Our Publications

These are the publications that LightSpeed has been involved with, ranging from editing to packaging.
(Most recent books have been copyediting or development editing.)
Click titles of books with web links for more info or to see sample spreads.
Page last revised November 5, 2021.


BenBella Books (editing)

Longshot (Zach Graumann, TBR May 2022)
The New Roaring Twenties (Paul Zane Pilzer, Matt Holt Pubs: TBR May 2022)
I Never Though of It That Way
(Mónica Guzmán, TBR Mar 2022)
So You Wanna Start a Food Business (Douglas Raggio with Heidi Scott, Matt Holt Pubs: TBR Mar 2022)
A Brief History of Timekeeping (Chad Orzel, TBR Jan 2022)
I'm Dreaming of a Chris for Christmas (Robb Pearlman, SmartPop; 2021)
Wireless Wars (Jonathan Pelson, 2021)
Unsettled (Steven E. Koonin, 2021)
Quit Drifting (David Cottrell, 2021)
Cyber Crisis [Dev edit] (Eric Cole, 2021)
The New Kindred Spirits (F. Paul Pacult, 2021)
Trajectory: Startup (Dave Parker, 2021)
Healing Your Child's Brain (Matthew Newell, Carol Newell, 2021)
After You Vote (Courtney Emerson, 2021)
The Grand Biocentric Design (Robert Lanza, Matej Pavsic, 2020)
The Soul-Sourced Entrepreneur (Christine Kane, 2020)
Develop: 7 Practical Tools to Take Charge of Your Career (Ted Fleming, 2020)
Whatever Works (Thalma Lobel, 2020)
American Nero (Richard Painter and Peter Golenbock, 2020)
T Minus AI (Michael Kanaan, 2020)
NeuroScience Fiction (Rodrigo Quian Quiroga, 2020)
Living in the Long Emergency (James Howard Kunstler, 2020)
Leading in the Global Matrix (John Futterknecht and Marty Seldman, 2020)
Change Maker (John Berardi, PhD, 2019)
Becoming Super Woman (Nicole Lapin, 2019)
Ludicrous (Edward Niedermeyer, 2019)
Baby, Don't Hurt Me (Chris Kattan, 2019)
Goodbye Homeboy (Steve Mariotti, Debra Devi, 2019)
Darkness to Light (Lamar Odom and Chris Palmer, 2019)
RatSnakes (Vincent A. Cefalu, 2019)
Wealth Made Easy (Greg Reid and Gary Krebs, 2019)
Space 2.0 (Rod Pyle, 2019)
How to Better at Almost Anything (Pat Flynn, 2019)
Up in Arms (John Temple, TBR 6/2019)
Muscular Portfolios (Brian Livingston, 2018)
Man Up! (Bedros Keuilian [initial dev], 2018)
Breakfast with Einstein (Chad Orzel, 2018)
The King of Con (Thomas Giacomaro & Natasha Stoynoff, 2018)
When the Uncertainty Principle Goes to Eleven (Philip Moriarty, 2018)
The Dawn Prayer (Matthew Schrier, 2018)
The Healthiest People on Earth (John Howard Weeks, dev edit, 2018)
Strange Survivors (Oné R. Pagán, 2018)
Target 100 (Liz Josefsberg, 2017)
Ready, Fire, Aim (Melissa Carbone, 2017)
The Forgetting Machine (Rodrigo Quian Quiroga, 2017)
Strange Beautiful Music (Joe Satriani and Jake Brown, Revised edition, edited new material, 2017)
The Improv (Budd Friedman and Tripp Whetsell, 2017)
The New Pioneers (J.P. Faber, 2017)
Moral Combat (P. Markey and C. Ferguson, 2017)
The Cell (Joshua Z. Rappoport, 2017)
Sweet, Savory, and Free (Debbie Adler, 2017)
Shut Up and Cook! (Erica Reid, 2017)
Avery (Ken Kratz, 2017 and 2020 revised ed.)
Scores (Michael D. Blutrich, 2017)
The Real Madrid Way (Steven G. Mandis, 2016)
Ali vs. Inoki (Josh Gross, 2016)

