Dallas, TX, October 02, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Award-winning book author and editor Susan Mary Malone of Malone Editorial Services (http://www.maloneeditorial.com/), today announced that “Between the Fences,” written by Immigration & Naturalization Service whistle-blower Tony Hefner, has been nominated by publisher Seven Stories Press for the Ridenhour Book Prize. Malone Editorial Services edited Hefner’s manuscript prior to the book’s publication in May 2010.
“The most important lesson I learned from Susan Malone is not to give up, and I didn't. When I received my first publishing offer, I knew Susan had done a great job,” says Tony Hefner.
“Between the Fences” is an insider’s view of tyranny and corruption in the largest INS detention camp in the United States. The book is based on Hefner’s extensive notes on camp abuses over a six-year period, including assaults on detainees, drug peddling, extortion and a suspicious death.
The Ridenhour Prize memorializes the spirit of fearless truth telling that one-time whistle-blower and lifetime investigative journalist Ron Ridenhour reflected in his life and career. The prize is awarded to authors of books that defend the public interest, advance or promote social justice, or illuminate a more just vision of society.
Susan Malone's professional background includes working as an editor, columnist and reporter for newspapers and magazines. She is the author of “By the Book,” “BodySculpting: The Weisbeck Way,” “Fourth and Long” and “Five Keys to Understanding Men.”
Malone Editorial Services offers a comprehensive developmental editing package for fiction & non-fiction manuscripts. Over 35 books edited by Malone Editorial Services have recently sold to traditional publishers. Clients include NY Times Bestselling author Mary B. Morrison, and Essence Bestselling author Naleighna Kai. Other notable edited books include: “The Things I Could Tell You” by Jeremy Woodson (nominated for an NAACP Literary Award); “O'Brien's Desk” (a Publishers Weekly Spring Pick to Watch); “Ida Mae Tutweiler and the Traveling Tea Party” (made into a Hallmark film), among many others. You can view the company’s web site at http://www.maloneeditorial.com/.