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Convention Appearances!

Anna Rose will be appearing the weekend of September 8th through 10th at AlbaCon in Albany, New York, where she’ll be appearing in panels and also doing readings of some of her work.

The following weekend, September 15th through 17th both Anna Rose and Michele Roger-Beresford will be appearing at Granite State Comicon in Manchester, New Hampshire, where they will have a small press table offering both of their work.

Feel free to come by and say Hi if you’re attending either event. There will be swag available at their small press table.

NEW RELEASE: Tech Support: An Infernal Tale

We are pleased to announce the release of Anna Rose’s latest short story, Tech Support: An Infernal Tale.

Tech Support: An Infernal Tale – 11/13/2022

It tells the story of what happens with the Dark Lord’s printer goes down and what he must do to get it back up and running once more.

It’s available for Kindle only at this time, though that may change.

It is only $2.99 to purchase it and free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription.

You can find it here.

NEW RELEASE: Terror Under the Lupin Moon, by Michele Roger and M. M. Genet

The newest horror short, the first in the Michigan Macabre Mysteries, created by the dynamic writing team of Roger and Genet is now available for your enjoyment across multiple e-book platforms and in softcover.


“It was supposed to be a simple weekend. 

Amanda had prepared herself for meeting with Hospice to help her mother plan the final stages of her wild, magical life. She had prepared herself for the doldrums that would likely accompany returning to her small, Michigan hometown. Instead, within minutes of pulling in the driveway, Amanda finds herself in the middle of a homicide investigation, a two hundred year old Native American legend, a talking cat, a reconciling with the local witches and the most unlikely place to fall in love.”

About the Authors:

Michele Roger is a harpist, writer and teacher.  She’s also a mother and  a grandmother.  She grew up speaking French with her grandmother as a child and continued on reading and writing in the language, later writing music for children in French.  

Michele is the author of “Eternal Kingdom: A Vampire Story,” “The Conservatory,” several short stories, including “Just Like Dolls,” and children’s stories “Huggy Muggy Do,” and “The Harp and Storm Tamer.”

She has also written non-fiction books for adults, including “Contemporary Wedding Ceremonies for the Human Race.”

M. M. Genet is the author of the romance series “Agent for the Orchestra,” “The Harpist,” and the upcoming sequel, “The Detective,”.  She also writes the “Lady of Keys” erotica romance series. 

Additionally, she is published under different pen names for her work in horror, children’s literature, non-fiction and Food and Travel. 

When she isn’t writing or promoting a book, she performs as a harpist.


From reviews for this story:
I have a short attention span, so short stories are good! I read this over the weekend. It was fun! ❤ ~ Sally Breen

The softcover edition is available for order at your favorite local brick and mortar bookshop (either online or in-store).

You can also find it on the following e-book platforms:
Books2Read (multiple ebook platforms listed here)

Why Editing Is Important

I’ve lost track of the number of books I’ve read where editing was clearly not considered to be an important thing before the work in question was sent on to the publisher.

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You can’t just rely on yourself to make sure that things flow properly and that correct words have been used in what you’ve written. It’s entirely too easy to simply skim right over an issue and keep going. We’re sort of geared for it, really, if you think about it.

To help you to put out the best version of your work, we’ve got listings of professional editors here who would be happy to go over your work and let you know if there are things that need to be changed/adjusted.

That said, if you are bound and determined to do it all yourself, for whatever reason and you’re not going to send your work off to a professional editor (or even a grammatically gifted beta reader who loves you enough to do it for you), then at least take the time to read your story OUT LOUD to yourself. You’d be surprised at how many issues you can discover just by doing that.

Publisher Choices — Be Safe

It would be nice to think that people would just want to come to us and decide to publish with us but of course that won’t be the case at all times.

Keeping that in mind, I highly recommend that you visit this site and see what you can find there for reputable publishers. You do not want to be stuck with some scammer who is going to take advantage of you, and there are plenty of those opportunists out there.

Hybrid Publisher vs Vanity Publisher

Unless you’re an already established author, you may not have heard the terms “hybrid” and “vanity” publishers. Though they sound very similar, they’re not the same thing.

So-called “vanity publishers”. charge the author for everything included in publishing a book, from editing to cover to actual publishing, to requiring that a certain number of volumes be purchased. From pillar to post, as it were. You’ll often see them offering “deals” of a thousand US dollars or more for this “opportunity” that supposedly include editing, cover design, your purchase of a certain number of books, promises of a certain amount of success, marketing, etc.

