Are you a writer who wants to publish, but doesn't know where to begin, or who to contact? I have compiled a list here of people I have worked with, as well as people who come highly recommended by other authors to help you on your way.
Kristina Circelli - She is my editor and I cannot say enough good things about her. She is patient, funny, and has an eye for details. A great grammatical editor, she also has a very good sense of when phrases just don't come out the way the author intended. She is also an incredibly talented author.
Jenny Laatsch - Jenny is responsible for bringing my vision for the original Heart of Kylassame cover to life. She took a very basic image I gave her and made it awesome. She is extremely talented at stock art manipulation. For example, in the HoK cover, she created the clothing for Rhea and Rowan, as well as the Jade Stones.
Once Upon a Time Covers - Stephanie has an option for almost any budget. I purchased the original cover for Soul of Asimina from her and it was a great process. She is very helpful and a true professional. She was also extremely understanding of a fluctuating deadline and rapid changes in schedule.
Sharp Cover Design - Elizabeth Sharp is the one who brought you my awesome blog banner, as well as the design for my first series of bookmarks. Elizabeth is very efficient with her work and has a great eye for design. She was able to redesign the Land of Kaldalangra covers to reflect the series it had become, while still keeping the parts of the original covers with which I fell in love.
Julie with JT Formatting - Julie is amazing at formatting (including ebooks, paperbacks, and gorgeous unique chapter headers). Her attention to detail is wonderful,she has a great eye for images to enhance the text, and she is very affordable!
Blogs and online resources
Writers Helping Writers - Home of the Bookshelf Muse
Jo Michael's Blog - A blog dedicated to the education and support of Indie authors.
Kristen Lamb - Marketing advice and guide to connecting authors and readers
The Passive Voice - A Lawyer's Thoughts on Authors, Self-Publishing and Traditional Publishing
The Creative Penn - resources to help you write, publish, and market your book
DIY MFA - Write More, Write Better, Write Smarter