Editing Services for Authors of Fiction

Welcome to West of Mars, LLC, an author services company.

What the heck does that mean? Well, it means we aim to provide the sort of support and services today’s authors need. From editing to brainstorming to helping format your book and choose a cover, we are here to be your one-stop support system.

Are you ready to produce the best book possible?

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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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Featured New Book: Harmon General by Kimberly Fish

Woot! Let’s welcome Kimberly Fish to West of Mars! Kimberly’s got a new book coming out, so let’s take a minute and talk to her about what song makes her think of it. I’ll Be Seeing You–the scratchy record version sung by Bing Crosby. I’ll Be Seeing You is an iconic song made famous by a rule-breaking woman–Billie Holliday. Rule-breaking women are my favorite characters to read about and write about. These particular lyrics reflect the main character–Lane Mercer– and her feelings of lost love and longing for the men… Read More »

Says the Editor: Are you Tired?

It was in an email from a friend: I’m tired. So goddamn tired. And maybe it was because I know him, or maybe it was because I know the exhaustion he was speaking of, or maybe it was just that… Read More »

Susan Speaks: Are you Missing?

I had heard of this from others, but didn’t think it was actually happening. Mail has gone missing from Google Mail. Well, after a message between me and a friend vanished into the ether — all copies of it, like… Read More »

Featured New Story: Visiting Friends by Rebecca House

Let’s welcome another new writer friend of mine to West of Mars! The best part of this anthology may not be the stories themselves, but the people and their fascinating lives and the personal tales they tell, beyond their fiction. That said, the fiction’s pretty damn good, too, so don’t miss out on it — and remember to leave your reviews. Reviews help more readers discover a book, and even if you list your favorite story titles and say nothing else, that’s a helpful review. Okay, off my soapbox and… Read More »

Featured New Book Spotlight

Woot! Let’s welcome Kimberly Fish to West of Mars! Kimberly’s got a new book coming out, so let’s take a minute and talk to her about what song makes her think of it. I’ll Be Seeing You–the scratchy record version sung by Bing Crosby. I’ll Be Seeing You is an iconic song made famous by a rule-breaking woman–Billie Holliday. Rule-breaking women are my favorite characters to read about and write about. These particular lyrics reflect the main character–Lane Mercer– and her feelings of lost love and longing for the men… Read More »

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