Since Leona's parentage is Czech and her late husband's was Chinese, how did they refer to their four sons?
Chinese Czechers, of course!
Does Leona's coaching of writers take place at her home in Virginia?
No. With some exceptions, it is all carried on through email.
Will Leona answer my writing questions sent to her by email?
She is eager to do so. Through the WRITERS CORNER and Butterfly Briefs Leona regularly shares information and resources helpful to writers across the board.
Are all 45 of Leona's published books in print now?
Certain titles are sold out and not reprinted. The foreign language editions are not available through Leona. The 25 or so listed on this site in BOOKSTORE are available to be ordered here.
Can I also purchase her books through amazon.com?
Yes. If you order them from this site she will sign them if you request.
Is Leona still available to do “ghostwriting”?
No. She prefers to coach other writers to do it, if they are presented with the opportunity, and she offers helpful insights.
Does her publishing company, Golden Morning Publishing, do promotion, marketing or distribution of books which have been assisted through GMP?
No. If books are self-published, the author is responsible for all of that.
Is there a charge for Leona's coaching services for writers?
Not for initial discussions through several email exchanges to ascertain the level of assistance a writer may need. That is her FREE service.
How about more in-depth help that a writer may ask for?
For example, if Leona agrees to read a complete first draft of a book manuscript and offers the writer recommendations, charges may begin. This depends on the level of specific further help a writer may request. Full information about various charges for various services is available upon request.
Would Leona accept a book manuscript for complete editing to the point of being ready to submit it to a publisher or to be ready for self-publishing?
It is possible on a case by case basis, but it is not a service she widely offers. Her time for editorial work is limited by her writing and publishing commitments.
Does Golden Morning Publishing accept a paid arrangement to take a book manuscript all the way from a draft through to the completed process?
Yes, we take your draft through all the logistics of editing, interior formatting and production and right through to design of the covers and the printing process to finished books in the hands of an author.
We are only able to accept a few books a year. For that total service, the author agrees to pay all actual costs involved, which are made clear up front.
What determines the amount of printing costs?
It is calculated on the number of pages in the book and the number of copies ordered. An information sheet is available to explain the process.
If Golden Morning Publishing assists me with getting my self-published book printed, do I have to order a large quantity of books?
No. We have more than 20 years experience of satisfied printing done by a large short-press-run publisher. You may order from as few as under a hundred copies to thousands of copies, as you wish.
How long does the actual printing process take?
Approximately 6 weeks from the time the publisher receives the formatted camera-ready manuscript to shipment of your books to your door.
Will Leona help in the full-color design of my book cover?
Yes, with the author's input and to your satisfaction.
Will Leona guide me in the self-editing of my manuscript to publishable standard?
Absolutely. She provides specific written guidelines to help you self-edit.
Can Leona guide me in the development of my novel?
She is not a novelist, but would be happy to point you to excellent resources.
Into what languages have some of Leona's books been translated?
Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, Afrikaans, Korean, Bulgarian, German, French, Nigerian, Portuguese, Braille and many more versions through her ghostwritten books.
What web designer put together your cool new website?
Celebration Web Design. See the icon below to find out more about their professional services. I give them 5 stars! I say, "If they build it, people will come!"
Did you raise the price of all of your books? The listed price is higher.
Oh no. Each book is still $12.99 but postage is included now in the listed price making it easier to order.