Welcome to THG StarDragon Publishing.

THG StarDragon Publishing started out with only the works of Teresa (L.) H. Garcia. Now THG StarDragon Publishing provides editing services, publishing advice, writing coaching, as well as publishing fantasy, sci-fi, poetry, and spirituality books. Teresa Garcia also contributes to the online role-play game Dragon Hearts RPG by designing seasonal quests with quirky storylines. Be sure to follow the THG StarDragon Publishing Blog for news, contests, sales, and sometimes a gift or two.

Explore thoroughly, and remember... We are “following the Spirit” here, so as our offerings grow whole new worlds open up.

If you’re interested in working with us, check out the submissions guidelines.

If you are a book store, please email me at thgstardragonpublishing@gmail.com provide your shipping address, the titles you wish to order, and the number. So that your order is not missed, please use the subject "Book Order" in the subject line. I will then make the calculations and invoice you via Paypal. Payment must be received before I will have the books shipped. If I do not have any on hand then orders may be slightly delayed while I have the next run produced.

We also have a Facebook and Twitter page. Please be sure to look us up and like us, to help spread the word and help advertise our authors and projects.

About us

THG StarDragon Publishing is a group of individual freelancers working together to make various publishing projects possible, and is not an incorporated entity as of yet. The purpose for working together is to promote the individual voices of authors and poets that might otherwise not have assistance in getting their work in print, while still allowing individuals flexibility to work with other clients and houses as well.

This is not a big publishing house, but I do strive to make for quality work, and work asynchronously. As we are asynchronous, the majority of communication is to be done via email. Patience is asked to give us time to reply, as this is not a main full time job yet (one day, one hopes it will be). Please do not ask for nor demand phone numbers for any of the freelancers helping on your project. In the event that you are provided a phone number for someone and do call them, please remember that you are more than likely calling that person's HOME and not an office. Also please refrain from handing those out without prior clearance.

All books that are accepted to be published under the aegis of THG StarDragon Publishing MUST go through the editing process. The more polished you have your work before bringing it to me then the faster it goes through the publication process and the less that will be asked for editing and conversion. If you are interested in publishing with us, please see the submissions guidelines page for what to do.

Self publishers are welcome to hire one of us for help in aspects of their project, it is only asked that you be clear you are seeking an editor, illustrator, layout help, et. cetera for your self-publishing project. When communicating with Teresa please be clear on if you are submitting for publication with THG StarDragon Publishing, or if you are seeking self publishing support services, and if so what specific self publishing services you are seeking.

If you would like to be added to the list of freelancers to be considered when help is needed then feel free to inquire.

The Core Team

Teresa Garcia

Teresa
Teresa Garcia has also been known as Teresa Huddleston Garcia, Lady Rain StarDragon, and Amehana Arashi or Ishtari. She is a stay at home mother of one busy and creative autistic young man, and a daughter who has spread her wings to seek her own nest. Somehow while caring for her children and pets Teresa finds time to write, assist with the administration of the online RPG game Dragon Hearts, write quest lines for DH, do artwork for herself, THG StarDragon Publishing AND Pen It Publications (for whom she often freelances) and produce content for a podcast/videocast on Youtube and her Patreon. She also provides freelance narration services. In addition, she gained Bachelor's Degree in International Relations concentrating in Asian Studies, and hopes to one day become an Asian Studies professor. Teresa also has online ministry via Second Life and offline nondenominational/interdenominational ministry in her area, including the honor of officiating the occasional wedding. Teresa runs on Deathwish Coffee. It is the unofficial coffee.

Positions and services: Founder, Owner, Sole Proprietor, Author, Head of Publishing, Head of Orders and Shipping, some editing, illustration, narrator, cover art, typist.

Victoria "Salaiek" Davis

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Ever since dreaming of being an author and illustrator as a child, Victoria "Salaiek" Davis has worked on her skills through school and beyond, eventually finding herself doing illustrations for the browser role-playing game, Dragon Hearts . Here she met Teresa, being offered a chance to design the cover for the second book in the Dragon Shaman series, then later other books published by THG StarDragon Publishing. Her most recent project was doing the new cover art for the first book of the Dragon Shaman series so that they match in style.

Her artistic focus lies within the fantasy realm, especially dragons and similar critters. She is also inspired by the green and grey forested mountain landscapes of her native Pacific Northwest.

Position: Cover Artist of Choice

Samantha Buckley

Samantha
Samantha Buckley has always been passionate about her art. She is a lover of anime, manga, and all things Japanese. She is currently in Texas with her wedded mate. She plans to one day have her own manga company and intends her first manga to be distributed by THG StarDragon Publishing as one of her venues, and was agreed on by her aunt at the McCloud Lumberjack Fiesta of 2012. Her first project with THG StarDragon Publishing is the print version cover for the fantasy novel Selkies' Skins: Castle and Well, which is book one of the Selkies' Skins series. Look for Artistry Labyrinth on Facebook to see current examples of her style or see her out on Instagram.

Position: Cover Artist

Elizabeth Buckley

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"Liz" at the time of last questioning was considering teaching history or becoming a veterinarian. She is currently one of the proof readers to ensure that the greatest number of mistakes are caught before press. She is inspired artistically by the beauty of the Northwestern high desert and vast pine forests that bake below the mountain. She also is currently working on her own novel series which is still only in manuscript form.

Position: Proof reader

Position: Other Cover Artist of Choice

Oscelot Haalan

Oscelot

Oscy is a mysterious cat somewhere in the Pacific Northwest who prefers to use a nomme de plume for online interaction. Oscy is an author, poet, editor, chain maille artiste, sometimes artist, and the most likely person to be hired to produce series-related merchandise based from THG StarDragon Publishing related materials. She has her own Patreon which is recommended visiting and the only contact I will hand out to respect her privacy.

Position: Usual Editor for Teresa, sometimes illustration and cover assistant


Rowan Wookey

Rowan Wookey, genius and the man that IS rwky.net, not only maintains this website for his friend (and subcontractor) Teresa, but also is the creator of the online Dragon Hearts RPG, and continuously attends University to keep his web programming skills up to date with aims to one day be Professor Wookey. His software is commonly used as well, which was a very pleasing discovery. As the man that makes sure the site works to provide the portal between us and you, the reader, we sometimes must bow down to him (figuratively) because he also quite often fixes temperamental computers for Teresa when they declare mutiny and eat into writing (and other) time. Verily, a very important member of the team, for he squashes the bugs mightily. His favorite food is pie. This is important to never, ever forget.
Ever.

No, really. Pie runs this site. Not hiring anyone to fill his spot. Stop asking.
Position and service: Webhost/designer, Head Computer Nerd

Memorials of our Departed

Faith Lindgren-Brown (in memorium)

Faith

Faith Lindgren-Brown had an intense love of writing, and is always looking for a good read. When her friend Teresa Garcia asked her to edit her novel for her, she was thrilled. Faith intended to have her own editing work, so was available to free-lance for any manuscript, whether proofreading an essay for school, or editing a full novel. One of her poems was also recommended to and accepted into the Library of Congress while she was still in school, so she is a published poet. Her eyesight due to her advanced diabetes has required her to resign from active print editing, before her passing and is the reason some titles are in larger print. Faith is missed by her family and friends. Thanks goes to her son Travers (a beloved babysitter for my children and somewhere between adopted nephew and son in addition to a dear friend) for providing such a beautiful photo. Not a day goes by where she is not missed even though I did not get to visit her as much as I wanted.

Position: Former Head of Editing

Marantha D. Jenelle (in memorium)

Marantha was one of our authors, but she has also provided cover art for Ayam Abraxas’ AyaMayA and her fanart of Selkies’ Skins was chosen for use with future illuminated edition of that work and an excerpt appears as section divider art, thus earning her a place as a cover artist. She also provided all of her own cover art for her stories due to wishing the fullest creative control (both already published and still being edited and prepared for release). Marantha is greatly missed, and promises made to ensure that all her works are published will be kept. Returning to editing her magnum opus is difficult due to missing her, but she had a particular style she wanted to be honored.

Service: Deceased, Unavailable, but Treasured Spirit

Coffee


It is only appropriate to list the other valued member of the team. Yes, that is coffee. Death Wish Coffee is the official coffee of THG StarDragon Publishing, although they are not a sponsor.
I'm not joking about running on coffee.

The logo has undergone several versions over the years. You can find out more about that on the blog in the sidebar, or you can click this direct link.

Current Anthologies Open for Submissions

The Dragons' Beads: A Treasury

Especially Looking for Young Authors


Open until volume two is full.

THG StarDragon Publishing is gathering submissions from authors and poets of all ages (including children) for "The Dragons' Beads: A Treasury." We are suspending the former page limit, as it was proving difficult for some to feel comfortable constraining themselves. Please make submissions on standard sized (8.5 by 11 in) or A4 paper if by mail, or at a similar size in .doc, or .odt, format if submitting digitally. Digital submission is preferred to minimize retyping, but physical copies will not be refused. CD or USB bearing a .doc or .odt via mail is also accepted.


When submitting, please include your age and a biography so that submissions can be filed in the correct age area of the project. By submitting, you are granting the right to include your submission in the publication and that you have parental consent if a minor, and consent to publish.


The theme for the anthology is dragons, so let your imagination run wild... Use them as main characters or supporting characters, good, evil, or in between. Lazy or brave, Western, Eastern, extraterrestrial or from the depths of the sea, we want your dragons! You will retain your copyright, and are free to submit your story to other publishers or self publish it if you wish.

Given the age level intended, This will be THG StarDragon Publishing's first anthology by (hopefully) young readers for young readers. Given the age level intended, *ALL SUBMISSIONS FOR THIS PROJECT MUST BE APPROPRIATE FOR GENERAL AUDIENCES. Depending on the success, more volumes may be forthcoming in the future from the press. Editing will be done by Teresa "Amehana" Garcia (author of the ongoing Dragon Shaman series) and Oscelot Haalan. Cover artist is Victoria "Salaiek Tuarann" Davis, who has also done art for the Dragon Hearts RPG and for the Dragon Shaman series.

Ghosts of Siskiyou County

Open until volume one is full.
Seeking ghost stories from Siskiyou County California residents, former residents, and visitors. These may be personal encounters, family stories, or fictional ghost stories set in the county. If they are fictional encounters please tell us so as I am looking for both. If they are personal encounters of yourself, family, or friends likewise please let us know so they can be filed in the correction section of the project. Using pen names or asking them to be published as anonymous are allowed.
Cover Artist will be determined closer to when enough has been compiled to work with.

