistent commitment to honor best practices for writing, editing, publishing, and coaching; I will seek ongoing training for my skills.

COMMUNICATION: I will communicate with clients and my team clearly and thoroughly regarding expectations, processes and deadlines, scope of work, and terms and conditions of agreements.

INTERACTION: I will practice one-on-one interaction with a customized, personalized approach to help others tell their story.

RESPONSIBILITY: I will be accountable for my business' finances and sustainable practices; I will be accountable to my causes through my volunteerism and giving.

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