Editing Services for Authors of Fiction

Welcome to West of Mars, LLC, providing editing services to authors of fiction.

From content edits to line edits to copy edits, to consulting with authors who are working on Rock Fiction (or rock star romances, as the current term is) and even to consulting with authors whose characters rely on their bows and arrows, Susan's here to help you make the best book possible.

Best of all, if you want, Susan will accompany you -- virtually; have no fear -- on your journey, helping you pick a book formatter and offering a variety of contacts to book cover designers. She'll be here to cheer your sales and be a sounding board when the marketing gets tough. It always gets tough.

Want to keep your distance? That's fine, too! This is your fiction, your career. I'm just here to help your words shine.

 

 

 

Are you ready to produce the best book possible?

Contact Susan!

Editing

Let Susan (and, when necessary, her crew of carefully selected subcontractors) help you produce the best book possible. From deep content editing to a light proofread, West of Mars will take care of you.

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Susan's Writing

Although primarily an editor these days, Susan still puts her BA and MFA in Creative Writing to its original purpose. Come explore her fictional worlds and words.

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Author Promotions

Promote your book at West of Mars, with two fun features designed to be quick and easy. First-come, first served, so get yours in today!

 

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Breathe by Lucinda Race in the Featured New Book Spotlight

Yes, it’s back to back weeks of Lucinda Race! Woo! Jealous? Step into the spotlight, yourself. You know I want to host you. So last week, we learned all about Blends, the prequel novel in the Crescent Lake Winery Series. Now it’s time to dive in to the actual meat of the series, and hoo boy, is there meat to this series! Yes, I’ve had a sneak peek and yes, you will LOVE what Lucinda’s cooking up. So. Book One. Breathe. Let’s talk about the important stuff first: the music!… Read More »

Blends by Lucinda Race in the Featured New Book Spotlight!

I am beyond thrilled to welcome romance author Lucinda Race to West of Mars today! And how can I not me? Lucinda is ALL kinds of awesome. If you haven’t read her books yet, you’re in for a treat. And yeah, I may be a bit biased, but that’s okay, right? So, Lucinda, tell us what song makes you think of your book! Making Me Look Good Again – Drake White The line – leather and lace and denim and pearls just sucked me into Sam and Sherry’s story –… Read More »

A Memory Like You by Vickie Fisher in the Featured New Book Spotlight

Do you LOVE this cover, or WHAT??? It’s what caused me to strike up a conversation with author Vickie Fisher, and then invite her to stop in today to tell us about the book itself. As if that cover doesn’t speak for itself. Ooh, baby. I am in love. With the cover. Don’t judge me. So… Tell us, Vickie Fisher! What song makes you think of your new book? What’s A Memory Like You (Doing In A Love Like This) byJohn Schneider. I have always loved this song and thought… Read More »

Alpha Eternal by Brenda Sparks in the Featured New Book Spotlight

Let’s welcome Brenda Sparks back to West of Mars and the Featured New Book Spotlight! If you missed her last visit in the early days of lockdowns and pandemics, here’s the link to remind yourself of all the goodness she brought us in March 2020. Brenda is back today with the next in her Alpha Council Chronicles — the sixth book, actually! Wow! — and it’s called Alpha Eternal. But before we talk about the book, let’s go for the tunes. Brenda Sparks, what song makes you think of your… Read More »

Featured New Book Spotlight

Book cover for Lucinda Race's Breathe

Yes, it’s back to back weeks of Lucinda Race! Woo! Jealous? Step into the spotlight, yourself. You know I want to host you. So last week, we learned all about Blends, the prequel novel in the Crescent Lake Winery Series. Now it’s time to dive in to the actual meat of the series, and hoo boy, is there meat to this series! Yes, I’ve had a sneak peek and yes, you will LOVE what Lucinda’s cooking up. So. Book One. Breathe. Let’s talk about the important stuff first: the music!… Read More »

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