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Connie Spencer

Tell her what you want done and she will produce it! She created the most amazing cover for my book. She is professional, fast, committed, communicative, and I was in "awe" of how she took my vision above my expectations. She has the ability to understand the need and produce the product. I highly recommend her! Very satisfied customer!

Connie Spencer

5.0
2016-06-21T18:34:58+00:00

Connie Spencer

Tell her what you want done and she will produce it! She created the most amazing cover for my book. She is professional, fast, committed, communicative, and I was in "awe" of how she took my vision above my expectations. She has the ability to understand the need and produce the product. I highly recommend her! Very satisfied customer!

thomascalias

Courtney is thorough and skilled in her editing and proofreading. I would definitely recommend, and plan on giving her the other 2 sections of my book over time. The feedback I received on my writing was honest and clear, and was delivery on time and as described.

thomascalias

5.0
2016-07-20T18:39:34+00:00

thomascalias

Courtney is thorough and skilled in her editing and proofreading. I would definitely recommend, and plan on giving her the other 2 sections of my book over time. The feedback I received on my writing was honest and clear, and was delivery on time and as described.

Jennifer Moore

The service and communication from Courtney was mind blowing wonderful. It built a confidence and trust that a price can't be placed on. She's edited my book, created the book cover and provided me with invaluable guidance concerning my good and bad writing habits. I have and will continue to suggest her to others as well as look forward to working with her again on my future projects. I can't thank you enough.

Jennifer Moore

5.0
2016-06-21T18:36:19+00:00

Jennifer Moore

The service and communication from Courtney was mind blowing wonderful. It built a confidence and trust that a price can't be placed on. She's edited my book, created the book cover and provided me with invaluable guidance concerning my good and bad writing habits. I have and will continue to suggest her to others as well as look forward to working with her again on my future projects. I can't thank you enough.

Jeffrey Jason Hill

I thought her critique and full edit was superb. I made all the recommended corrections and I feel much more confident in my manuscript! I've been in love with writing all my life, but her help has made me feel, and know beyond a shadow of a doubt, that I truly am a writer now.

Jeffrey Jason Hill

5.0
2016-07-06T03:29:20+00:00

Jeffrey Jason Hill

I thought her critique and full edit was superb. I made all the recommended corrections and I feel much more confident in my manuscript! I've been in love with writing all my life, but her help has made me feel, and know beyond a shadow of a doubt, that I truly am a writer now.

Mikell Keeth

I've spent the past few years writing my first novel, Illusions of the Past, and reading about the nightmares of self-publishing, editing and the whole business end of getting your book to market. I was dreading it. If I only knew then that I would have the great fortune of finding Courtney at Fiction-Atlas to edit my book and design my cover, I could have at least set aside any concerns I had about those processes. Courtney went well beyond and above my expectations to help me, and I look forward to hiring her for all of my future projects.

Mikell Keeth

5.0
2016-09-02T03:10:51+00:00

Mikell Keeth

I've spent the past few years writing my first novel, Illusions of the Past, and reading about the nightmares of self-publishing, editing and the whole business end of getting your book to market. I was dreading it. If I only knew then that I would have the great fortune of finding Courtney at Fiction-Atlas to edit my book and design my cover, I could have at least set aside any concerns I had about those processes. Courtney went well beyond and above my expectations to help me, and I look forward to hiring her for all of my future projects.

haibop

Great editing work with detailed comments. If you're looking for an affordable service to ensure high quality of your books, this is definitely the service to try. Highly recommended! BTW: I'm ordering again now 🙂

Haibop

5.0
2016-06-21T18:38:17+00:00

Haibop

Great editing work with detailed comments. If you're looking for an affordable service to ensure high quality of your books, this is definitely the service to try. Highly recommended! BTW: I'm ordering again now 🙂

Charlotte Kemp

Thank you. You have done 2 covers for us already and we are delighted. Excellent Creativity. Great service.

