When we first started the journey to publish a book highlighting the best parts of Commissioner Fiala's effect on East Naples and Marco Island, our goal was to raise $100 and donate those proceeds to the East Naples Kiwanis Foundation. On Thursday, April 13, 2017, on Commissioner Fiala's birthday, in just two short hours, the … Continue reading Over $1,000 Raised!
Happy Birthday, Commissioner Fiala!!!! This book, The People's Commissioner, is meant to be a fun and fast read highlighting the best parts of DONNA FIALA and her journey as the only commissioner in recent Collier County history to serve more than four terms. I was delighted to work with Lynn Alexander and Stephanie Spell to … Continue reading The People’s Commissioner: Donna Fiala
The act of writing is such a solitary journey, but publishing an anthology with other amazing authors was a remarkable adventure. On June 2, 2015, Julie Cross, along with 16 other amazingly talented authors, released their first boxed set together: the Dirty Boys of Summer anthology including 16 full-length sweet and sexy young adult and new … Continue reading Hit a List – or Two!
Alphas, Billionaires, Bikers, Bad Boys, Stepbrothers, and Jocks We're so excited to announce that The Sowing by Tamara Mataya and Accidental Butterfly by Marisa Cleveland are part of this summer's hottest new adult/young adult boxed set, including a total of 16 full-length novels! The official release date is June 2nd, and it's only available until … Continue reading Pre-order and Parties for Dirty Boys of Summer
This year's Big Wigs Night at the Museum chairwoman, Vicki Tracy, orders a chocolate chip cookie and looks at everyone sitting around the table. With a THIS-IS-BIG-NEWS grin, she claps her hands and bounces in her seat (like a BIG kid with exciting news). "Marissa Collections is donating an Arunashi piece to the live auction!" This … Continue reading Donations that Make a Difference
Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala Joins New Global Heart Imprint Venture The Seymour Agency, in collaboration with Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala and Simeris Alliance, has announced the publication of a series of books under a Global Heart imprint. These books are the first in a sincere movement to provide residual income to non-governmental organizations, … Continue reading Global Heart Venture
We have the best job... ever! Yes, it's true. Every day we comb through manuscripts, chat with authors, develop relationships, and build a community of creative artists. It's wonderful! The best part? Reading manuscripts from authors with the end-game for publication. Author Amanda Flower wrote her fourth and final book in the Appleseed Creek Mystery … Continue reading A Plain Malice
“I always wanted to write a book.” Great! We’re here for you. Let’s chat, meet, email, converse. Let’s figure out how we can help you get this book out of your head and onto the page. “Can I tell you my ideas and you can write it?” No. We are not ghostwriters. We are consultants … Continue reading Gift of Opportunity
Reading and Writing By Marisa While researching something for a different project, I stumbled upon the World Literacy Foundation’s The Economic and Social Costs of Illiteracy: A Snapshot of Illiteracy in a Global Context, and a hundred heartbeats later, I was plotting how I could help spread the word about literacy awareness. Books saved my … Continue reading Literacy Matters
Someone at the Alliance is going to college! That's right. Managing partner Simon Cleveland is in the final stages of earning his Ph.D. at Nova Southeastern University. The topic for his dissertation is knowledge-sharing in organizations using technology. He started in August 2011, and here are some impressive numbers from our editors regarding this one … Continue reading The Alliance Goes to College