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! :)


Four Favorite Brands of 2015


In addition to launching Writestream Publishing LLC and adding a seventh show, Get Fit Feel Fabulous with Britt to our Writestream Radio Network, I also discovered some fabulous brands in 2015:

1. Isagenix – “Solutions to Transform Lives”

I came across Isagenix nutritional products in early 2015 via my friend Britt Allen, host of Get Fit Feel Fabulous. At 75, Britt is a dynamic, active achiever who truly wants to help others become healthy and financially secure. In my first month on these products I lost 20 pounds and about 15 inches, and continue to get closer to my ultimate goal. Beyond weight loss, however, Isagenix products provide optimal nutrition and convenience. And the company has excellent customer service. When my last shipment arrived with a damaged box of IsaPRO chocolate (one of the packets had ripped open, covering everything in chocolate powder), I took pictures and called the corporate office. The rep was courteous and efficient: all I had to do was explain what happened and give him the Lot #. He immediately sent out a replacement box – no photos required.

If you want to be as healthy and vibrant as possible, I highly recommend Isagenix.

2. Glowosity Skin Care – My longtime friend, singer/songwriter/actress Ava Aston extended her brand by releasing Glowosity this year. Lisa and I interviewed her on Love Liberty & Lip Gloss twice in 2015 and I started using her products this past July. Having been blessed with beautiful skin, I’d been frustrated in recent years by things like dryness under my eyes. After just a few days of using the products there was noticeable improvement. Now my skin is soft and radiant. Best of all, Ava has priced her line as low as allowed by law to make them accessible to as many people as possible. It’s not network marketing; it’s simply purchasing great products online and having them delivered to your door. And the products work for men and women. Listen to our interview below to learn more.

3. Hummingwell Wellness Bars – I discovered these delicious bars when I met Writestream client Sabrina Hernandez-Cano, co-author of Miami Breast Cancer Experts. Sabrina is an award-winning nutritionist who developed Hummingwell with her friend Allen Breteson (one of the people to whom the book is dedicated). These bars are especially good with coffee but great anytime for either a snack (one bar) or a meal replacement (two bars).

Visit for more info.



4. doTerra Essential Oils – Having used essential oils to help with gum problems with excellent results, I was already aware of at least some of their health benefits. However, after attending a gathering via a good friend who swears by their products, I discovered doTerra. Our host, health coach Eve Colantoni, shared her incredible story (which you can read here) and provided an excellent overview of doTerra and the many uses of essential oils. I’m just getting started but so far I love the supplements, orange oil, and lemon oil I’m using. I must say, the highest quality products always seem to come from network marketing companies; in doTerra’s case, they offer the best deals for wholesale customers who just want to use good products.


Happy Thanksgiving 2015!


As always, there’s an abundance of blessings in my life for which I am incredibly grateful: supportive family and friends, great health, living in a beautiful area of Florida, being an American citizen, and co-owning an independent publishing company with a fabulous biz partner and friend.

Earlier this morning, I wrote a post for Writestream Publishing LLC, in gratitude for the amazing success our young company has experienced in just six months. Click here to read it.

On a related note, a client whose book I am ghostwriting is very happy with my work so far — always a boon to my confidence because no matter how many times I do it, writing a book is a unique experience with every individual.

Yesterday I finalized the new front and back cover for my second edition of Water Signs: A Story of Love and Renewal, designed by the talented Kia Heavey. I’m busy making revisions and look forward to releasing the book next month.

I’m also in the middle of a course I signed up for a few weeks ago but will wait until a future time to share details. Let’s just say it’s phenomenal and one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

Happy Thanksgiving!



‘What If There’s Nothing Wrong?’


