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About the author
Terry John Malik Style: Mystery, Detective, Crime, Psychological TERRY JOHN MALIK is a Chicagoan to the core. Born and raised in the city he loves, son of a Chicago fireman, he now explores the dark back streets and alleys of the city’s imagination. Throughout his many careers, he has continued to hone his writing skills and never lost his passion for a story well told.

Prior to writing his debut novel, The Bricklayer of Albany Park, Terry hadn’t written a word of fiction, although some federal judges mistakenly claimed he did. Bricklayer is a psychological thriller that follows Chicago’s first serial killer since the Killer Clown.

Terry has two other thrillers in the works, weaving stories of killers and cops while sitting on a beach on Sanibel Island.

Find out more on his website: http://terryjohnmalik.com/.

Terry John Malik

 About Us

We are a proudly independent publishing house dedicated to fostering positive relationships with our authors and readers and between our readers and authors. Amphorae was created in 2014 with the merger of Blank Slate Press, Walrus Publishing, and Treehouse Publishing Group. Through these imprints, Amphorae has worked with authors across the United States to publish titles across a wide range of genres. Amphorae is a woman and veteran owned business.

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Editor, Publisher Blank Slate Press, Book and Cover Design

Kristina Blank Makansi has a BA in Government from University of Texas at Austin and a MAT from the College of New Jersey and an opinion on everything. She has worked as a copywriter, marketing coordinator, web and collateral designer, and editor. At Amphorae, she is our chief editor and book designer. As a voracious reader, she suffers from the “I-can’t-go-to-sleep-until-I-find-out-how-it-ends” syndrome and loves writers that can both make her gasp at a beautifully crafted phrase and at an unexpected plot twist. She is the author of  ORACLES OF DELPHI, and co-author of  THE SEEDS TRILOGY (including THE SOWING, THE REAPING, and THE HARVEST). She is a member of the Historical Novel Society, Romance Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime.

Kristina has spoken at national and regional conferences and is available for workshops and presentations on Paths to Publishing, Editing, How to Work With an Editor and Survive, Formatting Your Manuscript, and Cover Design. For more information, contact info@amphoraepublishing.com.

Acquisitions Editor, Publisher Treehouse Publishing Group

Acquisitions Editor, Publisher Treehouse Publishing Group

Donna Essner holds a BS in Horticulture and an MA in Creative Writing, graduating with honors from Southeast Missouri State University. While serving as an associate editor in grad school, she discovered her love of editing, and after graduation, she worked as the assistant editor and book production manager at Southeast Missouri State University Press. Donna’s writing (and reading) interests run the gamut, but her passion is historical MG and YA fiction and nonfiction. She has written book reviews, short stories, poetry, essays, and two novels. For three years, Donna wrote a monthly feature gardening article for The Southeast Missourian TBY magazine. Credits include Journey, Big Muddy, newpages.com, and Faulkner and Chopin. Donna’s other passions include wine, fishing, lazy days on the beach—and she shares a love of flip flops along with her oldest daughter, Libby. Currently, Donna serves as treasurer for the Missouri Writers’ Guild, is on the 2014 MWG leadership conference committee, is president of the Southeast Missouri Writers’ Guild chapter, and recently joined the Heartland Writer’s Guild. She is also an active member in SCBWI.

Business and Marketing Manager, Publisher Walrus Publishing

Business and Marketing Manager, Publisher Walrus Publishing

Lisa Miller has a BA in English from the University of Baltimore and an MA in English from the University of Missouri-Saint Louis.  Lisa is a member of the Missouri Writers Guild and a member of the St. Louis Writers Guild. Lisa worked as a technical writer for many years before becoming a managing editor for new media with Liguori Publications. After this, she taught composition at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis, Lindenwood University, and at Saint Louis Community College – Forest Park & Meramec campuses.  Lisa has written an award winning essay “Still Falling Snow” which appeared in Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors vol. 3 and has one book published.  She continues to teach through writing workshops and presentations.

Lisa has spoken at regional conferences and is available for workshops and presentations on the writing craft and the business of small publishing. She can provide presentations on topics such as “Tension in Writing,” “Elements of Good Storytelling,” “The Business of Publishing,” “Promotion Strategies.” For more information, contact info@amphoraepublishing.com.

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Blank Slate Press

Publishes works with a literary sensibility

Historical fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Crime Fiction, Mystery/Thriller Fiction, Literary Fiction

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Walrus Publishing

Publishes works pushing the envelope

Science Fiction/Fantasy, Romance, Regional, Humor, LGBTQ, Memoir

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Treehouse Publishing Group

Publishes Children’s Books

Picture Books, Middle grade, Young Adult
(fiction & non-fiction)

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We are OPEN to agented and un-agented submissions! We are looking for:

  • Literary Fiction
  • Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Humor
  • Romance
  • Mystery
  • Thriller
  • Historical
  • Crime
  • Regional
  • Memoir
  • Picture Books
  • Middle grade
  • Young Adult
    (fiction & non-fiction)
  • LGBTQ

Submission Guidelines

Submission Form

Talk to us about presenting at your next conference or meeting. Let’s talk about writing and publishing!

  • “Paths to Publishing”
  • “Editing”
  • “How to work with an Editor and Survive”
  • “Formatting Your Manuscript”
  • “Cover Design”
  • “Tension in Writing”
  • “Elements of Good Storytelling”
  • “The Business of Publishing”
  • “Promotion Strategies”

Contact us at info@amphoraepublishing.com.

Booksellers may order books through Midpoint Trade Book Sales & Distribution, Ingram, or Baker and Taylor.

Midpoint Trade Book Sales & Distribution is our distributor.

27 West 20th Street
Suite 1102
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212-727-0190
Fax: 212-727-0195

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Fall 2017 Catalog