“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.”
-Richard Bach

You’ve written a book . . .

Now what?

Sell it to a major commercial publisher?

Pay a self-publishing firm to publish it?

Hit the “delete” key and put it out of its misery?

The success of your book, and your success as a writer, can hang on whether or not you make the right call.

That’s where I come in. I’m a professional author, book editor, and ghostwriter. If you’ve written a book and want to find the right publisher, I can help.

Please take a few minutes to check out the literary services I provide for authors like you, as well as my experience and credentials. On these pages, you’ll also find the information you need to know about publishers and literary agents.

Why Greenleaf Literary Services?

That’s a great question! I have the answer for you! Have a look at my credentials:

First and foremost, I’m a writer. My first novel Timejumper was published by Leisure Books in 1980. The Tartarus Incident, The Pandora Stone, and Starjacked! were published by Ace/Berkley in 1983 through 1988. Clarion was published by Tor Books in 1990, and Bloodright was published in 2011. An update and reissue of The Pandora Stone was also published in 2011, and The Tartarus Incident was reissued in 2012. A Plague of Gods was published in 2016. Next in line are The Prince of Blue Peril and The Shattered Man.

I’m a freelance editor, book doctor, and ghostwriter. For more than thirty years I’ve been helping writers get their first books published. Those books have included mainstream novels, suspense thrillers, historical novels, mystery novels, science fiction, horror, chick lit, and other genres as well as autobiographies, memoirs, exposés, and other nonfiction books.

I’ve been a member of the Authors Guild, America’s oldest and most respected professional organization for writers, since 1995.

Looking for the right book editor? Check out the Greenleaf Difference.

What My Clients Are Saying

Thank you for your thorough evaluation! And thank you for the encouragement! Every one of your suggestions on improving my novel rings true. I’d never be able to see all these myself. I’m too close to the writing, plus I don’t have the skill set that you do of knowing exactly what’s called for in a contemporary suspense story. I’ll go back and fix the mechanical problems you’ve detailed. I’ll also clean up the portions with unclear viewpoints. And I’ll further develop Mike’s history and motivation. It’s Ted’s character that’s going to take a truckload of work. After reading your observations, I now see that I need to change him from a carefree house cat into a spirited tiger.
Warren CookAuthor of Showtime
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