Myth or Folklore inspired Flash Fictions, Short Stories, and Poetry for the Flash Fiction Fridays Podcast


Due to the short nature of the writing type for this particular project accepted stories will be paid via Paypal at the rate of US$3 per accepted and used piece. These will be read for the podcast and Youtube channel as well as posted on the publishing blog. As always you will retain copyright and will be free to also submit any used short or poem to other places.
The podcast can be found at www.flashfictionfridays.com, Spotify, the iTunes podcasts, and Google Play. Select tracks are also on Soundcloud. Eventually past seasons will be available via the Gumroad Digital Store.

Please, do not submit fanfiction to this or any of our anthologies. An exception to this will be fanfiction of Teresa Garcia's works, or one of our other authors if they have given you permission (I will check) if you clearly state before your submission that it is fanfiction. The other exception would be if you can provide a proof of permission from the author of what your fanfiction is based around. The reason for this is entirely legal. Teresa can grant permission for people to write fanfiction in her universe of stories, but if we publish fanfiction without prior clearance from another author then it would be possible to loose the ability to serve you. If you are in doubt, ask.

To Submit:


Please mail your paper, usb drive, or CD media submissions to:
THG StarDragon Publishing
Attn: Teresa Garcia
PO Box 249
McCloud, Ca 96057
USA
Or email as a .doc, or .odt attachment to:
thgstardragonpublishing@gmail.com
Please check the alt text of the previous image if you have images turned off. Be aware that the gmail address is the preferred one and is provided here. The old hotmail address has been unreliable the past year.
subject line example: Submission for The Dragons' Beads (or the appropriate collection)


Please note, original copies or disks & drives will not be returned unless return postage has been included, so please keep a copy for yourself. If a file is too large for email I personally suggest dropbox or wetransfer.com as secure ways to send files. If you use another service this can be discussed in emails to provide the download.
By sending a submission you affirm that if you are a minor you have parental permission to participate (in the case of young authors) or are of legal age. Those selected for inclusion will receive a free ebook copy of the book and will be eligible for a discount on the print book when ordering through email. Please include a mailing address to be kept on file in case of email problems. We are also interested in other submissions. Please feel free to email, just be sure to include a subject line "manuscript submission query" to prevent your submission from being overlooked or filed as spam by the email filter.


Feel free to circulate this announcement freely to any and all that may have interest.
Website: https://www.thgstardragon.com
Blog: https://thgstardragonpublishing.blogspot.com

Current Authors and Poets

Ayam Yogi Abraxas

Works


Elizabeth Buckley
Poet

Works


Steven Disney
Poet

Works


Athena Garcia
Author and Poet

Works


Teresa Garcia (AKA Teresa Huddleston-Garcia)
Author and Poet

Works


Marantha D. Jenelle
Author and Poet

Works


Jessica Baumgartner
Children's Author

Works


Jo Anne Spiese
Poet

Works


Amethyst Stormrider
Author

Works

Current Audiobook Catalog

This is our current catalog of audiobooks. Please follow the links to the currently available formats. If there is a format that is not available, that you would like, please make a request via the comment box, including the title and format you are looking for. For print copies, please see our print catalog page.

Currently, ebooks are available via Amazon, Audible, and iTunes (you will have to use iTunes search feature) and are being recorded to audio format through ACX. Progress is being made on getting some (those not tied solely to ACX) ported to various other outlets and Gumroad as well.

Some audiobook titles are only available through the listed three outlets due to royalty share contracts. Thus by purchasing one of the audiobooks you support both the narrator AND the author, enabling both to be able to produce more content for your enjoyment. Some, depending on agreements with narrators, may be listed later on Gumroad or other outlets. In such cases royalty share is being disbursed by myself as agreed.
If you are interested in being a narrator for any of our titles not currently available, please email the owner of the publishing house and she and the title author will be happy to negotiate a recording contract. Teresa does not have time to narrate them all, as she also narrates freelance through ACX.

For open projects please check the blog page.
Not all audiobooks narrated by narrators connected to our projects are THG StarDragon Publishing Books. In the spirit of taking care of their projects Audible narrator page links are provided.

Illya Leonov on Audible

Teresa Garcia on Audible
Teresa Garcia on iTunes Teresa Garcia on Google Play"



Call of the Kami

Author: Teresa Garcia
Narrator: Andrea C. Missias

Amazon | Audible

Magic is that breath never quite caught, Flowing always just behind the scenes, And only glimpsed when sought.

The spirits of the past and present call out to those with the ears to hear. The worlds of the Kami and Mankind are not far apart, and perhaps the border is only in the mind. Primarily this was intended to be a collection of poetry inspired by and retelling some stories from Japanese mythology and feeling the path of Shinto generated while working on my first novel. However, it has become much more. Meditate upon the poems and a flower unfolds slowly before your eyes, allowing a glimpse into a world unseen.
This title is not available on iTunes in the US store, but is available in the Luxembourg store. I dont' know why it isn't available in the US.

The Adventures of Lightning the Cat

Author: Teresa Garcia
Narrator: Teresa Garcia

Amazon | Audible | iTunes

A collection of three short stories, from the life of Lightning, a real live care kitty. Lightning has a lot of work since his family consists of one perpetually stressed preteen, a young autistic boy, and a mother balancing university, children, and being an author. Join Lightning in his adventures as a care kitty.

Contains a special extended version of "Lightning's Job" as well as "The Battle of the Tomato" and "Disarmament."

"Lightning's Job" introduces us to Lightning, and his love of a particular red fruit. In "Battle of the Tomato" see whether he gets his way and wins his tomato. Join Son and Lightning in "Disarmament" while Lightning saves the day and makes the path back to the apartment safe for Mother to bring in the laundry.

Good for helping show children some of the many things service cats (care kitties) do, as there are more service animals than just dogs.

Lightning's stories are meant as stand-alone mini stories, but it was suggested to bundle them, as well, for children to listen to.

Stories of Spirits

Author: Teresa Garcia
Narrator: Teresa Garcia

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Five short stories of dragon spirits and ancestors, in a Japanese milleau. Some are set in ancient times, others are more modern. Each short story that has new vocabulary has a mini-glossary of Japanese terms that were utilized.

Includes:
Ancestors
Dragon Dance
So Close, So Far
Dark and Light
Watcher
Buy on Gumroad
Amazon (link pending) | Audible (link pending) | iTunes (link pending) | Google Play


Selkies' Skins: Castle and Well (book one of Selkies' Skins)

Author: Teresa Garcia
Narrator: Illya Leonov

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Kirsty, part Selkie and part magical human must find her place in the world and earn her sealskin while dealing with school and the normal trials. Her mother Etain must find a way to come home from the obscure missions Mara sends her on. Will Kirsty earn her skin before Etain comes home? Will Etain even make it home at all? What are these larger problems beginning to billow like storm clouds?
Buy on Gumroad
Amazon | Audible | iTunes

Pearls of Sea and Stone: Book of Seals

Author: Teresa Garcia
Narrator: Illya Leonov
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Kirstin Makay is a half-selkie and a witch who must train for the quest to gain her own skin. In the library of Castle Carrick she finds The Book of Seals, part mythology and part guidebook. What does the book have to teach her about her heritage?
We join Kirsty for part of her second year at Castle Carrick and read along with her to learn the secrets Father Ronan sought to preserve.
A prequel to the Selkies' Skins series which briefly crosses over with the Dragon Shaman series.
Buy on Gumroad
Amazon
Audible | iTunes

Irony

Author: Marantha D. Jenelle
Narrator: Lorraine K. Hunt


For superna refuge leader, Hathim, being in the middle of a centuries old war with the pure-bloods was bad enough. He certainly did not need the added burden of learning that there might be a traitor amongst those at his refuge as well. That all paled into insignificance, however, when rumors began spreading that the humans had developed a poison lethal only to hybrids. When members of his own refuge begin dying of a strange illness, Hathim knows he has only one recourse... He must track down and totally destroy the place that is manufacturing the poison, and its creators. His biggest challenge? Staying alive long enough to do it.
Amazon | Audible | iTunes pending

The Beast, the Hope, and the Only Sun

Author: Elizabeth Buckley
Narrator: Teresa Garcia
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Elizabeth Buckley gathers a collection of poems from the points of view of some of her characters. The Beast, the Hope, and the Only Sun provides snapshots into their development. Written as a high school student, the poems also reflect a journey out of depression, from start to the shining light at the end. Who are the Beast, and the Hope, and who or what is the Sun?
Buy on Gumroad
Amazon | Audible | Google |

Children's, General Audience, and Young Adult titles

From Novels to Shorts

This is our current catalog of General and Young Adult print and ebooks. Please follow the links to the currently available formats. If there is a format that is not available, that you would like, please make a request via the comment box, including the title and format you are looking for. In the interests of streamlining the site the catalog has been recombined.

Currently, ebooks are available via Smashwords, Lulu, though some can also be found on iBookstore, in Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. Smashwords is suggested as it provides a wide variety of formats that are DRM free and readable on any device. Titles are also being slowly populated into my Gumroads outlet.

Prices may vary across the available outlets. You may also email a request for a title directly from the publisher at thgstardragonpublishing@gmail.com. Please specify the desired format and title, then you will be invoiced via either PayPal or Square. On receipt and clearance of payment for direct sales you will receive your ebook as an attachment in your email or print book shipped either from in stock inventory or sent from the printer.

Dragon Shaman: Book One, Taming the Blowing Wind

By Teresa Garcia (or Teresa Huddleston-Garcia)
Ebook
Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Smashwords | Lulu PDF
Print
Amazon | Lulu

BlowingWind, a young woman of Native American and Celtic descent, falls in love with Obsidian, a boy she at first believes to be human but later discovers on the night of her 18th birthday to be the guardian spirit of Medicine Lake, near the sacred Mount Shasta in California. The night before her High School graduation he meets with a bad end, setting her journey of self discovery in motion which ultimately takes her away from everything that she knows and to Japan. There, as she searches for what the soul of Obsidian wishes her to find at the foot of Mount Fuji she meets with Ryu, a spirit of the mountain and bearing a striking resemblance to the soul she is searching for. By the time these two meet her own spirit is shattered, and it is up to Ryu and a mysterious concurrent incarnation of Obsidian to begin the process of healing her spirit and mind. However, she has her own destiny that waits to be fulfilled, and spirits from both her old and new lives have tests for her.

Genres: Fantasy, Adventure, Paranormal, Romance, Family Saga, Coming of Age, Young Adult, Neoshamanic Adventure

Dragon Shaman: Book Two, The Smoky Mirror

By Teresa Garcia

Ebook
Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Smashwords | Lulu Epub | Lulu PDF Print
Amazon | Lulu

BlowingWind and Ryu expected to be able to get on with living, but Fate has a different idea for the young Shaman in training and her Dragon Protector. A Kitsune and two Tengu are responsible for tests of her character, and her most prized tool is stolen from her. The pair must travel worlds and even time in this quest and leg of BlowingWind’s rocky training, and interesting facts about the O'Drake curse are revealed. The question is if she will remember them, and if she can regain what was lost.

