McKinley's Ghost & the Little Tin Truck
McKinley's Ghost & the Little Tin Truck tells the story of the Millers, a fictional family struggling among the real events of the early 20th century: the end of the Progressive Era, The Great War and influenza pandemic, prohibition, voting rights for women, the conservative take-over, the Red Scare, xenophobic hatred of immigrants and other “inferiors,” lynching and race riots, union-busting, the elevation of “business” in government and the resulting unparalleled corruption, a wild stock market, spiraling income disparity, the Great Depression, national despair and the seeds of the next world war.
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|The Evolution of Reptilian Handbags and Other Stories
by Melanie Lamaga
published by Metaphysical Circus Press
"Melanie Lamaga's collection, The Evolution of Reptilian Handbags and Other Stories, bends both reality and the conventions of storytelling. In magical vignettes that transport readers back and forth in time and place, Lamaga's characters confront alter-egos and shadows at every turn. These are thought-provoking, edgy, unconventional narratives that leave a reader both shocked and delighted."
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When fourteen-year old Krista McKinley transfers from Catholic school in Ohio to California s public Crestmount High, she discovers she has a lot to learn. Luckily, she is befriended by Carrie and Brandon and things start to look up. But when a simple dare tests Krista s values, it sends her entire world spiraling into a confusing series of events that leaves her questioning her identity as well as the people around her.
Winner - 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards - GLBT
—Midwest Book Review, 5 Stars, January 2010
“Jill Ronsley is a delight to work with and did a masterful job designing and typesetting my young adult novel, Torn. When it came time to design the cover, I gave her a simple photograph and she was able to come up with 4 beautiful and unique covers for my book. It was a tough decision to make! I highly recommend her services to anyone looking for a true professional in the publishing industry.”
ii:-V-I: A JassOdyssey (Book 1)
ii:-V-I: A JassOdyssey (Book 2)
Like so many young men in Harlem, Miles wants to be a hip-hop artist. But a chance encounter with a future nemesis during a rainstorm propels his life in an unexpected direction. Not only does his foe steal his newly repaired horn, but also a ring with special powers that belongs to his Uncle Roland. Aided by his uncle, a jazz journeyman, he embarks on a mystical musical odyssey along the Chitlin' Circuit, traversing time and place to visit jazz heroes, old and new. Yet throughout this upbeat trip through time, his fiendish foe waits for a chance to settle an old score.
The Fourth Corner
The Fourth Corner is the first book of a trilogy that will entertain readers with captivating stories, complex characters and thought-provoking plots and themes. Two teenage brothers by the name of Sanders suffer a tragedy while boating on Lake Washington. That night, Alicia, a teenage girl is the victim of a horrendous crime that sends the suspect, Sammy Shanks, back to prison. One of the Sanders brothers and Alicia meet five years later, and they marry. Just before Sammy's release, it is clear that neither Alicia nor her police detective husband has left the past behind. Their histories converge, and each is compelled to make decisions that complicate and endanger their lives.
“Jill Ronsley was a pleasure to work with on the novel The Fourth Corner, and her knowledge, expertise and attention to service made for a flawless working relationship. When I set out to write and publish, my vision included putting together an experienced and knowledgeable team for editing, interior design, cover design, printing, photography and site design. I want people to know that I spent a great deal of time searching for and comparing providers, and it paid off: Jill is exceptional. We will be working together again on The Last Apple, due out in 2010, and I am looking forward to another outstanding publication thanks to Jill and the rest of the team.”
All Ye Zombies
In the small town of New Davenport, Connecticut, Spence Murdoch and Rachel Labonde live in an Age in which no individual’s purpose will be left undone. But an infamous New Age prophet has come to knock the New World Order off its programmed foundations. His divine tactics threaten to return the global populace to uncensored thought and unrestrained free will.
In a world that has done away with the worst in humankind remain the lifeblood questions of ethics, culture, success, science, sex, politics, the media and faith. With satirical enthusiasm, Victor Theory asks the question: Are we all Zombies of the best kind, or should we awaken to the dark and profound thoughts of our own God-given human minds?
“By personal experience, the craft of writing serious fiction is part faith, frustration, agony and downright exuberance! Undeniably, I can say that All Ye Zombies would not be the debut novel it is without Jill Ronsley’s talent, patience, and keen editorial eye having graced its pages. Having the privilege of working with Jill was an experience par excellence! The most fitting tribute is that working with Jill has not only produced a wonderfully designed and edited book, but it has made me a better writer. With humble thanks and gratitude, I look forward to what our collaborations with Sun Editing & Book Design may produce in the future!” —Victor Theory, Mindtides Publishing
Waving from the Heart
Storytelling at its best! Captivating! Warm! Ann Clay, author of 15 books,masterfully draws you into her characters’ worlds in an impressive series of short stories in her book Waving from the Heart. The characters are our mothers, our girlfriends, and the guys who hold special places in our hearts.