Join me for Writestream Tuesday on November 17 at 1 p.m. Eastern when my guest is Alison J. Kay, Ph.D“The Vibrational UPgrader:

Alison J. Kay, Ph.D. Holistic Life Coach, has just recently returned to the States from living in Asia for the past ten years. She has been a meditation practitioner for 21 years, a meditation teacher for 18 years, is an India trained, certified RYT-200 Ashtanga yoga teacher, an energy medicine practitioner for 18 years as a certified Usui Reiki Master, a certified Tibetan Adamantine Healing System Master, a certified Advanced Theta Healing Practitioner, an Access Consciousness BARS Facilitator, while also using elements of Chi Gong in the sessions. Also using Vibrational Medicine through Tibetan bowls and bells sound healing, and ailment specific, brain entraining sound frequencies during the sessions as “music,” and other vibrational medicine tools such as crystals, flower essences and essential oils, Alison has designed these holistic modalities to all synergistically compliment and compound the healing effects gained through her quite pristine, high-voltage energy medicine. Alison has also been an instructor of Chi Gong for the past 12 years. Finally, to round out the mind, body spirit trinity, Alison is a Certified ACE Personal Trainer.

She approaches her own strength training and nutrition from a holistic, mind-body and vegetarian approach – Alison has been an endurance athlete, weight trainer, pilates and yoga practitioner as a vegetarian now for 20 years; she is linked in with the raw food and vegan/vegetarian endurance athlete and longevity community within North America. This being also part of what she researched while working in Asia at an international school in Taiwan and traveling throughout Asia during her winter breaks, she learned from the ancient systems using subtle energy and nutrition for health and longevity. This rich experience has helped ground Alison’s self-care practice and her healing practice in a whole new level of power.

Alison’s way of being, and her blend of experience, skills, training and education combine to enable her to translate both the Hindu yogic and the Buddhist teachings on the nature of the human mind, and the nature of how this impacts our bodies and our lives while also using cutting edge science to support comprehension, into a clear delivery with a concise, grounded and humorous style for the Western, globalized mind that helps her students get out of their own way.

Listeners know how much I enjoy discussing metaphysical topics with expert authors in the field. I have no doubt Alison will have valuable insights to share with us and welcome you to dial in with your questions at (347) 945-7246. Be sure to press 1 so I know you want to get on the air; otherwise, I’ll think you just want to listen by phone.

Writestream Tuesday with Alison J. Kay goes live at 1 p.m. Eastern on November 17.  You can tune in via your computer by clicking on this link.


Sneak Peek: Cover Design Options for Water Signs


Next month I am releasing a new edition of my 2008 novel and am absolutely thrilled that this time around I actually know what I’m doing. Unlike then, now I have a fabulous designer in my good friend Kia Heavey who also happens to be a fan of my debut effort — especially its main character, Madeline Rose.

Please check out the cover options below and share your opinions in the comments. While this is only the first round, I don’t want to take too long in making a decision. I’m diligently reading through the original manuscript and tweaking little things like word choice, dialogue, and sentence structure while maintaining the integrity of the original story. I’ve also written a new Foreward chronicling the evolution of the book and my career since its publication.

Indescribably excited about all of the wonderful things happening with Water Signs and Writestream Publishing and can’t wait to release the book next month. Stay tuned!

UPDATE: I’m not sure why but for some reason the Pisces fish are not showing up in the depictions of the moon. However, this new image will be incorporated into the moon just like the original cover (although it is a different Pisces image).


The Snobby Girl Cancer Club Gift Shop


After much planning and investigating, I’m pleased to announce that Maureen Miles Bucci has opened up her Snobby Girl Cancer Club Gift Shop! Just in time for the upcoming holidays, Maureen’s online store features everything from Snobby Girl travel mugs and ceramic mugs, to hoodies and tees, to smartphone cases and pillowcases. In the spirit of the upcoming Christmas season, there’s even a Snobby Girl tree ornament!

Snobby Girl mugs feature handles in various colors, including teal.

Snobby Girl mugs feature handles in various colors, including teal.

To view all of the offerings in the Snobby Girl Gift Shop, visit Snobby Girl Cancer These inspiring items are a great way to show any woman you know who is dealing with cancer that you support them.

A perfect addition to any Snobby Girl's Christmas tree.

A perfect addition to any Snobby Girl’s Christmas tree.

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