Genres: Fantasy, Adventure, Paranormal, Romance, Family Saga, Coming of Age, Young Adult, Neoshamanic Adventure

Dragon Shaman: Book Three, The Forge and the Well

By Teresa Garcia
Epub (on hold)

Delving further into the O'Drake family as the curse and its eventual end plays through, the focus follows more of Marie and Marcella's history. We may even learn the reason that Marie and SoaringHawk give BlowingWind the name that they did. A reunion of Marie with her wayward daughter BlowingWind draws closer, as does young Jewel's place in the complicated tapestry. Ryu really has his work cut out for him, but what is a lonely dragon kami to do... other than attempt to figure out how to restore the brightness that once was... Why does he begin to feel more and more at fault for something he wasn’t even alive for?


Pearls of Sea and Stone: Book of Seals

Teresa Garcia

Kirstin Makay is a half-selkie and a witch who must train for the quest to gain her own skin. In the library of Castle Carrick she finds "The Book of Seals," part mythology and part guidebook. What does the book have to teach her about her heritage?
We join Kirsty for part of her second year at Castle Carrick and read along with her to learn the secrets Father Ronan sought to preserve.
A prequel to the "Selkies' Skins" series which briefly crosses over with the "Dragon Shaman" series.
ebook
Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Smashwords
Print
Pending

Selkies’ Skins: Castle and Well (Book One of Selkies' Skins)

Teresa Garcia

Selkies are Scottish seal people, and are considered magical shapeshifting creatures, able to interbreed with humans. Spoken of in many old stories, the females are said to make caring wives, and the men to be charming and good lovers. If their skin is captured, they will remain on land, though more is heard about women being captured than the men. If they find their stolen skin, they will return to the sea and any mate or family therein, though remaining nearby to watch over their land-children.

What happens though, if a Selkie never manages to reclaim her skin before her death, and so remains with her children? What happens if her family is a magical one, and her subspecies had been created by the cooperation of sister water goddesses? Further, what if the drive to return to the sea remains strong in the offspring, and as servants of these goddesses, provide their care despite being disliked and untrusted by both full blooded Selkies and humans when found out.

We come then to modern times. First a fishing family, favored then by fortune and Marsali's magic, the Makay clan grew to a merchant family that went on grand voyages for the good of the Magical Community. Few now remain, and those are now waterwitches, primarily interested in tending duties set by deities that few believe actually exist, and the health of the waters both locally and planet wide.

Kirsty has little choice in her fate, only how it will manifest. There are tests to pass, a place that she may have to occupy prematurely if her visions prove true, and a need to earn her sealskin to be complete. Will Etain return safe to port, and will Kirsty survive her training and test?
Ebook
Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Smashwords
Print
Amazon | Lulu

Ornaments

Teresa Garcia
Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Smashwords
At Seal Point two half selkies share their family's traditional Yule habits with some long lost full selkie relatives. Not all of their family is at home, and some will never return. Yet, they are still included. Set in a parallel Earth where magic and mythical creatures still lurk.

A Short Story from the Selkies' Skins universe. The character Amehana also makes appearances in the Dragon Shaman series and in Stories of Spirits.

Dreamweaving

Teresa Garcia
Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Smashwords
Dreamweaving pits Diamondixi, a Dreamweaver, and Amehana, a storm ryuugami and priestess, together with Diamondixi's companion ice phoenix in an effort to save the halfbreed selkie Justin from the fate of ultimately becoming a Finman. But, is the effort real, or is it just a dream? Or is it both and perhaps something more all at once?

This story is written at the request of Kristina Stumpf, who was a backer for the Selkies' Skins Kickstarter project. Starting in the area of Mt. Rhiana in the realm of Dragon Hearts, the three erstwhile heroes cross from one world to another and into the reality of Selkies' Skins. There, Diamondixi crosses into the dream of a young lad that had been kidnapped long ago.

A Short Story from the Selkies' Skins universe. The character Amehana also makes appearances in the Dragon Shaman series and in Stories of Spirits.

Mythical Minstrelsy

Teresa Garcia
Gather under the tree with the traveling bard while she recounts poetry and short stories centering around various mythical and magical creatures. Month by month her project grew as her supporters lent their ears. Here and there she shares some artwork, some snippets about her books, and even a little in the realms of meditation. This incorporates Maria Lightwatch, a character of Teresa Garcia's that never got to see a great deal of use in the realm she was created for, as the figurehead. Mythical Minstrelsy is a multi volume anthology consisting of poetry, short stories, art, flash fictions, meditations, and musings. Each volume spans the course of one year and is an outgrowth of Teresa Garcia's Patreon.

Volume 1



Ebook and/or Print/
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords
Buy via Gumroad

Volume 2



Ebook and/or Print
Smashwords | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Buy via Gumroad

Volume 3

Ebook and/or Print
Amazon | Smashwords | Barnes & Noble
Purchase Ebook via Gumroad

Homeward Bound

Marantha D. Jenelle

Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Smashwords
Sharon Maitland discovers shortly after her sixteenth birthday that her entire life had been based on lies. That proves to be the least of the shocks that she would undergo in the months following her birthday - one of which would forever shatter her belief in reality as she had always known it. There is a key choice that she must make, upon which the fate of her life and the world rely... but what is it?

Impossible Love

Marantha D. Jenelle

Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Smashwords
Khrystiana had always been different, a difference that had kept her from being chosen from amongst the other children at the orphanage. She had always been more or less alone, for not only the children mostly avoided her, the staff did as well. Khrystiana would learn on her sixteenth birthday just how different she truly was, due to a series of event that would occur... Events that would prove that she had not been as alone as she had always thought.

The Partner

Marantha D. Jenelle

Smashwords
Jameson Edwards had a bum deal in life, losing his home, his children, and his work partner through the machinations of his evil witch of a wife. Some friendships are stronger than death though, and sometimes ghostwriting is a very literal thing.
Published in memoriam of Marantha Jenelle, this was one of the last works submitted before her passing and was bumped up in the work queue due to her passing. The rest of her works are forthcoming as editing finishes. An audiobook is planned.

Children's Stories

My Family Is Different

By Jessican Baumgartner, Illustrated by Laura Winship-Fanaei

Amazon | Smashwords | Lulu
Specifically for young children and families, join a little girl as she explores what makes her family different in the area of religion and spirituality...and how it makes her feel to know the world is so big.

Lightning's Job

By Teresa Garcia
Barnes & Noble | Smashwords | Original Lulu Epub

Lightning the cat identifies as both cat and human due to his upbringing. He has a very important job, make sure that the household runs smoothly, which means make sure that Mother remembers to take care of herself, not just everyone else. A short and sweet child's story, this is just a glimpse into the life of Lightning, who eventually will have other tales to share.

The Adventures of Lightning the Cat: The Battle of the Tomato

Teresa Garcia
Barnes & Noble | Smashwords
Lightning the Cat has a very important job, to ensure the household runs smoothly. But sometimes, he just can't help a little mischief, especially if a tomato is involved. Join Lightning as his series of short stories starts rolling. Ah, it's a cat's life... This story is intended and written for young children.

The Adventures of Lightning the Cat: Disarmament

Teresa Garcia
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Lightning the Cat has a very important job, to ensure the household runs smoothly. Even more important though, he is a registered care kitty for a little girl that has been with him since almost day one of his life. Keeping Mother, Daughter, and Son happy and mentally healthy is no easy job! Especially as Son, an autistic boy, starts sharing his world with the family finally.

The Adventures of Lightning the Cat (Collection One)

Teresa Garcia
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Lightning has a lot of work since his family consists of one perpetually stressed preteen, a young autistic boy, and a mother balancing university, children, and being an author. Join Lightning in his adventures as a care kitty.

Contains a special extended version of "Lightning's Job" as well as "The Battle of the Tomato" and "Disarmament." "Lightning's Job" introduces us to Lightning, and his love of a particular red fruit. In "Battle of the Tomato" see whether he gets his way and wins his tomato. Join Son and Lightning in "Disarmament" while Lightning saves the day and makes the path back to the apartment safe for Mother to bring in the laundry.

Good for helping show children some of the many things service cats (care kitties) do, as there are more service animals than just dogs. This book is intended and written for young children.

Poetry Catalog


Painting in words
a page drips light and shadow
but the night is young

Teresa Garcia Dec 9 2019

This is our current catalog of Poetry print and ebooks. Please follow the links to the currently available formats. If there is a format that is not available, that you would like, please make a request via the comment box, including the title and format you are looking for. In the interests of streamlining the site the catalog has been recombined. Books listed here will range from children's, through general, and adult as this is a genre specific page.

Currently, ebooks are available via Smashwords, Lulu, though some can also be found on iBookstore, in Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. Smashwords is suggested as it provides a wide variety of formats that are DRM free and readable on any device. Smashwords is a distributor so you very well may find our titles in your favorite outlet. Titles are also being slowly populated into my Gumroads outlet.

Prices may vary across the available outlets. You may also email a request for a title directly from the publisher at thgstardragonpublishing@gmail.com. Please specify the desired format and title, then you will be invoiced via either PayPal or Square. On receipt and clearance of payment for direct sales you will receive your ebook as an attachment in your email or print book shipped either from in stock inventory or sent from the printer.

Call of the Kami

Teresa Garcia (as Teresa Huddleston-Garcia)

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Magic is that breath never quite caught, Flowing always just behind the scenes, And only glimpsed when sought. The spirits of the past and present call out to those with the ears to hear. The worlds of the Kami and Mankind are not far apart, and perhaps the border is only in the mind. Primarily this was intended to be a collection of poetry inspired by and retelling some stories from Japanese Mythology and feeling the path of Shinto generated while working on my first novel. However, it has become much more. Meditate upon the poems and a flower unfolds slowly before your eyes, allowing a glimpse into a world unseen. < h3>Mythical Minstrelsy Teresa Garcia
Gather under the tree with the traveling bard while she recounts poetry and short stories centering around various mythical and magical creatures. Month by month her project grew as her supporters lent their ears. Here and there she shares some artwork, some snippets about her books, and even a little in the realms of meditation. This incorporates Maria Lightwatch, a character of Teresa Garcia's that never got to see a great deal of use in the realm she was created for, as the figurehead. Mythical Minstrelsy is a multi volume anthology consisting of poetry, short stories, art, flash fictions, meditations, and musings. Each volume spans the course of one year and is an outgrowth of Teresa Garcia's Patreon.

