I founded the independent publishing company The Story Plant in 2008 with literary manager Peter Miller. From the start, the company has been dedicated to publishing quality fiction and to developing authors. Though we’re always trying to improve, we feel that we’ve delivered on both. Our books regularly receive rave reviews and since our launch, nearly a third of our novels have appeared in the top 100 of one major bestseller list or another – and often several at once.
In 2013, The Story Plant was acquired by Studio Digital CT, LLC, a limited liability company that I head. With this, Mitchell Maxwell came on board to add his unparalleled blend of creativity, passion, and business acumen. The house is currently in the process of expanding into film, stage, and various other forms of media.
In the summer of 2015. we relaunched Fiction Studio Books as our digital imprint. Today, all print editions of our books carry the Story Plant logo and all digital editions carry the Fiction Studio logo.
The Story Plant has an absolute dedication to its authors. We want The Story Plant and Fiction Studio Books to be a good home for those who write for us, and we want it to be a place where readers can be assured that everyone involved in bringing these books to them cares deeply about what they’re doing.
In 2014, the company also launched Authors First, our virtual writers conference. This is a site dedicated to helping writers excel at their craft, and we add new sessions on a wide range of topics every week. We also hold annual contests for novels and short stories.
I've contributed a number of sessions, but this one is my favorite so far.