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I have a growing database of professionals that can help you on your journey as a published author. Check out some of my staff.

Mark Mathes: Book editor, publisher, writer, digital strategist Ready to help you tell your story in your voice, words, images. Successful writer, book editor, and publisher with over 35 books published from manuscript to marketplace since 2014. A lifetime in journalism leads to eleven years in book editing and publishing. 
Editor, Pelican Publishing, New Orleans. Editor, Tribune Company, Chicago. Editor, New York Times Company. An interviewer's ear for dialogue. A journalist's eye for character and detail. A storyteller's narrative. Deadline driven editor who makes the press start time.  Traditional and independent. Fiction and non-fiction. 

Clarissa is a line editor and formator and also watches the finer points. She has written five children's books, four novels set in Southwest Florida, a World War II novel, a compilation of local Venice heroes, a poetry book, and two full-length stage plays.  Thomasson is also a  freelance magazine writer–having written for GRAND magazine and Yesterday in Florida and currently writing a monthly column for Eastside Venice Neighbors.  Thomasson won a 2005 Florida Trust for Historic Preservation award for her contribution to Florida history.  

Lucy Tobias is a talented illustrator of children's books. She has published and illustrated several of her own books. She is a  three-time winner of the coveted New York Times Chairman's Award for outstanding newspaper writing. She worked for 26 years as a reporter and photographer for the New York Times Regional Group. The New York Times syndicate carried her columns, travel and environmental stories.  
Lucy served as Authentic Florida Expert for Visit Florida providing videos, blogs and podcasts. She currently lives in Sarasota, Florida, writes books that are family and travel friendly plus free lances stories to newspapers and magazines. 

Lili Rose is a well-known entertainer, having performed for many years locally and in Las Vegas, and Laughlin, NV; Palm Springs, California; and AZ. Lili's versatility has expanded to the world of Voiceovers, Storytellers and Audiobooks. Flaunting a wide range of character voices has been a proven delight to audiences of all ages!! Watch for Storytime with Lili Rose!

Jacqueline has a BFA in Illustration from CVA in St. Paul, MN. She has been drawing and creating stories since she was a child, publishing her first 2 books in 2011. She has written 7 of the 33 published children's books she illustrated since then. She grew up in Sarasota, FL, but currently lives in Wisconsin with her family.

My name is Amanda Gillick and I'm currently a student at State College of Florida. I've been doing illustration for quite some time now, even doing some professional work here and there during high school. Fortunately, I had a wonderful commercial art teacher who showed me the ropes of the professional art world very early on. I've been acknowledged by other professionals and within national art competitions, as well. When I'm not drawing, I also like to write. I would love to publish a graphic novel one day.