Charlotte Kemp

5.0
2016-06-21T20:19:41+00:00

Charlotte Kemp

Thank you. You have done 2 covers for us already and we are delighted. Excellent Creativity. Great service.

Robert Owings

Just completed going through Courtney's critic for one of my upcoming novels and found her edits and suggestions exceptional. I've worked with numerous editors over the years, and she's absolutely the BEST I've encountered by far. Definitely, will use her gifted service in the future. Fiction is a particularly daunting field to publish in, so a writer needs a talented support team to manifest success. Add Courtney to your team.

Robert Owings

5.0
2016-10-08T23:02:10+00:00

Robert Owings

Just completed going through Courtney's critic for one of my upcoming novels and found her edits and suggestions exceptional. I've worked with numerous editors over the years, and she's absolutely the BEST I've encountered by far. Definitely, will use her gifted service in the future. Fiction is a particularly daunting field to publish in, so a writer needs a talented support team to manifest success. Add Courtney to your team.

Monique-Marie DeJong

I enlisted Courtney's support when I was working with one of my clients on a book, and I am so glad I did! She gave us a quick turnaround, professional service, a very affordable rate, and, most importantly, an exceptional critique with lots of useful feedback and many suggestions for making the writing even better. She also pointed out what she thought was already brilliant, which was reassuring and helpful. I highly recommend Courtney's services!

Monique-Marie DeJong

5.0
2016-10-08T22:58:45+00:00

Monique-Marie DeJong

I enlisted Courtney's support when I was working with one of my clients on a book, and I am so glad I did! She gave us a quick turnaround, professional service, a very affordable rate, and, most importantly, an exceptional critique with lots of useful feedback and many suggestions for making the writing even better. She also pointed out what she thought was already brilliant, which was reassuring and helpful. I highly recommend Courtney's services!

Rebekah Dodson

Courtney is the best thing that happened to me as an author, and I can't stress that enough!! After 2 years publishing with no reach and hardly any sales, Courtney pulled out all the stops and created a beautiful cover and book trailer that shot my books to #10 on Amazon's Top books, and even made me a local celebrity. If you want a professional service, amazing graphic and tech skills, this is the person to contact!

Rebekah Dodson

5.0
2016-12-16T08:57:13+00:00

Rebekah Dodson

Courtney is the best thing that happened to me as an author, and I can't stress that enough!! After 2 years publishing with no reach and hardly any sales, Courtney pulled out all the stops and created a beautiful cover and book trailer that shot my books to #10 on Amazon's Top books, and even made me a local celebrity. If you want a professional service, amazing graphic and tech skills, this is the person to contact!

Janae Keyes

Courtney's services are amazing. She is very easy to work with and she won't quit until your project is perfect. She has made multiple covers for me and edited 3 books for me. Her edits are on point and she adds an extra flare to the story. You won't regret hiring her for your book services.

Janae Keyes

5.0
2016-06-21T18:24:54+00:00

Janae Keyes

Courtney's services are amazing. She is very easy to work with and she won't quit until your project is perfect. She has made multiple covers for me and edited 3 books for me. Her edits are on point and she adds an extra flare to the story. You won't regret hiring her for your book services.

Lilly Brock

I'm so happy I chose Courtney Cannon to edit my manuscript. She did an amazing job. She was thorough and even finished a day ahead of schedule. I especially appreciate her teaching skills when she explained why a certain change was made, and the personal comments she made about how she enjoyed a certain passage. To top it off, she is extremely reasonable. Don't let her price fool you, you're getting more than your money's worth! I will be using Courtney again for my upcoming novel.

Lilly Brock

5.0
2016-09-02T03:19:55+00:00

Lilly Brock

I'm so happy I chose Courtney Cannon to edit my manuscript. She did an amazing job. She was thorough and even finished a day ahead of schedule. I especially appreciate her teaching skills when she explained why a certain change was made, and the personal comments she made about how she enjoyed a certain passage. To top it off, she is extremely reasonable. Don't let her price fool you, you're getting more than your money's worth! I will be using Courtney again for my upcoming novel.

