April 13, 2018

We first met Gene through the Southern California Writers’ Conference. He was one of many to submit the first chapter of his work for editorial feedback. Before ever meeting him in person, Holly was blown away by his exquisite writing. She saw in his work, notes of Steinbeck, and knew he had amazing talent. Recognizing he was something special, Holly immediately emailed Gene and asked him for more. He sent her a copy of his most recently completed manuscript, and she insisted he drop into a seminar we would be holding in a few weeks.

He came. He listened. And after several more one-on-one conversations and follow-up emails, Gene agreed Acorn Publishing was the ideal home for...

April 7, 2018

Our wonderful editor, Laura Taylor, had nothing but great things to say after hearing the opening chapter of David's manuscript, RICOCHET. Upon reading his submission, Holly and I immediately knew why. We can't wait to share his novel with the world this November.

Welcome to Acorn, David!

DAVID A. KENNEDY is a guidebook writer/publisher turned novelist. He began rock climbing around 1984, which was a “logical” extension of hiking, camping and backpacking since boyhood. After his first magazine article on climbing in San Diego’s backcountry was published, he created the San Diego County Climbing Guide, which proved extremely popular. Next came San Diego Adventures: Classic hik...

April 2, 2018

Recently, after signing an author we met at our favorite place on earth (SCWC), the new Acorn came back with this response:

...I am so looking forward to working with you and your staff. I've worked very hard to get to this point. Thank you for helping me realize my dream!

Have a terrific day! (I know I am)

Upon reading it, my heart filled up. Because I've been there. Holly and I are both authors who know how much work goes into writing a book. I've felt the crushing rejection after putting everything I had into the pages of my 300-page book. I've gone through draft after draft, scrutinizing every sentence, digging to the depths of my soul to pull out that one line of prose th...

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