Volume 1



Ebook and/or Print/
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords
Buy via Gumroad

Volume 2



Ebook and/or Print
Smashwords | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Buy via Gumroad

Volume 3

Ebook and/or Print
Amazon | Smashwords | Barnes & Noble
Purchase Ebook via Gumroad

The Beast, the Hope, and the Only Sun

Elizabeth Buckley

Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Smashwords
| Lulu

Elizabeth Buckley gathers a collection of poems from the points of view of some of her characters. The Beast, the Hope, and the Only Sun provides snapshots into their development. Written as a high school student, the poems also reflect a journey out of depression, from start to the shining light at the end. Who are the Beast, and the Hope, and who or what is the Sun?

A Witch's Prayer Book

Jo Anne Spiese

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Part poetry book and part prayer book, this collection covers all aspects of life. Fly in the arms of the creative spirit, dance with the Goddess, and explore the layers of the soul while learning about the Sacred Marriage.

Ink Drops and Paint Drips: A Collection of Haiku and Thoughts


Members of the ASA/Project Catfort and Trotsdale Libraries

This booklet is the result of a joint project undertaken in the Second Life sim of Computer, at the amphitheater on the Astral Coalition parcel. Some of the members of two Second Life libraries, the ASA/Project Catfort Library and the Trotsdale Public Library, met to undertake haiku writing workshops. Amehana Ishtari / Arashi (author Teresa Garcia) read selections from “Seeds from a Birch Tree: Writing Haiku and the Spiritual Journey” by former Zen monk and English teacher Clark Strand. The participants then discussed the readings and practiced writing haiku (and some near-haiku) together to create this booklet. Some of the poems are more frivolous than others, a few not suitable for publication in a General rated publication have been removed from the main text but will be available inworld in the ASA library since it is located within an M rated sim. Some of the more interesting text discussion is also provided at the end of each session chapter. Timestamps are left intact to record when a particular poem was put into local chat.
Smashwords

Mend this Broken Heart: The First Year

By Steven Disney
Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Smashwords | Lulu Epub

A heart once whole, passes through the forest of life, battered by the joys and sorrows therein. THG StarDragon Publishing is pleased to assist Steven Disney in displaying that whether heterosexual or homosexual, all hearts are the same, and all people desire love. Not Suitable for children.

Perceptions of the Mind

By Steven Disney
Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Smashwords | http://www.lulu.com/shop/steven-disney/perceptions-of-the-mind/paperback/product-18913397.html">Lulu |

A journey through the corridors of past, present, and what be. What lurks in the darkness where only the brave tread? Joy, sorrow, longing, loss, devotion... and ever more questions. Set sail with Steven Disney in his second book, and drift in the seas of the mind. Not suitable for chilren.

Spirituality Catalog


Spirituality and Alternative Views Titles

Books in this category may at some point include a wide variety of views. Please remember that all spirituality and religious books are welcome at THG StarDragon Publishing, so long as they are not disparaging of other views. This means that you may eventually seen Gnostic Christianity right next to Paganism or General Spirituality. My purpose is not to convert anyone, but to share knowledge so that others may make educated decisions about what other walks of life are like. Not all are appropriate for children.

AyaMayA

Ayam Yogi Abraxas
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Tarot, Kabbalah, Christianity, Shinto, Buddhism, Taoism, Metaphysics, Psychology, Philosophy, Alchemy... What do these have in common? More than you might think at first. Ayam Yogi Abraxas shares the fruits of his studies and how to practically apply these in daily life. More than just an introduction, there is something for all levels of understanding here. Even someone unfamiliar with these will have a better understanding of their own thoughts. This book explores teachings from the Bible, the Torah, Taoism, Shinto, Kabbalah, Hindu mythology, Buddhism and several other philosophies, as well as the author's own experiences. Part practical and part esoteric this treatise is both lighthearted and serious, encapsulating the yin and the yang, and the Oneness of All. Meet the Ayam and the Maya in you. One additional note: Although the publisher is in the United States, the author is from Canada. Thus, this book has been edited with British Canadian spelling and grammar in mind.

My Family Is Different

Jessica M. Baumgartner, Illustrated by Laura Winship-Fanaei
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Specifically for young children and families, join a little girl as she explores what makes her family different in the area of religion and spirituality...and how it makes her feel to know the world is so big.

A Witch's Prayer Book

Jo Anne Spiese
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Part poetry book and part prayer book, this collection covers all aspects of life. Fly in the arms of the creative spirit, dance with the Goddess, and explore the layers of the soul while learning about the Sacred Marriage.

Anthology Catalog


Compilation Books live here


An anthology is a collection of works either by various authors or a single author.

Anthologies and Collections

The Dragons’ Beads: A Treasury

Volume One
Edited by Teresa Garcia
Various Authors

This first volume of what is hoped to be a multi volume project highlights essays, art, poetry, and short stories featuring and/or about dragons. Originally it was supposed to be a contest to highlight the best dragon stories and poems from young authors. The project had to be adjusted due to a lack of submissions (likely because this is a young and little known publisher). Perhaps future volumes will be able to have more competition, and it is hoped that in the future THG StarDragon Publishing will be able to afford having cash prizes to fuel writer’s interest in exchange for featuring the “beads” of their stories. Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Smashwords

Stories of Spirits

Teresa Garcia

Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Smashwords
Five short stories of dragon spirits and ancestors, in a Japanese milleau. Some are set in ancient times, others are more modern. Each short story that has new vocabulary has a mini-glossary of Japanese terms that were utilized.
Includes:
Ancestors
Dragon Dance
So Close, So Far
Dark and Light
and Watcher

Mythical Minstrelsy

Teresa Garcia
Gather under the tree with the traveling bard while she recounts poetry and short stories centering around various mythical and magical creatures. Month by month her project grew as her supporters lent their ears. Here and there she shares some artwork, some snippets about her books, and even a little in the realms of meditation. This incorporates Maria Lightwatch, a character of Teresa Garcia's that never got to see a great deal of use in the realm she was created for, as the figurehead. Mythical Minstrelsy is a multi volume anthology consisting of poetry, short stories, art, flash fictions, meditations, and musings. Each volume spans the course of one year and is an outgrowth of Teresa Garcia's Patreon. Unless otherwise noted books are in color inside.

Volume 1



Ebook and/or Print/
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords
Buy via Gumroad

Volume 2



Ebook and/or Print
Smashwords | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Buy via Gumroad

Volume 3

Ebook and/or Print
Amazon | Smashwords | Barnes & Noble
Purchase Ebook via Gumroad

The Adventures of Lightning the Cat (Collection One)

Teresa Garcia
Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Smashwords
Lightning has a lot of work since his family consists of one perpetually stressed preteen, a young autistic boy, and a mother balancing university, children, and being an author. Join Lightning in his adventures as a care kitty.
Contains a special extended version of "Lightning's Job" as well as "The Battle of the Tomato" and "Disarmament." "Lightning's Job" introduces us to Lightning, and his love of a particular red fruit. In "Battle of the Tomato" see whether he gets his way and wins his tomato. Join Son and Lightning in "Disarmament" while Lightning saves the day and makes the path back to the apartment safe for Mother to bring in the laundry.
Good for helping show children some of the many things service cats (care kitties) do, as there are more service animals than just dogs. This book is intended and written for young children.

Ink Drops and Paint Drips: A Collection of Haiku and Thoughts


Members of the ASA/Project Catfort and Trotsdale Libraries

This booklet is the result of a joint project undertaken in the Second Life sim of Computer, at the amphitheater on the Astral Coalition parcel. Some of the members of two Second Life libraries, the ASA/Project Catfort Library and the Trotsdale Public Library, met to undertake haiku writing workshops. Amehana Ishtari / Arashi (author Teresa Garcia) read selections from “Seeds from a Birch Tree: Writing Haiku and the Spiritual Journey” by former Zen monk and English teacher Clark Strand. The participants then discussed the readings and practiced writing haiku (and some near-haiku) together to create this booklet. Some of the poems are more frivolous than others, a few not suitable for publication in a General rated publication have been removed from the main text but will be available inworld in the ASA library since it is located within an M rated sim. Some of the more interesting text discussion is also provided at the end of each session chapter. Timestamps are left intact to record when a particular poem was put into local chat. Smashwords

Adult Catalog


Mature audiences and students


Books in this category are so placed due to content not intended for minors. Please use your discretion and common sense. Some of these title may contain trigger issues or scenes inappropriate for children. Some titles may be seeking to explore finding spirituality in places one might not expect to find it. Please read responsibly.

spirituality

AyaMayA

Ayam Yogi Abraxas
Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Smashwords
Tarot, Kabbalah, Christianity, Shinto, Buddhism, Taoism, Metaphysics, Psychology, Philosophy, Alchemy... What do these have in common? More than you might think at first. Ayam Yogi Abraxas shares the fruits of his studies and how to practically apply these in daily life. More than just an introduction, there is something for all levels of understanding here. Even someone unfamiliar with these will have a better understanding of their own thoughts. This book explores teachings from the Bible, the Torah, Taoism, Shinto, Kabbalah, Hindu mythology, Buddhism and several other philosophies, as well as the author's own experiences. Part practical and part esoteric this treatise is both lighthearted and serious, encapsulating the yin and the yang, and the Oneness of All. Meet the Ayam and the Maya in you. One additional note: Although the publisher is in the United States, the author is from Canada. Thus, this book has been edited with British Canadian spelling and grammar in mind.

A Witch's Prayer Book

Jo Anne Spiese
Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Smashwords

Part poetry book and part prayer book, this collection covers all aspects of life. Fly in the arms of the creative spirit, dance with the Goddess, and explore the layers of the soul while learning about the Sacred Marriage.

Poetry


Mend this Broken Heart: The First Year

By Steven Disney
Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Smashwords | Lulu Epub

A heart once whole, passes through the forest of life, battered by the joys and sorrows therein. THG StarDragon Publishing is pleased to assist Steven Disney in displaying that whether heterosexual or homosexual, all hearts are the same, and all people desire love. Not Suitable for children.

Perceptions of the Mind

By Steven Disney
Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Smashwords | http://www.lulu.com/shop/steven-disney/perceptions-of-the-mind/paperback/product-18913397.html">Lulu |

A journey through the corridors of past, present, and what be. What lurks in the darkness where only the brave tread? Joy, sorrow, longing, loss, devotion... and ever more questions. Set sail with Steven Disney in his second book, and drift in the seas of the mind. Not suitable for chilren.

Irony

Marantha D. Jenelle
Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Smashwords>
For superna refuge leader, Hathim, being in the middle of a centuries old war with the pure-bloods was bad enough. He certainly did not need the added burden of learning that there might be a traitor amongst those at his refuge as well. That all paled into insignificance, however, when rumors began spreading that the humans had developed a poison lethal only to hybrids. When members of his own refuge begin dying of a strange illness, Hathim knows he has only one recourse... He must track down and totally destroy the place that is manufacturing the poison, and its creators. His biggest challenge? Staying alive long enough to do it.

