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Anthony Ravenscroft

Crookston, Minnesota, United States

(note: I AM NOT AN AGENT, but I can't get the darn software to stop making me one!!)

I've been trying my hand at fiction since about 1981. I quickly discovered that skills which make me a darn-good writer make me a fantastic editor -- & it's easier to get paid for the latter than the former.

Seven years ago, I moved halfway across the U.S. to help out a struggling little publishing company. While navigating the learning curve, I had to pick up a little of everything: layout, typesetting, cover design, marketing, accounting.

At some point, I needed some information. Having grown proficient at on-line research, I spent hours discovering that nobody'd written such a book.

So I sat down & wrote one.

And, sadly, I'm addicted. My nonfiction books are picking up steam almost entirely on word-of-mouth. The first was published 2004, & another in 2005. The third & fourth finally found paper, but I'm stalled on the next two projects.

Happily, the first novel (a mystery) is out there, though not exactly "catching fire."

On the way is my first science-fiction novel, a sequel to the mystery, & six or seven nonfiction books.

...which doesn't count the other dozen I've outlined.

Aside from all that, I live with two wonderful cats, play guitar, watch broadcast TV to remember what NOT to do, & start up some new rinky-dink little business venture every few months.

Interests: Musician, writer, entrepreneur, raconteur.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • The Emperor of Portland
  • Nonfiction

  • Write, Print, Sell - Sensible publishing for entrepreneurs, microbusinesses, and nonprofits
  • Polyamory: Roadmaps for the Clueless & Hopeful
  • Other People's Treasures: Selling Books & CDs on
  • Sure-Fire Tactics to Kill Your Writing Career