Erin Al-Mehairi has over 27 years experience in creative writing, copy writing, editing (editorial, copy, developmental, content, and line) communications, journalism, publicity, marketing, social media, public relations, and media relations.
Services Offered at Hook of a Book (though we are all for trying anything new too):
- Manuscript Development
- Editing (line, developmental, copy)
- Writing Coach
- Novels, Novellas, Short Stories, Poetry
- *Limited Spots* Publicity/Book Promotion: Marketing or Publicist Duties,
Media and Blogger relations, Bookstore/Library Outreach
- Media Kits and Packets, including press releases
- Social Media
- Book signing coordination
- Book Covers*
- Advertising (coordination)
- Graphics and Copy for Ads, Social Media, Tours, Bookmarks, Postcards*
- Self-Publishing Consulting
- Self-Publishing Set-Up and E-book Conversion*
- Print Set-up*
- Consulting with us: by 1/2 hour or hourly increments
*Some of these starred above services are contracted out to people we know and trust.
Erin has so many interests, abilities, and levels of experience that she is avoiding writing this biography and keeps adding to everyone else’s. Probably she should just go to her corner and practice her Yoda origami while simultaneously still running her mouth cracking jokes that keep people laughing.
But if we must be serious, Erin is a lover of words. She likes to write and read and offer advice to others who want to write and read. She likes to see others succeed at their dreams as much as she dreams of her own. With Bachelor of Arts degrees in the several majors of Journalism, English, and History, she’s studied great literature and the meaning behind great writing and writing styles, while within the next hour learning editing and media law. How she did it she doesn’t know, but she also studied history and has a fondness for all time periods.
She loves being a journalist, a writer, and an editor most, but has a knack, as well as over a two decades of experience, for publicity and marketing as her passion is a driving force behind many projects. Erin has spent the last 27 years in the journalism, editing, public relations, advertising, and marketing fields. She currently works for Raw Dog Screaming Press doing PR and marketing and publicity duties, as well as periodically for Corpus Press, but she has worked with many publishers in the horror community. She also works doing freelance for many individual authors and has been a long-standing publicist for authors such as Ronald Malfi, Hunter Shea, Stephanie Wytovich, and many more. She’s managed books go press for publishers, working with many indie publishers, as well as managed and consulted books to self-publishing success as well.
Before spending most of her time in publishing the last seven years in editing and publicity, rather than business and/or non-profit, she managed PR and Marketing at 30 department, 75 physician staffed, regional healthcare system for almost a decade, was a bookseller for Kane Miller and Usborne Books (for which she also ran fund-raisers and donated children’s books to schools, churches, and national and international non-profits), and has worked as a reference librarian. She’s done marketing for festivals, clothing lines, music, art, books, hospitality industry such as bed and breakfasts, and managed for large fund-raising such as United Way of Ashland County and her local cancer association. She is a community activist and an award-winning businesswoman.
Connect with her on LinkedIn HERE.
Sometimes, her partner in life and crime, Tim Busbey, assists Erin after his day job is done with editing work for authors and publishers.
Tim is an award-winning newspaper writer and editor with a never-ending love of using and teaching AP style to unsuspecting young peeps who have yet to master the allure of details, however his fondness seeps over into proper use of the Chicago Manual of Style as well, so whichever one Erin is forgetting at the moment she only needs to look his way. He can most often be found posting grammar rules to social media and laughing hysterically to himself as his Darth Vader gum ball machine looks on in glee. He’s also a creative fiction author, but uses his left brain and right brain in unison many mornings to copy write and edit ads and marketing materials for an assortment of companies. On other mornings, he is helping to manage the minds of young journalists in the newsroom, while trying not to show how excited he is over breaking news. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism with a minor in economics from Bowling Green State University.
Connect with him on LinkedIn HERE.
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