Pollinations of Jardinia

Amethyst Stormrider
Smashwords

Amethyst seeks to explore the connections between sexuality, reproduction, and spirituality in a non-human, plant based fictional society. This will be released as a series of short stories that she intends to have written in a "related, but can stand alone" style. The series is unfinished, but she can only explore Jardinia sporadically.

Freelanced and Cooperative Titles

These titles are all projects that are not THG StarDragon Publishing projects, but are ones that I took part in as a freelancer or as a staff member of another house serving another niche.I provide these in the spirit of shared marketing whether I was paid a for production fee or royalty share.

Co-Operative Publications

Below is a list of books that I have worked on in conjunction with other publishers. In these I am working as an independent contractor whether as an illustrator or narrator and usually paid up front or on a per production model, although in the future some titles may be royalty shares. If you have purchased any of these books and enjoyed the art enough to wish to toss something extra my way please feel free.

Unless otherwise noted on a particular project I am not getting any royalties as illustrator. There will be a section at the bottom of the page with various places where you can toss tips into the coffee jar.

With PenIt! Publications

"The Adventures of Moe: Moey's Big Back Yard" by Rochelle Lazauskas


Moey has a big back yard and lots of friends. Moe is the softest, cutest puppy you have ever seen. When he goes out into his back yard, he and his friends like to huddle together and take long naps. But this time, there is something different about their nap….hmmmm??? Follow along to see who wants to join the gang in Moey’s Big Back Yard

PenIt Store: https://www.penitpublications.com/product-page/the-adventures-of-moe-moey-s-big-back-yard-by-rochelle-lazauskas
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1976212340

The Christmas Fairy by M J Foreman


Lucy lives in a land far away; Greenlock. It is said to be an enchanted forest. Lucy grew up hearing all sorts of stories about the forest near where she lives, which fascinated her. There were stories of little people and of fairies. But, do they exist? Follow along as Lucy and her faithful Irish Setter, Max, set about to find out the truth in The Christmas Fairy.

PenIt Store: https://www.penitpublications.com/product-page/the-christmas-fairy-by-m-j-foreman
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1981438793

The Hidden Miracles Series: I'm Not Just A Tree, You See!


I’m Not Just a Tree, You See! is the first book in The Hidden Miracles Series by Susan Mellencamp-Kimble. Have you ever thought about trees; really, really thought about them? There are many types of trees and each one offers us shade, or fruit, or nuts or just plain old oxygen! Let’s look at the trees, one of God’s Miracles on earth, shall we?

PenIt Store: https://www.penitpublications.com/product-page/i-m-not-just-a-tree-you-see-by-susan-mellencamp-kimble
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1948390353

Breaking the Barriers: A Girl's Dream to Play Little League with the Boys by Robbin Miller


In this small novel aimed at young women Robbin Miller tells her story as one of the groundbreaking young ladies in regional Little Leagues. She was one of the trail blazers and I was honored to do the illustrations for the chapters. It is my hope that this inspires other young women to follow their dreams.
PenIt Store
Amazon

The Starr Family's Ice Cream Creation by Barbara Kurtz


In this short children's tale we meet the Starr Family. They love ice cream so much that they go on adventures to find new flavors. Each member has a different idea. This even includes a family vacation (and a little implied romance for mommy and daddy) to Italy.
You can get it now at the Publisher's Catalog page or on Amazon

The Adventures of Moe: Moey's Day At The Farm by Rochelle Lazauskas

Moey returns to us in a trip to the farm where he makes several new friends of many species.


Amazon
PenIt! Publications

Eddie the Squirrel: My Family's Nutty Thanksgiving Traditions by Suzanne Hill

Eddie's family hides a treasured golden acorn every year. Eddie also has to listen to old Grandpa Clem wax on about his chases with Griff the Hawk. Imagine his surprise to find out Griff is still around.

Amazon
PenIt! Publications

Minne's Decision


Minnie's Choice AKA Minnie's Decision
By Patsy E. Stackhouse
Illustrated by Teresa Amehana Garcia
With PenIt! Publications

Minnie is a stray grey cat that loves her freedom. When she is taken in by a little girl will she choose her friend or her freedom?


The Two Shall Be One by Ann Drews

The Two Shall Be One by Ann Drews This beautiful story written from the perspective of the Mother of the Groom shows love, emotion and pride. What God Has Joined Together.  
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1951263901
PenIt: https://www.penitpublications.com/product-page/drews-ann-the-two-shall-become-one


Audio

The Ian's Realm Saga
By D.L. Gardner
Narrated by Teresa Garcia



Parts One and Two of "The Ian's Realm Saga" audiobook is now available on Gumroad.com for purchase and download. Part Three is available there for pre-order and set for release August 27 2019. Mrs. Gardner has several other related projects available as well.

D.L. Gardner's Gumroad: https://gumroad.com/dlgardner#
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com.au/Ians-Realm-Saga-Trilogy-Book/dp/B07TSLC5FJ
Check your favorite audiobook outlet!




Enneagram:
A Complete Guide to Understanding Your Personality and Improving Your Relationship

Written By David Gain

Narrated By Teresa Garcia
(coming soon to market)
(image will be changed once audio version hits market)

Discover yourself and improve your relationships with the wisdom of the Enneagram
The Enneagram provides us with an insightful, non-denominational personality-type system that allows us to understand ourselves and others at a deeper level. Today, the ancient Enneagram symbol is a powerful tool to improve relationships. Learn about the nine different personality types and deepen your connection to others.

This book is a detailed guide on how to use the Enneagram in everyday life. Learn about its origins and applications in everyday life. While reading this book, you will recognize yourself and others in personality types and gain a better understanding of human traits and behaviors. Moreover, you will learn about the positive and negative potentials of each personality type, learning how to nurture yourself and others.
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Autophagy:
A Guide For Living A Healthy Life Through Intermittent Fasting, Keto Diet, And Losing Weight


Written By David Albert Colinsky
Narrated By Teresa Garcia
(narration and processing in progress)

If you’re looking for an effective way to cleanse your body and re-energize it, you’ve come to the right place. This book is a comprehensive introduction to autophagy, the body’s natural renewal, and detox-process. Using intermittent fasting and ketonic nutrition, you can kickstart autophagy in your body. Autophagy is your body’s smart way to get rid of toxins, renew cells, and stimulate repair. It makes sense that the body has a mechanism like this, and the good news is, there are easy ways for you to lead your body to autophagy-pathways. 

In this book, you will discover how to combine intermittent fasting and ketonic nutrition to induce autophagy in your body. More and more scientists have noted and praised the tangible benefits for vitality, detox, weight-loss, and anti-aging. 
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In Progress (Print)

Hannah Hashbrown with Pen It Publications (coming soon)
The Honey Diet by David Albert Colinsky (narration awaiting ACX audio review, narrated freelance for Stefano)
Walnut the Squirrel with Pen It Publications (illustrations in progress)

Awaiting assignments and open for commissions whether illustration or narration.

Forthcoming Titles


If you would like to pre-order, please use the contact form to request placement on a mailing list to receive pre-ordering information when it becomes available for the below and other titles. Freelance assistance projects will be posted on the cooperatives page.

General and Young Adult

Selkies’ Skins series

Teresa Garcia

Dragon Shaman 3: The Forge and The Well

Teresa Garcia
Delving further into the O'Drake family as the curse and its eventual end plays through, the focus follows more of Marie and Marcella's history. A reunion of Marie with her wayward daughter BlowingWind draws closer, as does young Jewel's place in the complicated tapestry. Ryu really has his work cut out for him, but what is a lonely dragon kami to do... other than attempt to figure out how to restore the brightness that once was...
Estimated release:Still in Progress, unknown when manuscript will be ready for full print

Selkie Songs (Or Selkies' Skins Wavelets)

Teresa Garcia (in progress)
Selkie Songs will contain “Dreamweaving,” “Ornaments,” “Book of Seals” and the various poems and songs from Selkies’ Skins...along with other poems and short stories that the main book generates.


The Ihmayran Chronicles Trilogy

Marantha D. Jenelle
Mayna never had an easy life. Her mother loved her dearly and only wanted to ease some of her pain. A simple gift of a ceramic unicorn, flawed, takes the two on a magical journey to another world. In a world full of danger and magic Mayna and her mother must learn how to use a birthright they never knew they had. An old witch must atone for a wrong she committed. Can this trio save two worlds?
Release Date: Unknown. Still emotional when editing.

The Adventures of Lightning the Cat: Collection Two

Teresa and Athena Garcia The second collection of children’s stories will be a series of three stories about Lightning’s encounters with an owl, a snake, and how he helped nurse Daughter back to health. Release: Unknown currently

Working Title: Careful What You Wish

Athena Garcia
From a scientist's point of view creating zombies is the only hope to protect the planet, at the cost of losing the human race. Creating the toxin to create zombies, however, ends up proving the existence of the old Voodoo stories of zombies being closer to the truth than she thought. Some zombies are more complicated to kill than others for reasons she has yet to discover. Maybe she should have thought more carefully and been more careful what she wished for?

Join child author (or she was when she started) Athena Garcia to discover why one doesn't want to be alone.
Release: Unknown. Story stalled though the offer still stands if she finishes.

Possible book on dragon magic: untitled

Teresa Garcia Estimated Release: unknown



Unknown Title

There are also other stories by Jo Anne Spiese that are planned for when we get to that part of the work queue. Still awaiting submission.

You may also mail your orders to:
THG StarDragon Publishinig
Attn: Teresa Garcia
PO Box 249
McCloud, CA 96057
USA

Signed Print Catalog

For signed copies of any THG StarDragon Publishing book please email your order request. After receipt you will be invoiced. Signed copies cost at least $10 more than the regular copies, possibly more if the author is not local to the publisher, to compensate for the extra shipping and handling unless picked up or delivered in person. Please inquire about larger orders for a greater savings. The prices here are a courtesy estimate only. Some titles might not be available in signed copies right away, but all orders will be honored.
Prices do not include Shipping. That will be calculated and you will be invoiced via Paypal based on your shipping address, and international customers should expect higher shipping costs than continental US orders. Payment is required before shipment of the book. If you ask for multiple titles then the shipping will be combined. If you do not see a book you want on this list, please email a request or send your request via postal mail.

Remember, we have other titles as well. If you want one signed that is not listed here, please do not hesitate to ask, and it will be arranged.

Publisher Submission Guidelines

What is accepted?

Poetry, short stories, novels, young adult, and children's books are all accepted. Both fiction and non-fiction titles are welcome, in any subject. If you wish to submit an adult story for consideration, please clearly label it so, including any trigger warnings, to help prevent accidental circulation for young readers, and so that the Head of Publishing doesn't open the file while children are staring over her shoulder watching her work. Since she works at home that does happen.




