Got A Story to Share with the World? Writestream Publishing can help!

What’s your story?

Perhaps you’ve overcome countless obstacles in your life and would like to share the lessons you’ve learned with others. Or maybe you have a brilliant idea for a contemporary romance novel, a paranormal thriller, or a compelling mystery.

Well, what’s stopping you?

Could it be that although you’ve got the content or the concept, you have no idea where to begin? That in spite of your rich life experience and boundless creativity, you’re stuck….and stumped. For a variety of reasons.

Maybe writing’s just not your thing. Or, maybe you haven’t a clue as to how to find a good editor, navigate through the independent publishing process and/or use social media to connect with your audience. The consequences?

You — and most importantly — your readers are missing out. Because even though technology has leveled the playing field for new and unknown authors, your fabulous idea remains locked inside your head or hidden away in private journals because publishing and marketing in the age of the internet is just too overwhelming.

That’s where Writestream Publishing can help. Founded by Lisa Tarves and me in May of 2015, Writestream Publishing believes that everyone has a valuable story to tell. We’re committed to making the writing, editing, and independent publishing, and social media marketing process effective and affordable.

As a seasoned ghostwriter and editor, I know how to bring a client’s concept to life. Whether it’s a slightly fictionalized or straightforward memoir, or a creative work of fiction, I consult with each client to make their dream of writing and publishing a book a reality. All while remaining true to their vision and voice. Now I offer this service through Writestream Publishing, in addition to a full menu of services to enable our clients to reach their publishing goals, no matter how big or small.

Are you intimidated by the prospect of setting up a blog, Twitter account, Facebook Page and other necessary online marketing tools? Writestream Publishing takes the guesswork out of it and positions you for social media success!

Whether it’s simple set-up and training, or ongoing social media management, we can help you create your brand; establish and maintain important relationships with your readers; and ultimately attain your desired level of success.

Here are just a few of the services Writestream Publishing offers. To view our Publishing Packages, click here. We also offer a free, 30-minute consultation to discuss your unique project. Ready to get started? Contact us here.

  • Ghostwriting
  • Editing
  • Document Formatting
  • Management of Independent Publishing Process
  • Word Press blog set-up
  • Blog Content Creation
  • Social Media Sites Set-Up
  • Social Media Management
  • Social Media Training

Please note: In the slider above, I’ve included ghostwriting, editing, web content, and social media clients. While some of these services overlap depending on the client and book, all work together to help them reach their audience.


Water Signs on Kindle for $2.99

WaterSigns2.jpgBetter late than never, my 2008 novel Water Signs is now available on Kindle for $2.99. It’s been an interesting journey, navigating through this brave new media marketing world over the past six years. Although I haven’t actively promoted the book in a very long time, I recently realized that 1.) My network of contacts, friends and clients has dramatically increased thanks to platforms like Facebook and Twitter, providing a large new base of potential readers, and 2.) Now that I’ve completed two ghostwritten books and have a handle on social media projects for clients, I can make the time to (finally) finish Sea To Shining Sea.

One of the many benefits of being an independently published author is that you can never really penetrate your market; therefore, there are endless opportunities to reach new readers. And what better way to pave the way to sequel success than to have my audience fall in love with (or in many cases, all over again) Water Signs just before the sequel’s release?

If you would like to download Water Signs to your Kindle for $2.99, click here. For insights into the book’s various themes, literary techniques and characters, click here.

Thank you to everyone who supports my writing — I appreciate you! :)


Writestream Tuesday: Science Fiction Author Sabrina Chase


Although I usually leave the science fiction genre to our Writestream host S. Evan Townsend and his Speculative Fiction Cantina, on Tuesday, August 4 at 1 p.m. Eastern, I’ll welcome author Sabrina Chase to the show:

By day I am a mild-mannered software developer, making the world a better place for librarians. But when the sun goes down, I make stuff up for fun and profit.

My background is in physics, where I got to play with killer lasers and synchrotrons. I live in the Pacific Northwest and am constantly supervised in my writing by two cats. If I did something wrong, they probably warned me about it.

To listen live, click on this link to Writestream Tuesday: Science Fiction Author Sabrina Chase. If you would like to ask Sabrina a question, dial in at (347) 945-7246.

Learn more about Sabrina at her website,


Book Review: ‘Getting Life’ by Michael Morton


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While reading this powerful, gut-wrenching memoir of an an innocent man’s 25-year incarceration, I had to keep reminding myself that this happened in the United States of America, where citizens are innocent until proven guilty and entitled to a fair trial by jury. At least, that’s how the justice system is supposed to work. For Michael Morton, inadvertently caught up in the politics of the “big fish in a small town” mentality of local law enforcement in the aftermath of his wife’s brutal murder, neither of these rights were upheld.

