Monday, November 11, 2013

The Embarrassing Memory Murderer by David Tieck cover reveal

The Embarrassing Memory Murderer by David Tieck
Hilarious Memoir Shares One Man’s Embarrassing Journeys, Many Failures and Life Lessons
The Embarrassing Memory Murderer (published by iUniverse) shares the memoir of author David Tieck’s endless array of humiliating memories as he comes to grip with his past, finds his adventurous spirit, and offers hope, wisdom and understanding to anyone who is willing to laugh about their own disconcerting moments, WELL, that was the idea at least  
I had a plan. It was simple, if I could let all of my worst, most humiliating, and most painful memories each inspire some sort of adventure or challenge, then these memories would finally be adding something positive to my life, and by doing so I could murder the pain, and live a happier life. Ah, thinking about all my most horrible memories all the time, this is going to be awesome, what could possibly go wrong?
It started out great, my horrible past epic shyness, extremely late puberty, and fondness for bleeding and then crying in front of my friends led me to the Cannes Film Festival, tulip shopping in Amsterdam and hanging out with real life vampires in Paris. However then I had an awful break up, I had a bunch of things go really wrong, suffered a smidge of severe mental and physical pain, started to flirt with madness, went on a jovial jaunt through the darkest realms of my brain, and started flinging away everything that was important to me. Oh and along the way and I had a bunch of fun, a ton of laughs, met some awesome people and some celebrities, partied a lot, had some adventures, and eventually learned a lot about life.
You’ll laugh, you’ll want to slap me in the face, maybe give me a hug or two, then slap me a few times more – I really am a big stupid damn idiot. Please laugh at my pain; I truly deserve it.
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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Hallowed Ink Press now open for submissions in all YA and NA subgenres

Are you a YA or New Adult author looking for a publisher to submit a query to? Hallowed Ink Press is now accepting submissions. Queries can be sent to

Friday, November 1, 2013

Hallowed Ink Press launch day!

From The Legend of Sleepy Hollow to the most beloved boy in literature whose journey led him to the Deathly Hallows, both terms have been a fantastical, mystical theme used in a wealth of phenomenal literature. Hallowed Ink Press was created to serve as ‘hallowed ground’ for our authors; a publisher they know will always offer their amazing ideas a home, and remain dedicated to everything their work stands for.
As a publishing house we strive to bring forth innovative and inventive forms of storytelling to the eager readers out there. With an experienced ‘team’ that brings the skill and knowledge of writing, designing and editing to the table - yet also offers a youthful exuberance when it comes to producing fresh, unique ideas to enhance the future of publishing—H.I.P. does it all!
We hope you enjoy being a part of our journey as we venture forth into this amazing industry.

We are currently OPEN for submissions.
We are looking to acquire an array of young adult and new adult literature. Our team is especially interested in unique concepts that break through the current stereotypes in the market, offering strong and genuine characters, innovative concepts, and ‘fresh’ voices to enhance the industry.
Both previously published authors, as well as those looking to debut with a strong support team behind them who will show them the ropes, are welcome. We understand the reality of this difficult-to-break-into industry, and we use the knowledge and skill we have gained in order to give each one of our authors the best chance of reaching a thoughtful, eager audience. With innovative techniques and an honest look at all sides of the marketing spectrum, Hallowed Ink Press will become the solid ground and perfect home base for talented writers everywhere.
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Meet Our Team

Emma Michaels entered the industry as a book blogger but soon found herself working with numerous publishers as an author, cover artist and marketing consultant specializing in customer trends and up and coming technologies. While her love of blogging has continued to live on ( she enjoys stepping out of her comfort zone and always exploring new facets of the ever changing publishing industry.

Amber Garcia started out as a simple blogger doing reviews, and then saw the need of help in the indie community, frustrated after seeing amazing books by some of the most talented authors not getting the recognition they deserved she decided she wanted to do something to help make a difference. Lady Amber’s Reviews soon expanded to Lady Amber’s Tours & Lady Amber’s Launch Party’s. As a blogger, tour coordinator, event host and now writer, Amber finds herself loving the life of a book nerd.

Amy Lignor began her career in publishing as the Editor-in-Chief of Grey House Publishing. Working in the industry for twenty years, she is now the Owner/Operator of The Write Companion, an editorial house offering authors a range of services. The daughter of a career librarian, Amy Lignor’s first love is books, and helping the debut or experienced author polish their stories and find success in the marketplace.
As an author, Amy Lignor has published titles in the genres of:
Historical Fiction: The Heart of a Legend
YA Bestselling Series: The Angel Chronicles (Until Next Time, Gilded Wings & A Privilege)
Thriller/Suspense: The Tallent & Lowery Series (Books I & II: 13 & The Sapphire Storm)
Romance/Humor: A Captivating Conundrum
Inducted into the International Thriller Writers Organization, Amy is also a writer/contributor for various magazines, newsletters, companies, and review organizations: Authorlink; The Feathered Quill; Random House YA; Suspense Magazine and more.

Tanya Contois started as the creator of the blog All Things Books. Shortly after creating the blog which quickly became very popular, Tanya signed with the publishing company Trestle Press and had four parts of a serial novel titled Wicked Little Lies published through Trestle Press. She eventually came to the decision to break ties with Trestle Press as well as the blog she created to focus on other endeavors such as starting a new blog and offering editing and proofreading services under the name Starlight Editing and Proofreading.

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