Melissa E. Beckwith

Words cannot express how happy and impressed I am with the talent and professionalism with Courtney Cannon at Fiction-Atlas. She meets her deadlines with top-quality work and the spectrum of services offered makes life much easier for busy authors. All this with affordable prices! I highly recommend Fiction-Atlas for all your writerly needs.

Melissa E. Beckwith

5.0
2016-12-16T08:48:46+00:00

Melissa E. Beckwith

Words cannot express how happy and impressed I am with the talent and professionalism with Courtney Cannon at Fiction-Atlas. She meets her deadlines with top-quality work and the spectrum of services offered makes life much easier for busy authors. All this with affordable prices! I highly recommend Fiction-Atlas for all your writerly needs.

Kayla Kirby

Courtney is an amazing person in all aspects; her business is professional, her work is fantastic, and she is an extremely positive and uplifting person! She produces an incredible quality of work and makes sure she captures the best possible idea you have as an author. She works hard to incorporate your ideas into the cover art she produces as well as looking at it as a selling point for when you book is published. I look forward to working with her with all of my future projects for both cover and editing and will be recommending her to every author I come across who isn't sure how to proceed with the editing phase or where to find a professional and well-done cover. Thank you so much, Courtney!

Kayla Kirby

5.0
2016-10-08T23:08:38+00:00

Kayla Kirby

Courtney is an amazing person in all aspects; her business is professional, her work is fantastic, and she is an extremely positive and uplifting person! She produces an incredible quality of work and makes sure she captures the best possible idea you have as an author. She works hard to incorporate your ideas into the cover art she produces as well as looking at it as a selling point for when you book is published. I look forward to working with her with all of my future projects for both cover and editing and will be recommending her to every author I come across who isn't sure how to proceed with the editing phase or where to find a professional and well-done cover. Thank you so much, Courtney!

Kyrian Lyndon

Courtney did a beta read for me, and she was wonderful to work with. She is very intelligent, always professional, and extremely pleasant. She takes the time to provide as much feedback as she can, and she is honest in discussing the many services she provides, all of which are unbelievably affordable. I recommend her highly and with no hesitation. I also look forward to working with her again!

Kyrian Lyndon

5.0
2016-07-18T17:23:32+00:00

Kyrian Lyndon

Courtney did a beta read for me, and she was wonderful to work with. She is very intelligent, always professional, and extremely pleasant. She takes the time to provide as much feedback as she can, and she is honest in discussing the many services she provides, all of which are unbelievably affordable. I recommend her highly and with no hesitation. I also look forward to working with her again!

Shaun Griffiths

Ms Cannon pulled out all the stops to help with a rush formatting job I needed to be finished like yesterday. The lady is a pleasure to work with, accommodating, resourceful and artistic with suggestions. More than happy with the finished product and considering the time taken to complete, the cost was very reasonable.

Thank you, Ms Cannon. Happy to recommend your services.

Shaun Griffiths

5.0
2016-10-08T23:04:28+00:00

Shaun Griffiths

Ms Cannon pulled out all the stops to help with a rush formatting job I needed to be finished like yesterday. The lady is a pleasure to work with, accommodating, resourceful and artistic with suggestions. More than happy with the finished product and considering the time taken to complete, the cost was very reasonable. Thank you, Ms Cannon. Happy to recommend your services.

Agpublishings

Awesome editing professional. I will be ordering again in the near future. She has great vision and works tirelessly. Great attention to detail and offers straight up advice and feedback. Exactly what I need for outsourced editing services. 5 stars.

AG Publishings

5.0
2016-06-22T23:24:03+00:00

AG Publishings

Awesome editing professional. I will be ordering again in the near future. She has great vision and works tirelessly. Great attention to detail and offers straight up advice and feedback. Exactly what I need for outsourced editing services. 5 stars.

