Once written, Lisa, like so many of us, tried to find a traditional publisher. She made the rounds, talked with agents, sent out proposals, and talked with editors. Her response? "Lisa if you remove God from your illustrations and keep your main character fee of religion, we may be able to work with you."
Knowing that there was no way she was going to "sell" out her reason for the book, she decided to go on her own. She knew absolutely nothing about self-publishing, but Lisa was determined. She researched, researched, researched, and discovered China had the most inventive ideas, so she went there. The result of all her hard work was the creation of Halo Publishing International and the release of her award winning Milo and the Green Wagon.
But Lisa didn't stop there. She toured radio stations with her green wagon filled with supplies for the homeless, visited shelters, and spread the word all over the world about caring and helping others. Milo was a hit! Lisa was once again the entertainer she was destined to be, but this time it was with Milo and her message of the value found in a friendship with God.
That brings us to Lisa's mission. Halo Publishing International was not just created for Milo. It was created to help other writers who have something to share see their books in print, and she has been doing just that since 2002.
Lisa is a hands on publisher. her won experience with Milo has taught her how important it is for a publisher/editor to guide and encourage new authors. She actually wants her authors to be the best they can be, so she is there from the start to the finish and beyond. Her advice to authors is simple: Don't be afraid. "I hear it in their voices. They are afraid, and their fear shuts the door to their dream."
Lisa's mission to help authors overcome that fear and find their voice.
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