All electronic submissions must be provided in one of these formats:

.doc, .odt, or .pdf. PDF is the least preferred as that is difficult to edit and I prefer to do final layout in house.
The only exception to this rule will be local or child authors, and those with no internet access. They may submit hard copy to be retyped if need be or otherwise worked with. There may be a typist fee if you have mailed unedited hardcopy to be typed out for revision.
RTF does not tend to show any special formatting, hence why I am discontinuing support for it unless you are submitting a novel that requires no special formatting.


All electronic submissions must be legible sized font, no smaller than 12pt, and must be editable. Files too big for email transfer can be transferred via dropbox, which is a free program to install and use available at www.dropbox.com. The link given here is a referral link, if you use this to sign up, you help us earn extra space. You can also submit via places like mediafire, or We Transfer, which I highly reccommend.


Please only submit manuscripts that you at least have a full first draft for. Manuscripts where the first draft is still in progress can prove to be too difficult for both you as author, and us as editors. Once you have a finished working draft and submit it, if you still want ideas for areas you are concerned about, that is acceptable.


Editing is done separate from publishing if what you submit is not already polished. If you have not been able to secure preliminary editing we do offer editing services for self publishers and those first getting their manuscripts ready. Editing is required before publishing will move forward. Whether you need the preliminary edits first (paid editing) or the manuscript is ready for a pre-publishing and layout pass (free) or your project would be better suited to be self published and a better fit for self publishing assistance services will be discussed. Please read through further down this page as well to get a better understanding of how much it costs publishers when taking on a book and why publishers will often claim a publisher split of proceeds.

Poets, please use a hard return at the end of each line (enter key). This makes it easier during the typeset process to refrain from messing up formatting that you have intentionally set for your poem. Soft return (shift + enter) sometimes gets mistakenly removed if formatting has to be stripped to fix corruptions.

Regarding simultaneous submissions

You may submit the same story to different publishers at the same time you submit your work to us. However, not all publishers have the same views about the same story being published simultaneously. If you publish with us, and the same story you then publish with another group, you must notify us. We may or may not have to pull publication, depending on their guidelines, and will need a copy of them to be sure of what needs to be done. This is intended for your benefit, so communication is key.

Publishing and Printing

Publishing, once editing is complete, is free. Publisher will take care of the typesetting for the final document. No advances are paid on publishing royalties and your royalties will be paid as they accrue instead. I would love to give advances, but currently the business is far too small to afford doing so, and this is all run out of my personal pocket still. Cost of manufacture must be taken care of before any royalties on a book can be computed for disbursement. You will be responsible for your own income taxes, should there be any generated.

Cover Art

Regarding covers, you may elect to do your own cover artwork (this must be approved though for quality purposes), or provide a photo that you own to be incorporated into the cover. If said photo or art was taken by someone else, and they have given you permission to use it, you must provide their name to be included for copyright reasons as well as proof.
Another choice that may be available to you is to have one of our resident cover artists or illustrators make your cover, which is our preference. If you go this route, a price for services can be negotiated as each freelancer has their own price they prefer, and you will need to provide an idea of what you are wanting on the cover for to go by, or be willing to allow the chosen artist to read the working manuscript so that they may come up with ideas that fit YOUR book (have you noticed how in some books the cover has little to do with the story? We don't like that.). If you decide to have Victoria do your artwork, for example, you will be put in contact with her. You will only be responsible for half of the total, while I (Teresa) will take on the other half as a book is a working partnership. In some cases I may cover the whole.


Where are your books printed?

The current printer companies being used are both print on demand, so unless sales go well the publisher will not be able to provide complimentary copies, except in the case of ebooks.
I use Lulu and/or KDP (formerly Createspace) so American orders are printed in the US, and outside the country varies. I do not use Lightning Source as I can't pull that amount out of thin air, and paying off student loans I am NOT taking out a business loan to help kickstart the publishing company into a higher gear. I have to finance the old fashioned way. Taking what I can from my own funds from outside work to invest in this. Obviously if a self-publishing assistance job pulls out and demands a full or partial refund for any reason (but especially when not connected to my own ability to do the contracted job) that makes it even harder to provide for my family AND even consider taking on any books to be published under my imprint. This did actually happen once and will impact future negotiations.
Be aware, and I must stress, THG StarDragon Publishing can do some marketing, but not all. You must also be prepared to market yourself and your books as well. I can't physically take all of the titles to booth events due to space and some venues only allowing family-friendly content, as an example.
Further: It is assumed that anyone contracting with me is of sound enough mind to work with. Contracts are binding unless due cause to dissolve is presented, and in such cases it is preferred to be mutual and not due to an intervening third party (unless guardianship can be proven, especially in the case of a parent stepping in regarding an adult child).

Why some projects definitely need both publisher and author to share costs


Or why some houses charge "fees" then get called "vanity" when they might not be


Please note: An ISBN for a book costs $125 (price may have changed since the last purchases) and the barcode for the back cover is $25 unless using the free ones with the print outlet. If you want your book available wider than just orders through myself and Lulu or whichever platform(s) the book is printed through, and wish to see your book available in Amazon, Barnes & Noble, brick and mortar bookstores (without fuss), and findable in Engram, $150 is at cost from ONE outlet, which gives no profit, therefore please remit $160 payable to Teresa Garcia so that she can obtain these for you. Or, if you already have bought some of them yourself, you may provide them and they will be set up with those. If none of these options work we can figure out some way to afford it between us on a per title arrangement. Another option that you can elect is for me to use the free ISBN options provided by KDP (formerly Createspace), Lulu (should we choose to run your book through them), or Smashwords. These are all things that we can discuss during preparation of the contract. Depending on how well your book sells it could take a long time for me to make back the investment in your title between art, editing, layout, the costs of an ISBN, narration if audiobook is created, etc. Even if it is only my own time invested in your title. The other choice would be paying out royalties only AFTER thoses costs are made back, and most authors want to start getting royalties a little quicker.

Publishing and Royalty Structures

Below are different term structures. An audiobook version is always a possibility for any book. However, if you wish me personally to narrate it that will have to be discussed, as will whether to go through ACX which has its own system. Also bear in mind that the audiobook version will have to be worked in around other projects. Regarding future publishing projects if you are published here as a fully traditional model in which you are not asked for anything up front or to share the burden of costs then is most likely that royalties will not begin to disperse to you until after all costs have been earned back. Existing projects will continue as they are.
Funding and royalty terms of your publishing project can go a different few ways:

  1. No fees, non-exclusive: No publishing fee, no artist fee, everything would be a royalty share for all parties involved in the project. An example where I personally would do all functions (editing, layout, art, creating the .pdf for the printer and .epub/.mobi ebooks) would be a 50/50% share (1/2 each). An example where an artist besides myself is called in would split the profits 3 ways, and so forth. With the non-exclusive “stamp” in the contract you would be free to also publish and sell your book through other houses and platforms that you may find who would also be open to non-exclusive contracts. Royalty splits will always be equal between all involved.
  2. ) No fees, exclusive: No publishing fee, no artist fee, everything would be a royalty share for all parties involved in the project. The author’s share of royalties will always be larger. An example where I personally would do all functions (editing, layout, art, creating the .pdf for the printer and .epub/.mobi ebooks) would be a 75/25% share (author/publisher). An example where an artist besides myself is called in would split the profits 3 ways (50 author/25 publisher/25 artist), and so forth. With the exclusive “stamp” in the contract you would not be free to also publish and sell your book through other houses and platforms that you may find who would be open to non-exclusive contracts. You will get a higher royalty cut though.
  3. Up front fees, non-exclusive: The normal processes that have been separated out on other notes for the self publishers looking for individual services are combined, the rate for the completed project being hourly work fees for the expected amount (or actual) hours that a project takes would be at $11 per hour (that is less than minimum wage in California now, hours tracked via Toggl), everything would be a royalty share for all parties involved in the project. An example where I personally would do all functions (editing, layout, art, creating the .pdf for the printer and .epub/.mobi ebooks) would be a 60/40% share (60% to author, 40% to publisher). An example where an artist besides myself is called in would split the profits 3 ways, and so forth. With the exclusive “stamp” in the contract you would be free to also publish and sell your book through other houses and platforms that you may find who would be open to non-exclusive contracts. Author will always have a larger royalty percentage in this case. One quarter to one half of the expected project payment would be required before work even begins.
  4. Up front fees, exclusive: The normal processes that have been separated out on other notes for the self publishers looking for individual services are combined, the rate for the completed project being estimated at $20-40 per estimated work hour. This would cover paying the artist for any illustrations, the editing, the layout, and processing the project into print, ebook, and even and audiobook if desired for me to narrate it. One quarter to one half of the expected project payment would be required before work even begins. This has the potential benefit for the author of reducing the publisher share of royalties to 25% (1/4) of profits and increasing the author’s share to 75% of the profits. In this case this would be an EXCLUSIVE publication and you, the author, could only have it published through me and my house on any platform or outlet. Author will always have a larger royalty percentage in this case.
  5. Up front fees, non-exclusive, no illustrator royalty: Hourly work fees for the expected amount (or actual) hours that a project takes would be at $11 per hour (hours tracked via Toggl). Royalty shares would be 50/50 between author and publisher only, the illustrator receiving only the agreed fee paid by author. The Illustrator will receive $20 per hour spent on the illustrations, up to $40 per panel, and this is a non-negotiable art rate (unless author is bringing art they have done or had done for the book) and they will not be required to work on any art panel beyond 2 hours unless they wish to give gratis (free) time or the author is willing to pay for additional detail. With the non-exclusive “stamp” in the contract you would be free to also publish and sell your book through other houses and platforms that you may find who would be open to non-exclusive contracts. One quarter to one half of the expected project payment would be required before work even begins.
  6. Up front fees, exclusive, no illustrator royalty: The normal processes that have been separated out on other notes for the self publishers looking for individual services are combined, the rate for the completed project being estimated at $20-40 per estimated work hour. This would cover the art, the editing, the layout, and processing the project into print, ebook, and even and audiobook if desired for me to narrate it. The Illustrator will receive $20 per hour spent on the illustrations, up to $40 per panel, and this is a u>non-negotiable art rate (unless author is bringing art they have done or had done for the book) and they will not be required to work on any art panel beyond 2 hours unless they wish to give gratis (free) time or the author is willing to pay for additional detail. One quarter to one half of the expected project payment would be required before work even begins. This has the potential benefit for the author of reducing the publisher share of royalties to 25% (1/4) of profits and increasing the author’s share to 75% of the profits. In this case this would be an EXCLUSIVE publication and you, the author, could only have it published through me and my house on any platform or outlet.
  7. Other terms would need to be negotiated based on project.
  8. Please note: this endeavor is run out of my own pocket money as I will not take out a business loan and already have student loans to pay. If I could have afforded a business loan years ago more full publishing projects would have been taken on long ago.

