Dallas, TX, April 10, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Award-winning book author and editor Susan Mary Malone of Malone Editorial Services (http://www.maloneeditorial.com), today announced that the novel “Swiss Chocolate” by author James Weil has sold out its first print run. Malone Editorial Services developmentally edited Weil’s manuscript, which has been published by Dailey Swan Publishing. The book is a fictionalized memoir of the writer’s boyhood days in a Swiss boarding school.
James Weil stated, “I found Susan Mary Malone on the internet, and after reading what others had written about her editing skills I hired her on the spot. I was not disappointed. Not only did she give me a brilliant critique, but she honed in on the essential aspects of the story and characters and helped me flesh them out. With her help, she taught me some of the most essential skills about good story telling. Working with her has made a permanent impact on my writing. She followed up with me as I painfully worked through the rewrites. I sent her back entire chapters, and she continued to mark them up and send them back with words of encouragement and wonderful critiques. This continued for months until Susan told me congratulations, I had nailed it, and go celebrate. And lo and behold, my book got published four years later. Susan Mary Malone is a truly gifted editor.”
Weil’s book has garnered many 5 star reviews on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, including:
"Swiss Chocolate is the type of American novel that is difficult to put down. Once you start, you are in for a deeply moving adventure of love and coming of age. James Weil is a master of character development and human relations."
“Swiss Chocolate is a great book... among the best I've read in awhile. Honest, straight-forward, exciting and tragic. The Author has a simple, yet elegant style. He is very open about Drew's life in a dysfunctional family and his love of Alexandra, that spans decades. He has a gift for expressing intricate details of the beautiful places he travels. You feel like you're right there with him.”
Susan Mary Malone considers herself more than just a proofreader or grammar editor. “I call myself a developmental editor because I dive right into character and story development, which are areas that usually need work with a brand new writer,” says Malone. She is thrilled about the release of Weil’s first book, which she says is an amazing accomplishment and milestone for a new author.
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 40 edited books 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.