ThomasandMercerThomas & Mercer*

The Big Dark Sky (Dean Koontz, TBR July 2022)
Quicksilver (Dean Koontz, TBR Jan 2022)
The Other Emily (Dean Koontz, 2021)
Elsewhere (Dean Koontz, 2020)
Devoted (Dean Koontz, 2020)
What She Found (Robert Dugoni, TBR Aug 2022)
The Silent Sisters (Robert Dugoni, TBR Feb 2022)
In Her Tracks (Robert Dugoni, 2021)
The Last Agent (Robert Dugoni, 2020)
A Cold Trail (Robert Dugoni, 2020)
The Eighth Sister (Robert Dugoni, 2019)
A Steep Price (Robert Dugoni, 2018)
Close to Home (Robert Dugoni, 2017)
The Trapped Girl (Robert Dugoni, 2017)
The Shotgun Lawyer (Victor Methos, 2018)
A Gambler's Jury (Victor Methos, 2018)
An Invisible Client (Victor Methos, 2016)
The Neon Lawyer (revised ed. Victor Methos, 2014)
Running in the Dark (Sam Reaves, 2018)
Losing Leah Holloway (Lisa Reagan, 2017)
Finding Claire Fletcher (Lisa Regan, 2017)
Hope's Peak (Tony Healey, 2017)
Don't Say a Word (Jennifer Jaynes, 2016)
When Shadows Come (Vincent Zandri, 2016)
She's Not There (P.J. Parrish, 2015)
Twisted (Andrew E. Kaufman, 2015)
Threshold (G.M. Ford, 2015)
The Altar Girl (Orest Stelmach, 2015)
The Boy Who Glowed in the Dark  (Orest Stelmach, 2014)
Blood of the Faithful (Michael Wallace, 2015)
The Art Whisperer (Charlotte & Aaron Elkins, 2014)
Obsidian Curse—A Stacey Justice Mystery (Barbra Annino, 2014)
Plaster City (Johnny Shaw, 2014)
Lost City (Jay Stringer, 2014)
St. Nick (Alan Russell, 2013)


Citadel—Palladium Wars #3 (Marko Kloos, TBR 8/21)
Ballistic—Palladium Wars #2 (Marko Kloos, 2020)
Aftershocks—Palladium Wars #1 (Marko Kloos, 2019)
Orders of Battle—Frontlines #7 (Marko Kloos, 2020)
Bridge 108 (Anne Charnock, 2020)
The Man of Legends (Kenneth Johnson, 2017)
Fate of Devotion (K.F. Breene, 2017)
Jilo (J.D. Horn, 2016)
Shivaree (J.D. Horn, 2015)
New Charity Blues (Camille Griep, 2016)
Falcone Strike (Christopher Nuttall, 2016)
Oncoming Storm (Christopher Nuttall, 2015)
Black Tuesday (Bob Mayer, 2015)
The Time Patrol—Area 51, The NightStalkers (Bob Mayer, 2015)
Master of Formalities (Scott Meyer, 2015)
Atlas 3 (Isaac Hooke, 2015)
Atlas 2 (Isaac Hooke, 2014)
Atlas (Isaac Hooke, 2014)
This Is Your Destiny (Denise Grover Swank, 2015)
The Bird Eater (Ania Ahlborn, 2014)

MontlakeMontlake Romance*

The Hacker (Nancy Herkness, TBR 8/2020)
The Second Time Around (Nancy Herkness, 2018)
Black Diamond (Susannah Sandlin, 2016)
Follow Me (Tiffany Snow, 2016)
This Loving Feeling (Miranda Liasson, 2016)
In the Barren Ground (Loreth Anne White, 2016)
Lost in Her (Sandra Owens, 2016)
Out of the Shadows (Tiffany Snow, 2015)
In the Waning Light (Loreth Anne White, 2015)
This Love of Mine (Miranda Liasson, 2015)
Falling for Her (Sandra Owens, 2015)
Highlander Undone (Connie Brockway, 2015)
About That Fling (Tawna Fenske, 2015)
What I Like About You (Shelly Alexander, 2015)
This Thing Called Love (Miranda Liasson, 2015)
Chasing Claire (Paula Marinaro, 2015)
Someone Like Her (Sandra Owens, 2015)
In His Shadow (Tiffany Snow, 2014)
Raine Falling (Paula Marinaro, 2014)
The Songbird's Seduction (Connie Brockway, 2014)
This Laird of Mine (Gerri Russell, 2014)

MiscAPubAmazon Crossing*

 A Fist or a Heart (Kristín Eiríksdóttir, tr. by Larissa Kyzer, 2019)
Against the Inquisition (English edition: Marcos Aguinis, Carolina
             De Robertis, translator, 2018)
Only She Sees (Manel Loureiro and Andrés Alfaro, tr., 2017)