Shannon Youngblood

I absolutely love working with Courtney. She has now done the cover for my first two books and they are amazing. She really captures everything I have in my head and I couldn't be happier. I will, of course, be working with her for the 3rd book in my collection.

Shannon Youngblood

5.0
2016-06-21T18:33:34+00:00

Shannon Youngblood

I absolutely love working with Courtney. She has now done the cover for my first two books and they are amazing. She really captures everything I have in my head and I couldn't be happier. I will, of course, be working with her for the 3rd book in my collection.
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Fiction-Atlas Charity Book Auction

Fiction-Atlas is pleased to present the very First Annual Charity Book Auction! Generous authors will be putting their books up for auction, and lucky bidders will battle it out for the top bid on each book. All proceeds from this auction will be donated in a 50/50 split between the two following charities.

Kid’s Need To Read and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

We will be having 30-minute slots for each author to give a brief description of each book and to post each individual book they would like to donate to this cause. One introduction post with all your links and author info will be allowed as well.

In addition to books we will also be auctioning off Pop figures, t-shirts, keychains, bracelets, and other fandom related items.

None of the books up for auction are going to any children, so all genres are welcome. The money that is raised with each bid will be lumped together in one large sum and then split between the two charities.

I have created an events page for direct donations to St. Jude and for Kids Need To Read. I will also be adding the 50% donation from all book auctions to this event so that we can see, just how much money we have raised for these amazing charities.

You can donate now if you wish, no amount is too great or too small.

http://events.stjude.org/fictionatlas

http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/courtney-cannon/fictionatlas

To join the auction or donate books to be auctioned off please go to the event page here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/179879455808086/

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#FeelGoodFriday Nov 11th 2016

#FeelGoodFriday Inspiring stories about the author journey!
This week I am pleased to have Andrew Barrett, author of “Stealing Elgar” and “No More Tears.”

Let’s give him a big welcome! His guest interview is below as well as his author contact and buying info! Thanks for sharing with us Andrew!

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Hello, everyone. My name is Andrew Barrett, or Andy if you prefer.
Courtney was kind enough to let me mumble on for a while about my writing ‘career’. So here it is, along with snippets from a few interviews I’ve done over the years.

I’ve just crashed through the 50-year-old barrier, completely unscathed! I’ve been a CSI in England for a little over 20 years, and for those 20 years, I’ve written crime thrillers with a heavy forensic slant (surprise, huh?). Prior to this, I wrote horror, and of the three horror books I wrote, none of them were any good. Okay, they were appalling, but I now see them as kind of an apprenticeship; a good grounding that helped me into my current genre. So, I suppose I actually began writing almost 30 years ago. And the inspiration was a really bad book! I don’t remember the title or the author, but I do remember thinking that I could do a lot better.

And so, I tried. Turns out I couldn’t do better at all. It was horrid and has never seen the light of day, thankfully.

But I’d done something that most people only dream of doing: I’d written a book. I had actually written a book! And once that feeling gets a hold of you, it’s very difficult to get away from it. I wanted more. And so, I wrote another, and another. And I could see that they were getting a little better each time.

So, I had the bug and a very small pool of experience. All I needed now was something to write. And that’s when I landed the CSI job. I wrote my first crime novel, A Long Time Dead, in my first and second years as a CSI. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t good either. I don’t know how, but I managed to get an agent who made me re-write the damned thing over and over. And then he bailed out on me. It was heart-breaking at the time, but he’d left me with a much better book. So, I rewrote it yet again, and it became quite a good book!

