This will be Porter’s first published work, a mid-grade mystery novel. Susan Mary Malone contributed her book editing services to the work before submission to the publisher, Sherry Kaier of The Artists’ Orchard. The Artists’ Orchard selects only two books for publishing per year. Both Ms. Malone and Mr. Porter were very pleased with the novel’s acceptance. This marks the 42nd book edited by Ms. Malone to be published by a traditional publisher.
Susan Mary Malone stated: “It’s the crowning moment in a writer’s life, to see the publishing of his debut novel. This is a mid-grade mystery novel--which is VERY tough to sell in this market! I am SO proud of Kevin. I've been working with this young man for nearly a decade, and he kept at it and kept digging deeper and never gave up--the keys to success in this business. This is a bang-up debut novel, and I look for him to do very well!”
Susan Mary Malone has worked as a freelance editor since 1993, with a BS in Political Science and minors in English and Journalism. Her client list includes NY Times Bestsellers, Essence Bestsellers and books featured in Publishers Weekly. She is also an award-winning author of fiction and non-fiction herself. She participates as a speaker in literary conferences such as the Harriett Austin Writer's Conference (at the University of Georgia), the Blue Ridge Writer's Conference, the SouthWest Writer's Conference, and the East Texas Writer’s Guild, among others. Her full biography and featured list of published authors can be viewed at http://www.maloneeditorial.com.