Author’s First Novel Edited by Susan Mary Malone Now Published

DALLAS, TX: Susan Mary Malone, ( developmental book editor and award-winning author, has a new author client being published this week; Paul Abercrombie. Abercrombie’s new novel, Trouble Brewing, is now available in bookstores and online. Susan Mary Malone worked with the author as a developmental editor, helping to fix the important points of the story prior to publication. The book, the author’s first novel, is now published by the Dark Alley Press.

On working with Susan Mary Malone, the author stated: “How good a book editor is Susan? Let me put it this way: I’m hesitant to tell too many other writers how fantastic she is because I don’t want to have to stand in line next time I have a manuscript that needs her help.”

Susan Mary Malone stated: “I’m so happy for Paul! This was a resounding achievement, a labor of love without a doubt! The new book is wonderful and he has now gotten it out into the wide world! It took a lot of time and effort to make it, from the initial writing to the manuscript editing I worked with him on, but make it he did. I certainly hope we see more from this author to follow up with this great debut work!”

Susan Mary Malone has worked as a freelance editor since 1993, with a BS in Political Science and minors in English and Journalism. Her client list includes NY Times Bestsellers, Essence Bestsellers and books featured in Publishers Weekly. She is also an award-winning author of fiction and non-fiction herself. She participates as a speaker in literary conferences such as the Harriett Austin Writer’s Conference (at the University of Georgia), the Blue Ridge Writer’s Conference, the SouthWest Writer’s Conference, the East Texas Writer’s Guild, and the Lexicon Writers Conference, among others. Her full biography and featured list of published authors can be viewed at You can see a video about Susan Mary Malone at