I have been fortunate enough to have two titles published by Cemetery Dance. My first novel titled Alice Walks, was initially published by Centipede Press in collectable hardcover, and was then taken on by CD for electronic publication simply because they liked the story itself, something rare in publishing today. More recently, my lifetime collection titled Dancing With Tombstones was published by Cemetery Dance (last year), and it is my best publication to date, not only because it contains stories I have worked on for years, but the product itself is aesthetically gorgeous. The cover art for both titles was created by artist Lynne Hansen and are both absolutely stunning. I realize this may seem trivial, but additionally, the binding, page-paper, and font choices are superior. Now, to discuss a shining light in the industry at this time: Kevin Lucia.
Kevin actually began working for Cemetery Dance the week Dancing With Tombstones went live back in October, 2021. My contact had been Norman Prentiss, a wonderful editor and accomplished writer himself. He turned my book over to Kevin, and I can honestly say that magic occurred. I am trying not to be “fluffy” and “hyperbolic.” I am also not discrediting any of the other fine houses that have published my books, but Kevin was / is simply amazing.
Kevin contacted me immediately. He answered emails within two days maximum. He set me up on a number of podcasts, discussed with me the actual sales numbers when asked, and frankly, he sold more copies for me than any other editor prior. Kevin is selfless and works tirelessly for his clients. I also appreciate the fact that he is a teacher (aware of the mechanics of writing on a high level) and a writer himself (artistically realized with the creation of exceptional writing himself).
Cemetery Dance is taking on new writers. Though I am not “new,” my material has its own audience, and I am thankful as hell that Kevin has given my work his attention. If you are a new writer, you might give Kevin a chance. There will be no one in the industry who will care as much as Keven about your project, and no one that will work harder to help you sell the books!