“Jill Ronsley, PhD of Editology—yes, I made up a new word—has perfected the writing craft. As a result of her expertise and professional services, I experienced an awesome publishing experience with my latest book, Waving from the Heart. Her absolute editorial attention and writing advice improved my manuscript without altering my unique voice. I had no issues with any of her recommendations, and she remained in contact with me until my project was finished. In essence, she treated my book project, my baby, as if it had been her very own. If you’re lucky to work with her, you’ll know exactly what I mean. Great woman! Outstanding service! I look forward to working with you again in the very near future.” —Ann Clay
Editing, Interior Design & Typesetting
Five social workers take different paths in their lives but follow a similar direction. Although each is successful in his or her own right, all have decided to work in an industry where good salaries are not the norm. Thus, the drama begins. Faced with backbiting, embarrassment, infidelity, health problems, and outrageous sexual encounters, they must find the strength and confidence to solve their own problems.
"Have you ever met someone who worked as hard on your project as you would? That's Jill Ronsley. Jill is my editor. Since she has been editing my work and the work of Prioritybooks authors, great things are happening. We have quality work. Quality work that sells, and we are so proud. Before I met her, my proudest moment was completing my first novel. It was short-lived. The editors that I hired were ineffective and did not have the skills that I paid for; thus, my reputation as a writer was in jeopardy. I now have a slogan for my company: 'No books will leave our office without Jill's signature.' She is patient, hardworking, competent and kind. She is not only a great editor, but she is professional and committed."
Reflections: The Path to Mountain Meadows
This award-winning historical novel explores the events leading to the tragedy at Mountain Meadows. As portrayed through the lives of fictional characters, the story began long before September 11, 1857. Mormon Reflections, a League of Utah Writers first-place winner, won an Honorable Mention in the 2001 Writers Digest National Self-Published Book Awards for fiction.
"Beth Moore is an uncommon voice among Utah Mormon historical novels. In her book, she presents the story of the infamous Mountain Meadows Massacre without apology nor undue villainy. Years of research and access to rare personal diaries from the period give credibility to her characters as well as historical accuracy." —Geraldine Felt, Utah poet
"Jill Ronsley showed a willingness to go the extra mile to satisfy me with my book, Mormon Reflections: The Path to Mountain Meadows. She showed me many covers she thought would fit. She mentioned several changes that improved the book. Maybe the best help I feel I received from her was the sincere willingness and desire to help in every way she could. I felt free to ask questions, and felt her price, for all the help I needed, was very fair. The book's interior was set up in a very professional, attractive arrangement, with chapter headings, fonts, spacing, copyright page, table of contents and headers. The symbolism of the sunrise on the front cover and sunset on the back cover was clever, I thought, although most readers won't notice."
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The Spy Who Loathed Me
For FBI Special Agent Terrence Tillberry, being in love with Petra Tarasova is wonderful, except for two things: First, she's in the KGB. Second, she can't stand him. And Terrence isn't exactly a prize. Since his divorce, he's gained weight thanks to a diet of Hostess fruit pies and Twinkies, and that's only one of the reasons his boss can't stand him. The financial strain of caring for his increasingly demented mother has only added to Terrence's problems. Luck turns his way when he discovers a secret list of CIA operatives and decides that selling the list to Petra might be the ticket to win her heart-and solve the rest of his problems! But Petra has her own goals, and to reach them she draws him into the ultimate Hollywood fantasy. A hilarious read, from start to finish!
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"Petra Tarasova, Terrance Tillberry, Tom Huttle and a cast of other incompetents with competing agendas collide with history and bungle even the simple jobs. With a deft hand for the absurd, Mr. Westphal had given us a spy novel that makes Maxwell Smart, well, smart by comparison. Even Leonid Brezhnev would laugh at this bunch.
I know I did."
"Jill did a fantastic job copy editing my recent novel, The Spy Who Loathed Me. I was already pretty happy with the book, but she identified a number of elements that needed attention, discovered inconsistencies that had completely eluded me in my dozen or so previous readings, and tightened up the language to make the book a much more enjoyable read. She was timely, professional, and thorough, and her comments and observations about the narrative helped me greatly to give the novel the professional polish that it needed." —Chris Westphal