Max McCoy is an award-winning author and journalist. He wrote four original Indiana Jones novels for Lucasfilm, the novelization for the epic miniseries Into the West, and has won the Spur Award three times. He’s the author of the Ophelia Wylde paranormal mystery series and the Hellfire Canyondark western trilogy. He’s a professor at Emporia State University, where he teaches a graduate course on Mark Twain, and is also the director for the Center for Great Plains Studies. He’s just completed a narrative nonfiction book on the Arkansas River for the University Press of Kansas, and is working on an investigative biography of Mark Twain’s official biographer and literary executor Albert Bigelow Paine.
Tiffany Schofield from Five Star, a division of Gale Cengage Learning, is one of those editors who wears a dozen hats. Five Star is a rising star in publishing. They do library editions with their parent company, Cengage, but Five Star itself is seeking westerns, romances, young adult…and several other popular genres. Tiffany says not to be nervous, but to pitch your book to her so that she can see the passion you have for the story. If you show that you care about your story, she'll no doubt care of about it too.