Marketing:

I go to currently one booth event per year as that is all that I have the energy or time to do, although as my health improves and now that my children are old enough to help I hope to go to more (I was able to go to two in person in 2019, one multi-day).
I also do videos on Youtube, post on the publishing blog when there is something newsworthy, on this page, and also on my personal page.
I would be willing to give out free e-copies of a book to reviewers in the manner of marketers and authors that have approached me about reviews. In such cases I would want honesty though and would prefer reviews speak to what a reviewer liked and what did not work for them.
If I invest much time in marketing, then that is time I am not getting paid for that could have been working on another project. YOU, the author, are also expected to take part in marketing, just as with larger publishing companies expect with their non-household-name authors. I do approach local bookstores about carrying copies that fit with their other wares as well as offer local libraries copies for free. The last times I offered copies to a library they got turned down whether it is one I have written or one of my other authors has written. Despite what they say not all libraries accept donations. Likewise not all bookstores will do business directly with a publisher even if they are in the next town over and willing to take a return of unsold copy. A book is a shared business venture.

Royalty Payments

The preferred method of paying royalties is via Paypal. It is fast and secure. If required other methods can be discussed.

Self Publishing or Pre Publishing (for any house) Support Services

If a self-publishing assistance job pulls out and demands a full or partial refund for any reason (but especially when not connected to my own ability to do the contracted job) that makes it even harder to provide for my family AND even consider taking on any books to be published under my imprint. This did actually happen once and will impact future negotiations. Due to this a kill fee will apply based on how much of a job is done if there is a cancellation.

Further: It is assumed that anyone contracting with me is of sound enough mind to work with, or in the case of a minor under 18 has parental consent. Contracts are binding unless due cause to dissolve is presented, and in such cases it is preferred to be mutual and not due to an intervening third party (unless guardianship can be proven, especially in the case of a parent stepping in regarding an adult child).

Down Payment

In most cases a non-refundable down payment of 1/4 to 1/2 the quote per project is to be received before beginning work. The exception is when editing a sample to determine a beneficial fit between editor and client and during the initial review to determine the rate to be quoted. The other portion(s) are expected after completion although payment plans may also be possible depending on individual situation. Down payment is calculated based on project or segment word count. Each quote is for one round from author, to editor, and back to author for review. Subsequent rounds between the author and editor will require another charge. In some cases a monthly payment plan can be set up or a large project split into smaller pieces for tight budgets. If a project is discovered to need more work time than anticipated terms past that point can be discussed.

Discounts


Typist

Some people still prefer to write their works long form with pencil or pen on paper but do not wish to go back and actually type their work out, or are limited to only a tiny smart phone unsuitable for typing.

Retyping Rates (as of May 2017)


Price quotes are to be made with these rates, whichever seems the most applicable. Negotiation is possible regarding rates for heavily errored projects. This includes retyping and correction of grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Extremely heavily errored or not easily legible projects may need a higher rate to keep above minimum wage.

Per Word Rates

Base price is $10 for poems, essays, and short stories to up 2000 words.
Normal manuscript = $0.008 per word
Heavily errored manuscript= $0.014 per word
If paired with editing services I am willing to give a 10% discount on top of any other applicable discounts.
Minors submitting work to contests I run or for publication with me will have this fee waived.

Per Page Rates

Per standard book page (ex: journal) rates (250 per page) = 1$ per page if minimal errors to 5$ if there are heavy errors.
Per manuscript page rates (ex: letter paper size) (600) = $5 minimal errors or $10 if heavy errors
If paired with editing services I am willing to give a 10% discount on top of any other applicable discounts.
Minors submitting work to contests I run or for publication with me will have this fee waived.

Hourly Rates

Normal Rate $20/hr
Heavy Work $35/hr
If paired with editing services I am willing to give a 10% discount on top of any other applicable discounts.
Minors submitting work to contests I run or for publication with me will have this fee waived.
If hourly rates are chosen the work will be split into segments, depending on the finished project size. Payment will be received for the previous segment before beginning on the next segment. A down payment based on the word count will be required before starting on the first segment and preferred before starting on the next segment.

Editing

Editing is done separate from publishing if what you submit is not already polished. If you have not been able to secure preliminary editing we do offer editing services for self publishers and those first getting their manuscripts ready. Editing is required before publishing will move forward. Whether you need the preliminary edits first (paid editing) or the manuscript is ready for a pre-publishing and layout pass (free) or your project would be better suited to be self published and a better fit for self publishing assistance services will be discussed. Please read through that page as well to get a better understanding of how much it costs publishers when taking on a book and why publishers will often claim a publisher split of proceeds.
The price of editing will vary depending on the length manuscript submitted, and might go up depending on how many passes must be made, or down depending on how free your submission was of errors. A deposit, which is negotiable based on length of manuscript, must be made before the editing process can begin, as the editor (whether Oscelot, Teresa, or the separate proof reader Elizabeth) must have recompense for the time put in. Submissions by an author 18 and younger for the children’s anthology, or any other such contests will receive editing services free of charge in order to help support young authors. Likewise submissions to any multi author anthology or contest will be free of charge.

Editing Rates (as of May 2017)

Price quotes are to be made with these rates. Negotiation is possible regarding rates for heavily errored projects. This includes proof reading, line editing, and copy editing.

Per Word Rates

Base price is $10 for poems, essays, and short stories to up 2000 words.
Normal manuscript = $0.008 per word
Heavily errored manuscript= $0.014 per word

Per Page Rates

Per standard book page rates (250 per page) = 1$ per page if minimal errors to 5$ if there are heavy errors.
Per manuscript page rates (600) = $5 minimal errors or $10 if heavy errors.

Hourly Rates

Normal Rate $20/hr
Heavy Work $35/hr
If hourly rates are chosen the work will be split into segments, depending on the finished project size. Payment will be received for the previous segment before beginning on the next segment. A down payment based on the word count will be required before starting on the first segment and preferred before starting on the next segment.

The editing process will consist of the file being gone over in one pass for stage one, and changes noted within the file in a highlighted and colored text, or in comments boxes depending on your word editor program. Comment boxes are PREFERRED as they do not mix in with the manuscript body. Use of the comments boxes and not track changes is preferred as I have had cases where the changes were not found to be applied or rejected. Preferred programs are LibreOffice or OpenOffice, which is compatible with Word, is free, and does not lock you out if you forget to pay or can't afford the yearly fee certain other programs charge. This edited file will be sent back to the author for review. After this pass stage two editing will begin. Stage three will be the final pass before final layout and publication. Each pass is a separate charge due to the hours that go into each one.

LibreOffice and OpenOffice are preferred so that it is ensured we can work with authors on Windows, Mac, Linux, Ubuntu, and any other OS.

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Example 1:


Before: She ran down the hall intent on excape but as she was so focused on getting away from the fetid monster behind her she did not notice the one blocking the ext.


After: She ran down the hall intent on excape escape. However, as she was so focused on getting away from the fetid monster behind her, she did not notice the one blocking the exit.



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The above is one example of how I have provided the markups, for a client that was not familiar with the use of comments in Libre/OpenOffice but could see highlighting and font color.
Please make the suggested changes if you agree to them. If they are not agreed to (such as a spelling dispute over a foreign word, or a name, or a term created by author for use within the manuscript) please note in the file at the place it occurs and the explanation if this is being worked on for THG StarDragon Publishing, or use the one you prefer if you are considering this your final editing pass before self publishing (if you are happy with layout as is) or taking to another publishing house.

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Example 2:


Before:


Terry danced on the table, keeping time to the music with the drummings of her feet. The dancer to her left kicked too high in his exuberance, sending one of his Smurnoo sailing through the air, only to land in a flagon of mead on the waitress' tray. A hissing preceeded the attack of the ryuu it had belonged to.


After: Terry danced on the table, keeping time to the music with the drummings of her feet. The dancer to her left kicked too high in his exuberance, sending one of his Smurnoo sailing through the air, only to land in a flagon of mead on the waitress' tray. A hissing preceeded preceded the attack of the ryuu it had belonged to.
>comment:!I usually see the word spelled with one u!


With reply:


Terry danced on the table, keeping time to the music with the drumming of her feet. The dancer to her left kicked too high in his exuberance, sending one of his Smurnoo sailing through the air, only to land in a flagon of mead on the waitress' tray. A hissing preceded the attack of the ryuu it had belonged to.
>comment:!I usually see the word spelled with one u!
>Reply: I wanted ryuu spelled with the uu to escape the line over it to make the long sound. It is a variation of the romanization.


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If you like, you could always send a sample of approximately 10 pages for me to go over and mark for free so that you can see the process for yourself. Remember to have comments turned on when you open the returned file!
In addition, when returning this file, send an email alerting the editor to be watching for the disputed area. It will be read through again, and then depending on whether it passes or needs further revision, it will either go to publishing, or back for another trip through editing. So be sure to give the editor plenty of time to read through the file start to finish, and do not demand a very close timeline. You will be told what is a feasible timeline, and if any events happen to change that then you will be notified.


Poets, please use a hard return at the end of each line. This makes it easier during the typeset process to refrain from messing up formatting that you have intentionally set for your poem. Soft return sometimes gets mistakenly removed if formatting has to be stripped to fix corruptions.

Publishing and Printing

If you change your mind about going the self publishing route, publishing through THG StarDragon Publishing if having been done here, once editing is complete, is free. Publisher will take care of the typesetting for the final document. No advances are paid on publishing royalties and your royalties will be paid as they accrue instead. I would love to give advances, but currently the business is far too small to afford doing so, and this is all run out of my personal pocket still. Cost of manufacture must be taken care of before any royalties on a book can be computed for disbursement. You will be responsible for your own income taxes, should there be any generated.

Layout

Book layout is done in some ways similar to editing, but once at the layout stage it is assumed that all editing passes necessary to have the finished product for layout has been done either here or with another editor(s). Please be clear what page size you are needing done. Picture book, textbook, poetry book, and novels can be done and both the .doc and .pdf will be provided. I can also do layout for ebooks and provide both .mobi and .epub files.
Picture book:
Textbook:
Novel or anthology:
Poetry
Ebook (.mobi and .epub)

Book Layout Rates (as of May 2017)

Price quotes are to be made with these rates. Negotiation is possible regarding rates for heavily errored projects. This ONLY includes creating attractive book typesetting and image layout. At the end the resulting .doc and .pdf files will be provided to you for your sending to your printer of choice or upload to your distributor of choice. Per Word Rates
Normal manuscript = $0.008 per word
Heavy adjustments manuscript= $0.014 per word

Hourly Rates

Normal Rate $20/hr
Heavy Work $35/hr
If paired with editing services I am willing to give a 10% discount on top of any other applicable discounts.
Minors submitting work to contests I run or for publication with me will have this fee waived.
If hourly rates are chosen the work will be split into segments, depending on the finished project size. Payment will be received for the previous segment before beginning on the next segment. A down payment based on the word count will be required before starting on the first segment and preferred before starting on the next segment.