Over the next few years, I wrote another two books featuring a CSI (termed SOCO back then) called Roger Conniston. They were Stealing Elgar and No More Tears. And they were pretty good.
But I didn’t stop there. I wanted to write something that was multi-character-based. I wanted big; I wanted epic. And I wanted a new, more charismatic, lead character. In walked Eddie Collins.
It was about this time that I became aware of Amazon, and self-publishing.
260k words later (about 1000 pages), I had The Third Rule. It became a book you either loved or hated; it was so big that you could easily immerse yourself in it, and a lot of people loved it. Some didn’t, and their biggest complaint was that it was too big.
Part of being a writer means it’s a good idea to listen to what people say, and enough people were saying it was too big for me to ignore them. So, I edited it right back as far as I could and ended up with 180k words, which was much better, though still way too long to fit into the mainstream genre. And since this book is the first in a new series, the edit proved a wise move, since people will choose to carry on with the others in that series based entirely upon the first one.

Despite him being an angry and abrasive man with a loathing for authority, Eddie turned out to be popular, and so I was inspired to write Black by Rose (my favourite book) and followed it with Sword of Damocles.

And right now, I’m working my way through the edits of his new novel, Ledston Luck (working title), and have written two shorts as well.

There’s so much more to tell but time is short, so I’ll leave it there. What follows are a few excerpts from recent interviews that illustrate my love of writing.

What is your inspiration to write?

Not too sure how to answer this one. But I’ll give it a go. I believe that if you spend your life as nothing but a consumer, it is a life wasted. I believe that creativity – irrespective of form (painting, writing, sculpting, making music, cooking, restoring, whatever…) – is central to human existence and fulfilment. Yes, I realise how deep that sounds, but I could not bear to go through life as a pure consumer (I feel guilty just watching a film!). I like to think that I’m creating something when I write, something that will outlast me, and something that I hope sincerely will bring a little bit of pleasure to someone else. Since I can’t sculpt, cook, or paint (quite like drawing, though)), I choose to write. And now I’m afraid I cannot stop!

What drives you to continue writing?

This will sound like a cliché. But I write because I feel empty if I don’t.

But there are many other reasons why I write – even though I’m not exactly commercially successful; but that has never been a reason for me to write (proven by the fact that I’d written six books before Amazon was even born). I write because I enjoy that total immersion in a story, the utter belief that good will always win over bad, even if good is slightly soiled by the end of the tale. There’s no feeling like it when you’re so far into this other world that your fingers cannot keep up with the thoughts coming out of your mind. It’s always a bit of a shock to realise you’re making all this up, and you have to get ready for work.

I also write because I adore the way people interact with each other (study them), and so the way the characters do too. I write because I enjoy the feeling it gives me to know someone else is reading my humble stories, and hopefully, enjoying them a bit.
Do you have any advice for new writers?

We’re all new writers, aren’t we? Each time we begin another project, we’re on a journey of discovery, not only within the story, but within ourselves too. My, how deep was that?

Forget writing what you know (it’s the one piece of advice almost every How to Write a Book book tells you (unless it’s non-fiction of course!)), and write the kind of stories you enjoy reading. There’s a good reason for this: any reader will see straight through your attempts to enthral them with knitting pattern plots or accounting woes. If you enjoy Westerns, write one. Even if you’ve never been to a saloon in Hic County.

Forget writing for money. If you deliberately set out to earn cash as a fiction writer, you will fail as surely as your plans to win the lottery. Unless you’re very lucky of course.

Write because you enjoy it because you can’t live without it. Write because it makes you happy and above all, write because of the chance to make other people happy.

A reader wants to disappear from their own world where the washing up and the vacuuming are waiting; they want to see if Wild Bob Hiccup is gonna get a belly full of lead when Jenny-Lou Stetson sees him stealing getaway horses.

Your plot will be thin and your characters, shadows; you’ll think it’s just enough to get you to the finishing line, but it won’t be because the finishing line is when you leave a reader satisfied.

Website:

www.andrew-barrett.co.uk

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/AndrewBarrettUK

Amazon:

www.amazon.co.uk/Andrew-Bar…/e/B0055888Q0/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/AndrewBarrett.author/

Eddie Collins on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/EddieCollinsCSI/

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Have your own author story you’d like featured? Please type it up and send it to info[at]fiction-atlas.com. All stories are posted in the order that they are received! Please be sure to include any links you want to have featured with your story.