July 16, 2015

An Interesting Email

I recently received an email from Jaqi Wade, author of Jenny's Daughter. It was both heartwarming and tickled my fancy at the same time, and I have asked (and received) her permission to share it with you.

I've Read It
Finally - for the first time since I sent the manuscript to you! During the editing I only read the edited parts. Because so many friends and family have told me how much they've enjoyed my story, I had to find out what they were talking about.

Last Sunday before his sermon the minister put the front cover picture on the screen and walked to where I was sitting, asked me to stand, and praised the book. Several had already read it as have several at the Mesa Sr Center on Macdonald where I volunteer. I'm even getting FB notes from family and friends and even some guys have complimented me.

I decided to read my story. I'm so impressed with your editing and how you let the story unfold! I've sort of played with the sequel "J's D - Leftovers" and now have a better idea of what to write for the years since 2000. IF I ever finish it, I'll need your editing skills.  Gratefully, Jenny's Daughter, Jaqi

This is why I became more than an author. This is why I expanded and became a publisher as well. So that I could help others to achieve their dream. So readers could have wonderful stories that were beyond my scope as a story-teller. To put good works in the world by serving authors and readers at the same time.
Get Jaqi's incredible story here.

July 12, 2015

Call for Beta Readers

I've got two novels in need of beta-reading.

Bolts from the Blue is a contemporary romantic suspense by A M Jenner, set in Arizona and Washington D. C. It involves a woman who can see emails as they float through the air, and what happens to her because of her ability.

Sirens in her Heart is a contemporary romance by Natalie Peck. It's set in an unnamed large city in the United States and centers around a once-bitten twice-shy ambulance attendant. It's only nearly contemporary, as it is placed when female ambulance attendants were still fairly new, unusual, and, some think, not to be trusted.

I'm looking for people who enjoy reading, are good at picking mistakes out of movies and books, and have time to get the editing done and the manuscript back on time. Beta readers are allowed three weeks to read, mark-up, and return the manuscript. Must have Microsoft Word. No, OpenOffice won't cut it, the programs aren't good as passing tracked changes back and forth between them. All readers will receive an ebook copy on publication, and a mention (if they want it) in the acknowledgments.

Anyone interested in either novel please email secretary@electric-scroll.com. I will take the first three readers for each book, and place other interested people on a list for the next time I'm looking for beta readers.