The Sumerian Secret, Suspense Thriller

Penny Fletcher
 Author, Editor, Publishing Liaison

Politics, Suspense Fiction, Spirituality & a little Romance to Boot!           

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Almost 40 years as a journalist, author of three books, editor of more than 400 books not including those I edited while working for Amazon's BookSurge, its first publishing venture (before Kindle and CreateSpace), I can work with you on your copy until it is ready to submit to publishing houses or help you put it on line; your choice.

Besides helping you perfect your books, I Blog about the direction our nation is heading as some leaders wish to leave specific ethnic and religious groups out of the mainstream and often promote hatred. A former radio show host dubbed THE UNCENSORED REPORTER, I did a series on the unpatriotic Patriot Act following Sept. 11, 2001. This led to my starting the Blog here on the page marked AMERICAN GESTAPO AT LARGE. As you read the posts, please remember that this was begun before the Presidential candidates for the 2016 election were announced.


You can concentrate on your writing when you know someone's got your back seeing to the details of the cover, blurbs, printing, preparing your book to offer to publishers or put on line yourself, and writing press releases to announce it. Check out the Publishing Liaison page to find out how I can help. Services are all a' la carte. I work with a great cover artist and other editors and Beta readers for the final draft, so the pieces will all fit together like in the graph on the right.


I hope you decide to purchase my books while you're here! Check out the "Sumerian Secret,"  and  "Friends 2 Fire." I wrote Friends under the pseudonym Dr. Sophia Stanton because I remembered how terribly disappointed I was when I picked up the two books by John Grisham that were not legal thrillers. They were beautifully written, but I got them because I wanted to read "My John Grisham"- the legal thriller-author who had kept me turning pages for years. Being a 40-year journalist, except for occasional feature freelancing for magazines, I write about serious topics; either nonfiction or in the case of "The Sumerian Secret," and fiction based on fact.

By using the pseudonym for romances, I hope not to confuse my readers.  It is not the same pseudo I use for work with the on-line publisher Secret Cravings Publishing, in that same genre.

Unfortunately my book, "If I Should Die Before I Wake," a true story about my escape from domestic abuse, went out of print when its publisher did. It was published by Rainbow's End, once a great company to work for, its officials flew me from Florida to Pennsylvania in 1992 to be keynote speaker at it's writing conference, "Writing that Sells." It was also used at several colleges in the Womens' Study programs (and may still be).

You can imagine how disappointed I was after such a great experience to find my publishers (both print and on-line) and publishers for whom I regularly edited, going out of business one at a time. This influenced my decision to self-publish "The Sumnerian Secret," in 2016, which I wish to sell to major publisher. My plans for searching for a new agent who represented this type of work went out the window in September of that year when I was in a massive automobile accident and lost almost five months of both body useage and memory. 

At last back in the saddle, I intend to begin my search for a new agent; large publisher and producer for "The Sumerian Secret" so that I may begin Book II of the planned three-book series, "Mystery, Myth & Madness;" all fiction based on facts learned about government cover-ups while a long-time journalist. 

Other Pages Will Show You My Bio, Awards, a Little Bit About My Writing Course, and what it means to work with a Publishing Liaison. 

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   I am now writing a regular monthly column on "the art of writing" for, a site that revceives more than 30,000 hits a month and has interesting materials for readers and writers alike. 


The Sumerian Secret
Friends 2 Fire, The Sumerian Secret