They’ll also accept anything that is sent their way, no matter the quality of the work. For them, it’s all about the money, and not about producing a quality book. In addition, vanity publishers often charge for a book’s ISBN, while we provide our writers with one free of charge.

Hybrid publishers, on the other hand, are picky about what they accept for publication. They generally charge for some services, such as editing/cover design, but don’t require the author to purchase books as part of the agreement. They’re also not going to be charging you an arm and a leg for the services for which they do have a fee. They’ll be there for you before and after publication, helping with marketing your work.

Their success is dependent upon your success, and they know it.

In the end, whatever publisher you ultimately choose, even if it isn’t Converted Books, our advice is to stay away from so-called publishers who charge you a fee to publish your book, and give you promises of sales/success if you publish with them.

Anna Rose’s Blog

February 21, 2022

After half a week spent in Austin Texas for an internet networking conference, I’m back at work on my writing. There was plenty of drama on the trip home from Austin, but a few days after getting home, my stress has eased mightily and I can get back into the swing of things once more.

It’s nice, sometimes, to be able to take a break and allow your brain to just relax. At least for me, it opens my mind up to new ideas and allows me to consider what I’ve already written to see if it can be improved upon by either the addition of or subtraction from what’s already there.

When I do such things, I save the previous version so that I don’t lose what I’d written before, and I save that iteration to the cloud so that I don’t lose it at some point. I’ve been through that sort of thing before when either trying to archive physical copies or using a regular computer hard drive.

I’ve learned that not only does Murphy’s Law apply, that bastard Murphy was an optimist.

Anyhow, back to writing for me. I look forward to hearing from you all!


February 17, 2022

Hey there, it’s Anna!

I’m currently taking a break from working on my books and stories to give you all an update on what I’m working on right now. If you’ve been following me on Facebook, you know that things have been especially rough for me and my family over the past couple years. That has slowed down my writing considerably, although I have done what I can to write as much as I was able.

My Mother died, three weeks short of her 93rd birthday, on December 18, 2021. She was surrounded by her family as she went on to her Next Great Adventure. I will love and miss her always.

Now, what I’m working on these days:

  1. We’re in the process of looking into a move to the Northeastern United States. Yes, the place where it becomes stupidly cold and rain turns to snow and ice during certain times of the year.
  2. I’ve got more than one novel that I’m working on right now. It’s one of the best ways, I’ve found, for me to beat the possibility of Writers’ Block over the head and then kick it to the curb.
  3. I’ve been posting first draft (minimal editing) serialized chapters from most of those stories and novels to my Patreon page, where they are available for subscribers to enjoy. Most of the content on that page is subscriber-only, but I do periodically post “free” things for folks who don’t want to contribute to my care and feeding.
  4. Figuring out who I am, what I want and where I’m going. This isn’t just a physical thing, it’s also a mental thing.

    One of those things is that I have very recently accepted and embraced the fact that I’m non-binary. I’m a they/them, rather than a she/her.

    I hope you can accept and embrace that as well.

    Toodles for now, but I’ll be posting periodic updates both here and on my own author page at


Michele Roger

Michele Roger is a Renaissance woman who writes, paints, draws, and plays, teaches, and writes music. She lives in the Walled Lake, Michigan area, where the weather breeds tough women who don’t take “no” for an answer.

You can listen to her share some of her writing and music on her podcast, which is available on several podcast platforms, Michele Roger’s Tales of Terror,

Amongst her novels are Eternal Kingdom, The Harpist,   Agent for the Orchestra: Rite of Spring (as MM Genet), Meant to Be…SPOOKED: Meant to Be Love Notes Book 3The Conservatory, Terror Under A Lupin Moon, Santa CLAWS, Dark Matter, and Huggy Muggy Do! co-written (as Michele Roger Beresford) with her grandson, Finnegan Dudley).

She has also written music books intended for children, which include The Harp and the Storm Tamer: Michigan Conservatory Harp Method Book 1 also written as Michele Roger Beresford.

Good News, Everyone!

Work hasn’t stopped on the site, and things are going as smoothly as possible, it seems.

We’ve gotten to the point where we have author pages, book pages connected to their particular author, and now a Submission Guide for those authors and artists wanting to submit their work to Converted Books for consideration for publication.

If are you are someone who is looking for some freelance work in editing, marketing, etc., feel free to get in touch with us at [email protected] for more information on how this would work. (Please note that these would be 1099-related positions where you would be responsible for your own self-employment taxes.)