Amazon Original Stories*

"The Last Line" [Tracy Crosswhite series] (Robert Dugoni, 2021)
"Nameless": A Collection Season 2—Six Stories (Dean Koontz, 2021)
"Nameless": A Collection Season 1—Six Stories (Dean Koontz, 2019)
"Youngblood": Three Stories (Andrew Barrer, 2021)
"The Shortest Day" (Colm Tóibín, 2020)
"Parable" (Jess Walter, 2019)
"Speed Grieving" (Allison Ellis, 2019)

Grand Harbor Press*

Ambition Addiction (Benjamin Shalva, 2016)

Lake Union Publishing*

Don't Make Me Turn This Life Around (Camille Pagán, TBR 5/2021)
This Won't End Well (Camille Pagán, 2020)
Matchmaking for Beginners (Maddie Dawson, 2018)
The Survivor's Guide to Family Happiness (Maddie Dawson, 2016)
Breaking and Holding (Judy Fogarty, 2016)
Going Home (James D. Shipman, 2015)
Wide Asleep  (Nick Nolan, 2014)

Little A*

Bury What We Cannot Take (Kirstin Chen, 2018)
Mad City (Michael Arntfield, 2017)

Skyscape Publishing*

The Infinite Pieces of Us (Rebekah Crane, 2018)
The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland (Rebekah Crane, 2016)

Waterfall Press*

The Shattered Mirror (Sarah Price, 2018)
Heavenly Blues (Sarah Price, 2017)

*Divisions of Amazon Publishing; copyediting projects.

GirlFridayindiesGirl Friday Productions (copyediting)
Many titles listed elsewhere for other publishers

American Conspiracy (M. J. Polelle, Lido Press, TBD, 2021)
The A to Rockaway (S W Hessel, TBD 2020)
Caged Lion: Joseph Pilates and His Legacy (John Howard Steel, 2020)
The Mithras Conspiracy (M. J. Polelle, Lido Press, 2019)
No One Is Listening (Matthew Sanchez)
Irreconcilable Politics (Michael T. Hutchins, Deerbridge Press,  2018)
Journey to Love (Christina Houri, Amazon Digital Services)
Surfing with Snakes and Dragons (R.J. Couture, private printing)
Welcome to Deadland  (Zachary Tyler Linville, Nerdist, 2016)

Ulysses Press (copyediting)

The Microdosing Guidebook (C. J. Spotswood, TBR Mar 2022)
Royal Trivia (Rachel Bowie and Roberta Fiorito, TBR Dec 2021)
WWII Battle Trivia for Kids (Brette Sember, 2021)
Healing with Shungite (Jessica Mahler, 2020)
Introduction to Google Classroom—Revised (Annie Brock, 2020)
Introduction to Teaching with Webex  (
M. Jane, 2020)
Cold Cases
(Cheyna Roth, 2020)
Healing with Red Light Therapy (Stephanie Hallet, 2020)
Your Psilocybin Mushroom Companion (Michelle Janikian, 2019)

Kirkus (copyediting)
Some titles listed elsewhere for other publishers

You, the People (Pablo Digenio, 2019)

beckerandmayerbecker&mayer! (copyediting)
Many titles listed elsewhere for other publishers

It’s Saturday Morning! Celebrating the Golden Era of Cartoons 1960–1990

(Joe Garner & Michael Ashley, 2018)
Vault of Frankenstein (Paul Ruditis, 2018)
Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary (2016)
Jeff Gordon: His Dream, Drive & Destiny (Joe Garner, Jeff Gordon Inc., 2016)
What We Left Behind (revised edition, Amazon Digital Svcs., Peter Cawdron, 2015)
Ronald Reagan Treasures (Editors, Thunder Bay Press, 2015)
Marvel: The Avengers Vault (Peter A. David, Thunder Bay Press, 2015)
Demons of the Hellmouth (Nancy Holder; Titan Books, 2015)


Directly for Authors

The Vexed Generation (Magic 2.0, Book 6) (Scott Meyer, Rocket Hat Industries, 2019)
Out of Spite: Out of Mind (Magic 2.0, Book 5) (Scott Meyer, Rocket Hat Industries, 2018)
Flight and Fight (Magic 2.0, Book 4)  (Scott Meyer, Rocket Hat Industries, 2017)
The Authorities (Scott Meyer, 2016)