Ebook Creation or Conversion

Not everyone has the patience or the tools to create or convert ebooks for themselves in the publishing process, nor to go through and make sure that everything works correctly. That is why I provide this service for those that want to self publish but want to use freelancers to help them through the process.

Ebook Creation Rates

Price quotes are to be made with these rates. Negotiation is possible regarding rates for heavily errored projects. This does not include proof reading, line editing, and copy editing. This only includes creation of a file for uploading to your chosen ebook distributor. You will be provided the resulting .doc, .mobi, .epub, and .pdf files.

Per Word Rates

Normal manuscript = $0.008 per word
Heavily errored manuscript= $0.014 per word

Hourly Rates

Normal Rate $20/hr
Heavy Work $35/hr
If hourly rates are chosen the work will be split into segments, depending on the finished project size. Payment will be received for the previous segment before beginning on the next segment. A down payment based on the word count will be required before starting on the first segment and preferred before starting on the next segment.

Cover Art and Illustrations

Regarding covers, you may elect to do your own cover artwork (this must be approved though for quality purposes), or provide a photo that you own to be incorporated into the cover if you only are seeking help with text layout on your cover. If said photo or art was taken by someone else, and they have given you permission to use it, you must provide their name to be included for copyright reasons as well as proof.
Another choice that may be available to you is to have one of our resident cover artists or illustrators make your cover, which is our preference. If you go this route, a price for services can be negotiated as each freelancer has their own price they prefer, and you will need to provide an idea of what you are wanting on the cover for to go by, or be willing to allow the chosen artist to read the working manuscript so that they may come up with ideas that fit YOUR book (have you noticed how in some books the cover has little to do with the story? We don't like that.). If you decide to have Victoria do your artwork, for example, you will be put in contact with her.



Narration and Audiobooks

I (Teresa Garcia) can take on audiobook narration. I record and master to ACX specifications. One Finished Hour of narration will take anywhere from 4 to 12 hours to produce based on how many takes need to be done as well as processing and mastering. Per finished hour delivered I prefer a minimum of $50, more if it is a complex text that I'll need to do a lot of research and practice for pronunciations of obscure words or special accents. We can work through ACX and files will be uploaded that way, or I can provide the files and you can upload them directly to your preferred distributor.
If you cannot afford that in some cases I may be willing to work on a royalty share basis. At this time we would go through ACX, and if needed I can help you set up an account, although the process is rather simple. I have not yet set up a Findaway Voices narrator profile, although I do have a publisher profile with them.
Teresa's ACX narration profile

Website Testing and Proofing Rates (as of May 2017)

NOTE: A Special Price for new clients. It can return to normal at any time once my slots are filled. The normal price is what is posted here on the website.
Price quotes are to be made with these rates. Negotiation is possible regarding rates for heavily errored projects. This includes proof reading, line editing, and copy editing.

Per Word Rates (Blog Post or Website Page Proofing)

Normal manuscript = $0.008 per word
Heavily errored manuscript= $0.014 per word

Hourly Rates


Normal Rate $20/hr
Heavy Work $35/hr
If hourly rates are chosen the work will be split into segments, depending on the finished project size. Payment will be received for the previous segment before beginning on the next segment. A down payment based on the word count will be required before starting on the first segment and preferred before starting on the next segment.

Website testing

Normal Rate $40/hr
Heavy Proofing/Testing Work $50/hr
This is for things such as checking individual link functionality over the entire site, how client side of the website displays, and shopping cart functionality. Test purchases in the case of sales sites will NOT be completed unless the client has test store account sandboxes and provides the logins for those. In such case as a client needing shopping links checked but does not have or is not willing to provide access to their purchase sandbox a cart will be filled, then emptied. I know that Stripe, Sofort, and Paypal have store testing options as there is a client I have that does use those features for their store.
I not do repair of website code but will work in tandem with your website administrator and provide screenshots of errors and codes presented, or provide them to you if you are your own administrator and just need to ensure that client side works but do not have the time to do quality checks yourself. I will also read the client-side copy as I go and offer corrections suggestions for those. If you wish me to apply typos that display client side you will need to grant access to either the site code or your dashboard. All links will be checked, so this can get to be quite high depending on how large your website is, and as so much time can be devoured my rate does not go down unless discounts apply.

Regarding ISBNs and why some publishing sites charge for them

Please note: An ISBN for a book costs $125 (price may have changed since the last purchases of a set changed) and the barcode for the back cover is $25. If you want to be a publisher and are willing to handle all that goes with it (including if someone wishes to make a return) go check out www.bowker.com. If you want your book available wider than just orders through myself and Lulu or whichever platform(s) the book is printed through, and wish to see your book available in Amazon, Barnes & Noble, brick and mortar bookstores (without fuss), and findable in Engram you are going to need an ISBN.
Another option that you can elect is to use the free ISBN options provided by your chosen outlet. In that case unless they state otherwise you will want to read the outlet's terms carefully as to if they act as publisher or just printer/distributor.



Contact

Very important: Do not simply label mail to StarDragon Publishing. The Initials “T.H.G.” are indeed important parts of the name. They stem from my name. Thank you.

Mail:
THG StarDragon Publishing
Attn: Teresa Garcia
PO Box 249
McCloud, CA 96057


Email: thgstardragonpublishing@gmail.com Please be sure to label your mail with the pertinent subject or it might get caught by filters.

My phone number will not be publicly listed on this site. My son is autistic and although the phone is less bothersome to him now we need the quiet for other reasons as well. My work has no set hours as it is dependent on many factors, so if a phone conversation is required it will have to be scheduled. Thank you for understanding.

If there is a particular person with us you wish to work with, please state that in your mail and your contact information will be passed along.

Payment and Tipping Methods


Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Amehana
Ko-fi: https://www.ko-fi.com/amehana
Paypal: https://paypal.me/thgstardragon
Invoices can also be sent to you via Square.

Links

Find us at:

Facebook

Look for THG StarDragon Publishing on Facebook, or click the link above.

Lulu

Peruse our offerings on Lulu.

Smashwords Profile

Some free stories, and eventually some for-charge stories. Ebooks only here.

THG StarDragon Publishing Blog

News, submissions calls, and more.

Twitter

@AmehanaArashi on Twitter

Gumroad Outlet


Do you want to not have your ebooks and audiobooks locked to an app and account? Most of our offerings will eventually be available there and embedded here in addition to links to other outlets.

Store Envy Store


Physical goods! From on hand inventory!Mbr>

Discord Chat

Youtube


Smashwords

You can also check out my podcast "Mythical Minstrelsy and Flash Fiction Fridays" on Podcasts.com or look for it on your favorite podcast outlet.

THG StarDragon Publishing Merchandise And Individual Artwork Links

Are you looking for official merchandise or art from any of our stories? Then you may want to check out these sites. Some authors or artists will have their own store for their things, and the art may appear in the official Publishing stores or in the Artists’ stores depending on the agreement.

Deviant Art

1. Teresa Garcia
2. Marantha D. Jenelle
3. Victoria “Salaiek” Davis


Teresa's Threadless Store


Things that Qwertee does not pick up will find their way to shirts and other merchandise here.

Imagekind Store

Find fine art prints by Teresa Garcia here.


THG StarDragon Publishing Zazzle Store

There are only a few things her for now, but it will eventually grow as time passes and more art is generated.

Teresa Garcia on Linked In



Instagram



Marantha D. Jenelle’s Zazzle Store

In addition to being an author Marantha is also a gifted artist. Check out some of her offerings. If there is enough interest maybe we can even talk her into selling some of her story related art.

Also of Interest

Dragon Hearts RPG

Do you prefer to make stories with others? Do you like role-playing? Have you always wanted to be a dragon? Dragon Hearts is a free text based role playing game within your browser, the story lines are augmented with special custom art, and new challenges and expansions are always under development. It is a (PBBG) Persistent Browser Based Game which means your character is never reset, there's nothing to download all you need is internet access.

Ghostwriter

Marantha’s Blog. Meet and read Marantha unedited.

Rainstardragon on Dreamwidth:


Do you like serial stories, and contributing to the artistic process? Current stories available free to read are "Selkies' Skins" and "Shen's Tale."

Donations are greatly appreciated, and once the titles are finished, ebook format will become available. "Selkies' Skins" follows the adventures of two part Selkies as they balance life in the wizarding community, among regular folk, and the secret worlds of water witches and merfolk, while young Kirsty must also find and earn her own seal skin. "Shen's Tale" (currently on hiatus) is a supernatural mystery, wherein Shen must find the cause of what is called the Wraith, and dispell its evil to protect a town from slow demise.

Serials also mirrored at Rainstardragon on Livejournal. Comments are welcome on either site.

rwky.net


Looking for an affordable and reliable person for your hosting/server needs? I can personally vouch for this person and have had the pleasure of assisting in some of his projects.

Yet Other Things (Writerly Things)

Author Michelle Browne

Do you like SciFi? What about Magpies? Witty banter? Go here, read her books, especially if you like Bradbury's books.

Editor: Michelle Patricia Browne "SciFi Magpie"

If you use Michelle Brown (SciFi Magpie) for an editor before you bring a manuscript to me you will shorten your editorial stage if you are coming to me to be published. I trust her work, and as she is just getting into making herself available to the public you could be helping us both.

ASMSG Author Social Media Support Group

Are you an author, and you’re trying to find a supportive bunch of other authors to talk shop with and bounce ideas off of? Are you a reader looking for indie and small press writers that are committed to quality stories? Check here.

Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) (formerly Createspace)

Are you thinking about going through self publishing? This is a straightforward site that gets you directly onto Amazon. If you need a help consultation, I am available.

Fanfiction.com

Do you want to write, but find yourself currently lacking in original characters? Fanfiction is a good exercise to get the creative juices flowing that help create original characters and storylines. This is a supportive community of writers who enjoy playing with the "what ifs". Some of the members here have even moved on to writing for such series as "Barbie."

Fictionpress.com

Do you want to practice writing before taking the full plunge into the wild world of being a published author? This is an excellent place to do it, with a supportive community. Many have started out here and then moved on to publishing in print. Poetry, essays, and songs are also welcomed here with open arms.

Lulu.com

Looking for a printer? Why not check this company out, they are very easy to use.

Barnes & Noble Press (formerly Nook Press)

Barnes & Noble Press is the official Barnes & Noble publishing platform now.