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?

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.

Learn more >>

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.

Read on >>

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!

 

Learn more >>

Latest on the Blog

Featured New Book Spotlight: Witching Well by SD Hintz

Let’s welcome SD Hintz back to West of Mars! SD was last here in January, with Vigilance and Vengeance, and now he’s back with a new one, called Witching Well. SD’s not long on chatter, so you always have to listen to his song choices to understand how they tie into the book. This time, it’s Somebody’s Watching Me, that classic ’80s song by Rockwell. I’m curious. Are you? Here’s the book description: It’s the end of the world… …as Murray Macabe knows it. The security of his home life… Read More »

Susan Speaks: How to be Productive

Like I’m not busy enough this summer, I answered a call from a journalist who was looking for creative ways to be productive at an unfulfilling job. You guys know me. You know what I had to say. But go… Read More »

Call for Submissions: Novellas of the SFF persuasion

Some SFF for you to consider, although this is already published and not a novella, so it doesn’t fit the current call for submissions. We’re in that time again. It’s happening. No, not Mercury Retrograde, although that’s happening, too. Tor… Read More »

Would or Wouldn’t? Ask the Magic Decoder Ring

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted about the charming narcissistic abuse we’re being exposed to on a daily basis. But this one’s been gnawing at me, so here it is. Know how some members of the media are chasing after… Read More »

Featured New Book Spotlight

Let’s welcome SD Hintz back to West of Mars! SD was last here in January, with Vigilance and Vengeance, and now he’s back with a new one, called Witching Well. SD’s not long on chatter, so you always have to listen to his song choices to understand how they tie into the book. This time, it’s Somebody’s Watching Me, that classic ’80s song by Rockwell. I’m curious. Are you? Here’s the book description: It’s the end of the world… …as Murray Macabe knows it. The security of his home life… Read More »

Read on » Get Featured »

Lines of Distinction

Read more » Submit Your Own »