Sidekick vs. Henchman (Stephen Friedman, TBD)

Blood of the Oak

Counterpoint Press (copyedit)

Blood of the Oak (Eliot Pattison, 2016)

Sterling Publishing, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble (packaging)


White Belt Kakuro compilation (Conceptis Puzzles; Fall River, 2017, proofreading)
The Engineering Book (Marshall Brain; Sterling Publishing, 2015)
The Biology Book (Michael Gerald; Sterling Publishing, 2015)
The Psychology Book (Wade E. Pickren; Sterling Publishing, 2014)
Puppy Love: How Cute Puppies Meet (Sterling Publishing, 2014)
Kitty Love: How Cute Kittens Play (Sterling Publishing, 2014)
Challenging Sudoku 1 (Frank Longo; Fall River, 2013)
Ultimate Kakuro Puzzles (Conceptis Puzzles; Fall River, 2013)
Brain Puzzlers (Paul Sloan and Des MacHale; Fall River, 2013)
Crossword Puzzles (Francis Heaney, Frank Longo, Trip Payne,
            Nancy Cole Stuart, David Levinson Wilk; Fall River 2013)
Gigantic Book of Acrostics (Michael Ashley; Fall River/bind-up edition, 2013)
Gigantic Book of Crosswords (Harvey Estes, Patrick Blindauer &
            Martin Ashwood-Smith; Fall River, 2013)
Gigantic Book of Sudoku (Frank Longo; Fall River, 2013)
Sinister Sudoku Challenge (Frank Longo; Fall River, 2013)
Delish The Diabetes Cookbook (Editors of Delish/Hearst, 2013)
Delish Just Four Ingredients Fast (Editors of Delish/Hearst, 2013)
Delish Family Slow Cooker (Editors of Delish/Hearst, 2012)
Delish A Home-Baked Christmas (Editors of Delish/Hearst, 2012)
Samurai Sudoku Challenge (Frank Longo; Fall River, 2012)
Wacky Large Print Word Search (Mark Danna; Fall River, 2012)
World's Coolest Crosswords (Jordan, Estes, Ross, & Rosen; Fall River, 2012)
Ultimate Large Print Sudoku (Patrick Blindauer; Fall River, 2012)
World's Best Large Print Crosswords (Pete Naish; Fall River, 2012)
Extreme Sudoku (Frank Longo; Fall River/bind-up edition, 2012)
Easy Breezy Sudoku (Frank Longo; Fall River, 2012)
Brain Workout: Cryptograms (Hook & Kennedy; Fall River, 2012)
Delish Cooking School (Editors of Delish/Hearst, 2012)
Delish Cupcakes By Color (Editors of Delish/Hearst, 2012)
Glass Half Full (Kevin Zraly, release date TBA)
The Coach's Companion (Vol 2): Winning Baseball for Intermediate to
College Level (Trent Mongero, 2012)
The Coach's Companion (Vol 1): Winning Baseball for Beginner to
Intermediate Play (Trent Mongero, 2011)
Record Store Days: From Vinyl to Digital and Back Again (Gary Calamar
            & Phil Gallo, 2010–cloth, 2012–trade paperback)
Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon (Harvey Kubernik,
            2009–cloth, 2012–trade paperback)
Housebuilding, A Do-It-Yourself Guide, Revised & Expanded Edition
            (R. J. DeCristoforo, 2007)
Room by Room: Kitchens (Lillian Hayes Martin, 2008)
Room by Room: Bathrooms (Caren Johnson, TBD)
Mandalas in Nature (Sonia Waleyla, 2010)
Meditative Mazes & Labyrinths (Cassandra Wass, 2009)
Building the Best You (Caroline Harper, 2008)
Master Juggling (Cassandra Beckerman, 2009)
Art of the Celtic Spirit (Sterling Innovation, 2008)
Art of the Mandala (Adrienne Burke, 2007)
SpeedSolving the Cube (Dan Harris, 2008, production)
Get Your House Right (Marianne Cusato, 2008, dev edit)
Scrabble Score & Tile Tracker (Sterling Innovation, 2007)
Up Close: Submarines, Fighter Planes, Fire Engines & Heavy Equipment
            (Andra Serlin Abramson, 2007)
Fearless Fix-Ups (Cheri VanBynen, dev./content edit, writing)

International Masters Publishing (Continuity cards, 1999—2004)

