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!


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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Says the Editor: Half the Story

So here’s the scenario, ripped right out of my own life. Student goes to the head chef at dining services. Asks if the dining staff will be making Kosher for Passover food next week. He says no. Doesn’t say anything… Read More »

Call for Submissions: Beer-Battered Shrimp for the Soul

It’s been just over a year since my short story “Undaunted” appeared in this juried anthology. This call for submissions could have you bragging about your own inclusion in a juried anthology. This one isn’t for short stories, though, unless… Read More »

This Read an eBook Week…

This is Read an eBook Week over at Smashwords. It’s the tenth annual Read an eBook Week, in fact, and I believe I’ve had a book or more enrolled every year since the first. I’ve given away a lot of… Read More »

#SaysTheEditor Why Isn’t Hell Proper?

So I’m reading a book. It’s a good book. It’s a crazy book, actually, full of slapstick comedy and subtle humor and there’s a LOT to like about this book. It turns out to have been the third in a… Read More »

Featured New Book Spotlight

What a way to start 2019 — with more new books to feature! You guys know I love to do this, so keep sending your submissions in. Let’s get right to today’s friend. It’s Jaimie Roberts, and what a delight to see her here! She’s written a LOT of books, so hopefully she’ll stop back and tell us about some of the others, too. Why not, right? “New” only means it has to be new to me and you. No one ever said it had to be a recent release!… Read More »

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