Getting Life not only provides valuable insight into human nature — and the dire consequences of the improper stewardship of power when in the hands of corrupt men — it also illustrates the unbreakable bonds of faith, determination, and persistence individuals are capable of expressing even under the most horrific circumstances. The truth eventually set Michael Morton free from the bondage of prison, thanks to his unwavering faith in God, passion for justice, and stalwart support system including family, friends, and a team of attorneys who never gave up.

Remarkably, throughout his painful, harrowing experience (told in the first person narrative), the author never comes across as embittered or angry. As a reader and an American citizen, I certainly felt outrage and disgust toward all of those involved in railroading this grieving husband and devoted father and robbing him of 25 years of his life, while allowing the real killer to roam free. But instead of letting hatred and anger to consume him, Morton channels his energy into ensuring that what happened to him will not happen to another innocent person. It’s a testament to his commitment to God and the strength of his character.

Most of all, Getting Life will remind you to give thanks for all of life’s blessings, big and small. A highly recommended read!


Character Driven Productions on Writestream Tuesday, July 28 – UPDATED


Do you love rock ‘n roll?

Tune in to Writestream Tuesday on July 28 at 1 p.m. Eastern when I’ll talk with Shawn Swords of Character Driven Productions:

Character Driven Productions is an award winning, dynamic film and video production company located in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Our staff has a vast amount of experience in film, video and commercial production. Our projects accommodate a wide variety of budgets and styles, catering to individual clients needs. We can take care of all aspects of production from conceptualization to finished product.

Character Driven Productions has a high degree of regional and national visibility. We’ve produced and shot the feature length film “Love, Friendship and Hypocrisy” which was shown theatrically in the northeast. Our first feature length documentary “Blackthorn: It’s an Irish Thing” was shown on UPN 57. We also produced the Blackthorn promotional video for Planet Hollywood. Our second feature length documentary, “Charlie Gracie: Fabulous” was a huge pledge drive earner for PBS affiliate WHYY and was picked up for national DVD distribution by Gotham Distribution and is available thru Turner Classic Movies on DVD and dozens of national retail outlets. “Charlie Gracie: Fabulous” received critical acclaim in several national and international magazines and media. Our third feature length documentary “The Wages of Spin” received stellar acclaim thru several National Media Outlets and has been featured in/on several prominent media forums including: Entertainment Tonight, Reuters (all affiliates), The New York Times, Studio Briefing, ABC World News Site, The National Inquirer and dozens of other media outlets. “The Wages of Spin” has been aired over 600 times Nationally on PBS affiliates and available Nationally on DVD thru “WOS” is in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Archives/Library. Our Charlie Gracie “Fabulous” Special Edition is also airing on PBS affiliates Nationally, available thru and in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Archives. We have commenced shooting on our fourth and fifth feature length documentaries which are sequel(s) to “The Wages of Spin.” Several music industry icons have been featured in our documentaries including: Chubby Checker, Graham Nash, Connie Francis, Fabian, Frankie Avalon, Mike Lowe, Bruce Johnston, Peter Noone, Charlie Gracie, DJ Fontana, Bob Marcucci, Len Barry, Jerry Blavat, Stephen Caldwell, Weldon McDougal, Bill Haley’s Comets, The Dovell’s, Danny and The Juniors, Jack Scott, Albert Lee, Paul Moore, Tommy James, Dennis Diken, Little Anthony, Randy Jones, Freddy Cannon, Dale Hawkins and Clay Cole.

Shawn joins Writestream Tuesday to discuss his award-winning documentaries including The Wages of Spin, which delves into the Philadelphia music scene from 1952 to 1963, the highly controversial “Payola Scandals,” and the legend himself, Dick Clark.

To listen to the live interview, click on this link to Writestream Tuesday: Character Driven Productions on July 28 at 1 p.m. Eastern. Have a question for Shawn? Call us at (347) 945-7246.

Watch the trailer below and visit Character Driven Productions for more information.

UPDATE: Missed it live? Click below to listen to an informative and illusion-shattering interview.

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Glowosity with Ava Aston on Love Liberty & Lip Gloss


About six months ago, Lisa and I interviewed Ava Aston, founder of Glowosity on Love Liberty & Lip Gloss. During the show, Lisa actually ordered several products, with the promise of bringing Ava back on to discuss her experience with them.

Prior to last night’s episode, Lisa had been raving repeatedly about her results with the Glowosity products nearly every time we talked. Since then, I’ve ordered my own and am eagerly awaiting my shipment this week.

What makes Glowosity so fabulous? Click below to listen to our interview with Ava.

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Author Daniella Bova Talks Dystopia with Megan Fox


My good friend, author, and recurring Writestream guest Daniella Bova sat down for this excellent interview with Megan Fox this week. They discussed her two excellent novels Tears of Paradox and The Notice, along with current events, elections, cultural issues, and much more. Toward the end, Daniella gave Writestream Publishing and me a much-appreciated plug. Watch the video below.

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