At Home with Your PC (American adaptation: 90 packs, 10 cards per pack; April 1999—Sept. 2001)
Your PC Made Easy with Windows XP (50 packs, 10 cards per pack; Jan. 2002—Sept. 2004)
1-2-3 Smile (Pilot test, 2003)


LSP pubs

LightSpeed Publishing
(self-published books)

Coin and Stamp Collector's Electronic Album (Mark Rose, Gordon White, 1996)
Digital Crystal Ball (Guy D. Smith, 1996)
Fantasy Sports Front Office (John Crudo, 1997)

MicrosoftbooksMicrosoft Press

PhotoDraw 2000 by Design (William Tait, 1999)
Microsoft A+ Certification Training Kit (Microsoft Press, 1999)
Official Microsoft NetMeeting Book (Bob Summers, 1998)
Microsoft Liquid Motion by Design (Gavin Schmitz, 1998)
Stupid Web Tricks (Jim Buyens, 1998)

PeachpitbooksPeachpit Press

PhotoDeluxe Visual QuickStart (Ted & Jennifer Alspach, 1998)
Acrobat 3 Visual QuickStart (Ted Alspach, 1997)
Real World Bryce 2 (Susan A. Kitchens, 1997)
Real World After Effects (Sherry London, 1997)
PageMaker 6.5 for Mac Visual QuickStart (Ted Alspach, 1997)
PageMaker 6.5 for Windows Visual QuickStart (Ted Alspach, 1997)
Photographer's Digital Studio (Joe Farace, 1996)
Windows 95 Is Driving Me Crazy! (Kay Nelson, 1996)
Illustrator 6 Book (Deke McClelland, 1996


New World Library (Editing)

Miracles Of Mind (Russell Targ and Jane Katra, 1998)
The Whole Mind (Lynette Bassman, 1998)
A Visionary Life (Marc Allen, 1997)
Essential Aromatherapy (Susan Worwood, 1997)

CoriolisCoriolis Group

ISP Black Book (Dee-Ann LeBlanc, 1999)
Access 2000 Blue Book  (Wayne F. Brooks, Lars Klander, 1999)
Game Developer’s Marketplace (B. Sawyer, A. Dunne, T. Berg, 1998)
Oracle8 PL/SQL Black Book (Mark Gokman, Jonathan Ingram, 1998)
Visual Basic Exam Cram (Michael MacDonald, 1998)


Visual Basic 5, No Experience Required (Steve Brown, 1997)
Mastering Visual Basic 5 (Evangelos Petroutsos, 1997)

VentanaVentana Communications

Fractal Design Painter 5 F/X (Rhoda Grossman and Sherry London, 1997)


Unfair Advantage: The Savvy Parents’ Guide to Education (1996)

IQue Incorporated

User guide and promotional material for Smart.ALX Plus version 6 Software (1996)

ughWaite Group Press

Web Publisher's Construction Kit with HTML 3.2, (David Fox, Troy Downing, 1996)
Web Publisher's Construction Kit with VRML/Live 3D (David Fox, Phil Shaddock, 1996)
Java Primer Plus (P.  Tyma, G. Torok, T. Downing, 1996)
HTML Web Publisher's Construction Kit (David Fox, 1995)
(As former Editor-in-Chief of WGP, LSP’s Scott Calamar
directly developed over 30 additional titles)

EarthshineEarthshine Productions

Earthshine Productions has been my local (dba) company for producing web sites and music—these days it also encompasses LightSpeed Publishing and editorial projects. For close to eight years (beginning in May 2007) I created and maintained AshlandLiveMusic.com, a very popular calendar listing site of live entertaiment in Southern Oregon (now defunct). Most of the recent web sites I've created have been for musicians or related businesses. I have also written music columns and articles for local publications including Sneak Preview (I was their music editor for a while), and perform my original songs in Rogue Valley venues with my band Wine Without Reason and with other local musicians.

Active web sites:
Wine Without Reason (band)
Jim Quinby (musician)
Grant Ruiz (musician)
Tim Church (musician)
KerryClicks Photography
The Smatter Site (band)
Massage by Angelina
Earthshine Productions
Ashland Live Music/SouthernOregonLiveMusic (on hiatus)
LightSpeed Publishing (this site)

Defunct (archived):
Cindy DeGroft (musician)
Sugar Rush (band)
Smoky Red (band)
Dolls By Marca
Curtiss Printing
Sonoma Valley Visitor's Bureau
Magliulo's—A Sonoma County B&B
Union Local 38, San Francisco